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Kite tracking app

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Created by Aconra 5 months ago, 28 Apr 2019
Aconra
14 posts
28 Apr 2019 4:57PM
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Hey all

I'm working on a tracking app for surf sports (surfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing, and SUP). The main idea is that you will be able to track your surf sessions with your smartwatch and sync them to your phone.

Poida
WA, 1772 posts
29 Apr 2019 9:56AM
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hope you can come up with a decent app for kitesurf. I use a garmin and currently use the running or walking app, just to show time, speed and a map to look at afterwards.

The touchscreen on the garmin vivoactive 3 HR watch is terrible while surfing and the splash of water onto the screen seems to change the screens randomly. So I don't use it for surfing at all.

Weta
WA, 832 posts
29 Apr 2019 2:14PM
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I use the JMG Wind-Kitesurfing app on my garmin quatix and find it good.

www.jeanmichelgruber.com/applications-garmin-garmin-apps/jmg-app-wind-kite-surfing/english/

Aconra
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29 Apr 2019 4:00PM
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Weta said..
I use the JMG Wind-Kitesurfing app on my garmin quatix and find it good.

www.jeanmichelgruber.com/applications-garmin-garmin-apps/jmg-app-wind-kite-surfing/english/


Looks quite interesting. Thanks for sharing!

KiteAddicted
26 posts
5 May 2019 3:03AM
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I have an older Garmin forerunner and use the connect app. I really like the mapping view.

Gorgo
VIC, 4271 posts
5 May 2019 1:14PM
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I use a Garmin Fenix 3 and use the standard recording functions. I made a custom app called kiteboarding and view the data in the Connect web page.

There's one thing I would really like in an app. The ability for the app to automatically create laps based on turning around, or crashing and restarting. That would work by a change of direction of a certain number of degrees and continuing for a distance, or simply a stop or slow down to a threshold speed followed by a start.

The other thing that would be nice is some way of determining maximum speed. I am thinking that would be the maximum average speed within a lap over a number of seconds. Currently I can get maximum speed (which is usually BS) and average and moving average. I don't have a lot of faith in any of these.

Aconra
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6 May 2019 6:34PM
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Gorgo said..
I use a Garmin Fenix 3 and use the standard recording functions. I made a custom app called kiteboarding and view the data in the Connect web page.

There's one thing I would really like in an app. The ability for the app to automatically create laps based on turning around, or crashing and restarting. That would work by a change of direction of a certain number of degrees and continuing for a distance, or simply a stop or slow down to a threshold speed followed by a start.

The other thing that would be nice is some way of determining maximum speed. I am thinking that would be the maximum average speed within a lap over a number of seconds. Currently I can get maximum speed (which is usually BS) and average and moving average. I don't have a lot of faith in any of these.


Thanks for your feedback Gorgo!

The ability to track the number of tacks is something i have already planned.

To avoid unreliable max speeds, it will be measured as the fastest 2 second speed.

gcdave
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7 May 2019 3:36AM
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Poida said..
hope you can come up with a decent app for kitesurf. I use a garmin and currently use the running or walking app, just to show time, speed and a map to look at afterwards.

The touchscreen on the garmin vivoactive 3 HR watch is terrible while surfing and the splash of water onto the screen seems to change the screens randomly. So I don't use it for surfing at all.


Change ya settings to lock the screen during recorded activities

Saffer
VIC, 4445 posts
8 May 2019 7:50AM
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I use sessions on the Apple watch. Tracks the session including jumps, hangtime etc

Noahoscar986
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8 May 2019 3:32PM
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This app sounds interesting. I am using Mobvoi TicWatch E2, I purchased it last week from www.reecoupons.com/view/shopworn, please whenever your app will launch let all of us know because t will help all of us.

Aconra
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11 May 2019 4:43PM
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Noahoscar986 said..
This app sounds interesting. I am using Mobvoi TicWatch E2, I purchased it last week from www.reecoupons.com/view/shopworn, please whenever your app will launch let all of us know because t will help all of us.


I'll make sure to create a post when the beta is ready

cauncy
WA, 7542 posts
11 May 2019 7:36PM
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Kite tracking app
surely designed by a woman



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