We'll cover some tips, tricks, and important considerations when pilot testing on the Labfront platform.
In this article we'll cover:
- Tips to follow when testing the Labfront platform
First of all, we highly recommend going through our Getting Started Guide to set you up for success when testing out the platform if you haven't yet.
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💡 Our Top Tips For Testing Labfront
- Fully reset each device before running your test. Learn more about resetting Garmin devices in this article.
- Sync frequently, especially since it's short-term. This will help ensure you're getting the most complete data.
- Look closely at the exported data files to make sure the data is exactly what you want. This allows you to ensure you’re collecting the correct metrics, in the format you need, at the sampling rate that best supports your study’s objectives.
- Include an individual who is less experienced with technology in your pilot. While these devices come with clear instructions, it can be easy to miss blindspots that may arise with users who are less familiar with tech.
- After testing, you should unpair the device from the Labfront Companion app and log out. We also recommend unpairing the device from your smartphone in the Bluetooth settings.
- Do a full factory reset of each device if you plan to use it with another participant.
- Reset your project to draft after you've finished testing.
We hope these tips make the testing process go as smoothly as possible. If you need any additional help, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.