Measuring with Moasure ONE - Help

As Moasure One is the first device of its kind, there are bound to be questions and things you need help with. That’s why, here at Moasure, we have created a whole list of help articles covering how to get the best out of your Moasure ONE. Choose from the list below or scroll down to read articles on measuring with Moasure ONE:

General Help:

    General Help

     

     

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    Getting started

    When you first receive your Moasure ONE, the package contents will be as follows:

    • Moasure ONE
    • Moasure Protective Belt Pouch
    • Micro USB Charging Cable
    • Quick Start Guide

    Before getting started with Moasure ONE, we recommend reading through the Quick Start Guide.

    You should then download the Moasure App on your smartphone. You can download the app here >>

    From here, you will be guided through how to get started with your Moasure ONE and you will be able to watch multiple tutorial videos to help you get the best from your device.

    You can watch an introduction to your Moasure ONE here >>

     

     

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    Downloading the app

    In order to use Moasure ONE, you will need to download the Moasure App on your smartphone.

    The Moasure App is free to download and can be downloaded here >> 

     

     

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    Permissions

    The Moasure App requires the following permissions:

    1. Network / Internet – in order to send anonymous support requests and usage statistics
    2. Location / GPS – GPS is used to increase the accuracy of Moasure’s gravity model; on Android, the Location permission also covers the motion sensors which are used for the measurements
    3. Write Storage – Moasure need to write some data files to store your settings and saved measurements, and also to keep some data for support purposes.
    4. Wake Lock – Moasure keeps the phone screen switched on during measurements.

     

     

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    Registration

    In order to use your Moasure One, we request that you register first. To do this, simply select ‘measure using Moasure ONE’. You will then be prompted by the app to fill in your information.

    We ask you to register your Moasure device to your account for a number of reasons:

    • We can let you know when there are software updates available for your Moasure ONE.
    • If you were ever to lose it, we can block it, stopping anyone else from using it, and at the same time, we can track if someone tries to use it.
    • Overall, it will enable us to provide you with better customer support.

    Rest assured, we will NOT share your details with anyone else.

     

     

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    Pairing Moasure ONE with the app

    To get to the ‘Pairing’ section of the app, you must already have registered your device.

    When pairing your Moasure ONE with the app, you will need to ensure that you have your Bluetooth enabled on your smartphone.

    On the pairing page, you should see your Moasure ONE device pop up in the list of available devices. If this is not the case, please ensure that your Moasure ONE is awake. To do this, please double tap the Moasure logo on the front to wake it. Please note, if this is the first time you are using the Moasure ONE or if the battery has gone, you will need to attach it to a power source using the USB cable provided.

    Once your device shows, simply select it from the list and continue to the next step.

     

     

     

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    Borrowing a Moasure device

    If you are wanting to share your account so that a friend/colleague can register to use it, please follow the below steps:

    The person who first registered the module must start the Moasure-app on their phone.

    Then go to Settings -> Measure using -> Moasure-device

    Please select the device and tap the info (i) button. The password is displayed in a text box on the next screen. If the box is empty, a new password can be generated by tapping the circular-arrow button.

    The other user will be asked to enter the password when they try to pair the module on their phone/account.

     

     

     

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    Waking Moasure ONE

    To wake Moasure ONE, simply double tap on the Moasure logo and you will see the LED flash blue to signify the Moasure ONE is awake.

    if this is the first time you are using the Moasure ONE or if the battery has gone, you will need to attach it to a power source using the USB cable provided.

    Take a look at our video on waking Moasure ONE here >>

     

     

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    Tutorials

    As Moasure ONE is the first motion measuring device of its kind, we have been sure to create numerous tutorial videos to help you get the best possible measuring results.

    Our tutorials are set up in a way that you must work through them before you can measure. The tutorials have a few parts:

    • Two or three short videos that show you how to move your phone
    • A few hints about when you should move your phone and when to keep it stationary
    • Then Moasure will guide you through your first measurements. To get to this stage, you simply need to hit next each time it appears and then you will see a 'Start Measurement' button.

    Please note: You cannot skip the videos – you simply have to watch them. The whole tutorial takes less than 2 minutes for the majority of Moasure users.

    Once you complete two measurements successfully, the tutorial is automatically disabled for that measurement mode.

    Our research shows us that watching the tutorial videos is the fastest way to getting good measurements. We encourage all users to watch the tutorial videos as they learn how to measure using Moasure ONE, as we want to make sure you have success with Moasure from the start.

     

     

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    Orientation and reference point

    Understanding the correct orientation of your Moasure One is incredibly important to ensure reliable measurement results.

    You will notice that there is an LED in the only 'sharp' corner, on the top surface of the module. This corner on the back surface of the device is the reference point for your measurements*

    Moasure measures its own movement as you move it from one point to another. Ensure you always try to place the bottom surface flat on the object, or wall, at the start and at the end of the measurement.

