This update is seriously overdue – because we have been in serious overdrive the past few weeks – working our butts off. Here is how the hardest-working team on the planet does “summer vacation”.
We’ve on-boarded some powerhouse new talent in the past four weeks – both on the technical side as well as the business side. Our small team is not actually that small anymore. And wow we mean business.
China: The Sequel
We started our 2nd pre-production build this week. It will last two weeks and our big goal for this trip is to tackle water resistance. That’s the last big problem to solve before locking on a ship date.
FWIW: no one thinks we are more than a couple months away from shipping but when we give a date we want to hit it! It’s almost frustrating being this close.
Can we give our first 15 field testers a big shout out? Their job has been painful so far!
We’ve cycled units in and out with them 3 times over the past 6 weeks. We had hopped to spread our first 50 units out among the first 25-50 testers but we totally underestimated the logistical support these super early units required. …they were a little “temperamental”. Lesson learned. A few software changes, a better QA process and a real live intern (yay!) manning the shipping system and I am optimistic testers 1-50 will have brand-spanking-new pre-production units on their wrist as soon as we pull them off the line.
In the meanwhile here are a couple of quotes from the first 15….
“Comfort-wise – OMG! Way comfy. Never even knew it was there, really. And the go-stick is super light. I’m not a fan of carrying anything with me, really, but after clipping it on, I never knew it was there. It never pulled on my waistband.” – Jill C. NJ
“Mine connected quickly and seemed to stay connected (I was running out in the open on the beach). Pace and distance were spot on with my Garmin. Comfort-wise, it is phenomenal!” - Kelly D. CA
Don’t you dare think we forgot…
This past Friday marked one year since Bia became a reality. With your pledges, tweets, pins, posts, emails, and phone calls to help spread the word we were able to reach our Kickstarter funding goal and start on this journey. It’s been incredible and this past year would not have been possible without all of you. Thank you for your patience and your support. We are officially marking the time until our ship date in weeks not months,and everyday we get even more riled up about delivering a product you’ll fall in love with.
About to get real
In the next 4-6 weeks you will be receiving a notification to confirm your email address, your shipping address and make your color selection. It will be hard to miss, but stay tuned.
Now back to work.
– C2K and the Team
PS: Thanks to everyone who helped tweet, email, and post in support of women in sports for Title IX Day on June 23rd. We were able to donate $440 to Soccer Without Border to help them coach a girl’s soccer team. #TitleIXDay #biafirst