A Fitness Tracker for Indoor Climbers

Posted on September, 27, 2016

The Climbalytics journey started with a simple post on Reddit.

Hey Reddit! For a couple years I've been thinking about building a "Fitbit for indoor climbers." I've finally gotten some time to work on it and just finished a prototype that actually works! I could use your help...

TL;DR please fill out this survey so I can see if this is something anyone wants before I go and spend a lot of time polishing it. I would be so thankful for your help! https://goo.gl/forms/4nLwvpw7R8zwNnFK2

For a couple years I've been thinking about building a "Fitbit for climbers." I've finally gotten some time to work on it and just finished a rough prototype that actually works! It can accurately track which routes you climb in the gym, how difficult those routes are and how your strength and skill progress over time. If I can get it in a couple gyms it will also be able to provide consistent grades on routes across gyms, tell you which routes are new, popular, etc.

I realize this is not a new idea. I've been really excited about ClimbAX and Whipper, but neither has shipped their product yet, and the technique I'm using is extremely accurate and gives you concrete information about your climbing skill and exactly which problems you've climbed in the gym. If you're curious about the technology and how it works feel free to PM me!

I'd very much appreciate your help to make this thing a reality. Would you mind taking 5 minutes to fill out this survey? I want your honest opinion. If you hate the idea with a fiery passion I want to know. If you love it I want to know that too (and everything in between).

https://goo.gl/forms/4nLwvpw7R8zwNnFK2

Thanks Reddit you rock :D

Stay informed of our progress

Climbalytics is still in development. We provide periodic updates when we cross new milestones. If you’re interested in chatting with us we’d love to talk.

Milestones

Jun 2016
idea
Oct 2016
begin prototyping
Sept 2017
release mobile app
September 2018
beta testing
March 2019
first gym challenge
August 2019
10 gyms on board
March 2020
release final tracker