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The next generation smartwatch with brand-new technology. World-class developer tools, unparalleled battery life, Qi wireless charging.
The next generation smartwatch with brand-new technology. World-class developer tools, unparalleled battery life, Qi wireless charging.
5,685 backers pledged $1,012,742 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Roma 2 days ago

      Kickstarter again:

      "Gary (Kickstarter)
      Feb 6, 3:06 PM

      Hi Roma,

      Each message that we receive from backers is reviewed by a member of our team. I apologize if my response seemed "canned" in any way. However, our policies do remain constant, so our answers will be consistent.

      Here at Kickstarter, we expect creators to fulfill rewards, offer refunds if they’re unable to complete their project, and communicate with backers at every step along the way. While Kickstarter is the platform for this agreement, we are not a part of it. We do not investigate a project creator’s ability to complete their project, nor do we facilitate refunds or the fulfillment of rewards. While in most cases you’ll find that rewards are delivered as promised, it’s also important to realize that some projects might not fulfill as planned.

      When you back a project on Kickstarter you enter into an agreement with the project creator, as described in our Terms of Use: https://www.kickstarter.com/terms-of-use

      These terms outline the responsibilities of backers and creators. This information can serve as a basis for legal recourse if a creator doesn’t fulfill their obligations under the agreement. We hope that backers will consider using this provision only in cases where they feel that a creator has not made a good faith effort to complete the project and fulfill.

      I hope that this helps to address your concerns, but please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any other questions.

      Best,
      Gary"

      Me:

      "FOR THE ATTENTION OF KICKSTARTER'S CEO

      I have written to Kickstarter twice about the Agent Smartwatch project. My messages included the following very clear and specific request.

      "I hereby request a full report from you, Kickstarter, as to what action you have taken to get this project done. Please, no general platitudes about "reaching out" to the creator or "Kickstarter is not a store". I request that you advise me, for each occasion you've contacted Chris Walker about backers' concerns:

      1. When and how you made contact with him
      2. What specifically you asked him to do
      3. What his response was to you"

      In the Kickstarter staff replies (the first canned and the second a little less so) my questions were ignored. In the circumstances of the failure of a $1 million project I think my questions are reasonable. Please instruct your staff to answer my questions fully and properly.

      Thanking you in anticipation,
      Roma"

    2. Creator Roma 2 days ago

      I received this reply from Kickstarter:

      "Gary (Kickstarter)
      Feb 6, 1:15 PM

      Hi there,

      Thank you for following up with us about the status of this project. I’m sorry you’ve been experiencing these issues with communication. We've reached out to the creator with a reminder of their obligations to their backer community, and have forwarded along your concerns and those of your fellow backers. While we're disheartened that they have not yet updated backers on the status of their project, we're unable to force them to do so — it's the creator's responsibility to communicate and complete the project as promised.

      Backing a project on Kickstarter is an expression of trust and can help lead to the creation of new and exciting things. But it’s important to remember that sometimes complications arise that might prevent a project from unfolding as planned — or from happening at all. This certainly isn’t ideal, but we hope that creators and backers will try to communicate with each other through these developments.

      Although we are unable to offer refunds, we are constantly working to improve the vetting process for creators and thank you for sharing your experience. We hope you’ll continue to be an active member of the Kickstarter community as we learn and grow.

      Best,
      Gary"

      I sent this response:

      "FOR THE ATTENTION OF KICKSTARTER'S CEO

      I wrote to Kickstarter about the Agent Smartwatch project. I received a canned reply from Gary and it might just as well have been from a bot. Perhaps it was.

      My message included the following very clear and specific request:

      "I hereby request a full report from you, Kickstarter, as to what action you have taken to get this project done. Please, no general platitudes about "reaching out" to the creator or "Kickstarter is not a store". I request that you advise me, for each occasion you've contacted Chris Walker about backers' concerns:
      1. When and how you made contact with him
      2. What specifically you asked him to do
      3. What his response was to you"

      My request was not met. Please instruct your staff to respond to my request fully and properly.

      Thanking you in anticipation,
      Roma"

    3. Creator Stanley Zreinike 2 days ago

      I'm not worried about the money. I understood the risk when I signed up. What I'm seriously angry about is a lack of oversight by the Kickstarter staff especially, considering the high dollar pledge commitments. At the least, Kickstarter should provide updates in lieu of the Creator when there is a lack of communication

    4. Creator Roma 2 days ago

      I have sent the following email to support@kickstarter.com

      "Hello.

      I backed the Agent Smartwatch project which is now over 2 years late without any indication of progress, let alone completion and delivery.

