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 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).
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.
Is it waterproof?
It is water 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.
How often should I charge my Revibe?
We recommend charging each day. The Revibe battery lasts between 8-16 hours of continuous use depending on the activity level of the user. Actions such as an extensive number of text reminders sent, or using Revibe extended periods in high mode) the more quickly the battery will be drained. A full charge takes about 2 hours.
Do I need to have a smart device to use Revibe?
Yes, The Revibe Connect wearable requires the Revibe Connect App in order to work. The app is available for download in the App Store and the Google Play Store. The minimum operating systems for download are Android 6 and iOS 11. If your smartphone or tablet is not able to operate on at least 6 for Android devices or 11 for Apple devices then the app will not function properly.
Does my child have to have a phone with them at all times for the device to function?
No, The device will only need to connect to the app when syncing at the beginning or end of the day. The Revibe syncs with the app using Bluetooth connectivity to a mobile device and does not connect to WiFi or have any cellular data connection on its own. The Revibe cannot send or receive SMS messages. All text reminders must be pre-programmed to the Revibe in order for them to appear at their scheduled times. If your Revibe is not within range of the app to sync you will not be able to sync.
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:
Low (mildly off-task; occasionally daydreams): Reminders about every 10 minutes
Moderate (moderately off-task; often daydreams): Reminders about every 7 minutes
High (significantly off-task; constantly daydreams): Reminders about every 4 minutes
Homework (for all focus levels): alternating internals of 15 minutes work time (with reminders about every 3 minutes) and 5 minutes break time
What data does Revibe calculate?
Response Rate: The percentage of time the user responded to Revibe’s “vibration reminder” prompts.
Focus Rate:The percentage of time the user was on-task. Calculated through user self-report data recorded by the Revibe.
Attention Span:The highest estimated average number of consecutive minutes the user was able to pay attention. Calculated through user self-report data recorded by the Revibe.
Fidget Minutes: The total minutes of common, repetitive, non-functional (i.e. not part of an academic activity) behaviors by the user such as tapping a pencil or rocking in a chair. Sitting still, hand raising, writing, and walking are not counted as fidgets. Calculated through device sensor data recorded by the Revibe.
Steps: The total number of steps taken by the user. Calculated through device sensor data recorded by the Revibe.
Calories: The total number of calories estimated to have been burned by the user. Make sure you have entered the user's height, weight, and age for this metric to be as accurate as possible. Calculated through device sensor data recorded by the Revibe.
All of the data collected by Revibe will appear on the dashboard in the app after syncing. Remember, a full sync will upload all of the data, a quick sync will sync everything but fidget data. Doing a quick sync will delete the fidget data collected.
Where can I read scientific research about Revibe?
Please click hereto 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!
Using Revibe at School
Can others around the wearer hear or detect the vibrations?
Revibe Connect’s vibration motors were designed to be whisper-quiet for classroom use.
Is the Revibe able to be used during testing?
Despite being very high-tech, Revibe is not a ‘smart device’, meaning it does not connect to Wi-Fi or receive/send any live messages or calls. As such, it may be eligible for various standardized testing sessions, however, each school is different, so you’ll have to check with your school to be sure. Please feel free to use our Intro for Teachers document to explain Revibe's use and benefit in the classroom. Should teachers or other administrators have any further questions about the device, please have them contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can view the app to monitor student progress on a computer?
Yes, you can use any computer with an internet connection to monitor progress in the app. However, in order to sync, the only device beside a phone/tablet that is compatible is Chromebook. Other computers have not been tested for syncing though, so please only use a Chromebook, smartphone, or tablet to sync the devices.
How do I share data using the Revibe app with my child’s teacher, parent, counselor etc..?
You can either share the user's data using the Share Data feature in the app by going to Settings>Data Sharing (‘view only access’), sending app screenshots, or sharing the PDF reports generated by going to the Reports page in the app. If you only have 1 user on an account you can share the email and password with the parents so they can log in to the app from their smartphone as well.
Do you have special offers for schools or other organizations buying in bulk?
Yes! For more information, please contact email@example.com.
Is Revibe on Donors Choose?
We are an approved vendor at DonorsChoose.org. It is free for teachers to create a project, and donors can provide funds to cover the cost of Revibe devices for your classroom. We have had teachers get matching funds from The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation! Pretty cool!
Do you offer a money back guarantee?
Yes! We want you to be happy with your purchase, so we offer a 90-Day 100% money back guarantee.
Does it come with a warranty?
Yes! Every Revibe Connect device comes with a one-year manufacturer's warranty with extended protection against breakage and loss/theft.
How secure and private is the data that you will be collecting?
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.
How often should I sync my device?
After every full charge and at least once a day, make sure to sync your Revibe. If you go too long without syncing your Revibe, it may begin to override data that has been collected in order to make room for new data. You should also sync regularly to make sure any updates are programmed to your Revibe and to make sure that the time and date are accurate, as syncing ensures the correct time and date. If your Revibe time is off, all you need to do is sync. Your Revibe will automatically set the date and time from your phone. There are two options for syncing - a ‘Full Sync’ and a ‘Quick Sync’. Full sync will upload all of the data, a quick sync will sync everything but fidget data. Doing a quick sync will delete the fidget data collected. A full sync is always recommended unless there is a challenge with slow internet connection speeds.
“Not only is my son more focused, but his attitude has changed as well. He is more confident in his abilities.”
- David Q.
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“My son’s behavior has drastically changed for the better. Revibe allows him to keep himself accountable and redirect himself before a teacher has to. It’s empowered him to do better in school. I also love being able to slip in notes of encouragement to him throughout the day with Revibe’s ‘text reminders’!”
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“Y’all, I was worried, but this actually really works. And, it connects to an app on my phone that tells me how well she’s focusing, how often she’s fidgeting, and it has a step counter. It even tells me what parts of her day she’s excelling and struggling with. Last year it was very hard for her teacher to manage her. This year, she’s doing great and getting a sticker every day!”
- Casey Y.
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“Other brands do not offer anything that comes close to Revibe, which is so specifically tailored for inattentive children. Hands down, this is the only option to keep my daughter on track at school. Her teacher even said in week one, ‘Hey! I was about to tell you to focus on your paper but I saw you tap your watch and get to it before I even had a chance to say anything!’ If that doesn't speak volumes, nothing will. Pretty darn cool!”