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Blast Softball - iOS

Intro

Blast Softball, the industry’s most accurate swing analyzer. Simply attach the sensor to the knob of any bat and start swinging. Information is automatically captured and sent to your smart phone, or tablet.  In-app training videos provide you with tips, drills, and actionable insights to help you improve your swing. Blast’s patented Smart Video Capture™ technology automatically analyzes and clips your video to create a series of video highlights synced with your metrics, allowing you or your coach to visually identify your strengths and areas for improvement. Blast Softball will help you become a stronger, more efficient, and overall better hitter.

  • The Blast sensor easily and securely attaches to knob of nearly any regulation bat.
  • The sensor transmits metrics to your iPhone or iPad via Low Energy Bluetooth.
  • The swing metrics captured allow you to analyze and improving your time to contact, bat path angle, swing speed, and much more.
  • One-touch access to video highlights, metrics, and performance history – components of your personal Swing DNA™
  • In-app training videos provide you with tips, drills, and actionable insights to help you improve.
  • Smart Video Capture™ automatically analyzes and clips your video to create a series of video highlights synced with your metrics.
  • The app tracks your metrics and helps you identify trends.
  • The sensor stores your actions in offline mode when your mobile phone is out of range.
  • Instantly share your stats via Facebook, Twitter, and E-mail without leaving the mobile app.

What’s in the Box

  • Blast Softball Sensor (Swing Analyzer)
  • Clear Softball Bat Attachment
  • Wireless Charger and Charger Cable
  • App Download (Free in App Store)

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iOS Devices

Apple iOS Compatible Devices – Metrics & Video:

  • iPhone SE, 5, 5c, 5s, 6, 6S, 6 Plus, 6S Plus, 7, 7 Plus
  • iPad Mini 2, Mini 3, iPad 3, iPad 4, Air, Air 2, iPad Pro 9.7”, iPad Pro 12.9? (Note: iPad Pro only supported by Blast Baseball 360, Blast Golf 360, and Easton Power Sensor apps)
  • Apple Watch, Apple Watch 2 (supported by Blast Baseball 360 only)
  • Apps supported: Blast Baseball 360, Blast Golf 360, Easton Power Sensor, Blast Basketball Replay, Athletic Performance (unless otherwise noted above)

The Basics

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Sensor

The Blast precision motion sensor is extremely intelligent. The sensor will start to work after the activation is completed in the app.  When the sensor is active it will flash.

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Turning sensor on or off

The sensor doesn’t have an On/Off switch.  The sensor automatically conserves power when it is not in use.

 

  • Standby Mode – occurs when the sensor is motionless for 30 seconds. The LED will start blinking again with a light touch.
  • Sleep Mode – occurs when the sensor is motionless for over one minute.
  • On Mode – to wake the sensor, hold the club with the sensor pointing to the ground for two seconds, and then point the sensor towards the sky. The LED will then resume blinking.

 

The flashing LED of the sensor

The sensor displays different colors to communicate different messages.

 

  • Green LED – The sensor is awake, charged and ready to capture a metric.
  • Red LED – The sensor battery is low and should be charged.
  • No LED – When sensor stops blinking it is in a standby mode or sleep mode.

 

 

The three different modes of the sensor

 

The highly accurate advanced 3D motion capture sensor works in three different modes while it captures, analyzes and displays your actions.

 

 

  1. Offline Mode – The sensor has the intelligence to work without the app. Blast Sensor will remember the last connected bat. The Sensor will retain all your actions until connected back to your app to upload your metrics.
  2. Online Mode – The sensor is connected to the app and the metrics are displayed in real-time.
  3. Video Mode – Using the Smart Video Capture feature allows you to record your action and create the video of your highlighted actions which are stored in the app.

 

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Getting started

 

Congratulations on the purchase of Softball!  The package includes: Precision Swing Motion Sensor, Bat attachment, Wireless Charger, Micro-USB cable for charging pad, and Get Started guide.  To get started using the sensor, you should follow these steps: charge the sensor, turn device Bluetooth on, and download the free app.

 

How to charge your sensor

  1. Take the sensor and charger out of the package.
  2. Connect the wireless charger to the micro-USB cable.
  3. Plug USB cable into a USB outlet.
  4. Place the sensor in the center of the wireless charger where the logo is located with logo facing up on the sensor.
  5. It takes 60 minutes to fully charge the sensor.

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  • The sensor battery can last for seven days in standby, but battery life differs based on usage.

