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Tempo | The Co-Captain of Your Standing Desk

$ 99.00 $ 149.00

Limited Launch Pricing

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Ships in May.

Do you ever sit for too long?

It happens to all of us! But not anymore.

Tempo automatically raises and lowers your existing desk to help you hit your goals.

Tempo detects your presence and position, then moves between sitting and standing to keep you on track.

  • It's easy to end up sitting more than you should, even if you have a standing desk.
  • Tempo knows when you've been stuck in one position for too long, and automatically moves your desk.
  • You can easily configure your preferred standing times and rhythm - Tempo works for you.
  • Check your standing and movement stats at a glance, or open the app for more detail and trends.
  • Tempo attaches to your existing desk. Just swap handsets to unlock the full value of your standing desk!

Does your desk stand for you?

We think it should. And now it can.

Tempo worries about whether you should be sitting or standing, so you can focus on your work.

We've all been there. You got caught up in the flow of your work (great!) and ended up sitting all afternoon (less great). With Tempo, you can keep the flow, but get some movement in too.

We've talked to thousands of standing desk users over the years. The most common theme? People don't stand as much as they want to.

You have enough to think about while you're working - let Tempo manage your desk position.

Even better - Tempo knows when you're at your desk (or not), so it's truly smart. This isn't just a timer! Tempo will actually track how long YOU sit and stand, not just how long the desk is in that position. And critically for safety, your desk will only automatically move when you are present.

Tempo is a universal handset replacement, instantly making your desk work for you.

While you're at your desk, a wave of your hand brings up Tempo's status screen, so you can check your progress and rhythm at a glance. Want more detail? Tempo's mobile app shows your historical data and allows you to finely hone your preferences.

You can even set Tempo to gradually increase your standing over time, so every day is better than the last.

Let your desk stand for you with Tempo.

A Ton of User Testing

61,343total user hours
6.48average moves/workday
8,965automated moves

Beta Tester Reviews

"Great implementation, very easy to install and use and I’m sure I’m getting benefits of more standing throughout the week."-EA, Fully Jarvis Desk
"Having it automatically move for me while I'm coding and in the zone is absolutely a game changer."-RN, Uplift Standing Desk
"Overall, it's a great product; I was a little circumspect at first but it really does help me stand more, and it's much less distracting than I thought it would be. Good work!”-MS, Branch Duo Desk
"This product is something I didn't even realize that I badly wanted. It has really made my standing desk so much more enjoyable to work with and I feel like I am finally getting a lot of value out of it. I really like that it is something I can just "set and forget”. I have always wanted to use the standing features of my desk more and this has made it simple to do that in a distraction free way."-MH, Uplift Standing Desk
"When I got Tempo, I realized instantly that that was what was missing from my desk. And I've been in love ever since."-JB, Fully Jarvis Desk
Frequently Asked Questions
What makes Tempo the perfect standing desk co-captain?
Tempo actively works for you. We’ve spent years developing specialized hardware and software to accurately sense your presence, so that we can make informed decisions about the best times to sit and stand.

With Tempo, you can set your target sit/stand rhythm, and then hit your target every single day - without thinking about it. Tempo handles it all for you. Without Tempo, you have to remember to move the desk yourself, while you should be using your brainpower on your work. That’s why most standing desk users don’t actually stand as much as they want to.

Tempo does all the thinking about what position you should be in, so that you do what you came to your desk to do - great work. We’ll focus on moving your desk - you just focus.
Why a pre-sale? Is this crowdfunding?
This is not a crowdfunding campaign. We’re making Tempo no matter what - in fact, we’re already working on production. But we can't scale up as fast as we’d like. So we’re doing this limited roll-out preorder campaign as a way to make sure that as many of those units as possible end up in the hands of existing Ergodriven customers and Topo standers.

