The main point of participation in the Activy competition is to have fun through movement. To do this, you need to make sure you have the right conditions to record your activities. You must therefore set up the device responsible for recording your route accordingly. Otherwise, your activities may or may not be recorded correctly and your score will not be included in the challenge ranking.
Below you will find a short guide to this. Remember, your phone settings should be adjusted before you start in the challenge, preferably a day or a few hours before! So that you have time to solve any problems.
Integration with external devices and applications: Garmin, Polar and Strava.
You need to use GPS data to save your activity, and you can do this in four ways:
- in the Activy app
- in the Strava app after connecting the account with Activy
- with a Garmin or Polar device when combined with Activy
- with other devices if they connect to Strava and you connect Strava to Activy
To connect external applications to Activy, go to Activy Settings and find an option to connect to your application or device.
However, if you use your phone and the Activy app to record an activity, you must adjust the phone settings in the right way.
1. Launching the App
To properly configure the application start-up and GPS operation settings, enter the application settings and press "Customize settings on your phone". Then follow the instructions displayed in the application to adjust the settings.
Settings > Location > Permissions > Search for Activy and enable: Settings > Applications > from the menu in the upper right corner of "application permissions" > location > search for Activy and enable
Incorrectly configured phone battery settings are one of the most common reasons for cutting the route, turning off the application during activity or not recording the route in any way.
To prevent such problems, turn off your phone's battery/energy saving settings, battery management systems, battery optimisation, and any external application to optimise power consumption.
Each phone has different options and factory settings, so the way to solve the problem may vary from brand to brand.
Remember to allow the application to run in the background. Otherwise, when you hide your phone to start activity, the application may stop working or receive GPS locations from your phone.
You can usually find permissions to operate in the background in your phone's settings under Location or in the permissions for the application.
Remember that you can always write to firstname.lastname@example.org@activy.pl where the Activa team will try to help you :)
So there's nothing left to do but to put on the right outfit, start the app on your phone or watch and go into battle for the best position in the challenge! Good luck! :)