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Carv - waste of money

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I have followed the Carv story with interest - the product concept is great.

Finally decided to buy them to try as an xmas pressie for me.

Problem is that the app doesn't work with a Samsung phone, despite their claims that their android app now works.

So a very expensive pair of sole thickeners.

Shame.

Now have just got to try to get a refund out of them.
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Annoying for you and I hope you get your refund, but that's a hardware connectivity/compatibility problem rather than an issue with the product itself.

I've not tried it, but I do know that Carv are actively testing/reviewing their product in the Alps at the moment (there was a test at Axamer Lizum a few days ago) and they will pay you to take part (based on mileage and writing a review, I think) if you can find a test in your vicinity. I didn't try it because they specified that your boot needed to be mondo 25 or larger. Also, you'd have to be working pretty hard and lucky with the lift queue at Lizum to make the max €90 for 50km, the runs just aren't long enough to clock up that sort of distance.
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Scarlet wrote:
Annoying for you and I hope you get your refund, but that's a hardware connectivity/compatibility problem rather than an issue with the product itself.

I've not tried it, but I do know that Carv are actively testing/reviewing their product in the Alps at the moment (there was a test at Axamer Lizum a few days ago) and they will pay you to take part (based on mileage and writing a review, I think) if you can find a test in your vicinity. I didn't try it because they specified that your boot needed to be mondo 25 or larger. Also, you'd have to be working pretty hard and lucky with the lift queue at Lizum to make the max €90 for 50km, the runs just aren't long enough to clock up that sort of distance.


Disagree about it being a connectivity issue - Carv should have tested it on common Samsung phones running android.

When the app won't even open it suggests a serious failure in testing.
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ChrisKernow wrote:
Scarlet wrote:
Annoying for you and I hope you get your refund, but that's a hardware connectivity/compatibility problem rather than an issue with the product itself.

I've not tried it, but I do know that Carv are actively testing/reviewing their product in the Alps at the moment (there was a test at Axamer Lizum a few days ago) and they will pay you to take part (based on mileage and writing a review, I think) if you can find a test in your vicinity. I didn't try it because they specified that your boot needed to be mondo 25 or larger. Also, you'd have to be working pretty hard and lucky with the lift queue at Lizum to make the max €90 for 50km, the runs just aren't long enough to clock up that sort of distance.


Disagree about it being a connectivity issue - Carv should have tested it on common Samsung phones running android.

When the app won't even open it suggests a serious failure in testing.


Which version of android?
Have you given feedback on the Play store yet?
They are fairly prompt to respond

From their FAQs
Is Carv compatible with my phone?
Jamie Salter avatar
Written by Jamie Salter
Updated over a week ago

iPhone: Carv requires the iPhone 6 or newer to run, with a minimum of iOS 12 installed, though we recommend using the most up to date version of iOS.

Android: The Android version of the Carv app is due to be released on the 20th December 2019, and will be compatible with all versions of the Carv hardware. It will require a minimum of Android 6.0 to run.

Other devices: Carv requires GPS service, a motion sensor and a barometer in order to operate correctly. Some other Apple products such as more recent iPads may contain these features and thus would be able to run Carv, but we do not guarantee compatibility between any devices other than those specified explicitly.
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 Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
I just bought Carv, and own a Samsung phone.
I was able to set up the sensors (pair, motion calibration, force calibration), but haven't tried it on the slopes yet. Would be very disappointed if it fails!
What exactly is not working in the app for you?
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You'll need to Register first of course.
The app crashes as soon as it is opened.
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 Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
Only paired ours "in house" and not on Samsung (just cheap Chinese copies) but all went well. Looking forward to testing them on the slopes.
Pairing won't work unless you've fully charged the units - we had hiccups that further charging alleviated.


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 After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
ChrisKernow wrote:
The app crashes as soon as it is opened.


Not normal - 2/2 it didn't
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Scarlet wrote:
Annoying for you and I hope you get your refund, but that's a hardware connectivity/compatibility problem rather than an issue with the product itself.

I've not tried it, but I do know that Carv are actively testing/reviewing their product in the Alps at the moment (there was a test at Axamer Lizum a few days ago) and they will pay you to take part (based on mileage and writing a review, I think) if you can find a test in your vicinity. I didn't try it because they specified that your boot needed to be mondo 25 or larger. Also, you'd have to be working pretty hard and lucky with the lift queue at Lizum to make the max €90 for 50km, the runs just aren't long enough to clock up that sort of distance.


Waving to Carv if they are listening - we're going to be in the Superskicard area for a couple of months - 2 dodgy intermediates who ski solo (hence the investment in your product) - give us a shout if you want feedback - no strings, happy to help.
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I have the same issue after reinstalling the app as it seems a few others do on the play store reviews.
there is apparently an update coming out shortly to address this
it would be worth emailing team@getcarv.com with your phone model/OS details to confirm the update's applicability.
the advice is keep the app on phone and update when prompted/available
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snowHeads are a friendly bunch.
new App update has worked
App opens, registers etc. just need to fit/calibrate insoles when able to

@ChrisKernow any luck post-update with your device?
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 And love to help out and answer questions and of course, read each other's snow reports.
And love to help out and answer questions and of course, read each other's snow reports.
Hi guys,

Firstly, a massive apology from our team for the shaky Android start that users with certain phone modes have been experiencing. We are a small team and have been working hard throughout the holidays to fix these compatibility issues.

As you may know, Android is a very fragmented hardware market and Carv uses many critical interfaces in the phone (gps, Bluetooth, data etc) which has made the Android launch more complex than iOS. It has however got our full focus and we are releasing new versions almost daily with these issues resolved as a priority.

Please make sure you are downloading the latest version when it is posted as an update.

If you are don’t want to hold on for a few more days until we’ve cleaned out these bugs, we will of course offer a refund - just use the contact form on our site and the team will look after you.

Thank you for your patience and if you have had an issue please report the bug by swiping left with two fingers to trigger a big report to our dev, or get in touch using the website.

PS. After speaking to our users over the summer we’ve added lots of new, exciting features into the app this year and just had 5* review / ‘Best Buy’ rating from Expert Reviews - so please bear with us and you’ll have a great ski coach for your winter’s skiing Very Happy
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 So if you're just off somewhere snowy come back and post a snow report of your own and we'll all love you very much
So if you're just off somewhere snowy come back and post a snow report of your own and we'll all love you very much
@Team Carv, Cool
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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
What would be more interesting is some longer term testing from snowheads (I appreciate that if you can't even install the software then that is difficult). You would imagine that Samsung would be a priority platform though.
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 Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Google Play is slammed with 1-star reviews, the past week.

Launching a skitech app -- before the tech is market-ready -- is reckless mismanagement.

Yall need to start firing some folks.
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