When will the Slightly Robot Bracelet be available to purchase? Both Android and iOS are available right now.
How does it work? The bracelet works by detecting hand position. It uses a smartwatch or the cheaper and better-looking Slightly Robot Bracelet to detect where your hand is located. If your hand lingers near your mouth, face, or hair, it vibrates to bring this to your conscious attention.
How does it really work? The bracelet uses a three-axis accelerometer to detect its own orientation with respect to gravity and checks if this is similar to a precalibrated position.
Does my phone need to be on and connected to the bracelet/smartwatch at all times? Yes.
Does my phone need to be on and connected to the Internet? Only to install our app. After that, no.
What conditions does it work for? The works best for detecting behavior that puts the hands near the hair, mouth, or face (i.e. the forearm is vertical) because these positions are relatively uncommon in daily life. The bracelet will detect any position, but because it can't distinguish between, for example, putting your hand in your pocket and touching your thigh, if your habit involves a "common" position, you might get some extra vibrations. It will still detect everything; it just might detect some extra stuff too.
Can I get one for each hand? Yes. If you have an Android phone you can even get a bracelet for one hand and an Android Wear smartwatch for the other.
Does the app record long-term data so I can find out what triggers my habits? Yes. (This data is recorded but not yet viewable on the iPhone app.)
I already have a smartwatch. Can I use this instead of a Slightly Robot Bracelet? Yes, if you have an Android Wear smartwatch and an Android phone.
Bracelets aren't my thing. I'd prefer a smartwatch. Which watch should I get? If you have an Android phone you can get anything you like that runs Android Wear. Our favorite and most affordable is the LG G. We've only tested the app on the LG G and Zenwatch 2. If you run into problems it's probably our fault so send us an email.
Apple Watch? Eventually.
Pebble? Fitbit? Samsung Gear? Nope.
I can't get it to work Contact our programmer Joseph. Don't be shy. He likes fixing problems and they're always his fault.
How can I help? The most important thing is to tell us features you'd like to see and bugs you'd like fixed so we can make this product better. We also don't do much advertising, so please let other people know about us if you think they could benefit from Slightly Robot.