We have a lot of updates to share with you regarding our engineering and production timeline. Our team is going full-throttle right now as we near FreeWavz completion. We are eager to ship a finished product, however, we are facing a delay in production. This newsletter will explain the reasons why, along with our revised game plan to get the best possible FreeWavz to market as soon as possible.
We just started a great partnership with a very impressive and experienced engineering team to get us past the finish line. These engineers are experts in Bluetooth True Wireless Stereo, Pulse Oximetry, and have deep experience with consumer electronics products, including wearables. We are excited to add them to our team and help us bring FreeWavz to market!
Handling the data exchange from the earphones to the smartphone at 100 samples per second, while streaming high-quality music, is a challenge. Our engineering experts are working on increasing the processing power to ensure the quality of the data exchange and music are seamless. We are also evaluating some alternative methods that may streamline this process. More specifically, we are determining whether to utilize the processing power of both earphones or adding processing power to one earphone to solve the data exchange issues. Either of these solutions should solve the difficulty, so the focus is on selecting the method that accelerates our time to market and serves the product best.
Bluetooth transmission ear-to-ear is working which is incredibly exciting. That said, our engineers have identified some electrical changes that will make it even better. We are in the process of making these modifications.
The Android and iOS apps are nearing completion and these apps are communicating very well with the FreeWavz earphones.
The engineering team has communicated to us that our timeline will be pushed out more than we anticipated, but our confidence level has never been higher. Our schedule now shows engineering completion in late June with production in July. As mentioned earlier, this isn’t ideal for anyone, but we want to get the best version of FreeWavz in the market. This means, Kickstarter supporters can expect to receive their FreeWavz in July, online pre-orders in late July / early August, and into stores mid-August.
We are doing something that is revolutionary by making FreeWavz completely wire-free, as well as implementing medical-grade pulse oximetry. No one has ever done the combination before! We have run into some challenges, but we are working our way through it. We can see the finish line, and our team continues to drive forward with passion and commitment of getting the best FreeWavz on your ears.
Thank you for believing and for supporting us. We feel confident that FreeWavz will be worth the wait!