This project's funding goal was not reached on July 26, 2014.
About this project
Total POM is the most feature rich, convenient, and affordable Bluetooth/GPS Tracking tag. For more information, visit www.totalpom.com
One of the biggest things people want in life is peace of mind. With so many things to worry about, we are constantly searching for things to make us breathe a little easier. That's where POM & Total POM come in. Our Bluetooth/GPS tags help you keep track of and find the things that are most important to you. Whether you want to easily find your keys, wallet, tv remote, purse, laptop or tablet. Or, you want to keep track of your pets or kids. POM can help.
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We offer all the features that other tracking chips offer such as:
- Bluetooth tracking capability
- Temperature gauge
- Ability to share with friends & family
- Sleek, compact tag design
- Leashing function to let you know when you left something behind
- Accelerometer Sensor to tell you if an item moves at all
- Beeping alerts - Play a sound on the tag to easily find it
- Replaceable battery
- 128-bit encryption of all data
- Last known location function
- Lost and Found so other POM users can alert you if your item is found
What separates POM & Total POM from the other tracking chips out there?
- We combine Bluetooth, Cellular and GPS tracking systems to give you ultimate coverage.
- We have a POM Link which works like a 24/7 monitoring beacon for your home, office or anywhere you choose.
- We have stylish bands specifically geared towards kids
- POM has a 3-year battery life expectancy with a replaceable battery
- Total POM has a 1-year battery life expectancy w/ a replaceable battery.*
- No need to charge your device every 24 hours.
- No monthly cost with 1st year of use and after that only $19.99/year**
*Battery life drops depending on how many GPS requests you have
**GPS & Cellular tracking cost $19.99/year for service. International prices may vary based on location.
For more info on where the Total POM cellular functions will work go to http://www.totalpom.com/international-pricing/ or click the map picture below.
What's most important to you?
Ask any parent what are the most important things in their life and almost all of them will say their kids. And, most have had that gut wrenching feeling when you can't find them. The time that you were shopping, and turned around and they had wandered off somewhere. Every horrible situation goes through your head. Now, imagine if they were wearing a fun spongebob bracelet or watch that just so happened to have a tracking chip in it! Just pull out your iPhone and be led right to them. See, Peace of Mind. That's what POM gives you - PEACE OF MIND.
6 Months of Searching
The average person spends 10 minutes a day trying to find lost things. That means that on average you spend over 6 months of your life trying to find things you own. Now with POM, you can keep of track everything important to you. Let POM help you get an extra 6 months of your life back!
What are POM, Total POM and POM Link?
POM is a Bluetooth Low Energy powered tracking tag that you can put on anything important to you. The tag syncs with your smartphone to help you keep track of all the things that matter to you. Attach a POM to things such as your keys, tv remote control, bike, wallet, purse, tablet or luggage. POM's can also be used to communicate with each other to increase location accuracy.
Total POM is a Bluetooth Low Energy tag with built in GPS and Cellular capability. This gives you the ultimate Peace of Mind tracking ability. This tag is perfect for attaching to your priceless possessions like your kids, pets and any other high value item like your car, computers, business equipment, etc. Our Total POM allows you to use Bluetooth (BLE) to track items when they are within a few hundred feet, but what happens when you are further away? That's when you can choose to use Cellular or GPS to locate the item. Now you can find your item almost anywhere in the world!
POM Link creates a protection zone for your items. Perfect for use at your home or office. You simply plug it in and connect it to your account and now it will work as a 24/7 monitor for your items in that area. This is great for keeping track of your pet while you are away at work. If your pet escapes your yard and breaks the POM Link protection zone, you will get an alert on your phone instantly. POMs can also be designated as beacons to help create Zones throughout your house. Map out your home or office to easily locate items by triangulating your tags exact position. No more playing the 'Hotter or Colder' game, you can just go straight to your lost item.
Custom Smartphone App
POM was started by Eco Tracking. Designed as a large enterprise solution to help keep track of thousands or hundreds of thousands of company assets worldwide. While creating this technology, we realized a need for consumers to keep track of their own personal assets as well. So, we have now created a custom POM iOS app with an Android App coming very soon.
The POM app is simple to use yet features some very powerful tools for its users.
How it works
We designed the Total POM bracelet to look like a child's everyday bracelet with the technology to help parents sleep better. The Total POM syncs with our custom POM app. Once it is synced, the bracelet keeps an eye on your children even when you can't.
The Total POM system consists of 3 main components:
- Bluetooth/Cellular/GPS tracking chip
- Back-end server
- Mobile app and web portal
The image below provides a basic overview of how the Total POM system works:
The Total Pom bracelet is bundled with a cellular connection provided by Raco Wireless. This is similar to a standard cellular connection provided by companies like AT&T or Vodafone, except there is no external subscription needed.
POM uses Bluetooth LE technology, and is compatible with iOS7 devices, as well as Android devices that are equipped with Android version 4.3 and above and have Bluetooth 4.0 capability.
We are big on doing what is right for our environment. That's why we made sure to work with companies that are environmentally conscious. Our servers get power from Wind Energy, our packaging is bio-degradable, and our housings are made from bio-based materials.
We make it a top priority to look at every process we have to decrease our carbon footprint on our environment.
When we ship, POM will be available in the following colors: Pink, Black, White
We have put a lot of thought into the perks to offer our supporters. Here are some of the most popular perks based on feedback from our supporters.
