1 First Steps


Before using your SIGMA device for the first time, you should create the device in DATA CENTER. If the SIGMA device is connected to the computer you can also check and modify the device settings and transfer these to your SIGMA device again.

1.1 DATA CENTER

DATA CENTER enables you to evaluate your SIGMA device’s data on a computer or Mac. There are several types of data:

  • Activities
  • Device settings
  • Tracks
  • Total device values
  • Training programs

Note:

For information about which data your device provides, please see your device’s operating instructions. To optimally use this data with DATA CENTER, we recommend that you use an optionally available docking station or the SIGMA wireless dongle. This enables you to directly transmit the data between your SIGMA device and DATA CENTER.

1.1.1 Using SIGMA devices with DATA CENTER

You can use DATA CENTER with the following SIGMA devices:

Bike Computers

TOPLINE 2009

  • BC 509
  • BC 1009 and BC 1009 STS
  • BC 1609 and BC 1609 STS
  • BC 1909 HR
  • BC 2209 MHR

    TOPLINE 2012

  • BC 5.12
  • BC 8.12 and 8.12 W
  • BC 12.12 and BC 12.12 STS
  • BC 14.12
  • BC 16.12 und 16.12 STS

 

ROX

  • ROX 5.0
  • ROX 6.0
  • ROX 8.0
  • ROX 8.1
  • ROX 9.0
  • ROX 9.1

    ROX GPS

  • ROX GPS 7.0
  • ROX 10.0 GPS
  • ROX GPS 11.0

Running watches

  • RC 14.11
  • RC Move

On connecting a device to the computer via the docking station or a cable, it will be automatically identified ready for you to import the data into the software.

Depending on the product, the following data can be entered in DATA CENTER:

  • Cumulative totals values for the device – for example total distance.
  • Memory with all the data recorded for the device – for example the training time.
  • Logs – for example the route’s elevation profile.


The following options are available in the latest program version:

  • View and print total values.
  • View, compare, and print activities and add notes
  • View detailed statistics
  • Plan, print, and export tracks
  • Conveniently modify device settings in DATA CENTER and transfer them to the device

1.1.2 System requirements - Windows computer

The following software and hardware is required to use the latest version of DATA CENTER:

Minimum

  • • x86-compatible processor with at least 2.33 GHz or Intel® Atom™ with at least 1.6 GHz for netbooks
  • 512 MB RAM
  • Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate or Enterprise (auch 64 Bit) with Service Pack 2, Windows 7 or Windows 8 Classic

Empfohlen

  • Intel® Pentium® IV processor
  • 1 GB RAM

1.1.4 System requirements - MAC computer

The following software and hardware is required to use the latest version of DATA CENTER:

  • Intel Core™ Duo or a faster processor
  • 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended).
  • Mac Os X Version 10.7 or higher.

1.1.5 System requirements - Android and iOS

Android:

  • ARMv7/x86 processor with vector FPU, minimum 550MHz, OpenGL ES 2.0, H.264 and AAC HW decoders
  • Android™ 4.0 and above
  • 512 MB RAM

To transfer data from the bike computer / sports watches are the following minimum requirements necessary following:

  • OTG (USB on the go) support

iOS:

  • iPad 2, iPad mini or iPad with Retina display
  • iOS 7 or later

1.1.6 DATA CENTER Update

The new version of DATA CENTER is installed alongside an existing version of DATA CENTER. The data in the existing DATA CENTER is not affected. When you start the new version of DATA CENTER for the first time, a database update may be automatically started. Create a new user and assign sport types.

  1. Start the new version of DATA CENTER.
  2. Select Start update.
  3. Select a sport type.
  4. Create a new user (Select "Please select ..." then "Create User")
  5. Assign this user to all wheels or place other users.
  6. Select Continue to assign users and sports other devices or continue the update process.

Important:

Depending on your computer and the volume of data, the data transfer may take several minutes. Do not cancel the database update once it has started as not all the data may be transferred into the new database.

