Next Generation App Tutorial
Use the PowerPoint or PDF version of the tutorial to help you get familiar with the new iOS iPad App
You can also register here for a free GymAware NextGen App training delivered via Skype: Register now
Find out about GymAware PowerTool, validity, calibration, sample rates and methods, angle measurement and more. Click Here.
GymAware Tips and Tutorials
Read these articles to see how the PowerTool can be used to get the most out of your athletes.
- Measuring Jumps
- How to set up Audio Feedback (iPhone/iTouch)
- Big Screen TV (AirPlay)
- Measuring Angle of Lift
- Difference between a High Peak Velocity score and High Peak Power?
- Can you measure power in Power Cleans and Olympic lifts?
- How to change the timeout for Bluetooth Connections
- Data Collection
- Test Subjects
GymAware PowerTool - Battery
Flat Battery Symptoms
When a unit is not used for an extended period the battery will slowly be depleted to the point that it will not be able to start the PowerTool.
When a charger is then connected, the yellow charge LED will illuminate to indicate that charging has begun.
At this point the PowerTool will show it is starting by flashing the red and green LEDs once, illuminating the yellow LED next to them and by beeping once.
If the battery voltage is too low, the PowerTool will then turn off. However, during charging, the voltage will rise again and the PowerTool will turn back on. To the user this will appear as the erratic behaviour of beeping repeatedly while the yellow LED is on and the red and green LED's flash. This is not a fault. The charger should remain connected until the PowerTool turns on and remains on, in which case the erratic behaviour will cease. This should only take a few minutes.
If the battery was so severely depleted that it has switched itself off internally, the charger in the latest PowerTools is capable of turning the battery back on, but it may take up to 43 minutes to do so. If after that time the charge LED has turned off and the PowerTool hasn't started, disconnect the charger and reconnect to make a second attempt. If it has not been able to turn on the battery after the second attempt, the battery will need to be replaced.
If the PowerTool is to be put aside for an extended period, it should be put on charge for 30 minutes every six months to alleviate this annoying behaviour.
Bluetooth Connection GuideHow to pair with your iOS device
You need to do this firstConnecting after pairing
How to connect during day to day useConnection Troubleshooting
What to do when you are having trouble connectingReset your PowerTool
If it locks up or you accidentally connect to the wrong deviceReboot your iOS device
If you cant see your PowerTool in the Bluetooth SettingsHow to forget your PowerTool bluetooth device
If you cant connect in a the normal way you may need to 'forget' it firstHow to update the firmware on your PowerTool
PowerTool 5 Specifications - Detailed accuracy and technical specifications
Angle of lift - How it works
Reliability and validity - Research study
Check out which PowerTool you have
PowerTool Quick Start Guide - The quick start and trouble shooting card supplied with your PowerTool can be downloaded for reprinting here.
Maintenance and Service Videos
If you are using GymAware to test large groups of athletes you can increase this time out so that the PowerTool stays connected to your iOS device in between athletes.
Sometimes you may need or want to reset your PowerTool. For example, the device becomes unresponsive with the LEDs on, OR you have accidently auto-connected to the wrong iOS device and want a quick disconnect.
Use this bracket to machine mount or roof mount your PowerTool in a permanent location.
Note you need metric M4 screws for this – they are supplied with the bracket.
When your velcro strap wears out, follow these simple instructions to replace it.
How to replace the rechargeable battery in your PowerTool. Note. Use only PCM protected LiPo batteries suppled by Kinetic or your Kinetic distributor. Incorrect batteries may explode.
If your tether becomes too slack and fails to return to the unit, follow these instructions to re-tension the tether.
Repairs and Returns
Please fill in the below repair form and then send your PowerTool to:
- Unit 8 26-28 Winchcombe Court
- Mitchell 2911
There is no need to include the hard box; just wrap the PowerTool well with bubble wrap.