“How to” – guides

Balloon Live app

How to register to a competition


Open the menu by selecting the  icon and select "Change mode"


Select the competition option


Enter your personal token given to you by the competition organiser or officials.
Note: This token may have been sent to you by email or you can log in to watchmefly.net and navigate to the "competition data" section on your profile page. There you will find your personal token for each competition you are registered in.

Select Submit to continue register to the event and enter competition mode.


How to record a competition flight

Select competition mode and enter your personal token as shown in previous guide.


This synchronisation should be made during the task briefing or when instructed by the director. An internet connection is required.

Pull down the red label.

Synchronise the active flight data from the watchmefly-server by selecting the cloud/sync symbol.

The indicator f:n next to the label indicates how long ago the last flight data sync was made.

To start the flight, pull down the red label and select Start flight.

Note: If you start your flight while being offline, the flight definition sync must not be older than 5 hours.


All track, marker drop and declaration data is recorded during the flight in the app.

If internet connectivity is available, the app will continuously upload the data to the server. The number next to the top right upload icon indicates how many track points have not yet been sent to the server.

If no internet connectivity is available (or lost during flight), the app will continue to record all data on the device and resume upload as soon as connectivity is available.

To drop a marker during a flight, simply hit the Drop marker button on the main screen.

Select the marker number you wish to drop.


Wait until the moment you wish to release the marker and hit Drop.

To make a declaration during a flight, simply hit the Declare button on the main screen.

Select the goal number you wish to declare.


Enter the coordinates and altitude if needed.

Hit the Declare button to finalise your goal declaration.


To stop the flight, pull down the green label and select Stop flight.

NOTE: Please make sure that all track points have been transmitted to watchmefly.net.

You can verify if all track data has been transmitted to the server by checking the number of unsent track points next to the upload icon at the top right. Once you stop the flight, all remaining unsent track data will be transmitted to the server as soon as internet connectivity is re-established. This can be minutes or hours after you stopped the flight. If internet connectivity is available, just start up the app and the upload will resume. The upload is done at a rate of approx. 500 track points per 10s.

The track file with all marker drop and declaration data is also stored in the app and can be shared by selection Share flights in the menu.


Watchmefly.net

How to retrieve your competition token

Go to watchmefly.net and log in using your credentials.

If you don't have an account yet, please register. During account setup, you will normally be asked to link your account to the name already known by watchmefly.
Note: Watchmefly has stored many results of previous competitions or the competition officials may have entered your name in the pilot list.

Select your My profile page under the account menu at the top right.

Switch to Your competition data section at the top.

You will then find a list of all your competitions with:

  • the name of the event and your registration token in the header
  • the list of all recorded flights and the possibility for each flight to download the IGC/OZI file or display it on a Google map.

How to download you competition track data

Go to watchmefly.net and log in using your credentials.

If you don't have an account yet, please register. During account setup, you will normally be asked to link your account to the name already known by watchmefly.
Note: Watchmefly has stored many results of previous competitions or the competition officials may have entered your name in the pilot list.

Select your My profile page under the account menu at the top right.

Switch to Your competition data section at the top.

You will then find a list of all your competitions with:

  • the name of the event and your registration token in the header
  • the list of all recorded flights and the possibility for each flight to download the IGC/OZI file or display it on a Google map.

How to create and share your live tracker link

Go to watchmefly.net and log in using your credentials.

If you don't have an account yet, please register. During account setup, you will normally be asked to link your account to the name already known by watchmefly.
Note: Watchmefly has stored many results of previous competitions or the competition officials may have entered your name in the pilot list.

You can select the tracker setup in the profile section on the main page.

You can also select My profile in the top right profile dropdown menu. Once on your profile page, you will find the tracker setup at the top right under the settings icon dropdown menu.

Read the information and conditions of use on the tracker page before generating the tracker link.

The watchmefly.net tracker will always show the track that was started last in time.