      Updates are few and far between and the last one is all about internal disputes within the so-called "team". There is no indication that the team is anyone other than Chris Walker of Secret Labs and every sign that he is out of his depth and uselessly burning (or perhaps fraudulently diverting) the $1 million we gave him. He hasn't logged into his Kickstarter project for over a month nor posted a single comment for almost 5 months.

      I hereby request a full report from you, Kickstarter, as to what action you have taken to get this project done. Please, no general platitudes about "reaching out" to the creator or "Kickstarter is not a store". I request that you advise me, for each occasion you've contacted Chris Walker about backers' concerns:
      1. When and how you made contact with him
      2. What specifically you asked him to do
      3. What his response was to you

      I believe you owe the 5,685 backers of this project a detailed explanation of what Kickstarter has done to try to get the Agent Smartwatch delivered to us. After all, you made $50,000 in fees from our pledges.

      Please provide the above details by the end of this month.

      Regards,
      Roma"

      If anyone thinks it would help, please do likewise.

    5. Creator Daniel Chang 3 days ago

      It's pretty sad that we have no update that shows any progress or a road to the manufacturing of the Agent for over a year now. It's just been a bunch of bullshit.

    6. Creator Roma 3 days ago

      @Ben, you betcha!

      Speaking of the Kickstarter Dash project, it has everything that the Agent does NOT have. Honesty, integrity, communication, a real team, and now ... delivery. On top of that, creating and manufacturing Dash (unlike Agent) really is rocket science.

      @Creator, got those pushers sorted yet?

    7. Creator Ben Baskaran 3 days ago

      What's the latest on the watch straps and I also want to know how far are we on the robots

    8. Creator Ben Baskaran 4 days ago

      @Roma don't you wish there was an edit button?

    9. Creator Roma 4 days ago

      Sorry, wrong place.

    10. Creator Roma 4 days ago

      As an Oz backer, I'd like my Dash soon but am not banking on avoiding CNY-related delays. At least that might give Bragi time to release another firmware update and perhaps streamline the update process to be more reliable and efficient. I'm just a happy little vegemite trying my hardest to tell myself I've lived all these years without Dash so what's another month?

    11. Creator Craig M 6 days ago

      Get a million dollars. Pay a man to make monthly (if that) updates. Live the good life.
      Fantastic business model to be fair.

    12. Creator Lee Barrett 7 days ago

      Yes please! Send us another 20 page email full of jargon to make it appear as though something is going on.

    13. Creator Who This Guy on January 31

      Can we have our monthly update please CW ?
      The least you can do is make us laugh once a month.

    14. Creator Lee Barrett on January 31

      Nice to see this idiot is still stalling for his crap product......

    15. Creator Dave VanderWekke on January 28

      @George Mack - I have direct contact with Chris via Twitter. He has messaged me in the past stating that the rewards store would be live in June for those of us who don't want his piece of crap watch. He doesn't respond to messages. I've also posted about Funded Justice on Twitter and tagged him as well has those companies that sell his products. This unfortunately is one thief that will get away.

    16. Creator Robert Grdadolnik on January 27

      I WANT REFUND!!! NOW!!!

    17. Creator George Mack on January 27

      I don't use Twitter but someone should tweet at chrisdwalker the link to the funded justice campaign. Also post it on his netduino forums as he's absent from both

    18. Creator Joseph Lee on January 23

      Why chris still here?

    19. Creator Ben Baskaran on January 21

      That's a good idea Kickstarter review why zany failed and of course they accept no responsibility http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-35356147

    20. Creator Martin Calsyn on January 13

      Answered...

    21. Creator Michael W on January 12

      @Martin Calsyn - Please see the message I sent you via FundedJustice. Thanks!

    22. Creator Frank Schmidberger on January 12

      @Craig M Just forget about it. Kickstarter's business model is to have a technical plattform to host crowdfunding projects, grab their share and send out pre-assembled mails.

    23. Creator Trogdor on January 11

      *Bump*
      https://www.fundedjustice.com/en/projects/27565-AGENT--The-Smartwatch-that-Never-Was

      If you can, consider donating to at least chase one scumbag down.

    24. Creator Tim Eacott on January 11

      Well said Craig. Kickstarter seem to have no concept of project backers being customers of theirs. They ask us to be respectful and considerate but show no respect our consideration for their customers.
      The simple fact is that there is very little that kickstarter can do in this situation, but they should at least formally advise CW that he is no longer allowed to use kickstarter for any future frauds...ooops, I mean future projects.
      My own belief is that this project didn't start out as a fraud, but CW realised a long long time ago that he can't finish it, and he has been doing just what is necessary in order to prevent the project being declared dead whilst he diverts the money for other purposes. The fact that kickstarter seem to be perfectly comfortable with this is why I will no longer use them for any significant further project backing.
      The money I have lost here is not enough to change my life, but no one likes to get ripped off!

