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So what is the ZBand all about?
The ZBand is a simple idea. It is a silent alarm wristband that vibrates to give you a gentle awakening without disturbing those near you. You set your alarm using your android device which communicates with the ZBand. When designing the ZBand we kept simplicity in mind and designed it to be small, light, comfortable, affordable and user friendly. The principle of the ZBand is simplicity, as Steve Jobs once said "Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end, because once you get there, you can move mountains"
Who is the ZBand for?
Tired of being woken up by your partner's alarm in the morning? Don't want to wake the children in the next room or your newborn beside you? Or do you just hate the sound of alarms? Then the ZBand is for you. The ZBand is ideal for those who don't like an audio alarm bellowing out first thing in the morning. It is perfect for couples getting up at different times or for students or backpackers staying in dorms. The ZBand is also very useful for people with hearing difficulties where it can be used as a morning alarm or to alert the wearer of different times of the day.
How does the ZBand work?
5 simple steps:
1. Download our free Android app to your phone or tablet
2. Pair the ZBand with an android Smartphone or tablet using Bluetooth
3. Turn on the ZBand by pressing the button on the wristband and then press the connect button on the ZBand app.
4. When connected use the 3 toggles on the top of the screen choose to set alarm times and frequency of alarms, snooze functions or vibration strength. At the bottom of the screen press the save button and the ZBand will vibrate to confirm the function was saved. Then, the App disconnects from the ZBand.
5. Have a gentle awakening by the ZBand without disturbing anyone else in the vicinity
Members of the Band
Paul Griffin BTech, DipBus and co-Founder
Initially I thought it would take a year at most to develop the ZBand. In fact it has taken three years' of hard work, while at the same time doing the day job to pay the bills. Throughout the period of development, my family and friends always believed in me and believed in the ZBand but they thought I was a little mad to put so much time and resources into it. I think, and I hope you'll agree, that the ZBand has been worth the effort.
Almost a decade ago I started my own company in Ireland. Even though the country has experienced the deepest recession in its history, my company has remained strong. This is due to our professionalism, high quality product, attention to detail and reliability: qualities that characterize the ZBand.
Declan Leonard BSc and co-Founder
Q. Can I download the ZBand App to my android tablet?
A. Yes, the Zband App can be downloaded to any Android device be it a Smartphone or a tablet.
Q. Does the ZBand have to be in Bluetooth range for the alarm on the ZBand to go off?
A. No, the android device is used to set alarms on the ZBand. Once alarms are set on the ZBand the phone or tablet does not need to be connected to the ZBand.
Q. How do I set the vibration strength for the ZBand?
A. After downloading the ZBand app and pairing the ZBand to the android device you can connect the android device to the ZBand. When connected the ZBand app will show a screen with 3 toggles at the top of the screen. The 3 toggles show set alarms, snooze function and vibration strength. Press the vibration strength toggle, when open you can set vibration strength and then press save settings.
Q. On the set alarm screen, what does name mean?
A. This gives the user an option to name each alarm, for example 'Work' or 'Medicine' . The user does not need to name alarm if they do not wish to and can carry onto save alarm.
Q. Can the ZBand be used on different platforms?
A. At present the ZBand can only be used on the Android platform but we plan to have it on all platforms in the near future.
Q. Can I use other alarms on my device while using the ZBand?
A. Yes, the ZBand does not interfere with any other alarm on the phone or table, therefore the ZBand can be use on its own or in conjunction with another alarm
Q.How long does the ZBand last without a charge?
A.The ZBand will last approximately 10 days of regular use on a 30 minute charge. To charge the ZBand you can use the cable supplied or any macro USB charger which is the standard charger for nearly all android smartphones.
What stage is the ZBand at now?
At present we have the design and all the testing done on the ZBand and are very happy with the outcome. The next stage is the tooling stage, we are finalizing terms and this stage should be under way in the next week.
The ZBand App is fully finished and looks great. Again with simplicity in mind we designed the App to be as user friendly as possible.
What do we need the funding for?
We are looking for funding of $10,000. This is to get the ZBand into mass production and also to get the word out there about the ZBand.
You will be helping us get the word out there by pre-ordering a ZBand on Indiegogo. Once you have received your ZBand you will be telling your friends how great it is.