Sport Gear Tracker FAQ

Sport Gear Tracker FAQ

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What do I need to use SGT Application?

You should have: Android smartphone with SGT appHeart Rate Monitor (chest belt or wrist) sensor with Bluetooth 4.0 SMART or Android Wear watch supplied with built-in Heart Rate monitor or shared with external Heart Rate sensor. 

Which Heart Rate sensors are supported?

The following heart rate monitors are supported:

Tested by us: Armour39, Mio Link

Not tested:

  • 60 beat BLUE

  • Beurer PM 250

  • Mio Alpha

  • Polar H7

  • Wahoo Blue HR

  • Zephyr HxM Smart

  • Other devices supporting Bluetooth Smart profiles GATT 

Where can I see the results of the workout?

  • You can see real time changing of your heart rate right at the screen of the phone or Android Wear device. When workout is finished each your workout and its details are stored in the History (which is automatically synchronized between the mobile and smartwatch). 

What Android versions are supported?

  • You smartphone should be Android 4.3 and higher.

What Android Wear devices are supported?

  • all Android Wear devices

  • round (Moto 360) and rectangular smartwatches (Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch).

  • Note!!! Does NOT work on Samsung Gear and smartwatches using other operating systems. Tizen devices as Gear Fit and Gear II does NOT supported. 

Observations:

  • Samsung Gear Live: could take 1 - 5 min from the workout start to get reliable values

  • Moto360: get no reliable workout data (at least with available for test device)

How to use Sport Gear Tracker App at Android smartphone?

On your phone:

  • Run the application on your phone

  • Enter your parameters: Menu>Settings>weight, birth date, gender (it is necessary for accurate calories loss calculation)

  • Switch on and launch your heart rate monitor: Menu>Settings>Bluetooth device>Search

  • At main screen press Workout

Note! Don't try to CONNECT Android Wear as SENSOR, follow instruction below to Start app on Watch instead.

How to use Sport Gear Tracker App at Android Wear?

First of all, to use smart phone with Android Wear watch, download Android Wear app from the Google PlayOpen it and follow the instructions. After synchronization SGT will appear at the watch. Now, smartphone is necessary to set up personal data ONLY (age, weight). Workouts will start at watch. 

On your Android Wear watch:

  • Configure the app on the phone as described above.

  • If your watch has no built-in heart rate monitor, at the settings specify the device you will measure pulse (external sensor).

  • Run the application on the smartwatch: Menu > Start> Sport Gear Tracker.

  • Tap the screen you will see 3 icons: Start workout, Settings, History.

  • Swipe to the left - you will go to Settings, check the settings you entered via phone.

  • Swipe to the right - you will return to the main screen of the app.

  • Tap the screen > Slide down to Start Workout > the app be initialized and your heart rate value displayed > start workout.

  • Tap the screen and Stop the app (this will automatically save your workout data to the history, and will reduce the device battery consumption).

  • Return to the main screen, tab the screen, drag the icon from the bottom > you'll see History. 

 

Some results connected with the Android Wear device?

Brief notes! Unfortunately internal sensors of available Android Wear devices can not provide permanent reliable results during the workout. Here is the available observations:

  • Samsung Gear Live: could take 1 - 5 min from the workout start to get reliable values

  • Moto360: get not reliable  workout data (at least with available for test device)

What is a Fitness DJ feature?

Fitness DJ automatically detects your training intensity and plays songs from music stored on your phone with a matching number of beats-per-minute (BPM).

To activate this option go Menu > Settings > Fitness DJ > Turn on.

Fitness DJ detects tracks from your phone that have BPM and match them to your heart rate during the workout. BPM (beats per minute) in music is an indicator that determines the speed of playing a song.

The tracks are selected from the memory of your phone, folder /Music, which have a BPM tag and are sorted according to the pulse zones (custom heart rate zones may be configured by the users Menu > Settings > Heart Rate zones).

Fitness DJ works in 2 modes:

1. Track will be selected on the initial value of the pulse at the workout beginning, will be played to the end and then a new track will be picked up to the current pulse value (tracks will be played without interruptions).

2. Tracks will be switched with the variation of workout intensity (heart rate zones), and they will be interrupted: to activate put a tick «Frequent song change».

What if I activated the option but still no music files detected?

If your list of songs is empty after activation of the Fitness DJ option that means the app didn’t detected music files with BPM parameter at your phone.

Note! SGT application can not identify BPM parameter of you music, it can only read this parameter, so the music should posess it. Thats why, if your music files do not have BPM tag, by activating Fitness DJ you will see the corresponding message and no list of music.

To create a music collection with the BPM parameter, you can use third-party software programs that assign BPM parameter to the track.

You can:

1. Search Google by keywords BPM detector, BPM counter, check out recommended software features, install it on your computer, follow the instructions to the software, create music files and upload it to your phone folder /Music.

2. Or install the software recommended by us using the link (follow the instructions to the software).

Follow the instructions on the software installation, run the program, go to Options, check the box "Additional - Save BPM values inside IDE3 tags for MP3 files - Ok, then in the left part of the program specify the path to the folder with your music (this may be a folder on the computer, or the folder / Music on the phone).

The program will identify and assign BPM tag to the music (if you selected folder on your computer, transfer the music from this folder on the phone /Music), and then in the SGT application after activating Fitness DJ, you will see a list of music files with a parameter BPM, sorted by intensity zones.

What is Intensity zones? How it may be configured?

Custom heart rate zones are the configurable by the users zones of pulse to display on the graph in which HR zones the user stayed while training. One can configure it at Menu > Settings > Intensity zones.