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Stay connected anytime, anywhere with the cookoo watch—the wearable extension of your smartphone that helps manage your connected life.
Stay connected anytime, anywhere with the cookoo watch—the wearable extension of your smartphone that helps manage your connected life.
2,560 backers pledged $305,393 to help bring this project to life.

New COMBO Pledge Levels Added

Hello Kickstarters,

We hope you had a great weekend!

We've had a very busy weekend here at ConnecteDevice™.  With less than two weeks to go, and overwhelming support for the COOKOO™ keychain, our backers let us know that they really wanted to receive their COOKOO watch and keychains together so that they could save on shipping (esp. our Canadian and International backers).

In order to support their requests, we added two new pledge levels:

  • $270 - COUPLES COMBO PACK: Two (2) COOKOO™ watches in your choice of colors (excluding the Kickstarter edition) and four (4) COOKOO keychains.
  • $500 - FRIENDS AND FAMILY COMBO PACK: Five (5) COOKOO™ watches in your choice of colors (including up to ONE Kickstarter edition) AND five (5) COOKOO keychains.

Backers at these pledge levels will receive their COOKOO watches and keychains together when the watch ships in November.

We also realized that some small distributors and larger retailers may want to carry both the COOKOO watch and COOKOO keychain.  For them, we created a new pledge level called the SMALL DISTRIBUTOR COMBO PACK ($3200).  It contains forty (40) COOKOO™ watches in any color (including ONE Kickstarter edition) and forty (40) COOKOO keychains plus ten (10) posters and three (3) point of sale displays.

As a reminder - anybody who pledges at the Family Pack level or above (including the retailer and distributor levels) may select ONE Kickstarter Edition watch as one of their watches.  This is not reflected in the pledge levels (as we are unable to edit the pledge levels once people have pledged) but will be honored upon completion of the Kickstarter project.

With only 11 more days to go we need your help to reach out to as many people as possible.

Please help us reach our stretch funding goals by liking us on Facebook, by following us on Twitter and by letting your friends and family know about the COOKOO watch project.

By helping us reach our stretch funding goals, we will be able to integrate such things as play/pause functionality, additional notifications (e.g. stock updates, weather notifications, etc.), and even Windows 8 Phone support.

Thanks again for all of your support!

Peter and the ConnecteDevice™ team

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$200,000 Kickstarter Goal Reached - Guess What That Means...

Hello Kickstarters,

We're excited to announce that we have successfully crossed the $200,000 funding mark. This means that our first "stretch goal" funding milestone has been reached!

Thank you!

As promised, this means great things are in store for developers.

The ConnecteDevice Libraries and API license are now FREE to all backers.

In addition we have added a new and exciting developer pack for our backers who want early access to the libraries.

Because the COOKOO watches will be in limited supply until our production kicks-off in October, we have created the COOKOO™ Keychain to give developers a head-start.

What is the COOKOO keychain?

The COOKOO keychain is the perfect complement to your COOKOO watch and with it you can:

  • Use it as a remote for your camera — snap a picture remotely using the keychain
  • Use it as a waypoint remote — mount it on your bike, hang it from your backpack, etc. and drop a virtual pin on the connected map when you are out and about
  • Use it as a phone finder when you know your phone is near, but can't seem to find it

Most importantly, its a great tool for developers and will ship in September so that you can develop your Connected Apps before the COOKOO watch is ready.

Check out the new pledge levels and get your very own COOKOO keychain by adding the COOKOO keychain pledge amount to your existing pledge!

We've also received two photo-ready prototypes of the COOKOO watch for lifestyle shots. 

You can check out the latest pictures of the COOKOO watch here, on Facebook, and by following us on Twitter.

Thanks again to our backers who have helped us reach our first stretch goal. Now on to our next stretch goal and more exciting announcements. 

Please help us get reach it by spreading the word!



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New Holiday Special Pledge Level Added

Hello fellow Kickstarters!

Its almost the weekend, and I'm giddy with anticipation for what we've got in store for you next week.  I can't say too much yet, but can say that next week is shaping-up to be an exciting week...

In anticipation of the coming week's announcements and as a thank you to our backers, we have decided to offer a special treat for those who are willing to wait a little longer for their COOKOO™ watch and for those who are backing us at the higher pledge levels.

New Pledge Options

For those who want a unique gift for that special someone this year, we have added a limited award level for one brushed stainless on black COOKOO™ watch at 30% off MSRP plus a holiday card signed by the development team. The watch comes with a free Android or iOS app and free shipping in the USA (add $10 for shipping to Canada and $15 for international shipping). The retail on this watch will be $99.95 and will ship after the first run of watches have shipped but in-time for the holidays (estimated Delivery: Dec 2012).

