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Quantified self, what's wrong with device, what's coming down the road

Quantified self, what's wrong with device, what's coming down the road

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  • 1. I’m a Quantified Self geek and what’s wrong with wearables Steve Karmeinsky NetTek Ltd © Copyright THUS Group plc 2005. All rights reserved.
  • 2. Quantified Self I’m a QS geek © Copyright NetTek. Ltd 2013 All rights reserved.
  • 3. Quantified Self Too many? Fitbit Flex Nike Fuelband SE Misfitwearables Shine Fitbit One Flex Two more coming Fitbit Force Jawbone UP24 Withings Pulse Fitbug Orb © Copyright NetTek. Ltd 2013 All rights reserved.
  • 4. Quantified Self There’s one thing wrong with all of them All #FAIL the girlfriend/mum test ¢  Unless they’re into sport ¡  They’re NOT pretty Wont wear it ¢  Designed by techies ¢  Worn by techies / sports geeks © Copyright NetTek. Ltd 2013 All rights reserved.
  • 5. Quantified Self They don’t even agree on results © Copyright NetTek. Ltd 2013 All rights reserved.
  • 6. Quantified Self Biggest Annoyance #1 ¢  They have arbitrary measurements ¡  What’s Nike Fuel? ¡  How do they actually know what calories I’m burning? © Copyright NetTek. Ltd 2013 All rights reserved.
  • 7. Quantified Self Biggest Annoyance #2 ¢  What’s a day? ¢  My day isn’t 12 until 12 ¡  It’s when I get up to when I got to bed ¢  Trackers all are based on 24h cycles © Copyright NetTek. Ltd 2013 All rights reserved.
  • 8. Quantified Self Biggest Annoyance #3 ¢  Have to manually put all trackers into ‘sleep mode’ ¢  When you’re really tired (or drunk) what are you likely to forget? © Copyright NetTek. Ltd 2013 All rights reserved.
  • 9. Quantified Self Another disaster? Phyode W me ¢  Only tracks when you press the button ¢  Really ugly ¢  App outsourced and annoying © Copyright NetTek. Ltd 2013 All rights reserved.
  • 10. Quantified Self There’s one thing wrong with all of them Pebble Watch – prime example ¢  It’s UGLY ¢  Raised $10m on Kickstarter ¡  Completely underestimated production issues/costs ¢  Raised $70m from VC ¡  Kickstarter “validated” demand ¢  Low general sales ¡  Kickstarter was their market? © Copyright NetTek. Ltd 2013 All rights reserved.
  • 11. Quantified Self Maybe this lot have got it right? Angel Sensor ¢  At least it’s simple ¢  Open source SDK © Copyright NetTek. Ltd 2013 All rights reserved.
  • 12. Quantified Self Future ¢  Pros ¡  Devices will get prettier ¡  And ¡  Do smarter more stuff ¢  Cons ¡  As more devices do more diagnostic things, agencies like the FDA will regulate ¡  Will devices actually benefit your life? © Copyright NetTek. Ltd 2013 All rights reserved.
  • 13. Quantified Self Future ¢  BLE is the future ¢  V4.1 OTA software upgrade ¢  iBeacons … © Copyright NetTek. Ltd 2013 All rights reserved.
  • 14. Quantified Self Thank you for listening! Email: steve@gbnet.net @stevekennedyuk [ soon http://quantifiedself.me and http://quantifiedself.us ] http://www.meetup.com/Heads-Up-London-Wearable-Technology-Forum/ © Copyright NetTek. Ltd 2013 All rights reserved.