Motorola Motoactv :: Golf Shot Distance, Without Pressing Start
Jun 29, 2012
I know that when you press "start" to mark your next shot the distance of the last shot flashes on the screeen.
Is there a way for me to see the distance from the last shot without locking in the position with the "start" button? This is a feature I would use all of the time with my other GPS unit to know how far away I was so I would know approximatly where to start looking for my ball if it wasn't sitting out in the open. Also very useful for letting your playing partners know how far their drives went.
If you see the screenshot, you will notice that the end marker is not where I finished (green flag).Does this mean it doesn't pick up the last bit of my route? Does this mean it doesn't time it correctly? Does this mean that the map is off but the time and distance are correct?
I am trying to understand how I can do an indoor activity without getting speed and distance data in the results.I have used the Motoactv primarily for outdoor training for hiking, walking, mountain biking, and inline skating. Additionally, I am using for various indoor activities including plyometrics, weightlifting, indoor cycling, and indoor inline speed skating.I have been able to understand the use of GPS for speed and distance calculations (albeit with a number of accuracy impacting calculation concerns as noted in other posts in this forum). What I do not understand is the speed and distance calculations for the indoor activities. Nor do I have any idea on how the accelerometer (or pedometer) capabilities are used in speed and distance in conjunction with GPS for outdoor activities.
Specifically, for indoor activities other than those which are directly correlated to running, walking, cycling, or an elliptical, how are the speed and distance calculated? For example, when I did an hour of weightlifting using that category, the workout results showed that I had travelled over a mile with various speeds. It seems sensible to me that only a few of the indoor workout categories make sense for speed and distance data. I would not expect yoga or weights to track distance. Additionally, in a pretty intense indoor speed skating practice yesterday, I used the Motoactv for the first time to track my HR data. It produced some speed & distance data for the times in which I was skating, but the accuracy was in no way close. I expected no speed & distance data & I would not expect accurate data for inline speed skating (although that would be awesome). how the various indoor activities use the pedometer for speed calculation? Failing that, does anyone know how to stop an indoor activity from tracking speed & distance? Or finally, do any of the indoor activities NOT generate speed & distance?
The Motoactv device has a lot of functionality over & above competitive GPS watches in it being able to intelligently use the GPS or the pedometer for distance calculation for the specific activity. Hopefully, it also has the software logic to NOT calculate speed & distance for certain activities. Recent Garmin devices allowed you to "Use Indoor" if it could not find a GPS signal which turned off all speed/distance calcs. To prevent inaccurate non-sensical data on the Moto, we need to be able to specify activities without speed/distance or be able to turn off GPS & pedometer for specific activities.
I have previously been syncing my golf workouts automatically with success. Recently, the rounds (workouts) will not sync. I have tried manually initiating sync from the device (runs forever) and syncing USB (times out) without success then tried reseting the device to factory. I reconnected USB and had to choose replace my devictill no success. I was able to re-download courses and my previous rounds were still on the device (this confuses me as I performed factory reset
Typical cycling computers use the sensors to measure both distance and speed. When an ANT+ speed sensor is used with the MotoACTV, does it get used for distance as well, or just speed? I commute in downtown Chicago and would welcome the more accurate distance measurement in addition to the GPS route tracking.
I have scoured the forums looking for an answer to this question but have not been able to locate one. I have found now, 8 runs in that the distance the MOTOACTV is showing is worsening rather than becoming more accurate. I have seen posts from other stating that they corrected the distance after their workout but I did not see details on how to do e also read to not recalibrate. That the MOTOACTV will become more accurate with time but my experience is that it is worsening. Should I recalilbrate or just manually adjust the distance once I know how to do
I play the same courses quite often. And, I have certain things that I would like to manually map as spots that I like to be at on the course on any given hole.Is there a way to hit a button on a location on the course and manually mark that spot? Like a custom targets per hole?
I've played a few golf rounds and synced them to the website, but they arent showing up on the Android app. Has anyone here been able to sync a golf round and have it show up in the app? When I do a manual sync it says it has updated successfully.
I used my watch this weekend to play a round of golf. The round took about 4:15 to play and when I was done my battery went from 100% to 10%. My watch is on "marathon" mode and I left the screen on the whole time. This barely seems like enough to get through a full round of golf, is this the battery time everyone else is seeing?