    25. Creator Craig M on January 11

      I seem to writing the same thing to Kickstarter over and over again... call me naive...

      'It has become obvious that the creator of the Agent Smart Watch is barely filling out the minimal 3 month communication with us, the backers, as to remain in the guidelines which Kickstarter enforce whilst doing nothing to actively complete this project. I am pleading to you now, please do something about this. Have a proper look at his forum updates over the last couple of years. Since 2014 his updates have been vague and VERY quickly gone off of topic. There is no clear ETA, no clear structure to his plan. Please, PLEASE do something about this.

      I understand you cannot simply make him give the money back but as kickstarter, the company which enabled him to fund his project, you really need to deal with this. You need to make sure his updates become far more informative and you need to make sure he creates and sticks to a rigid plan.

      If you notice there is a growing publicity towards this form of project where the backers are left with nothing. Backers are not just the customer of the project but they are your customers too. This is not a good form of publicity. Please, PLEASE do something.
      I am a University student, nearly graduating. I donated to this project when I was still in High school. I even took a gap year. Does it not seem a little ridiculous that I still havent received a reward?

      Best Wishes,

      Craig'

    26. Creator Ruth Jones on January 11

      So I wonder what happened to that really neat space they had kitted out with those special cupboards now that he has moved?

    27. Creator Owen McEntee on January 10

      Contributed to FundedJustice - hoping we can raise enough to make a difference and sort out this crook once and for all!! Many thanks to all who organised this.
      https://www.fundedjustice.com/en/projects/27565-AGENT--The-Smartwatch-that-Never-Was

    28. Creator Nathaniel G on January 10

      i just contributed to the FundedJustice campaign. Sadly I don't think we will get to the
      $10k goal but perhaps we can at least get some more media attention by trying.

      I remember pondering contributing to Dash but was already disgruntle with the KS model at that point and no longer backing projects. I've been following it for a long time as well. Glad the Dash team is finally getting it out the door. At least they were honest and transparent throughout the whole process. Chris Walker should take some lessons but I doubt anyone is going to be trusting him with any money anytime soon.

    29. Creator Sean Houlihane on January 10

      Best bet for more coverage/support is more searchable content pointing at the campaign (that means anyone with a blog, or g+ or twitter), as well as comments on any current relevant reviews and news. I doubt many people are going back reading the old kickstarter comment threads for projects they got burnt by.

    30. Creator Ponjos on January 10

      I've joined the FundedJustice campaign.

    31. Creator Tim on January 9

      I made a donation the other day. Those of you who contributed to other failed or failing projects and can therefore post to the comments - have you posted the link there as well?

    32. Creator MICHAEL ZERVAS on January 9

      Just added to the funded justice. Thank you Martin for setting this up.

    33. Creator FrankyB on January 8

      From Greg Nichols from ZNET: Get the cheats

      https://twitter.com/gcnichs/status/685561917427953665

    34. Creator FrankyB on January 8

      @Daniel, I funded the Dash as well, but contrarily to Chris Walker, Bragi was always transparent, they were factual, they provide real evidence of what they were doing and why the delay were required. I'm one of the few who received it and they respected their spec sheet. I funded to project and they are at the extreme in term of results and experience. But I will never fund a project again... Kickstarter made sure of that.

    35. Creator Roma on January 7

      @Daniel, exactly. The Dash project is why I still have some faith in the Kickstarter model.

      Dash: 14 months late, 26 updates in that time, shipping now, leading edge product, rave reviews.

      Agent: 24 months late and counting, 17 updates in that time, shipping never, specs well behind competitors, nothing to review.

      Help take legal action against Chris Walker https://www.fundedjustice.com/en/projects/27565-AGENT--The-Smartwatch-that-Never-Was

    36. Creator Daniel Chang on January 7

      There's another super late Kickstarter project. It's called the Bragi Dash. The biggest differences are progress and meaningful updates. Now the Bragi is shipping and the final version is at CES.

      Chris Walker's bullshit only shows that he has not made any progress for the past year. Without any progress how is he supposed to make meaningful updates? So we get pointless updates every three months.

      Support legal action against Chris Walker. While doing that, keep up with consumer protection agencies. Demand justice too.

    37. Creator George Mack on January 7

      The funded justice page needs a write up from a tech blog. Has anyone reached out to anyone of the tech blogs that originally advertised the Agent

    38. Creator Myk Rushton on January 6

      Help take legal action against Chris Walker https://www.fundedjustice.com/en/projects/27565-AGENT--The-Smartwatch-that-Never-Was

      Done

      I'm stoic about the non delivery of project, it is a risk I take that the project may not deliver

      However, I feel that Chris is just taking the piss, that kickstarter have failed to stop a canker developing in the crowdsourcing platform and that something needs to be done to ensure other scammers do not see us as cash fodder

      Justice must seen to be done, preferably well enough to make others think twice

      Good luck

    39. Creator Dave VanderWekke on January 6

      Thanks for getting this started Martin! I have backed the legal funding. At this point I don't care about the $200. I care that Chris keeps lying to me and others. I met with Chris a couple years ago. He took a small group of us out to dinner. We were disusing using Netduino in a product I was working on. This would have been a somewhat large order for him. Something didn't sit right with me. Chris just did not seem honest and sincere. So here we are... Moving forward on some kind of restitution I hope.