 

 

The LED indicator lights of the charger

  • ED colors:  1. RedLED – The charger is not active (the sensor is not on the charger or the sensor is fully charged) 2. Blue LED – The sensor is charging.  3. Green LED – The sensor is completely charged. Green light will change to red LED after the charging sequence has stopped.
  • If the sensor is fully charged it doesn’t reset the charging sequence. The light will show red on the charger when placing the sensor back on the charging pad.

How to turn Bluetooth on

Varies depending on your iOS version.

 

 Turn Bluetooth on for iOS

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open Setting.
  2. Tap on Bluetooth.
  3. Flip the On/Off button to toggle on so it shows green.
  4. Close out of Setting.
  5. Check the top of your home screen for the Bluetooth icon. This indicates that Bluetooth is active.

 

  • Please note that the sensor only connects in the app only. The sensor will not connect in the Bluetooth setting.

 

 

How to install Blast Softball

Depending on your iOS device, go to App Store.

 

To find and install Blast Softball for iOS

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open App Store.
  2. Tap the Search icon.
  3. Enter Blast Softball in the search results to go to the app page.
  4. Select Blast Softball in the search results to go the app page.
  5. Follow the standard installation procedure for iOS.
    • Must be download on Wi-Fi connection.

 

 

Create New Account or Sign in

Once the app is downloaded it opens the login screen.  The available options of logging into the app or creating a new account are shown on the page.

 

 Create New Account

  1. Open the Blast Softball
  2. Tap on “Create New Account” button
  3. Select on “I’M A PLAYER” or “I’M A COACH” by tapping on the options.
  4. Select on the following options by tapping on the name:
  • Youth
  • Middle School
  • High School – Junior Varsity
  • High School – Varsity
  • College – All Divisions
  • Minor League: All Levels
  • Professional
  • Other

 

  1. Fill in the create account info of Full Name, E-Mail, Confirm E-mail, and Password. To proceed to next screen, select on “Create Account” button.
  • Password must be 8 characters long and include characters and a number.
  1. The welcome screen displays three options for completing the registration process.
  • Basic Details
  • Register Sensor
  • Add Bat

If you don’t want to complete the registration, hit the skip option on the top right of the screen.  This process will need to be completed later to use the sensor.

  1. Select on the Basic Details option. This screen will have you fill out basic user info.
  • Add picture (Tap on Camera icon)
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Birth Date
  • Zip Code
  • Gender
  • Bats
  • Height

Once the information is entered, select on the save option. The screen will continue back to the welcome screen.

  1. A check mark will be displayed next to Basic Details on the welcome screen. Select on Register Sensor option.  Scan the sensor using the screen circle to focus on the serial bar on the back of the sensor.  If not able to scan, continue to bottom of the screen to type in the Serial (Top & Bottom) number on the back of the sensor. Hit done when this is completed.
  2. Face the Blast logo towards the ground for two seconds, face the Blast logo towards the sky for two seconds, and repeat until it is activated. When completed, a Sensor Connected message will appear.
  3. A check mark will be displayed next to Basic Details and Register Sensor. Select on the welcome screen. Select on Add New Bat option. Fill in the following information:
  • Brand
  • Model
  • Nickname
  • Length
  • Weight

Once the information is completed tap on the “Add New Bat” button.

  1. Tap on the Get Started button to start

 

 

Sign in

  1. Open the Blast Softball
  2. Tap on “Sign in here”
  3. Fill in your E-mail (Username) and Password. When complete tap on “Log in” button.

 

 

Forgot Password

  1. Open the Blast Softball
  2. Tap on “Sign in here.”
  3. Tap on the “Forgot Password.”
  4. Type in E-mail (Username) and tap on “Reset Password” button to get a reset link sent to email address.
  5. Open email and select on the link or copy and paste the following link into your browser.
  6. On the reset screen type your Email, Password and Confirm Password and tap on the “Reset” button.
  7. Log into your account again.

 

 

Sign in – 2nd Device

  1. Open the Blast Softball
  2. Tap on “Sign in here.”
  3. Please use same email that you have created.
  4. Fill in your E-mail (Username) and Password. When complete tap on “Log in” button.
  • The sensor can only be used with one device at a time.

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How to get your attachment & sensor on your bat

  1. Turn the Universal Bat Attachment inside out.
  2. Take your sensor and place it on the top of the Attachment. Make sure the Blast Motion Logo is facing down toward the Attachment.
  3. Reverse the Attachment from inside out so that the sensor is now inside the Attachment. Ensure the logo is showing on top inside.
  4. Place the Attachment on Knob of the bat. Ensure the sensor is secured on bat.

