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guide to using LITPro

1

Download the LITPro apps.

LITPro uses two apps. One for sync, and the other for reporting. Get both from the Apple App store.




2

Learn to operate LITPro.

If you haven't already purchased a LITPro, you'll need one to complete the rest of the steps.


LITPro Hardware Press once to power up LITPro

BUTTON FUNCTIONS

SINGLE-PRESS = turns LITPro on, starts or stops tracking
LONG-PRESS = turns LITPro off

LED OPERATING SIGNALS

NO COLOR = LITPro is off
SOLID BLUE = LITPro is on and searching for a GPS fix
SOLID GREEN = LITPro is on and has a solid GPS fix
BLINKING RED = LITPro is on and tracking but is still searching for a GPS fix
BLINKING GREEN = LITPro is on and tracking with a solid GPS fix. All good!
BLINKING WHITE = LITPro is charging
SOLID YELLOWISH GREEN = LITPro is syncing
STROBING RED, GREEN, BLUE = LITPro has encountered a fatal problem. Contact Customer Support.

VIDEOS

Typical operating example





3

Mounting LITPro

LITPro is mounted on your helmet using the 3M mounting strips provided in the packaging you received.

Helmet Mount, LITPro Mount LITPro here

MOUNTING PREP

  1. Identify where on your helmet to apply the 3M mounting strip. Pick a spot where GPS receiver will get the most consistently unobstructed 360° view of the sky while riding.
  2. Clean the area of the helmet where the 3M mounting strip will go.

MOUNTING STRIP APPLICATION

  1. Remove the 3M mounting strip adhesive backing and place on helmet.
  2. Press firmly.
  3. Test by attaching LITPro. Make sure it snaps firmly in place.

PHOTOS & VIDEOS

3M Mounting Strips (included)

Mounting LITPro Video

LITPro helmet mount example





4

Syncing LITPro

Pair with your LITPro, set up a heart rate monitor (optional), and log your first session with the LITPro Sync App.

Sync LITPro

CREATING AN ACCOUNT

  1. Make sure you have the LITPro Sync App installed.
  2. Launch the LITPro Sync App and let it guide you through creating a new account or logging in.
    Tip... Click on your name at the top once logged in and you can see your account details, and even upload a picture of yourself.

PAIRING WITH LITPro

  1. Turn on LITPro by giving the button one short press.
  2. Launch the LITPro Sync app (make sure you have bluetooth enabled) and click the (plus sign) button next to "My LITPro(s)".
  3. Here it shows a list of nearby LITPros. Click on your unclaimed LITPro and claim it by giving it a nickname.
    Tip... If you don't see any devices here, make sure LITPro is turned on, and that your phone has bluetooth enabled. If you still don't see it, try restarting your app, or possibly turning off bluetooth and turning it back on from your phone's settings manager.
    Extra... Give LITPro a short, but useful nickname. Possibly something like LP and then your bike's plate number i.e. LP951.

CONNECTING A HEART RATE MONITOR (OPTIONAL)

  1. Launch the LITPro Sync app, and make sure LITPro is on and nearby.
  2. You will also need a heart rate monitor that uses Bluetooth connectivity. The Polar H7 is a good choice.
    Note... In these next steps you will favorite your LITPro to a heart rate strap. This will be a one-time setup. Once these are paired they will be linked together whenever both are turned on and in proximity of each other. So just put on your HRM strap, get on your bike, turn on LITPro tracking, and go...
  3. From the main screen of the app, tap on your LITPro device (should say "connectable" next to it if your LITPro is on and in range).
  4. Tap on the (plus sign) icon where it says "Add a heart rate strap".
  5. Follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer of your heart rate strap to turn it on (usually just wet it and put it around your chest on your bare skin).
  6. Look at the bottom left corner of your app screen for a button that says "Discover HRM(s)". Tap that, within a few seconds you should see the result of the discover process. If no HRM is found, repeat the previous step and this one. Common problems are that the HRM is getting discovered first by another app or watch or device that is running that would prevent LITPro from finding it. Or that you haven't applied enough "wetness" to get your HRM to wake up and begin advertising its existence.
  7. Once you see a discoverable HRM strap, tap on it to get it "favorited".
  8. While the app is running and connected to LITPro, and your LITPro is connected to your heart rate strap, you should see the (heart shaped) icon turn red indicating this is so. From here on out LITPro will aggressively search for this "favorited" HRM and any time it is on and in range a connection will be made.

