We missed our deadline, and we’re honoring our guarantee. Here are some reasons to hang tight…

We truly apologize for missing our shipping date and the money-back-guarantee we promised is being honored. If you would like a full refund we will be happy to issue one. We want to be fully transparent with our backers and give them what they really want. We believe that with the new features and design we have implemented you will want to wait it out with us.

Some of the reasons the date has been pushed directly relate to bringing you the best Vybe possible. What we didn’t want was to send you a product that wasn’t ready or 100% perfect because that’s what we’ve been striving towards.

1. Band Design & Engineering

Our initial band design needed to be modified to fall in line with our high expectations. We hired an amazing mechanical engineer that took our original design to the next level by adding subtle lines, trimming some of the fat, and overall making a much sharper looking band. We have received great response for the design and are very excited for production. We were planning to use a compression mold which is generally used for smaller unit runs and is a more affordable option. After some discussion with our team we decided to upgrade to an injection mold which will yield a much higher-end design and finished product. We didn’t want to sacrifice quality to save time – an injection mold generally takes 2 to 3 times longer to make.

2. SOC (Chip/Board) – Design & Functionality

If you check out our iOS and Android post, we have decided to provide backers with a free app that opens up a whole new way to control your Vybe. These customizable features bring great value to our Vybe band and really enhance user experience. You can now turn alerts on and off to your liking and set silent alarms. Adding the app also allows us to bring you new features in the future. We’re planning to add tethering sensitivity and custom vibrations for alerts. We wanted to make the Vybe and the Vybe App ship at the same time, and this lead us to some firmware and software modifications that took longer than expected.

3. China New Year Setback

We were hoping to have the mold finished by the time their New Year rolled around and that turned out not to be the case. This left us in limbo for 2 weeks with absolutely no communication. It ultimately pushed our date further than we had hoped, thus missing our February 28th ship date.

We just wanted to thank all of our backers for the continued support and hope that you will stick with us while we continue to work through the days and nights to bring you the best product possible.

The Vybe Team

NEW VYBE APP!! More features and more control.

We are really excited to announce that Vybe will be accompanied by a free iOS and Android app. This will give Vybe users an extended feature set with even more control. Users will have the ability to turn alerts on or off depending on the notifications you would like to receive. The new features include Email, FaceTime and Social Media notifications.

Another feature that we’ve added is the “Silent Alarm” feature. We truly think this adds great value and usability to the our Vybe band. You can now set your alarm to wake you up silently in the morning without waking your significant other. You can also set your alarm on-the-fly to remind you of important events that you don’t want to miss like taking medication, an important meeting, or forgetting to take food out of the oven.

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Stay posted for more updates coming soon,

The Vybe Team

Production is underway!

We are happy to report that production is officially underway! After a long February with a few ups and downs, we have the green light for production. We are very excited as all of our hard work is paying off. Our factories in China have received our finalized CAD files and are staging our first run of 10,000 units for production.

The Vybe Team

Sneak Peek: Vybe vybration motor

This post should excite a few of our Vybe techie enthusiasts. The vibration motor we are using in our band is crazy small. Below is a picture of it on a quarter. Don’t let the small size confuse you, this tiny motor puts out just enough vibrating power to notify you regardless of what you are doing or where you are.

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February PUSH

We have been working around the clock with our whole team in overdrive. Things are looking good. The Chinese New Year threw us a curve ball and we have been working hard to recover the lost days.

Things have been ramping up on the production front and we are coming closer to a solid date of product acquisition. So stay tuned!

The Vybe Team

Slight Delays: Chinese New Year

Dear Backers,

As some of you may know, February is when China celebrates their New Year. Unfortunately this has challenged us with a 2 week window of zero communication with our factories. We have turned on all burners and are trying to minimize the impact of this down-time on our ultimate shipping date. Once the factory is back online (February 10th) we should have a better idea as to the impact on production. We are pushing hard to have your Vybe products sent out by the end of February/early-March. We will keep everyone posted with an update in the near future.

The Vybe Team