What is a .CWA File And How To Open It – Axivity (Simple Steps)

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Have you downloaded a file with .cwa extension, but you have never seen this extension before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. In this article we will explain what .cwa file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .CWA file?

The file extension .CWA is from Continuous Wave Accelerometer Data File.It was developed by Axivity. The format of this file is binary, and it is a data related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .cwa file on 1 platform.

How to open a .CWA file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .CWA file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .CWA file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .cwa file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Open Movement OMGUI software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Open Movement OMGUI.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .CWA file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Open Movement OMGUI software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .CWA file?

If you are still unable to open the .CWA file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .CWA file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .cwb – Cakewalk, .cwc – Google, .cwd – Nonogram Puzzle File, .cwf – Corel, .cwk – Apple. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .CWA file with the Open Movement OMGUI program on Windows.