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Meet Vi, an AI personal trainer who lives in biosensing earphones. She finds your ideal path to fitness and coaches you in real time.
Meet Vi, an AI personal trainer who lives in biosensing earphones. She finds your ideal path to fitness and coaches you in real time.
Meet Vi, an AI personal trainer who lives in biosensing earphones. She finds your ideal path to fitness and coaches you in real time.
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    1. LifeBEAM Creator on March 13

      Hi Michael Thomas Lennon- Yes absolutely. During that two-hour initial calibration process, we are collecting data points on all your metrics including your heart rate zones, then continue to adjust each workout as your fitness levels change. Vi is always adapting and personalizing her coaching for each user.

      Hey David Lim- This is an interesting case you've brought up as we haven't seen anything related to earbud behavior changes after each charge. We did alert the R&D team and they will look into this further but have some questions for you first. The support team will be sending you a message to follow-up. Thanks!

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      David Lim on February 28

      Any idea why would the ear bud behave differently after each charge? Has been monitoring it and it seems to be toggling between non-responsive to the tap on the ear bud down to not working with the Spotify.... pausing of the music playback when "step to the bit"...etc just to name a few. Your comment please...

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      Michael Thomas Lennon on February 24

      It fixed itself so it's all good. It was just a weird error. But I am looking forward to the working tracking based on my heart rate. Though that makes me wonder are you going to set it up to be based of the person's normal heart beat Parameters to tell Vi when to start tracking? Because not every one has the same heart beat baselines. When I walk for over a mile my heart rate gets up to 185 or so to me that's normal but to others I don't think it would be. Just food for thought.

    4. LifeBEAM Creator on February 16

      Hi Richard- Implementing a full rowing mode would take a lot of work on our end because of all the content that would need to be recorded, new rules to be created, app development, and more. But we are working on an open training mode in which Vi will train you based on your heart rate. This will allow you to use Vi for any type of workout, including rowing!

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      richard coley on February 13

      Hi guys, just a quick request (probably been mentioned before) but how easy would it be to implement a rowing scenario to Vi? When I backed the project, what seems like years ago, I was fully intending to get my ass out and run or at least use the treadmill, but due to a series of sports related leg injuries, I’ve found this restricted however rowing is a more viable option for me. Any thoughts on a sneaky bit of rowing action.....

    6. LifeBEAM Creator on February 2

      Hi Michael Thomas Lennon- Sorry about this! :( Can you email us at with your app account email address and date of the run so we can see what happened? Thanks!

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      Michael Thomas Lennon on February 1

      Hi randomly stopped in the middle of a run and didn't save the data just restarted the run. Any ideas?

    8. LifeBEAM Creator on January 29

      Hi Nick- Yes, you definitely can! As long as the other user is logging into their own app account before they go running with your Vi, none of your stats will be affected.

      Hi Eunsuk- We're so sorry for the delay in response to your message! We were trying to handle lots of new customers at the time while operating with a smaller team than we should have had. We see your ticket has been resolved now, though and we thank you for your patience and understand!

    9. Nick Asselberghs on January 19

      I'm sorry if this have been asked before, going through and not being able to search through kickstarter comments can be annoying.
      At some point I would like to give my father his own Vi, he's just as much a runner and enjoying the sport as I am, and he's even better than I am. I've run 13,3 km as my maximum he's run a half-marathon.
      Can I use Vi with multiple profiles? let him try it out essentially, without screwing with my own running stats?

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      Eunsuk on January 4


      Can you guys respond to my support ticket? I'm not getting much response after the initial reply.

      Dear Patricia/Vi Support,

      Any suggestions or how to go about my issue?




      Thanks for the reset suggestion but it's not turning on.

      * Email address used for your Vi app account:

      * Bluetooth ID, which is located on the bottom of the box (Ex: 000DFD6F3200): I don't have the information with me since the box was lost during the move, but the earphone is from the Kickstarter campaign.

      * Date this issue started: 12/27/2017

      * Estimated number of times you have used Vi: At least a couple times a week since receiving it



      We’ve got news for you: your ticket (#15310) has been updated. Feel free to reply to this email with any questions or comments.


      The LifeBEAM Support Team


      Hello Eunsuk,

      Thanks for contacting LifeBEAM customer support. I'm sorry to hear you're experiencing some trouble with Vi; I'd be more than happy to help you solve this!

      First, please try holding down the ' + ' button and the ' - ' button at the same time until the device turns back on(about 30 seconds).