 

 

Getting your first metric

The Blast Softball has three different modes: Online, Offline, and Video. Follow these instructions for initial utilization of each mode:

 

 Online Mode

  1. Make sure the sensor is connected to Blast Softball. If not Select on Menu > Sensor > Tap on Sensor.
  2. Make sure sensor is in attachment on Bat.
  3. Go to the Dashboard screen to view live metrics before your first swing.
  4. Take your first swing.
  • *** CONTACT WITH SOFTBALL MUST BE MADE TO GET METRICS ***
  1. Once you have made contact you can view your metrics.

 

Offline Mode

  1. Connect to Blast Softball to view battery level. If not, Select on Menu > Sensor > Tap on Sensor. If battery is below 20%, charge sensor.
  2. Make sure sensor is connected to the bat that will be used. Menu > My Bats > Tap on Bat.
  3. Once battery level is verified and the correct bat is selected the app can be closed.
  4. Take your first swing.
  • *** CONTACT WITH SOFTBALL MUST BE MADE TO GET METRICS ***
  1. Once your swings have been completed, connect the sensor back to the app. Tap on the Inbox icon with blue circle notification.
  2. Select on the “Offline Swings Ready” message to download metrics. Select “Next” button, followed by “Download Swings” button.
  3. View the metrics records in the Dashboard.

 

Video Mode

  1. Make sure the sensor is connected to Blast Softball. If not, Select on Menu > Sensor > Tap on Sensor.
  2. Make sure sensor is in attachment on Bat.
  3. Go to the Dashboard screen or any screen that has the Smart Video Capture.
  4. Tap on the circle record button.
  5. Take your first swing.
  • *** CONTACT WITH SOFTBALL MUST BE MADE TO GET METRICS ***
  1. Tap on the red circle record button to finish.
  • Multiple swings can be recorded on one video. Therefore, video recordings do not have to be stopped between swings.
  1. Videos can be viewed on Video Once you have made contact you can view your metrics.

 


Coach Mode

The coaches and students need to complete the following to use coach mode:

  1. Create a Blast App account.
  2. Create a Blast Connect account.
  3. Connect the Blast App account to the Blast connect account on Blast Connect.

 

 

Coach Mode (Setup)

 

 How to create a Blast App account

  1. Download the Blast Softball app.
  2. Tap on “Create New Account.”
  3. Select on “I’M A COACH” by tapping on the options.
  4. Select the level of play or skip.
  5. Fill in the “Create account info”.
  6. The welcome screen displays four options to complete the registration process: Basic Details, Coaching Details, Register Sensor, and Add Bat.

 

How to create a Blast Connect account

  1. From the Progress screen tap on the Menu.
  2. Tap on the Connections.
  3. Tap on the Plus sign.
  4. Tap on “Learn More” button.
  5. Tap on “Softball” button.
  6. Tap on “Learn more” under Coach.
  7. Tap on “Sign up $100.00/YR” button.
  8. Enter academy information and tap “CONTINUE” button.
  9. Enter credit card info and tap “Subscribe To Blast Connect” button.

 

How to connect the Blast App account to the Blast Connect account

  1. Go to blastconnect.com.
  2. Login into your account with email and password.
  3. Tap on “Let’s get started” button on top right of the screen.
  4. Put in the Blast Softball app Login information (email and password).

 

How to connect the Blast Connect to the Blast App account

  1. From the Progress screen tap on the Menu.
  2. Tap on the User Profile.
  3. Tap on the Blast Connect.
  4. Enter your E-mail and Password, tap on “Log In” button.

 

How to setup swings for a player with own sensor

  1. On the Progress screen tap on the Dashboard.
  2. Tap on the Profile name on the top center.
  3. Select on the circle to the right of player.
  4. Tap on the Equipment tab.
  5. Tap on player’s Bat of choice.
  6. Tap on the Sensors tab.
  7. Tap on player’s Sensor.
    • Sensor need to be available to connect to Coach’s device.
  8. Hit on the X.
  9. Take swings on the Dashboard screen to view metrics live.

 

 How to setup swings for a player with coach owned sensor

  1. On the Progress screen tap on the Dashboard.
  2. Tap on the Profile name in the top center.
  3. Select on the circle to the player.
  4. Tap on the Equipment tab.
  5. Tap on player’s Bat of choice.
  6. Tap on the Sensors tab.
  7. Tap on coach’s Sensor.
  8. Hit on the X.
  9. Take swings on the Dashboard screen to view metrics live.

 

How to view metrics of other players while collecting swings from another player

  1. From the Dashboard, go to Progress or Video Library.
      1. Tap on the Profile name in the top center.
      2. Select on the circle to the player.
      3. View Metrics of other players.

