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  • Getting starting with Myo on macOS

    We've made the setup process easy with Myo Connect! This simple, online guide will walk you through all the necessary steps as well as the Getting Started Guide.

    Myo Connect is supports the latest OS X/macOS versions supported by Apple, currently OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and higher. It may work with older OS versions such as 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or 10.9 (Mavericks) however, they are not officially supported. Unfortunately beta operating system releases are not supported.

    1. Download the Myo Connect package here. Once the download has finished, double click to mount it.

    2. Click and drag the Myo Connect icon into the Applications folder shortcut to install.


    3. Open the Applications folder and click on the Myo Connect application to open it. Depending on your security settings, you may see a dialog asking if you are sure you want to open it. Click Open.


    4. Myo Connect requires access to control your Mac using accessibility features - this is how you can control applications on your Mac using Myo. If you are running OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or higher, you will see a Security & Access dialog that will let you to allow or deny access. Click Open System Preferences.


    Sometimes this dialog can be hidden behind other windows. If you do not see this message, close or move other windows.

    5. Click the lock and enter your password to make changes, then click the checkbox for Myo Connect in the Accessibility section.


    If you are using OS X 10.8.x (Mountain Lion) and do not see the above screen, click here.

    6. Once Myo Connect is running, the Getting Started Guide will launch automatically. Click Continue to begin.


    7. Connect the USB Bluetooth adapter to your computer, then the Standard Micro-USB Cable, then your Myo armband. Click Continue when all have been recognized.


    8. Give your Myo armband a name and click Continue. This is the name you see when you connect Myo to any device.


    9. Register your Myo armband by entering your email address and clicking Register Myo. Click Skip in the bottom right corner if you do not wish to register.


    10. If there is a firmware update available for your Myo, you will be prompted to update before proceeding. Click Update Myo to continue.


    11. When the update has finished, disconnect the Myo armband from the USB cable and click Continue to advance to the next screen.


    If your Myo was just updated, the status LED will pulse a pale purple colour for a few moments as it completes the update. The Myo will then connect to your computer via Bluetooth (indicated by the status LED turning solid blue) automatically.

    Having trouble progressing to the next step? Check out the suggestions outlined here for help!

    12. Now that your Myo is connected to your computer through Bluetooth, watch the video on how to wear and sync with Myo then click Continue.


    13. Perform the Sync Gesture for yourself to proceed to the next step.


    14. In some conditions Myo may need to warm up while it forms a strong connection to the muscles in your arm. Wear Myo until it vibrates, unsync and then resync it to continue. If you don't see this screen, don't worry! Move on to the next step.


    15. Myo Connect will discover what arm Myo is on. Click Continue to proceed. If it's detected the wrong arm, slide it down your arm, put it back on with the USB port facing your wrist and perform the sync gesture again.


    16. Learn and practice the 5 basic gestures and click Continue when ready to proceed. The order of the gestures may be different than what is shown below - it's random!



    17. Myo Connect is an application that runs in the background to allow you to use your Myo with your computer. The application icon is shown in the Windows system tray. Right click it for the menu options. Double Tap to continue.


    18. Remember: any time you put your Myo on, you'll need to do the sync gesture. Click Continue.


    19. You can do a lot with Myo! Click on Myo Mouse and Keyboard, Presentation Control or Myo for RC to learn more or close the Guide and begin controlling your computer with Myo.