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WatchAir, smart antenna, lets you watch/record local live TV on phones, tablets, and streaming boxes/sticks. No wire. No monthly fee.
WatchAir, smart antenna, lets you watch/record local live TV on phones, tablets, and streaming boxes/sticks. No wire. No monthly fee.
941 backers pledged $172,569 to help bring this project to life.

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What is WatchAir?

WatchAir is an advanced smart antenna, not only receiving HDTV signal over the air, but also wirelessly streaming your live local TV directly to your smart devices such as smart phone, tablet, streaming box/stick, PC and even Smart TV. No wire and no monthly fee. 

The Freedom You Can Enjoy With WatchAir

1. The Freedom From Your Cable Bill

2. The Freedom From The Antenna Wire To TV

3. The Freedom From The Hassle of Where To Install

4. The Freedom Of Where To Watch Your Local Live TV From

5, The Freedom Of When To Watch Your Local Live TV

WatchAir Features

 1. Market-leading Indoor HDTV Antenna

2. Wireless Streaming Live Local TV

3. Easy-to-use App with Rich Program Information*

 4. Smart Recording

5. Extensive App Support

WatchAir Specification

1, Specification

 2. Disassembled WatchAir

 3. Dimension

4. What's in the box

WatchAir in The News

The Verge introduces WatchAir!
The Verge introduces WatchAir!

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

1. The Year of Chaos (2014)

 2. Closed, But No Dice (2015)

The first working sample on the wall (an elephant on the wall?)
The first working sample on the wall (an elephant on the wall?)

3. Our Dream Came True (Early 2016)

The 2nd working sample when we coped with the heat issue.
The 2nd working sample when we coped with the heat issue.
Field test in several southern California cities including Irvine, San Diego, La Jolla, Escondido, and Vista.
Field test in several southern California cities including Irvine, San Diego, La Jolla, Escondido, and Vista.

4. Executing Our Promise To You (Hardware Schedule)

 5. Executing Our Promise For You (Software Schedule)

List of Rewards

The Current Status (As of Aug 12)

1. Final sample (T0) images

Our fully functional final sample (T0)
Our fully functional final sample (T0)
View from right side
View from right side
View from left side
View from left side
View from bottom
View from bottom
Rear view
Rear view
Total package of WatchAir: antenna, smart bar, upright installation bracket, desktop bracket, external antenna connector, AC/DC power adapter
Total package of WatchAir: antenna, smart bar, upright installation bracket, desktop bracket, external antenna connector, AC/DC power adapter
Our fully functional final sample (T0): white color
Our fully functional final sample (T0): white color
View from left side
View from left side
WatchAir Standard Package (antenna and smart bar are assembled)
WatchAir Standard Package (antenna and smart bar are assembled)
WatchAir Standard Package (antenna and smart bar are detached)
WatchAir Standard Package (antenna and smart bar are detached)
WatchAir Standard Package (antenna and smart bar are detached)
WatchAir Standard Package (antenna and smart bar are detached)
Fully functional WatchAir installed on Window
Fully functional WatchAir installed on Window
Fully functional WatchAir installed on Window (right side)
Fully functional WatchAir installed on Window (right side)
Fully functional WatchAir installed on Window
Fully functional WatchAir installed on Window
Fully functional WatchAir installed on Window (right side)
Fully functional WatchAir installed on Window (right side)
Fully functional WatchAir installed on Window (left/bottom side)
Fully functional WatchAir installed on Window (left/bottom side)
Upright Installation Bracket For Easy Installation
Upright Installation Bracket For Easy Installation
Closer look for left side of WatchAir
Closer look for left side of WatchAir
Closer look for right side of WatchAir
Closer look for right side of WatchAir
Desktop mode: an external antenna is connected by antenna connector with the second power port.
Desktop mode: an external antenna is connected by antenna connector with the second power port.

2. WatchAir Unboxing Demo

Please note that the following demo videos are purely organic, in other words, intentionally taken without any insert or digital post-processing.

3. WatchAir Installation Demo 

Please note that the following demo videos are purely organic, in other words, intentionally taken without any insert or digital post-processing.

4. WatchAir How To Use Demo 

Please note that the following demo videos are purely organic, in other words, intentionally taken without any stop, or digital post-processing.

                                            

Who & Why

1. People Who Created WatchAir

2. Our Vision and Why Kickstarter

Our vision is simple. A two-word dream: Hang & Watch.

Our "Hang & Watch" means people just hang our WatchAir, and they can watch their local live TV right away. No hassle and no frustration at all, The reason we want to have such a dream is because people paying too much money for their pay-TV, or watching TV by using TV antenna with unhappy experience. We want to make a product to help people happy while they are watching TV. And we believe we made very good progress so far, making a product to watch their local live TV for free and easier than ever before, and of course, this is not the end. In near future, we will raise our bar not only by making cool products to sell, but also by creating innovative "services" to share with our friends and families, so that people can be happier than ever before while they watch local live TV's. We believe that our vision is firmly embedded with the spirit of Kickstarter. So please support us to share our dream. Thank you.

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Risks and challenges

First, any hardware-based project could often encounter unexpected obstacles, due to its inherent manufacturing process. But please be advised that we have already executed pre-production, and started our alpha & beta tests at 100 different locations all over the United States. This fact strongly demonstrates that we are very close to shipping and wouldn’t be surprised if we can ship WatchAir to you as soon as this campaign ends. However, we still have few risks and challenges listed below, along with clarifications of how we will manage these risks and challenges.

Risk 1: a possible shipping delay if we need to ship more than 20,000 units. Although shipping 20,000 units means a huge success of this campaign, it also does a lot more shipping, causing an inevitable production delay. In this case, any additional units more than 20,000 will be shipped before Christmas. In other words, any units less then 20,000 will be shipped to you before this Thanksgiving.

Risk 2: a possible app schedule delay due to our extensive support of multiple devices and OS’s. From smart phones and tablets to all major streaming boxes, sticks, and smart TV’s, we have to support multi OS’s and multi devices, which can cause an unexpected delay. In this case, we would remove some nonessential features in order to meet the launch schedule, then release the extended features through future releases.

Challenge: TV channel reception at anywhere. Although WatchAir antenna performance is market-leading and competitive compared to any indoor antenna, please be advised that the number of received TV channels over-the-air can vary by location. Topography such as valleys, canyons, mountain range, and high rises in urban area, can impact the quality of TV signal reception. Over-the-air TV channels at your location can be predictable by FCC website for “DTV Reception Maps” with your exact location.

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    MSRP $249 + Wraper $10 + shipping + tax

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    Cord Cutting Pack / Black

    MSRP $249 + Wraper $10 + shipping + tax

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    OpenArms Double Pack

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