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GOFISH CAM: The Extreme Action-Adventure Camera for Fishing
GOFISH CAM: The Extreme Action-Adventure Camera for Fishing
GOFISH CAM: The Extreme Action-Adventure Camera for Fishing
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GoFish Cam is a patent pending wireless, underwater action-adventure camera that sits on your fishing line and captures the real action of the sport in conjunction with our mobile application.

Meant for trolling, cast-and-retrieve and bottom fishing in both salt and freshwater environments, the GoFish Camera has been designed with a stabilized, waterproof design to allow anglers to record the action down to 150 meters underwater without the wobble.In 2014, two brothers came up with an idea for an underwater fishing camera while on a fishing trip. After securing funds from friends and family, and investing more than a year of time, GoFish Cam was born.

*Note: the production unit will be smaller and lighter than prototype
*Note: the production unit will be smaller and lighter than prototype

Equipped with HD 1080p color video and infrared lights for night vision, the GoFish Cam catches the complete underwater experience through a 170° wide-angle lens and built-in microphone even in the darkest of conditions. It’s fishing like you’ve never seen before – trust us!

It’s easy to share the exciting action and your catch with friends, family and the GoFish community. The mobile application provides a simple user interface to edit and share action-captured videos through social networks, directly from the GoFish App.

Thank you for the awesome support! We really couldn’t have made it this far without the pledges of our amazing backers. We really hope you like our new stretch goals!  

 In 2014, two brothers came up with an idea for an underwater fishing camera while on a fishing trip. After securing funds from friends and family, and investing more than a year of time, GoFish Cam was born.

Use of Funds: We want to be transparent on how we spend the funds from our supporters. Here is a projection of how the funds will be invested.

Note: this use of funds schedule includes Kickstarter pledge money and other outside investment money from our seed financing round.
Note: this use of funds schedule includes Kickstarter pledge money and other outside investment money from our seed financing round.

Thank you press supporters! For media inquiries, please contact ra@gofishcam.com.

GoFish Cam is a great technology and product and we believe it can impact the fishing world in a BIG way! We’re a new start up so that’s why we need your help. We truly appreciate the love!

Please help us spread the word via the [Share this project] button above and get a custom GoFish Cam case with your pledge of a camera reward or higher with the following steps:

1) Send us the Screen Shot Image or the Shared Link to: ra@gofishcam.com

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When can I purchase a GoFish Cam? 

Aside from Kickstarter, GoFish Cam is expected to be released in Q1 2016. 

In addition, it can be purchased on our website: www.GoFishCam.com. To be kept up to date about when GoFish Cam will be released, sign up to our newsletter on our website. 

What is the cost of a GoFish Cam? 

We are planning to set the GoFish Cam's suggested retail price at $169.99 U.S. Be sure to check out our Kickstarter campaign early for savings. 

Does the camera record sound? 

Yes! The GoFish Cam has a built in microphone to make sure that the entire experience is captured underwater. 

Can I record in the dark? 

Yes! GoFish Cam has been designed with a green light emitting diode (LED) ring around the camera lens. It also has infrared to capture your image in the darkest of water and for night fishing. 

How does GoFish Cam remain waterproof? 

We’ve designed the GoFish Cam to be extra durable and water resistant. It has been tested to work to 150 meters. 

What do I do if my line snaps and the camera falls off? 

The GoFish Cam has been designed to sit on the fishing line. It sits between your casting line and lure (with leader line). If the line snaps, the camera has an almost neutral buoyancy underwater, so it slowly floats up to the top. Also, in the near future, GoFish Cam may be offering a warranty program for GoFish Cam clients. Purchase the warranty policy, and in the case that you lose your camera, get a new camera at a heavy discount. Further details on this will be provided to our backers at a later date.

How do I get started? 

Upon receiving your GoFish Cam, make sure to read the manual and register your camera on the mobile application. Instructions are easy: Download the app, enter your product key code and follow the steps accordingly. 

Where can I share my videos? 

GoFish Cam’s mobile application will allow users to share videos through most major social media channels – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you notice we’re missing one, let us know and we’ll do our best to accommodate! 

Can I see my videos on my mobile device? 

Absolutely! GoFish Cam has developed a mobile application to work with your Smartphone. It works alongside the camera wirelessly. We encourage users to view, edit, and share footage. Currently, the video cannot be streamed in real-time underwater. That's a feature we're working on.

