Pycom, the next generation IoT platform, introduced Pylife, the first digital dashboard for a truly connected life, and PyGo a beautiful and thoughtfully designed wearable device that allows you, the user, to stay connected with children, parents, friends, pets, personal belongings and more – the possibilities are endless.
Launching via Kickstarter and certified by Verizon, the new offering is the only one of its kind to operate across five different networks: WiFi, BLE, LTE-M Cellular (CAT M1 and NB-IoT) and LPWAN technologies such as LoRa. And when those are not available, built-in mesh capabilities step in to keep PyGo devices connected to the Pylife dashboard.
“We’re thrilled to introduce consumers to Pylife and PyGo. This will bring them the clarity, speed and simplicity that we’ve proudly provided our developer community over the past years,” said Fred de Haro, CEO and co-founder of Pycom. “We’re also excited and eager to see how these amazing developers push Pylife and PyGo functionality even further.”
A compact and versatile wearable device, PyGo is designed for convenient use in a variety of ways. Attach PyGo to your child, elderly parent, pet, or any personal belonging, for instant communication, even when there is no cellular network available. The wirelessly-charged PyGo is equipped with up to four-day battery life, dependent on user settings, said a press release.
This device is multi-purpose. For example, give a PyGo to your hiking partner to stay connected in remote areas with little to no signal. You can even clip one on your dog’s collar to easily track their whereabouts if they run off. The PyGo’s sleek and compact design measures only 41mm x 12.5mm x 24mm, is waterproof and comes with digital OLED display for messages.
PyGo easily clips into a variety of stylish accessories, making it easy to switch from one to the other:
- An innovative, bright and fun clip-on attachment that easily affixes to clothing
- An easy-to-attach key fob
- A stylish jewelry attachment
- A sports clip on a carabiner
- A sleek, low-profile sports wrist accessory
Unlike other disparate products that track location, Pylife conveniently consolidates everything PyGos are attached to in one intuitive app. Users can use the Pylife mobile app to send messages, determine location of each PyGo, or track various stats. It’s the first digital dashboard aimed at helping people take control of their busy lives.
The Pylife app also lets developers showcase their own innovations by adding and extending new features for their customers.