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06-03-2014, 14:24   #1
kgamst
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Wearlink only works with RunKeeper app
Hi,
I just got a Polar Wearlink transmitter with Bluetooth. There's no problem pairing it with my Samsung Galaxy S4 and it works fine with the app RunKeeper. However, I would like to use an app that gives more data about my HR that RunKeeper does.

The problem is that no other andriod applications that I've tried is able to detect a HR/find the device. I've tried all the apps that are reccomended and some more but none works! Any idea what's wrong or suggestions for other apps?

I've tried the following apps:
Endomondo
MapMyRun
Runtastic
SportsTracker
HRnavi
HeartMonitor
SportyPal
CardiTrainer
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06-03-2014, 16:14   #2
Amphkingwest
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Originally Posted by kgamst View Post
Hi,
I just got a Polar Wearlink transmitter with Bluetooth. There's no problem pairing it with my Samsung Galaxy S4 and it works fine with the app RunKeeper. However, I would like to use an app that gives more data about my HR that RunKeeper does.

The problem is that no other andriod applications that I've tried is able to detect a HR/find the device. I've tried all the apps that are reccomended and some more but none works! Any idea what's wrong or suggestions for other apps?

I've tried the following apps:
Endomondo
MapMyRun
Runtastic
SportsTracker
HRnavi
HeartMonitor
SportyPal
CardiTrainer
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You've pretty much tried them all but missed the most important one

Polar Beat

The only issue is the HR strap needs to be a H7 model to pair over Bluetooth with this phone and this is likely the reason why you are having difficulty.
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06-03-2014, 20:12   #3
kgamst
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Looks very much like the thype of app I'm looking for, but unfortunately it is not available in my country! (Norway) :-(

Do you have any other suggestions!:-)

As you say, it is not a H7 strap, but a "Polar Wearlink+ Transmitter with Bluetooth". It says that it supports Samsung Galaxy S4 on the Polar website so it is dissapointing that it does not..
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06-03-2014, 22:45   #4
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Wahoo fitness is another Bluetooth connected app which I have used on S4 before Polar Beat became available.

http://eu.wahoofitness.com/android

Might be an option for you.
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Look KEO Power Pedals
CS600x Speed & Cadence
H7 / Android App on Samsung Galaxy S4

Previous Units (still used as watches)
RCX5 HRM with G5 and s3+, RS800x G3 S1, RS200 SD, CS300, S720i, S625i all with HRM and various attachments over the years
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07-03-2014, 04:12   #5
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The H7 and H6 HR Sensors are Bluetooth Smart Low Energy spec 4!

The predecessor WearLink+ Bluetooth is the older Bluetooth spec.
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