Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on January 31, 2014.
About this project
I should workout, but I just don’t have the energy. My 15-minute break just turned into an hour of browsing through social networks. And guess what, that single episode turned into a 2 hour binge of TV.
It’s that same old story. As we all know, self-control frequently fails. But self-control can be built up, strengthened and maintained by discipline over time. We created Fitlime Aim to help you take charge of your life, giving you a kick when your willpower fails, assisting you in forming good habits.
The Aim system is an incredible tool for achieving fitness and time management goals. It can be easily used to make custom blocks on distractions, such as televisions and game systems (US and Canada only), apps and websites until your pre-determined fitness or time management goal is met.
To force yourself to reach goals, make commitments that when activated are intentionally difficult to break. Don’t worry, you can program in allowances for sick days, enlist friends for support, and self-imposed penalty fees, just in case you need occasional emergency access.
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How we began.
The idea for Aim arose from founder Trevor McGerr’s time management frustrations while pursuing a degree in dentistry in 2011. McGerr recalled, “Lying in bed after another day of skipping the gym, I wished there was a better way to stick to a routine. I wanted a way to cut off distractions and force myself to focus on my health in a consistent manner.”
Initially, it was a simple software project to link workout rewards to computer and web use, but morphed to tackle the TV, also.
One of the first prototypes was to include an LCD screen as seen below, but it wasn’t practical to have to go to the device to see the screen. Instead, we integrated a speaker and lights to communicate and used a remote that can be used to log in from the sofa.
FITNESS GOALS-It works in 3 Steps
The first step to success: set goals. Set your daily, weekly, and monthly goals. Track your fitness progress with 3rd party smartphone apps and wearable fitness trackers.
We will integrate with the free app RunKeeper available for Android and iPhone. We will also launch with integration to the JawboneUP wearable device which we are still in the process of doing. The greater number of backers on Kickstarter, the more apps and devices we can support, such as MapMyRun, Fitbit, and Nike FuelBand.
There is also a free built-in feature that comes with the Aim system that will allow you to make location based goals via your phone's GPS.
Restrict access to your gadgets to preset hours to solely focus on achieving your fitness goals.
The locking console connects directly to televisions and other power-using hardware such as game systems. Our software works on smartphones, tablets, and computers to limit apps and websites of your choosing.
Commitments and allowances, such as sick days, are set for up to a month.
Achieve your fitness goals for the day and then REWARD yourself with access to your gadgets. You've earned it!
When you've reached your goal, the workout data on your
tracker unlocks your scheduled limits.
Beyond its use as a fitness device, the Aim can also be used exclusively for time-management, working alongside and bolstering natural self-control.
Every member of your household can use a Fitlime account to place custom limits on websites, apps, TV, game systems, and more.
Risks and challenges
The Aim (like any hardware project) has mechanical, electrical, software and firmware challenges. We do not expect any critical issues; however, we will still test the pre-mass production sample devices. If there are any mechanical issues, we will still have an opportunity to detect and correct those.
Quality Control (QC) is a priority focus of ours. QC will be done at the factory, with dedicated QC personnel relaying video footage of each device going through testing.
We sincerely appreciate your contribution and support of a program that will change lives.
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