This is how we keep it simple
When you press the button on the Smart Tag, that tag connects to our hub and then registers with our cloud and awaits instruction. Then when you tell your home assistant what you're saving, she tells our cloud.
We pull how long your food should last from our database and send that information back to the Smart Tag you pressed, starting the countdown. When half the duration has passed, our cloud tells the Smart Tag to change its color to yellow and sends a notification to your phone.
All you did was press a button and say what you're saving. But we did all of those other things...what we often refer to as "we take care of the rest."
Can I use Ovie without a smart home speaker?
Yes! All you have to do is select that you don't have a smart home speaker at set up, and we'll prompt you to type what you're saving from the app. We think the small investment in Alexa or Google Home will make the experience so much better though!
What is the battery life?
Our current projections are 12-18 months, but we'll confirm that as we test in pre-production.
How do I replace the battery?
We'll have a replacement program where we'll notify you that you're SmartTag's battery is failing, and we'll send you a new SmartTag at a discounted rate. Then you return the old one to us in a provided postage-paid envelope. We think this is the easiest for you as a consumer, we'll recycle the batteries to reduce waste, and when our tech gets even cooler via updates you'll get updated, too!
How does Ovie know how longs something lasts?
We have a database of typical food spoilage times that will get bigger and more robust every day. We'll pull the dates from that database. If the food you input isn't recognized, we'll default to 3 days. But you can go into the app and update the duration. After you do that, we'll add that to your set of items and you won't have to manually update it again.
Can I change how long Ovie is tracking something?
Absolutely - see above. Simply go into the app and adjust the duration for that food item. We'll remember your preference moving forward.
What size is the container?
The container is 6 cups.
Are you making other container sizes?
Right now, no. But we are thinking abou that as a stretch goal. Any changes to the container size means another tool, and if it changes the lid size that's two more tools!
What material is the container?
The container will be BPA-free durable Tritan plastic.
Why aren't you shipping world wide?
Ovie will need communications and food grade certification for any country that we ship to. For now, we need to keep that number small, but we hope to be able to open up more countries around the time we're shipping our backer rewards out. If so, please drop us a line that you really wanted to buy on Kickstarter and we'll see if we can still offer you the same discounts that were found here.