Imda, the maker of the Walkie Talkie, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a smart walking companion device that will be marketed to the general public.
According to the campaign page, the device will be built with an Arduino and Arduino-compatible chip, which are commonly used in walkie-talkies and walkie cameras.
The WalkieTalk, which has a battery and speaker built into it, is also designed to be used for navigation.
“Imda will be the first and only smart walkie companion device,” the page reads.
“This device will allow people to enjoy the outdoors, go about their daily lives, communicate with others, and share their stories and experiences with the world.”
Imda’s WalkieWatch is an Arduino-powered device, with an IP68 rating and a USB 3.0 connector, which will be able to connect to smartphones and tablets, allowing for connectivity with any smart device, from smartwatches to smart glasses.
The device, which is still a prototype, is already available for pre-order.
The crowdfunding page also mentions that the device’s main functions are “a walkie watch, a speaker, a microphone, and an LED.”
Imma also announced a partnership with the New York City-based company Nest, which makes the Nest thermostat, to manufacture the device.
The company plans to launch a Kickstarter for the WalkierWatch later this month.
Imma’s Kickstarter campaign page also includes a countdown clock that will remind users to donate to the project.
The first Imda Walkie-Talkie is scheduled for launch on April 9, 2018, with more details to be revealed in the coming months.