December 18, 2014
Product testing updates
Thanksgiving has come and gone, and we here at Owlet are still so thankful for your support. Many of your children have been born and grown too old for Owlet as we have undergone our hardware redesign, but you still see how this product is going to change the world, and support this important movement. I have worked on a lot of projects and companies, but never before have I seen the same devotion that I see at Owlet. We all see how this product will fundamentally change people’s lives and that is inspiring. We are thankful to work on such a world changing product and we are, as always, thankful for your continued support.Ok, so here are the details of what has been going on at Owlet in November:1) We started and completed a 1-week 25 unit beta test of the product. We found quite a few bugs that made for a less than optimal experience for many users. The sock would disconnect from the base station pretty often. We have since fixed that bug.2) We made 100 units and sent them off 3 weeks ago for another beta test. This test should give us a really good idea of what final work adjustments to the product need to be done before we can ship.
3) We sent units to Intertek to get UL and FCC tested and approved. Almost all electronics require this testing. You have probably noticed big FCC and UL logos on your electronic devices. If we pass this test, then we will know there are no more hardware revisions on our product. Which is a very good thing! 🙂
4) We are giving you the opportunity to come up with the melody that the base station will play when the sock disconnects or runs out of battery. Yep, you are getting the opportunity to be immortalized by your musical abilities.
5) My wife and I gave birth to our first child, James. She would not let me name him Bear, so I was pretty sad. (Not even as a middle name!) See a fun timelapse I did of her pregnancy at the end of this post.
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The Smart Sock comfortably wraps around your baby’s foot to track heart rate and oxygen levels using clinically-proven pulse oximetry. The base station glows green to let you know everything is okay but will notify with lights and sounds if something appears to be wrong.
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