The CORE sensor is validated for specific activities (use-cases) and here we provide an overview so that you can check to see if the current capabilities of the CORE sensor matches your requirements.
The advanatge of the CORE sensor technology is that extensive testing and training can be applied to continually increase the accuracy as well as to validate new activites. We then release firmware updates with the improvements that are available to all customers. Read more about data accuracy and validation.
The CORE sensor supports two modes (algorithms) that automatically switch to provide the best level of accuracy for the activity.
Everyday Living Mode
By default, the CORE sensor uses a Low Activity Mode Algorithm which we also refer to as the Everyday Living Mode. As the name suggests, this is for daily activity including sleeping, passive and light activity.
In this mode, the internal algorithm relies on the thermal energy transfer data from the sensor to calculate core body temperature.
Use-cases for the CORE sensor Everyday Living Mode
Sports Activity Mode
This mode is available when a heart rate monitor is paired to the CORE sensor.
The CORE sensor automatically switches from the Everyday Living Mode to the Sports Mode when a paired heart rate monitor is detected. The heart rate signal (bpm) provides information on the level of activity which is used by the algorithm to sigificantly improve the speed and level of accuracy for the core body temperature measurements during sport.
The Sports Mode is validated for active and endurance sports - in particular sports with running and cycling activity, including triathlon.
Use-cases for the Sports Activity Mode
Use cases in validation
The different nature of the human body temperature behavour across different activities requires validation of the CORE sensor for different activities / scenarios. While the CORE sensor can still provide measurement data, the validation process trains (improves) the algorithm so ensure it can provide the level of accuracy that is required.
For validation, we run internal and external testing programs with research partners. He were outline specific use-cases / activities for which we do not actively recommend for use with the CORE sensor as the level of accuracy is lower.