SPARKvue Update

SPARKvue 4.0 is here! Update today to take advantage of all the new features and improvements. Get a full run down of all the changes at pasco.com/whatsnewsparkvue

Want more info on SPARKvue?  See the SPARKvue software page for full details.

Note:  This update is for Windows and Mac computer users. For iPad, iPhone, Android tablet, Chromebook or SPARK Element users, your updates will be handled via direct notification and installation on your device.

Windows Update

Windows Download

Mac Update

  • Filename: SPARKvue-Update-4.0.0.18.dmg
  • Filesize: 137 MB
  • Version: 4.0.0.18

Mac Download

Free app updates for iPhones, iPads, Android tablets and Chromebooks.

Some devices will automatically update to the latest version. Please check your app version to see if you need to update.

iPad & iPhones

Android devices

Chromebooks

About this download

  • The most recent version is 4.0.0.18 for Mac and Windows released on 10/5/2018
  • This update is intended for users who have a licensed version of SPARKvue and who are using Mac or Windows computers
  • The update is free from any previous version of SPARKvue
  • Updating SPARKvue will not alter or delete any of your saved work

What's new in this version

This is a feature release of the SPARKvue software. Noted below are the new features and resolved issues for this release.

Highlights of this release:

  • The Home Screen has been replace with the Welcome Screen
  • Choose the type of experiment to perform on the Welcome Screen
  • A Main Menu has been created for frequently used features
  • A Live Data Bar is now included in experiments
  • Show only the most recent data run on Line Graph displays
  • Enable, calibrate, and configure sensors through the new Hardware Setup panel
  • Share experiment files directly to cloud services like Google Drive and OneDrive
  • Added ability to leave remotely logged data on the sensor after downloading
  • Improved the Remote Data Logging Setup dialog
  • Added the Natural Exponent and Natural Log curve fits
  • General bug Fixes

See the full release notes for SPARKvue 4.0.0.18.

Need help getting started with SPARKvue? Join us for our next free online training.

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System Requirements

To run the latest version of SPARKvue

Windows Mac
Windows 7 sp1 or later Mac OS X v 10.10 or later
1 GHz Processor An Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 or Xeon Processor
2 GB RAM 2 GB RAM
435 MB Free Disk Space (255 MB for SPARKvue, 74 MB for Common Files, and 105 MB for Experiments) 200 MB Free Disk Space (Application Bundle)

1024 x 768 or greater resolution

1024 x 768 or greater resolution

Please contact Teacher Support if you have any issues with download or installation

Wireless Sensors and Windows 10

To use Wireless Sensors directly with Windows devices (without the PS-3500 USB Bluetooth Adapter) three conditions must be met:

1) A device running Windows 10 Creators Edition 1703 or later (Check or update your Windows version)

2) A device with Bluetooth version 4.0 or higher (Check your Bluetooth Version)

3) SPARKvue 3.0 or later must be installed (or reinstalled) after Windows 10 is up-to-date with Creators edition.

Highlights of previous major releases:

Enhancements included in SPARKvue Version 3.2.1

This was a maintenance release of the SPARKvue software. Noted below are the new features and resolved issues for this release.

Resolved Issues:

  • Fixed an issue where voltage or current data was not recorded
  • Fixed a crash on Mac that would occur if the Mac did not have a built in microphone
  • Fixed an issue where sensors with older firmware (2 revs or more back) would not automatically
    prompt to update.
  • And more

See the full release notes for SPARKvue 3.2.1.3

Enhancements included in SPARKvue Version 3.2.0

  • This version supports the LX/LXi data logger
  • Support for the on board GPS for LX/LXi
  • A Weather Dashboard Quick Start has been added
  • On board sound for Mac
  • Improved on board sound for iOS
  • A new Compass display
  • General bug fixes

See the full release notes for SPARKvue 3.2.0.11.

Enhancements included in SPARKvue Version 3.1.0

  • Support for the Wireless Weather Sensor with GPS
  • Support for the Wireless Colorimeter and Turbidity Sensor
  • Allows for the time of an experiment to be shown using the date and time data collection started - ideal for experiments using logging mode.
  • New Smart Run Colors Feature
  • Improved velocity and acceleration data with Smart Carts and Motion Sensors
  • New Multi-plot display
  • New Quick Start Sensor based experiments
  • Expanded experiment templates
  • Sound support for Chromebooks, allowing the device's sound input to be used for FFT and oscilloscope functions.
  • General bug fixes

See the full release notes for SPARKvue 3.1.0

Enhancements included in SPARKvue Version 3.0.1

  • Improved Graph, Scope, FFT and Bar Graph displays
  • Ability to directly connect Wireless Sensors to compatible Windows devices (See below for details)
  • New and improved Graph tool behaviors
  • Easier to change display measurements and units
  • New calibration option for wireless CO2 sensor
  • Firmware update for SmartCart fixing a time shift between Acceleration from Position sensor and measured Acceleration-x
  • New, larger readout for the Digits display
  • Resolved several known issues

See the full release notes for SPARKvue 3.0.1

Enhancements included in SPARKvue Version 2.7

  • Ability to sync multiple wireless sensors
  • Support and tools for the new Smart Fan Accessory
  • Support for ISE probes for the Wireless pH Sensor
  • Automatic update checking
  • Improved RGB measurements with the Wireless Light Sensor
  • Support for the new Wireless Current Module for Modular Circuits

See the full release notes for SPARKvue 2.7.0

Enhancements included in SPARKvue Version 2.6

  • Improved creation and editing of user entered data in tables
  • Support for the Smart Gate auxiliary port
  • Added ability connect to Ohaus balances
  • Different sensing elements of wireless sensors can now be turned on or off
  • Irradiance and PAR now available as calculated measurements for the Wireless Light Sensor
  • Several resolved issues and bug fixes
  • And more

See the full release notes for SPARKvue 2.6.0

Enhancements included in SPARKvue Version 2.5

  • Support for the new wireless sensors (Smart Cart, Voltage, Current, and Light)
  • Allows independent Sampling Rates for different sensors
  • Support for remote Data Logging for wireless sensors
  • The ability to export data to a single csv file
  • You can now capture and share data display snapshot images
  • Allows the use of share sheets on mobile platforms
  • The ability to rename runs of data
  • File size reduction for the Chromebook app to allow easier installation
  • Several Resolved Issues

See the full release notes for version 2.5.0

Enhancements included in SPARKvue Version 2.4

  • Support for the wireless Temperature, Force/Acceleration, Pressure and pH sensors
  • Support for the AirLink USB/Bluetooth® interface 
  • Several resolved issues

Read the Full Release Notes for 2.4.0

Enhancements included in SPARKvue Version 2.3:

  • Support for the new 550 Universal Interface including new scope and signal generator displays for use with this interface.
  • Several resolved issues

Enhancements included in SPARKvue Version 2.1:

  • In addition to collecting data on your own iPad, SPARKvue now supports live sharing of sensor data with anyone else--on any other iPad, tablet, Mac or Windows computer.
  • Now available for Chromebooks
  • Supports PASCO’s new Optical Dissolved Oxygen sensor

 Enhancements included in SPARKvue Version 2.0

  • Modernized User Interface
  • New assessment options include multiple choice, drop-down lists and free text
  • New lab authoring capabilities
  • Now embed video files in SPARKlabs
  • Cloud-based sharing with services such as Google Drive, Dropbox, and more
  • Bluetooth support on Mac and Windows