Motorola Motoactv :: Is A Speed Sensor Used For Distance

May 8, 2012

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.

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Motorola Motoactv :: Can Use A Cadence Sensor As A Speed Sensor

Jul 13, 2012

I want to buy an ant+ Cadence sensor which is really inexpensive and I'd like to know if I could pair it and use it as a SPEED sensor for my bike. Since a cadence sensor just counts how often the magnet passes by it then I guess they are the same as speed sensor.What would be the steps to complete this? or are the profiles baked in the firmware of the sensors and there's no way for the Motoactv to profile it as a different type of sensor?

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Motorola Motoactv :: Input A Tire Size For Cycling If GPS Should Track Speed And Distance?

Apr 14, 2012

Why does one need to input a tire size for cycling if the GPS should track speed and distance? I owned a Garmin 205 and did not have a sensor. I only used the GPS and was able to track speed and distance very accurately. I tested the MOTOACTV in a car for 3.5 miles. For some reason the GPS was not tracking any information except the track, which was correct. Instead of 3.5 miles, it showed 0.51 miles. Will this also happen on the bike?

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Motorola Motoactv :: Battery Life, & Still Using GPS Speed With Sensor

May 22, 2012

However, after the latest update, the battery life, even when doing nothing, is terrible. I had it charged to 100% before I went to sleep last night and when I woke up the battery was dead and the watch was off. Before it would last a couple of days even if I went on a short ride.

I did recently pair it to a Garmin speed/cadence sensor. But the battery was dying, like I said, when I wasn't even biking.

Which brings me to my second question. I got the speed sensor because I hoped that instead of waiting for the GPS to catch up to when I am stopped, that the speed sensor (like the wired one I have on my actual bike computer) would know immeditely when I've stopped and not mess up my average speed by having the time keep tracking when I was standing still. My wired computer has pause and start down to a science. Why can't this? Why is it still using GPS for speed instead of the sensor? Cadence works fine, so I know it isn't a communication problem, I don't think, anyway.

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Motorola Motoactv :: Distance Is Not Calculating All Way

Feb 27, 2012

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?

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Motorola Motoactv :: Use It Indoor Without Distance?

Aug 27, 2012

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.

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Motorola Motoactv :: Make A Workout End At A Distance?

Aug 21, 2012

Is there anyway to make a workout end at a distance? I set my Motoactv to 5 miles and when it tells me the workout is completed I stop it but it always shows a sixth mile.

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Motorola Motoactv :: Correcting Distance After Workout?

Jan 23, 2012

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

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Motorola Motoactv :: See The Total Distance For All Workouts?

Jul 28, 2012

Is there a way to see the total distance for all workouts, not just by three week periods?

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Motorola Motoactv :: Stages And Time/distance Display?

Sep 19, 2012

1) what "stages" are and how they're used? There is nothing in the manual about them.

2) Is there no way to have the live data screen display the total time and distance since the beginning of the workout? It appears that you can only choose lap, stage, or zone time.

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Motorola Motoactv :: Cycling Route Distance VERY Innacurate?

Apr 13, 2012

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): (30 mi): (44mi): (40 mi): (48mi):

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Motorola Motoactv :: Biking - Reported Distance Is Wrong?

Jul 8, 2012

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.

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Motorola Motoactv :: Inaccurate Distance Recorded, How Can This Be Prevented

Dec 26, 2011

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]

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Motorola Motoactv :: Can Track Club Distance Averages

May 1, 2012

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.

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Motorola Motoactv :: Get The Distance In Meter Instead Of Yard In The Golf App?

Jun 22, 2012

Is it possible to get the distance in meter instead of yard in the golf app?

If not could it be included in the next update?

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Motorola Motoactv :: Pace/distance Measurement When GPS Signal Lost

Mar 31, 2012

On a run today I went down a spiral ramp under a bridge and lost my gps signal several times. I was wearing a footpod. I noticed my pace measurement slowed down from a 6 min mile to about 18 min/mi.

