At the beginning of December, I tested the Apple Watch Series 3 combination with the fairly new Xensr app "Sessions". Here are my experiences.
The Apple Watch locks itself with the start of the session app. At the beginning you choose between the 3 sports kiting, surfing or windsurfing. If you select kiting, the jump height is displayed, if you choose surfing, the route length of the last ridden wave is displayed.
After each jump registered by the AW, the jump height of the last jump is shown in the display. This is very easy to read and can be read several times until a next jump takes place.
I used an AW with the new Sports Loop bracelet. The bracelet has held, but I was a little afraid that the velcro opens yet. Because the bracelet is not entirely provided with Velcro, but only in a few narrow places. But it has kept everything, whereby I have avoided hard impacts - also due to the warranty situation in case of water damage on the part of Apple. I read several times that Apple should act as very restrictive and hardly regulates water damage in the interests of the consumer. This is especially true for saltwater damage. I guess the service team should not be so hard to read about the integrated sensors as the clock was last used.
But even if the bracelet should open, it has a slight plastic thickening at the end, so that the bracelet should not slip so easily through the end eyelet. I had the 42mm version of the AW at the start and the bracelet did not slip very easily over my rather petite hand. So the danger of loss should be limited.
Unlike the concurrent Woo, the clock did not show all the jumps. Only from about 1.6m height, the jump was registered with me.
Unfortunately - and for that reason I have separated from the AW again - has the smartwatch continuously displayed 2-3m less jump height than my Woo. Even if the value of the AW should be more realistic, this of course is not possible for psychological reasons. In the tested scenario the AW showed 4.6m and the Woo almost 8m as the highest jump.
However, I had the feeling that the ratio of the jump height was already high. Meaning, if the jump was felt to be higher, the AW has also shown more.
What bothered me was that the AW had to be worn on the skin for better calorie consumption (via the pulse). The Sessions app then calculates calorie consumption and shares it with the Apple Health App. In order to do that, I have to push up the sleeve of the Neos a bit, so that I could read the display and the pulse could be measured. The wearing of gloves was therefore also excluded. At the beginning of December it was a real challenge for the hands because of the outside temperature.
In the evaluation, the sessions app shows the route on a satellite map and even at which point which jump takes place. In addition, there is also speed information. The app is simple but meaningful. There is also the possibility to share his values in a community. This does not "reach" the community possibilities of the Woo.
The AW could be interesting as a safety device, as the LTE version offers the option of kiting an emergency call incl. GPS data. But you have to currently pregnant with Telekom as a provider pregnant, because only this offers the opportunity to use the integrated in the AW eSIM also. However, I am not sure how the process should be on the water, because actually the clock is still in water sports mode and locked.
My conclusion: I do not need the Apple Watch yet. I can imagine that this will change with future versions and improvements of both the clock and the sessions app.
For people who have not yet received feedback on their jump height by the known sensors (Woo, Piq, Xensr) the frustration may be lower. After all, the AW manages to represent the relative height of the jumps to each other.
Did they mention to which smartwatch? I will probably buy a smartwatch in the next months and that would make a big difference ...joriws wrote: ↑Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:19 amYes, the Jesse-video is what we Android Wear-users have had for a long time. And indeed it is displaying IMU-device reading over bluetooth realtime. I use it too with very cheap Sony Smartwatch-clock like Jesse does.
About Android-wear version of clock-only height metering like this topic is right now talking, I got an answer from Xensr at Facebook.
"Will Android wear devices with gps/imu get the same app?"
Xensr: "Yes. Updates coming."
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