Post Game Wrap Up.....
Shipping Post Mortum
I can probably count on one hand the number of remaining Kickstarter backer updates I will write.
We have shipped 99% of our Kickstarter rewards and pre-orders.... Read more
I don't want to jinx it, but....
I haven't recevied the final FexEx tracking number yet but I couldn't hold the news any longer.
After doing one more quality check and filling out fresh customs paperwork, China... Read more
The next 800 watches have arrived!
If you are waiting on a Silver Watch or a Firefly Watch with a GoStick, your watch is right here:
We have a handful... Read more
Product in Motion.
If you have never manufactured anything – doesn’t matter if it’s clothing in the US or electronics in China – you must think we are on an extended 2-week holiday... Read more
A Yawner of an Update
This update is about a week overdue and I am pretty sure Rebecca is going to fire me if I don't get it out before the weekend...it's probably my most... Read more
Oops, we did it again!
The next batch of Bia's just hit the USPS. 405 for right now. Here is where they went:
The blue dots are this current batch. The green dots are the... Read more
First 500: A Recap
What's in this update (besides LOTS of pictures):
- Shipping Status
- Results from the first 500
- Roadmap for the next month
- Our favorite watchband hacks
I know there are only 500... Read more
#ShipHappens x 500.
After 2-days, 500 packages, and a post-pack celebration over all-you-can-eat-sushi, I think the whole team spent Sunday in "aero" position.
I am not sure what was more impactful: Shipping 500... Read more
FedEx Tracking Number 803941103615
The watchbands are on their way! They are in the air and slated to arrive at our office tomorrow. We are pre-kitting the first 500 Bia's right now... Read more
Lead by Example
Packaging has arrived. Temp help is scheduled. And watches are gathering dust waiting for watchbands. [Still promised to ship to us on the 21st] We could not possibly be any... Read more
Keep Calm and SHIP!
The whole team was giddy. I had to hold back a Richard Sherman moment. 200 full production Bia's arrived at the office at 4:45pm Wednesday afternoon!!!
We packed up the first... Read more
Remember Why You Started.
Remember Why You Started
It usually doesn’t take much more than a "competitive" product on our wrists – or seeing a competitor's ad -- to remind us why we started... Read more
From Vegas to Paris in 4 Days....
You never forget your first run (or delightfully buzzed stumble) through Paris. Bia got ours this week - on DC Rainmaker's wrist!
Read the full piece on his first impressions... Read more
We started building your Bia last night.
No, seriously. Read it again, if you don't believe me.
We started building your Bia's last night!
We started building your Bia's last night!
[cue whoops and hollahs!]
The... Read more
Requisite Holiday-Themed Update
We Got an Early Gift!
Earlier this month I attended The Running Event in Austin. Besides ohhh'ing and ahhh'ing the Oiselle Fall 2014 collection and becoming an Osmo Nutrition devotee,... Read more
Hold Your Horses - and 200 Small Zebras
This is a re-run of the backer update sent on Dec 7th. You can ignore it. We sent it out via email, but we wanted to archive it on Kickstarter... Read more
Confessions, Code Freeze and a Contest
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.... Read more
Two Weeks till Two Hundred
Plane tickets are purchased!
It's been an ugly few weeks troubleshooting all the issues that come with higher volume production and molded plastic parts.
The next two weeks are... Read more
This Update Will Make You Smile - Twice!
Smile #2: We got some great news.
We can pull our final pre-production build in by two weeks!
We'll get final travel plans from China later this week, but instead... Read more
Check. And Check.
We are wrapping up the weekend (see a snapshot of our Saturday morning) with some good news on the development front....so I just had to share.
Earlier this month we... Read more
ooo and it's alright and it's comin' 'long
We got to get right back to where we started from.
-- Maxine Nightingale
The last 6 weeks has been filled with top disco hits, a dozen fire drills, a... Read more
This is not the update you were hoping for....
When you backed us on this amazing journey it was always about more than just a GPS Watch. It was about matching a broader set of needs with the word... Read more
Friday Night Movie
THIS just happened....
Wait, what just happened there?
Yes, that's right! NOTHING. And that is awesome.
We subjected both the Watch and the Go Stick to 5ATMs... Read more
Summer Vacation: Startup Style
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... Read more
Forward this to a Friend...
In the last two weeks we've put a dozen test units on wrists, hired another 2 firmware developers, participated in our first race expo, started ordering parts for our 2nd... Read more
Yay! They're Here!!
The "last mile" of the journey was ugly - it involved 3 hours of high speed driving, some frantic phone calls, and at one point I actually got down on... Read more
Live from Shenzhen!
It's Thursday evening. How did four days pass so quickly? There were times I said "Pinch Me!" and times I said "Shoot Me". But either way, THIS is really happening!... Read more
I need a better camera...
I almost didn't share these photos because they don't do the real product justice. A better camera is the only way to capture how insanely gorgeous the color chips for... Read more
It's official. Plane tickets are purchased. Visas secured. 10 days from now Roger and I - Cheryl - head to China for the first pre-production build. We'll return home with... Read more
Time to Get This Party Started!
