Our Android applications have been officially certified by the ANT Alliance. The certification process makes sure the applications conform to the standard and therefore they are able to communicate with the many accessories in the ANT+™ ecosystem. The certification guarantees that if you use our applications you can safely and accurately have your ANT+ accessories working.
Another milestone for Selfloops!
You can find our apps in the thisisant website product directory listing together with the accessories and sensors that are compatible with:
The Selfloops Group Fitness application allows real-time group monitoring of heart rate sensors and cardio training . The information appears in the smartphone/tablet display, but it can be projected in a external larger screen if the device has a video output port (e.g. a HDMI port as some Android tablets)
The scope of the app is to make people aware of their fitness performance and to train more effectively when real-time intensity feedback is given. Furthermore, with this app coaches can monitor their class and train people according to their fitness intensity zones.
The number of contemporaneous heart rate sensors supported theoretically could go up to 50 as this is the limit of the ANT+™ standard (the position and the processing power of the receiver may negatively affect this number).
The ANT+ standard is used by Garmin and many others. Therefore, to use the application, your smart phone or tablet must support ANT+. If your smartphone does not natively support ANT+, you can add external accessories to enable it, e.g. our ANT+ accessory (for Android 2.3.4 and higher) or the Garmin USB ANT stick with a USB OTG cable (for Android 3.0 and higher).
HOW IT WORKS
At the start of the session the application will gather data from sensors in proximity.
If the user is registered, a square will pop-up with her name, otherwise she will appear as an anonymous user. You can edit the anonymous user and register her for a future automatic identification. You can also manually register users, if you know the heart rate monitor device number.
Only users with heart rate monitors in proximity will be shown during a session.
In Android devices that natively support ANT+ you have to DISABLE the WiFi for this application to work. The two radio protocols share the same antenna in these devices and ANT+ cannot work continuously.
Selfloops is featured in a cycling book written by coaches of the Italian Cycling Federation and cycling pro teams. The book is “Obiettivi, tipologie e mezzi di allenamento nel ciclismo moderno”, main author Prof. Fabrizio Tacchino, Calzetti & Mariucci editori.
The chapter where we appear is about performance analysis tools and innovation and this is what we do at Selfloops.
We have refreshed the look of our website and it looks much more cooler. But we have not just worked on the external design. We have added a lot of new features to our performance management platform.
A dashboard that summarizes your activities, by week, year and to date. It is important you set your target and visualize how you are progressing toward those targets.
A performance analysis tab that shows your overall activity with stats and graphs
A health status section, because performance management is much more than just training.
A detailed bike power analysis tab with statistics and your critical power graph, showing your best performance and max reached during current and your past trainings.
A team management framework to provide valuable feedback to your athletes, monitor their activities and performance. And a reporting tool, to keep your management team always aligned and updated with the current season and trainings.