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Syncro App

Using Syncro

Installation

Download the SYNCRO App

You can download SYNCRO on the App Store for free. Open the App Store on your iPad and search for “SYNCRO”. Once found, download the SYNCRO app to your device.
Alternatively, you can find the app here:
Be sure to keep the app and iPhone or iPad updated on your device at all times.

Creating your account

Upon first use of the SYNCRO app, you will need to login to create an account. You have the option to log in via a designated email and password, or alternatively by using your Facebook or Google account details.
It is important that whichever method you use to sign in, you always use this method in the future. All users of EZEJump or SYNCRO apps must have a Swift Labs account.
Upon first subscription you will get a FREE 2 month trial period at PRO level.

Creating an Athlete

If this is your first time using the app, you will need to create at least one athlete to run a test. Management of large groups of athletes is best done through your Swift Labs dashboard, however it is also possible to import groups of athletes via a CSV file. Details of the required CSV format can be found in our support pages on the website.
On the Athlete management tab found at the bottom left of the app screen, you can view all of your saved athletes and their results. To create an athlete, tap the '+' button at the top of the Athletes list (shown below). Fill in the athlete details and select Save to finish.

Designing a Test

  1. 1.
    Select the Test designer page from the bottom of the iPad screen. Here, you can design new tests or open previously designed tests for editing.
  2. 2.
    On the right-hand side, you can see the available device options for your test including: Gate, Start and Cone (the Video feature will be available soon). Drag and drop your desired devices into position in the central test design area. By default, you will see the linear distance from device to device in the order you place the devices on the screen. If you want to remove a device, hold your finger on the device and drag towards the top of the screen to the Remove Bin.
  3. 3.
    Once you have placed all devices in their positions, tap the Draw path button found at the top of the Test designer screen. With your finger, trace the path the athlete will travel during the test, passing through individual Sensors multiple times if desired. The Test designer tool will now predict the path your athlete will take during the test and demonstrate this to you via a moving blue dot. If you are satisfied with the test path, select Finish at the top of the screen. If not, simply redesign the test or redraw the path until you are satisfied.
In the example test shown below, we have designed a 10 metre acceleration test with a Start Sensor and 2 Gate Sensors at 5 metres and 10 metres respectively. A path has been drawn from left to right via the Draw path function.
Tap on each device to alter specific settings for that device, including enabling or disabling top and bottom Sensor beams, and triggering on entry or exit of the Sensor (menu shown on the right). You can also hold your finger on the Reflector alongside each Sensor in your test design and rotate the orientation of the Sensor.

Connecting Devices

1. Power on devices
2. Connect to WIFI
3. Devices Connected
You are now ready to continue onto the next stage of setup.
Please be patient when waiting for devices to appear in the SYNCRO app via Bluetooth and WiFi. Allow for up to 4 minutes from device finishing its boot phase to connect to SYNCRO via WiFi.
SYNCRO is actively searching in the background for the best communication channels for each device which may take a few minutes but will deliver the most reliable connections during testing.

Placing and Aligning your Gates

It is now time to place the devices in position in the field for testing. The SYNCRO app will tell you where to place each specific device in your test. For example, in the test setup shown below, the Sensor lit red is the start Sensor, green the 5 metre split, and finally the blue sensor is the 10 metre and final split in this test.
Your Ground Sensor (smaller sized, single beam Sensor) is a ground-based device which comes with a magnetic base plate. Attach this magnetic base plate to your Sensor, and your Reflector before placing in the field to help ensure your device sits level on the ground.
Place each Duo/Neo gate (taller sized, dual beam Sensor) and its Reflector in their supplied tripods.
Place your device Reflectors opposite your Sensors in position in the field, creating a lane for the Athlete to pass through while testing.
On the larger Duo and Neo Sensors, aim the alignment laser at the target of the opposing Reflector. You will also hear a beep from the device when it sees its Reflector.
When not aligned with their Reflector, Sensors will flash their lights. Once aligned, the lights will be lit solid for 5 seconds, after which they will do a single flash every 10 seconds as an ‘alive’ message.
Select Finish in the top right corner of the screen.

Running a test

Select the Run test tab, a Start button will become green to the right of your selected test. This indicates you are ready to run your tests. Select the desired Athlete you wish to run the test and tap Start.
After the Athlete has completed the test, their result will appear in the Results section of the Run test tab and be stored under that Athlete’s history.
Starting a test
Athlete management view of tests run

Powering down the system

All Devices can be turned off via the app on the 'Run Test' page by selecting the red 'on/off' button in the top righthand corner, or holding the power button on the front of each device, until the buzzer sounds and the top of the Sensor is lit red. The Sensor will now shut down.