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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Dec 17 2014
$84,947
pledged of $100,000pledged of $100,000 goal
224
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Dec 17 2014

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Press Coverage

TechCrunch: One of the reasons I like Jumpy is because its creators are eager to make sure children use the smartwatch to interact with their parents and the world around them, instead of just staring at its screen.

Cool Wearable - We have covered many activity trackers and smartwatches for adults in the past. These devices could prove useful to kids as well. JUMPY happens to be a smartwatch designed for kids.

Geeky Gadgets - If you are looking for a neat way to keep track of your child whilst out and about you might be interested in a new kids smartwatch called JUMPY which supports both Android and iOS smartphones.

TECH in ASIA-Keeping both children and parents happy is a core part of Chang’s vision for Jumpy.

BueinessNext - 小孩最瘋的藍芽球Sphero,現在也可以用智慧型手錶控制了

Die-SmartWatch.de - -Vor einiger Zeit berichteten wir über das LG KizON, eine Art Smartwatch für Kinder von LG. Mit JUMPY erhält das KizON Konkurrenz. Das JUMPY ist eine Lern- und Überwachungsuhr, die sich gerade auf Kickstarter präsentiert.

THE FAMILY DIVIDE

Our kids are now part of the Generation Alpha who are surrounded by all this new, fast and addictive technology. This new digital culture has turned them into couch potatoes. Everyone is so wrapped up in his or her own world with tech devices. 

But what if we can create a device that helps educate kids, encourages parent-child interaction but also keeps it entertaining?

MEET JUMPY

After months of research and late hours, our team has created JUMPY, an innovative and multi-functional smart watch for kids of age 5 to 8.

It is an Android and iOS compatible device with bluetooth connectivity and motion sensing technology that allows it to interact with other JUMPYs, iPhones, iPads and bluetooth smart toys. 

Unlike most of the kids’ smart watches out there, JUMPY does not only help parents keep tabs on their kids but also serves as a daily activity reminder, messaging tool, and wrist controller for bluetooth toys like Sphero. It is packed with pre-loaded educational gaming apps that allow JUMPY to interact with other JUMPYs and compatible apps on iOS devices. It takes kids’ imagination to the next level.

WHAT MAKES JUMPY DIFFERENT

We know what you are thinking: There are so many kids’ wearables out there and how is JUMPY different?!

JUMPY is a smart watch specifically designed for kids that promotes healthy lifestyle and creative thinking.

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  • EDUTAINMENT: A NEW APPROACH TO LEARNING & INTERACTION

Learning does not have to be dull and dry.  For kids to learn, entertainment is undoubtedly one of the most efficient ways to trigger intrinsic motivation. 

With JUMPY, games become educational and learning becomes fun. The combination of education and entertainment makes JUMPY so much more attractive and practical than any of the kids’ wearables out there.

  • KIDS-CENTRIC DESIGN

As parents ourselves, our kids are the ultimate user and we designed JUMPY with them in mind. We involved our own kids and kids from different backgrounds in the design process from the very beginning. We made sure JUMPY is something our kids would want and something we would want for our kids as well.

Even the bands were designed to fit the wrist measurement of kids of age 5 to 8.

  • THE COOL FACTOR

Designed specifically for kids of age 5 to 8, JUMPY comes in a variety of fun color combos (TMNT Green, Barbie Pink, Clobberin’ Orange, Captain Blue) with an oversized 1.6 inch touchscreen that is easy to operate by kids’ fingers.

On top of all that, the watch band is also interchangeable and can be swapped out to match personal style and mood.

LED Lights

The LED lights indicating wherein the player may play selected instrument in tiny band or leaser lights in the hero fighting games. In appearance to the in-game gesture tracks with LED lights on the wrist.

Detachable Core Unit

Having a detachable and stand-alone smart module that serves as the heart and soul of JUMPY, the core unit is just like the ARK Reactor of IRON MAN. By removing it from the wristband, kids can use it to play compatible interactive games or apps with their parents on iPads. 

Simple & Intuitive UI

Devil is in the details. No more three-layer UI design, the fun and simple UI radically decreases the learning curve for kids and allows them to fall in love with the device and get the hang of it without any hassle.

  • WHAT JUMPY CAN DO
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JUMPY as a messenger

We all love messaging. Now kids can message you with their JUMPY too. Draw a heart, say “I love you,” or pick an emoticon, these are all the ways your kids can send you their love on JUMPY.

JUMPY is iOS-compatible, so you can message back your kids with the free JUMPY app on your iPhone. Keeping the communication lines open, expressing your love whenever, wherever, however. 

JUMPY as a controller

The way our kids interact with our smart devices is usually staring at the screen intensely while finger-tapping on the device. It is almost as their every move is dictated and controlled by these devices. What if we can bring that “body-as-controller” experience of Wii or Kinect right onto your kids’ wrist? 

