One of the biggest pushes in tech is collecting data. How far you’ve walked, how fast your heart beats, how you spend your money, how you sleep, how you eat; there are tools and data collectors for all of this information. But how do you focus on what’s important? Using LaMetric, which distills that data down to just what you need to know.
Precision In Informing
LaMetric is based on a simple idea; you may want to collect all this information about yourself and the world around you, but you also want to be able to better understand it. Thus, it uses a matrix of colored and white LEDs that serve as pixels to generate a big, clear display of what you most want to see, whether it’s your bank balance, your calorie count, or, uh, the time.
A nice touch is that LaMetric is fully hackable, so pretty much anything you want to add to the display, you can. Facebook friends, timers, you name it, it can be installed in the software and run to show you exactly what you need.
Another nice touch is that you can cycle through various tickers as you prefer, just by tapping a button on the device. That way, you can scroll through and possibly reassure yourself that hey, even if your stock portfolio is taking a beating, at least your plan to eat less crud is going well.
Tracking Your Life
As we get more and more data about who we are and what we do, it’s going to be important to focus on specific aspects. If you’ve got LaMetric at your side, it’ll be a handy way to do just that. You’ll need to act fast, though; there’s only a month on the Kickstarter. Currently a plug-in model will run you $130.
Dan Seitz is an obsessive nerd living in New England. He lives in the Boston area with a fiancee, a dog, a cat, and far too many objects with processors.