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Get the most out of your daily fitness data by connecting your Garmin, FitBit and Withings devices to FurtherFit. Read more

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Get the most out of your daily fitness data by connecting your Garmin, FitBit and Withings devices to FurtherFit.

Petaluma, CA Technology
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A Word From The Founder

What is FurtherFit?

Give Your Fitness Data a Work Out.

High tech products like pedometers, heart monitors and GPS enabled devices capture lots of data about your body’s performance during everyday activities and fitness workouts.

Trouble is, you may not know how to interpret that information, much less how to use it to improve future performance.

Enter FurtherFit™, an online service that turns data from your various fitness devices into a rich story about your personal health and fitness performance.

It’s simple. You become a FurtherFit member and register the fitness devices that track your workouts and every day activities. We collect your data and analyze it, then deliver our findings to you via the secure FurtherFit website.

The focus is not about comparing your performance to an unknown competitor’s. Just an honest review of how you’re doing against yourself. So you can go further—and then come back for more.

  • Organize better workouts
  • Plan more effective recovery programs
  • Perform better—on event day and every day
  • Stay safe and injury free

What Product Will FutherFit Work With?

Initially FurtherFit is being built to work with data provided by Garmin, FitBit and Withings. This will cover many of the fitness parameters that FurtherFit will need to populate your fitness dashboard.

There are many other products in the market place today from companies like Nike, Timex and Polar. We intend on integrating as many of these products as possible.

When will FurtherFit be available?

We will be releasing our Alpha version in August, 2013. The Beta version is scheduled for release in November, 2013. As a Kickstarter "Beta Level" supporter you will be able to participate in the Beta testing.

The full production version is scheduled for release on January 1, 2014.

How it works

Each of your wearable devices collects valuable data and can enrich your activities by giving you insights into how you are doing in regards to meeting your overall fitness goals.

Combining this data can increase its value exponentially. For example by combining your Garmin data from your cycling and running with the data from your FitBit or Withings activity measurement devices you will gain great insights to the energy you are truly expending each day.

Additionally, by looking at this information over time and understating how certain metrics interact and effect each other, you can better understand how your body reacts to the stress your activities are putting it under and ensure you are getting the proper rest to insure you are getting the recovery you need to meet your maximum potential.

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The FurtherFit Advantage

  • The power and flexibility of a Web-based service
  • All your fitness data accessible in one place
  • Powerful new fitness metrics and analysis by combining data from multiple sources
  • Specialized tools for analyzing cycling and running activities
  • Complete 360 degree view of your activity level from exertion to recovery
  • Specialized nutritional and exercises information available to help you meet your fitness goals

Rewards

Plastic Water Bottles

Aluminum Water Bottles

T-Shirt

Jersey

Use of funds

Much or the product is already complete. There are two more components that need to be developed: GPS altitude correction and direct connection to Garmin Connect's web API. The proceeds from this Kickstarter will be directly applied to this.

Stretch goals

If we hit $50,000 we will accelerate our plans to add additional wearable technologies to FurtherFit such as Polar, Nike Fuel, Timex, iHealth and Jawbone. We will let you - the Kickstarter supporter - decide which of these should be added next.

If we hit $100,000 we will start expanding the reach of the product beyond the US. This will include making sure the GPS mapping works throughout the world as well as localization of the user interface. We will also initiate development of our smartphone and tablet offerings.

If things go really well and we hit $200,000 we will apply the additional proceeds to marketing and further development based on feedback from our users and advisory board.

The FurtherFit Team

Chris Frothinger - Founder and CEO

FurtherFit was founded in February of 2013 by Chris Frothinger, a seasoned entrepreneur and software developer with recent success launching and building a web-based analytics company, InfoCentricity. Chris has developed the core technology and will oversee product management and development. Additionally, he is a hardened cyclist, runner and GPS fitness fan. Having logged and analyzed thousands of miles over the past few years on his Garmin devices and tracking thousands of steps with his FitBit, he is ready to turn his passion into a robust product that he can share with you.

Tia Nowak - Marketing and Social Media

FurtherFit's marketer and social media intern, Tia Nowak, is an ambitious college student currently studying Business. Originally from Wisconsin, she moved to CA in 2012 when she began her fitness journey of serious lifting and has now transitioned into training for a marathon. The committed athlete trains hard and is using her experience in studying business to create FurtherFit and help all athletes improve their fitness!

Jennifer Fujii -Technical Adviser - Personal Training Specialist

Jennifer Fujii is a Three time USA National Aerboic Gymnastic Gold Medalist. In 2006, she won the National Bronze Medal and in 2008, turned that Bronze into GOLD!  She repeated in 2009  and place 8th at WORLDs. In 2010 she took her two GOLD medals and added another one.    As a three time Gold Medalist, Jennifer translates her competitive passion to her clients and athletes. She retired from competition in 2010 after her third consecutive Gold and now takes that energy and drive full time to her home, INSPIRED FITNESS. Her personal clients range from post-rehabilitative to athletes of all ages.  In 2010, she became the head trainer for the Analy Varsity Mens Basketball team. 

