Tempi - A Small Bluetooth Thermometer for Smartphones
Tempi is a Bluetooth Wearable Thermometer that measures the temperature in your immediate surroundings. WE ARE RELAUNCHING See below
We will be relaunching our Kickstarter campaign, which you can find by clicking here: tempi.vencipio.com
You cannot measure the immediate temperature around you using most Smartphones. That’s why we created Tempi. It’s your personal thermometer when you’re at home or on the go.
Tempi is an accessory for your Bluetooth enabled smart device – like the iPhone, iPod and android devices. You simply pair Tempi with your phone using Bluetooth, and the temperature is displayed on Tempi’s free app. Tempi measures temperatures as low as -30ºC (-22ºF) and as high as 85°C (185°F).
Tempi answers a typical question: “I wonder what the temperature is where I’m sitting, walking, sleeping, skiing… etc?” Or “I wonder what the temperature is where my baby is sleeping or outside early in the morning? Tempi was created because, we believe, nothing beats knowing what the temperature is in your immediate surroundings.
So stop using old technology. Tempi is the smart way to get your personal temperature.
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There are two ways you use Tempi.
You can wear it on the go,
or use the base and place it anywhere you like to measure temperature. Use it inside, outside or
anywhere in between. Tempi is there for you.
Use the clip
Or the base...
How big is Tempi
We made Tempi to be just the right size. Not too small and not too big. We've looked at other wearable devices (such as Misfit Shine). The Misfit shine we thought was too small to handle so we made Tempi a bit larger even though we didn't need to.
And here's how it compares to Misfit Shine
How many times have you asked this question: “I wonder what the temperature is where I’m sitting, walking, sleeping, skiing… etc?” Well, wonder no more… We created Tempi because, we believe, nothing beats knowing what the temperature is right where you are.
The Tempi Story
We’ve always been interested in temperature. About 10 years ago we had a concept for a similar standalone device but did not act on it. And recently we backed a KickStarter project which measures local temperature but that did not fulfill our obsessive temperature needs; you have to plug this gadget into the phone’s audio jack and keep both exposed to the elements to get the temperature. While it’s a very nice product, we wanted something to continuously measure temperature at home and outside without limitations. That’s when we decided to develop Tempi and we’re so glad we did. We’re already using it in several locations around the home and office and we love it!!
How Does It Work?
Tempi connects to your iPhone (and soon Android devices) through Bluetooth - BLE to be specific. A free app connects Tempi to your phone and you will be able to monitor the temperature, shown in Fahrenheit and Celsius, on your screen. Of course you can set desirable limits, and Tempi will notify you if the temperature goes above or below them. Now, all you have to do is sit back relax… and monitor the temperature.
Tempi’s design is simple and elegant. It will be available in the following two colors:
So Where Are We Now?
We went through several design iterations and Tempi is now ready for the production stage. From paper concepts to prototypes, we made excellent progress and are very happy with the outcome.
Tempi's Electronics Prototypes
Tempi's Enclosure Prototypes
This is where Tempi is now. We have everything in place to move into the production phase and that’s why we launched the KickStarter campaign. We are very close to making the product reality so please help us get it there!
Tempi’s app is simple and easy to use – you shouldn’t expect any less. However, we want to add more features to the app and beef it up a bit. Right now Tempi’s app displays temperature and provides basic functions such as notifications, C or F (or Both) and low battery alert. Here’s what we would like to do by the end of the KickStarter campaign:
- Enable it to monitor multiple Tempis – maybe you want one for your room, baby’s room, outside.. etc. This feature will keep track of all of your Tempis.
- Add social networking so you can post your location and how cold it is while visiting Santa.
- Add map integration so you can keep track of temperature when you’re on the go. Ok maybe we’re getting too obsessed with temperature. But imagine being on a hike and you’re going through a wild terrain. Wouldn’t it be cool to map your path and associated temperatures?
We try to get you the best rewards possible to fit your taste. We included our product the FoneStand as part of the rewards as we didn’t feel backers need another t-shirt. Instead, we opted for a something that is actually useful. We want this campaign to be interactive so we welcome rewards suggestions.
Use of Funds
We’re asking you to help us make Tempi a reality. We’re very close to getting there. We’ve built prototypes, identified suppliers, and are ready to put Tempi into production. Here’s what’s left:
- App enhancement – see above.
- Production Tooling,
- Tempi Optimization.
- Manufacturing of Tempi Units.
- Product Certification – CE, FCC, Bluetooth. The above list is typical for taking a product to market. We are experienced in launching products and know exactly what’s required to pull this off.
With over 25 years of experience, Arif has worked mainly in the medical device and high-tech industries. He’s a business savvy, engineering professional with expertise in product development, manufacturing and assisting startups launch. His technical background and business skills have been instrumental in successfully assisting companies launch, secure financing and achieve a multitude of business and technical objectives. He thrives on taking the idea from concept to a finished product.
Ziad is a design freak who has been thriving on creating medical and consumer products for 20 years, and there’s no stopping him! With his Mechanical Engineering background, Ziad has been extensively involved in all facets of the product development cycle from inception, prototyping, designing for manufacturing and assembly, to testing and technology transfer.
Risks and challenges
Tempi is designed to be simple and useful. We’ve worked hard over the last year to get it to this point and we believe we’ve worked out many of the functional bugs. What remains is completing the manufacturing phase which is a challenge by itself. However, our training and experience forces us to design for manufacturing. This is similar to Steven Covey’s famous teaching: “Start with an end in mind”. We designed Tempi with the vision of the complete product in mind and we believe we have mitigated many of the challenges before they occur.
When we started this project, our goal was to bring a product that is fun, cool, and useful. We believe Tempi is just that! We had a great time working on it and transforming the concept to reality. We cannot wait finalize Tempi and put it in your hands. All we need now is your help and support to cover the cost of what remains.
Thank you very much!!
- (40 days)