Hello everyone! This thread is dedicated to answering questions about Shima. Hopefully we can cover everything that anyone could possibly want to know.
Q: How can I find out when my Alpha eyewear will ship?
A: Once shipping begins, there will be a regularly updated Google Docs spreadsheet showing Invoice Numbers paired with their estimated shipping dates. Stay tuned for when it goes live.
Q: Well, where can I find my Invoice Number?
A: Head over to laforgeoptical.com and login. Click on "Order History" to the left, then click the "PDF" link for a copy of your invoice. The Invoice Number is at the top right of the document.
Q: Can I change my Alpha style/color before it has been shipped?
A: Please send an email to email@example.com (firstname.lastname@example.org if the alpha email isn't working yet) to update your style or color. The starting colors you may choose from are Red, Black, Brown, and Brushed Metal. Stay tuned for pictures of the different options.
Q: What’s the difference between Rev 1, Rev 2, and Rev 3?
A: The purpose of Rev 1 (Revision 1) is to demonstrate Shima's ability to display notifications from your smartphone in your field of vision. Rev 2 will feature design improvements and a modest set of new features. Rev 3 will include more design improvements, as well as water resistance and turn-by-turn navigation. More details are forthcoming.
Q: How can I find updates on the Shima project?
A: Check back here at the forum, and/or wait for Corey’s emails. We're working on making a blog page with all of the archived emails and updates Corey has already sent out last year.
Q: Will Shima Alpha Edition have a camera?
A: No, no it will not. Rev 1, 2, and 3 are all Alpha editions, and will not have cameras. The Beta Bold edition will be the first with a camera.
Q: Which smart phones/platforms will Shima Alpha Edition work on?
A: Shima Alpha will support Windows Mobile, iOS, and Android.
Q: Will we be able to pair our Shima spectacles with multiple smartphones? -duusboolsen
A: Yes, although not at the same time. Shima is a Bluetooth peripheral that displays info and graphics sent by the phone. Like most other BT devices, you can pair them to as many phones and computers as you like, though only one can be connected at a time. So if you were to pair your Shima with your Windows phone, you could then shut off the Bluetooth feature and be able to pair your Shima with your Android phone. For future switching, you then would just need to turn off Bluetooth (or the phone's power), and select Shima from the Bluetooth device list on the other phone to swap it over.
Quick question, when I purchased the alpha edition it never asked me for my eye measurements. Is this only a requirement for the beta bold? I just don't want to get it and not be able to use it.
Perhaps worth looking at supporting full Windows 10 as well, considering that MS have promised full Windows on ARM processors in the near future. I for one could easily imagine ditching my smartphone for a 6" full Windows device with phone capabilities...