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The Nymi Band Discovery Kit – What It Is And What It Does

December 9, 2014

 Introducing The Nymi Band Discovery Kit
One thing that gets us all very excited at Nymi is the idea of our customers using and experimenting with final production Nymi Bands. We’ve put a lot of thought and effort into them, so when we see Nymi Bands in the hands of supporters, we can’t help but get excited.

We have tremendous respect for our developer community and that’s one of the reasons we created the Nymi Band Discovery Kit. It’s amazing to see developers across the globe come up with new ways to expand the Nymi ecosystem and tell us how they want to change the future of identity.

WHAT IS THE NYMI BAND DISCOVERY KIT?

The Nymi Band Discovery kit is a special product designed with our developer community at its core. Included in the Nymi Band Discovery Kit is a final version Carbon coloured Nymi Band, a USB charging cable and a USB Bluetooth module.

While the kit does include a final Nymi Band – many of the applications that use the Nymi Band have yet to be published. The Nymi Band Discovery Kit will allow developers to create and test Nymi enabled applications using the SDK in advance of the official launch of the product. That means more applications and a better experience for future Nymi Band users.


WHY ARE YOU SHIPPING THE NYMI BAND DISCOVERY KIT TO DEVELOPERS AND NOT ALL PREORDER CUSTOMERS? 

Our number one priority has always been to create a great product with a great experience that simplifies your everyday life, from the moment you put it on your wrist. We believe that more time, support and the support of our community will allow us to grow and develop the Nymi ecosystem and create a great Nymi Band product experience.

We made this decision because it is what’s best for everyone involved and we are grateful for our supporters’ understanding.

WHAT DOES THE NYMI BAND IN THE NYMI DISCOVERY KIT DO? 

The Discovery Kit Nymi Band works with three key Windows applications right now. Mac (OS X) applications are coming very soon.

Here are the Nymi Band Discovery Kit applications and what they do:

THE NYMI COMPANION


The Nymi Companion is the application that you will use to interface with your Nymi Band. Through this app, you are able to create your personal biometric template (using your heart’s unique signature or “ECG”), activate your Nymi Band with your ECG and manage the various other Nymi Enabled Applications you will be using with your Nymi Band.

THE DEVICE UNLOCK APP

The Nymi Unlock app is the first of what will be many Nymi Enabled Applications. This app will allow you to unlock your device using your Nymi Band. While passwords can be hacked or stolen and are generally inconvenient, your ECG is unique to you, and only you will be able to access your device.

The NYMI PASSWORD VAULT


The Nymi Password Vault is a free application that stores and organizes your passwords. Passwords are stored locally on your computer, in a secure and encrypted state. Only while wearing your activated Nymi Band will you be able to access and use your passwords.

As mentioned, the Nymi Band Discovery Kit is for developers to create, build and finalize their applications. These applications are where we start – we only build up from here.

HOW DO I GET IT?

The Nymi Band Discovery Kit is available for purchase today at the promotional price of $79. We’ll begin shipping the kits during the week of December 15th. Customers who have already pre-ordered or reserved a Nymi Band can modify their order simply by purchasing a Nymi Band Discovery Kit. We will automatically replace Nymi Band pre-orders with the Nymi Band Discovery Kit once the Discovery Kit purchase is made. Pre-order customers do not need to worry about being charged twice.

To get Nymi Band Discovery Kits to our customers as soon as possible, we are beginning with a release to Canada and the US. We will be releasing Nymi Band Discovery Kits to other markets in early 2015.

Buy your Nymi Band Discovery Kit here: http://shop.nymi.com/

GET THEM WHILE THEY ARE HOT!

Make sure to reserve your Nymi Band today before December 31st to receive yours at an introductory price of $79 before the price goes up to $149 after the New Year. We’ll make sure you’re one of the first to become the Nymi Bands’ early adopters.

 


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