An Apology to Our Backers + Parting Ways with Flextronics.
We’d like to begin this update with our deepest apologies. Through all the challenges we’ve faced, the only thing that has kept us going is your belief in... Read more
Where We’re at Now:
Our manufacturing partner has estimated they’ll need an additional $1.2M from us for them to fulfill our orders. This is due to the proportion of good... Read more
Finances Update & Where We Go From Here
Hi again, we wanted to add this Financial Summary into last update, but it took about six hours to distill all the technical details into something that could be digestible,... Read more
Production numbers and speed of production are much lower than estimated, initial production was initially estimated at 1,000 - 2,000 units per week from our manufacturer. The production line is... Read more
We are shipping
Last week, we worked with our manufacturer to finish building, testing, and shipping our first batch of products!
We'd like to share a few photos of this final... Read more
We are back from another couple of trips out to the manufacturer and have some progress to share with you.
New Steel Tools and Cavities
We found... Read more
The first samples made with all final manufacturing processes:
We just returned from another 2 week trip to California to work closely with our manufacturing partner. Above are the first... Read more
Nitinol Bands | Golden Samples Received.
We received the fourth round of sample bands today from our metal partner and are happy to communicate that everything is looking right on for the dimensions.
We have checked... Read more
Band Update and Assembly Step Refinement
First off, we know we need to do a better job communicating and apologize for the lapse. We thought that if we just put 100% of our effort... Read more
Hello from Milpitas, CA,
We're once again in California in the Flextronics facility working with them daily to get the kinks out of the process and streamline manufacturing. Here's where... Read more
The Results are Clear
The results are in. We're calling it because ever since we launched the survey, the results read roughly 65/35 in favor of taking the time we need to get the... Read more
Progress Report and Tolerance Survey
Hello backers, we just got back from another 2 week trip working at Flextronics and we have a status update to share with you.
The main news is that all... Read more
Our Trip to Flextronics
A lot happened in the past couple of weeks. As promised, we have some photos of our trip to share with you. This update will be more of an annotated... Read more
Final pieces of the puzzle
TL;DR: We are slightly behind schedule. Three areas in the list of 60 or so things to complete have required more tuning to pass dimension tests and assembly. This has... Read more
So Far So Good
The TL;DR: Items and sub-assemblies are on schedule. We still have some challenges to overcome, but things are looking promising.
Most of our updates focus on the ‘wins’, This time... Read more
Water Resistance, USB connectivity, & Schedule Update
What’s Happened & What's In Progress
- Our battery partner has delivered all the custom units.
- The final watch circuit boards are all in our possession, currently being... Read more
Titanium Bands, Certification and Progress Report
This is something we’re pretty excited about. The stainless steel band was performing well, but we thought we could improve upon it. We tested titanium in parallel with... Read more
Our E Ink Circuits Have Arrived!
First of all, we’d like to thank E Ink for all their hard work to date. We’re excited to announce we received the first 150 fully integrated circuits a week... Read more
On the ground with Flextronics
Last week we began a trip to California to work closely with our assembly partner, Flextronics, for 30 days. Our goal is that relocation will allow us to accelerate development... Read more
The Update Where We Talk About Delays and Hope You Understand
(TL;DR: It looks like the watch will ship December - January.)
It’s been a busy six weeks here at CST. We’ve been concentrating on four main things:
1. Finalizing a... Read more
Water Resistance and More Travel-Friendly Base Station
We’ve been especially busy this month meeting with many possible partners and having to redesign certain parts for those partner’s capabilities. We’re also having to create and develop some new... Read more
Our New Space, Sizes, Batteries etc.
We have been hard at work and have a big update for you.
Working Full Time:
We are now in our third week of working full time on... Read more
Kickstarter Funding Round Complete, Our Preorder Website is Live
Firstly, we want to thank all of the backers who helped us raise funds for this project. Completing at over $1M and 5 times our original goal, we are deeply... Read more
Full Story of the Design Process, New Display Update and Wear Testing
We have less than 3 days left on the clock so we wrapped up some things we wanted to update you with before the campaign ends.
We put... Read more
Introducing Two New Colors
We are pleased to announce that we will be introducing new color options, these are the "Nando Rossi Edition" (CST-01NR) and the "Rose Gold Edition" (CST-01RG).
The Nando Rossi... Read more
Black + White Reward Level Has to Be Removed
We just got a message from Kickstarter about this reward tier. It is apparently in violation of their guideline that prohibits rewards of multiples.
Although we thought this reward... Read more
Sizing Update and Details of Our Next Prototype Round
We are getting ready to do our next batch of prototypes. These will take into account a few revisions from what you have seen.
1: The main difference... Read more
The No-Backlight Challenge!
Many of you are interested in how the watch performs at night and in dark places given that there is no backlight. I took two prototypes out around the neighborhood... Read more
Update #2, Kickstarter's stance on multiples, Font questions
We doubled our goal!
Thank you to everyone. We just doubled our goal within a week and can't express enough thanks for your ongoing support.
We have some more answers... Read more
Project Update #1
We would like to thank all of the backers so far. Your support has been incredible! Now that we are funded, we are fortunate enough to have more of a... Read more