Requirements to take an accurate Point-to-Point measurement with Spike

Last Updated: Jun 05, 2018 03:53PM MDT
The Point-to-Point feature requires that a measurement between two points is taken by rotating your body smoothly between the two target points. For highest accuracy, we recommend doing the following:
  1. Plant your feet in a single location where you can view both targets.
  2. Keep your two targets within a 90 degree arc for best accuracy.
  3. Your targets should be at least 20ft/6m away and within 325ft/100m.
  4. Maintain a consistent arms length and hold Spike at approximately 1 foot from your head.
  5. Aim Spike at your first target and hold it steady. Spike will be ready to capture the first point when the border changes from red to green and the "Hold Steady" message goes away.
  6. Smoothly rotate from Point A to Point B, without moving your feet.

Note: If you are not getting the accuracy you expect, your Spike device may need to be re-aligned with your camera to ensure the correct point is being captured. For instructions on aligning the Spike laser and your phone/tablet camera, see the Laser Alignment Video
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