 

Menu

 How to invite players

  1. From the Progress screen tap on the Menu.
  2. Tap on the Connections.
  3. Tap on the Plus sign.
  4. Type in student’s email.
  5. Have student check email and create Blast connect account.

 

How to update coach in User Profile

  1. From the Progressscreen tap on the Menu.
  2. Tap on the User Profile.
  3. The page opens to the Select on the Coach.
  4. Select on the lines you want to edit and type the corresponding information.
  5. The information automatically updates once entered.

 

 

Progress

How to select a player

  1. On the Progress screen tap on the Progress.
  2. Tap on the Profile name in the top center.
  3. Select on the circle to the right of player.

Smart Video Capture

 

How to use Swing Setup

  1. On the Progressscreen tap on the Smart Video Capture.
  2. Tap on the Profile name in the top center.
  3. Select on the circle to the right of player.
  4. Tap on the Equipment tab.
  5. Tap on Bat of choice.
  6. Tap on the Sensors tab.
  7. Tap on Sensor of choice.
    • Sensor must be in range and active to select.

Dashboard

How to Start a Session

  1. On the Progress screen tap on the Dashboard.
  2. Tap on Setting.
  3. Tap on Session.
  4. Adding session title and notes is optional.
  5. Tap on “Start Session” button to start.

 

  • Shortcut: Tap on Start Session on the top right of Dashboard screen.

 

How to End a Session

  1. On the Progress screen tap on the Dashboard.
  2. Tap on Setting.
  3. Tap on Session.
  4. Adding session title and notes is optional.
  5. Tap on “Stop Session” button to start.

 

  • Shortcut: Tap on running timer on the top right of Dashboard screen.

 

How to use Swing Setup

 

  1. On the Progressscreen tap on the Dashboard.
  2. Tap on the Profile name in the top center.
  3. Select on the circle to the right of player.
  4. Tap on the Equipment tab.
  5. Tap on Bat of choice.
  6. Tap on the Sensors tab.
  7. Tap on Sensor of choice.
    • Sensor must be in range and active to select.

 

Video Library

 

How to select a player

  1. On the Progressscreen tap on the Video Library.
  2. Tap on the Profile name in the top center.
  3. Select on the circle to the right of player.

Progress

The Progress screen helps brings all angles of the application together.  It shows a series of actions taken and filtered by metrics, day, week, month, and year.  A display box is visible for each metric, showing the top, average, and low.  A graph display will show with the metric information to see the breakdown of the actions from the metric types.  The progress continues to show the active time of use of the app and videos captured.

 

Progress Screen Icon

 

How to view Swings

  1. On the Progress screen select on Day, Week, Month or Year.
  2. Tap on swings.
  3. Tap on the swing of choice.

How to view Sessions

  1. On the Progress screen select on Day, Week, Month or Year.
  2. Tap on sessions.
  3. Tap on the swing of choice.

How to view Player Reports

  1. On the Progress screen select on Player Reports.

  • Requires a Blast Connect Subscription.

 

How to view swing from Graph

  1. From the Progress select on Day, Week, Month, or Year to view a certain range.
  2. Swipe left and right to locate the metric of choice.
  3. Tap on the dot of the high or low option.

 

How to view metric- low/average/high

  1. From the Progress select on Day, Week, Month, or Year to view certain range of swings.
  2. Swipe left and right to locate the metric of choice.
  3. View metric information in the center of the page from low, average, and high.

  • Tap on the circle in the graph to view low and high metric swings

 

 

How to set Goal

  1. On the Progress screen tap on Set Goal in graph.
  2. Select on your level by tapping on line of your level.
    • Youth
    • Middle School
    • High School Junior Varsity
    • High School Varsity
    • College All Divisions
    • Minor League All Levels
    • Professional MLB
    • Other
  3. Tap on “Update Goal” button.

How to capture a video

  1. Make sure your sensor is connected.
  2. On the Progress screen tap on the Smart Video Capture.
  3. Tap on the record button.
  4. Take your swings.
  5. Tap on the record button again to stop.
  6. Go to Video Library to view video.

 

 

How to delete action

  1. From the Progress select on Day, Week, Month, or Year to view a certain range of swings.
  2. Tap on the number of swings.
  3. Select on the check mark icon in the top right of screen.
  4. Tap on the thumbnail boxes of the selected metrics to delete.
  5. Tap on the garbage can icon to delete.
  6. Verify the delete by tap on “Delete” button.

 


Menu

 

Menu Screen Icon

 

 

User Profile

User profile is a feature that allows the customer to update Bio, Account, and Blast Connect.

 

Bio

The Bio contains options to add a photo and update your profile information of First Name, Last Name, Level of Play, Birth Date, Gender, Bats, Heights, and Weight.

