It's been a month since we have updated our progress. We are very excited, as you must be as well, about getting closer to delivery. This month, due to the Chinese New Year holiday, we have mainly done various tests in Japan.
1. Endurance Test
The Endurance Tests result were very good. Seventeen different tests (Temperature, Destruction, Pressure etc.) were done and all passed with no issue!
2. Bluetooth Connectivity (Radio Frequency) Test
A Radio Connectivity Test was done to measure how well the Bluetooth connection performed. The sensitivity of connection was very good and exceeded our initial prototype by far. We are still working on improving it further for the final product.
3. Waterproof Test
Waterproof Testing results went well and realized IPX5. However due to an assembly issue found relating to the protection method, we need some modification. We will complete this change within 2 weeks.
1. Charging Case Redesigned Smaller.
Thanks to everyone who answered the survey about the charging case design. More than 800 people answered the survey and 78% of the people preferred the smaller sized case. Therefore, we have decided to proceed with new, smaller size case. For those people that preferred the bigger case with the bigger battery size, please accept our apologies. We believe 24-hour battery size is sufficient and everyone will enjoy VIE FIT.
* <Note> This photo is still a prototype model, some minor changes may occur.
Many people have been asking about “Multipoint” functionality which is not part our original specification. The Qualcomm chip does not support this directly with True Wireless Earphones according to their specifications. We have been struggling to find the solution and finally, we are pleased to say that we found it!
Our solution will be implemented through our firmware design and multipoint functionality will be available.
3. Firmware Update
As we announced last month, we will have firmware update functionality. If there is a new function which becomes available or a performance improvement, you will have the capability to update Vie Fit in future. We will announce when it's available.
Yes, we are getting closer to final delivery!! We still have many things to do before final delivery, but here is our tentative schedule barring any major hiccup.
- March 6th Survey & Address Close
- March 20th Start Assembly
- March 29th-30th Shipping
- Due to the tight timeline, we have decided to ship the goods from Hong Kong instead of Japan.
- The actual delivery time will differ depending on where you live. The delivery time is expected to be 1-4 weeks.
- We will ship the goods by tracked courier with the insurance. We will let you know the tracking number once we have shipped.
<<THE SURVEY>> THIS IS THE FINAL NOTICE!
Many of you have responded to the survey, but there are few backers who have not. The survey is very important for us to deliver the final goods to you. If you do not respond to the survey, we will not be able to send you the goods. Please make sure to respond to the survey by March 6th. If you fail to do so, you risk a delay in receiving your reward. If you have moved recently, please make sure your address up to date.
For those who want to change their address, or check if you have answered the survey already, please log into your account and go to the Vie Fit page and on the right side, you will see the "View Pledge" button. You can find the survey information you have registered.
See more details on the FAQ.
Thank you and we will update you when we get closer to the shipping date hopefully with the best news of all!!
The Vie Team