    Make sure you hold the device still until the app tells you otherwise. Remember to align the sharp corner with the edge of the object your measuring, so when measuring an object, place the reference point at each end of the object. The “Object Point to Point’ tutorial shows how this works here >>

    Be sure to not tilt, or rotate your Moasure ONE unnecessarily, as you move it as this can cause errors with your measurements. It’s also crucial to not bang it against the object you're measuring. Moasure ONE is tough, but measurement accuracy needs a soft touch.

    *Note that ‘Object Edge to Edge mode’ uses the edge of the device as a reference rather than the reference point – see the tutorial for this mode here >>

     

     

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    Pausing

    Unlike most measuring tools, the measurement error grows with time, not with distance. This is very important to be aware of when measuring with Moasure.

    When measuring with Moasure, it is key to move quickly as you measure, but also smoothly. For maximum accuracy, we recommend keeping your measurements to less than 4 seconds. To help you, there's a timer bar displayed when you're measuring, and the audible feedback helps you too. Keep the timer bar in the green or yellow zones.

    For larger measurements, pause the measurement every 3-4 seconds, by placing your device very still against a solid object for a second, then continue the measurement. Pausing like this will maintain the same level of accuracy over very large measurements.

    You can view a selection of pausing examples here >>

     

     

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    Measurement tips explained

    Time: your measurement movement is taking too long. Each movement MUST be completed in 3-4 seconds. The longer this takes, the faster the error grows. For larger measurements, pause the measurement every 3-4 seconds, by placing your device very still against a solid object for a second, then continue the measurement.

    Rotation: during the movement, you are rotating your device just a little bit too much. Try to keep your Moasure ONE in the same orientation throughout the movement – except of course for the rotation needed for the measuring mode.

    Unexpected movement: Moasure has detected unexpected movement. This could be that you have tilted your device in a way Moasure does not want you to. It could also mean that you are ending your measurement with a hard bang. Moasure ONE is tough, but measurement accuracy needs a soft touch. Please watch the tutorial videos carefully and move your device as shown.

     

     

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    Moasure ONE specifications

    Please see all Moasure ONE specifications below:

    Operating Temp: -10C to +50C (14F to 122F)
    Storage Temp: -20C to +70C (-4F to 158F)
    Shock: Survives 2m drop on to concrete
    Sealing: Sealed to IP65 - water-resistant
    Certification: CE certified
    Battery Type: Lithium Polymer
    No of Measurements: Minimum 500 between recharges
    Recharge Method: Via USB (cable supplied)
    Recharge time: 5-6 Hours

    Package contents:

    Moasure ONE
    Moasure Protective Belt Pouch
    Micro USB Charging Cable
    Quick Start Guide

     

     

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    Exporting the measurement data

    Moasure ONE captures individual measurements from within the Moasure app. These measurements can be saved (on your smartphone) and shared (via email).

    We are currently developing a service that can capture a number of points in space as a series of either 2D or 3D coordinates using the Moasure ONE. These coordinates are saved in a DXF file, for subsequent export to another e.g. CAD program. We expect to confirm the price and launch of this service in the very near future.

    If would be interested in this service, please email us at sales@moasure.com

     

     

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    Saved measurement data

    To save a measurement, you simply need to click the save icon (image below) which is located next to the measurement within the measuring mode.

    To then access these saved measurements, you simply need to click back into the save icon (image below).

    Saved Measurement in the Moasure app

     

     

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    Dos and Don'ts? 

    DO move Moasure smoothly and quickly - the quicker the better, within reason.
    DO place the device flat with its bottom on the object.
    DO keep each measurement step to less than 3-4 seconds keep the timer bar in the green or yellow zones.
    DO place it softly against the object you're measuring.
    DO watch the tutorial videos - they will help so please be patient with them. You can view them here >>
    DO read the measurement tips that pop-up. Moasure checks how you're moving your device and will tell you how you can increase the accuracy of your measurements.
    DO study the animations - they'll provide further guidance on the correct motion and orientation.

    DON'T tilt it, or rotate it unnecessarily, as you move it.
    DON'T bang it against the object you're measuring. Moasure ONE is tough, but measurement accuracy needs a soft touch.
    DON'T let the timer bar reach the red section before 'pausing' your measurement.

     

     

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    How it works

    Moasure measures its own movement as you move it from one point to another.

    As you touch down from one point to another, Moasure plots each position and calculates all the relevant measurements at the same time. So, if you take a straight-line measurement from one wall to another, Moasure will calculate the A to B measurement, but it will also be able to calculate the difference in height, level or angle between the two points.

    You can read more here >>

     

     

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    Accuracy of Moasure ONE

    Moasure ONE's accuracy depends on which measuring mode you are using and the duration of the measurement.

    When measuring length, accuracy is typically better than 0.5%*.

    When measuring angles and slopes, accuracy is typically better than 0.5 degree*.

    *for measurements where each step is up to 4 seconds in duration.

    Accuracy table

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