Fun fact - we launched our popular Topo Mat with a pre-sales campaign way back in 2015, and now there are more than 300,000 Topo Mats under standing desks around the world! And those first pre-order holders really do still feel like family all these years later.
How do I install Tempo?
Tempo is a universal replacement for factory standing desk handsets. Just remove the two screws holding your current handset to the desk, and put Tempo right in its place, typically using the same holes that are already in your desk. Then simply unplug the old handset's ethernet cable and plug in Tempo’s instead! Note: Tempo must be installed on the right side of the desk, so that the user remains in the field of view of the infrared sensor.
Do I have to install the smartphone app to use Tempo?
No! We spent a lot of time perfecting the user interface of Tempo so that you can set up and enjoy full Cruise Control functionality right on the handset itself. That said, installing the app does unlock some cool additional features. Most notably, you’ll be able to view your historical standing data, and trends, and configure your preferences in more detail.
Can I raise and lower my desk manually with Tempo?
Yes! In addition to being smart, Tempo is also a very satisfying paddle-style switch. Just reach over and pull up to go up (or push down to go down). If you have presets configured, holding for a second and releasing will send the desk right to your preferred height. We designed Tempo so that you won’t have to look away from your work just to adjust your desk height.
Is Tempo compatible with my desk?
Good question! If you have a Jarvis Desk (made by Fully or Herman Miller), an Uplift Desk, a NextDesk/XDesk, or a Branch desk, Tempo is directly compatible! Otherwise, you may need to use the free included cable adapter. Just double check that your current handset is connected with what looks like an ethernet connector. More info here. Remember, Tempo is covered by our 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you aren’t happy for any reason, let us know, and you’ll get all your money back. So if you're unsure as to whether Tempo is compatible, you can always give it a try, risk free!
I don't want my desk to control me. What if I don't want to stand when Tempo starts raising?
Think of tempo as a friendly personal trainer who gives you a nudge in the right direction, but you are always in control. Tempo will "bump" your desk slightly a few seconds before moving, at which point you always have the option to cancel the move and stay put.
Will Tempo wear out my desk when I'm not there?
Tempo will never move your desk when you’re not present. In fact, that presence sensing (hardware and software both designed in-house here at Ergodriven) is what really makes Tempo the perfect co-captain, and not just a timer. Tempo only moves when you’re there, for the safety of others in your workspace, your desk, and the stuff on it.
If I decide not to use Tempo's automatic Cruise Control feature, is it still worthwhile?
We think Cruise Control is the way of the future (you can stand just the right amount without thinking about it!). But even without automatic moves, Tempo provides an upgraded user experience, with pull up/push down control, support for two users, and usage stats. Installing the app opens even more access to info and customizations.
If I don't want Tempo to suggest moves for a while, can I pause it?
Yes! You can double click Tempo down to pause (and add time to an existing pause) or double click up to end a pause early. This is great for something like leading a zoom meeting, where you might not want your desk to move.

We are also currently testing a calendar integration or option to schedule “no move” times in the app.

Finally, you can also hold the center button for 3 seconds to lock Tempo (then again for three seconds to unlock it). This is intended to prevent children from moving your desk, but it would prevent any movement until the lock is turned off.
Where can I dive even further into the details of Tempo?
Check out Tempo's Quick Start Guide here.
When will Tempo ship to me?
We expect to begin shipping Tempo in May. Preorder holders will have access to a progress tracker and will always be updated if the timeline changes. You can cancel your preorder for a full refund at any time.
Why pre-order now?
So you can get Tempo sooner and at a lower price ($99 vs $149 later). And you get a behind-the-scenes look as Tempo comes to market - much like what everyone who pre-ordered our Topo Mat back in 2015 got to see (it really is such a fun time!)
What is Tempo’s return policy / warranty?
Tempo is covered by our 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you aren’t happy for any reason, let us know, and you’ll get all your money back.
Is your question not answered here?
Send us an email and we'll get right back to you!

Do you ever sit for too long?

It happens to all of us! But not anymore.

Tempo automatically raises and lowers your existing desk to help you hit your goals.

Tempo detects your presence and position, then moves between sitting and standing to keep you on track.

  • It's easy to end up sitting more than you should, even if you have a standing desk.
  • Tempo knows when you've been stuck in one position for too long, and automatically moves your desk.
  • You can easily configure your preferred standing times and rhythm - Tempo works for you.
  • Check your standing and movement stats at a glance, or open the app for more detail and trends.
  • Tempo attaches to your existing desk. Just swap handsets to unlock the full value of your standing desk!

Does your desk stand for you?

We think it should. And now it can.

Tempo worries about whether you should be sitting or standing, so you can focus on your work.

We've all been there. You got caught up in the flow of your work (great!) and ended up sitting all afternoon (less great). With Tempo, you can keep the flow, but get some movement in too.

We've talked to thousands of standing desk users over the years. The most common theme? People don't stand as much as they want to.

You have enough to think about while you're working - let Tempo manage your desk position.

Even better - Tempo knows when you're at your desk (or not), so it's truly smart. This isn't just a timer! Tempo will actually track how long YOU sit and stand, not just how long the desk is in that position. And critically for safety, your desk will only automatically move when you are present.

Tempo is a universal handset replacement, instantly making your desk work for you.

While you're at your desk, a wave of your hand brings up Tempo's status screen, so you can check your progress and rhythm at a glance. Want more detail? Tempo's mobile app shows your historical data and allows you to finely hone your preferences.

You can even set Tempo to gradually increase your standing over time, so every day is better than the last.

Let your desk stand for you with Tempo.

A Ton of User Testing

61,343total user hours
6.48average moves/workday
8,965automated moves

Beta Tester Reviews

"Great implementation, very easy to install and use and I’m sure I’m getting benefits of more standing throughout the week."-EA, Fully Jarvis Desk
"Having it automatically move for me while I'm coding and in the zone is absolutely a game changer."-RN, Uplift Standing Desk
"Overall, it's a great product; I was a little circumspect at first but it really does help me stand more, and it's much less distracting than I thought it would be. Good work!”-MS, Branch Duo Desk
"This product is something I didn't even realize that I badly wanted. It has really made my standing desk so much more enjoyable to work with and I feel like I am finally getting a lot of value out of it. I really like that it is something I can just "set and forget”. I have always wanted to use the standing features of my desk more and this has made it simple to do that in a distraction free way."-MH, Uplift Standing Desk
"When I got Tempo, I realized instantly that that was what was missing from my desk. And I've been in love ever since."-JB, Fully Jarvis Desk
Frequently Asked Questions
What makes Tempo the perfect standing desk co-captain?
Tempo actively works for you. We’ve spent years developing specialized hardware and software to accurately sense your presence, so that we can make informed decisions about the best times to sit and stand.

