How to use Bridge on Mac OS X

This article will teach you how to use Bridge to get data from your SPT GPS and to remove old data from your SPT GPS. We've written another article that teaches you how to install Bridge.

This article is for users of Mac OSX. If you are using Windows see the How to use Bridge on Windows article

Requirements

  • If using the first generation device. Pre-installed USB device driver for the first generation SPT unit.
  • Device driver is not required for the next generation device.

Get data off your SPT GPS:

Important note for Mac OS X Users

  • When running Bridge on MAC we can support multiple devices of the same kind (e.g. multiple first gen devices or multiple next gen devices) but not a mix of both because of driver incompatibility issues.
  • Bridge cannot auto detect a device (when you plugin/remove a device to/from the computer). Bridge searches for devices at the start. Make sure you plugin all the devices before doing operations (e.g. Download, Erase) on the devices. If you have to change devices, you have to restart the Bridge.
  • Feel free to watch our video on how to download files from the SPT1 and SPT2 to Bridge. Bridge on Mac OS X VIDEO

Download data from the SPT device

First generation SPT device

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  1. Turn on the device.
  2. Using the USB cable provided, plug the smaller end to the device.
  3. Use the bigger end to plug it in a USB port of your computer.

Pick a device screen

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  1. Click on the image of the First Generation Device.
  2. You may be diverted to a different screen. Check out When device driver has conflict section.

Next generation SPT device

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  1. No need to turn on the device.
  2. Using the USB cable provided, plug the smaller end to the device.
  3. Use the bigger end to plug it in a USB port of your computer.

Pick a device screen

  1. Click on the image of the Next Generation Device.
  2. You may be diverted to a different screen. Check out When device driver has conflict section.

Main screen

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  1. Click on the Download File button.

Processing screen

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  1. No action required here, Bridge is searching for connected SPT devices.

Device list screen

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  1. Shows a list of connected SPT devices.

Edit device name

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  1. Edit the name of the device to describe the recent performance "My weekend practice".
  2. Click Download button.

Download progress screen

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  1. Shows download progress from the device(s).
  2. Bottom progress bar shows the download progress for one device.
  3. Top progress bar shows overall download progress across all devices.

Download finished screen

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  1. Shown when the download is finished.
  2. Click View files button to show the location of the files.
  3. Click Visit www.gametraka.com to upload your files to GameTraka.

View files screen

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GameTraka website

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  1. Login with your username and password (if already a registered user), or signup.
  2. Upload your recently downloaded files. You may drag and drop the files.

Download finished screen

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On the same screen, the user can:

  1. Erase the device(s) by clicking on the Erase Device button.
  2. Close the Bridge by clicking on the Finish button.

Erase device screen

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  1. Erasing all the connected devices.

Erase success screen

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  1. Devices has been erased and ready for the next use.

Erase SPT device

First generation SPT device

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  1. Turn on the device.
  2. Using the USB cable provided, plug the smaller end to the device.
  3. Use the bigger end to plug it in a USB port of your computer.

Pick a device screen

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  1. Click on the image of the First Generation Device.

Next generation SPT device

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  1. No need to turn on the device.
  2. Using the USB cable provided, plug the smaller end to the device.
  3. Use the bigger end to plug it in a USB port of your computer.

Pick a device screen

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  1. Click on the image of the Next Generation Device.

Main screen

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  1. Click on the Erase Device button.

Processing screen

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When doing this for the first time, Bridge will look for available SPT devices to erase.

Confirm erase screen

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  1. Click on Erase Device button to confirm.

Erase progress screen

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  1. Erases all connected SPT devices.

Erase success screen

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  1. Device is now empty and ready for next use.
  2. Click Go Back button to go to the Main screen.
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2 Comments

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    tim.taranto

    Do you have to erase the data after every time you use it?

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    Andy

    Hi Tim,

    Yes we recommend you erase the GPS after used, although you can record up to 6.5 hours of data on the unit without needing to erase it. The old files will be there as well as the new ones.

    Cheers,

    Andreas

    Edited by Andy
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