FAQ

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Device Questions

  • How does it work?

    Revibe Connect sends silent vibrations to the wrists of users to gently remind them to get back to their work, studies, etc.

    When users feel a vibration on their wrist, they are to simply ask themselves: “Am I doing what I’m supposed to be doing?”. If on-task, they keep up the good work! If off-task, it triggers them to get back to the task at hand. 

    The ultimate goal is to foster independence by increasing metacognition (the act of thinking about one's own thoughts).

  • How does it know when to vibrate?

    We've developed five “Modes”, which determine the frequency of vibration reminders.

    “Adaptive Mode” learns the user’s unique focus needs, adjusting the vibration reminders as needed. The user responds to Revibe Connect’s vibration reminders by tapping the device’s screen once if they were off-task, or twice if on-task. These user responses help Revibe’s machine learning algorithm to adapt the vibration reminders over time.  

    The other four “Modes” are pre-programmed using research based tables to cover various levels of difficulty staying on-task: 

    1- Low (mildly off-task; occasionally daydreams): Reminders about every 10 minutes

    2- Moderate (moderately off-task; often daydreams): Reminders about every 7 minutes

    3- High (significantly off-task; constantly daydreams): Reminders about every 4 minutes

    4- Homework (for all focus levels): alternating internals of 15 minutes work time (with reminders about every 3 minutes) and 5 minutes break time 

  • Will it work for my child?

    Revibe Connect is best suited for kids who may have to rely upon teachers and parents to help them stay on-task. While it won't motivate kids who don't want to stick to their work, it will provide much needed reminders for those who do.

  • Where can I read scientific research about it?

    Please click here to read a compilation of our studies. We also currently have studies underway at Appalachian State University, University of Alabama, and Caldwell University. We are looking forward to sharing the results when they are published in a few months!

  • Is it waterproof?

    It iswater resistant, not waterproof. Everyday splashes like washing your hands are ok, but please don’t submerge the device into liquid by bathing or swimming with it on.

  • Does it have a watch feature built in?

    Yes! Tap the device’s screen once for the time to display. There is a setting in the app where you can disable time display if you are concerned it will be a distraction.

  • How do I know which size to order?

    Small fits wrists measuring 10-18 cm in circumference. Regular fits 14-22 cm. We recommend measuring the wrist with a measuring tape (or use a string, then measure the string with a ruler).

 

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Getting Started

  • How easy is it to set up?

    Very easy! All you have to do is download the Revibe Connect App from the App or Google Play Store, and follow the in-app Setup Wizard (tells you what to do step-by-step!). 

  • How do I turn it On/Off?

    You can turn Revibe on by simply putting it on (the user’s natural movement will wake it up), and turn it off by taking it off and placing it in a quiet place (it will fall asleep within 20 minutes). Additionally, you can manually turn off Revibe in the app under Settings>Preferences>User Device Preferences>Mode>Off. 

  • How do I adjust the intensity of vibration reminders?

    If you are concerned that the intensity of the vibration is either too strong, or not strong enough, you can adjust this in the app under Settings>Preferences>User Device Preferences>Vibration Strength.

  • Which wrist do you recommend wearing it on?

    We recommend wearing Revibe on your dominant hand. 

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