 

How to update Bio

  1. From the Progress screen tap on the Menu.
  2. Tap on the User Profile
  3. The page opens to the Bio.
  4. Select on the lines you want to edit and type the corresponding information.
  5. The information automatically updates once entered.

 

How to update Bio picture

  1. From the Progress screen tap on the Menu.
  2. Tap on the User Profile
  3. The page opens to the Bio.
  4. Tap on the camera icon to open camera roll.
  5. Tap on selected picture to complete.

 

 

 Account

The Account contains options to view E-mail (Username) and Password.  Update options to add Phone number and Zip Code.

 

How to update Account

  1. From the Progress screen tap on the Menu.
  2. Tap on the User Profile
  3. The page opens to the Bio and select on the Account.
  4. Select on the lines you want to edit and type the corresponding information.
  5. The information automatically updates once entered.

 

 

 Blast Connect

The Blast Connect is a stand-alone tool that provides insights and empowers your daily drive to get better.  If a subscription has been purchased for this service, the user can log in here.

 

How to sign in Blast Connect

  1. From the Progress screen tap on the Menu.
  2. Tap on the User Profile
  3. The page opens to the Select on the Blast Connect.
  4. Select on the E-mail and Password line to add the corresponding information.
  5. Tap on the “Log in” button to process the information.
  • If you don’t have a Blast Connect Account, tap on the Learn More.

 

Sensor

The Sensor shows the available option to view current sensors and to add a new sensor.

 

 

How to connect sensor

  1. From the Progress screen tap on the Menu.
  2. Tap on the Sensors
  3. Select on the listed sensor.
  4. Shake the sensor by facing the Blast logo towards the ground for two seconds, face the Blast logo towards the sky for two seconds, and repeat until it is connected.
  5. The listed sensor will now show connected in the list.

 

How to add a sensor

  1. From the Progress screen tap on the Menu.
  2. Tap on the Sensors
  3. Select on the Plus sign icon on the bottom right of the screen.
  4. Scan the sensor using the screen circle to focus on the serial bar on the back of the sensor. If not able to scan continue to bottom of the screen to type in the Serial (Top & Bottom) number on the back of the sensor. Once complete hit done.
  5. Face the Blast logo towards the ground for two seconds, face the Blast logo towards the sky for two seconds, and repeat until it is activated.
  6. When completed, “Sensor Connected” message will appear.

 

 

How to reset sensor

  1. On the Progress screen tap on the Menu.
  2. Tap on Sensor.
  3. Select on Sensor.
  4. Tap on the sensor to reset.
  5. Scroll to bottom to select reset (Reset Sensor or Clear and Reset Sensor) button.

 

My Bats

The user creates a list of bats for the sensor.  To ensure the most accurate metric information is utilized, the My Bats section includes detailed information for each bat.  Necessary information needed to ensure accurate metrics information is It is particularly important to ensure the Length and Weight of the user’s bat are entered accurately to produce optimal metric data.

 

 

How to add a bat

  1. From the Progress screen tap on the Menu.
  2. Tap on the My Bats.
  3. Select on the Plus sign icon on the bottom right of the screen.
  4. Tap on the corresponding lines to input the Brand, Model, Nickname, Length, and Weight for each bat. Once the input line is touched a list of options will be available at the bottom of the page.
  • Not all bats are in the system. Please select the bat that is closest to your bat. The name of your bat can be added in the Nickname field.
  1. When complete, hit the “Add New Bat” button.

How to switch bat

  1. From the Progress screen tap on the Menu.
  2. Tap on the My Bats.
  3. Tap on the Set Active on the top right of the screen.
  4. Select on the bat by tapping on the circle to the right of bat.
  5. Hit done to complete the change.

 

How to edit bat information

  1. On the Progress screen tap on the Menu.
  2. Tap on the My Bats.
  3. Select on bat to edit.
  4. Tap on the line to edit.
  5. Tap on done once completed.

 

 

How to delete bat

  1. On the Progress screen tap on the Menu.
  2. Tap on the My Bats.
  3. Select on bat to delete.
  4. Tap on “Remove Bat” button at the bottom of screen.

 

Settings

The Settings provides important options for making application changes from Storage Settings, Record Settings, and Notifications.

 

 

Storage Settings

The Save Original Video option allows the user to save the full-length video capture during a session. To activate this feature, swipe the button towards the right to show green.  To deactivate this feature, swipe towards the left and it will show clear.

 

Record Settings

Change the recording options for Video & Slo-Mo.

