smartIRON is a virtual personal trainer that automatically tracks your workouts, uploads the data to the cloud and then helps you set goals and track progress toward them.
Why do I need it?
Generally, working out by itself is enough of a pain that no one wants to create a spreadsheet to track how well they do at it! Also it is hard to know what exercises are best and how much of each to do. This is why personal trainers are great but they cost an arm and a leg. Why not have a tech gadget that can do all of this for you, do it on your schedule and for less money?
How does it work?
Create your workout routine online or select a prebuilt one, sync it to smartIRON and then hit the gym! Slap smartIRON on plates, dumbbells, kettle-bells or anything that moves and its internal magnets will grab on tight. smartIRON will lead you through the routine, counting reps and sets and showing your progress to the goal for each exercise. When you are done, your info gets uploaded to the cloud. Login from anywhere and see charts of your history to identify trends, change routines increase goals, etc. See new popular or recommended routines from the smartIRON community. Get suggestions for nutrition or supplements to compliment your exercises. You can even share your success of reaching your goals through social media connections.
We need your help!
We have the know-how and the drive, we just need your support to bring smartIRON to life!
Our background is in engineering and manufacturing. We
love it! In addition, we have successfully had several products manufactured for
us overseas. We know what to look for and how to handle the logistics of global
operations. We of course designed and made our prototypes ourselves here in MI
and in the future we would like to see U.S. manufacturing too. However, the economic realities
are that we have to go overseas for large scale production of smartIRON. To
ensure that the highest quality standards are met we rely heavily on referrals
from people we trust to factories they trust. From there we do our own due
diligence including travel to see the facilities for ourselves. For
smartIRON we have chosen a partner based in Shenzhen, China, whose end-to-end
services deliver absolute peace of mind by having been responsible for some of
the most successful consumer electronics launches to date. smartIRON’s basic
hardware components are nothing new to them, just in a new form for a new
purpose. As we prepare and start the manufacturing process, there are
several levels of review and inspection of molds, forms, dies and samples. To cap
it all off, we also have a third party who lives in Hong Kong and is our eyes
and ears on a day-to-day basis. Once completed and transported to our warehouse
here we will handle shipping out product ourselves with loving care.
fully featured app will also be
available on the App Store® and Google Play® designed by a leading app
developer leaving room for open source development of different themes
Its true! We have been friends since the 3rd grade. And we both have the entrepreneurial bug! We're a solid team and trusted partnership with equal ambition. We love dreaming and making cool stuff that people will enjoy and will make their lives better.
Risks and challenges
Of course there are many risks and challenges to any project. Some of the ones that we will have to overcome with smartIRON are:
- Refining our prototype for manufacturabilty
- Working all the bugs out of the software
- Working with our manufacturer to produce in quantity
We are prepared for these challenges. We have been down this road before when we developed our DrawerDecor product. We had many prototypes, design changes, worked through several manufacturers both local and overseas to get everything right. Life is a process of learning and overcoming. That is what makes projects like this so fun, it is something new everyday.
THANK YOU - You are awesome! We owe you a debt of gratitude. A dollar may not seem a lot, unless it is the new Grilled Cheddar at McDonald's, but to us it means the world...that you support us and believe in our project. Thank you!
THANK YOU PLUS - We owe you a lot more than just a thank you, so at this level you get a pack of sticky notes that will be the envy of all your friends. Each note will feature a picture of our very own wiggle man. Perfect for the office or sending love notes.
smartIRON T-SHIRT - At this level you get your choice of a smartIRON t-shirt. Chose either our smashingly hot Brit running man or wiggle wiggle wiggle man! Whichever one you choose, after pledging help us make these videos viral by sharing with friends. Maybe we should have renamed this level ROCKSTAR...after you. :-)
EARLY smartBIRD ENGRAVED - Now this is wicked cool. At this level you not only get one of the first smartIRONs off the production line, but check it...we'll engrave it with a personalized thank you for being one of the first backers of smartIRON on Kickstarter. (And that hottie at the gym may still even come talk to you first.)
smartIRON ENGRAVED - The name says it all. We'll engrave it with a personalized thank you for being one of the first backers of smartIRON on Kickstarter. Thank you for your support! (We'll send the hottie to you.)