Ken Emerson - Technical Adviser - Ultra Cycling Specialist

When Ken isn't busy producing works of art at Lightning Press you will most likely find him on his favorite fixie. Ken has been an avid cyclist since 2005 spending countless hours with his Garmin on his bikes. Ken has raced the Furnace Creek 508 three times, both solo and as a 2man (Team Spotted Ass).  Additionally Ken has just completed is 49th double century and is one away from joining the California Triple Crown's Hall of Fame this year.

Rick Reid - Technical Adviser - Triathlon Specialist

Rick started getting serious about fitness in his 30's.  He has competed in the Wildflower Triathlon 5-times as well as many other classic California Triathlons.  In addition to Triathlons, Rick has done several Alcatraz swims, several adventure races, an ultra marathon and  is currently training for a 24-hour Mountain Bike Race ("24 Hours in the Sage").  He loves his Garmin devices and the training data they provide.

In the News

FurtherFit was featured in the August issue of North Bay Biz in the cover story about emerging technologies.

Risks and challenges

Similar to many Kickstarter projects, we face some risks as we endeavor to build such an ambitious product. We have spent several years developing and testing the algorithms and technologies that will be critical to our sucess. We have taken most of the “technology risks” off the table, we are left with mostly: 

* Financing Risk
* Market Risk
* Execution Risk


With respect to Financing Risk, we feel comfortable that if we hit our Kickstarter funding goal, we will have enough money (and momentum) to succeed on this project, to run our business, and to deliver a production release of the service on time. Funds raised in excess of our goal will be used to accelerate development and marketing, lowering this risk even further.

With respect to Market Risk, to date we have not identified any other company with the same business model. Several companies have addressed part of the offering, but no one is looking at tying all of these technologies together. At this time it appears to be a greenfield. Getting to market first will help decrease this risk factor.

That leaves Execution Risk, having developed a similar offering at his last company, the founder brings over 12 years of successful experience to bear on this project. Software-as-a-Service is now very well understood and the advent of cloud-computing resources make this the perfect time for such a product.

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FAQ

  • FurtherFit is scheduled to go live in January of 2014!

    We will be launching a beta program near the end of the year, likely late October or early November. Kickstarter supporters will be invited to join the program and help with the final testing before full release in January.

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  • FurtherFit is a subscription service. It will cost $8.99 per month or $99.00 for the full year (when paid in advance).

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    Thanks for supporting us - you'll be able to signup once we launch! As our thanks, we'll keep you up to date on our progress and list your name as a supporter on our website.

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    Reserve your FurtherFit screen name. Make sure you can have your name! First come - first serve!

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    3 backers

    FutherFit Water Bottle. Get your own stylish black plastic water bottle with red and grey logo. Additionally, you can reserve your FurtherFit screen name. Make sure you can have your name! First come - first serve! Includes US S&H.

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    3 MONTHS of FurtherFit service and plastic water bottle. Additionally, you can reserve your FurtherFit username. Make sure you can have your name! First come - first serve! Includes US S&H.

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    5 backers

    6 MONTHS of FurtherFit service and plastic and aluminum water bottles. Additionally, you can reserve your FurtherFit username. Make sure you can have your name! First come - first serve! Includes US S&H.

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    1 YEAR of FurtherFit service plus T-Shirt and Water Bottles (1-black plastic and 1-black aluminum). Additionally, you can reserve your FurtherFit username. Make sure you can have your name! First come - first serve! Includes US S&H.

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    2 YEARS of FurtherFit service plus T-Shirt and Water Bottles (1-black plastic and 1-black aluminum). Additionally, you can reserve your FurtherFit username. Make sure you can have your name! First come - first serve! Includes US S&H.

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    2 YEARS of FurtherFit service plus a Voler Cycling Jersey, T-Shirt and Water Bottles (1-black plastic and 1-black aluminum). Additionally, you can reserve your FurtherFit username. Make sure you can have your name! First come - first serve! Includes US S&H.

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    4 YEARS of FurtherFit service plus a Voler Cycling Jersey, T-Shirt and Water Bottles (1-black plastic and 1-black aluminum). Additionally, you can reserve your FurtherFit username. Make sure you can have your name! First come - first serve! Includes US S&H.

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    5 YEARS of FurtherFit service plus a Voler Cycling Jersey, T-Shirt and Water Bottles (1-black plastic and 1-black aluminum). Additionally, you can reserve your FurtherFit username. Make sure you can have your name! First come - first serve! Includes US S&H.

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    ADVISORY LEVEL: Get all the goodies and 5-year subscription at the $500 pledge level plus a seat on the product advisory board. As a committed user and supporter you will have a direct line to the product development team as an adviser. Minimum of one year.

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    DEVELOPMENT LEVEL: Get all the goodies and 5-year subscription at the $500 pledge level plus YOUR OWN FEATURE. You will get to define a feature in the product that you always wanted. You will also receive a seat on the product advisory board. As a committed user and supporter you will have a direct line to the product development team as an adviser. Minimum of one year.

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Funding period

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