I remain confident that we will eventually get something but as others have noted by the time it comes out it may be suffering from the long delays in regards to its "cutting edgeness". However since no one else seems to be building something like this (e.g. Garmin) - perhaps because it would undercut their other highly price niche market products - I think it will still be a relevant and useful tool. If nothing else it could spur interest from other more seasoned manufacturers and help define the market for outdoor general purpose utility electronics. I hope Well that's at least 50% of why I backed it, the other 50% is because I could really use a product like this.
I would like to say that I think the lack of communication is basically inexcusable. I post stuff online all the time and it only takes 30 minutes a week to generate a short list of things you've accomplished, stuff that's bad and stuff that's coming up soon. We don't need pages of excuses once ever few months, just a drip drip of status. With $700,000 behind them they just need to put down the beer at the end of the week and type, type, type for a short while and show us some respect no matter how embarrassing the continued delays are. This is classic procrastinator behavior and once they just get in the habit they would no longer feel bad about bad news and people would be less pissed off. They might even get more people backing them when there isn't the unpleasant firewall of silence facing all inquiries as to the project status.
Listen guys, I don't care if you tell us it will be another six months or a year, I just want new and regular updates of any kind. Next time you go to the bathroom take your phone with your and knock out a few tweets and show you give a shit about what we think okay? I know there are communication issues in China with the great firewall and all but it's not like you're in North Korea okay? Send someone, anyone and email and they can post for you. I have a G+ community https://plus.google.com/communities/112759419550359211878 send me a message and I'll post there - or just put updates here.
I have faith in you guys, don't ask me why, but no more excuses, just do it!