Master Pace

Learn about the impact of speed on measurement accuracy.

With motion-based measuring, the measurement error grows exponentially over time. This means you need to walk fast and rotate your device slowly.

To minimise error and maximise measurement accuracy, do not take longer than 8 seconds before pausing – pausing means setting down your Moasure device to capture a point. Don't worry, this doesn't mean that you must complete a whole measurement within 8 seconds. You can pause as many times as you need to complete a measurement.

To help you stay within the 0 to 8 second timeframe, the Moasure app features a handy timer bar and audible cues.

Timer Bar Sections

  • White: This is filled between 0 to 6 seconds

  • Amber: This filled between 6 to 8 seconds

  • Red: This is filled from 8 seconds onwards

Even though it may seem counter-intuitive, the quicker you move, the more accurate your measurement will be.

Besides visual indications in the app in the form of a timer bar, you also get auditory feedback using a beeping sound. A slow tick sound will appear at 6 seconds and it will turn to a faster tick sound at 8 seconds. Once the slow tick sound is heard, you should prepare to set the device down.

Measuring Around Obstacles

Don't worry if you cannot move around an obstacle or obstruction within 8 seconds. You can pause as many times as you need to, for as long as it takes you to get around the obstacle.

If you don't want these pause points to be recorded on your measurement drawing, you can change the Path Type to Ignore Line before going around the obstacle.

Another way to measure around obstacles is to use the Ignore tool after your measurement is finished to remove pause points from your measurement drawing. Every time you ignore a point, the points before and after the ignored point will be connected.

If you prefer watching instead of reading, you can watch the below video that goes through all three aspects of mastering measuring technique.

Last updated © 2023 All rights reserved