Having a camera in your smartphone is great, but what about all those memories that are lost because you left your phone in your pocket? Memoto is a small device, slightly larger than a matchbox, that records and logs your life, without requiring you to press a single button. The wearable device can be tucked safely onto a shirt neckband or any other outward-facing strap, snapping a picture every 30 seconds. Images are then synced to the iOS or Android app, building interactive scrapbooks for later browsing.
The wearable tech industry is just beginning, with products such as Google’s Project Glass and a possible Apple iWatch on the horizon. But Memoto has carved out its own little niche, combining automatic picture taking and unique software.
“The way Memoto captures your life effortlessly and makes it searchable and sharable lacks comparison right now,” said Oskar Kalmaru, co-creator of Memoto. “Memoto aims to set the bar high for what people should demand from providers of wearable tech.”
Memoto had a highly-successful Kickstarter campaign, raising over $550,000 against its founders' original goal of only $50,000. The team has since grown from three founders in 2012 to 17 people who currently work on the project.