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Tempi is a Bluetooth Wearable Thermometer that measures the temperature in your immediate surroundings. WE ARE RELAUNCHING See below

Tempi is a Bluetooth Wearable Thermometer that measures the temperature in your immediate surroundings. WE ARE RELAUNCHING See below Read More
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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

Why Tempi? 

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.

Colors

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! 

The App

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?

Tempi’s Specifications

Rewards

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.

Timeline

Team Tempi

Arif Quronfleh

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 Ghannoum

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!!
Team Tempi

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FAQ

  • Yes, the app will be free for all as it is an essential part of the product.

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  • Tempi works with iOS devices (running version 6.1.3 or newer) with Bluetooth 4.0 built in (iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad 3rd, 4th generation, iPod touch 5th generation, iPad mini and newer).
    Tempi will also be working with Android devices (running version 4.2 or newer) with Bluetooth 4.0 built in.

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  • The range from your phone to Tempi is approximately 30 meters (about 100 feet) within line of sight.

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  • Once the campaign is successfully completed, we will send out a survey so you can choose the color of your Tempi.

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  • Not really. Although it is designed to withstand severe weather for outdoors use. We wanted the battery to be replaceable and that’s why we couldn't seal it completely.

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  • Tempi uses a standard battery type CR2025 which can be purchased almost anywhere.

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  • Yes. Indeed. Absolutely.

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  • Tempi was designed to be energy efficient so the battery will last for about 9 months after activation.

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  • Absolutely. Tempi’s app will notify you when the battery is running low.

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  • Shipping within the USA is FREE.
    Worldwide depends on the pledge level so please review.

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5 USD

    A Gazillion Thanks!! Yes you heard us. We will thank you a gazillion times using our proprietary mathematical formula. For Reward #1: Thank you X Gazillion = Gazillion Thanks --- You're also on-board so you'll receive backers updates.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10 USD

    Forget the t-shirt!! To show our appreciation, you'll get a FoneStand (Black or White) to use with your smartphone. The FoneStand is one of our products. Free US shipping.

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25 USD

    Early Tempi - be one of the first to get the KickStarter price and save. Get a Silver or Red Tempi and we'll ship it to you sooner than everyone else. Comes with Tempi and Base. (Estimated retail price $39)

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    Pledge $30 or more About $30 USD

    Hello Tempi - Be one of the first to own a Tempi and start measuring temperature like there's no tomorrow. Select your Tempi in Silver or Red. Comes with Tempi and Base. (Estimated retail price $39)

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    Pledge $35 or more About $35 USD

    Tempi & FoneStand. What?? You want an explanation? Ok you got it. You'll get a Tempi in Red or Silver and a FoneStand (Black or White). A match made in heaven. Comes with Tempi and Base. (Estimated retail price $52)

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    Pledge $48 or more About $48 USD

    Early Tempi X 2 – Get 2 Tempis and still be one of the first to get the early KickStarter price. Mix and Match Silver or Red and we'll ship them to you sooner than everyone else. Comes with Tempi and Base. (Estimated retail price $78)

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    Pledge $52 or more About $52 USD

    You're seeing double - Get two Tempis in the color of your choice. Mix, match and go crazy... well, you can't really go crazy with two colors but give it your best shot. Comes with Tempi and Base. (Estimated retail price $78)

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    Pledge $110 or more About $110 USD

    High 5! Get 5 Tempis and a virtual high 5! Mix and match colors and be proud of yourself. Includes free US shipping.

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    Pledge $190 or more About $190 USD

    Freak out!! Get 10 Tempis and go wild. Mix and match colors. Give'em to your friends, family, teacher, gardener or whomever shares your passion about temperature. You can also keep them to yourself. Includes free shipping.

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