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Build your product with this Tiny Wireless Low-Power Bluetooth Sensor Platform that you program and control with your Smartphone.
Build your product with this Tiny Wireless Low-Power Bluetooth Sensor Platform that you program and control with your Smartphone.
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MetaWear: Bluetooth Sensors w/ Temp + Pressure + Acc + Gyro

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MetaWear is a mini Wireless Sensor Platform for that is programmed using your Smartphone.

You can build accurate applications and products on MetaWear quickly and affordably.

MetaWear connects to a smart phone, tablet, or a Bluetooth Low Energy device and logs or streams 6 axis of motion data and environmental data

MetaWear measures acceleration, rotation, orientation, angular velocity, pressure, altitude, and temperature using an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a barometer, and a high precision temperature sensor. 

Just write a mobile App that sends commands and instructions to the MetaWear board and you're done! 

You can build a product in minutes with your phone!

Don't waste precious resources buying expensive tools or building a solution from scratch. With MetaWear, you can get started building your idea right away.

MetaWear is simple and inexpensive. 

We are so excited to release it on Kickstarter because this product was built with specs provided by our amazing MetaWear community. You asked for it, so we made it!

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH METAWEAR?

Analyze your golf swing, throw a football, recognize gestures, or just turn your favorite sport or activity into a wearable.

You can analyze your football throw for form and get that perfect spiral or you can analyze your favorite skateboard trick. You can even find out how high and how fast you kicked that soccer ball. 

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS

Check out of projects page for inspiration and project we've worked on.

WHAT IS METAWEAR ANYWAY?

MetaWear enables anyone to gather motion data, at any time, anywhere. The board is small, light, and will handle even the toughest conditions.

Use MetaWear as the base for your next amazing product.

For example, you can stuff it in your backpack and take it to your next hike to gather data while you take on the next peak.

You can embed the MetaWear into your ski and see how hard you shred the mountain today.

Export data at the touch of a button and analyze it right away.

MetaWear shows you data and helps you process it with embedded filters. 

We've included built in analytics and filters, such as low pass filters to get rid of noise, so you can get the data that matters, faster.

HOW DOES METAWEAR WORK?

Your Smartphone is now the ultimate tool; it's a programmer and debugger in one! 

You can command the board to do almost anything using your phone and the Bluetooth link. 

You program the board with an iOS or Android App that sends instructions to the board so that you control it and command it to do almost anything.

MetaWear is "IF THIS THEN THAT" for Bluetooth and sensors.

IF the pressure drops THEN text me to take out my umbrella:

IF the outside temperature increases THEN turn on my AC:

IF I press the push button THEN the Led should glow:

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You don't need to mess around with a firmware engineer, complicated IDEs, expensive debuggers, or embedded programming. 

Our mobile SDK (iOS and Android) gives you the power to send instructions to the board that are temporary or permanent.

Send simple temporary commands such as:

  • log push-button press events in MetaWear memory using iOS:
  • blink LED red using Android:

Send permanent commands to turn the board into a product:

  • record the number of steps I take today while wearing my MetaWear using an iOS App:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/metatracker/id950768500?mt=8

  • turn MetaWear into LED keychain with an Android App:
  • send an SOS text message to my friends when I push a button so they know I am not safe:

https://github.com/mbientlab/SOSTrigger

Or get really creative by using our advanced functions such as analytics, algorithms, and filters:

  • perform a low-pass filter on my temperature data:
  • perform an RMS algorithm to average the data of the accelerometer:

Check out our documentation page and Github page for more code, examples, and more.

WHO IS METAWEAR FOR?

Business owners - Use MetaWear to add intelligence and connectivity to your existing product or partner with us and build something new. Stay competitive and build the type of products that customers want with MetaWear technology.

Hackerspaces and Hackathons - We've donated over 1000 MetaWears at hackathons like Hackster, StartupWeekend, and HardwareHackathon. MetaWear can power your next hackathon project.

Students and Educators - Use MetaWear in the classroom or outdoors for fun lessons. Learn about gravitational and rotational forces with interactive activities.

