HoldMaster Product Overview
The HoldMaster Solution consists of several key components:
- HoldMaster Case and Sensor;
- HoldMaster App for smartphones
- HoldMaster Windows 10 Universal App (to be released);
- HoldMaster Analysis Website for HoldMaster session data
The HoldMaster is a sensor, attached to the firearm, that tracks the movement of a rifle and pistol while the shooter is shooting at a fixed target.
The HoldMaster is a low cost, very light-weight device that is ideal for fixed-target shooters, where the repeated aiming and firing processes can be tracked, stored and analysed.
Each HoldMaster includes a CPU, Memory, and a 6-Axis Accelerometer with a replacable Coin Cell Battery and is housed inside a special case designed to attach easiy to your rifle or pistol with straps or Velcro tabs.
As HoldMaster does not 'view' a target through any optical sensors, it can only be used to analyse the quality of your hold, timing and rhythm.
It supports analysis for single or multi-bull targets and both dry and live firing.
As such the HoldMaster Analysis does not give feedback on aiming or approach to the target and is not designed to replace SCATT, Noptel or Rika Shooter Training Systems. They provide a greater level of analysis of shooter performance.
Each HoldMaster purchased through an authorised supplier is registered for use on this site and by the smartphone apps.
Data from any unregistered HoldMaster will not be saved for analysis.
Hold Quality Analysis Results
The analysis provides the shooter with a range of hold quality results and key performance indicators, including:
- Group Size per session;
- Dispersion or distance from the centre for each shot;
- Distance moved in the last 0.2 second and 1.0 seconds;
- Quality of hold for three axes: Horizontal, Vertical, and In-Out;
- Cant and Tilt angles per shot, showing changes during a session;
- Hold/Breathing time per shot, showing the level of rhythm during a session;
- A Quality Rating for each shot based on the KPIs;
- An overall session rating based on the KPIs;
- Comparison table of all sessions to measure change and improvement.
HoldMaster Key Attributes
The key attributes include:
- Very lightweight at only 0.5oz/13g, with Velcro tab and Velcro straps;
- Can be used on a wide range of rifles and pistols;
- Supports both live and dry firing (limited dry fire accuracy with electronic triggers);
- Supports both indoor and outdoor shooting, at any range;
- Supports any type of fixed, single or multiple bull target, including Field Target;
- Wireless - data is captured by smartphone within 10m, via Bluetooth;
- Session data is uploaded by WiFi to the Cloud or to a PC via Bluetooth.
- Battery typically last between 1 - 3 months, depending on usage and match duration;
HoldMaster App for Smartphones
The HoldMaster App is available for both Android and Apple iOS smartphones.
The HoldMaster App is designed to collect the streaming data from the HoldMaster accelerometer, using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connectivity.
BLE allows the App to connect to and control the sensor, up to a range of 10 metres. This may be less if there are walls between devices.
Once the data has been collected, it is saved in a file on the device for analysis and/or uploading the the website.
As the HoldMaster transmits its data using Low Energy Bluetooth, any receiving device (phone) must support Bluetooth v4.0 or greater.
The Android HoldMaster App will run on an Android phone or tablet running Android v5.0 or greater.
The Apple HoldMaster iOS App will run on an Apple phone or tablet running iOS v5 or greater.
The Apps are simply designed to allow a shooter to define their session and to collect the data from the Hold Master.
A small, low cost phone will be sufficient to collect the data and is unobtrusive on the mound. A larger screen smartphone is better for anaylsis and review.
Many ranges do not have WiFi access, so the large data file is stored on your device or phone.
When you are in a WiFi zone, the file can be selected and uploaded to our Website Cloud storage.
The file(s) are then processed and saved under your own storage directory. Remember to delete any old session files from your device to save space.
If you have your Windows laptop or tablet at the range, with the HoldMaster Windows 10 Universal App installed,
it is possible to transfer a session file from the phone to the laptop using Bluetooth file transfer.
See the Setup Info page for details.
HoldMaster Windows 10 Universal App (to be released)
The Windows 10 App is capable of collecting data from multiple shooters, similtaneously. This allows coaches to monitor shooters training together. The App also provides similar functionality to the website providing easy access and analysis of each shooting session.