      Help take legal action against Chris Walker https://www.fundedjustice.com/en/projects/27565-AGENT--The-Smartwatch-that-Never-Was

    40. Creator Martin Calsyn on January 6

      I can't get into specifics here (both because I am not a lawyer, and because this is not the place to discuss legal strategy), but it is my understanding that draining the funds might not work out for him. The courts have ways of going funds under certain specific conditions. I am sure that if we get into a court case, the finances will get a very careful examination, and it is anybody's guess what additional legal adventures that might lead to.

      We are starting the third day of the campaign and we are at 15% of the goal. That's really spectacular. The donors so far represent a small but very dedicated group that cares about justice and accountability for all backers. We need to collect less than 1% of the original project's funding in total - less than $0.20 per backer on average. That should be possible, but we need to spread the word further. Please use the social media buttons on the campaign, or refer the campaign to media contacts.

      Simon - I would be happy to engage on agentisdead - you (and, of course anyone) can private-message me on the fundedjustice campaign using the 'contact' button.

    41. Creator Roma on January 5

      @Daniel, I agree. The only way we'll get that done is by taking legal action as proposed by Martin Calsyn: https://www.fundedjustice.com/en/projects/27565-AGENT--The-Smartwatch-that-Never-Was

    42. Creator Daniel Chang on January 5

      I want Chris Walker and Netduino's finances investigated. If we see that he has broken any laws as many of us suspect he has, I hope the the justice system will bring criminal charges to him. If Chris is telling us that the manufacturing of the watches will take longer than expected, why did he build an Agent watch assembly space such a long time ago. It looks that he used our money to build an assembly space for his other netduino business. If so, it doesn't seem legal.

    43. Creator Roma on January 5

      @FrankyB, "the end"? Going by the recent update there will be no end - no watches, no money, nothing. Just more of the same.

      By launching a crowdfunded lawsuit against Chris Walker, we may well damage Chris Walker's professional credibility and help to improve the Kickstarter model because of the adverse publicity we could generate. They're my reasons for supporting Martin's initiative.

    44. Creator FrankyB on January 5

      @Martin, first I salute your initiative. Not that I don't believe in what you are doing, living in Canada, I'm not even sure I would be entitle to get any $ that could come out of this.

      Second, at the end, as someone mentioned, Chris Walker will only use the pile of $ we gave him to fight this and by it reducing the available amount at the end. He will still laugh at us.

      I still think we will get more results by getting public attention to the individual and to Kickstarter. The first one to make sure is short lived money grab will irrevocably cut him out of any technology project and the second (Kickstarter) to change its control process over projects. As much as I would like to get my money back, I also want to make sure Kickstarter stop ignoring the very people that make their business possible.

    45. Creator Simon on January 5

      @Martin - why not take over agentisdead ? We have a good list of names. One email today was perhaps relevant:

      "While I say that you’ve waited too Long to get to the „tar and feather“ stage, please bear in mind that Chris will use whatever Money he has left against you, thus quite legally deprive you of any refund. I would not be too amazed if Chris‘ lawyer friend will write an invoice with exactly the amount that Chris Walker has in liquidatable assests. And he will reimburse Chris once the lawsuit is done with."

      My belief is that Chris Walker has spent our money on trying to sue HoH so what is to stop him using our money against us?

    46. Creator George Mack on January 5

      This is great, people are funding more than their original pledge to find out what happened to the money :)

      There is an NBC reporter in the Facebook group "Crowdfunding projects that never delivered" looking to interview someone that lives in Los Angeles

    47. Creator Martin Calsyn on January 5

      @Tom - Unfortunately, no. I believe that information is only available to Kickstarter and the project creator. Though, once we get the legal process underway, that could change. But that does mean that for the fundedjustice effort, I don't have a way to reach out to anyone who doesn't visit here.

      That's why it is absolutely essential that you use the social networking icons on the fundedjustice link to share it out. Particularly to twitter and reddit, where we will reach a larger audience. Please reach out to media contacts you might have as well. There are more ways than just money that you can help out!

      https://www.fundedjustice.com/en/projects/27565-AGENT--The-Smartwatch-that-Never-Was

    48. Creator Colby on January 5

      I'm in for $75.

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