      If this doesn't work, please provide the following info so we can speed up the troubleshooting process and take a deeper look into your workout history:

      * Email address used for your Vi app account

      * Bluetooth ID, which is located on the bottom of the box (Ex: 000DFD6F3200)

      * Date this issue started

      * Estimated number of times you have used Vi

      We really appreciate your patience while we work through this issue. If there's anything else we can assist you with, don't hesitate to reach back out!





      My headphone is not turning on and it’s just been blinking when being charged. I looked at some of the community forum and it seems to be a known bug, but I can’t turn the headphone ON. Could you please advise?


      If you are reporting a Bug that happened during a run please specify the date of your run:


    11. LifeBEAM Creator on January 3

      Hey Amanda- We hope you haven't given up on Vi yet! It looks like you're running one of our earliest app versions and first firmware version. After you update you should have a greatly improved experience with Vi! The latest versions are iOS 1.4.1 (4) and Earphones After you update let us know what you think and if you run into any issues, please send us a message at and we'd be happy to help!

      Hi Daisy- Those sports aren't on our current development plan but we will share this request with the product team to see if we can implement them in the future. Thanks for the suggestion!

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      Daisy on January 3

      Hi, now that it's winter, what's the likelihood of getting more sports added to Vi's repertoire like cross-country skiing, skating, or downhill? That would be awesome and help me use Vi more.

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      Amanda Brisebois on December 29

      I am above to give my Vi the throw into the trash (as it never works for me, honestly a terrible product as didn't hear my commands, guide me, or track HR properly, trouble with music as well). Is there any way to update my Vi? Or should I just throw them away. They are one of the first to come out. Amanda in Edmonton, Canada

    14. Nick Asselberghs on December 24

      That sounds amazing, I haven't unfortunately been keeping up with Vi's update progress, specifically what they contained.
      I know what my new years resolution is now, get my ass in gear and run with Vi.
      I knew she had been getting a bunch of updates since I ran with her last and I've been meaning to go for a run to figure out what these are.

    15. LifeBEAM Creator on December 21

      Hey Nick!

      We don't have video or roadmap for this because iOS and Android are now fully aligned and we intend to keep it this way! We were able to align both platforms with the release of our Unified Trainer. Check this update for info on that:

      You can switch to any phone you want. Your data and running logs are stored on our server and will populate in your app when you log-in.

    16. Nick Asselberghs on December 18

      Is there an article or better yet a video detailing the gap if any in using Vi with an Android and using Vi with an iPhone? If it's not there yet is there a roadmap for when Vi's capabilities/features whatnot will be identical on Android and iPhone? I got the impression around the time I got her that there was a bit of a gap I'm not sure if that's still the case. In addition what happens if I change to a new Android device? or switch from Android to iPhone? is all the data and running logs and so on stored on a server and synced using my login?

    17. LifeBEAM Creator on December 6

      Yup, Vi has a lithium battery. Thanks, Tzfardaya!

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      on December 4

      Im assuming Vi uses a lithium battery? If so, you shouldn't store it long term (6+ months) at full charge... Lithium batteries last longest when stored at around 50%

    19. LifeBEAM Creator on December 4

      Hi David Dopen- Vi should turn on just fine after a period of not using her. You can try and turn it on without charging if you want or just charge Vi until the blinking green light turns steady indicating it is fully charged. Let us know if you need any additional help!

      Hi David Lim- so sorry about this! We will get back to you asap!

      Hi Kat- Unfortunately this is a known bug that is occurring since our app update and the iOS 11 update. The good news is we actually had a break today in solving it! But we still need some time. Usually just turning your phone on and off will fix this (for some strange reason) or uninstalling and reinstalling the app can help. If not, can you please email so we can help more and let you know when the fix is released. Thanks!

      Hi Emma SAM- great to hear! Hope you have a great first run back with Vi!

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      Emma SAM on December 4

      hey team! Got the replacement so fast! Really appreciate it! And sorry (again) for overseeing the thanksgiving craziness! Look forward to run with vi again!

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      Kat Dibley on December 2

      I am having no luck with Vi since the last is not functioning at all
      with the app, It will work with my music but I don't get any of the interface of the app or training...this has been going on for a few weeks....I've rebooted, I've let it go on to see if it is an issue with the download...but it is stuck on "updating intelligence 100%" Can anyone help...I miss my trainer....

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      David Lim on December 2

      Hi team, I have a case#14386 since 21 Nov but till now, I havn't hear anything from support. anyone can help please.

    23. David Dopen on November 28

      Hey Lifebeam, I haven't used my VI for almost 4 months. Should I just charge it once, to keep the battery stable? until I get home so I can use it to run again? I'm on exchange and haven't touched it for a while. how do you maintain like the headphones?