With Tempo, you can set your target sit/stand rhythm, and then hit your target every single day - without thinking about it. Tempo handles it all for you. Without Tempo, you have to remember to move the desk yourself, while you should be using your brainpower on your work. That’s why most standing desk users don’t actually stand as much as they want to.

Tempo does all the thinking about what position you should be in, so that you do what you came to your desk to do - great work. We’ll focus on moving your desk - you just focus.
Why a pre-sale? Is this crowdfunding?
This is not a crowdfunding campaign. We’re making Tempo no matter what - in fact, we’re already working on production. But we can't scale up as fast as we’d like. So we’re doing this limited roll-out preorder campaign as a way to make sure that as many of those units as possible end up in the hands of existing Ergodriven customers and Topo standers.

Fun fact - we launched our popular Topo Mat with a pre-sales campaign way back in 2015, and now there are more than 300,000 Topo Mats under standing desks around the world! And those first pre-order holders really do still feel like family all these years later.
How do I install Tempo?
Tempo is a universal replacement for factory standing desk handsets. Just remove the two screws holding your current handset to the desk, and put Tempo right in its place, typically using the same holes that are already in your desk. Then simply unplug the old handset's ethernet cable and plug in Tempo’s instead! Note: Tempo must be installed on the right side of the desk, so that the user remains in the field of view of the infrared sensor.
Do I have to install the smartphone app to use Tempo?
No! We spent a lot of time perfecting the user interface of Tempo so that you can set up and enjoy full Cruise Control functionality right on the handset itself. That said, installing the app does unlock some cool additional features. Most notably, you’ll be able to view your historical standing data, and trends, and configure your preferences in more detail.
Can I raise and lower my desk manually with Tempo?
Yes! In addition to being smart, Tempo is also a very satisfying paddle-style switch. Just reach over and pull up to go up (or push down to go down). If you have presets configured, holding for a second and releasing will send the desk right to your preferred height. We designed Tempo so that you won’t have to look away from your work just to adjust your desk height.
Is Tempo compatible with my desk?
Good question! If you have a Jarvis Desk (made by Fully or Herman Miller), an Uplift Desk, a NextDesk/XDesk, or a Branch desk, Tempo is directly compatible! Otherwise, you may need to use the free included cable adapter. Just double check that your current handset is connected with what looks like an ethernet connector. More info here. Remember, Tempo is covered by our 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you aren’t happy for any reason, let us know, and you’ll get all your money back. So if you're unsure as to whether Tempo is compatible, you can always give it a try, risk free!
I don't want my desk to control me. What if I don't want to stand when Tempo starts raising?
Think of tempo as a friendly personal trainer who gives you a nudge in the right direction, but you are always in control. Tempo will "bump" your desk slightly a few seconds before moving, at which point you always have the option to cancel the move and stay put.
Will Tempo wear out my desk when I'm not there?
Tempo will never move your desk when you’re not present. In fact, that presence sensing (hardware and software both designed in-house here at Ergodriven) is what really makes Tempo the perfect co-captain, and not just a timer. Tempo only moves when you’re there, for the safety of others in your workspace, your desk, and the stuff on it.
If I decide not to use Tempo's automatic Cruise Control feature, is it still worthwhile?
We think Cruise Control is the way of the future (you can stand just the right amount without thinking about it!). But even without automatic moves, Tempo provides an upgraded user experience, with pull up/push down control, support for two users, and usage stats. Installing the app opens even more access to info and customizations.
If I don't want Tempo to suggest moves for a while, can I pause it?
Yes! You can double click Tempo down to pause (and add time to an existing pause) or double click up to end a pause early. This is great for something like leading a zoom meeting, where you might not want your desk to move.

We are also currently testing a calendar integration or option to schedule “no move” times in the app.

Finally, you can also hold the center button for 3 seconds to lock Tempo (then again for three seconds to unlock it). This is intended to prevent children from moving your desk, but it would prevent any movement until the lock is turned off.
Where can I dive even further into the details of Tempo?
Check out Tempo's Quick Start Guide here.
When will Tempo ship to me?
We expect to begin shipping Tempo in May. Preorder holders will have access to a progress tracker and will always be updated if the timeline changes. You can cancel your preorder for a full refund at any time.
Why pre-order now?
So you can get Tempo sooner and at a lower price ($99 vs $149 later). And you get a behind-the-scenes look as Tempo comes to market - much like what everyone who pre-ordered our Topo Mat back in 2015 got to see (it really is such a fun time!)
What is Tempo’s return policy / warranty?
Tempo is covered by our 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you aren’t happy for any reason, let us know, and you’ll get all your money back.
Is your question not answered here?
Send us an email and we'll get right back to you!