About this project
Our Kickstarter campaign is over, but you can still get a gadget at www.lametric.com!
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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.
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).
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!
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.
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.
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:
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
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
LaMetric is designed primarily as a stationary device but with portability in mind. LaMetric Battery Edition can work on battery for some period of time so you could use it outside of the house or when power source is not available. It will last from 4 to 8 hours (depends on usage scenarios).
No, LaMetric will not have Z-wave chip. To send information to LaMetric you will have to configure your smart home to send e-mail to LaMetric's configured account or via IFTTT.
We integrated ambient light sensor into LaMetric. It is used to dim the screen brightness according to the current light condition. Screen will be at max brightness on direct sun rays and on the lowest brightness in dark. Also you will be able to configure screen brightness manually.
At the beginning LaMetric will get notification via e-mail. So you have to configure your smart home to send LaMetric an e-mail in specific format (with name of the icon, sound and text). Also we will prepare typical IFTTT recipes that could be used with LaMetric. Later we are going to partner with home automation solutions and IFTTT for more closer integration.
LaMetric will have Micro USB.
Yes, potentially you will be able to use a micro USB external batteries.
No, dimensions of both LaMetrics will be the same. The only difference is the weight. The one without the battery will be lighter.
Yes, iOS and Android apps are our main priority for now.
LaMetrics are going to be produced in China. It means that shipping is involved to any country. But, fortunately for US backers our potential partner agreed to cover shipping cost to US by himself in order to become an official distributor. He will ship all LaMetrics to the USA in a bulk so the shipping cost per item will be much cheaper. For others – we will send separate packages right from China.
In a case if we will have enough pre-orders from UK we will probably do the same scheme. We will ship the large amount of LaMetrics to the London and will send directly to our customers from there. If this happens – shipping cost will be lower and we will cover the difference by giving our UK backers discount in our online store.
Shipping price doesn’t include any customs duties, taxes, fees or any other country-specific charges.
We are going to send the correct plug for each country.
I just want to make sure that it won't be necessary to have a Facebook account to log on and customize the LaMetric.
Facebook login is needed only for Facebook related functionality. For other widgets and customizations Facebook login is not needed. Facebook Login is also not required at LaMetric Simulator(it's optional when you create the widget).
Will it be possible to update the LaMetric's display without access to the internet? Will the device itself have an accessible API?
LaMetric has internal web server running directly on the device and will have locally accessible API at launch. It means developers will be able to connect LaMetric with any system they like.
Could you please explain how the radio feature will work. Does the device have speakers? If so, how good will they be?
LaMetric will have one speaker(mono). Here is the datasheet of the speaker we are testing right now - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1hh734VnsTiUV9yVlJ2d3dPUms/edit….
The sound quality is pretty good. We also are going to test other speakers to get the best sound quality. At the beginning we are going to have the list of radio stations and ability to add own station. After this we are going to extend radio functionality.
LaMetric doesn't have Bluetooth 4.0. LaMetric has WiFi and is positioned as standalone device rather than accessory to the smartphone.
Update: Potentially Bluetooth might be included in LaMetric. See more in update - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/smartatoms/lametric-customizable-smart-ticker-for-life-and-bu/posts/925911
Yes, battery-operated LaMetric works when it's plugged.
LaMetrics are not connected physically, they should be placed side by side. Each of the unit should be plugged in independently.
LaMetric specification might change including the size of the device in order to improve user experience. Size and weight could also vary by configuration and manufacturing process. But it won't have a big impact on the functionality.
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