Monday, January 6, 2014

Kiwi Move: Wearable Tech for Everyone

Now available for pre-order is the Kiwi Move, a small multi-sensor gadget that can track virtually anything and everything. Developed by Toronto-based Kiwi Wearable Tech, the one-ounce Kiwi Move measures only 1.6 x 1.2 x 0.35” yet houses an ARM Cortex M4 processor, accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, barometer, thermometer, and microphone, among other features. You can wear the Kiwi Move on your collar, wrist, arm, or anywhere you like, and it will monitor your actions throughout the day.

Compatible with Android and iOS phones, the Kiwi Move ships with four native apps. Kiwi Move tracks your movement and is useful for counting steps taken, stairs climbed, and other physical activity at the gym or on the soccer field or basketball court. Kiwi Insights gives you an overview of your lifestyle and behavior, while Kiwi Sound lets you take voice notes or control voice-enabled applications and appliances. With Kiwi Gesture, you can use built-in or custom gestures to control your home appliances or speak to the Internet.

In addition, attaching the Kiwi Move to your laptop, bag or bike allows you to track and secure your belongings via Kiwi Lock. There's also When Do, an app that enables you to automate activities in your daily life by setting up “if this, then that” recipes. For example, you can set up Kiwi Move to automatically update your budget when you leave the store, or load your training app once you hit the gym.

The Kiwi Move is currently priced at $99. Once the pre-order campaign ends, it will set you back more than that. Each box includes a Kiwi Move, clip, strap, key ring adapter, micro-USB cable, and manual.

Kiwi Wearable Tech consists of six entrepreneurs passionate about making a difference in the wearables space. The startup aims to bring innovative wearable computer and sensor technology to everyday people so they can live healthier and more productive lives.

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