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Smart Rope

A project in Seoul, South Korea by Joen Choe

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The Evolution of a Classic. Smart Rope is an LED-embedded jump rope that connects to your smartphone.
Backers: 2180
Average Pledge Per Backer: $89

Funded: $193,376 of $60,000
Dates: Feb 25th -> Apr 6th (40 days)
Project By: Joen Choe
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Latest News

A little something for your wrist...

March 28th - via:
 Currently in development, the Smart Gym app for Apple Watch!   (Read More)

Smart Rope Development Progress

March 26th - via:
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play 00:00 00:00 Another live demo of Smart Rope! It's always a challenge to capture 'clean' video of the LEDs, since they're firing at thousands of times per minute. As you can see here, the... (Read More)

First 1000 backers: 10 SMART PLATE Winners

March 19th - via:
(Apologies for the delay, as we had planned to make this announcement earlier this week.) Congratulations to 10 of our first 1000 backers, who win 1 Smart Plate cloud-enabled digital picture frame! Your address and details will be taken via... (Read More)

Some thoughts on wearables, BMI, and heart rate monitoring

March 14th - via:
You'd have to be living under a rock not to notice all the hype around wearables and fitness-related devices, and the recent announcements around Apple Watch help fuel the fire. As a company that's focused on user experience, we are constantly... (Read More)

(More) recent press on Smart Rope

March 11th - via:
1,029 backers! Another huge thank you to all of our early supporters. We'll be announcing the 10 Smart Plate winners early next week.  Here's some more recent press for Smart Rope. For starters, here's a pretty in-depth review of the live prototypes... (Read More)

Approaching 1000 backers = Special SMART PLATE Contest!

March 11th - via:
We're two weeks into the campaign, and we've been blown away by the response to Smart Rope. From you, our funders, to the press, potential retail and distribution partners, technology vendors, and industry folks at Mobile World Congress, we continue... (Read More)

This Week In Kickstarter - Week of March 9

March 9th - via:
A machine that prints pancakes, a jumprope that displays data as you whip it, and a modern dark fantasy TTRPG. All that and more This Week In Kickstarter! (Read More)

Thoughts on MWC, recent press

March 7th - via:
The Tangram team packing things up after a long week at Mobile World Congress. We're back from Barcelona, after a rather grueling Mobile World Congress - demonstrating Smart Rope from 9 am to 7 pm every day, talking to the press, meeting with... (Read More)

Smart Rope, now in XL size!

March 4th - via:
Thanks to many requests from our taller jumpers, Smart Rope is now available in 'XL' size. Here are the current size offerings: Small (rope length 8 ft / 243 cm): best for jumpers 5 ft - 5 ft 4 in tall (152 - 163 cm tall)  Medium (rope length 8 ft 6... (Read More)

FUNDED! Warranty Info! Updates from MWC!

March 3rd - via:
First of all, THANK YOU! We're 100% funded after less than a week, and we are so grateful for your support. Your questions and comments will make Smart Rope an even better product, and your help in spreading the word is extremely important to us as... (Read More)

Smart Rope on Core77!

March 2nd - via:
Smart Rope is covered in a feature story on the cover of Core77, one of the web's most influential design sites. We've been reading Core77 for nearly 20 years, and it's an honor to be featured with such an in-depth article! Take a look to read about... (Read More)

Smart Rope in 18K GOOOOOLD

February 27th - via:
One of the first few prototypes of Smart Rope in 18K gold! The perfect gift for the hip hop mogul, Dr. Evil, conspiracy nut, or art dealer in your life... Enjoy the weekend, everyone!  (Read More)

Smart Rope - prepping for Mobile World Congress

February 27th - via:
Every year, about 80,000 people descend on to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress - one of the world's largest events for device manufacturers, mobile operators, content and technology providers, and so on. It's a chance for us to show off our wares,... (Read More)

Silicon Grip Prototypes!

February 26th - via:
I wanted to share some early photos of the silicon grips! These are the brightly colored versions, and we'll also have them in more neutral shades (semi-translucent). The photos show them from the front and back, with slits to more easily place them... (Read More)

Smart Rope on Early Adopter!

February 26th - via:
Korean backers, Smart Rope is featured on Early Adopter, the influential trend site: 감사합니다!  (Read More)

Smart Rope - The Smart Gym Mobile Platform

February 26th - via:
Here's an early look at the Smart Gym mobile platform, designed to work seamlessly and intuitively with Smart Rope. This is a prototype version to showcase some of the user experience and design, and some of the basic functionality - time mode, count... (Read More)

Some thoughts after 24 hours.

February 26th - via:
Forgive this "Jerry McGuire" moment, as it's probably a product of lacking sleep and the incredible response we're receiving for Smart Rope. I know it's a bit self-indulgent but I've checked (and re-checked) my intentions, and I think this is coming... (Read More)

Smart Rope on The Creators Project!

February 25th - via:
Smart Rope is featured on The Creators Project, a celebration of technology and creativity from Vice and Intel. We've always been big fans!  (Read More)

Smart Rope - heading to Mobile World Congress

February 25th - via:
Deokhee, our fearless leader - Barcelona bound! Tangram, the company behind Smart Rope, is heading to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress - a premier trade show and exhibition for the mobile industry. We'll be showcasing the latest prototypes of... (Read More)

Smart Rope on Fubiz!

February 25th - via:
French readers, we're up on popular culture site Fubiz: Une expérience fitness « n’importe quand, n’importe où »  (Read More)

Sizing and Double Unders

February 25th - via:
Hello friends! We're getting a lot of great questions regarding the size offerings, as well as how Smart Rope tracks double unders. We've updated the FAQ section to address these questions. Keep 'em coming, thanks!  (Read More)

Smart Rope on GIZMODO!

February 25th - via:
Gizmodo got their hands on a prototype of Smart Rope, and had some wonderful things to say! "Smart Rope delivered. When I tested the product at home, it took a few... (Read More)

Kickstarter STAFF PICK!

February 25th - via:
Just received the email - we're a Kickstarter STAFF PICK!  The Kickstarter team has been extremely supportive throughout this process, and we are honored to be here amongst such amazing entrepreneurs and backers.   (Read More)

Here we go! We're in the Washington Post!

February 25th - via:
Hello everyone! We are incredibly excited to launch our Kickstarter campaign for Smart Rope. This is the culmination of many late nights and a truly dedicated effort from a team of incredible people.  We will do everything possible to be as open and... (Read More)

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