You will need to allow installation of non-Market applications on the Settings/Applications menu on your handset.
To continuously measure physical activity, classify activity by type and quantify activity intensity using the sensors of a smart phone. Once known sports training activities are detected the specialist application Google MyTracks is invoked to record and analyse activities in more detail.
This information can be used to:
The smart phone is an attractive platform for context-awareness because:
Battery life can not be significantly impacted.
Mobile phones are carried and used in a variety of ways.
model Android phones have different functionality. In particular some
models disable the accelerometer when the screen is off. Therefore AvocadoAC will fail on some devices. See the list of tested handphones
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