 

 Record Video

The record option:

  • 720p HD at 30 fps
  • 1080p HD at 30 fps
  • 1080p HD at 60 fps
  • 4K HD at 30 fps

 

 

A minute of Video will be approximately:

*60 MB with 720p HD at 30 fps (space saver)

*130 MB with 1080p HD at 30 fps (default)

*175 MB with 1080p HD at 60 fps (smoother)

*350 MB with 4k HD at 30 fps (higher resolution)

 

 

Record Slo-Mo

The record Slo-Mo options:

  • 720p HD at 120 fps
  • 1080p HD at 120 fps
  • 720p HD at 240 fps

 

A minute of Video will be approximately:

*230 MB with 720p HD at 120 fps

*350 MB with 1080p HD at 120 fps

*300 MB with 720 HD at 240 fps

 Record Video

The record option:

  • 720p HD at 30 fps
  • 1080p HD at 30 fps
  • 1080p HD at 60 fps
  • 4k at 30 fps

 

A minute of Video will be approximately:

*60 MB with 720p HD at 30 fps (space saver)

*130 MB with 1080p HD at 30 fps (default)

*175 MB with 1080p HD at 60 fps (smoother)

*350 MB with 4k HD at 30 fps (higher resolution)

 

  Record Slo-Mo

The record Slo-Mo options:

  • 1080p HD at 120 fps
  • 720p HD at 240 fps

 

A minute of Video will be approximately:

*350 MB with 1080p HD at 120 fps

*300 MB with 720 HD at 240 fps

 

Storage Settings

 

The Save Original Video option allows the user to save the full-length video captured during a session. To activate this feature, swipe the button towards the right to show green. To deactivate this feature, swipe towards the left to show clear.

How to update Show Goals

  1. On the Progress screen tap on the Menu.
  2. Tap on the Settings.
  3. Locate the Show Goals.
  4. To activate this feature, swipe the button towards the right to show green.
  5. To deactivate this feature, swipe towards the left and to show clear.

 

  How to save Original Video

  1. From the Progress screen tap on the Menu.
  2. Tap on the Settings
  3. Locate the Save Original Video
  4. To activate this feature, swipe the button towards the right to show green.
  5. To deactivate this feature, swipe towards the left and it will show clear.

 

 How to change record settings

  1. From the Progress screen tap on the Menu.
  2. Tap on the Settings
  3. Tap on the record option (Video or Slo-Mo).
  4. Select on the record option by taping on the corresponding circle on the right.
  5. When selected, a blue circle will show with a check mark.
  6. Select on the return arrow to view current saved changes to record settings.

 

 

Help & Tips

The Help section provides additional tools and resources to enhance familiarization with the app. The Help & Tips contains User Guide, App Overview, FAQs, Tech Support, Call Help Desk, Legal, and About.

 

 

 

Provides links to The Basics, Progress, Menu, Inbox, Training Center, Smart Video Capture, Dashboard, and Video Library.

 

  • The Basics: Detailed guide about getting started.
  • Progress: Detailed guide of the home screen.
  • Menu: Detailed guide about the feature option of the menu.
  • Inbox: Detailed guide about the message feature option.
  • Training Center: Detailed guide to learning about metrics.
  • Smart Video Capture: Detailed guide of how to capture video.
  • Dashboard: Detailed guide of how to view metrics.
  • Video Library: Detailed guide about how to take video with the app.

 

 

FAQs

Provides questions and answers to most common questions.

 

Tech Support

The links to Open Support Ticket, Call Help Desk, Reset Sensor, Clear and Reset Sensor, Activate New Sensor and Support Website are visible.

 

 Call Help Desk

Automatically calls the customer support line.

 

 Legal

Provides information on Regulatory, Privacy Policy, and Terms of Use.

 

 About

About is the copyright information about the Blast Softball.

What’s New

A brief description about new features of the app with links for additional information.

 

 

Logout

Logging out of the app closes out access to your profile. Tap the Logout button.  Menu > Logout.

 

 


Inbox

The notification messages of the app can be found in the inbox.  The inbox will show the cloud sync, available swings ready to download and software updates available.

 

 

How do I know there is a message available

  1. The Inbox icon will show a blue circle on top.

 

How to upload offline swings

  1. From the Progress screen tap on the Inbox.
  2. Tap on Offline Swings Ready
  3. Select on your bat. Tap on “Next” button on Download Swings screen.
  4. The selected bat will continue to show selected. Tap on the “Download Swings” button.
  5. The swings will start to download.


Training Center

Learn more about the metrics, watch videos, and gain actionable training insights on how you can improve your swing.

