Getting Started


Welcome to your Apex Athlete Series pod, the device that will help you get the most from your practice sessions and games! Before getting started please take a moment to review our T&Cs by following the link below:


Your Athlete Series box includes:


What is in this document?

This User Manual will help you get the most out of your Apex Pod whilst assisting with registering your device, setting up your account and, most importantly, showing you how to start to


Setting up your Athlete Series Pod & App

Step 1


To charge your Apex Pod, use the USB cable provided to connect to a power source. When your pod is charging it will display a RED light. When fully charged, the light will turn GREEN. The pod has a battery life of 7-8 hours and will take approximately 30 minutes to charge fully.

Step 2

Register with TestFairy prior to downloading the app. Download the Athlete Series app via the link provided. If you have any issues, please contact athleteseries@statsports.com

Step 3


Open the app and create a new profile. You can select which sport you play and fill in all your personal characteristics, but all of these can be changed later in the ‘Edit Profile’ section.

Recording Your Session

Our Apex Athlete Series Pod gives you two options when it comes to recording a session:

1. You can track your data LIVE and get real-time feedback to your app.


2. You can simply track your session and look at the figures afterwards following the Bluetooth sync.


Step 1.1


Five minutes prior to your session, turn on your pod outside by holding the power button for one second. This will allow the pod to connect to a secure GPS signal. Also turn on Bluetooth on your phone to allow it to locate devices.

When you first turn on your pod, a green and red light will flash intermittently until a GPS lock is acquired.



Once acquired, a single green light will flash. This means you’re ready to start collecting data.
Pop your pod in your vest and you’re good to go!


Step 1.2


Open your Athlete Series app and from the menu on the left, select CONFIGURE DEVICE. The name of your pod should appear in this menu i.e. David’s Pod. Press the blue CONNECT button. This will turn black to show that the pod is connected. (If your pod is not showing on this page, hit the refresh icon in the top right hand corner or check your Bluetooth connectivity on your phone).


To capture your data live, return to the home screen and select the + option along the bottom of the screen. This will bring you to the Session Start screen where you can press the START button on the top of the screen to start tracking your data live!


These 6 tiles will update every second and give you instant feedback on your practice or game. Simply slide to the right to get more in-depth analysis and a more detailed metric breakdown.

(Note: If you selected ‘Other’ for your sport of choice when setting up your profile,
you will see a slightly different screen here which will allow you to see your live location plotted on a map.)

Step 2.1


Once your phone is receiving data, simply place the pod into your Apex vest and you are ready to start collecting your data.


Syncing your session

If you choose not to track your data live, you can sync all of your data after your session. Simply turn your pod on and again make sure that you have the Bluetooth on your smart phone switched on.


From the side menu, select CONFIGURE DEVICE and connect to your pod by following the on-screen instructions. Then click SYNC SESSION.



The app will scan your pod for the latest sessions available to download to your phone.

Step 2


Once your phone scans your pod you will see a list of sessions available to download.
Choose which session(s) you wish to download and press SYNC SESSION.

Once the sessions have been downloaded and the sync is complete,
select Workouts (screenshot) from the side bar to view and edit your data.


Press on the three dots (insert image) to edit the duration and
start and end time of your session as well as further details like session name.

Analysing Your Data

Your session has been downloaded and you can now start to see what you have been up to! The recap page is where you will analyse your session. See the glossary of terms at the end of this manual for definitions of metrics.


Total Distance – Total distance covered by the athlete during the session. Units can be configured in preferences to metres, kilometres, yards or miles


Metres per Min – Total distance covered divided by the total time of the session, e.g. 1000 meters in a 10-minute session would equal 100 metres per min


Current Speed – Speed the athlete is currently running at in m/s, km/h or mph


Max Speed – Maximum speed the athlete reached during the session in m/s, km/h or mph


Sprint Distance – Total distance covered at a speed of 5.5 metres per second or above. To register as sprint distance, the speed must be maintained for a minimum duration of 1 second. This sprint threshold is configurable in the individual profile


Number of Sprints – Total number of sprints performed by the athlete. Sprints are calculated in the same way as sprint distance but register as a count of sprints rather than a distance


HSR (High Speed Running) – Total distance covered at a speed of 5.5 metres per second or above. To register as sprint distance, the speed must be maintained for a minimum duration of 1 second


HMLD (High Metabolic Load Distance) – Total distance covered at a speed greater than 5.5 metres per second OR while accelerating or decelerating at a magnitude or 2m/s² or above. HMLD is a measure of the total volume of high intensity activity

Step Balance – This is a measure of the balance of the force exerted between your left and right side while running. It is displayed as a left-right ratio on your app


Accelerations – Number of accelerations performed in a session or game. An acceleration is defined as a change in speed with a magnitude of 3 m/s² or above and must be maintained for at least half a second


Decelerations– Number of decelerations performed in a session or game. A deceleration is defined as a change in speed with a magnitude of 3 m/s² or above and must be maintained for at least half a second


DSL (Dynamic Stress Load) – Dynamic Stress Load is a measure of accumulated load. It is calculated as the sum of the G-forces experienced by the athlete throughout the session. DSL is a measure unique to each athlete and should be compared from one session to another rather than against other athletes


Current Heart Rate – Current heart rate of an athlete in beats per minute


Maximum Heart Rate – Maximum heart rate reached by the athlete during the session in beats per minute


Average Heart rate – Average heart rate of the athlete during the session in beats per minute


Time in Red Zone – Total time spent above 85% of max heart rate


Average Calories – Average number of calories burned during the session in kcal