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MetaWear: Production Ready Wearables in 30 Minutes or Less!

A project in San Francisco, CA by MbientLab Inc.

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A tiny ARM+Bluetooth LE Platform for developing Wearable products (and more) that are certified and ready to ship to customers.
Backers: 1887
Average Pledge Per Backer: $61

Funded: $115,067 of $8,000
Dates: Apr 1st -> May 2nd (32 days)
Project By: MbientLab Inc.
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Latest News

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May 9th - via:
SEATTLE, WA - Crowdfunding is risky by nature. How do you know what the public will want to invest in? Are they more into wearable technology or a shirt that cleans itself? That risk seems well worth it for some San Francisco-based Kickstarter campaigns, which met and comfortably exceeded their fundraising goals. (Others have not been as successful.) (Read More)

Thank You! This is the end and the beginning.

May 2nd - via:
To our incredible Kickstarter community, Thank you for joining us on this awesome journey and taking part in MetaWear. Thank you for supporting our efforts and all the wonderful comments and feedback along the way. You can find us at... (Read More)

Only hours to go now! Let's finish strong!

April 29th - via:
There are only hours left now! Let's keep it going!Don't forget to reserve your MetaWear boards today, KICKSTARTER SPECIAL PRICES ARE ONLY AVAILABLE FOR A FEW MORE HOURS.   We will open up a store on our site ( but prices... (Read More)


April 28th - via:
Get your MetaWear boards today, KICKSTARTER SPECIAL PRICES ARE ONLY AVAILABLE 4 MORE DAYS. ONLY 2000 BOARDS IN OUR FIRST MANUFACTURING BATCH, GET YOURS BEFORE THEY RUN OUT!  Thank you to our wonderful backers; We can't wait to ship our boards and we... (Read More)

With 4 days to go, MetaWear has surpassed its Kickstarter goal by $80k

April 28th - via:
We first reported on MetaWear the day MbientLab posted it to Kickstarter and as the campaig winds down, we take a look at how well it did, and what's next. (Read More)

New REWARD: Beta Tester Special!

April 26th - via:
You asked, we answered! You told us you wanted more beta testing boards and we whipped up a few rapid prototypes just for you and packaged it into this new reward: BETA TESTER SPECIAL: You get 1 MetaWear Platform (Board + basic accessories) before... (Read More)

Thank you! You helped us reach another Stretch Goal!

April 23rd - via:
We've made it to another stretch goal and we will now be supporting a heart rate sensor!  Thank you to our wonderful backers; we are working hard on finalizing our first batch of MetaWear boards so we can ship as soon as possible! Thank you! Help Us... (Read More)

Thank you! Another Stretch Goal and Some News!

April 14th - via:
We've made it to another stretch goal and we will be uploading CAD files to Shapeways shortly. Thank you to our wonderful backers; you've made our project a reality. We are going to get MetaWear into your hands as soon as possible.  Thank you! ... (Read More)

560% awesome, what's next for MetaWear?

April 11th - via:
Hey backer and friends,   We are almost to our next stretch goal and we are just blown away!   We've been interviewed and featured by Ubergizmo and GigaOm and we will be featured on MAKEZINE next week so stay tuned for a spicy interview between... (Read More)

First Stretch Goal Accomplished - USB cables in every MetaWear Kit!

April 8th - via:
Hey backer and friends, Today I saw an epic number, it was: 666 Backers and $35,000 pledged. I tried to take a screenshot but my screen had already refreshed by then. Luckily, the image remains engraved in my mind. With our Stretch Goal reached,... (Read More)

New Hacks and almost to our first stretch goal!

April 8th - via:
Hey backers and friends, Thank you to everyone who helped us get this far! As promised, we are starting to publish our MetaWear hacks. Yesterday we made a mood light in less than 30 minutes so check it out here: More... (Read More)

Stretch Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooals!

April 4th - via:
Hey backers and friends,   Thank you to everyone who has supported us so far. Here are our stretch goals: $35,000 - USB cables come in every Kit to re-charge your MetaWear   $50,000 - New CAD enclosure added to our repository and it's a voter's... (Read More)

We doubled our goal in 2 days! Now even more Rewards are available!

April 3rd - via:
Hey backers and friends,   We've been voted project of the week and we have doubled our goal in less than 48 hours! Thank you to everyone who made this possible. We added more awesome NEW REWARDS based on your feedback: 1. The LEARNING Kit: You get... (Read More)

New Rewards = More Fun

April 2nd - via:
Hey backers and friends, We added TWO AWESOME NEW REWARDS so you get a lot more MetaWear action: 1. The IOT Kit: Twice the fun with 2 MetaWear platforms. 2. The HOME AUTOMATION Kit: Twice the hacking with 2 MetaWear kits. Now you can build extreme... (Read More)

We reached our funding Goal! Thank you!

April 1st - via:
We did it! MetaWear reached its funding goal in one day!Thank you to all of our backers and supporters. -The MetaWear team  (Read More)

Thank you for a wonderful first day, let's do this!

April 1st - via:
Thank you to all the MetaWear early backers.We are so close to getting funded on the very first day and you made it happen! Thank you very much, -The MetaWear team PS: Don't forget to keep sharing this campaign. Every tweet, like, and shout-out... (Read More)

Check out MetaWear, an awesome DIY Wearables dev board on Kickstarter

April 1st - via:
Wearable electronics are the hottest thing in tech right now and with things like fitness trackers, smartwatches, and head mounted displays being released every week, it was only a matter of time before the DIY community joined the party. Today, MbientLab has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for its new MetaWear development and production platform that is designed to make DIY wearables easy, cheap, and fun! (Read More)

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