SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — When Opter launches on Indiegogo Oct. 3, consumers looking for a more functional wearable will finally have a fashionable alternative to the basic plastic wristband: Opter Pose, which Forbes calls “the new must-have in wearable tech.” Pose is a designer unisex necklace and clip that vibrates gently if you’re slouching to remind you to be confident and stand tall. Unlike other posture-correcting devices, Pose has a 7+ day battery life and boasts a host of other features which can be accessed through its companion smartphone app. UV sensing allows it to monitor time spent in the sun and blue light sensing allows it to recommend different light levels for optimal productivity and sleep. In addition to basic fitness tracking with steps, exercise, and sleep, Pose helps reduce sedentary time by intelligently reminding you to move if you’ve been still for too long.
Opter Pose is as thin as the latest iPhone and smaller than a thumb, and the pendant can be worn with any chain. This limited-edition design is made sustainably from bamboo, making it beautiful, sturdy, and lightweight. After being developed for 1.5 years, Pose is now ready for manufacture. On Oct. 3rd at 11 a.m. PST, it will be available through Indiegogo for $99, more than 20% off retail price. Anyone on the Opter email list before launch will receive an additional 10% off.
“As a company, we believe technology is capable of so much more than what is available now. Steps and heart-rate are a great start, but health is the sum of hundreds of everyday actions. How do we optimize these everyday actions to live our dream lives? That’s the problem Opter is working to solve,” says CEO Chalisa Prarasri. “Right now we’re small and don’t have the funds to manufacture Pose on our own, so we’re turning to our customers to help us fund our first production run.”
Opter CEO Chalisa Prarasri helped found Opter back in 2015 immediately after graduating from UCLA with a degree in neuroscience. In college, personal health issues led her to reassess her lifestyle and delve into health science. She quickly learned that health is extremely holistic – every action we take each day makes a difference. As she turned her life around, she bought fitness trackers and wearables but found them extremely limited. She started Opter with the goal of building holistic and empathetic technology that seamlessly integrates with our lives and solves the health challenges we face every day.
“I was trying to optimize my health to prevent myself from going into remission, and after learning about all the different things that affect health — things as simple as what time you turn off the lights — I was overwhelmed. I found that I had to choose between obsessing about health or living my life — there wasn’t enough time for both. Opter is designed to give you a hand with that.”
Pose is the first product of what Opter hopes will be an ecosystem of health tracking devices that each target a different aspect of health; for example, hydration and nutrition. For now, the team is focusing on Pose and its upcoming launch. Once they raise enough to funds, Opter plans to roll out additional styles of the device as well.