This guide is designed to help you get going as soon as you receive your EDGE Individual kit


edge gps unit

Power Button

  • Press the Power Button once to turn the unit on
  • Hold the Power Button down for 3-4 seconds to switch off the unit
  • Holding down the Power Button until the Side LED flashes purple/white performs a hard reset of the unit

Side LED

  • No light = EDGE GPS is off
  • Flashing Blue = EDGE GPS is in the process of turning on
  • Breathing orange/Red = EDGE GPS is trying to find a GPS connection
  • Breathing/Solid Green = EDGE GPS has a GPS connection and is recording data
  • Solid Blue = Data transfer mode enabled


  • When plugged into charge the Side LED will display:
  • Solid Red = EDGE GPS is charging
  • Solid Green = EDGE GPS is fully charged
EDGE unit guide
NB: Remember to turn on your EDGE unit outdoors - GPS will not connect while indoors.

Logging into the app

  1. You have been sent an email from 'robots@playerdata.com' to confirm your account
  2. Click on the link to create your password and tap ‘Save’ (check junk folder if needed)
  3. Download the PlayerData app
  4. You can now log into the app (we recommend keeping 'Remember me' ticked)
logging into the app

app setup

If you have an issue signing up please DO NOT retry with a new email - notify us for assistance

  1. Ensure you have the latest version of the app
  2. Complete account set up by filling in date of birth, gender and units of measurement
  3. Tap 'Continue'
  4. Tap 'Scan EDGE unit' to open your camera
  5. Scan the QR Code on the back of your EDGE device

NOTE: If you are part of Macclesfield FC and have received an individual unit, you do not need to scan the unit. It has been pre-registered for you and you won't see this step.

app setup

changing unit initials and numbers

  1. Open the app
  2. Ensure your Bluetooth is on and enabled for use in the app
  3. Turn on your EDGE unit
  4. Tap 'More' on the main navigation
  5. Tap ‘Set Edge Names’
  6. This will now locate your unit which you have turned on nearby (default is PD 99)
  7. Enter initials and numbers (can be your initials and squad number or club initials eg. SU 01, 02, 03 etc)
  8. Tap ‘Save’

changing units initials and number

pitch setup for matches

  1. Open the app
  2. Tap 'More' on the main navigation
  3. Tap ‘Pitch Setup’
  4. Tap the green '+' button in the bottom right-hand corner
  5. Type in the name, address or postcode of the pitch and then tap ‘Next’
  6. Name the pitch and select a sport
  7. Using your fingers, resize the pitch template over the top of the Google maps display
  8. Line up the top and bottom ends of the template over your actual pitch and use the width slider to set the correct width
  9. Tap the ‘Save’ button
  10. You will only need to do this once for your home pitch and all the away pitches you play on through the season, this will generate the heatmap data for your matches
pitch setup


Once you have finished training:

  1. Ensure that the unit used in the session is turned on and nearby
  2. Tap the central ‘+’ icon, and select ‘Sync Data’
  3. The unit will then be auto detected and will start to sync all of the data it has stored
  4. The unit will show a green tick when the sync is complete
  5. Tap ‘Done’ when the sync is complete

creating a training session

Do this after you have finished your training session

  1. Open the app
  2. Tap the green '+' on the main navigation
  3. Select 'Training' for the session type
  4. Input ‘Start’ and ‘End’ time of the session
  5. Add a description
  6. Tap ‘Finish’ and this will create an empty session for you, ready to upload data from your EDGE unit
creating a training session

creating a match session

Do this after you have finished playing in the match

  1. Open the app
  2. Tap the green '+' on the main navigation
  3. Select 'Match' for the session type
  4. Select date, type in opponent, score and select result of the match
  5. Select the pitch you played on (create a new pitch if you haven’t set it up yet)
  6. Add a description
  7. Input specific ‘Start’ and ‘End’ times for each half/quarter to ensure the breaks in play are cut out correctly
  8. Tap ‘Finish’ and this will create an empty session for you, ready to upload data from your EDGE unit
creating a match

uploading data to sessions

  1. View any training or match session you have created
  2. On the Overview tab tap the green ‘+’ button
  3. Tap ‘Add Edge Data’
  4. You will then be prompted to assign the EDGE unit that has synced data during this session
  5. Once you have assigned the EDGE unit tap ‘Confirm Athletes’
  6. The data has now been sent for processing, check back on the session in a few minutes to view the data either on your mobile app or on desktop - app.playerdata.co.uk
uploading data to app
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