The Connection with Accessories
Why We Make XOSS SPRINT
Most of the members of our team were bike app developers. We are all avid riders and lovers of the cycling culture. We created XOSS SPRINT because we found that there were no cycling computers on the market that offered the functionality we want at a good cost. We figured, why not make a cycling computer that is as powerful as a mainstream GPS computer, with the ease of use of a smartphone app?
We are a group of young avid riders. We want more people to enjoy riding in this era of tech. We launched our app three years ago, allowing people to monitor and share their rides. So far our app has more than 6 million users.
At the same time, we never stop to accumulating experience in hardware. We developed a smart bike called BiCi, speed and cadence sensor Qi and heart rate belt, etc. These products allow our users to better combine the smartphone with riding.
In the accumulation of these products, we want to develop a more practical and suitable GPS cycling for more riders, so we started to develop XOSS SPRINT one year ago.
Risks and challenges
Through the years we have gained experience on how to apply GPS into the riding algorithm.
Through the accumulation of these years, we have gained experience on applying the GPS in riding algorithm. But for the actual GPS products, we still have some concerns on the speed and accuracy of positioning. So we carried out depth testing and adjustment in various situation. However, we can not guarantee a satisfactory positioning speed everywhere. To enable SPRINT to perform better, we will continuously update the firmware after shipment.
Looking for factories and purchasing spare parts is a challenge for a new hardware team like us. This is why we have developed a plan to prevent problems. We have found two factories to produce SPRINT. One factory serves as the main producer, bearing 90% of the workload, while the backup factory makes about 10% of the units. This way, if the main factory were to suffer from problems, we can immediately ramp up production in the backup to avoid delays.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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