There are six key components of the Athletic Performance. “How It Works” provides insight into App, Sensor, Video, History, Setting, and Metric. Screen shots provide further detail about each page of the app.
App: The first step is to download the app from the Apple App Store. Select “search” and type “Athletic Performance” to locate app and download. Once Athletic Performance is downloaded, you can setup a new account and pair the sensor. When setup is completed you are ready to use the app.
Using the Blast Motion Sensor.
The highly accurate advanced 3D motion capture sensor works in three different modes while it captures, analyzes and displays your actions.
Offline Mode – The sensor has the intelligent to work without the app. Blast Sensor will remember the last connected clip. The Sensor will retain all of your actions until connected back to your app to upload your metrics.
Online Mode – When the sensor is connected to the app and the metric are display real-time.
Video Mode – Using the Smart Video Capture feature allow you to record your action and create the video of your highlighted actions that are stored in the app.
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History: View all sessions that are time and date stamped, see all your actions, and get an in depth look at your stats.
Smart Video Capture: Allow you to activate your camera and record using video capture. When you click start, the camera will continue to roll capturing your actions and auto clipping into your history.
Metrics: Here you can see all of the metrics you have selected through your metric settings, as well as the ability to tag your best actions.
Setting: A Clip tab, App tab, and User tab will be found in settings. You can see your user setting, identify or change clips, checks to make sure you are connected to a certain clip, organize your action metrics, personally design your app, and get help if needed.
The blue icons next to the metrics are the Metric definitions. This links to metrics definitions page that provides detail information about the current metric.
Sensor: Upon removal from the package, the sensor should be placed on the charger. It takes 60 minutes to fully charge the sensor. The charger indicates status of the sensor. Once the sensor is charged, the battery level is visible on the top right of the app. When the sensor shows less than 20% or the sensor LED starts to blink red, a charge is needed. The sensor battery lasts for four days in standby mode, although the length of the battery life differs based on usage. When the sensor’s LED blinks green the sensor is in motion, the battery is charged, and it is ready to capture an action. When the sensor’s LED stops blinking it is in standby mode or sleep mode. The sensor goes into standby mode when it is not in motion for 30 seconds. The LED starts blinking again with movement.
The Blast sensor performs best when it is within 5 yards of the iOS device and is not blocked by human interference. The antenna may work up to 10-20 yards in certain circumstances, but the progress bar may be delayed and the connection may be lost. The sensor captures actions even when it is out of range of the device. The sensor stores captured actions until the user reconnects to the app. At that time, the stored action data is uploaded and available for viewing.
There is one wearable clip attachment included with the Athletic Performance. First, turn the clip attachment inside out. Next, place the sensor logo up and line the top logo with the top of the clip. Then, pull the attachment over the sensor on the sides. If done correctly the blast logo will be visible facing up on the back of your waistline.
Video: The Smart Video Capture feature allows you to record, play, and share video of your actions along with the metrics. Athletic Performance automatically trims and assigns the video to the appropriate event, which creates the fun highlight video. The videos can be found in History. To view the videos you can tap the play icon. The replay of the video shows the dynamic build-up of metrics during the video. When viewing videos you have the option to share videos. This also allows you to send your clip to others without metrics showing. To share videos tap the share button and select how you would like to share (Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, Messages and Email are supported for video sharing).
To capture a video tap the Smart Video Capture icon in the middle of the page. Select the start button to start recording and the stop button to stop recording. The application will create the highlight video in history. If your sensor is not connected to the application at the time of the video, it will download when connected back with the app.
History: shows your current actions and past actions. The breakdown of the actions range from Vertical Height, Hang Time, Acceleration, and Rotation. The action stats are broken down into sessions that display all the actions by time. To track your performance over a period of time, go to History > Stats. In this screen, the stats metrics shown are Jump Vertical Height, Jump Hang Time, In Air Hang Time, Sprint Acceleration, Jump Acceleration, and In Air Acceleration. Switch between the stats metrics by tapping on desired metric. Swipe right and left on graphs on view available actions results. View your stats by clip by tapping on all button. Tap on the Session button to view clip results by Sessions/Day/Month/Year to see how you have improved your action over time.
