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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on January 31, 2014.

Restrict distracting parts of phones, tablets, computers and TV. Achieving your goals lifts the restrictions!

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Fitlime

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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.

We'll help you get organized to have consistent workouts and better time management.
We'll help you get organized to have consistent workouts and better time management.

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.”

Sketches of our chosen design for the Wi-Fi enabled console to be used with the TV.
Sketches of our chosen design for the Wi-Fi enabled console to be used with the TV.
Drawing in the idea stage.
Drawing in the idea stage.

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.

Early prototype consideration.
Early prototype consideration.
A cool early design, but difficult to manufacture.
A cool early design, but difficult to manufacture.
The final console with its remote.
The final console with its remote.
Place TV or game system power cord in lock compartment. Give the key to a friend or keep key out of easy reach.
Place TV or game system power cord in lock compartment. Give the key to a friend or keep key out of easy reach.

Aim Benefits

FITNESS GOALS-It works in 3 Steps 

1st Step

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.

2nd Step

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.

3rd Step

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 phone or 
tracker unlocks your scheduled limits. 

TIME MANAGEMENT

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.

Unlock the back of the console.
Unlock the back of the console.
Place in TV/Game system cord, wraps around to prevent accidental pullout.
Place in TV/Game system cord, wraps around to prevent accidental pullout.
Lock with key. Hatch engineered to be tamperproof.
Lock with key. Hatch engineered to be tamperproof.
Give key to trusted individual or keep out of easy reach, such as at work.
Give key to trusted individual or keep out of easy reach, such as at work.
Prototype configuration. Funding will help us build a customized layout.
Prototype configuration. Funding will help us build a customized layout.

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.

Thanks!

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    $3 reward

    5 backers

    CHEER US ON! Thank you for becoming part of the team to help in our mission to get people to consistently achieve their goals. You'll receive email updates on the campaign, a special thank you photo, and optional shout-out on our Facebook page.

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    $6 reward

    0 backers

    FOUNDATION STONE A virtual stone with name, hometown, any picture, and optional message to the world. (see examples below the footer on fitlime.com) These will remain FOREVER on our homepage commemorating those who made this possible. All pledges for the app or console will receive a stone.

    If you've already pledged, you can pledge again for more.

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    $8 reward

    3 backers

    APP ONLY: Each pledge gets 1 app per device of choice (smartphone, tablet, or computer). Great for international backers who can't use the console. (includes 1 foundation stone reward)

    Add $8 to your pledge for each additional app you need. 60 Day Return Guarantee

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    $74 reward

    13 backers Limited (187 left of 200)

    SUPER EARLY BIRD! Receive 1 console with remote + apps to connect up to 10 devices (smartphone, tablet, computer). We’re pretty much giving them away! (includes 1 foundation stone reward) Future retail price $119.

    Free US shipping ($9 Canada) 60 Day Return Guarantee

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    $79 reward

    0 backers Limited (200 left of 200)

    EARLY BIRD! Receive 1 console with remote + apps to connect up to 10 devices (smartphone, tablet, computer). Nice savings indeed. (includes 1 foundation stone reward) Future retail price $119.

    Free US shipping ($9 Canada) 60 Day Return Guarantee

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    $89 reward

    0 backers

    SINGLE TV OR GAME SYSTEM: Receive 1 console with remote + apps to connect up to 10 devices (smartphone, tablet, computer). (includes 1 foundation stone reward) Future retail price $119.

    Free US shipping ($9 Canada) 60 Day Return Guarantee

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    $160 reward

    0 backers

    MORE THAN 1 TV OR GAME SYSTEM?: Receive 2 consoles with remotes + apps to connect up to 10 devices (smartphone, tablet, computer) (includes 2 foundation stone rewards)

    Free US shipping ($12 Canada) 60 Day Return Guarantee

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    $500 reward

    1 backer Limited (14 left of 15)

    EXCLUSIVE BETA TESTER: Receive 1 early beta and 1 production console with remotes + apps to connect unlimited devices. (includes a special gold bar foundation stone commemorating your special contribution)

    Free US shipping and Canada

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