Understanding the FitMachine Sensor Reporting Interval

Find out when you can expect the sensor to take and send data.


When you first put the FitMachine sensor on your equipment, it has to learn what is "normal" for the piece of equipment. To speed up this process, the FitMachine sensor's sample interval and sync interval is shorter than normal operations.

  • Sample interval: 1 minute*
  • Sync interval: 20 minutes*

*As more samples are gathered these intervals become longer. These intervals only apply when the equipment is running. When the equipment is not running, see below for interval lengths.

Normal Operations

When the FitMachine sensor has gathered enough samples to complete the learning, the intervals will extend out to conserve battery life.

When the FitMachine sensor is seeing running data:

  • Sample interval: 15 minutes
  • Sync interval: 4 hours

When the FitMachine sensor is seeing non-running data:

  • Sample interval: 8 hours
  • Sync interval: 8 hours

The FitMachine sensor also has a Wake-On-Motion setting so that if the equipment starts running in between non-running samples, the sensor will wake up and start sampling at its normal rate.

Custom Settings

If you would like to discuss having custom settings for your FitMachine sensors, please contact MOVUS Support below.


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