Overview new features 2020.4 Release

  • About this release
  • New features
  • Firmware compatibility
  • Feature support for firmware 1.4.0

About this release


New Features

  • Improved synchronization
    Synchronization success rate is improved for Android and iOS devices (Synch success test based on 200 sync attempts).
  • Synch is decoupled in Xsens DOT App:
    Data recording workflow is changed in the new release. First, synchronization takes place among all sensors and then the user can decide when to start recording. Multiple measurements can be performed with one initial synchronization instance.
  • Synchronization time is extended
    Synchronization takes 10-15 seconds to be completed. However, this is not required before each subsequent measurement.
  • Adjustable data rates
    Different output rate options are available:
    • Real-time streaming: 1Hz, 4Hz, 10Hz, 12Hz, 15Hz, 20Hz, 30Hz and 60Hz
    • Recording: 1Hz, 4Hz, 10Hz, 12Hz, 15Hz, 20Hz, 30Hz, 60Hz and 120Hz
      Note that 120Hz is only available for Recording mode.
  • New filter profiles added
    Users can choose different filter profiles to improve orientation estimation performance based upon the application requirements.




Default filter profile. It assumes moderate dynamics and a homogeneous magnetic field. External magnetic distortion is considered relatively short.


Assumes fast and jerky motions that last for a short time. The dynamic filter uses the magnetometer for stabilization of the heading and assumes very short magnetic distortions. Typical applications include fast dynamic movements such as sprinting.

  • Button Callback
    Users can use the central button in Xsens DOT to assign functions and have additional control over their application. Xsens DOT SDK can detect single click of the button and send out a notification with the associated timestamp
  • Easy MFM
    Increased usability of MFM in Xsens DOT App to improve user experience:
    • Allow user to do MFM with 5 sensors at the same time
    • Clear indication of MFM progress
    • Improved MFM filter profile
  • Firmware update notification in SDK
    Firmware update in the SDK is not public for security reasons. However, it is possible to send a notification using the existing SDK to notify the user when a new firmware update is available
  • Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) available in SDK and App
    RSSI is an estimated measure of the connection quality. This will update during scanning.

Firmware Compatibility

Unsupported firmware versions need to be connected and upgraded to be compatible with 1.6.0 release.


Feature support for firmware 1.4.0



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