What do you need to remember when to successfully start a workout at the pool?
Workouts can only be recorded using the TritonWear app on any compatible iOS or Android device (phone or tablet). The process is very similar, but how to access the button different from Mobile phone to Tablet. We have also included some tips and tricks for ensuring a smooth start to practice.
Here is a quick video tutorial on how to properly start a workout:
- Open the TritonWear app on your compatible tablet
- Tap the menu icon (3 stacked lines) in the upper left corner if you can't see the left side panel on the screen
Tap the start workout button
Select your pool length from the dropdown
Select the athletes you want to track from the list that appears on the left of the screen
With all desired athletes selected, hit Start Workout
A tile will appear for each connected athlete, and their unit light will turn green
Starting a workout on a Mobile Phone
- Open the TritonWear app on your compatible mobile phone
- Tap the plus icon in the bottom right corner
- Tap start workout
- Select your pool length from the dropdown
- Select the athletes you want to track from the list that appears
- With all desired athletes selected, hit Start Workout
- A tile will appear for each connected athlete, and their unit light will turn green
Pool length: will be remembered after each session, so if you always swim at the same pool length you'll just have to hit submit each time.
Athlete Selection: Only athletes with units turned on in the immediate vicinity will be available to connect to the workout. Therefore, it's important athletes turn on their unit as they come on deck. See athlete selection challenges below for more on this why you can't select an athlete sometimes.
Adding Late Athletes: You do not need to wait for all athletes to be selected to start a workout, you just need 1, but the workout MUST be started before swimming starts, as no data will be captured until the start workout button on the selection screen has been pressed. You can always add athletes to an in-progress workout.
Internet Access: An internet connection is not required to begin a workout, however, you do need to be logged in, which does require an internet connection. The good news is logging in can be done well in advance. After you log in once, the app will remain logged in until you intentionally log out, or delete and reinstall. So just be sure to log in for the first time on your device before you head to the pool for practice if you don't have a good internet connection on deck.
Multiple Simultaneous Sessions: An athlete can only be paired with 1 active workout at a time. If there are multiple coaches on deck tracking different swimmers for a session, remember to select only the athletes you will be tracking during the session, not all available.
If there will only be 1 iPad tracking, but you want others to be able to see the workout in progress, project the workout to a larger screen on deck.
Athlete Selection Challenges:
If you see a red exclamation mark on the athlete selection screen, this means the unit is in update mode. You should turn the unit off and back on until it turns on in ready mode (blue light) to correct this. Tapping on the will display the message shown here.
If you see a and the message "Unit connected to another device", this means the unit is considered to be active in another workout on a different phone or tablet, or that the previous workout did not end completely.
To correct this, the unit should be turned off and turned back on, and any device which the affected unit has been connected to previously for any workout session (no matter how long ago) should have the TritonWear application force closed.