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Kickstarter Update #23 - November Progress Report
November 22, 2014

Kickstarter Update #23 - November Progress Report

Hello Backers, Lots of exciting progress to share! First, we have finalized our speaker system design, which will include our FreeWavz “Inspiration” speakers, and they sound awesome! Put to the test by our acoustic engineers, they are showing incredible frequency range. Rarely have they seen a speaker of this size have such a range of performance. The first shipment of 100 speakers is on its way and we can’t wait to get them in our test sets and give ‘em a run! To deliver that full range of music, we redesigned our sound delivery solution to maximize sound quality and provide a comfortable fit. We are pleased to announce that we have chosen one of the best memory foam tips on the market—the Comply Active series. Their stay-in-place fit, amazing all day comfort and ability to block distracting noises made them our top choice. They will softly touch the ear canal to project sound into the ear for more natural circulation-no need to unnaturally jam anything deep into your ear canal. We have also finalized the housing design and are in the process of receiving quotes to build the production molds. It is exciting to be entering the next phase of production readiness. We are also approaching shipment of our new, uniquely curved batteries. They are due to arrive in early December, just in time to be incorporated into our first 30 production test sets. These sets will be used for UL/CE and other certifications, additional evaluation, integration and on-ear tuning of our biometric algorithms, before we prepare for volume production in January. The Android app is just about finished (more photos can be viewed by clicking the article link). We will be ready to move forward with the iOS app shortly, which will be followed by integration with other fitness apps, such as Runkeeper, MyFitnessPal and the MapMyFitness family of apps, and health management apps, such as Apple Healthkit, Google Fit and Walgreens Balance Rewards (integration subject to the cooperation of the app providers)...[click for full article]
FreeWavz Exhibits at The Running Event
December 5, 2014

FreeWavz Exhibits at The Running Event

FreeWavz was in Austin, TX December 3rd - 5th exhibiting at The Running Event- a program put on by The Independent Running Retailers Association. FreeWavz got the opportunity to meet with numerous running store owners and even got to meet Brian Bosworth - The Boz!
Former Sony VP and 25-Year CE Veteran, Mike Kahn, Joins FreeWavz as CEO
December 30, 2014

Former Sony VP and 25-Year CE Veteran, Mike Kahn, Joins FreeWavz as CEO

Today, FreeWavz, the developer of smart ear wearable technology announces the appointment of Mike Kahn as CEO. Kahn brings more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience in the consumer electronics industry to the FreeWavz team. Most recently, Kahn came as Vice President of Partnership Marketing and General Manager of their Mobile Audio, Shelf Audio, Portable Audio and Alpha Camera Systems groups at Sony Electronics. He introduced a variety of new products to the market and had sales responsibilities in excess of $250M. He was also awarded with an induction to Sony's prestigious Samurai Society for his vast contributions. "With many years in the CE industry, I was searching for a company that is driving true innovation in its industry," said Kahn. "FreeWavz incorporates cutting edge biometric and Bluetooth technology into perfectly fitting earphones, providing freedom from all those annoying wires and cords. It is a perfect fit with my experience in wearable audio. I am happy to join this notable team as it shoots to the next level." Kahn is also the immediate past President of the Photo Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMDA), and member of the Board of Directors for the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) Digital Imaging Group...[click for full article]
FreeWavz selected as finalist for 2015 SXSW Interactive Innovation Award for Wearable Technology
January 27, 2015

FreeWavz selected as finalist for 2015 SXSW Interactive Innovation Award for Wearable Technology

FreeWavz have been selected as finalist for the SXSW Innovative Award for Wearable Tech! With over 700 entry applications, we feel honored that we were selected as a finalist for the wearable tech category! Applicants were judged on the following criteria: creativity / innovation, design, function, and overall experience. Final award announcement will be made March 17th!
ATP Tennis Player Joins FreeWavz Team!
June 14, 2014

ATP Tennis Player Joins FreeWavz Team!

FreeWavz is proud to welcome ATP Tennis player Adrián Menéndez-Maceiras to our team. Adrian is thrilled to be training with FreeWavz Smart Earphones. To quote Adrian, "It was time to cut the cord!. I am ecstatic to work with the fine people at FreeWavz. I love the product and its technology." Good luck at Wimbledon and the US Open Adrian. We are with you every step of the way!
Galindo's FreeWavz Competition Team Excels in Lakeland, FL!
March 9, 2014

Galindo's FreeWavz Competition Team Excels in Lakeland, FL!

March 9, 2014: Results for the Scott Linder Super Series Tournament: Miguel Negre, a FreeWavz competition player, won the 18’s boys draw with a lot of authority, losing only five games in the whole tournament and beating the number one and two seeds of the tournament. Isaac Nortey, playing one age group up, lost in the 16’s boys final against Holleman Hughes, also a Galindo Tennis player, in a close match. Isaac is pictured here with FreeWavz Board Member Kerry Hensen. The FreeWavz competition team excels once again in a high level Florida tournament, with wins in the two big draws of the event.
Eric Garcia Crespo Wins MG Orlando Open Championship
March 2, 2014

Eric Garcia Crespo Wins MG Orlando Open Championship

March 2, 2014: Eric Garcia Crespo, a premier player on Galindo’s FreeWavz Competition Team, took home the MG Orlando Men’s Open Championship after rallying against top junior and ATP players. Juan David Navarro and Miguel Negre, two of our top juniors on the FreeWavz competition team, reached quarterfinals of the tournament. We will see them in action again in the Vero Beach ITF championship where they will compete against the world’s best junior players. Pictured (l to r) are Juan David, Erich, Gerard Galindo, Instructor and former Tennis Professional, and Miguel).
Galindo Tennis Takes Charge in Clearwater!
February 22, 2014

Galindo Tennis Takes Charge in Clearwater!

February 22, 2014: Galindo Tennis International Academy achieved great results in Clearwater, Florida on Saturday. They came home with 6 trophies, winning multiple round robin and division formats. We could not be prouder of the squad... they are Unstoppable!
FreeWavz Sponsors Galindo Tennis International Academy
February 9, 2014

FreeWavz Sponsors Galindo Tennis International Academy

February 9, 2014: Introducing the FreeWavz Competition Team! FreeWavz is proud to announce our sponsorship of the world-renowned Galindo Tennis International Academy in Lakeland, Florida. Galindo Tennis is an International Academy dedicated to the world of tennis, designed to offer full-service training and personalized programs for tennis players around the world. Galindo brings an innovative and singular training and learning system. Galindo's mission is to have all the tennis players achieve maximum success on and off the court.
FreeWavz wins VenturePitch Orlando Competition
May 8, 2013

FreeWavz wins VenturePitch Orlando Competition

May 8, 2013: VenturePitch Orlando, Central Florida’s technology startup pitch and networking event showcasing the latest technology startups in the region, announced today that FreeWavz won the award after pitching to four technology investor judges held on May 7th at The Abbey in downtown Orlando. VenturePitch Orlando’s audience selected FreeWavz, a Melbourne startup developing smart earphones that are completely wireless and can operate independently or connect to a nearby phone, or other Bluetooth device, as their favorite startup. Harry Ericson, presenter for FreeWavz, said, “It’s a privilege to have won the audience award as it reflects a real need for smart earphones in the marketplace. We enjoyed the event and are grateful for such a great forum. About Florida Venture Sourcing Florida Venture Sourcing is an online community of Florida technology venture startups, investors and mentors.
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