Compatible Watches – Tutorial

In this blog post, you are going to learn how to get WavesTracker going with a Compatible Watch from our compatible watches list.

Samsung Galaxy watch users must download and use the Simple Tracker app with the following conf:
Min Accuracy: 25, GPS Interval: 1.

Fitbit Charge 4 watch users must change the watch configurations as outlined below:
Go to Settings > GPS Settings
GPS Mode: “Built-in GPS”
GPS Low Power Mode: “OFF”

Let’s get started by downloading the WavesTracker mobile app use the Play Store.

On the Settings tab of the mobile enter the following values and save:
[Min Speed: 8] / [Max Speed: 55] / [Distance: 18]

*Note: These settings can later be fine-tuned further until you find the sweet spot where it detects/filters most waves for your surf break.

When you are at the beach about to go surfing do the following:
1) Start the activity tracker and go surfing; enable the water lock mode if one is available on your watch.
2) When you have finished surfing, deactivate the water lock and stop recording the activity.

Lastly, you will use our web app to upload your surf session.
1) Export a FIT, GPX, or TCX file of your activity *.
2) Upload the FIT, GPX, or TCX – use the “Watch” tab on the WavesTracker mobile app.
Tap on the “Fitness Tracker” button, it will take you to the Waves Tracker web app where you can upload your file.

* Note:
Each watch has a different “export” procedure; however, most have settled for putting it under ‘Share‘ or a ‘Cog‘.
Samsung watches users: push send on the watch app and GPX file(s) will be sent to your e-mail.

Finally, the surf session data is then processed immediately and you will be able to see the results in your “feed” and “history” tabs on the Waves Tracker mobile app.

Thanks for reading and until next time, cheers!  


Contact us

Get in touch with us on the email address below. We endeavor to answer all inquiries as soon as possible.