Before you wear your (App)arel make sure you've charged the modules by plugging them into a standard USB charger. It will flash red while charging and when the battery is full it will go to solid red.
Your (App)arel is robust but it does contain electronics and elastic wires and so you should treat it carefully when you put it on and take it off. (see separate article for washing instructions).
The (App)arel is designed to be a tight, close fit. In this way the sensors located throughout the garment will stay fixed in place while you workout and asensei watches you move. If your garment is at all loose (so that any of the sensors drift while you exercise) you may need to swap it for a size down. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
You will see that the locations of the sensors are marked with an asensei styled cross.
You wear your (App)arel as you would for any other exercise wear (e.g. compression gear, or yoga apparel). You can wear other clothing over the top to your taste for modesty or fashion purposes.
You'll find zips at the wrist and at the back of the lower leg to make it easier to put on and take off.
Once you've put on the shirt and pants, close the zips and check that the suit is a good tight fit.
Next, you will plug in the modules to the shirt and pants. Each module is labelled.
Make sure you get the Shirt Module in the Shirt Pocket and the Pants Module in the Pants Pocket.
You'll find two module pockets in the (App)arel, one in the shirt and one in the pants. Inside each pocket you'll find a USB-C connector on a wire. Gently pull the wire out so that the connector is just outside the pocket and you can see to plug it in. Make sure you have the right module, shirt module for the shirt and pants module for the pants. Plug in the module, press and hold the button until you see it flash blue (can can turn on the module later if you want to) and then place the module in the pocket and close the velcro flap to hold it in place.
If you haven't pressed the on button on the module you can turn it on any time by pressing and holding the button (in the centre of the module with the asensei logo). You can see the blue flash through the netting material so you shouldn't need to take it out of the pocket to turn it on or off.
If you are wearing the suit normally the sensors will just sit in the correct position.
If you stand naturally straight with your arms by your sides, palms facing into your thighs then the sensor will be placed as follows:
The sensor must be on the back of your wrist where the arm is least curved, in the same position you'd normally wear a watch. The wrist sensors are the ones that are most likely to drift around to the side of the wrist so make sure that the garment is aligned and not twisted, all the way up to the elbow. That will ensure that the sensor stays on the back of your wrist.
When you stand to attention (with your arms by your sides and your palms facing your thighs and thumb facing forwards) the wrist sensor will be facing out directly to the side.
Upper arm sensors
The upper arm sensors are the second most likely sensor to drift so it is important to ensure that the upper sleeve is not twisted and sits cleanly across your shoulder. When you stand to attention (with your arms by your sides and your palms facing your thighs and thumb facing forwards) the upper arm sensor will be on the side of your biceps muscle facing directly to the side. Be careful that it isn't facing to the front or the back.
Upper and lower back sensors
The upper and lower back sensors shouldn't need particular attention as they sit nicely and tend not to move about. The upper back sensor is in the centre back of the shirt and the lower back sensor is in the back of the pants waist band.
Upper and lower leg sensors
The upper and lower leg sensors should sit well on the legs. Make sure the lower leg zips are fully closed so that the garment sits tight around the lower leg.
When you stand to attention (with your arms by your sides and your palms facing your thighs and thumb facing forwards) the lower leg sensors should face directly to the sides matching the wrist and upper arm sensors.
Taking off the (App)arel
Make sure you take out the modules and put them on charge each time you finish working out. It is really important to get into this habit so that you are always charged and ready to go and also and most importantly you will ensure that the modules are not left in the garment to go in the wash.
Always remove the modules after working out. Never leave the modules in the garment when you wash it.
Connecting to the app
You are now ready to connect to the app see the article here: https://asensei.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360052065634