PM5 / Polar H7

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RoxanneB
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PM5 / Polar H7

Post by RoxanneB » October 18th, 2020, 2:40 pm

Hello,
Newbie here, just got a Model D rower. I have an Android Samsung Galaxy 10+ phone. Bought a Polar Heart rate H7 belt monitor. Info I read said there's an ANT+ app that will find/synch/run this. ANT+ has not been updated for this phone. I'd like to see my heartrate on the Concept2 ErgData App while working out. What's the suggestion? Thanks!
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Re: PM5 / Polar H7

Post by Citroen » October 18th, 2020, 2:47 pm

Are you able to pair the ANT+ HR with the PM5? Your HR should appear on Ergdata by magic if you do that.

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Re: PM5 / Polar H7

Post by CJOttawa » October 18th, 2020, 6:47 pm

RoxanneB wrote:
October 18th, 2020, 2:40 pm
Hello,
Newbie here, just got a Model D rower. I have an Android Samsung Galaxy 10+ phone. Bought a Polar Heart rate H7 belt monitor. Info I read said there's an ANT+ app that will find/synch/run this. ANT+ has not been updated for this phone. I'd like to see my heartrate on the Concept2 ErgData App while working out. What's the suggestion? Thanks!
Roxanne
Hey Roxanne!

H7 is BlueTooth (BTLE) single-channel only, no ANT+. (well, it also has Polar 5kHz GymLink, but hardly anything but old gym treadmills and ellipticals use that...) The Polar H9 and H10 straps have BTLE and ANT+.

You'll have to to choose what device you connect the H7 to, PM5 or smartphone.

My suggestion: use a USB-OTG cable to connect the PM5 to your phone (sitting in a cradle), and connect the H7 to the PM5.

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Re: PM5 / Polar H7

Post by ben_r_ » October 21st, 2020, 12:40 am

Or depending on how long about you purchased the H7, return it and get the H10. It's a worthwhile upgrade for features and future-proofing.

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