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Working out is brainless with smartIRON. It plans, records and backups your workouts. Its the personal trainer you've always wanted. Read more

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Funding Canceled

Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on March 4, 2013.

Working out is brainless with smartIRON. It plans, records and backups your workouts. Its the personal trainer you've always wanted.

About this project

smartIRON Sexy Gag Reel

(we had too many funny outtakes not to)

What is smartIRON?

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.

download, attach and go!
download, attach and go!
smartIRON goes anywhere
smartIRON goes anywhere

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.

automatically download your workout routine from the cloud
automatically download your workout routine from the cloud

We need your help!

We have the know-how and the drive, we just need your support to bring smartIRON to life! 

rugged aluminum case
rugged aluminum case
strong internal magnets stick it like glue!
strong internal magnets stick it like glue!

Manufacturing 

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.

A 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 and skins.

About us

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.

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    About $1.00 USD

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    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!

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    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.

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    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. :-)

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    About $99 USD

    35 backers Limited (165 left of 200)

    EARLY smartBIRD - Be one of our first supporters and you get one of our first smartIRONs at a reduced rate!

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    Pledge $149 or more
    About $149 USD

    4 backers

    smartIRON - At this level you get one of the first smartIRONs off the production line and get to look oh so smart to your friends! (You may even have that hottie at the gym come talk to you first.)

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    Pledge $169 or more
    About $169 USD

    0 backers Limited (200 left of 200)

    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.)

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    About $199 USD

    6 backers

    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.)

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Funding period

- (30 days)