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Hackable, real-time smart display: receive and act on notifications, tasks, workout timers, business metrics, emails, news and more! Read more

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This project was successfully funded on August 1, 2014.

Hackable, real-time smart display: receive and act on notifications, tasks, workout timers, business metrics, emails, news and more!

About this project

Our Kickstarter campaign is over, but you can still get a gadget at www.lametric.com!

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Vision Goals

Effortlessly Track Key Metrics to Determine the Right Actions!

LaMetric is the first standalone, customizable, hackable ticker that tracks key metrics and displays them in real-time. This unique clock can be set up to tell you the events on your calendar for the day, the temperature or even to count down the days until your new baby is born. LaMetric eliminates the need to check multiple apps or news sites for the information you need. Instead, you receive everything at a glance, all in one place, in real-time. The possibilities are endless.

Perfect for home or business, LaMetric is customizable through its app that allows you to combine icons, scrolling text, metrics and changes, goals, days, trends and sounds. 

Track Even More!

Pair LaMetric with IFTTT to display when your favorite team scores, your kid arrives at school, your spouse leaves work or even family anniversaries, fresh snow at the ski resort, package arrivals and time of sunset.

Pair LaMetric with IFTTT, SmartThings, WigWag, Ninja Blocks to display what’s happening at your home. Be alerted when your pet leaves the backyard or someone is at your door. Receive security alerts for floods, temperatures or break-ins.

Connect email to the LaMetric and easy output any important information. Combine a variety of  icons, scrolling text, metrics and changes, goals, days, trends and sounds. No need to be a hacker with advanced tech skills. You can do it by using the LaMetric app or sending a Do It Yourself message to LaMetric’s email.

Get news about your favorite topics by connecting LaMetric to any RSS feed.

You can respond to notifications by simply pressing the “action” button on the top of your LaMetric. For example, if you have a meeting notification pop up, you can press your action button and scroll through different actions, such as notifying attendees you will be five minutes late or declining the meeting altogether. Or when LaMetric notifies you of a new Facebook message, simply tap the action button to open Facebook on your browser.

Try the LaMetric Simulator to See How You Can Customize Your Smart Ticker!

See for yourself how it works on the LaMetric simulator, create your own messages, important dates, goals/metrics and share them with your friends on Facebook and Twitter!

Look and Feel

With LaMetric, we achieved a design that's clean and simple, stylish and practical.  The form factor is sized to fit well on a table, wall, shop-front or a counter. Designed for bright output in full color icon numbered in millions (7 numbers) on one screen, progress bar, full width scrolling text and smooth animations. A powerful speaker delivers sounds to every ear in the room.

What’s Inside

LaMetric is made up of the main board with WiFi, a LED screen, a touch button sensor board, speaker and Ethernet. Plug it in through a mini-USB power adapter and connect to your Wi-Fi or Ethernet network. You can also pledge for a LaMetric with a built-in battery (e.g. for outdoor activities like CrossFit).

Screen Technology

The screen looks like it's a part of the casing when the device is switched off. When in use, it clearly projects the screen across a large physical space with bright, sharp, square pixels. All pixels are projected by powerful LEDs through a special filter that keeps them isolated and easy on the eye.

One LaMetric for You and One to Share

With LaMetric’s bright display clearly visible across the room or office, you can share the key metrics with your family, colleagues and customers. Just think of all the advantages it brings!

Get family notifications and  share the fun
Get family notifications and share the fun
In-office metrics to motivate the team
In-office metrics to motivate the team
Timer for CrossFit, 7-Minute and other workouts
Timer for CrossFit, 7-Minute and other workouts
Entice a passerby to enter your store
Entice a passerby to enter your store

 Easy Setup

Setup is effortless. Simply plug in your LaMetric, launch the mobile app and connect to Wi-Fi to set up your widget rules. After set up, everything is controlled on your LaMetric with no mobile device connection necessary.

Mobile App

The experience with LaMetric goes way beyond the gadget itself. The mobile application runs the whole interaction process. Slick design and clean user interface provide the best tool for managing a device.

Build Applications that Delight Users. It's an Open Platform!

Create apps and widgets for personal notification, health and fitness, home automation or team motivation. Status bars, KPIs, timers, remote controls, notifications and more! LaMetric will have two types of API: cloud API for developers that want to connect their web apps to LaMetric and secure intranet API when LaMetric for those working in closed Intranets networks with strict security rules.

Our Story

Most of our team used to work in a digital agency called Lemberg before forming Smart Atoms. We often had a hard time gathering all the most important product numbers like app’s ranking, downloads and website stats. It simply took too long to gather them from different slow loading sites. We decided to solve this problem by creating a simple device that saves time, tracks key metrics autonomously and shows them in real-time for the whole team. We started building LaMetric almost a year ago. First, we created a concept what we intended to implement and built our first prototype.
Hardware building blocks helped us build the MVP prototype and quickly proved the validity of the idea. 
Next, we made several paper prototypes and selected one that worked well for a desk, wall and shop-front.   
Nike+ FuelBand was a huge inspiration at the LaMetric concept stage. We wanted to build a screen that looked like was part of the black casing when the device was switched off, and when switched on clearly projected the screen across a large physical space with sharp bright square pixels. Most people doubted it was even possible, but this motivated us even more to bring it to life.
 

We went through a lot of challenges and after a year of hard work built the perfect prototype. We even received encouragement from Marco Micheletti who worked on Nike+ FuelBand:

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Meet the Team

Smart Atoms is a small company where every member is deeply involved with the product. The core thing we all share is a passion for productivity gadgets. We believe we can provide the best productivity gadgets for people and businesses to make a huge improvement in their daily activities.

What People Say

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Special Thanks to:

  • Obreey Products - engineering company that will help us with mass production challenges
  • Yuriy Dankevych - film director
  • Artem Manuilov and Marianna Romaniak - professional actors

Risks and challenges

Hardware is hard, no doubt there. Mass production is by far our greatest challenge. The challenge we want to meet is to recreate that special experience we achieved on each and every device that comes out of production and deliver it to you worldwide. With large-scale production and shipment, there are often risks you can’t predict. We are grateful to our partners that help us minimize the risk and deliver the product perfectly and on time.

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    YOUR WIDGET - Let us create a custom widget precisely to your specifications! Send us your ideas and we'll implement a widget just for you, integrated with the system you need. You'll also receive LIFE&BUSINESS SET (one Plug-in LaMetric and one Battery LaMetric).

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