“From people organizing sports events and music festivals, to friends on a ski trip, to parents keeping track of kids at the zoo, our most memorable experiences are created when people work together in real time. OnBeep brings mobile groups together without the distraction of looking at their phone,” says Jesse Robbins, CEO & Founder of OnBeep. “We make it easy for people to instantly connect, collaborate and do amazing things together.”
The start-up OnBeep was founded last year and promises to deliver a gadget which will improve team communication. That is most of what we know about OnBeep communication wearable, the quasi-mysterious device soon to be launched. OnBeep managed to raise $6.25 million to turn this idea into a final product. Venture Beat informs us that “It’s got a clip, a mic, a mic jack, a speaker, and a volume button.” The walkie-talkie gadget can connect to wireless communication networks and offer such a high quality signal that you should be able to identify the interlocutor by voice alone.
The first batch of products will be shipped at the end of the year. The ‘Star Trek Communicator’ style gadget will connect through Bluetooth to your smartphone. Afterward, chatting with a pre-defined group can be started through voice activation alone.
OnBeep is not the only communication wearable around. GoTenna is a new communication device that works where there is no cellphone signal, making it incredibly useful for tourists and workers in remote rural areas. Similarly, goTenna connects to your smartphone and has a couple of functions, including group messaging.
OnBeep communication wearable sounds excitingly retrofuturistic
“It’s sort of like a badge or a brooch. It connects via Bluetooth to your phone, and it’s focused on real-time group communication,” claims Jesse Robbins, CEO of OneBeep, according to Venture Beat.
The company already gave prototypes to some people who OnBeep thinks will be their main clientele for the OnBeep communication wearable, mobile professionals who need permanent connection with their teams.
Wearables are extremely trendy at the moment. On the one hand, there are companies such as OnBeep and goTenna, who aim to fill communication gaps with hardware, and on the other there are software companies doing complementary jobs. Google Maps is an extraordinary product that is constantly upgraded. With Google Maps Coordinate, team managers can follow field workers on a live map and assign tasks more efficiently.