Furthermore - for those who want the Kickstarter Edition watch - you can now to add another watch by simply adding the value of the other watch to your total pledge.  

For example if you have already backed at the Kickstarter Edition level and also want a white COOKOO watch, simply add $100 to your $200 Kickstarter Edition pledge for a total pledge of $300.  If you live in Canada add $10 for a total pledge  of $310 and if you live outside of the US and Canada, pledge $315.

Or let's say you were an early backer and managed to get one of the limited $50 early backer rewards.  You can now add $200 to your pledge for a total pledge of $250 and get an early backer reward AND a Kickstarter Edition COOKOO watch.

Lastly - for those who have pledged at the FAMILY PACK, RETAIL PACK, or DISTRIBUTOR PACK levels, you may now select a Kickstarter Edition watch as one of your watches.

What's coming as we hit new milestones?

A lot of you have been asking what we are going to do if we hit new funding milestones.  Here's what we've got lined-up:

$200k funding goal reached - We will be making access to the API libraries FREE to all watch backers when the watch ships in November.  We will also be adding some new developer award options that make it easier for developers to gain early access to the libraries so that they can build apps before the watch ships next week.

Developers who have already pledged at the developer level will receive preferred treatment. a special reward as a thank you, and I will be contacting each of you personally.

$300k funding goal reached - We will add play, pause, and skip song music control to the Connected App™ before the watch ships.

$400k funding goal reached - We will add new configurable alerts.  You will be able to select from a number of alerts such as stock alerts (in case your favorite stock goes up or down) and weather alerts (in case a storm is near).

$500k funding goal reached - We will add support for Windows 8 and hope to get it done in-time for the holidays.  This means you'll be able to use your COOKOO watch with the highly-anticipated Windows 8 tablets this winter.

Stay tuned as we hit our milestones and announce the latest developments and for all you father's out there like me - happy Father's Day weekend!



p.s. We cannot predict every challenge we may encounter during development as we are working with cutting-edge technology.  We will, however, do everything possible to deliver the above items in a timely manner so that you can enjoy the great features over the holidays as we hit the above stretch funding goals.

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Short Developers Update

Just a quick update as I have been fielding a lot of questions from developers who wish to develop an APP that communicates with the watch on the iOS platform.

We will provide libraries that access the cookoo™ watch via the Connected Device Protocol for BOTH iOS and Android developers.

These libraries may be integrated into apps by those who pledge at the developer levels.

For iOS, it is the responsibility of the app developer to be a registered iOS developer and to comply with the iOS developer guidelines should they choose to develop for the iOS platform.

Similar rules of course apply for Android and other future platforms.

I hope this helps clear-up the questions and sorry for any confusion.



1st Funding Goal Achieved - thank you! But wait, there's more...

After just over a week, we have already reached our initial $150k funding goal!

You guys are great - thank you.

I could go on for hours about how much I appreciate the Kickstarter community, but feel the best way to celebrate, is to let you know what this means for you...

Not only will the cookoo watch™ ship to backers this fall, but based-on overwhelming feedback and your requests, we have decided to add a new ($200) pledge level for developers called:


This pledge level gives developers one black on black cookoo watch plus a license to develop an app using the Connected Device Profile™ on Android.  

We have also added one our of support for developers who pledge at the INDEPENDENT DEVELOPER PACK level and have dropped the price of the DEVELOPER PACK level to $4000 (including 8 hours of individual support).

Here's what you can do with the API:

1) Send commands from your app and trigger the cookoo watch's alerts and icons (e.g. reminder, chat, text, mail, etc.)
2) Receive one of three alert levels from the cookoo watch in your app so that you can trigger an action (e.g. trigger the camera shutter release, drop a pin on a map, etc.)
3) Acknowledge and cancel an alert on your phone from the cookoo watch

This means that you could, for instance, create an app that sends a reminder to the watch when its time to take medicine, or when an ebay deal is closing, or send notifications when somebody has posted to your company's private message board.

The goal with the funds raised through developer pledges is to construct a developer portal and to supporting the developer community.

Pink is the new black

Also - based-on requests (mainly from you ladies), we are adding a new pink edition to our color edition lineup, but at a special price.  We call it the "pink is the new black" edition and hope that you like it too.

Help us reach our next funding goal of $500k and add new and exciting features and capability to our Connected App.



p.s. With our first funding goal reached, we are actively seeking worldwide distributors and retailers now.  Two (2) pledge levels exists already: retailer pack and distributor pack.  They are structured to provide retailers and distributors not only with the cookoo™ watch delivered worldwide, but also with marketing materials and support needed to reach out to consumers.

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