How to Use the GoFish Camera?

The camera can be used for three different fishing styles; Trolling, Casting, Bottom Fishing.

Trolling & Casting:

Trolling is the most popular style the GoFish Cam is used for. In this style of fishing there exists the most tension, as there is always a drag. The drag keeps the camera extremely steady and will allow exceptional quality footage.

Casting is another popular style the GoFish Cam is used for. In this style of fishing there may be some shaky footage, but we are working on some new features for production to fix that. Currently, heavier lures for casting works better than lighter ones.

Bottom Fishing:

The GoFish Cam can also be used for bottom fishing. In this style of fishing, make sure the weight is attached before the camera as per above. This will help the camera face the bait to capture the right footage. 

How Do I Attach The GoFish Cam To My Line?

The GoFish Cam is very easy to attach to a fishing line. There are two ends to the camera. The back end will be attached to the casting line and the front end to your lure line. You can either tie the lines straight to the camera or tie your line to a leader and use the leader to connect to the camera.

How Do You Stop The Camera From Spinning?

The camera is built with a stabilization fin. The fin works best when there is tension or drag from both ends of the camera. As long as you're trolling, reeling in, or battling a fish you'll find less spinning. The more action, the more stable!  We're also working on new features for the production run to ensure that we minimize any spinning (hopefully fully).

How Far Does The WiFi Go?

The WiFi has been tested to 40Ft out of water.

Current technology for WiFi does not allow it to go speak to a mobile devicde under water as the water disrupts the signal. We are working closely with researchers and different institutions to make sure that when WiFi has under water capabilities, the GoFish Cam does too!

How Does The WiFi Work?

The GoFish Cam emits its own WiFi signal. The camera works similar to how your house's WiFi; when you leave the range of your house your phone disconnects, and once your phone comes back into range, it reconnects. When the camera comes back into range of your phone, it picks up on the WiFi signal and reconnects. This allows you to review all the footage on your GoFish Cam via our app on your mobile device.   

Follow along with the GoFish team and keep up with our progress: http://www.GoFishCam.com 

Risks and challenges

When it comes to business, it's always better to plan for the worst and hope for the best. That's exactly what we've done!

Although GoFish Cam's team has sourced the right partners, sometimes delays can occur. We want to make sure that the product is 100% accurate before we send it out to customers. Quality assurance and launching a premium product is extremely important to us. Our backers put their trust in us and we're going to deliver.

Some of the challenges that have been predicted are: production delays and shipping delays from our contract manufacturer, but again, we've planned for this and have safeguards in place. In the worst case scenario, if delays occur, customers can expect their GoFish Cam's by Q2 2016.

Customer support is extremely important to us. If a delay occurs, we will reach out to our backers/customers. We've been on the other side before, so we understand what it feels like when you're extremely excited about a new product only to be told that there is a delay. If this ever happened, we promise to make it up to you!

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    Thank you for your support, every bit helps!

    o We appreciate your donation and love that you wish to see GoFish Cam get out into the world and better the fishing experience!
    o Don't forget to use #GoFishCam on Instagram to share your pics.

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    Thank you for your support, every bit helps!

    o We’ll also send you a personal email from our Co-Founders to thank you for your support!
    o The email will include an exciting surprise.

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    Planning your next fishing weekend soon? Please enjoy a few sweeeet gifts from GoFish Cam.

    o The founders will mail you an awesome, custom GoFish Cam t-shirt! It's perfect for fishing... so don't worry about getting it a little dirty.
    o You'll also enjoy everything from the 10$ package (a personal email from the founders with a special surprise!)

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    Planning an even bigger fishing weekend and need more GoFish Swag? We've got you covered!

    o The founders will mail you an awesome, custom GoFish Cam t-shirt, hat, and sunglasses! It's what everyone needs for a perfectly sunny fishing day!
    o You'll also enjoy everything from the 10$ package (a personal email from the founders with a special surprise!)

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    o You'll also receive an awesome thank you video from the founders to your email!

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    FOR OUR 5 LUCKY FANS WHO LOVE TO BRAG!

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    PLUS! Get a sweet limited edition Decal Go Fish Cam sticker! -We'll NEVER sell the design we use on these stickers again-!

