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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 Privacy Policy & T&Cs by following the link below:

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YOUR ATHLETE SERIES BOX INCLUDES:

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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

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SETTING UP YOUR ATHLETE SERIES POD & APP

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Step 1.1

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 up 9 hours and will take less than an hour to fully charge.

Step 1.2

Search for ‘Apex Athlete Series’ on the App Store & Play Store to download the app.

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Step 1.3

Open the app and follow the on-screen steps to create a new profile. You can select which sport you play and fill in all your personal characteristics at this stage.

Step 1.4

During the set-up, you will be prompted to pair to your Apex pod. Make sure that Bluetooth is enabled on your phone.

RECORDING A 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.

OR

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

Step 2.1

Prior to your session starting, turn your pod on outside by pressing the power button for one second. This will allow the pod to connect to a secure GPS signal. We recommend you do this at least 2-3 minutes before your session starting.

Step 2.2

When you first turn on your pod, the LED screen will display your name followed by the words ‘NO GPS’. This means that your pod is searching for a stable GPS signal.

Once this stable signal is acquired, the Apex pod will beep 3 times and the word ‘TRACKING’ will be displayed on the LED screen. This means you’re ready to start collecting data.

Live Tracking

Step 2.3

Open your Athlete Series app and from the home screen select the + icon at the bottom of the page.

This will bring you to the Session Start screen where you can press the PLAY button to start tracking your data live!

These 6 tiles will update every second and give you instant feedback during your practice or game.

(Note: If you selected ‘Running’ 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 2.4

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 your data after your session.

Step 3.1

Turn your pod on and make sure Bluetooth is enabled on your phone. Open your Athlete Series app and select ‘Sync Data’ from the widgets on the home screen.

Step 3.2

You will be shown a list of the sessions that you wish to sync. Select ‘SYNC Session’ and your session will be transferred from your pod to your phone.

Step 3.3

During the last step of the session sync, you will be given the opportunity to tag your session with the relevant sport & name. You will also be prompted to set your Pitch Coordinates at this stage too.

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ANALYSING YOUR DATA

Recap

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.

Analysis

The Analysis tab allows you to see a 5 minute breakdown of two metrics throughout the duration of your session. Use this tool to see if you dropped the pace or finished string over the course of your session!

Mapping

See exactly where you have been on the field with our mapping features. Heatmaps allow you to see your activity based on time spent in certain areas of the field. Each of the maps are dynamic and can be pressed to reveal further info.

One click shows you a percentage breakdown of your practice or match, whilst a further click on the map shows you the location and direction of your sprints. (Hint: your sprint entry speed can be configured from the side menu under ‘Configure Apex’ – make sure your pod is paired and powered on during this process.

Glossary

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