Training Drill

The Training Drills are guided training tools to improve the overall swing. The drills are broken up into three different categories: speed, control, and power. The default page of the training drills is selected to speed, but the user may switch to control or power. Once this is done, select on the video drill you want to complete. There are two types of drills:

  • Standard Drills

How to do a Standard Drill

  1. From the Progress screen tap on Training Center
  2. Tap on training Drills.
  3. Select on a drill that has a standard drill icon.
  4. The video will play and a quick summary of the drill will be displayed below the video.

 

Pro Tips

 

The Pro Tips for improving overall performance. Here you can select on the video drill you want to complete. If a standard drill is selected, the video will play and a quick summary of the drill will be displayed below the video.

 

 

  • Attack Angle
  • Bat Speed
  • Blast Factor
  • Body Rotation
  • On-Plane
  • Peak Hand Speed
  • Peak Bat Speed
  • Power
  • Time to Contact
  • Vertical Bat Angle  

 

  • Body Rotation, On-Plane, and Vertical Bat Angle Requires a Blast Connect Subscription.

 

Each metric is broken down into three videos. The videos explain what the metric is, why the metric is important, and what your metric should be. To view the video on your device you must have a data connection.

 

How do I find the benchmark metrics

  1. From the Progress screen tap on the Training Center.
  2. Tap on Metric image of choice.
  3. Tap on the Learn more link below the “What Should…” video.
  4. View the information for Little League, Senior League, High School, and College/Pro.

 


Smart Video Capture

The Smart Video Capture feature allows you to record, play, and share video of your swings along with the metrics. Blast Softball automatically trims and assigns the video to the appropriate event, which creates the fun highlight video. Thus, the app allows you to take a video and will create a separate highlight video from each swing.  The videos can be found in Video Library. To view the videos, tap the play icon. The replay of the video shows the buildup of metrics during the video. When viewing videos, you can opt to hide metrics.  You can also share your clips with others without metrics showing. To share videos, tap the share button and select how you would like to share (Send as text messages and save to camera roll).

 

Smart Video Capture Icons

 

How to take video

  1. Make sure your sensor is connected.
  2. From the Progress screen tap on the Smart Video Capture.
  3. Tap on the record button.
  4. Take your swings.
  5. Tap on the record button again to stop.
  6. Go to Video Library to view video.

 

 

How to turn Slow-Mo on

  1. From the Progress screen tap on the Smart Video Capture.
  2. Tap on the SLO button on the top right.
  3. When activated, the SLO button will be white in color.
  4. Tap on SLO again to turn off.

 

How to use front facing camera view

  1. From the Progress screen tap on the Smart Video Capture.
  2. Tap on the camera flip view button on the top right.
  3. Tap on the camera flip view button again to resume original position.

How to turn grid on

  1. From the Progress screen tap on the Smart Video Capture.
  2. Tap on the grid button on the top right.
  3. The grid lines will be displayed on the screen.
  4. Tap on grid button again to turn off.

How to change record setting

  1. From the Progress screen tap on the Smart Video Capture.
  2. Tap on the option button on the top right.
  3. Select the record setting (Record Video or Slow Motion) to change by tapping on the circle on the right of selection.
  4. Once the selection is made the circle will show blue with a check mark.

Dashboard

The Dashboard screen gives viewing options of the metrics. The Dashboard shows the last metric with trending metric information. To review information, tap on the view older actions and scroll left to right. To set the viewing options for all the metrics, use the Presentation screen. On the Presentation screen, the metrics can be viewed between 1 up, – 6 up, and training layouts. The settings option displays the metric view options, which also shows the top selected metrics. The settings option also manages the bat and sensor information, along with the smart feedback.

 

 

How to view all metrics

  1. On the Progress screen tap on the Dashboard.
  2. Tap on number of swing on the top center.
  3. Current day’s swings will appear on the My Swings page.

 

How to view metrics by type

  1. On the Progress screen tap on the Dashboard.
  2. At the top center of the screen, tap on number of swings.
  3. Tap on the type of metric.
  4. The thumbnail list of current metrics will show.

 

Settings

The setting manages the feature options of the Dashboard.

 

 

How to view bat & sensor

  1. On the Progress screen tap on the Dashboard.
  2. Tap on Setting.
  3. Select on Swing Setup Settings.
  4. Tap on Bats or Sensors to view.

How to change metric layout

  1. On the Progress screen tap on the Dashboard.
  2. Tap on Setting.
  3. Select on Metric Layout.
  4. Select on the available layout option by tapping on the open circle.
    • 6-Up
    • 5 Up
    • 4 Up
    • 3 Up
    • 2 Up
    • 1 Up
    • 1 Up Graph
    • Speed Training
    • Control Training
    • Power Training

  • Shortcut: Tap on Layout option on top left of Dashboard
  • Speed Training, Control Training, and Power Training requires a Blast Connect Subscription.

