So after the beta testers webinar today covering the basics on testing and software use, I'm pretty excited to get this thing and start testing!
They took some questions while also discussing it's current capabilities, future plans, as well as it's limitations. I think they did a pretty good job setting up expectations for the testers, and they made it very clear that certain functions aren't fully functional or at all functional yet. The overall profile is accurate and they continue to improve on that. I believe they said they're currently reporting 11 terpenes while still retaining the data collected from sampling. As they add the algorithms for additional results they will become available. Sadly, CBD's are not being outputted correctly. They are working on that and need more samples for testing. Acids will also be reported in the future.
One main point they touched on repeatedly is that you should expect strains to not match their database every time. Some may, but the differences could be too large to match. As the community database grows, so will that feature. They talked about their capabilities for linking dispensaries to specific profiles so you can always find what strains work best for you. They're working with weedmaps with that whole end apparently.
The testing tray is an intended one time use product. They candidly said they want you to buy more from a business standpoint, but the reality is that there exists potential for contamination. That being said... they can be cleaned and reused if you wanted to do that.
Oils and waxes can be tested and saved for future output, but currently it won't display properly. Once they've done more testing and added the algorithm, that will be possible. With that, they suggest using a tiny amount from a toothpick to avoid any liquid contamination of the device. That should be enough give you a reading.
Pesticides and molds will be added when the organa sensor becomes available. Currently, it has a UV light for visual mold inspection, but they realize that isn't ideal. By release they expect a better solution.
Devices should be in the testers hands by Feb. 28
I think that's all I can remember at the moment