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BOWdometer App Software


BOWdometer Firmware


BOWdometer App Software

App SW 2.1.0

AUTO RECONNECT When you lose connection with your BOWdometer, it will reconnect automatically in most conditions. You still need to pair it at the start when you launch the app but it should cover mid-session disconnects. SHOT ANGLES You can see you shot angles (pitch, yaw, roll) in the shot details slider in current and previous sessions. For current, active sessions it may take a bit of time to show up because it needs to get computed after the shot. Slight updates to the shot goal slider and a couple small bug fixes.

App SW 2.0.0

Brand new app experience! Check out our App page for more details. ONBOARDING

  • User Login / Forgot Password steps
  • Create Account / New User Registration
  • Selecting Weekly Shot Goals
  • Instructions for Pairing Setup
  • BOWdometer Pairing
  • Instructions for Bow Setup
This sequence of screens only shows up the first time you open the app. If you want to go back and see it again anytime, you can go to Settings (gear on top right corner of dashboard) > Log Out WEEKLY SHOT GOALS
  • Set once during onboarding
  • Can modify in Settings (gear on top right corner of dashboard)
  • Can modify in Menu > View Profile > Reset Shot Goals
  • Refreshes every Monday morning at 12:00 am
SESSION MODES For each new session on the app, you can choose between 2 different session modes as long as you have BOWdometer FW 2.0 or higher loaded on your BOWdometer (see instructions here) You can only switch between modes in the app (not on the BOWdometer itself) When you create a new session on the BOWdometer, it will also be in the same session mode as the last session CLASSIC MODE Take shots and see your feedback in a "free play" mode. Great for working on form changes, evaluating new accessories or tuning your gear. Shooting in Classic mode won't affect your Xi Level. In Classic Mode, your Xi will be any number between 0 and 100. It will not be centered around '50' the way it is in Level Mode. This means there is no "right number" - it will be unique to everyone and their personal equipment. For people who were on the BOWdometer Product Beta, Classic Mode is what you tested during that Beta Classic Mode Xi shows more decimal places than Level Mode so you can see more detail for similar shots LEVEL MODE (same as what you're used to from previous versions) This is how your BOWdometer has worked for all sessions in the original app. Use this to monitor your practice and work on getting to a higher Xi Level. When you level up, the sensitivity increases to really challenge yourself to hone in on your skills! SESSION GOALS AND NOTES Creating a new session on the app now lets you set shot goals for the session, use the slider to set your session goal and then track progress towards it while you shoot You can type notes about the session when starting that are stored so you can review them later Session notes can be updated at the end of the session on the session summary screen PAUSE AND CONTINUE SESSION
During an active session, you can pause your session in the app. This allows you to go back to the dashboard or move around in the app. The "Continue Session" button will only show up if you pause through the app and don't force quit the app. If you start a session without the app connected, it will put your session into the Previous Session screen and keep it updated, but it will not let you open the Active Session screen. We'll add that in sometime later. END SESSION In the original app, there was no way to end a session. Here, we have a button to end a session. It's important to note that if you keep shooting on your BOWdometer without starting a new session, those shots will get added to the "Previous Session" once you've ended on the app. This may feel confusing but we have plans to clean it up later! VIEW YOUR SHOT DATA
  • See all your shots in your app after you connect and sync
  • View details for "offline shots", which are shots taken when not connected to the app
  • View previous session details and progress towards goals when your BOWdometer isn't connected
  • You can see your Profile through Menu - View Profile
  • Change Avatar
  • Set/Change Username (will be used for easy finding of friends when Leaderboards are added)
  • Change Display Name
  • Change Email Address
  • Change Password
  • Change Weekly Shot Goal
  • Search and Add Friends via display name or username (username requires exact match)
  • View/Accept Pending Friend Requests (decline feature not yet available)
  • View Friends (deleting friends not yet available)
  • Weekly Leaderboard with friends, resets Monday at 12 noon
All your shot information is stored in the cloud so you can switch phones and recover all your information easily. It's secured and tied to your user account. RESTORE YOUR BOWDOMETER
If your BOWdometer gets corrupted during updates, you can now restore the latest snapshot of your BOWdometer data from the cloud through the "Manage Devices" menu when your BOWdometer is connected. This restore includes total count, last session details and level. In the beta, this is open for anyone to try, but in the main app it will be opened up only for users who need to access it. WARNING: This changes the data on your BOWdometer to the last known snapshot, you may lose some recent shots! BOWDOMETER FIRMWARE UPDATE New versions of BOWdometer Firmware will now be updated through the App. It should sync your shots for you as part of the procedure. There are features that may force you to update. For the beta users, we'll continue to push new test firmware to you early as we add more features! FEATURES FROM ORIGINAL APP
  • Connect BOWdometer
  • Start session
  • View session details (Xi spread, range, average, level, individual shot xi)
  • View shot info (see notes below, things like angles aren't showing yet but coming soon)
  • View previous sessions
  • Stats (total shots, total number of sessions, active shooting time)