Eco PACT, the Parent company to Eco Tracking, builds aluminum pallets & containers for large enterprises such as Tesla, Boeing, Waste Management, Sub Zero and more. Eco realized the need to create a 'Smart Pallet'. A pallet that could be easily tracked and show the history of where it had been. This is how Eco Tracking was born. We then added Rod to the team to begin development on our Enterprise Tracking Solution. Soon after, we saw the need for a real bluetooth/GPS solution in the consumer space. There were multiple companies who allowed you to track your items as long as you were within 100 feet. However, we believe that no one really handled the need to track something if it were stolen or lost. We decided to invent POM, Total POM and the POM Link.
Our engineers had already created proven prototypes to allow companies to easily track their assets, now we switched gears to create the consumer version.
While our team was developing the hardware, our software team began development on our custom POM app design. We wanted to make it simple and intuitive. It was extremely important to have a clean, feature rich user interface. We want our users to be able to very easily navigate through the entire app with a minimal learning curve.
Here is a quick video showing the functionality of our app. You can see in the video that our app pulls up your tags in the area and gives you an approximate distance to the selected tag. You are also able to send an alert to your phone which gives your phone a GPS location of the tag. All of the functionality is built for our app and we are currently in the stage of creating the user interface to match all the mockups shown below.
Our tracking tags have been through multiple prototypes and are in the final design phase before production. We have lined up our supply chain to create top quality tags at the best price available. We need your help to give us this buying power.
While we only need $75,000 to be able to get our iPhone app completed and our standard POM, Total POM and POM Link manufactured we have created some stretch goals that will allow us to add increased functionality to our offering.
1st Stretch Goal - $150,000 - Bracelet Option
A big reason for us to create the Total POM tag is to help parents find some peace of mind knowing they can have an extra layer of protection for their kids. However, we know that getting kids to wear a tag is difficult. This is why we are constantly refining our bracelet designs for kids. If we reach the $250,000 stretch goal, then we will finalize those designs and make purchase of bracelets an option.
2nd Stretch Goal - $250,000 - Additional Colors available
We want to make sure we keep the cost of our tags as low as possible while still allowing our customers a rich experience. Part of that decision was to limit the number of available colors to 3: White, Black, & Pink. If we reach our third stretch goal, then we will add a variety of colors to our POM and Total POM tag options.
Risks and challenges
POM carries risks like any other engineering project.
Throughout the preparation of this campaign we have proactively addressed each and every possible risk that could affect the quality, delivery and consequently the satisfaction of our backers.
Together with our partners, we worked hard for over 8 months to arrange the supply chain. All the POMs shown in above images and videos were real fully functional prototypes, made in the same way your POM will be made.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Total POM's cellular and GPS tracking functions will work in over 100 countries. We have created an interactive map for you to see exactly where it will work and what your yearly cost will be. For more info go to http://www.totalpom.com/international-pricing/
The POM Link has Cellular, WiFi, and Ethernet.
With a " fully open sky" (no obstructions) yes it will lock onto the available satellite signals. However, as most people know - we are never quite in an optimal environment - the ability to lock on to satellite signals is difficult indoors with multiple floors above the device - that is why the fall back to cellular location is important. Our system will "remember" the last satellite locked location and coupled with the cellular tower location fix, a fairly good estimate of the current location can be determined. The device orientation is also determined by the specific type of antenna and multi-path interference (example being close to multiple high-rise buildings,
Yes. The back cover comes off.
It is water resistant to 3 feet
CURRENTLY, THERE IS NO FEATURE, BUT WE ARE ACTIVELY LOOKING AT THIS POSSIBILITY FOR OUR SECOND GENERATION OF THE T POM.
RESPONSES CURRENTLY DO NOT INCLUDE DIRECTION AND SPEED. FUTURE VERSIONS WILL HAVE THAT CAPABILITY AS WE HAVE THAT ABILITY WHICH EXISTS IN OUR COMMERCIAL TRACKING SYSTEM ECO- TRACKING. SO IT WILL BE JUST A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE WE INTRODUCE THIS INTO THE TPOM.
Will your server respond to SMS requests for position updates should I not be within mobile data coverage?
THE ANSWER IS IF YOU ARE IN AN AREA WITHOUT MOBILE COVERAGE, YOU'LL NOT BE ABLE TO SEND AN SMS (AS IT USES THE SAME NETWORK). IF YOU WERE MEANING TO SEND AN SMS THROUGH THE PC, THE ANSWER STILL REMAINS THE SAME. THERE CURRENTLY IS NOT A FEATURE TO RESPOND TO SMS INQUIRIES. ALTHOUGH WE AT POM HAVE HAD THAT DISCUSSION, WE FELT THAT WOULD BE A GREAT STRETCH GOAL FOR FUTURE VERSIONS.
THE SYSTEM IS DESIGNED TO OPERATE WHILE IN RANGE OF A BLE READER/GATEWAY(IE. THE POM LINK, OR YOUR PHONE), BOTH THE CELLULAR MODEM AND GPS UNIT ARE OFF (NOT POWERED UP). WHEN AND ONLY WHEN THE BLE IS OUT OF RANGE, DOES THE CELLULAR UNIT POWER UP; WHEN IT CONNECTS TO THE AVAILABLE NETWORK, IT WILL PING THE CLOSEST AVAILABLE CELL TOWER, THEN THE NEXT TWO CLOSEST TOWERS AND PROVIDE AN ESTIMATED LOCATION BASE ON TRIANGULATION. WHEN THERE ARE NO CELL TOWERS OR ENOUGH CELL TOWERS TO ESTIMATE A LOCATION, THE GPS UNIT POWERS UP AND AN EXACT FIXED (LONGITUDE AND LATITUDE) IS DETERMINED. MOST CURRENT CELL PHONES USE THIS HEIRARCHY (EXCEPT WITH WIFI INSTEAD OF BLE).
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