1.1.7 Activating the software

DATA CENTER only has to be activated when used on Windows or Mac computers; no activation is required for apps. Activation is only required once per installation and can occur automatically (recommended) via the Internet. If your computer does not have an Internet connection, activate the software manually. You can use all DATA CENTER functions without activating it but will only be able to start the software 20 times. After that, it must be activated.
Activation is always valid for the current operating system. If a new operating system is installed, nothing prevents re-activation.
For information on the number of systems on which activation is possible, please see the license terms.

1.1.8 Automatic activation

To activate the software, you need the license key that you have received from the online shop or have been provided in the CD cover. As a registered user, you can also view the license key in the online shop.

  1. Start DATA CENTER. The software activation window opens.
  2. Enter the license key.
  3. Select Automatic.
  4. Click Continue. Once the key has been successfully validated, the software is activated. You can now start DATA CENTER or terminate the activation. Note: If you receive an error message, please check the license key that you have entered.

Tip:

If you register in the online shop and enter your license key from the CD cover in the shop, you will receive free updates.

1.1.9 Manual activation

If you have installed DATA CENTER on a computer without an Internet connection, you can manually activate DATA CENTER. To activate the software, you need the license key that you have received from the online shop or have been provided in the CD cover.

Prerequisite:

You need access to the SIGMA online shop as this is the only place from which you can receive the unlock code.

Generate the activation code in DATA CENTER

  1. Start DATA CENTER. The software activation window opens.
  2. Enter the license key.
  3. Select Manual. You will receive an activation code.

Obtain the unlock code from the SIGMA online shop

  1. Use another computer or a smartphone to connect to the online shop.
  2. Log in.
  3. Enter the activation code in the online shop. You will receive an unlock code.

Complete the activation process in DATA CENTER

  1. Enter the unlock code from the online shop into the DATA CENTER activation window.
  2. Select Continue. Activation is complete. You can now start DATA CENTER.

1.1.10 Connecting the docking station

A docking station is available for many SIGMA SPORT devices. Depending on the device, the docking station either comes with the product or can be purchased as an accessory. The docking station enables you to transmit the values from your SIGMA device to DATA CENTER and copy device settings. You can connect the docking station to your computer via a USB interface.

Note:

An OTG-USB adapter is required for Android.

1.1.11 Connecting a bike computer

Prerequisite:

DATA CENTER has already been installed.

You have a ROX?

The device must not be in the setting menu. The ROX 10.0 GPS must be switched on.

You have a TOPLINE device?

The device must not be in sleep mode or the setting menu.

  1. 1. Connect the docking station to your computer’s USB interface.

    Note:

    If you are connecting the docking station to your computer for the first time, it will be identified as new hardware and the driver will be installed. You must agree to the driver’s installation.

  1. 2. Twist the SIGMA device into the docking station.



  1. 3. Start DATA CENTER. The device will be automatically detected as a new device and the New device window will open.
  2. 4. Enter a name.
  3. 5. Save the new device.

1.1.12 Connecting a running watch

Prerequisite:

DATA CENTER has already been installed.

You have a running watch?

The device must be in sleep mode.

  1. Connect the docking station to your computer’s USB interface.

    Note:

    If you are connecting the docking station to your computer for the first time, it will be identified as new hardware and the driver will be installed. You must agree to the driver’s installation.

  2. Open the docking station’s bracket.
  3. Insert the running watch.

    Tip:

    Ensure that the two noses on the top of the bracket lock into place on the left and right.

  4. If the connection has been correctly made, the LED will illuminate as a steady green light.
  5. Start DATA CENTER. The device will be automatically detected as a new device and the New device window will open.
  6. Enter a name.
  7. Save the new device.

1.1.13 Connecting the RC

The RC is connected to DATA CENTER for Windows and Mac using the SIGMA wireless dongle. The dongle comes with the RC. For Android and iOS, the device must be Bluetooth 4.0 supported. Bluetooth must be activated.