Makers and DIYers - Build amazing products, hack gadgets, and augment your hobbies with Bluetooth, sensors, and an App.

METAWEAR FEATURES

MetaWear connects to an iOS or Android smartphone using Bluetooth 4.0 (Bluetooth Low Energy).

Sensor data displays and records in real time on the MetaWear and on your Smartphone. 

You can export your data in CSV format and use tools like Excel and Python to analyze your data and develop algorithms and new applications.

BOARD SPECIFICATIONS

  • Bluetooth Smart wireless connection 
  • Pre-certified and approved (FCC, IC, CE, TELEC)
  • Low power ARM SOC  
  • 256kB Flash, 16kB RAM  
  • Efficient rechargeable battery circuit with micro USB port
  • GPIOs/SPI/I2C for adding your own sensor 
  • 100 mAH rechargeable lithium battery
  • Pre-loaded MetaWear firmware runs BluetoothLE stack  
  • On-board LED  
  • Simple Push-button  
  • On-board memory for logging data
  • Approximately 100 ft wireless range 
  • Approximately 3 weeks of operation on one charge
  • 6 months of idle time on one charge
  • Works out of the box with our SDK and companion mobile Apps
  • Dimensions: L 17mm x W 26mm x H 3mm 

FIRMWARE AND SOFTWARE SPECS:  

  • Android and iOS SDK (Java and Objective-C)  
  • Easy to use data processing module
  • Data streaming capable  
  • On-Device logging capable
  • Drivers built in for all sensor with pre-processing and filters

SENSOR SPECIFICATIONS

  • Records multiple sensor measurements simultaneously
  • Log data to download later OR stream data live
    Accelerometer:
  • ±2g: 16384LSB/g
  • ±4g: 8192LSB/g
  • ±8g: 4096LSB/g
  • ±16g: 2048LSB/g  

Gyroscope:

  • ±125°/s: 262.4 LSB/°/s  
  • ±250°/s: 131.2 LSB/°/s  
  • ±500°/s: 65.6 LSB/°/s  
  • ±1000°/s: 32.8 LSB/°/s  
  • ±2000°/s: 16.4 LSB/°/s

Temperature:

  • -30 C to 85 C range, 1C resolution 

Pressure:

  • 300 to 1100 hPa

METAWEAR TIMELINE

METAWEAR REWARDS

METAWEAR TEAM

Our team has been building wearable tech and wireless products for many years now; we are a team of renegade engineers who enjoy programming and ramen. If you are in the San Francisco area, let us know and we can grab a cup of coffee.

We did a campaign for MetaWear last year and we shipped to our backers early! That's right! We are going to do it again and this time it's going to be even better with more examples, more code, more fun.

We want to thank you for all of your support!

Risks and challenges

There are always significant challenges in manufacturing and delivering any hardware product at scale.

Fortunately, we've have been working hard and established relationships with manufacturing partners in the US that will help us bring Metawear to your doorstep. That's right, MetaWear is made in the USA!

Of course, there are still risks associated with producing the Metawear board. Unexpected changes in component lead times, availability, and cost are examples of factors outside our direct control that could affect our delivery timeline, but we are working hard to mitigate those risks and plan to be transparent throughout the delivery process.

The other risk with this and any other project that involves physical delivery comes with shipping. There are a number of unforeseen circumstances that can cause problems during the actual physical shipping of the Metawear boards. We plan to work with proven companies to help ensure that our boards arrive (in perfect condition) at their delivery destination. Since unforeseen circumstances can sometimes impact the shipping world, we will also make sure to have methods/resources in place to overcome any difficulties.

Please note that the final look and features of the MetaWear are subject to change based on your feedback and circumstances outside of our control such as component availability.

As always we expect our backers, supporters, and MetaWear users to comply with the proper regulations and laws of their country of residence. We expect you to build good products, to recycle, and to do no evil with MetaWear. You can review our terms at www.mbientlab.com/terms. Please ensure the safety of yourself and others when using our technology.

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