Sporty Go! for use with Wear OS® or Samsung Tizen® 4.0+ watches

You want to have a fitness watch that showing live HR Monitoring and Sensor data?
You have a Bluetooth HR chest strap and want to to use it, because it's more accurate?
You want to leave your phone at home on your run or ride?
You want to record all your data in a TCX file for your own analysis or to upload to your favorite fitness platform like TRAININGPEAKS®, Final Surge® (Wear OS only) or Strava®?
…then you should use this app: Sporty Go!

Purchasable Premium Packages on Wear OS:
★ Bluetooth Sensor Package (2,00€+tax)
★ Laps Package (0,80€+tax)
★ Announcer Package (0,80€+tax)
Feel free to try out the packages before you purchase it.
Every package has a trial period of 1 hour. 

The following Bluetooth devices have been verified for use with Sporty Go (Premium Bluetooth Sensor Package is needed on Wear OS):
★ STRYD®
★ Polar H7/H10®
★ Wahoo Tickr®
★ Suunto Smart Sensor®
★ Jabra Sport Pulse®
and other Bluetooth 4.0/LE devices
(see compatiblity matrix for Sporty Watch).

If you are unsure or you want to report a successful/unsuccessful connected device, then contact me: support@qooapps.com

NEW:
Now you can emit the HR data as a bluetooth device to other devices like a spinbike and you can send and hear the announcements on your phone using the new "Sporty Go! Connect" app.

OS
  • Wear OS
  • Tizen 4+
Supported languages
  • English
Store

Settings

You can change the Settings before you start a workout. Just swipe up the menu at the bottom and open the Settings.

Group Subgroup Setting Value Comment
Bluetooth Sensor Package Bluetooth Sensors Bluetooth Devices Selection It's an in-app-purchasable package, but you can try it out before. Here you just select your devices and you can check the battery level. All these devices will be automatically reconnected before your next workout.
Upload To
Strava® Log in/ Log out When you logged in, then your data will be uploaded to Strava®.


TrainingPeaks® Log in/ Log out When you logged in, then your data will be uploaded to TrainingPeaks®.
    Final Surge® Log in/ Log out When you logged in, then your data will be uploaded to Final Surge®.
Laps Package Laps Package

It's an in-app-purchasable package, but you can try it out before.

Laps Settings... Use Laps on/off If you turn it on, then you have an additional 'Laps' screen.

Laps Settings...
Length of Laps 1km, 500m, 1mi, half mile, manual Any length other then 'manual' means that the lap will automatically recorded.

Laps Settings...
Vibrate on/off Vibrate at the end of a lap.
  Laps Settings... Use Speaker on/off Lap Results will be spoken via Speaker or Headset 
Announcer PackageAnnouncer Package

It's an in-app-purchasable package, but you can try it out before.


Announcer Interval
off, 1-5 Minutesdefault is set to off, if the announcer is set to a time interval, then it speaks through Speaker or Headset and vibrates


Announcing Unitson/offif this setting is disabled, just the values without units will be announced


Announcing Paceon/off



Announcing Speedon/off



Announcing Distanceon/off



Announcing HRon/off



Announcing Timeon/off

Sensors
GPS on/off Enables the usage of GPS sensor - the internal or the shared GPS data from your phone.


Built-in HRM on/off Enables the internal HRM - this option is only available if your watch has this sensor


Built-in Step Counter on/off Enables the internal Step Counter - this option is only available if your watch has this sensor.

Sensor Settings...
GPS Accuracy
moderate, accurate, very accurate, adaptive Used to filter location data from sensor, moderate is less 100m, accurate is less 25m, very accurate less 10m and adaptive will use an averaged-based accuracy

Sensor Settings...
Running Sensors emits SPM/ RPM Footpods emits normally RPM, but body sensors emits SPM (steps per minute) which is for both feets.

Sensor Settings...
Wheel Diameter (mm) default is 633mm This value is used to calculate the speed and distance, when you using a Bluetooth wheel sensor. This sensor only emits RPM.