2 weeks ago I ran a marathon which took me a little under 4 hours and I'm pretty sure my battery was at 50 or 60% when done. I also left the screen on the whole time. The only thing that has changed between then and now is that I upgraded to the latest version of the software.
As a test I set a goal to walk 200 miles. Since then I have logged 2 rounds of golf (10 miles) but the miles do not count towards my walking goal. But they do count towards my second goal of working out 3 times a week. How do i fix this since golf is my primary walking sport. I want credit for the miles to show in my goal.
Very innacurate readings. See below comparing MOTOACTV with my GARMIN 705and I know the garmin distance to be correct since I know the roads pretty well, and I created the routes using google mapsI expect some type of difference between GPS devices, for example my iphone using wahoo does not always agree witht he garmin, but the difference is less than 1%... with the MOTOACTV the difference is about 10%MOTOACTV (34 mi): https://motoactv.com/workout/show?orkoutActivityId=4QaHxB2cQMeiehkKHkX0MQ%3D%3D&activity=4GARMIN (30 mi): http://connect.garmin.com/activity/167586976MOTOACTV (44mi): https://motoactv.com/workout/showworkoutActivityId=26QvMGqURk6rA1hMEb4w1w%3D%3D&activity=4GARMIN (40 mi): http://connect.garmin.com/activity/167587461MOTOACTV (48mi): https://motoactv.com/workout/showworkoutActivityId=QxSBZlK%2FTr6vP9JT%2BAaNRA%3D%3D&activity=4
I've had issues with the distance being way off while hiking/jogging on trails. While annoying, I decided I could live with it as I really liked the MotoActv as a bike computer.Today, it let me down on the bike. It under reported the distance by almost 3 miles. Looking through the CVS file, I am not sure why this occured. It doesn't look like the GPS dropped out during the ride. The battery in my speed/candance sensor died 21 minutes into my 70 minute ride but I wouldn't expect this to matter for the distance. I also used my Garmin 910XT and it correctly reported the distance. It's frustrating as it has been very accurate on the bike. It had been the one reason I have kept it and not returned it.
On the run viewable on the link below, the workout terminated at the completion of the 'loop', whereas it should have terminated at the start point, this caused the stats to be off by at least a km. Is there a setting to prevent the motoactv from doing this? [URL]
Will the MOTOACTV Golf Edition track shot averages? It appears to only show the shot distance if I am marking shot locations, and then I don't see the information anywhere after (including on the online portal, where it isn't listed on the map with the other information like club selection, which seems odd). I would expect the device to track and store shot distances, and also calculate averages.
Problem: When I attempt to do a course update or add new course it will run for hours (circle keeps spinning) and drain the battery. I reboot the device and it shows the last update was done that day (no time statement to confirm last attempt successful) but I'm not sure if it completed properly.The mulitple segment course update works great (hence my attempt to update my courses) at Flanders Valley, NJ.Has the update feature been fixed so changes to skydroid can be updated to the MotoActv?
I bought my Golf Edition a few days ago. Ran into some issues but eventually resolved it myself (as I ended up in a circle trying to reach someone that could support me from Motorola but without any luck). Just want to share my experience so that if someone ran into the same issue, they probably can try it.I live in Ontario, Canada. My Motoactv came with US maps and I needed to download Canadian course packs.I have my device connected by USB. I followed the instruction on screen to download the Canadian Ontario packs. It gave it a five seconds trial and gave me an error of "Insufficient Memory, remove some music". I have no music stored and i had over 12 Gb of space left. I reset eveything to factory condition and still didn't work.
I went to a Wi-Fi hotspot at my golf club, got it connected and retried again over Wi-Fi. It didn't work and gave me the same incorrect error message.Getting quite frustrated, I was trying one last time at home before makting the decision to return it, placing the device close to my Wi-Fi router at home. This time it works very well, and downloaded everything.So, it looks like that the "Insufficient Memory" message could mean that the connection between the device and the server is not strong or fast enough and have nothing to do with memory. The work around is to retry in a place when the Wi-Fi connection is very strong and fast.