MANUAL: How to Calibrate Solitons

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:

What does "No connection" mean during calibration?

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.

If calibration data fails to be saved to a Soliton then what should I do?

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.

Why do I need to calibrate?

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. 

What is the ideal environment to perform calibration?

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.