"It’s 11pm on Thursday night. Konstantin just walked into the office. Roger is on his third dose of Dayquil and 2nd box of tissue. I picked up a Spectrum Analyzer... Read more
Nothing Great is Ever Easy, But It's Starting to Get Fun
I can’t even start to explain how hard we’ve been working these past few weeks. We have lots of very exciting stuff to share. But first I want to update... Read more
The Soft Stuff
We ended 2012 on a rush of hardware. We are starting 2013 deep into soft stuff:
- watch bands
- user interface
- a new BHAG (big hairy ass goal): a wrist for... Read more
Go Sticks, Gratitude, and a Gift!
There is no better way to wrap up 2012 than some Go Stick & Gratitude in action.
Watch. The :08 second mark is en fuego!
It's been a quiet... Read more
When Hard Decisions Become Easy....
We started off the month with a big victory...
What does this really mean? It means that Garmin lost its GPS connection while Bia was still going strong. Bia... Read more
Sanding Glass and Other Glamorous Adventures
Good News! We are honing in on our final schedule and will be able to share that in our next backer update - including target dates for field test units!!!... Read more
South of the Border
I'll keep this brief. We want to be done by midnight and there is still a lot to do.
The team has been down at our prototyping facility in... Read more
Small Victories, Big Hires, Artisan O-Rings...and shirts
Feels Like Progress
Somedays you celebrate the small victories. Today was one of those days.
The LCD screen we are using on the watch is in HOT demand.
- Lead times... Read more
Shirts, Shout Outs, and Stats....
The fun starts, NOW!
8 huge boxes of Bia shirts shipped from our printer yesterday. We are packing them up this weekend and MOST of you will have yours by... Read more
Coming up for Air...
Fast Off The Starting Block
We took a few days to re-coop and repair the collateral damage to our families caused by an insane 36 days of Kickstarter, but now we... Read more
WE ARE BUILDING SOME WATCHES!!!!
No words can express how we feel about what YOU all did.
Tomorrow we sleep.
Sunday we race (Vineman 70.3 - yes, I'm serious. How funny is that?)
And then... Read more
THIS IS IT....
LEAN FORWARD FOR THE FINISH
What a day! We aren't there yet, but we are 1804 strong...
- If everyone increases their pledge by $20.97 before midnight (pacific) we will hit... Read more
You Know What's Going to Happen?
He's going to take your watch. It's inevitable. He'll get new-gadget-envy. Or maybe the battery on his Garmin will be dead while your Bia is still packing a full... Read more
Running Out of G-Rated Expletives!
Just Monday morning we were talking about a PR being as important as the podium. Forget that! Winning rocks and we have come too far to come up short. It's... Read more
Our Big News!
WE'LL MATCH THAT!
When the dust settled on yesterday we had 164 new backers and $23K in new pledges. But we have a few anonymous backers who think we can do... Read more
Talk about leaning forward...wow!
What a day! 150 new backers and counting. $17,000 and counting. Scores of new blog posts. A handful of new teams. And a big shout out on Runner's World!
Before... Read more
Winners Lean Forward
THE PODIUM IS STILL IN SIGHT
You owned it over the weekend - over 100 new backers and we are on a tear this morning! THAT's how to lean forward... Read more
It's Crunch Time: 7 Days Left
This may be the most important backer update we do.
If we don't hit our Kickstarter goal by July 13th the watch does not happen. No backup plan. No... Read more
New Backer Awards!
You asked. We Listened. Lots of new stuff at all levels.
Impatience is a Virtue & These Shirts Rock
Boost your bid $30 to add a Bia shirt to $129,... Read more
TEAM CHALLENGE - AMPED UP
Ok, there has been even more interest in our team challenge than we expected. So we are taking it big time for these last two weeks. But first, a quick... Read more
One Down. Three to Go.
Wow! $110K and the day isn't over yet. Sylvia and I are humbled and thrilled. And Super energized for the next two weeks.
- The buzz on twitter, Facebook... Read more
(3rd) BEST. DAY. EVER
Wow. We asked and you delivered! Yesterday we had our 3rd best day of new backers and blew right through 500 strong!. See Anna's THANK YOU video at the end.... Read more
Anna Tells Us How to Get it Done!
********* watch this video. we promise it will make you laugh. ********
we had a problem with our backer update last night, apologies if... Read more
Let's Get This Done Old-School Style!
Tell Two Friends
How do we get from $85K to $400K in just 17 days? The same way we got fabulous Farrah Fawcett hair in the 70's....tell two... Read more
What do Naked Running and Jeff Galloway Run-Walk have in Common?
They are both features we haven't told you about until now!
But first, lots of folks asked if they could forward these backer updates to their friendsto get them... Read more
CONTEST: Win A Custom-Designed Watch Band
We promised a contest when we hit $60K. Kristin Mayer of Betty Designs talks to Cheryl about sick sport style (video at the end) and then it's your chance to:... Read more
...and one more thing...
(did I really forget to say that in my backer update? #ouch)
We are so excited to have you along on this journey with us. We can't thank... Read more
CUT, PASTE, & SPREAD THE WORD
This morning we hit 175 backers and over $35,000 pledges. We’re approaching our 10% mark but with your help we can easily hit our 20% of our goal this week.... Read more
Off to a Strong Start!
48 hours. $21,000. And 100 backers!
What an amazing way to kick off this project. We can't thank you enough.
- Based on backer requests, we've added a His & Hers... Read more