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systems administration meanderings

Scosche MyTrek update

Well I didn’t return the unit as I heard that Scosche were going to produce an Android version. Alas they have. The app is so much better than the iphone one. The good parts are :- * Asks permission to turn on BlueTooth when you start the app * Does now show maps etc. * Liaises with RunKeeper by sending it's data after an activity - more later. * It seems more accurate most of the time. Read more →

Apple shop

So from my bad experience on trying to return the Scosche MyTrek and being told I couldn’t. I had a much better experience when I had issues with my Apple Magic TrackPad. It would react crazily whilst you were trying to use it, moving wildly and closing windows when you try to select them. So I thought it might be a Lion issue but then paired it with my MacBook Air running Snow Leopard and it behaved in the same manner. Read more →

iPhone and heart rate monitoring

I should have known. I thought it would be easy. The iPhone 4s has bluetooth. The Scosche MyTrek works with the iPhone via bluetooth. All good as Apple is known for it’s integration and ease of use it would work beautifully. Alas no. Failures of scosche mytrek - where to begin. The Scosche MyTrek software does not integrate with other popular activity tracking software like runkeeper, endmondo pro, etc neither does it utilise the inbuilt GPS for mapping your running/cycling route. Read more →