WatShout

The first cellular-connected sports watch for real-time location sharing


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WATSHOUT:
FAST FACTS

Watshout is a fitness tracking sports watch eliminating the need to carry smartphones or use functionality-lacking devices while working out.

From Bluetooth-powered music playback, fitness app integration, to GPS location tracking for safety, Watshout tailors to the active consumer’s needs. A single battery charge will last 20+ hours with always-on display.

PROGRESS IMPEDED

Sure, smartphones are incredible, but they’re not a perfect fit with every element of our daily lives yet.

Take workouts. Over 65 million runners in the U.S. alone struggle with a variety of smartphone-related issues, including:

Despite drawbacks, 61% of runners still rely on phones during workouts for music, tracking, and most importantly, safety. And that’s just runners; add in cyclists, skiers, snowboarders, and hikers, and you’ve got a massive population in need of a better solution.

There are some devices (i.e. smartwatches) and apps (i.e. RunKeeper) out there that provide a partial solution, but none have balanced hardware and software to create a safe and intuitive experience for active consumers. Until now.

WORKOUT SMARTER,
NOT HARDER

Watshout is also the safest sports watch available for outdoor enthusiasts, emphasizing real-time GPS tracking to share location and maintain safety among friends and family. Users can even order rideshare and make payments right from their wrists.

And, it accomplishes all of this on a battery capable of 20+ hours of uninterrupted GPS usage. This is much longer than smart watches or phones currently on the market.

No more juggling multiple apps or devices just to track your workout. Watshout vows to deliver a full customer experience that goes beyond just a device, including:

The ability to listen to music with any Bluetooth headphones

Easy real-time sharing of your workouts with all your connections

Unmatched peace of mind thanks to location sharing, messaging, and more

ALL ABOUT WATSHOUT

Watshout is designed specifically with athletes in mind. It promises to be lighter and thinner than any other similar device on the market, allowing you to leave bulky phones behind when working out. Other key features include:

  • Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100, a powerful edge computer for local sensor data analytics
  • Noise cancellation audio with digital microphone
  • Automatically-stored workout data for sharing & review, and can be synced to any existing popular workout apps
  • Designed button placement that increases efficient watch use during workouts

CLEARING HURDLES

We’re off and running to a great start here at Watshout.  Here are some of the top accomplishments we’ve achieved during our company’s early days:

For more information on Watshout and what they have planned for the future, please request access to the Business Plan portion of this Fundable profile!

MEET THE TEAM

What started with a group of mountain bikers riding the California trails - wondering why they needed their phones and screaming “watch out!” to alert hikers - has since evolved into Watshout.  Let’s learn more about the trio steering the wheel:

Jan Gaudestad | CEO | Seasoned physicist who was instrumental in raising $13M from Intel Capital among others in 2002 for his semiconductor equipment company. Also spent time as Tier 1 account manager at TDK InvenSense, a motion sensor IC company. He is also an avid runner, skier and mountain biker who’s passionate about outdoor activities. 

Jessie Cheng | Sr. Industrial Designer | Creative guru who holds an Industrial Design degree from Pratt Institute. Heads the design team, overseeing UX/UI, graphic design, web design, marketing video creation, and watch design.
 

Ethan Houston | Sr. Software Engineering Manager | Talented young engineer who leads app development. Skills include back end development (using Google Cloud) and location sharing build out.

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