The roles are now reversed. Your kids are the controller, not the the devices. Imagine becoming a Jedi knight and controlling bluetooth toys such as Sphero with JUMPY. Super cool, huh?!

JUMPY for JAM session

Interact with JUMPYs. JUMPY is made for kids to interact with one another. When playing team games with one another, JUMPY can turn surrounding objects into musical instruments, so then your kids can JAM and be creative through sound.

JUMPY as your best friend

Having problems getting through to your kid? No worries. JUMPY created a friendly, virtual dog, to talk to your kid for you. It is cute, it makes funny gestures, and it talks.

Just like human's best friend, it also wakes your kid up in the morning for school, reminds him or her when it’s time for dinner or bed. Think of it as your avatar, your kid’s best friend.

JUMPY as an activity monitor

Similar to Jawbone or Fitbit, JUMPY tracks your kid’s activity. It is a fun alternative to get your kids active and start building healthy habits. 

If your kid spends too much time being a couch potato and JUMPY senses a long period of inactivity, the virtual dog would remind the kid to get up and get active!

JUMPY as a guardian

No more worrying about your kid running out of range. JUMPY helps keep an eye out for your kid by sending you a notification even before they start wandering off.

JUMPY is limitless

JUMPY also works great with our partners’ gaming apps and comes with open SDK for 3rd-party developers so that more professionals will have the opportunities and fun developing innovative apps for JUMPY and further extend its functionality.  We are currently working with world-renown educational professionals to develop more interactive language learning games for JUMPY users.

The possibility can be endless

HOW IT WORKS 

JUMPY is loaded with features and can be synced with other smart devices through bluetooth technology and back up the data to the cloud through WiFi,  Parents can simply use their iPads to access the data and get a better understanding of their kids’ daily activities.

JUMPY’s ecosystem contains the following components: smart watch, mobile app, back-end server, and App store. The image below provides an overview of how JUMPY ecosystem works.

TECH SPECS

 
 

DEVELOPMENT STAGE

Our mission is to create products that brings “EDUTAINMENT” (Education + Entertainment) straight to kids’ wrist. After months of research and collaborating with renowned interactive app developers, we are happy to announce that we have successfully assembled about 30 pieces of working samples and moved on to the 2nd run of assembly.

We've done:

  • Finalize ID design, ME placement, design schematics for the product.
  • Platform porting, system stabilisation.
  • Gesture, voice recognition, bluetooth interface, protocol define for each applications
  • Basic application implementation
  • User Scenario, UI experience design
  • Graphic design for each applications
  • Working Prototype
We are still working on:
  • Application implementation
  • Fine tune with User experience, performance
  • Package design
  • Product certification
  • Product Validation/user trial
  • Assembly

PLEDGE REWARDS

The JUMPY you can see today is a real working prototype. It's the result of over 4 months of sketching, testing, developing, designing and building. With your help and support, we will take funds directly move to mass production and bring it to market at an accessible price point.

 STRETCH GOALS

It’s our desire to keep developing a great product for kids and provide more educational “interactive learning” games to help kids learning fast and more fun way.  We also want to continue to build the world’s strongest team of designers, educators, partner with world-renowned companies. so we can create more applications and products with your support.

ABOUT THE TEAM

 Strategic Partners 

We also partnered with major company, as Foxconn, a well-known #1 ODM/OEM manufacturer in the world, is also the selected partner by Apple for Apple Watch & iPhone/iPad, who supports JUMPY on system design, quality assurance, certification and mass productions. As Q.L.L., a leading educational learning program focusing on interactive application for preschool, who helps make JUMPY a reality.

As of now, we already had a prototype and are ready for mass production. With your support we can ramp up the production line and make it available for your family.

We are hoping we can create a happy childhood for our kids with JUMPY. Please join us to make JUMPY smartwatch a reality! 

Thank you for reading!

Risks and challenges

Having short attention spans has become a common syndrome for modern children, therefore, how to create a smart watch that is embedded with amazing UI and apps that help prolong the attention span of kids has become one of the biggest challenges we faced.
Through the 3-month period that we worked with early childhood education experts and professors, we have conducted a series of tests to learn how kids would interact with smart watches. We took what we learned and turned them into an actual product- JUMPY. As satisfied as we are with the current JUMPY, we will continue to study and modify it so that it will stay in touch with the latest trends with add-on features and compatible apps.
The process of developing a smartwatch is a complex combination of engineering efforts and management of supply chain, production, and logistics. As of this moment, we just finished the design of our first set of apps and have confirmed the ready-to-production hardware design with working samples. By partnering up with the number one EMS company in the world, Foxconn, a well-known #1 ODM/OEM manufacturer in the world, is also the selected partner by Apple for Apple Watch & iPhone/iPad, who supports JUMPY on system design, quality assurance, mass productions and logistics process to make sure the risk of delay is minimal.

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