The Firstbeat Sports: Coach app (previously: Live app) is an iPad/iPhone application developed for training load monitoring and data collection for coaches. With Firstbeat Sports: Coach app you can pair Firstbeat Sports Sensors with athlete profiles, monitor athlete training load metrics in real time, conduct Quick Recovery Tests and download data from Sensors after training sessions.
Before starting to use the Firstbeat Sports: Coach app, you must have your team and athlete profiles created in the Firstbeat Sports Cloud.
|Athletes have their own app. Once the athletes have their own profiles in the Firstbeat Sports Cloud, they can download the Firstbeat Sports: Athlete app to their Android or iOS phones, and use the app to monitor training load and do quick recovery tests on their own.|
Follow these steps to get started:
- Download from the App Store
- Log in to the Firstbeat Sports: Coach app
- Prepare Sensors for athletes
- Live view
Download from the App Store
Log in to the Firstbeat Sports: Coach app
Log in to the Firstbeat Sports: Coach app with your Firstbeat Sports coach credentials. The same credentials are used for logging into the app (mobile/iPad) and Sports Cloud (web/browser).
|Note: The Firstbeat Sports: Coach app can be used offline after the first login. However, not all features are accessible offline. You can use the Coach app without an internet connection to pair Sensors with athletes, see the Live view and to download training data from Sensors. Connect to the internet to sync data from the Coach app to Firstbeat Sports Cloud web service.|
Open the Prepare Sensors screen by selecting the cogwheel option in the left side menu. The Prepare Sensors screen lists the active Sensors.
If you can't see Sensor(s) on the screen activate the Sensor you want to pair by pressing the Sensor pins. LED will start flashing when the sensor wakes up.
Open the Pairing Menu by pressing the Person button found on the right side of the Sensor’s row. Each Sensor has its own individual row.
Select the athlete you want to pair with that Sensor.
TIP Write the athlete’s name or number on the Sensor casing so that they can easily identify their Sensor.
Firstbeat Sports Tutorial: Pairing the Firstbeat Sports Sensor with Athlete’s Profile
From the Prepare Sensors screen, you can continue to Live view.
With the Live view you can follow athlete training loads in real time. The Sensors calculate training load metrics internally, so when the iPad/iPhone receives the data from the Sensors it is always up to date. Stopping and finishing the Live view doesn't affect Sensor calculations. The Sensor is recording until the athlete removes the Sensor.
- Select and change which variables are visible on an athlete’s Live tile using the bottom left menu.
- The time shown at the bottom of the athletes’ Live tiles shows how long the Sensors have been recording.
- Add and hide athletes shown in Live view using bottom left menu.
- The time at the bottom of Live view shows how long you have been using it during the training session.
Tip: Create logins for other coaches so they can also access Live view on their own iPads in the same training session.
Please note that the maximum Live view range varies from 30m to 200m. Multiple factors can affect this. To maximize range:
- Check that athletes don’t have heavy clothing covering the Sensor.
- There are no large physical objects between the Sensor and the device you use for monitoring (iPad/iPhone).
- Keep the device above waist height.
Do not cover the highlighted area with your hand during monitoring (see the picture below). This is where the Bluetooth signal is received and covering it may reduce connectivity with the Sensors.