    24. LifeBEAM Creator on November 24

      Hey Emma- Sorry for the delayed response but thanks for chatting on Facebook with us and understanding! Jessica has responded to your email and pushed your shipment forward.

      Hi Eric! Thanks for sharing :) If you want to share this deal with your friends, check out our referral program here: You'll receive $25 for every purchase made through your referral link!

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      Eric Yew on November 24

      $139 today black friday sale. Damn that's a good price!

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      Emma SAM on November 23

      Hi I have been emailing the support team regarding the shipping problem that I have encountered, (case number 14055), can anyone at least give me some updates what’s going on? The waiting and Ignoring is very frustrating!

    27. LifeBEAM Creator on November 21

      Hi Jean-Guillaume Simon - Go ahead and delete your Vi Fitness app, restart your phone and then reinstall it. Just be sure to remember your login information!

      Hi Bjorn - Glad you were able to get that sorted. Sorry for the trouble.

    28. Fernando Jasso
      on November 21

      Thanks, I have gone ahead and emailed support.

    29. Jean-Guillaume Simon on November 19

      Hi !
      The app get stuck at “updating intelligence“ on my iPhone X. Any issue ?
      Thanks for your feedback,

    30. LifeBEAM Creator on November 17

      Hey Fernando- can you please email and they will help you get the OTA update working? They will also be able to get you some more cable clips! Thanks. :)

    31. Fernando Jasso
      on November 17

      I am having an impossible time getting my Vi headphones firmware to update :( also where can I buy the little metal clips that help adjust the cord length ?

    32. Bjorn on November 16

      @LifeBEAM I fixed it, but only because I have a rooted device. Had to delete all folders related to the app and then it worked.

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      brandon hales on November 10

      that worked thanks

    34. LifeBEAM Creator on November 10

      Hi Brandon,

      Please try deleting your app and re-installing it. If you are still getting locked at 100% please email our customer support team at so they can take a look.

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      brandon hales on November 10

      checking to see if my update worked today, app loads up and Vi says connected but my app loads intelligence and locks up once it gets to 100%

    36. LifeBEAM Creator on November 10

      Hi David,
      Please email our customer support team at so they can take a closer look for you. And check out our announcement on the latest updates to see what is included:

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      David Lim on November 9

      Hi Vi Team.. How does Vi will Step Insight... Heart Insight etc? I have downloaded and updated to the latest version... I brought Vi out for a couple of run.. but all seems to be the same... Vi is not more chatty or whatsoever.... Any suggestions?

    38. LifeBEAM Creator on November 9

      Hi Bjorn, Please email our customer support team at so they can take a closer look into this error message for you.

    39. Bjorn on November 9

      Unable to download the new app update.
      Error code 492

    40. LifeBEAM Creator on November 7

      Hi David, please email our customer support team at so they can take a closer look.

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      David Lim on November 7

      Hi Vi Team, I have downloaded the new VI update on iOS. However, the apps refused to start. It keep showing "update intelligence - 0% ~ 100%" and then it just got freezed.
      Attempt to close the app and restart, the app shows the usual VI logo and with a tiny spinning ring that kept spinning non stop but the apps just don't load.
      Any fixed to this?

    42. LifeBEAM Creator on November 7

      Hi Victor, our treadmill feature has been released through our app update released this morning and the OTA update was just released!

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      Victor Go on November 6

      Is the new update in?

    44. LifeBEAM Creator on November 6

      Hi Duncan, we will be releasing the treadmill mode tomorrow!

    45. Duncan on November 4

      So..... Where was that Oct update? Sure could have used treadmill mode last week.

    46. LifeBEAM Creator on October 30

      Hi Jesper,

      You can export your run to TrainingPeaks as a .tcx file. If you need any assistance with exporting your run please email our customer support team at

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      Jesper Dahl on October 29

      I realise this may not be where the efforts are made at the moment, but can you tell me if any progress has been made with respect to us being able to upload runs to TrainingPeaks?

    48. LifeBEAM Creator on October 24

      Hi Yuen, we are sorry to hear your device is not holding a charge. Can you please email our customer service team at so they can look further into this issue for you. Thank you for reaching out.

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      Yuen Ka Man on October 24

      I wore my Vi for a few jogs and it always died around 1.5 hrs mark even if I fully charged it. I wore it for a jog again a few weeks ago and it rained during my run and it died again but now I m not able to turn it on. When I plug my Vi to charge, there is a red light flashing. Is there a way for me to check my battery or a place to send to for a check up and repair?

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