Qollector Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications – Qollector

Live Cellular Connection Data is uploaded every minute where cellular service exists, otherwise data is stored for transmission when service returns.

Qollector is fixed to the AT&T mobile telecommunications network. It uses 3G technology and international roaming for worldwide use.

The cellular plan cannot be bundled with other devices.

GPS, GLONASS and WAAS Qollector uses the GPS and GLONASS constellations and the WAAS navigation aid. It delivers 3 meter accuracy in ideal conditions. Qollector is effective for road, triathlon, MTB and adventure. Satellite acquisition time is the same as a typical GPS cycling computer.
Altitude and Temperature Qollector features a barometric altimetry sensor and internal temperature recording.
ANT+ High Definition Data Data is captured four times-a-second, which is the ANT+ standard. This is in contrast to many cycling computers, which discard messages to reduce the sampling rate to once per second.

The ANT+ Bike Power profile currently specifies a maximum of four messages per second. Quarq power meters transmit a new message every crank revolution. e.g. They transmit two messages-a-second when you are pedaling at 120rpm.

High definition data does not mean high-speed data. It means every unique ANT+ message is captured and when you review the data no message from any of your sensors is missing. When the ANT+ Bike Power profile grows to include high-speed data Qollector is ready.

Qollector does not feature Bluetooth or Bluetooth Low Energy technology. We recognize many people will use Qollector as a second receiver and ANT+ has one-to-many communication.

File Format Qollector stores raw ANT+ messages, GPS messages and environmental data in a custom file format called FUZE. FUZE is based on the Flexible and Interoperable Data Transfer (FIT) file structure.

FUZE files are uploaded to QuarqNet at 1-minute intervals using the cellular connection. Data from FUZE files is amassed and organized on QuarqNet. Every FUZE file is retained.

Then FUZE files are converted to a standard FIT file. FIT file start and end points are captured each time the Qollector is turned on and off. The FIT file features 1/128 second (8 millisecond) resolution. A second FIT file with 1-second resolution is synced with third-party analysis tools Strava, Today’s Plan and TrainingPeaks. This delivers the best data for each platform.

Proximity Pairing To pair Qollector with a sensor, press the on/off button twice and hold it close to the sensor.

Qollector keeps a list of sensors that have been proximity paired and tries to attach them when it is switched on. It will not automatically connect to a sensor that has not been proximity paired.

Up to 7 ANT+™ sensors can be paired with Qollector.

When paired with two or more of the same sensor type, the most-used sensor will be installed in the FIT file and synchronized with third party sites. The companion website, QuarqNet, offers sensor management with more options.

One-button Operation Every action is done with a button push: Turning the device on and off, pairing with sensors, and seeing device status
Simple LED Display There are three states for service: Green, orange and red. And two states for paired devices: Paired or not.
Haptic Technology Qollector uses vibration for tactile feedback. This is useful when it is carried out of sight such as in a wetsuit or jersey pocket.
Durable The case is an impact resistant polycarbonate.
Waterproof Qollector is built to the IPX7 ingress protection standard. It can be carried for all three disciplines in a triathlon. It features a military-spec waterproof and corrosion proof micro-USB connector.
Battery Life Qollector’s battery lasts for 24 hours with uploads at 1-minute intervals. Battery life may be reduced when out of cellular range.

Charging can take up to four hours with a wall charger or high power USB port, and up to eight hours on a low power USB port.

Qollector’s battery is charged using the supplied micro-USB cable and wall charger.

Mounting Options Qollector can be mounted on the frame or seat post using the purpose-built, rubberized bike mount. The mount works on Di2 battery mounts and the top tube mounts on modern triathlon bikes. A companion aero wedge ensures a snug fit on aerodynamic tubes. You can add a seat rail clamp for under-the-saddle mounting.

There is a 1” elastic race belt with an adjustable buckle for riding and running. It includes gel holders and race number attachment.

Qollector is waterproof, so it can be held in a cyclists’ jersey or inside a triathlon race suit.

Sensor Compatibility ANT+ Power Meter
ANT+ Heart Rate
ANT+ Gear Shifting (e.g. SRAM RED eTAP)
ANT+ Speed/Cadence
ANT+ Footpod
ANT+ Remote Control
ANT+ Muscle Oxygen

Technical Specifications – QuarqNet

QuarqNet is home to set-up and a quick start guide, activity history, syncing and sharing.

Synchronization Activities can be synchronized with Dropbox, Strava, Today’s Plan and TrainingPeaks, and downloaded to a local computer.

There is an option to annotate activities before syncing with third party analysis services – to document feelings, fatigue or conditions. This requires a smartphone. The request to annotate an activity is sent in a text message when you shut off the Qollector. Annotations are made in a web browser. Once annotated, the activity will be synced. If you ignore the annotation request the activity will be synced four hours’ after shut-off.

Annotations include marking rides as a stationary trainer and private ride, and selecting your bike.  Be aware that some analysis sites cannot process all provided information.

Tracking Qollector and QuarqNet offer three real-time tracking options.

  • Share a 24-hour tracking URL with anyone.
  • Automatically notify selected parties by text message whenever you are active.  They must opt in for this service.
  • Connect with fellow account users to share when and where you are active.

Tracking will only operate where cellular service is available. Outside this range data will be buffered and transmitted when service returns. For this reason we do not offer an SOS feature.