Manual2018-09-13T12:48:59+00:00

Installation of Saphe

Remove the transparent plastic from underneath the two buttons.

Open “App Store” or “Google play store” to download our Saphe Link app.

Before you can start using Saphe on the road, you must pair your Saphe unit with your phone. This is done through the Saphe Link app, and not via. the phone’s Bluetooth menu. In order to start you must do the following:

  1. Enable Bluetooth on your phone.
  2. Start the Saphe Link app.
  3. Turn on your Saphe unit

When your phone sees Saphe for the first time, the app will ask you to approve the pairing.

Saphe should be mounted within sight and reach. Either on the windshield or on the dashboard. If mounted vertically, make sure that the buttons are facing upwards. If mounted on the windshield, make sure that Saphe isn’t covered by the sunshade. Saphe can easily be mounted close to the rear-view mirror, but should still be visible and reachable.

In order to pair with multiple phones, you must ensure that Bluetooth is disabled on all previously paired phones, while you are pairing with the others. This will make the process much easier, since Saphe will not be trying to connect to those phones, and thereby stopping the pairing process.

This will not be necessary for normal daily use. The Saphe unit’s power consumption has been highly optimised, and the Saphe unit will sleep automatically when you are not driving. In order to turn Saphe on or off, you have to hold down the RED button for approximately 3 seconds.

If Saphe displays a GREEN light, your Saphe unit is turned off.

Ved GRØNT lys er din Saphe slukket.

It is important to understand the signals that Saphe gives you when you start driving, so that you know when you are connected correctly and ready to receive alarms on the road.

BLUE blinking and two beeps

You are now connected to Saphe.

RED/YELLOW blinking and a sirene-like sound

A connection was not established. Maybe you forgot your phone, or Bluetooth is disabled on your phone.

Installation of Saphe MC

Your Saphe MC is turned off when you recieve it. To turn it on you have to press the button until the green light turns of.

Before you can start using Saphe MC on your drives, make sure to pair Saphe MC with your phone. This must be done via the Saphe Link app, and not via the phone’s Bluetooth menu. To start, do the following:

  1. Turn on Bluetooth on your phone.
  2. Start the Saphe Link app.
  3. Press the button on your Saphe MC.

When your phone sees Saphe MC, you will receive a message in the app where you can approve the pairing.

If you already have Bluetooth headset / Intercom in your helmet, it is also possible to get the alarm sound via Bluetooth. Under Settings in the Saphe Link app, select ‘Standard’ under ‘Extra alarm sound’.

The Saphe MC is mounted in the helmet at the ear so that the audio output points to the ear and not away from the ear. The following image shows the side of the sound from the device. Saphe MC is fitted with the enclosed piece of double-adhesive tape.

To pair Saphe MC with multiple phones, be sure to turn off Bluetooth on the phones that are already paired with the Saphe device while pairing with the others. This will make the process easier as Saphe MC will not attempt to connect to the already paired phones and stop the mating process.

This is not necessary to turn off your Saphe MC for daily use. The Saphe device has a highly optimized power consumption and automatically goes to sleep when you’re not driving. To turn on and off the Saphe device, just hold down until the LED stops lit (after about 3 seconds). In winter, you can turn off your Saphe MC.

At GREEN light, your Saphe is off.

Alarms

You will receive an alarm approximately 25 seconds (400-1000 meters) before you reach a speed control. Saphe will play a warning sound and start blinking to indicate that you need to pay extra attention to your surroundings.

  • BLUE blinking = Speed control
  • RED blinking = Accident/Danger/Car on shoulder

With Saphe you become a part of a user-driven traffic network, where it is vital that everyone participates. If you see a speed control or an accident/danger while driving, then make sure that you report it. You do that by clicking one of the two buttons.

  • BLUE Short click = Speed control
  • RED Short click = Accident/Danger
  • RED Long click = Car on shoulder

Short click = Pressing and letting go of the button immediately after the beep.
Long click = Pressing and letting go of the button after about a second, after the second beep.

Always click the button as you are passing the speed control or accident/danger, not before or after. An alarm is only created once it has been reported by at least two users. In the dark you can recognise the blue button on the small plastic mark on the button.

If you are warned against a speed control or an accident/danger, and you can confirm that it is still there, you must confirm by clicking one of Saphe’s two buttons.
We use the same button presses for confirming, as we do for confirming, e.g. clicking the BLUE button to confirm a speed control, or the RED button to confirm an accident/danger.

When an alarm is no longer being confirmed by passing drivers, it will automatically be deleted.

In order to warn against speed controls, a large user-network is required for reporting. We have a network like this in Denmark and in Norway (where we are collaborating with Politikontroller.no).

With Saphe, you will be warned against all fixed speed controls in all of Europe. This means that you will be warned against more than 30.000 controls in the following countries: Austria, Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia, Belarus, Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Croatia, Italy, Ireland, Iceland, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Rumania, Russia, Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, and Ukraine.

It is illegal to warn against speed controls in Turkey, Switzerland, Cypress, and Macedonia.

App

Here you can see if your Saphe is connected. If an X is showing, Bluetooth is turned off on your Phone. Saphe will only connect when you driving, or if you click the blue button on Saphe.

Here you can see if the sensor within Saphe is working correctly. A CAR icon will be showing when you are driving, and a P icon will be showing when you are not moving. If the symbol does not change while you are connected, you might have to restart your Saphe unit.

When the car is moving faster than 10 km/h you will see the speed here. If the speed is not shown, while you are driving, it can be a sign of GPS issues on your phone. This can be verified through Google Maps.

The location of the nearest speed control or accident/danger.

The distance to the nearest speed control or accident/danger. If the speed control icon is blue, then the speed control is not yet confirmed.

Here you can change the various settings on the app.

Here you can quickly access this manual.

Here will future messages about changes in the app, etc. come.

FAQ

Some advice

  • Make sure that the app is up-to-date
     
  • Restart the phone
  • Restart Saphe

GPS is called Location Services in iOS and Location in Android.

On iPhone it is vital that Location Services have been set to Always for Saphe Link. This means that the app always has permission to use the GPS, but we are only using it while you are driving. If you set it to In use, Saphe Link will only be able to use the gps while the screen is on, and Saphe Link is open on-screen.

Check GPS

We recommend using Google Maps or Apple Maps to check that your GPS is working properly. Both location and accuracy must be correct. The accuracy is shown as a blue transparent circle around your location. The accuracy should be around 10 meters.

There can be multiple reasons for missing alarms:

  • App hasn’t been updated
  • GPS isn’t working correctly
  • Mobile data has been disabled
  • Battery optimisation (Android)
  • Power saving (Android)

If battery optimisation or battery saving has been enabled on your phone, we cannot ensure that Saphe will work correctly.

Battery optimisation (Android)

  • Settings
  • Apps
  • Settings (Cogwheel at the bottom)
  • Special access
  • Ignore battery optimisation
  • Ignore/Allowed (Second line from the top)
  • Choose All apps
  • Find Saphe Link and disable battery optimisation.

Note that on HUAWEI phones, the wording is different. Here it is called Ignore battery optimisation and you must choose Allow for Saphe Link.

Power saving (Samsung)

Power saving mode must be turned OFF. You can find this setting here:

  • Settings
  • Device maintenance
  • Battery