The team was being funny. Spot the joke?
Last week, for the first time, I started to fall in love with my Bia.
Don't let this shock you. I am by far the harshest critic of our product. Combine it with the fact that I hate wearing jewelry of any kind and I run and ride and race for the pure joy of it all, and it's not a stretch to believe my bar for product delight is set VERY high. (Seriously, if it wasn't would I have ever had the need to embarke on this crazy mission?!?)
But last week it all started to come together. Improved bands, improved antenna, a host of nattering bugs fixed and I started to feel the magic I envisioned when we started Bia.
Here's is where I first fell in love....
We still have a plenty left to do. A few things I think will bring sheer delight to the Bia experience will trickle in after we ship. But we are close.
Our goal is to implement the most important features for launch by the time the build starts in Shenzen next Monday. This weekend we are rolling in two doozies:
- GPS distance calculation on the device. Until now we were improving distance calculations on the server while the watch calculated and displayed junk. Porting these complex calculations down to GoStick is no easy task.
- Over the Air Updating (or OTA as all the cool kids call it). This is a huge victory for the team. It is insanely hard functionality to build. But what it enables is magic. OTA allows us to add improvements and new delight to your Bia long after it lands on your wrist -- all without your doing a thing. (no sync'ing, no plugging, no downloading)
A Contest: #MyPowerColor is__________
Help us #RockYourWrist by naming our colors for launch! Check out the details on Pinterest.
Inspire us with your creativity by answering a single question or creating a whole inspiration board.....If we choose your color name you'll get a RoadID giftcard as our thank-you.
One more thing....
Keep your eyes on your email box. We'll be confirming addresses and collecting color selections over the next 2-3 weeks.
Back to work!
C2K & The Team