If you have a PC Base Station supplied before August 2017, Soliton Reach will upgrade it for free. This allows you to use a new and improved Calibration App. Details here.
Calibration App v0.7 is more reliable and much improved over the prior version and should be used if possible. You need a newer, or upgraded PC Base Station to use it. Read here for details.
Your PC Base Station determines which Calibration App version you should use. Read here for details
Step #1 is to calibrate each Soliton. Here are the quick and easy steps to achieve!
What you need for calibration:
- One or more Solitons with (charged) batteries
- One Soliton Station and an available USB port on your desktop. The Station gets its power from a USB port
- An installed SolitonReach Calibration App on your desktop
A video walks you through the steps: watch here
You can download the guide below for additional details:
You should calibrate whenever you change your environment.
You may also need to recalibrate if Solitons show drift behavior or if batteries start running low on power.
This may occasionally happen during calibration. It is often a sign that battery power is low or could occur if the Soliton gets accidentally switched off and on during the process of calibration.
- Observe the red LED on the Soliton, if it is solid and not blinking then it means that the Soliton has just gotten restarted (switched off and then on again).
- Please stop the calibration and restart after the LED has started to blink rapidly.
Another cause may be that the calibration app cannot communicate with the Station:
- Stop calibrating and attempt to communicate with the station by tapping the “Connect to Station” button.
- If the three LEDs under the button turned red then it means that the Station has gotten disconnected for your PC.
- Unplug and then plug the station back into the USB port.
- Tap the “Connect to Station” button again.
- If the LEDs turns green then the problem has been resolved.
- Otherwise, please check your USB cable, it might be at fault.
After restarting the Soliton, wait until the red LED on the Soliton starts to blink rapidly. Wait for another 2 seconds and click on the “Start Diagnosing” button in Diagnose View.
Make sure that the Soliton Station is plugged in, the target Soliton is turned on and the LED on the Soliton is blinking rapidly. If it still fails then restart the Soliton and unplug and then plug in the Station to the USB port. Try saving to the Soliton again only after the red LED on the Soliton has started to blink rapidly.
Calibration mainly corrects for the non‐uniformity in the magnetic field produced by ferromagnetic and magnetic materials in the environment.
You should calibrate whenever you change your environment. You may also need to recalibrate if Solitons show drift behavior or if batteries start running low on power.
If you are using Proto #1, changing to a fresh battery should help here. If using Proto #2, recharge the battery.
Ideally, calibration should be done at the same location where the Solitons are going to be used, more than a foot away from ferromagnetic materials and devices such as computers which produce magnetic fields. Please do not wear a watch or other ferromagnetic jewelry on your arms while calibrating.
Any material that deflects a compass needle is a ferromagnetic material.
Very low battery power can lead to drift.