  1. Switch to the dashboard view.
  2. Plug the SIGMA wireless dongle into a USB port.
  3. Select Menu followed by Settings.
  4. Select Wireless Connection followed by Search. The device is connected.

1.1.14 Retrospectively using a docking station

Docking stations are available for many SIGMA devices from specialist retailers or at www.sigma-data-center.com. The docking station drivers are automatically installed when you install DATA CENTER.
If you have previously used your keyboard to enter your training data for your SIGMA device, this will not be lost. The new data that you now import using the docking station will be assigned to the manually created device.

1.1.15 Docking station’s LED panel

An LED panel indicating the docking station’s mode can be found on its front or top.

LED panel on TOPLINE, ROX 5.0, and ROX 6.0 docking stations

Docking station modeGreen LEDRed LED
Sleep mode Flashing Off
Waiting for communication On Off
Communication with PC On On

LED panel on the docking station for the ROX 8.X, 9.X, and running watches

Docking station modeGreen LEDRed LED
Sleep mode Off On
Waiting for communication On Off
Communication with PC Flashing Off

1.1.16 Connecting devices to the computer using a cable

You can connect several SIGMA devices to your computer directly using a cable.

Prerequisite:

DATA CENTER has already been installed.
You have a ROX with a cable connection.

  1. Switch on the SIGMA device.
  2. Connect the cable supplied to your SIGMA device.
  3. Connect the cable to a USB port on your computer.

    Note:

    If you are connecting the SIGMA device to your computer for the first time, it will be identified as new hardware and the driver will be installed. You must agree to the driver’s installation.

  4. Start DATA CENTER. The device will be automatically detected as a new device and the New device window will open.
  5. Enter a name.
  6. Save the new device.

1.2 Quick start guide

The quick start guide provides experienced computer users with the key information about DATA CENTER. It guides you through the evaluation process in five steps, describes the interface structure, and explains the important icons and functions.

1.2.1 Evaluation in five steps

Without a docking station

  1. Starting the software
  2. Selecting activities
  3. Manually creating an activity
  4. Selecting an activity
  5. Manually entering data values

With a docking station or using a cable

  1. Starting the software
  2. Connecting the SIGMA device to the computer
  3. Importing data
  4. Selecting an activity
  5. Evaluating, comparing, or editing an activity etc.

1.2.2 Interface description

1.2.3 Overview of icons and functions

Open the list of available functions.
Which functions are available depends on the current view and whether a SIGMA device is connected.

Back
Go back to the previous screen.

Import file
Import a file with activity data, device settings, or tracks.

Export data
Export activity data, device settings, or tracks as a file.

Create printable PDF
Receive a PDF of log and memory data.

Import from device
Import data into DATA CENTER from your SIGMA device using a docking station or a SIGMA wireless dongle.

Export to device
Transfer device settings, total device values, or tracks from DATA CENTER to your device using a docking station or a SIGMA wireless dongle.

New
Create a track, an activity, a training program, or new device settings.

Create copy
Create an editable copy of the device settings displayed.

Set filter
Create a new filter or edit or delete existing filters for evaluations in the Activities, Calendar, and Statistics areas.

Comparison
Compare two memories or logs.

Speed format
The data is displayed in km/h or min/km. The unit on the Y-axis changes in the log file window.

Unit of the X axis
Switch between the units hours and kilometers on the X-axis.

SIGMA CLOUD
Synchronize the data from your DATA CENTER with the SIGMA CLOUD.

Change view
Switch between graph, map and data view.

Trim log
Trim the log at the start and end to shorten the route.

Altitude correction
Retrospectively correct the start altitude and recalculate the altitude profile.

Previous or next log entry
Move the green arrow on the timeline from one log entry to the next to specifically select individual log entries in the record.

Beeline
Create a new track point without automatically following roads.

Create a route
Create a new track point and automatically follow roads.

Add a POI
Create a POI and specify whether it is e.g. a restaurant or train station. The POI is marked on the map using the appropriate icons.

Download track
Download a track to DATA CENTER from the device or a portal.

Sport type
Every activity is allocated a sport type.