Frequently asked questions
WHAT IS STROBOSCOPIC TRAINING?
Stroboscopic training is a style of training that can help enhance sensory skills.
The VIMA REVs incorporate stroboscopic lenses to improve sensory and sensory-motor skills. It does this by taking away varying amounts of visual information, forcing an athlete to be more efficient with the limited, decision-making information that he or she is provided. This powerful tool forces an athlete to, “keep their eyes on the ball” and ultimately, “slows the game down.”
HOW SOON WILL I SEE RESULTS?
With certain skills, you may notice improvement in as little as 10-15 minutes of training. As a general guide, on-field improvement should be achieved in no more than three weeks.
HOW LONG SHOULD I TRAIN?
We recommend training for 15-20 minutes a day, 3 times a week in order to see a noticeable difference in performance.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I STOP TRAINING?
It varies from athlete to athlete. Some athletes may experience a decrease in skill and success, while others may maintain their performance gains.
WHY IS VISION SO IMPORTANT FOR ATHLETES?
Vision is the guiding sense for most human performance. Vision has most often been taken for granted by athletes, parents, coaches and trainers. But awareness of vision as a key component to performance is growing.
Vision goes far beyond visual clarity ( 20/20), which is termed “sight.” Visual information of the world around us is transmitted from the eyes to the brain through approximately 2.2 million nerve fibers. After processing visual and other sensory information, decisions are made resulting in a visually guided motor response. I.e. jumping, catching, hitting or shooting. Simply stated, our visual system strengthens the “where” ( location) and “when” ( timing) of human performance.
Of the 2.2 million nerve fibers leading from the eyes to the brain, nearly 10% go to non-sight areas, mostly effecting balance and stability. Decades of research has shown that
(1) athletes “see” differently than non-athletes,
( 2) visual performance varies by sport and even by position, and
( 3) visual skills are trainable to influence sport performance.
IS THERE RESEARCH TO SUPPORT STROBOSCOPIC TRAINING?
VIMA REV stroboscopic training is based on numerous published, peer-reviewed studies. These studies have been conducted by some of the country’s most respected institutions.
WHAT MAKES THE REV BETTER THAN OTHER STROBE TRAINING SYSTEMS?
See product pages for specific feature call-outs. Impact-resistance and ballistic rating, unique flicker rates, custom-tinted lenses, built-in Bluetooth and sealed, water-resistant components are all unique to the REV system.
SHOULD I SEE AN EYE DOCTOR FIRST?
To use the REV, you don’t have to see an eye doctor first. For optimal training benefits though, visual clarity should be addressed. The REV app includes a Static Visual Acuity screening that will trigger a referral for a comprehensive vision exam, if needed. In that case, please find a doctor who is trained to address the higher visual and environmental demands of athletes and their activity.
WHAT IS THE RISK IF I AM SUSCEPTIBLE TO SEIZURES?
All of the settings on the REV are slower than the range of seizure-inducing flicker rates; however, you should not use the REV if you are susceptible to seizures.
WHAT IF I BEGIN TO EXPERIENCE LIGHT-HEADEDNESS OR MOTION SICKNESS SYMPTOMS WHEN USING THE REVS?
Due to the disruptive nature on visual perception, occasionally individuals will experience subtle symptoms of motion sickness. You should stop stroboscopic training when such symptoms are first experienced. By training shorter durations, more frequently, these symptoms often dissipate by desensitizing the visual system. Once this happens, you’ll be able to lengthen training sessions.
WHAT IS THE BATTERY LIFE?
You should expect 8+ hours of battery life from a full charge
WILL THE GLASSES FIT ME?
The REVs are one size fits all. The strap can be adjusted to fit any head size, and the bayonet temples can bend and flex as needed to fit.
DO YOU HAVE A WARRANTY POLICY?
The VIMA product is warranted to be free of defects in materials or workmanship, under normal use, for a period of one year from the date of purchase. This limited warranty excludes damage resulting rom improper care or handling, accidents, modifications, unauthorized repairs, normal wear, or other causes which are not defects in materials or workmanship. If you product is defective, email firstname.lastname@example.org . If there is a covered defect, the product will be replaced (if available) or issue a full refund.
IS THERE A RETURN POLICY?
VIMA has a 30 Day Satisfaction Guaranteed Return Policy. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase of a product for any reason, you have 30 days from the date of purchase to request a full refund.
In order to qualify for a refund, certain conditions must be met. To view a list of these conditions, check out the “Return Policy and Warranty” section of our Warranty page.
HOW DO I RETURN MY STROBES?
To return your device and receive a refund, you must obtain a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) from the manufacturer, VIMA (www.vima.com). To request an RMA, please contact our support team at email@example.com.
HOW DO I PAIR MY STROBES WITH THE APP?
Go to the App Store or Google Play and search for VIMA REV.
Open the app. Create a VIMA REV app account or login with your username and password.
Check to make sure your iOS or Android device Bluetooth settings are turned on.
Select USE YOUR REV on the app home screen.
Turn on your REVs by pressing the [M] button on the device.
The app will display a list of REV serial numbers in range. Read the 8-digit serial number on the inside of the frame near the temple, and select that serial number to pair.
The app will pair with the REVs and transition to the REV CONTROLLER.
CAN I REMOTE CONTROL MORE THAN ONE PAIR OF GLASSES SIMULTANEOUSLY?
At this time, no. However, you will find that it is easy to switch back and forth between multiple REVs. While connected to one pair of REVs on the REV CONTROLLER app screen, simply press the <- to see the list of serial numbers in range. The REV you are currently connected to is highlighted; tap a different serial number to switch remote control to a different REV.
MY APP IS NOT DETECTING MY GLASSESS--WHAT IS GOING WRONG?
First, ensure your Bluetooth® settings on your mobile device is turned on. Your REVs are most likely paired to another mobile device. To make your REVs available to pair with any device, while your REVs are already turned on, press and hold [+]. While still holding [+] press and hold [M] until the LCD Display reads “WR” for wireless reset. Your REVs are now available to pair with any mobile device. If you still are unable to pair, try closing out of the app and restarting, or reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'M SEEING A "REV NOT DETECTED" MESSAGE--WHAT IS GOING WRONG?
Remote control is limited to the range of the Bluetooth® signal. When the wearer goes out of range and disconnects from the app, the app will notify you of a lost connection. Should the REV user come back in range of the Bluetooth® signal, the app will automatically reconnect and remote control functionality can resume. Alternatively, the connected REV may have been powered down locally–turn the REV back on and the app will reconnect.
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