1st question...since I had a paired footpod shouldn't it have taken over to make the pace measurement more accurate in situations exactly like this?

2nd question... assuming the footpod was taking over, how accurate is it since there seems to be no way to calibrate the actual footpod. Is the data from the footpod constantly being taken into account and then integrated back into my final workout stats?

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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.

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Motorola Motoactv :: Show Opponent Data In Distance And Time Target?

May 28, 2012

When I set a target of type "distance & time" (e.g 5 km in 25 minutes), I can not see my progress against my virtual opponent, that is, I can not see how far or how fast I am doing against that target. Just appears my data, and none from the opponent. I already have the opponent screen enabled. When I compete against a previously saved workout, it works fine.

can I see my progress against the opponent when I set a "distance & time" target, or it only works when I compete against previously saved workouts?

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Motorola Motoactv :: Device Stoped Counting Calories/Distance During Workout

Mar 21, 2012

I had a great workout this morning, but when I was done, the calorie count was at 111. I worked out for 50 minutes and was expecting this to be at least 600.

When I uploaded the data, the calorie count stopped at about 10 minutes into the workout and the distance also stopped incrementing. I had heart rate information, but it was much lower than what I expected (I was working out much harder than the heart rate information shows.).

The image shows the results of the data. what could have caused this malfunction of the device?

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Motorola Motoactv :: Edit Or Manually Input Distance On Stationary Bike Workouts

Nov 1, 2012

Looking to edit or manually input distance on stationary bike workouts. Similar to editing calories or distance on eliptical workouts.

Second, there should be a stationary bike spinning option for spin classes versus riding a stationary bike.

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Motorola Motoactv :: Distance No Longer Displays In Recent Workouts/Table View?

Jun 29, 2012

Distance no longer displays in Recent Workouts/Table view.

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Motorola Motoactv :: Have A Bike Sensor For Cycling?

May 6, 2012

I've just tried to do a cycling fitness test in a gym on a standard gym bike bike (lifecycle fitness) but it wouldn't let me start with just a HRM , it gave me a message saying I had to have a Bike Sensor. So is there no way to do a fitness test on a bike without having to spend more money? I do have a road bike, but I'd like the option to do this in a gym without shelling out more.i can see theres "stationary bike" profile, but this doesn't have the option for a fitness test.(BTW - I also tried a quick start indoors cycling workout and got the same message (connect a bike sensor to start an indoor ride)

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Motorola Motoactv :: Cannot Monitor Cadence Or Speed

Dec 22, 2011

I just got my MOTOACTV and I love it.. I ride a stationary bike both at the gym and at home and I have yet to purchase the bike sensor.. while I understand I cannot monitor cadence or speed, I am trying to monitor my HR. I selected eliptical trainer for a ride just so that my HR would show up.. is there any way to simply monito your HR?

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Motorola Motoactv :: ANT+ HR Sensor Stopped Transmitting Data

Apr 7, 2012

I have been using my MA with ANT+ HR Monitor sensor nearly every day since I got this as a Christmas present for a several hours.I noticed at the end of about 3 months that the HR Sensor was flacky, so I replaced the 2032 3 volt battery in the sensor.This seemed to fix the problem.The device worked well for a few more weeks and than I was having similar problems, so I replaced the battery a 2nd time.Yesterday, I was able to use the HR Sensor for my morning workout, but the sensor was no longer transmitting when I went for a 5 mile walk.i replaced the battery again and repaired the sensor with the device.It seemed to connect fine, but there is not any live data being displayed from the HR sensor.I have tried repairing the sensor and it will pair, but their is no data being recieved by the MA device.Has anyone else had problems like this with their ANT+ HR Sensor?

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Motorola Motoactv :: Bike Sensor Not Recording Power/watts?

Sep 2, 2012

Am I missing something here? Should the MotoACTV bike speed/cadence sensor be tracking power/watts itself of is there another accessory that I need to get? It's recording all other info without difficulty. I've only used it about 3 times but always get a 0/0 when it comes to the power/watts reading.

