Getting Started 2017-06-19T23:24:38+00:00

Getting Started

Follow these steps to get started with your MetaSensor:

Unbox

  • Unbox your MetaSensor.

  • Turn ON your preferred tablet, smartphone, or computer.

    This is the device that will connect to the Sensor.

  • Make sure your device is Bluetooth Low Energy compliant.

    This means your phone, tablet, or computer must support Bluetooth 4.0 or later.

Charge

  • Plug in your rechargeable R boards using a micro USB cable to charge the battery.

    This is for the MetaWearR/RG/RPRO and MetaMotionR boards.

  • Insert the coin cell battery with the + side facing UP into the C board to power it up.

    This is for the MetaMotionC, MetaTracker, and MetaWearC/CPRO/ENV/DETECT boards.

  • LEDs will NOT flash or turn ON at this time.

Wake-Up

  • All devices except for the MetaTracker are shipped in sleep mode.

    This is to conserve battery during shipments.

  • Press the button on the board ONCE to wake up the MetaSensor.

    You do not need to follow this step for the MetaTracker.

Connect

  • Download the FREE MetaBase App.

    You can search for keyword “METABASE” on your favorite App store.

    For a list of supported devices and direct download links, please go to our App page.

  • OPEN the App once the download has completed.

MetaBase

  • The MetaBase App gives you the ability to connect to the MetaSensor and either STREAM or LOG raw sensor data.

    Please see videos below demonstrating LOGGING and STREAMING data.

  • Once you connect and configure a MetaSensor, the LED light will blink to signal SUCCESS.

    You can also rename the device, turn ON/OFF sensors, set sampling frequencies and more.

Log Data

  • LOG Sensor data into the memory of your MetaSensor and retrieve it later.

    This works only on the MetaTracker and MetaMotionC/R with internal memory.

  • LOGGING is recommended for FAST sensing applications when a high sampling rate for a short period of time is required.

Steps to LOG raw sensor data on the MetaBase App:

  • Select “log” on the Home menu.

  • Connect to one or more MetaSensors.

  • Turn ON/OFF Sensors and set Sampling Frequencies for the Sensor that have been turned ON.

  • Set it and Go. The LEDs will blink to confirm LOGGING has started.

  • When you are ready to retrieve the data, OPEN the App and select “download” on the Home menu.

  • Data is exported as a CSV file to the Cloud, email, or any other App on your device (Dropbox, BOX, text, etc…).

Stream Data

  • STREAM Sensor data live via the Bluetooth Link on your device.

    This works on all MetaSensor models.

  • STREAMING is recommended for LONG sensing applications when a slow to medium sampling rate for a long period of time is required.

Steps to STREAM raw sensor data on the MetaBase App:

  • Select “stream” on the Home menu.

  • Connect to one or more MetaSensors.

  • Turn ON/OFF Sensors and set sampling frequencies for the sensor that have been turned ON.

  • Press “start” and watch your device screen record raw sensor data samples live.

  • When you are done collecting the data, press the “stop” button.

  • Data is exported as a CSV file to the Cloud, email, or any other App on your device (Dropbox, BOX, text, etc…).

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