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Re: Woo Sports Updates?

Postby deniska » Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:55 pm

I am not sold on this "pay us for the chance to kill your expensive phone in the water" approach.
why not use any of the smart watches for gps stuff?
they are cheaper, not as bulky and you can use them for display of realtime woo data..
I mean, common, now I need woo, phone and the watch to get all the features? :-)

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Re: Woo Sports Updates?

Postby Matt_TYRCZ » Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:19 pm

I have Premium membership, would that transfer to PRO membership?

and

can I use Apple Watch instead phone on the water to all GPS data ?
WOO Kite wrote:
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Pemba wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:16 pm
The WOO app has three options ("Games"): Big air, Free style and Free ride. Free ride seems to capture interesting data for hydrofoiling (max speed, max upwind angle etc). My WOO (3.0) appears to have only big air and free style options, no Free ride. Does anybody have an idea how come ? Am I wrong ? Is there already a WOO 4 ?
Hi Pemba,

There will be no WOO 4.0 device this year. We are leveraging all the data we can take from existing 3.0 devices.

The metrics which are interesting for your foiling session (graphical map overlays, speed, longest tack, upwind angle, etc) are available as "Freeride". All you need to use this "Freeride" feature is just taking a phone with you in a pouch and "start Freeride session". It will work, even if you don't have a WOO device, as long as you have the PRO app and a WOO account to upload your freeride sessions.

Hope that clarifies.

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Re: Woo Sports Updates?

Postby WOO Kite » Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:39 pm

deniska wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:55 pm
I am not sold on this "pay us for the chance to kill your expensive phone in the water" approach.
why not use any of the smart watches for gps stuff?
they are cheaper, not as bulky and you can use them for display of realtime woo data..
I mean, common, now I need woo, phone and the watch to get all the features? :-)
We totally agree with you. There are 2 (temporary) but's, let me explain in all openess:

1) For the Live and Safety package that we will release we need 3G, 4G or 5G connectivity. Probably next year or so this connectivity will happen in most smartwatches but at this stage in many countries for example the eSIM in the connected Apple watch is not supported by network operators. Nor are many Android watches or Garmin for that matter. So we need phones for now.

2) Some watches have pretty good GPS but many are not yet on the level that a phone brings. That too will change in the future.

We are prepping in our roadmap for both phone and watch users

Hope that clarifies why we support phones.

Cheers :thumb:

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Re: Woo Sports Updates?

Postby WOO Kite » Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:47 pm

Matt_TYRCZ wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:19 pm
I have Premium membership, would that transfer to PRO membership?

and

can I use Apple Watch instead phone on the water to all GPS data ?
Premium transfers to PRO automatically (without paying the difference), you should have received an email last weekend as Premium user. Please check the email address that is used in your Premium account (and send us an email to support if you did not get an email so we can fix that).

The Apple watch supports Freeride with GPS. So for that there is no phone required. For an "Anaylitcs PRO +" session you will need a phone at this stage.

Hope that answers your question, if not, please mail us at support and we send you a diagram which explains this.

Cheers.
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Re: Woo Sports Updates?

Postby Leon van Bergen » Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:01 am

New Update for Woo users, looks really nice in the app and another great update for the watches to!
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Re: Woo Sports Updates?

Postby ScoopZ » Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:23 am

If your now going to tag kite models into the data, how much of the information mined could be potentially sold back to the brands? and if so is it expressly stated in the conditions of use?

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Re: Woo Sports Updates?

Postby Kitemenn » Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:14 pm

ScoopZ wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:23 am
If your now going to tag kite models into the data, how much of the information mined could be potentially sold back to the brands? and if so is it expressly stated in the conditions of use?

Cheers.
Woooow really...again you are not obliged to use this device! If they sell the info (not related to specific person) good for them! What do you think FB, Insta and all sortlike apps do?? Prob Toby is even selling some statistics (at least on the ads clicked etc)

Thats the new world and if you dont want this...opt out!

Real good progress WOO also looking at the new apple watch app created with help of Aleks its awesome, using the watch GPS and all these settings you now have (e.g. min height etc)
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Re: Woo Sports Updates?

Postby BenBen » Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:48 pm

Time for some more Android watch support.

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Re: Woo Sports Updates?

Postby aleks » Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:09 pm

BenBen wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:48 pm
Time for some more Android watch support.
Sure. Do you have a problem the Android Watch app or request new features?

I'm a developer of WOO app for Android watch (as well as Garmin and Apple watches), so I'll try to help :D !
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Re: Woo Sports Updates?

Postby yyusufoglu » Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:35 pm

It is nice to see that Woo is working on a new apple watch app. But considering that apple watch is not really the best suited watch for an action sport like kite surfing, wouldnt it make more sense for woo to invest in developing their app for android + garmin devices?


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