Below are a few instructions to help guide you through connecting your Bluetooth heart rate monitor and cadence sensor to your smartphone.
Both of these sensors are Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) devices which means they connect via an App. They do not pair to your phone like a car kit or Bluetooth speaker.
You will need a smartphone which has BLE capability which include iPhone 4S and later and all Android phones with Android OS 4.3 or later which supports BLE. The sensors will not connect if you do not have these prerequisites.
Lets begin. You will need the following
2) An iPhone 4S or later or an Android phone running Android Os 4.3 or later which supports Bluetooth Smart also known as Bluetooth LE 4.0
3) An App which supports BLE Heart Rate Monitors such as Strava, MapMyRun, MapMyRide, Roadbike etc
Step 1. Make sure Bluetooth is active on your phone. The sensors are BLE Smart devices so do not pair or connect to your phone from the Bluetooth settings page. You connect to the sensor from within the App you wish to use them with.
Step 2 For the HRM moisten the sensor pads on the inside of the heart rate strap where they make contact with your skin. Put the heart rate strap on, with the heart rate transmitter pod resting just below your sternum. Ladies, this should rest just below a sports bra. The cadence sensor needs to attach to your bicycle pedal using the supplied rubber o-rings or double sided tape.
Step 3. Open your selected app and go to the sensor settings (varies for each app). Each App is different so if you have trouble finding the App settings please contact the App Developer directly. You must be wearing the HRM or spinning the pedals for the sensors to transmit a signal. If done correctly your sensor should display in the App.
Step 4. Select your sensor.
Step 5. Once connected the App will be able to record your HRM or Cadence.