TRACKING SOME DATA

  1. Make sure you are outdoors in an area with a good view of the sky, and that you have LITPro on with a solid GPS fix (as indicated by a solid green LED).
    Caution... While it would be great to have your first experience be on your bike at your favorite MX track, this isn't necessary or even very convenient for this learning exercise. So keep in mind that taking a walk around your neighborhood will not result in the user experience we have spent years designing for you. LITPro works best mounted on a helmet, and because of the way our algorithms are designed it also works best when you are moving at typical MX speeds. A slow walk holding LITPro in your hand will produce some wiggles in the data, so be warned...
  2. Plan your route. Ideally here you mount LITPro to your helmet, turn on tracking, and lay down a few laps... But fine also if you just take a quick walk out in an open area nearby.
    Important... If going for a walk, create a short and simple track-like pattern, i.e. a 25meter radius circle is fine. Repeat this same pattern at least 2 or 3 times. If on your bike, take at least 2 or 3 laps on the track. Something short and simple, but repeatable will do. This pattern will be helpful in the next steps when we create our first track configuration.
  3. Now that you have your route planned, turn on tracking by doing one short press of the button on the LITPro unit (your LITPro unit should start blinking green), and begin your walk/ride along your planned route doing 2 or three complete laps.
  4. Turn off tracking by doing one short press of the button on the LITPro unit (your LITPro unit should go back to a solid green LED signal).
  5. Return to an area with a good connection to the Internet.

SYNCING YOUR FIRST SESSION

  1. Launch the LITPro Sync app and connect to your LITPro.
  2. Tap the "Sync" button, and select "Sync Now". Syncing should begin and depending on how much data you have tracked this process may take some time (typically about 30% of the length of your session). An Internet connection is required for this step to complete properly.
    Tip... If during this step your Internet connection flakes out, or you get distracted and move out of range of LITPro, there are several recovery mechanisms in place that will help the system resume where it left off. Just get back in range, make sure LITPro Sync app is connected again to your LITPro unit, and the system will automatically try and recover without you needing to do anything.
  3. Once sync is complete and you see a new button that says "Track Configuration Needed", then stage one is a success. The next step describes track configuration.

PHOTOS & VIDEOS

Example 2-lap walking pattern

Adding a heart rate strap

How to Sync





5

Creating Track Configurations

Finish processing your sync'ed session by assigning or creating a new track config. A smart track config is key to finding ways to improve your lap time.

Sync LITPro

TRACK CONFIG FUNDAMENTALS

  • Starting lines, finish lines and segment gates must intersect all lap lines to be effective.
  • For lap-based tracks (i.e. most MX tracks), starting lines and finish lines should be the same. Create your starting line first, then use the "copy" button to create your finish line.
  • Segment gates must be created in order as they would appear for a rider on the track.
  • Lap99, Lap Comparison, and other algorithms are all dependent on lap segments to be defined.
  • Creating 2 to 5 segments is ideal. Too many is more confusing than it is helpful.
  • Try to create track configs that others will find intuitive to use as well (name them appropriately).
  • Try to use existing track configs where appropriate. This will help with future development we've got in the works... hint leaderboards... it also makes it more fun to ride with friends if you have any.

ASSIGNING OR CREATING A TRACK CONFIG

  1. Launch the LITPro Sync app, and go to the "Past Syncs" screen.
  2. Click on a recent sync that shows "Track Configuration Needed". If you don't see this here, then go back to the "Syncing LITPro" section and make sure you've performed those steps.
  3. This screen shows a list of sessions found in the synced data from LITPro. Click on the first one in the list.
    Tip... If LITPro tracking is off for 30 seconds or more this will cause the system to recognize the end and or beginning of a new session. This is helpful if you are changing tracks for example. If changing tracks, be sure to stop LITPro tracking for 30 seconds before getting back on a new track.
  4. The LITPro Sync app will automatically show you track config options that have already been created that are likely options for your session. If options exist, choose the one that seems the most suitable, and that adheres to the list of Track Config fundamentals above.
  5. If no suitable track configs exist, then click on the "Create New Track" option.
  6. Creating a track is quite easy once you've got it down... launch tutorial

TROUBLESHOOTING

My sync is finished, but the session doesn't show up in the LITPro MX app.
The most common cause of this problem is your start and finish lines don't intersect any of your lap lines. See instructions above for creating start and finish lines to correct your track config, and re-process your session.
I don't see a Lap99 for my session.
The most common cause of this problem is your session does not include any segments, or your segments were not created in the order a rider would cross them. Without segments, it is impossible for our system to generate Lap99.
I've created segments, but still can't see a Lap99, and comparison laps don't work.
It is likely that you have a stray segment somewhere that doesn't intersect any lap lines. To correct this problem, while in the track config tool, swipe left on the segment name in the list of segments off to the left and it will reveal the "delete" button.
One or more of my laps is twice as long or more than the others.
This is what happens when your start/finish lines don't intersect all of your lap routes. It is likely that you need to create a wider starting/finish line gate.
I rode two tracks in a single session, but the Sync app will only let me choose one track configuration.
If you contact us we can manually split that session in to two sessions, but this takes a bit of work and can't be automated yet... What we recommend is that you turn off tracking for at least 30 seconds before getting on a different track. This will cause those two tracks to be logged as a separate riding session.

PHOTOS & VIDEOS

Track Config Example

NEW How to create a Track Config

OLD How to create a Track Config





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