The app stores up to two hundred and fifty actions. To help with storage you can delete actions by going to History and tapping the thumbnail actions you want to delete. A pop up box will show and you can select on the action or actions by tapping on delete. You can also keep videos by tagging in History. Find the action you want and swipe up on the thumbnail action so it shows blue. Reverse the process to untag the thumbnail action. The app also provides additional option of tagging your best thumbnail action.
Session Tab: The sessions shows a series of actions taken together. Sessions are broken up by thirty minutes without any actions. The tab show the session date, time, and amount of actions. Selecting on the session allows the user to see how many actions have been taken and breaks down each individual action. If the user took videos, the video thumbnails will be displayed and those without the video will display the default home screen picture for thumbnail.
All Action Tab: Displays the individual actions of the users either with video thumbnails or the numeric metrics. To view Actions, tap on the History icon and tap on the All Actions tab. It organizes the actions by the different types: Vertical Height, Hang Time, Acceleration, Rotation, Force and Time to Peak Acceleration. It also provides the option to view just tagged picture.
You can also keep pictures by tagging in History. Find the action you want and swipe up on the picture so it shows blue. Reverse the process to untag an action. You also have the option to view the tag thumbnail by tapping on tagged on the bottom right of the history screen. The app also provides the additional option of tagging your best action.
Stats Tab: To track your performance over a period of time, go to History > Stats. In this screen you will see your statistics. Filter first by clip used. Under clip the metrics show Jump Vertical Height, Jump Hang Time, In Air Hang Time, Sprint Acceleration, Jump Acceleration, In Air Acceleration, Sprint Force, Jump Force and Time to Peak Acceleration. You can view action from all or by clip. Also you can view sessions from day, month, or year.
History screen: This screen contains multiple level tabs. It shows the different sessions of use and the history of actions. Also the option to view tagged pictures.
Vertical Height: The vertical distance the sensor travels from the moment your feet leave the ground to the highest point in your jump, measured in inches.
Hang Time: The elapsed time it takes from the moment your feet leave the ground to the moment they touch ground again, measured in seconds.
Rotation: The amount of rotation your body makes in the air (from the moment your feet leave the ground to the moment they touch ground again), measured in degrees.
Acceleration: The peak acceleration achieved during a sprint or jump, measured in Standard Acceleration Gravity Units (G’s).
Video tutorial screen options
Timeline impact position
Share data/ video
Frame-by-frame video advance
Frame-by-frame video rewind
Play / pause video controller
Video length time remaining indicator
One finger swipe to left see different metrics
Two finger swipe left view previous actions
Settings: screenshots collection of the setting pages of the app.
User Tab: The option to log out.
CLIP Tab: Shows the list of clips and the Wi-Fi icon lit up on the right of the clip showing sensor is connected to that clip. This tab offers the opportunity to activate the clips by selecting the Wi-Fi icon to the right of the bat. Creating new clips by selecting on “Add New Clip.”
APP Tab: Shows links to Sounds, Images, Metrics, Help, and Guest.
Sounds: Turning sound off silences all application sounds, but not device functionality sounds.
Images: Provides the option to personalize the background of the app from the user’s camera roll pictures.
Metrics: The user can select the metrics and the order in which they will be viewed. Hold the desired metric for 2 seconds and drag it to the preferred viewing position. To remove the metric tap on the check mark next to the metric. To add back select on the plus sign next to the
Viewing Format: Provides the option to change the viewing option in metrics from 1-up, 2-up, and 4-up. To choose the viewing options select the box next to the selected option. The default is set to 4-up.
Guest: Sharing allows others to use your bat and view metrics without saving data to your account.
Settings – Help: screenshots collection of the support pages of the app.
Help: Shows links to Customer Support, FAQ, Tutorial, Getting Started Video, Metric Definitions, Legal and About.
Customer Support: “Feedback” creates an email to customer support for any question. “Restart Sensor” reset the sensor. “Clear and Restart Sensor” clears all stored information off the sensor.
FAQ: Provides questions and answers to most common questions.
Tutorial: A quick tutorial of screen icons and navigation.
Getting Started Video: Instructional video of how to get started.
Metrics Definitions: The detailed definition of the metrics.
About: Information about the app.
Metrics: screenshots collection of the metric pages of the app.
Metrics: You can view metrics of a swing action. You can view 1-up, 2-up or 4-up. (Screenshot of 2-up). To see more metrics swipe left. The option to select the swing action as best on the bottom of the screen. Also the option to delete the swing action from the app.