Can't connect to both Spd/Cad and Power sensors with Garmin watches

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mixpix3ls
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Can't connect to both Spd/Cad and Power sensors with Garmin watches

Post by mixpix3ls » January 8th, 2020, 5:35 pm

Hello,

Has anyone been able to connect a Garmin watch (I've tried the Forerunner 920XT and 945) to both the SPD/Cad *and* PWR sensors on the Bikerg? I was able to do it once but haven't been able to do it again. I can usually connect to just one of the sensors at a time while the other disconnects.

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Re: Can't connect to both Spd/Cad and Power sensors with Garmin watches

Post by jonp9576 » January 13th, 2020, 5:19 pm

not sure if it helps, but is it one sensor, or two sensors?

I have one bike that has a combo speed/cadence sensor. and my other bike has two separate sensors. I have to change a setting on my watch when I switch bikes. so maybe see what your watch is set up and what the bike erg has.

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Re: Can't connect to both Spd/Cad and Power sensors with Garmin watches

Post by Marbuel » February 6th, 2020, 4:04 pm

Same issue ... sometimes it works, sometimes not. Not sure why.

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Re: Can't connect to both Spd/Cad and Power sensors with Garmin watches

Post by Marbuel » February 9th, 2020, 4:20 am

I was a bit frustrated how finicky this is so I contacted the support. Here is their response.

"Here are the steps that I've taken to get both ANT+ PWR and ANT+ SPD/CAD to advertise at the same time:

Connect
Connect ANT+
ANT+ PWR
Remember ANT+
Connect ANT+
ANT+ SPD/CAD (Power will disconnect at this point) ***Don't hit remember on SPD/CAD***
Menu X 2

Once you're on the Main Menu, Power will advertise because it's remembered and SPD/CAD is already advertising.

I hope this works for you. Keep in mind that this is a work-around, which is why it's not user-friendly at this point. The 'Remember ANT+' function was not intended to be used this way but it works well for this purpose. I'll pass the feedback over to the developers that there's a need for a more intuitive way to do this.
Regards,
Ben Hickory
Tech Support"

I tried myself and it works. Next time you turn PM5 on, PWR is connected without doing anything but SPD+CAD is not. So you only do:

Connect ANT+
ANT+ SPD/CAD
(not "Remember")

And this will give you both sensors connected.

Best,
Marek

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Re: Can't connect to both Spd/Cad and Power sensors with Garmin watches

Post by balugaa » September 12th, 2020, 9:21 am

Hey was trying to do this on edge, to clarify the steps are

Menu -> Connect -> Connect ANT+ -> ANT+ PWR ->(once this is picked up) -> Remember ANT+
-> Connect ANT+ -> ANT + SPD/CAD -> (once this is picked up) -> Do nothing
and then repeat

Menu -> Connect -> Connect ANT+ -> ANT+ PWR ->(once this is picked up) -> Remember ANT+
-> Connect ANT+ -> ANT + SPD/CAD -> (once this is picked up) -> Do nothing

Is this correct?

Trying to get this working for the Garmin Edge 830

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Re: Can't connect to both Spd/Cad and Power sensors with Garmin watches

Post by balugaa » September 12th, 2020, 9:41 am

Does anyone know what the wheel size should be for the speed sensors please

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