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Android App for HK Altimeter

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Android App for HK Altimeter

Post by bugwubber » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:12 am

This is a screenshot from my phone.
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Apparently HK now offers a bluetooth transmitter to send data from the altimeter to the android phone.

I have to say the ability to pull down log data in the field is exciting.

I imported an old altimeter file to see how it worked with the app. Interactive charts on my phone!

Anyone using this yet?
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Re: Android App for HK Altimeter

Post by Water Rocket Expert » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:16 am

How much did the transmitter cost?


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Re: Android App for HK Altimeter

Post by bugwubber » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:12 pm

Water Rocket Expert wrote:How much did the transmitter cost?
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Well that depends. The actual cost is under $20 but then there's all that other stuff you cram in to your order to fill up your shipping weight bracket.

Global Warehouse only for now.

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Re: Android App for HK Altimeter

Post by Water Rocket Expert » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:54 pm

Global warehouse sux. :mad: My dad purchase a orange tx from them like a dx6i and he ordered the wrong one. He ordered the style number 1 when he wanted humber 2. That one took 4 weeks to arrive, sending it back took 3 weeks. The new one took 4 weeks to arrive. How disappointed we were when the transmitter arrived that Saturday and we could not use it.


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Re: Android App for HK Altimeter

Post by bugwubber » Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:54 pm

Water Rocket Expert wrote:Global warehouse sux. :mad: My dad purchase a orange tx from them like a dx6i and he ordered the wrong one. He ordered the style number 1 when he wanted humber 2. That one took 4 weeks to arrive, sending it back took 3 weeks. The new one took 4 weeks to arrive. How disappointed we were when the transmitter arrived that Saturday and we could not use it.
That does suck. Something critical like a transmitter, i'd likely not use Global. I haven't had a lick of trouble from Global personally.


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Re: Android App for HK Altimeter

Post by Water Rocket Expert » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:43 pm

I didn't know at the time that anything other than global existed.


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Re: Android App for HK Altimeter

Post by Water Rocket Expert » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:44 pm

It was our fought but it still took way to long from Hong Kong.


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Re: Android App for HK Altimeter

Post by bugwubber » Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:24 pm

Well, showing it shipped out of the warehouse so next month I'll post when it arrives and do a review of it.

The app itself appears to have most of the same functionality as the desktop program. It doesn't appear to remember preferences on measurement settings nor are you able to label the charts with name, location etc.. A service like Dropbox makes file transfers trival.

I'd recommend if you are interested, to download the app to your phone from Google Play and verify it works with your phone before purchasing the bluetooth transmitter. Search for hobbyking.


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Re: Android App for HK Altimeter

Post by Water Rocket Expert » Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:30 pm

Unfortunately I don't have a phone, so it wouldn't matter.


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Re: Android App for HK Altimeter

Post by U.S. Water Rockets1 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:01 am

bugwubber wrote:Well, showing it shipped out of the warehouse so next month I'll post when it arrives and do a review of it.

The app itself appears to have most of the same functionality as the desktop program. It doesn't appear to remember preferences on measurement settings nor are you able to label the charts with name, location etc.. A service like Dropbox makes file transfers trival.

I'd recommend if you are interested, to download the app to your phone from Google Play and verify it works with your phone before purchasing the bluetooth transmitter. Search for hobbyking.
You have to be careful and read everything when you go to check out. If you have one or more items in the global warehouse they will ship it all from there unless you specify that you want separate shipping of multiple orders. If you make a mistake, you will have a long wait!


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Re: Android App for HK Altimeter

Post by Water Rocket Expert » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:03 am

I hardly ever buy from hobby king. I would rather pay the extra $5 bucks on eBay than go through the hassle of Hobby King.


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Re: Android App for HK Altimeter

Post by bugwubber » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:30 am

Water Rocket Expert wrote:Question for Bug Wubber: Is your name Bug Wubber or that Max Terminiser guy, if not what is it if this is not private and why did you choose your username to be that.
Bugwubber actually. Because when you are a part of something great, it becomes part of you.


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Re: Android App for HK Altimeter

Post by Water Rocket Expert » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:33 pm

Ah I see wise Bugwubber. It has become part of you and your spirit.


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Re: Android App for HK Altimeter

Post by Water Rocket Expert » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:49 am

No just kidding but it is an odd name.


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Re: Android App for HK Altimeter

Post by bugwubber » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:38 pm

Water Rocket Expert wrote:No just kidding but it is an odd name.
Yes, yes it is.


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