Expect this to be v1.0 by now on a retail released product. The app and hardware are really buggy. What needs to be fixed to get this application working correctly for Petzl customers? Updates not forthcoming and no real progress. The application is novel at best. The Bluetooth functionality drains the battery on the headlamp. Best to not use this app or the BLE feature. I've removed the app from my devices and now deleting this from my library. I like Petzl, but avoid this hardware and software!!! Simply not worth the cost in money, time, and joy.
Very buggy on with my new Droid Moto Z & my new NAO+. Nice light but poor app with much potential if bugs eliminated. Missing crucial feature for red rear light. Needs to add strobe or constant red light to profiles so you don't have to open the app to select. Blinking strobe on single track mtb trails blinds the rider behind you at night. Constant red light much better on same trails.
Incredibly frustrating. I can't believe this is actually considered a "feature". Spent 20 minutes trying to pair it with my galaxy s8. Got it once. As soon as I turned off the reaktik+, that pairing was gone and I never got it back. Strongly considering returning this headlamp just because of how lousy this app is.
I have owned a reaktik plus headlamp for over a year now. Although the lamp itself is very nice this application is just about useless. I used it once with much difficulty to program my lamp but due to the buggyness of the app I have not used it again since. I wish I had bought a non Bluetooth model of the same lamp so that I would never have to deal with this app again. Manual headlamp controls are far less clunky then trying to interface with this app.
I think the product UX and design department failed miserably when I need to actually read the user manual to know how to use the light. The light itself is brilliant but the app is simply nothing but horrible.
Update (v0.66): Fixed, read below! Updated the app but still useless (damaged profiles etc). Then I found a fix! Now it works OK, but still has sporadic connection issues (e.g. after loading a new profile). Solution to connecting issues: exit the app, force close, turn off the headlamp, start the app, turn on the headlamp. - - - Fix for long time users (from 0.5x and earlier? ) - - - 1) Delete and reinstall the app, factory reset the headlamp 2) open the app and Connect the lamp via Bluetooth 3) enter "Profiles" in the app load a profile into the lamp (e.g. "Mountaineering") turn lamp off and on, check that the correct profile is listed in the "status" page. 4) repeat step 3 with every Petzl profile: Multi Activity, Bivouac, Trail running, Trekking, VTT (Moutainbiking). 5) now you can make your own profiles (and all the modes will be available to you) I have not had any major issues with the app since I did these steps (tested 1 week on camping trip). Seems to be stable now apart from the following : A) connection issues (please fix the Bluetooth libs/make a firmware update for the lamps) B) Live mode sometimes works, sometimes doesn't. V0.60: Used to be buggy, but now it is broken. First connection: light flickers, then turns very dim. App refuses to connect with NAO+. Asked to restart connection procedure. Light is permanently dim. Then tried Factory default on NAO+. Came back to life. Then tried uninstalling app/reinstall. Still won't connect. Profiles are a mess! When I make my own profile it does not show VTT or Bivouac. After saving a profile, opening it shows 9 steps in reactive (but only 3 selectable) and 9 in Constant. Tested with: Nexus 7, Sony Xperia Z5. Pre v0.60: Barely usable. When making my own profiles only some of the modes show up (missing VTT, Bivouac). Connection is very buggy.
Bug correction at the first connection on multi-activity profile
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