I'm giving up!
Being an early backer (order June 6th 2013), having been lied to continuosly during >2 years, now being presented a the plan to deliver something completely different in at least another year's time, I want my money back. Posted all the details in the refunds thread; curious how long this will take - and if it ever happens. If not it WAS fraud.
@all those who tried to teach me in a rather arrogant way over the last years what crowdfunding means, that ambitioned startups rerquire patience, that we all are a happy outdoor enthusiast's family - did you learn something by now?
My free time is way too precious to spend it with that Sqigle bunch of bloody amateurs and their unkept promises. Built three suitable devices for me and my friends in the meantime myself, hvaing a 4th (GoFlyProject4) running, I really don't want to wait for an outdated device which most likely never comes.
BTW: did you have a look at the evolution of outdoor smartphones since then? Mine is waterproof, shockproof cased, with all sensors, comes with all outdoor apps, runs in minus temperatures,and recharges very quickly from a small external source (or a solar panel - and that one will be external with the "new" Earl concept as well) if needed. The only remaining reason for the Earl would have been to put that ruggedized piece on a flight deck - but that problem has been solved for over one year now...
Checking for updates on a regular base, one more disappointing than the other, also causes bad vibes for me, and I have decided that I don't want that bad energy in my mindset. I am too old and my lifetime is too precious. I rather go into the outdoors.
Bye, and have fun