There are six key components of the Blast Basketball Replay. “How It Works” provides insight into Sensor, Video, History, Setting, Metric, and Support. 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 “Blast Basketball Replay” to locate app and download. Once Blast Basketball Replay 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 intelligence 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.
Sensor: When you first take the sensor out of the package, place the sensor on the charger. It takes 60 minutes to fully charge the sensor. The charger indicates status of the sensor. Once the sensor is charged you can see the battery level is visible on the top right of the app. When the sensor is showing less than 20% or the sensor LED starts to blink red, a charge is needed. The sensor battery will last for four days in standby mode, although the length of the battery life will differ based on usage. When the sensor’s LED is blinking 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 will start blinking again with movement.
There is one wearable clip attachment included with the Basketball Replay. 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.
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.
Video: The Smart Video Capture feature allows you to record, play, and share video of your actions along with the metrics. Basketball Replay 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: To review your actions you can go into History. The History will show your current actions and past actions. The breakdown of the actions range from Vertical Height, Hang Time, Rotation and Acceleration. The action stats will be broken down into sessions that will show all the actions by time. To track your performance over a period of time, go to History > Stats. In this screen you can see your statistics. The three stats metrics shown are Jump Vertical Height, Jump Acceleration and Jump Hang Time. Swipe right and left, switch between metrics, select Day/Month/Year view to see how you have improved your action over time.
The app now stores up to one thousand 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.
History: screenshots collection of the pages of the app.
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 left to see different metrics
Two finger swipe left view previous actions
Icon summary from left to right
Options – Used for turning Adaptive Slo-Mo & Show Metrics On/Off – only appears when a video is being viewed. (Only show in video playback
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 action.
Setting: A Clip tab, App tab, User tab, and Help 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 metrics, personally design your app, and get help if needed.
New updates for Video:
BlastCam: Zoom In/Out – Pinch to zoom in/ out during capture.
Share: Export Square Video – Press for an extended amount of time on the Share button. Toggle Export Square and tap Share Now.
Dynamic Metric Build: Manual Impact – Creates an option to change the point of impact when reviewing videos on the app.??In the video, move the current timeline marker to the desired impact point and long press in the center of the screen.??Options to Set Impact, Reset Impact, or Cancel will be displayed.??Once Set Impact is selected the New Impact position is set.
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, Rotation, and 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, and Jump Acceleration. You can view action from all or by clip. Also you can view sessions from day, month, or year.
The blue icons next to the metrics are the Metric definitions. This takes you to a support page that provides detail information about the metric.
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).
Settings: screenshots collection of the setting pages of the app.
Clip Tab: Shows the current Clip in the system. You activate the clip by selecting the Wi-Fi icon to the right of the right user name. There is also the option to add a new clip.
APP Tab: Shows links to Metrics, Sounds, Images, Guest, and Smart Feedback.
Metrics: You can select the metrics you want to see and the order you would like. Hold the metric you want for 2 seconds and drag it to the order you want it. To remove the metric just tap on the check mark next to the metric. To add back just select on the plus sign next to the metric.
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 just select the box next to the selected option. The default is set to 4-up.
Toggle Prescriptions: Turning off hides prescriptions buttons on all screens.
Sounds: Turning the sound off silences all application sounds, but not device functionality sounds.
Images: Allows personalization of the background of the app from the user’s camera roll pictures.
Guest: Allows others to use your clip and view metrics without saving data to your account.
When user is on home screen, text to speech of the metric value displayed during action capture in online mode.
The feature uses default Siri voice.
USER Tab: The option to log out.
HELP Tab: Shows links to Getting Started, How It works, Activate New Sensor, Tips, FAQs, Metric Definitions, Tech Support, Legal, and About.
Getting Started: Link to support page. The get started guide for the sensor.
How It Works: Provides the links to Sensor, Video, History, Setting, and Metrics.
Sensor: Detailed guide about the Sensor works.
Video: Detailed guide about the Video feature.
History: Detailed guide about the History feature.
Setting: Detailed guide about the Setting feature.
Metrics: Detailed guide about the Metrics feature.
Activate New Sensor: The pairing process screen.
Tips: A link to detailed pointers for an enhanced user experience.
FAQs: Provides questions and answers to most common questions. Provides questions and answers to most common questions.
Metric Definitions: An index of the metric definitions.
Tech Support: Provides the links to Open Support Ticket, Call Help Desk, Reset Sensor, Clear and Reset Sensor, and Support Website.
Open Support Ticket: A link to the online Contact Us form.
Call Help Desk: Automatically calls the customer support line.
Reset Sensor: Restart Sensor resets the sensor. Must be connected to app to complete reset.
Clear and Reset Sensor: Clear and Restart Sensor is used to clear all stored information off the sensor. Must be connected to app to complete reset.
Support Website: A link to the online Support Website page.
About: Information about the app.
Metrics: screenshots collection of the metric pages of the app.
Metrics: Allows the following metrics of actions to be viewed: 1-up, 2-up or 4-up. (Screenshot of 4-up). To view more metrics, swipe left. An action can be selected as “best” on the bottom of the screen. Finally, an action can be deleted from the metric screen when tapping on garbage can icon.