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

Hi,

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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Re: inactive bluetooth connection keeps bikeErg pm5 from sleep

Post by mrverrall » July 6th, 2020, 8:27 am

I have a similar issue (but with a twist) with my rowers PM5, firmware is all up-to-date.

If I turn off wireless and don't touch *anything* then the PM5 will sleep. HOWEVER, if I press menu to return to the home screen (which was instinctive to me) Bluetooth turns itself back on briefly and reconnects. Already lost one set of batteries :?

Again I have a work around, but it feels to me that if you have explicitly turned off wireless it should not turn itself back on without the user explicitly choosing to.

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Re: inactive bluetooth connection keeps bikeErg pm5 from sleep

Post by Citroen » July 6th, 2020, 10:04 am

Press the [MENU] button four times and your PM5 will sleep (unless there's a powered USB connection).

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Re: inactive bluetooth connection keeps bikeErg pm5 from sleep

Post by mrverrall » July 7th, 2020, 8:05 am

Citroen wrote:
July 6th, 2020, 10:04 am
Press the [MENU] button four times and your PM5 will sleep (unless there's a powered USB connection).
Great thanks... also turns out not on the latest firmware :facepalm: Everything is just peachy now :D

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Re: inactive bluetooth connection keeps bikeErg pm5 from sleep

Post by Boooooo » July 17th, 2020, 1:08 pm

I think is not a terrible behaviour, happens also when PM5 connected to the smartphone (via ErgData App) this let you to take a pause jumping off and on the bike without worry activity recording being stopped :lol: (is the only way I know to achieve this)

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