Smart Rope

April, 2015
The Evolution of a Classic
Smart Rope is an LED-embedded jump rope that works with your smartphone, creating an “anywhere, anytime” fitness experience. We’ve created a true active fitness wearable that brings the best in new tech to a tried-and-true workout, consistently recommended by the health and wellness community.
Why the jump rope?
We’re all look­ing to make our health a pri­or­ity - eat­ing right and be­ing ac­tive. We’re liv­ing longer and health­care con­tin­ues to be a huge ex­pense for so­ci­ety at large. We know we need to work out more, but the time and money re­quired don’t al­ways make it easy. Un­for­tu­nately, many work­outs that look to fill that need are here to­day, gone to­mor­row - just look at any “Made for TV” gad­get or that huge setup in the base­ment that’s be­ing used for a coat hanger, col­lect­ing dust in our base­ment.
Product Design
We’ve embedded 23 high-quality LEDs into a proprietary, patent-pending FPCB (flexible printed circuit board) design. These LEDs can display up to four digits with clear visibility even in bright rooms, and eventually we’ll be able to display things like icons and emojis with upcoming software releases. As you jump, the LEDs display your progress right before your eyes. They’ll also illuminate as you power on and off the Smart Rope, and provide information about battery life.
Aside from all the digital technology involved, we’ve also elevated the physical design of the jump rope in a variety of ways. The rope is positioned at a 45 degree angle to the handle to encourage effortless, natural motion. Ball bearings are used to ensure fast, smooth revolutions. All materials are of premium quality and finish, with meticulous attention to detail. 
User Experience Design
Our Smart Gym app works seam­lessly with Smart Rope with two-way com­mu­ni­ca­tion. Jumps counted and work­out times are broad­cast to the app for track­ing and mon­i­tor­ing, while BMI data and work­out goals en­tered into the app are broad­cast to Smart Rope to craft your cus­tom work­out. Smart Gym works with mul­ti­ple Smart Rope de­vices, al­though Blue­tooth won’t al­low si­mul­ta­ne­ous pair­ing of mul­ti­ple de­vices. This means your fam­ily (or your Cross­Fit team) can use dif­fer­ent Smart Rope de­vices with a sin­gle smart­phone.
Tangram Factory designs and manufactures products focused around the user experience, where leading technology and intuitive design help bring people closer together. Tangram Factory is a subsidiary of Tangram Design Lab, an award-winning multi-disciplinary design agency established in Seoul in 2008. 

In addition to our innovative work for clients, Tangram has also created products under the Tangram brand, from ideation to prototyping all the way to production and marketing. Tangram has the unique ability to produce hardware, software, and the entire user experience.

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