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The sensor has a rechargeable lithium polymer battery. It is not removable or replaceable. Follow these simple steps to charge your sensor:
CONNECT VIA USB
Connect your sensor to your computer using the USB cable. You do not need to have FWD Sportscard installed; simply plug your sensor in and it will start charging.
Plug the sensor into your computer or into the charger for your mobile device. Charge the sensor until the yellow indicator light turns green. The green light indicates that charging the battery is completed. When the sensor battery is completely empty, there is a delay of 30-60 minutes to activate the yellow light when charging. If the yellow light is still not turning on it is possible that your Powershot is defective. Then please contact technical support for assistance.
The initial charge takes about four hours. Your fully charged sensor will record around eight hours of active workout time.
We recommend you charge your sensor using the USB cable connected to your computer. However, it will work with a standard USB wall charger.
BATTERY LOW WARNING
When the battery is low, the LED indicator will rapidly flash three times.
Do not overcharge your sensor. Stop charging after about four hours.
Follow these simple testing steps.
The most common reason for an unresponsive sensor is a fully depleted battery. Please follow the instructions for charging the sensor.
The FWD USB charger could be faulty and might not charge the battery adequately. During charging is that the yellow light is on?
When the sensor battery is completely empty, there is a delay of 30-60 minutes to activate the yellow light when charging.
If yes, make sure the sensor is fully charged before trying to turn it on again.
If not, try using another USB port on your computer or another AC to USB charging device.
If the red light is still not lighting up, verify that the USB port you are using is functional by trying to power another USB device like your smartphone or MP3 player.
If the other device is powered by the USB port but the FWD USB charger is not, then the FWD USB charger must be replaced.
If your sensor is recharging but is still not turning on, please contact technical support for assistance. You sensor may have to be repaired or replaced.
To check your Bluetooth connection, tap the “Settings” icon on your iOS or Android device. Select “Bluetooth.” Activate Bluetooth to ensure that your FWD Powershottm will be discoverable.
Below is the up-to-date list of mobile devices that are compatible with the FWD Powershottm and Bluetooth Smart Ready.
Android devices equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 technology and Android 4.3 operating system and more
For senior sticks, we recommend taping over the lower orange ring to maximize the stability of the sensor inside the stick.
The sensor is compatible with junior, intermadiate and senior hollow composite sticks.
Follow these simple steps to install your sensor:
PREPARING THE STICK
If your stick has been used, remove the tape knob, and then remove the plastic end cap. Make sure the opening is clean and clear of any obstructions.
INSTALLING THE SENSOR
Insert the sensor into the stick. For senior sticks, we recommend taping over the lower orange ring to maximize the stability of the sensor inside the stick.
FINISHING THE KNOB
When taping the knob on your stick, make sure you cover the end of the sensor to ensure that it is firmly secured inside the stick.
To pair your sensor with your device, simply follow these steps:
The LED indicator on your stick should now flash green. Green flashing indicates that your sensor is paired with your device.
The Powershot works in both cases: with and without the connection to a mobile device. The Powershot has an internal memory capable of storing up to 5000 shots when there is no connection with a mobile device. When the Powershot is connected with a mobile device, the effective range will vary depending on your hockey stick, and can reach up to 10m.
Yes, you will need an FWD Sportscardtm account to pair your sensor. To download the app, refer to the “App” section.
When the LED indicator on your sensor flashes yellow, this means it’s functioning and saving your data. To check your data, you need to pair your sensor to your device. If it is already paired, simply move within range of the Bluetooth connection.
Internet connection is not required to use the Powershot or to view your performance data. An Internet connection is required to download and configure the application, and to save your hockey events.
Ensure that your device is Bluetooth Smart compatible and that Bluetooth is turned on. Make sure your sensor is turned on. Once you have verified this, follow the steps listed in the “How do I pair my sensor?” section.
If you have mistakenly paired your device to another sensor or if you have more than one sensor that you want to use with the same Sportscardtm profile, simply cancel the pairing in the “Sensor” menu on the “Settings” page and pair it with the correct sensor.
When you turn on the sensor, the light is yellow for two seconds.
When the sensor is working but not connected, the light flashes yellow.
When the sensor is working and connected, the light flashes green.
When the battery is low, the light flashes three times.
When the sensor has an internal problem, the light flashes green-yellow for four seconds.
The FWD Powershottm sensor and your mobile device use Bluetooth 4.0 technology with a range of 10 metres.
When you launch the FWD Sportscardtm app, you will need to create an account in order to complete the installation of your FWD Powershottm. You can sign in using Facebook or with your email address. Follow the steps on the screen. If you encounter any problems, please refer to the video in the “I’m having issues using the FWD Sportscardtm app” section.
Follow the steps below to download the application from Google Play:
If you have trouble locating or downloading the application, visit Google Support at support.google.com
Follow the steps below to download the application from the App Store:
If you have trouble locating or downloading the application, visit Apple Support at www.apple.com.
In order to efficiently use the Powershot, it is important to accurately complete your player profile in the Sportscard App. The Score calculation and performance assessment (Red, Yellow and Green zones) are both based on the information contained in the player profile.
Yes, the Sportscard App provides detailed charts and statistics that allow you to keep track of your progress over time.
Yes, once an event is recorded the results can be shared among your followers. They can also be shared on other social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.
Yes, the Powershot provides data and recommendations, as well as animated demonstrations, to improve your shooting techniques.
Watch this video to make sure you are using the application correctly. Link to the video
The Powershot calculates the speed of the stick, the flex gain, the weight transfer, the backswing angle, the motion duration, the rotation speed and the average speed of the puck.
The "Score" is a unique value that quantifies the overall quality of your shot. The "Score" is based on your motion data and allows you to quickly assess good and bad shots.
In order for the Product to be repaired or replaced under the Limited Warranty, it must be returned prior to the end of the designated Warranty Period. If that is the case, please follow these steps:
Note that the issuance of an RA number by Quattriuum Inc. is not binding. The Product will be analyzed upon receipt to confirm that the Limited Warranty applies. Quattriuum reserves the right to refuse any warranty claim that it considers abusive or invalid. In that case, the product will be returned at the customer’s request and expense.