About this project
Listen to what media has to say about us:
"The FlyShark Smartwatch can make private calls and send and receive messages all without requiring users to touch their smartphones." - VentureBeat
"IF YOU’RE QUICK, THIS ALL-IN-ONE SMARTWATCH WILL COST YOU A FRACTION OF AN APPLE WATCH" - Digital Trends
"The FlyShark Smartwatch happens to be a timepiece that will sport mobile phone capabilities, a heart rate monitor, an exercise tracker, and a sleep quality monitor, among others. Not only that, it certainly looks sleek as heck, and would definitely turn heads each time you flash your wrist in front of your friends. "
Latest News (As of 3/31/2015)
Demo Videos for Text Message Function
Thank you for your patience! Here is the video regarding text message function. We apologize for the video quality, but this video shows the text message function on FlyShark Smartwatch via Bluetooth. We sent a text message from the phone (connected to our smartwatch via Bluetooth) to China Mobile 10086 and received a confirmation text message. This shows both sending and receiving are working as expected. https://youtu.be/J7zUjyArB7M
This video shows the text message function on FlyShark Smartwatch itself. We received a text message on the smartwatch and replied to it. This shows both sending and receiving are working as expected. https://youtu.be/S28Wu6lXKsY
FlyShark iOS App Preview
To all Backers With iPhones:
Please read through all steps in the instructions below before installing the FlyShark Smartwatch App Preview version. The app is currently called “CloudWatch”. Note: this is still a work in progress, so do not judge the software quality by that. This is intended to keep everyone posted about the status.
Please follow the instructions below to install it.
1. Use Safari to open the link below on your iphone: http://oudemeng.com/static/cloudwatch.html
Note: you must open it on your iPhone. Opening it on any other devices, such as desktop or iPad, will not work for you.
2. The first link on the opened page is “IOS xxxxx”. Click on it.
3. A pop-up message will say “dn-enterprise-appstore.qbox.me would like to install “cloudwatch”". Click on “Install” button.
4. Wait until the installation is complete.
5. Once the installation is complete, you can open and log in. The user ID and password are both “apple”.
We have started the mass production. The above video shows the CNC process for the metal frames.
Here at FlyShark we are working on developing a new cutting edge smartwatch to outshine the competition and possibly even compete with Smartphones! We understand that smart phones are everywhere, but they can be chunky, costly, and just a head ache to bring along sometimes. Whether you dropped your phone on accident or it was stolen, smart phones are a liability. The new FlyShark smartwatch combines technology, lifestyle, quality and function.The FlyShark smartwatch is available exclusively to Kickstarter backers first; the funds received through this campaign will help us to manufacture these brilliant smartwatches and get the ball rolling!
The FlyShark Smartwatch is your mobile phone, heart rate monitor, exercise tracker, sleep quality monitor and so much more, all at the mercy of your wrist. Sadly, the current class of smartwatches still requires your "smart" phone for basic functions like texting or making and receiving calls. With the FlyShark Smartwatch you can send AND receive messages, and make private calls without touching your phone. Also, UNLIKE other hot smartwatch products out there, the FlyShark CAN and WILL function by itself without a phone. Just simply place a Micro-SIM card into the watch and you are set.
Your FlyShark will include advanced functions like calling, texting, heart rate testing, exercise tracking, sleep monitoring, built-in camera, Bluetooth and more!
Answer the phone and respond to texts with ease.
You have two options to place / receive calls on a FlyShark Smartwatch.
A: Use FlyShark Smartwatch with your phone via Bluetooth. This requires you have a separate phone with active cell phone service. (See Demo 1 & 2 below)
B: Use FlyShark Smartwatch standalone without a separate phone. This requires you to place a Micro-SIM card with active cell phone service in the watch. (See Demo 3 & 4 below)
Demo 1: Receiving a Call on FlyShark Smartwatch via Bluetooth through a connected phone
Demo 2: Placing a Call on FlyShark Smartwatch via Bluetooth through a connected phone
Demo 3: Receiving a Call on FlyShark Smartwatch standalone without a phone
Demo 4: Making a Call on FlyShark Smartwatch standalone without a phone
The Smartwatch comes with a high quality camera that can take photos up to 2,000,000 pixels! Capture clear quality photos while traveling with your FlyShark Smartwatch anywhere you go!
Need to log and keep track of your workouts for your New Year's resolutions?? Well now you can! Whether you’re just walking along the beach, or running in the neighborhood, use the FlyShark smartwatch to track how fast, how long, and how many calories you're burning. Get into the zone and watch yourself transform into the new you for the New Year!
You can monitor your heart rate with the FlyShark Smartwatch. Simply hold down the lower-right hand corner button for five seconds and the FlyShark will read your pulse. Watch the screen as it displays your results!
You can hold the watch in your hand to test your heart rate
Or you can simply leave it on your wrist:
Below mockups show the application we are currently working on. The Android version is almost completed and will be available in Mar. The iOS version is expected in Apr before the delivery.
The FlyShark Smartwatch comes in three color options as shown below. You can specify the option you like through the survey when the project is successfully funded.
Three watchfaces will be included:
* CPU: MTK6261A (260 MHZ)
* Touch Screen Display
* Screen Size: 1.54 x 1.54 inch (240 * 240 Pixel), IPS LCM
* Built-in One Micro SIM Slot: GSM 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz, GPRS
* Bluetooth 3.0 & 4.0 Dual Support
* Professional Pedometer
* Professional Heart Rate Monitor
* Camera: 2.0 M
* Battery: 3.7 V / 320 mAh
* Multi-language Support
* Material: Metal Frame + Leather Wristband
* Dimensions: 1.93 x 1.46 x 0.50 inch (49.0 x 37.0 x 12.6 mm)
During the process of designing and prototyping, we spent numerous hours perfecting the watch. In order to obtain the accurate heart rates, we spent 4 months experimenting with the size and the shape of the sensors. After collecting a large quantity of test data, we finally decided to use the large half circle sensor (right photo) instead of the initial small cylinder sensor (left photo). This change does increase our cost, but it provides the best accuracy and precision. That’s how we care about our customers and take pride in the products we design.
In order to keep our promise and fulfill your rewards on time for delivery, the FlyShark team has hit the ground running. We took a leap of faith and started manufacturing the metal frames of the watches before the crowd funding was complete! With the design and molds already set in place, these smart watches should be ready in no time! The process has begun so back our project with full confidence!
Risks and challenges
Risk 1: Manufacturing process gets delayed.
Solution 1: We have many years of experience in manufacturing electronic devices and have very good control of the manufacturing process. We had a successful run of a sample batch in order to test the production time. There is very little chance the manufacturing process would get delayed. However, in the event of a delay, we will adjust the production timeline in order to compensate for any lost time.
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