How to start session

  1. On the Progressscreen tap on the Dashboard.
  2. Tap on Setting.
  3. Tap on Session.
  4. Adding session title and notes optional.
  5. Tap on “Start Session” button to start.

  • Shortcut: Tap on Start Session on the top right of Dashboard screen.

 

 

How to change metric layout order

 

  1. On the Progress screen tap on the Dashboard.
  2. Tap on Setting.
  3. Select on Metric Layout.
  4. Locate the desired metrics.
  5. Hold down on the menu button to right of each metric to move up and down.
  6. Release hold once in the desired order.

 

How to turn on smart feedback

  1. On the Progress screen tap on the Dashboard.
  2. Tap on Setting.
  3. Select on Smart Feedback on
  4. Swiping the button to the right until it shows green turns the feature on.
  5. Swiping the button to the left until it shows clear turns the feature off.

How to turn on Action Chime

  1. On the Progress screen tap on the Dashboard.
  2. Tap on Setting.
  3. Select on Action Chime on
  4. Swiping the button to the right until it shows green turns the feature on.
  5. Swiping the button to the left until it shows clear turns the feature off.

How to reset sensor

  1. On the Progress screen tap on the Dashboard.
  2. Tap on Setting.
  3. Select on Swing Setup.
  4. Tap on Sensors tab.
  5. Tap on the sensor to reset.
  6. Scroll to bottom to select reset (Reset Sensor or Clear and Reset Sensor) button.

How to switch bats

  1. On the Progress screen tap on the Dashboard.
  2. Tap on Setting.
  3. Select on Swing Setup.
  4. Tap on Equipment tab.
  5. Tap on selected bat.

 

 

How to change Metrics view

  1. On the Progress screen tap on the Dashboard.
  2. Locate swing with video by Day, Week, Month, and Year.
  3. Once the swing with video is found tap on the thumbnail to open.
  4. Tap on the option.
  5. Tap on Metrics.
  6. Select on option of 6UP, 5UP, or 1UP.

 


Video Library

Cloud-stored videos and device stored videos can be found in the Video Library. The Video Library lists how many videos are available. Search by Day, Week, Month, and Year to locate the thumbnails of the videos taken by the app. Also, compare two swings at the same time with stored video on the device.

 

 

How to open and play video

  1. On the Progress screen tap on the Video Library.
  2. Locate the video by Day, Week, Month, and Year.
  3. Once the video is found tap on the thumbnail to open.
  4. Tap on the play icon.

How to compare videos

  1. On the Progress screen tap on the Video Library.
  1. Tap on the check mark icon.
  2. Locate the video by Day, Week, Month, and Year.
  3. Tap on the thumbnail of two videos to view.
  4. Tap on Compare.
  5. Tap on play button to view videos.

  • Video are auto-synched based on impact.
  • Video must be stored on device to use compare option.
  • Compare video is not available to be shared.

 

What are the icons on the thumbnails videos

 

  • No icon – phone stored video.
  • Cloud icon – Blast Connect stored video.
  • Cloud with check mark icon – phone and Blast Connect stored video.

 

How to filter videos

  1. On the Progress screen tap on the Video Library.
  1. Tap on the upside-down pyramid icon.
  2. Tap on circle to the right of All, On My Device, or Blast Connect.

  • View only video with metric by swiping right on metric option on screen.

 

How to share video

  1. On the Progress screen tap on the Video Library.
  2. Locate the video by Day, Week, Month, and Year.
  3. Once the video is found tap on the thumbnail to open.
  4. Tap on the option.
  5. Tap on Send to.
  6. Select on upload options (Save to Camera Roll or Send as Text Message).

 

  • Only available to video stored On My Device.

 

 

How to turn off Slow-Mo

  1. On the Progress screen tap on the Video Library.
  2. Locate the video by Day, Week, Month, and Year.
  3. Once the video is found tap on the thumbnail to open.
  4. Tap on the option.
  5. Tap on SLO.
  6. When grayed out the feature is turned off. Tap on SLO again to turn back on.

 

  • Only available to video stored On My Device.

 

 

How to change Metrics view in video

  1. On the Progress screen tap on the Video Library.
  2. Locate the video by Day, Week, Month, and Year.
  3. Once the video is found tap on the thumbnail to open.
  4. Tap on the option.
  5. Tap on Metrics.
  6. Select on option of 4UP, 3UP, 2UP, 1UP, & OFF.

 

  • Only available to video stored On My Device.