App SW 2.0.3

A bunch of small bugfixes and tweaks, including:

  • BOWdometer Firmware update error messages have been updated
  • BOWdometer connection status is now refreshed immediately after a firmware update
  • The active session page now better reflects the BOWdometer's state in some cases of devices disconnecting
  • Fixes some issues with the weekly shot goal
  • Fixes the leaderboard when users are tied
  • Fixes app navigation on some iOS devices

App SW 2.0.4

Connection Improvements Handling a BOWdometer disconnect/reconnect during the active session is greatly improved. If you lose connectivity during a session by taking your phone out of range of the BOWdometer, you can reconnect, continue your session and see your shots fill in! No more having to go find them in Previous Sessions! Bug Reporting If you're seeing a problem, you can go to Help > Report a Bug, and it will send us logs (with your permission) to assist with support!

App SW 2.0.1

Small enhancements and bugfixes

App SW 2.0.2

Small enhancements and bugfixes

App SW 2.5.3

  • Corrected color legend on Shot Angles chart in the Session Complete and Session Details screen
  • Fixed issue where some Android 11 devices were not able to send Bug Reports via email

App SW 2.2.0

  • New graphs in previous session screen: "Level Mode Session History" and "Classic Mode Session History" that show your Xi spread history
  • All graphs are now scrollable
  • Session data export now exports shot angles and bow setup value
  • Enhanced display of total shots in profile to handle large total shot numbers better
  • Sessions with zero shots no longer show up when viewing previous sessions

App SW 2.2.1

  • Fixed bug with Classic Mode history chart that would cause the app to crash when you have no classic mode sessions

App SW 2.2.2

  • Enhanced auto-reconnect functionality
  • Fixed bug with device connection status in the app

App SW 2.3.0

  • Pending friend requests can be deleted and you can remove friends
  • Session notes for previous sessions can now be edited
  • Session complete screen now shows shot details and allows data export
  • Editing your profile now shows your current selections for easy reference
  • Enhanced previous session shot organization to better handle the scenario where previous session shots were being synced during an active session

App SW 2.4.0

  • New feature: name your BOWdometer to make it easier to find in a crowd when connecting to the app! Go to Menu - Devices - Manage Devices with your BOWdometer connected to rename.
  • New graph: Xi Distribution, showing how many shots had Xi's in different ranges for a session, found in the Session Complete screen and Previous Session screen.
  • New graph: Shot Angles, showing how your 3 angles change shot over shot, found in the Session Complete screen and Previous Session screen.
  • New feature: Shot Rating, each shot has a rating from 1-5 based on the shot Xi value compared to your average Xi value, shown in the Active Session and Shot Overview screens.
  • New feature: Session Rating, each session has a rating from 1-5 based on the Xi Spread for the session, showing in the Session Complete and Previous Session screen
  • When your BOWdometer is connected, you can click the refresh button on the Device Status bar to refresh the status (connection, battery level, etc.)
  • Enhanced the battery monitoring so it should always match the BOWdometer battery status accurately
  • Small cosmetic changes to the UI

App SW 2.4.1

  • Fixing issue where an error when ending a session locks the user in the screen
  • Fixing issue where leaving empty session notes will sometimes erase previous notes

App SW 2.4.2

  • Enhancing BOWdometer auto-reconnect features
  • Fixing a styling issue with the Previous Session graph labels
  • Adding more Android 11 and 12 support
  • Resolving some BOWdometer Open Platform live data stream issues for third party app usage

App SW 2.5.0

  • New Feature: Bow Profiles, found in Menu > Bow Profiles
    • Allows you to manage up to 3 different bow setups and switch between them without rerunning a BOWdometer bow setup every time
    • Select which Bow Profile you're using when you start a session and the saved bow setup for that profile will get sent to your BOWdometer automatically
    • You can filter sessions and charts based on Bow Profile
    • Loosen or tighten your bow setup for each Bow Profile using a slider
    • Label your angles for each Bow Profile (Cant, Torque, Tilt)
  • You can now run bow setup entirely through the app when your BOWdometer is connected
  • Shot Angles chart will label your assigned angles from your Bow Profile, if set
  • Shot Overview will label your assigned angles from your Bow Profile, if set
  • Data Export will label your assigned angles from your Bow Profile, if set
  • If you try to start a session with the default bow setup, it will force you to run a new bow setup first. This will help ensure you have properly run a setup before you shoot!
  • Session notes are now easier to edit
Note: When you update, you will need to create a new bow profile before you can start a new session. You can do this from the Bow Profiles screen OR the New Session screen.