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    Have you been Approved yet? We're teaming up with @AnglerApproved!

    o Enjoy a GoFish Cam from the first round of production!
    o Enjoy a LIMITED EDITION Angler Approved Hoodie!!
    o Get featured on both GoFish Cam and Angler Approved's Instagram!
    o You'll also receive an awesome thank you video from the founders to your email!

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    Get your GoFish Cam here plus some cool SWAG!

    o Enjoy a GoFish Cam from the first round of production!
    o PLUS! The founders will mail you an awesome, custom GoFish Cam t-shirt, hat, and sunglasses! It's what everyone needs for a perfectly sunny fishing day
    o PLUS! You'll also receive an awesome thank you video from the founders to your email!

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    Get your GoFish Cam here plus some cool SWAG!

    o Enjoy a GoFish Cam from the first round of production!
    o PLUS! The founders will mail you an awesome, custom GoFish Cam t-shirt, hat, and sunglasses! It's what everyone needs for a perfectly sunny fishing day
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    GoFish Cams for you and a friend!

    o Enjoy not just one, but TWO GoFish Cams from the first round of production!
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    GoFish Cams for you, a friend and to capture more action!

    o Enjoy not one, not two, but THREE GoFish Cams from the first round of production!
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    For the ultimate angler - enjoy this ultimate SPONSORED package.

    o You'll get not one, not two, but THREE GoFish Cams from the first round of production!
    o PLUS! The founders will mail you an awesome, custom sponsored GoFish Cam t-shirt, hat, and sunglasses! It's what everyone needs for a perfectly sunny fishing day and what everyone needs to call themselves part of the team!
    o PLUS! You'll get a special custom thank you profile on our website because you're special to us!
    o PLUS! You'll also receive an awesome thank you video from the founders to your email!
    o PLUS! You'll be featured on our website under our sponsored anglers and will be featured in all our social medias!

    o BUT HERE'S THE BEST PART! You'll have some of the first chances at testing future versions and updates, while providing feedback to the team

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    Early Bird RETAILER Reward

    We've been getting a lot of interest from people who want to re-sell the GoFish Cam from their retail store

    So for all those retailers who want early access to a GoFish Cam re-sellers license, this package is for you!

    o Early access to retailer license
    o Pre-Order at an early access re-seller's rate of $89 (10 units at one time)
    o MSRP of $169.99

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    You are a real gem - so please enjoy this DIAMOND Package!

    o Enjoy not one, not two, but THREE GoFish Cams from the first round of production!
    o PLUS! The founders will get you an awesome, custom GoFish Cam t-shirt, hat, and sunglasses! It's what everyone needs for a perfectly sunny fishing day
    o PLUS! You'll get the most special custom thank you profile on our website because you're extremely special to us!
    o PLUS! NONE OF THIS WILL BE MAILED!! Why you ask? The GoFish Cam Founders will come visit you! We'll bring your cameras and swag IN PERSON. We'll take you and a friend out for a nice dinner to share sweet fishing stories! **must be in North America.

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    You are a ROCKSTAR - so please enjoy this Rockstar Package!

    o Enjoy not one, not two, but FIVE GoFish Cams from the first round of production!
    o PLUS! The founders will mail you an awesome, custom GoFish Cam t-shirt, hat, and sunglasses! It's what everyone needs for a perfectly sunny fishing day
    o PLUS! You'll get the most special custom thank you profile on our website because you're extremely special to us!
    o PLUS! Why would YOU need a thank you video from the founders when you and 1 friend are about to take a weekend fishing trip with them?! Take a weekend in the lovely COSTA RICA with the 2 founders who will get a boat and all the fishing gear needed! We'll set you up in an awesome place with us for the weekend, you simply need to get your own flight down!

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    Become the true supporter and sponsor us!

    o Enjoy not one, not two, but TEN GoFish Cams from the first round of production!
    o PLUS! The founders will mail you an awesome, custom GoFish Cam t-shirt, hat, and sunglasses for your team (5 sets of each)! It's what everyone needs for a perfectly sunny fishing day
    o PLUS! You'll get the SPONSOR custom thank you profile on our website!
    o PLUS! We'll develop a custom letter about what you did for us and include this 1-pager to all our clients for the next year.
    o PLUS! We'll plan a kick-ass fishing trip of a life time - flight and accommodations included.

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