Introducing the Xensr Air

The Xensr Air is a newly released multidiscipline 3D sports motion sensor, but what does that mean? The Xensr Air allows you to track and monitor your sessions in a variety of ways. Thanks to a multitude of sensors inside the device the Xensr Air can track your position via GPS and measure your speed, airtime, 3D attitude, jump distance, jump height, altitude and G loading.

The concept is fairly simple, you mount your Xensr Air to your kiteboard / snowboard / surfboard / mountainbike / cat. Turn it on, wait for the GPS to lock onto your position and start recording. At the end of your session you simply stop the recording which triggers an automatic save process for your session. To access your data the Xensr Air currently supports an in browser dashboard, an iOS app and an Android app.

All of the interaction with the Xensr Air is done with a singular button on the side of the device. The top of the device then lights up and flashes in different variations to let you know what it is doing. This is great in principle but the lights were impossible to see in bright sunlight.

Pressing the button once will turn on the device, you are then greated with a single flashing light whilst the device locks onto your GPS position. When all 4 lights blink slowly you have GPS and your ready to ride. Press the button once more to start recording. To finish recording press the button twice, this will trigger the Xensr to save your session and allow you to either start a new recording or turn off the device (press and hold the button for 5 seconds)

Once you have your session data you can view it on your iOS or Android phone, or upload it via a web browser to your my.xensr dashboard. Here you can see just how much data the Xensr is capable of capturing. I believe the hardware is currently more capable than the software which should allow for continual updates and features with firmware updates. The Xensr Air is certainly not perfect right now but so long as the team behind it keep on iterating the software, and pushing the usability of the interfaces forward then it will certainly be a device to always carry on you.

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