App SW 2.5.1

  • Adding BOWdometer Open Platform enhancements to prepare for the Artemis Integration
Note: 2.5.1 is only being release on Android. The same changes will be included in v2.6.0 of the app for iOS users.

App SW 2.5.2

  • Hotfix for a few Android-specific issues with Bow Profiles.
Note: 2.5.2 is only being release on Android. The same changes will be included in v2.6.0 of the app for iOS users.


BOWdometer Firmware

FW 2.0

NEW SESSION MODE: CLASSIC MODE About Classic Mode Take shots and see your feedback in a "free play" mode. Great for working on form changes, evaluating new accessories or tuning your gear. Shooting in Classic mode won't affect your Xi Level. In Classic Mode, your Xi will be any number between 0 and 100. It will not be centered around '50' the way it is in Level Mode. This means there is no "right number" - it will be unique to everyone and their personal equipment. You can now see your Session Average on your BOWdometer without needing to use your phone, so you can check it periodically as you practice like normal What's Different on the Screens In the SESSION screen, you'll see differences in how it looks Clicking through the bottom button will show you the following 3 screens (instead of 2) that you cycle through: 1 - Session Summary: Session Shot Count and Last Shot Xi (as usual) 2 - Session Average: Session Shot Count and Average Xi for Session 3 - Mode Details: Display CLASSIC or LEVEL to know which one you're in When you're in LEVEL mode, you'll see your level number to the bottom left of the Xi symbol When you're in the Session Average screen, you'll see the letters AVG As usual, the top button will send you back to the main menu in any screen You can still start a new session by holding the bottom button in the Session Summary screen BOWDOMETER OPEN PLATFORM SUPPORT To support the BOWdometer Open Platform, this software has more features that will be used for third party app integrations to access raw sensor data live from the BOWdometer. There is no change in functionality to the features on the device that you'll notice. BOWDOMETER LOGGING Things shouldn't go wrong, but if they do we have more capabilities to get information off your BOWdometer so we can support you better You shouldn't notice any difference with your BOWdometer based on this feature.

FW 1.1

Battery Indicator on the Power Off screen [- } means battery is getting low [-- } means battery has medium charge [---} means battery has full charge

FW 1.0

This is the very first firmware version that started shipping with BOWdometer! A quick breakdown of features:

  • See session shot count and last shot Xi
  • Reset session counter
  • See total shot count
  • Run a bow setup to teach BOWdometer how you shoot from your bow
  • Put your BOWdometer in pairing mode to connect to the app
  • Turn off your BOWdometer
  • Shots captured without the app connected will sync to the app when it's connected, to a maximum of 64 shots

FW 1.2

Bluetooth Improvements:

  • When your BOWdometer goes out of range of your phone, it will try to reconnect for several minutes
  • When you turn on your BOWdometer, it automatically goes into Bluetooth pairing mode for several minutes, so you can connect to your app without going into App Setup during this time
Increased Shot Capacity Up to 1000 shots are now stored on the BOWdometer to be synced when you connect your app (previously it was 64)

FW 2.3

Level Mode Changes: Based on your feedback, we've made a few tweaks to level mode, so now it is a bit easier to level up. You may notice your spreads change from what you're used to. You'll see the impact of your level change after you shoot a couple hundred arrows and start a new session. Shot Detection: Fixed a corner case where sometimes 1 shot was being counted as 2 shots BOWdometer Open Platform: We've made a few enhancements to the Open Platform to prepare for the upcoming Artemis launch! These don't impact the BOWdometer App at all, but if you use the Open Platform, make sure you update your BOWdometer App and see the documentation for the latest changes.

FW 2.1

Firmware updates can be done without requiring the BOWdometer to be plugged into power, this means it's easier than ever to do updates as long as your battery is at least 2/3 charged! You can see your battery level on the Power Off screen or in the BOWdometer App. Faster charging! You can now fully charge in 2 hours, and get enough charge for a session in under 30 minutes. Fixed a corner case where shot files weren't being fully saved

FW 2.2

Bow Setup on your BOWdometer now has a confirmation to save or reject the changes after you shoot 3 arrows. When doing a firmware update, the words on the screen now say "Updating BOWdometer" instead of "Updating, Do not unplug", since you don't need it plugged in anymore! Some changes to support the new BOWdometer Rename feature Adding a new Sensor Control Service for the BOWdometer Open Platform