Sensor Settings...
Stride Correction default is 1.0x This value will be multiplied with the distance and speed from runners sensors

Sensor Setting... Altitude Correction
default is 0m This value will be added to the alitude
Data Settings
Data reading rate 1s, 3s, 5s, 10s, 30s, 60s This means how often the data is read from the sensor, a lower value means more data


Average Period 2s, 3s, 5s, 10s, 30s, 1km, 1mile There are averaged values, which will be calculated over this period of time. A longer period means more stable values, but less responsive, when changes.

Visible Values in Main Data Screen...




Personal Data...
Resting HR default is 50 bpm Used for calculating calories, HR Zones and rel. HR

Personal Data...
Max. HR default is 180 bpm Used for calculating calories, HR Zones and rel. HR

Personal Data... Weight in kg default is 80kg This value will be used to calculate the calories.

Personal Data... Age default is 40 years This value will be used to calculate the calories.

Personal Data... Height in cm default is 190 cm This value will be used to calculate the calories.

Personal Data... Gender Male/ Female This value will be used to calculate the calories, there are differences in calculation for a more female body, then a more male body.


Speed Unit km/h, mph Here you can change between metric and imperial


Pace Unit min/km, min/mi Here you can change between metric and imperial


Distance Unit km, mi It changes also the unit for elevation but in the respective unit like meter or feet,
User Interface
Upper Button Single Press default: Workout Pause/Resume This setting is only visible, if you have such side button on your watch. For more information about the functions see this section: Buttons Functions


Upper Button Double Press default: Next Screen This setting is only visible, if you have such side button on your watch. For more information about the functions see this section: Buttons Functions


Upper Button Long Press default: Workout Stop This setting is only visible, if you have such side button on your watch. For more information about the functions see this section: Buttons Functions


Lower Button Single Press default: Workout Pause/Resume This setting is only visible, if you have such side button on your watch. For more information about the functions see this section: Buttons Functions


Lower Button Double Press default: Next Screen This setting is only visible, if you have such side button on your watch. For more information about the functions see this section: Buttons Functions


Lower Button Long Press default: Workout Stop This setting is only visible, if you have such side button on your watch. For more information about the functions see this section: Buttons Functions


Bezel
Rotate
default:
Next Screen
This setting is only visible, if you have such bezel on your watch. For more information about the functions see this section: Bezel Functions


Background default is Dark Texture Here you can select the app background.

Button Functions

You can change the Settings before you start a workout. Just swipe up the menu at the bottom and open the Settings.

Function Description
Workout Pause/Resume If the workout was not started, just start the workout. If the workout is running, then pause it. If the workout is paused, then resume it.
Workout Pause Pause the workout. If the workout is already paused, nothing happens.
Workout Start Start the workout. If the workout is already started, nothing happens.
Workout Stop Stop the workout. If not workout is running, nothing happens.
Next Screen Switch between the different screens: Main Data Screen, User Selection and the Laps Screen (if you enabled the Laps package).
Volume Up Raise the volume for media playback on your watch. This affects all apps on your watch.
Volume Down Lower the volume for media playback on your watch. This affects all apps on your watch.
Music Play/Pause Pause or Resume the playback of your current music app on your watch (not your phone!).
Next Music Track Jump to the next title/song in your current music app on your watch (not your phone!).
Next Lap Ends the current and starts the next lap, if you're enabled the Laps Package.
Do Nothing

Bezel Functions

You can change the Settings before you start a workout. Just swipe up the menu at the bottom and open the Settings.

Function Description
Next Screen Switch between the different screens: Main Data Screen, User Selection and the Laps Screen (if you enabled the Laps package).
Volume Lowers or raised the volume for media playback on your watch. This affects all apps on your watch.
Do Nothing

How to

How to basically set up Sporty Go!
(on Wear OS, but Tizen is nearly the same)

At first you open the app browser on your watch and allow the requested permissions:

The location permission is needed to use the internal or shared GPS and to use Bluetooth devices - some devices can indicate a position.
The sensor permission is needed to use the internal HRM and step counter.
The access to the files on the device is only used to store the workout recordings in the public storage - then you can use or transfer the data using 3rd party apps and the data will persist, even when you uninstall Sporty Go!

How To set up the custom user screen?

Just do a long tap on each of the 6 values. Then a selection with all possible values opens where you can select your desired value.

On Tizen you can set up different value sets for different sports.

