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No, not yet. We currently only support iOS devices.
Go to the App Store and install both the LITPro Sync App and the LITPro MX App.
Yes, you will get all of the reporting minus your heart rate data.
Any of the Bluetooth 4.0 compatible heart rate straps work with LITPro, but we have done the most testing with the Polar H7... so that is a good bet.
NOTE: as of LITPro firmware version 2.6 (LITPro units purchased May 2017 and onward) LITPro is confirmed compatible with these heart rate straps:
No, we are now compatible with the iPhone 5, 5s, 6, 6 Plus, 7, 7 Plus, as well as the iPad (3rd gen), iPad mini, iPad (4th gen), iPad mini 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 3, iPad Air 2, and iPad Pro. The iPad is the best tool for the job however because of the larger screen.
Yes, since all our data crunching is done in the "cloud", we do require an Internet connection to use the Apps.
Yes. Athletes have used LITPro across the U.S. and Europe, as well as in China, Japan, Australia and Russia.
Yes, we now ship internationally.
When powered on, the battery lasts for about 10 hours. If you need to put a lot of track time in between charges for whatever reason then best to power LITPro down completely between rides.
Keep it dry. LITPro can take a little dampness, but don't ride in heavy rain, submerse it, or wash it with the power sprayer.
Mount LITPro on your helmet with the antenna pointing directly at the sky. That location provides the best possible 360° view of the sky and thus the highest possible data quality for our algorithms to work with.
We do not recommend mounting LITPro to the bike. You’ll significantly compromise data quality. In addition to compromised GPS data quality, the bike is very noisy for our sensors (as in lots of vibration). Everything between your handlebar grips and your helmet (aka flesh) acts as an amazing data filter, so we've tuned our algorithms accordingly. If you do decide to mount it on your bike, then expect data weirdness that will show up in airtime calculations and such. In short, not recommended.
There are a few pre-requisites to sync.
Yes, no problem.
Syncing is admittedly pretty slow. This is both because we track a lot of data, and because the Bluetooth 4.0 protocol has some limitations still. We are working on overcoming these in a future release. Plan on roughly 30% of your session time in syncing, so if you are out riding for 40 minutes straight (nice job btw) then plan on syncing for about 12 minutes. It is really a good idea to get in the practice of turning LITPro tracking on once you have your bike started and are ready to go, and turning it off soon after you get back to your pit.
This one has been tricky for almost everyone, so don't despair. Usually, after someone sees what a "good" track configuration looks like they find it really easy. Creating a track configuration is actually really simple. Just swipe where you want the starting line and where you want the finish line, then create "gates" for breaking up the track into segments in between. A few key points for a great track configuration.... 1) Create the start and finish line first (usually they are the same, so use the copy feature). 2) Create ideally 3 or 4 segments max per track. 3). Make sure to create those segment gates in order of the direction you ride. 4) Save the track with a helpful title so others can use it too. 5) Try and use an existing track configuration if possible - we've got some cool leaderboard features coming and this will help.
Typically it keeps a pretty robust connection at up to 10 meters (30 ft). But don't get distracted and walk too far away. Best to leave the LITPro hardware and app together til finished.
This is a feature you can get to when you drill down into any lap of any session or gatedrop. We automatically give you the 5 fastest laps (if they exist, including Lap 99) from your same session that you can use as a comparison. Simply pull one of the tabs in the upper-right across the screen towards the left edge. Once you are seeing the ghosted lap, more metrics appear in each of the info windows to make side-by-side comparisons easy. The point of this tool is to figure out where or why one lap was faster than another. Give it a try - lots of cool stuff can be done here.
We currently have speed (default), acceleration, deceleration, pitch, and g-forces. These are pretty useful for figuring out where key moments or opportunities for improvement exist on a track.
Lap 99 is what we call your theoretical fastest lap. We automatically piece together your fastest segments during the session to create a new theoretical lap. This is really effective at quickly showing you what line choices, jump configurations or rhythm sections will produce the fastest lap for the conditions of the track at that time. A good experiment may be to start your session by hitting all the outsides of the turns for a few consecutive laps, then as you warm up to the track and feel yourself start to max out your pace, then move to the inside on all the turns and run that for a few consecutive laps. If you can beat your outside lines with your inside lines, and still make the doubles/triples/quads coming out of the turns then you've got it figured out!
By default the laps are synced up on time. So when ghosting/comparing two laps you see them as if the rider is on the track at exactly the same time. A lap that is faster will show one rider ahead of the other making it really easy to see which line or jump configuration is preferable, and where exactly that gap is created. In contrast, syncing up on position always keeps the two rider markers at exactly the same spot (effectively stretching or compressing time). This makes it easy to compare for example the speed on the approach to a jump, or at the apex of a turn since you can see all the metrics side by side for the same point on the track.
Huh... we didn't think of that. You will probably crash our servers and you'll see a big cloud of smoke over East Virginia.
We make it really easy to practice your starts. Just pick a spot in the dirt to practice your starts, and do a few or a bunch... we automatically pull it out and put it into its own report. Beginning at a full stop, accelerating quickly over at least a 30ft span is key to having your data show up in the gatedrops report.
Yes, you can create your own track anywhere in the world. We've also got hundreds of tracks already created by other users that are often made available to use. The app automatically suggests nearby track configurations that have already been created, or gives you the option to create your own.
Tracks can be either looping like in Motocross, or be point to point, like a ski run. For point-to-point tracks, just mark separate starting and finish lines. For looping laps, create a starting line, then use the copy button to copy the starting line into the finish line so they are one and the same.
It is really easy once you get the hang of it. Just swipe to create starting lines, finish lines, and segment gates. Follow the track configuration guide at step #5 of this (track configuration guide).
Yes. You will need a drone (or a friend with one), and permission to fly at your track. Once you have those two things, the steps are pretty simple, and once you have the hang of it, creating an HD Track Map at a typical MX style track can take around 20 minutes total (not counting upload and server process time). See these HD Track Map Instructions here
No. LIVE Timing requires at least an OK connection to start the stream and set the track configuration. Once the stream is started, it survives going out of range, going inside tunnels, etc quite well. Just make sure you are back to an area with good connectivity when finishing the session.
LITPro LIVE typically transmits around 250KB every 5 minutes (or 1MB every 20 minutes of riding). It is a very small amount of data relative to streaming a video or even just streaming music.
Yes, your iPhone that will be running LITPro LIVE works pretty hard, and will drain your battery a little quicker when live tracking is on. You should make sure everything is charged up before starting a session. Assuming you start with a full charge, and your iPhone battery is not damaged, LITPro live should be able to track for 8+ hours no problem.
The best place we've found is either under your seat (if you can find a safe clean place) or attached to the cross bar pad. Whatever your choice the key considerations are that it can easily be removed from the bike, doesn't get too dirty, is protected enough from the elements, and it stays out of the way. We've also strongly recommend you never mount the iPhone in contact with anything metal on the bike since vibration and shock are extremely high and will damage the internals of your iPhone. Check out our LIVE Starter Kit for more info.
Yes, when you run LITPro LIVE it is constantly syncing data, so your mechanic or trainer can typically have everything synced into the MX app before you are even back to the pit area.
You should check with officials or read the rule book for your race series. Running LITPro LIVE does not affect engine mappings or any other setting on the bike. It is purely for reporting purposes only.