inactive bluetooth connection keeps bikeErg pm5 from sleep

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inactive bluetooth connection keeps bikeErg pm5 from sleep

Post by ajk » September 9th, 2018, 6:44 am


My bikeErg pm5 always stayed on, even days after workouts. This meant new sets of batteries every few weeks. Took quite a long time to find out what happened. Tried new (323) firmware, resets etc. Nothing helped.

Today i noticed that my pm5 sensors were still actively connected to Zwift on Apple TV hours after a workout. I assumed that might keep my pm5 out of sleep, so i turned wireless off, and a few minutes later my pm5 was sleeping for the first time in a long time.

It's great i found a fix (turning wireless off), but i'm likely to forget it after workout at the expense of fast battery depletion.

I'm not sure if it's a bug or a feature, but i would suggest forced disconnection of bluetooth connections when pm5 is going to sleep after several minutes of inactivity. Or if that is too quick, after failing to enter sleep, have another cycle of say 1 hour of inactivity when pm5 enters sleep regardless of open connections.

Hope this helps! Arthur.

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