How to purchase the Bluetooth package (for example) on Wear OS?

Open the app and open the action menu at the bottom by swiping it up:

Then open the Settings and tap on the Bluetooth Sensors.
Now you can start a try-out period of 60 minutes (pressing TRY) or you purchase the package (pressing BUY).
Then you'll be forwarded to the Play Store purchase process.
After you've finished you'll should see the package is 'purchased'.
If there is not, just close the app and restart it. Sometimes the changes need to take some time. Please check also you online connection. If you facing still some issues, please contact me: support@qooapps.com

How to purchase a package on Wear 3?

It starts like the process described above, but the purchase will not done on the watch - the customer will be redirected to the phone:

How to login to TrainingPeaks, Final Surge (Wear OS only) or Strava?

Open the app and open the action menu at the bottom by swiping it up:

Then open the Settings and scroll to the 'Upload to' section.
Tap on the switch for your favorite cloud (here it is TrainingPeaks).
Then take your connected smartphone and log in.
The next page opens and ask for permission.
If your ready, look at your watch and the switch info tells if it's successfully logged in - in this case it shows 'Log out'. Ready.

Same workflow for Final Surge (Wear OS only):

How to upload a workout manually to TrainingPeaks, Final Surge (Wear OS only) or Strava?

Open the app and open the action menu at the bottom by swiping it up and choose diary or choose the diary on the landing screen:

Then select your workout by long tapping or open it. Then you can hit the blue Upload Button and see some time later the message for success or failure.
The workout then appears on your platform after it is processed, which maybe take some seconds.

FAQ

The BLE device does not connect, how to fix?
At first disable the Bluetooth on your watch and re-enable it. Then try to connect again.

If this wont work, please remove the chest strap, so the BLE device will turn off. Then lay it on again and try to connect.

If this also wont work, then your BLE device may be paired with another host like your phone. Then please do the following:
- Remove the battery from the BLE device (if possible)
- Remove the pairing from your phone or PC
- Disable BT on your phone and PC
- Reboot the watch
- Re-Insert the battery in the BLE device and wear the tracker - wait some minutes
- Then try to connect to Sporty Go!
- After all enable BT on your phone/PC

I do not get a speed or distance, but have GPS, why?
Maybe you're connected to a Bluetooth sensor with SPM or RPM info. Then the speed and distance is taken from there.

When you have your phone with you, then the watch tries to use shared GPS from the phone. You can avoid this by disabling the GPS or Bluetooth on ypur phone. Or if you get no GPS on your watch, then verify, that the Samsung Wearables app will not optimized for low power usage - this may disable the GPS on the phone.

Why is my purchased package not recognized?

Please verify to give the mobile Wear OS, Play Store and Play Services Apps all needed permissions and clear the app cache in such case. If this won't help, please uninstall Sporty Go, reboot both phoen and  watch, then re-install Sporty Go using the Play Store on your watch.

While you do the purchase, you need to leave the watch app open - do not close it!

On Galaxy Watch4 - Why does Sporty Go not see any bluetooth devices or does not get GPS data?

Please set location to ON in the Watch Settings.


This app will be constantly improved.
A lot of features are on my to-do list, but feel free to ask me for missing features: support@qooapps.com

Special Thanks goes to:
Amit for his analytic testing and great ideas
Angus for his support of their great STRYD® devices
Ben for his support for their TRAININGPEAKS® cloud
My family for their patience …

WEAR OS is a registered trademark of Google LLC.
Tizen is a registered trademark of The Linux Foundation.
STRYD 
is a registered trademark of Athlete Architect LLC.
TRAININGPEAKS is a registered trademark of Peaksware LLC.
STRAVA is a registered trademark of Strava, Inc.
Final Surge is a registered trademark of Final Surge LLC.
SUUNTO
is a registered trademark of Suunto Oy.
WAHOO is a registered trademark of Envisage Group LLC.
POLAR is a registered trademark of POLAR CORPORATION.
JABRA is a registered trademark of GN Audio A/S and/or its affiliates (”GN Group”).

Sporty Go! is designed for use with some of the Bluetooth low energy (BLE) devices or fitness clouds of these companies. This product is not put out by these companies, and these companies does not service or warrant the functionality of Sporty Go!.
 

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