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Motorola Motoactv :: Cycle Workouts Are Showing Less Miles/speed

Apr 3, 2012

I purchased a new bike, and changed the setting default profile for cycle to MTB2, and I changed the tire size 29 after I noted the problem after the first run that the ACTV was set to the default cycle, (I guess) but since I started riding this bike the milage and mph have been off, the first ride was showing I think it was 22 miles, it was on 1 apr 2012, you can check my workouts, but we really rode about 27 miles. Today I rode exactly 22 miles and it was showing a little over 20 miles?

I hope I've missed something in the settings, I can't use this if its not accurate, plus I used it for 1 hour and 45 minutes today and the battery was almost at 0%? This is a problem considering that I will be doing 100 miles rides, which can take several hours.

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Motorola Motoactv :: Speed Spikes And Dips From CSV/TCX File Created?

Apr 15, 2012

I just got this last week in the hopes of replacing my ageing Garmins (Edge 705 for the bike and Forerunner 405 for runs) and have just put in 2 short rides over the weekend. I manage a couple of online training sites (don't ask me why) including the awesome Sportracks and these typically can either import .CSV or .TCX files.So I got the CSV exported from the MotoACTV website and basically imported it wholesale into Sportracks. Also I used an online tool to convert the CSV to TCX where I upload to Garminconnect and Strava (online). What I observed is that the speed shows 'spikes and dips' I guess overall the average speed will be the same over distance and I've checked this to be true but what with the 'spikes and dips'? This has basically sent the power estimation algorithm in Strava and Sportracks to overestimate the power due the the sudden deceleration 'dips' and sudden acceleration 'recovery from dips'. I don't see the same issue on the speed curve on the motoactv site itself.

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Motorola Motoactv :: Running Indoors Not Calcuating Speed Correctly?

Mar 31, 2012

When exercising on the treadmill at the gym, I have tried the "Walking/Indoors" program. At first I calibrated it at 3.0 mph (I actually run at 4.5mph). The pedometer seemed to be right on track, but the speed was just all over the place. So I read discussions in the forum that said it should be calibrated at the actual mph at which you walk/run. So I recalibrated today at 4.5 mph, and still the speed was jumping everywhere but the correct number.Full disclosure: My excercise routine is a power-walk (all that's left for me to do due to a spinal condition). I wear the ACTV on my wrist because I like to keep checking the stats. Even if I hold my arm still in front of me, the speed keeps oscillating.

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Motorola Motoactv :: Cycling Workout - Lap / Interval Speed Does Not Correlate

May 14, 2012

I have noticed that the average speed reported per lap/interval does not correlate with the graph. For example, I did an interval workout on my bike recently. As you can see from the image below, my average speed for interval 5 was 32.99 km/hr. I know this to be correct, because I was trying to keep my fast intervals at +30 km/hr, and could see this on my watch during the workout. However, as you can see, the graph seems to be displaying an average speed of around 13 km/hr, and shows that my speed never went about 20 km/hr.

This problem is happening for me on all of my cycling workouts, whether or not I have a scheduled interval routine or just autolap for 1km. For some of the intervals (maybe 5-10 %), the graph seems to be consistent with the average speed for the interval, but for the majority of intervals it is all messed up. I'm using the 8GB version with the latest software update. My .csv for the workout is also attached.

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Motorola Motoactv :: Want To Speed Up/sloww Down The Music Selection Without Stopping To Advance The Music?

Feb 16, 2012

Is there a way that the music on/off button could be used to advance to the next song (in a future update of course)? I run to the music beat and sometimes want to speed up/sloww down the music selection without stopping to advance the music. Just a thought

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Motorola Xoom :: Minimum Distance Focus Point For It's Camera?

Oct 10, 2011

I attempted to take a photo of a label on a jar with my Xoom and it was unuseably blurred.

What is the minimum distance focus point for the Xoom's camera?

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