Cyclemeter, Runmeter, and Walkmeter support external sensors for gathering heart rate, bike speed, bike cadence, and bike power meter data. We have tested our apps to work with:
- Wahoo Fitness Blue HR heart rate monitor
- Wahoo Fitness Blue SC speed/cadence sensor
- Wahoo Fitness RFLKT bike computer
- Wahoo Fitness RPM Cadence (Note: When connecting to our app, choose Bike Speed Cadence, not Bike Cadence.)
- Wahoo Fitness ANT+ Key for connecting ANT+ sensors to the iPhone 4 & 3GS 30-pin connector
- Polar H7 heart rate monitor
- Garmin Heart Rate Monitor
- Garmin Premium Heart Rate Monitor (Soft Strap)
- Runalyzer Blue HR
- Beets BLU Heart Rate Monitor
- ProForm SmartBeat Flexible Heart Rate Monitor Strap
- 60beat BLUE Heart Rate Monitor
- Garmin GSC10 Speed/Cadence Sensor
- Bontrager DuoTrap Combination Speed/Cadence Sensor
- Bontrager ANT+ Digital Speed Sensor
- Bontrager ANT+ Digital Cadence Sensor
- Suunto HeartRate monitors that use ANT radios
- Cyclops PowerTap hub power meters
- For Bluetooth: Wahoo KICKR, StageOne Stages Power, and Kurt Kinect power meters. (More to come.)
We do NOT support the following:
- Wahoo Fitness Stride Sensor
- Polar heart rate monitors prior to the H7
- Suunto HeartRate monitors that do NOT use ANT
- Garmin ANT+ Adapter
- DigiFit ANT+ Adapter
- Adidas ANT+ Adapter
Cyclists Wanting Heart Rate and Bike Speed/Cadence
If you have an iPhone 5S, 5C, 5 or 4S, then your iPhone supports Bluetooth Smart, a low-energy protocol. This is preferable to ANT+ because your iPhone won’t need an external receiver. Our apps support the Wahoo Fitness Blue HR. We also support the Polar H7, which also uses Bluetooth Smart. We also support and recommend the recently released Wahoo Fitness Blue SC, a Bluetooth Smart speed / cadence sensor. We also recommend the Wahoo Fitness PROTKT Bike Case.
We also highly recommend the Wahoo Fitness RFLKT bike computer, which displays your stats across multiple configurable pages, and allows you to stop, start, and lap.
If you have an iPhone 3GS, or 4, then you do not have Bluetooth Smart, and so you must use ANT+. Buy the Wahoo Bike Pack and the Wahoo Soft Heart Rate Belt. This gives you a bike case with an integrated ANT+ receiver, a speed/cadence sensor, and a heart rate monitor.
Install the bike case per Wahoo’s directions. By default, our app supports Auto-Lock, the ability of the iPhone to turn off the display after a short period of time. You can set our app to keep the display on by changing More > Advanced > Screen On to When Recording rather than Auto-Lock. Note that this will burn the battery about twice as fast, so we don’t recommend it for longer rides unless you have a spare battery. In any case, you can manually shut off the display when you don’t need it by pressing the top lock button on your iPhone, and you will save battery capacity.
Runners & Walkers Wanting Heart Rate
If yu have an iPhone 3GS, or 4, then buy the Wahoo Run Pack. This gives you a Wahoo Key, and a heart rate monitor.
To carry your iPhone, I recommend the iFitness Neoprene Running Belt, which helps keeps your iPhone safe and the Wahoo Key snug. String your Apple Earphone & Remote inside your shirt. Within our app, set More > Remote Control to On, and use remote control to start and stop the app, and get on-demand announcements.
An Alternative To Using A Bike Case
The absolute best solution is to purchase a Wahoo Fitness RFLKT bike computer. This way you can store your iPhone safely away in a toolkit or in your jersey. You can stop, stop, or lap our app, and view your stats across multiple configurable pages.
Another great way to use our app when riding is as follows. Purchase the iFitness Neoprene Running Belt. When you’re riding, wear the belt with the iPhone behind your back and under your jersey or shirt, with the earphone and remote cable underneath your jersey or shirt. For safety, only use one earphone, and make it the one with the remote. Set an announcement to go off every 5 miles or km using More > Announcements > Distance Interval. Turn on remote control using More > Remote Control and set on demand announcements for On Every Click so your music stays off. Then every 5 miles you’ll get your stats, and if you want them on demand, just click the remote. As a bonus, you can take a call while riding, though keep your attention on the road. And you can use Voice Control to make calls, ask what time is it, and other commands.
Set the Settings
Be sure to adjust some settings to add your sensor readings to the display and announcements. Tap the gear icon on the Stopwatch to add any stat you want, and go to More > Announcements to adjust the announcements. You can also adjust your Twitter, Facebook, and dailymile posts to include your sensor data.
In 7.0, we included Stopwatch pages that include stats and graphs for heart rate, speed/pace, and bike cadence. Just swipe across to see them. In some installations, the cadence page is not included, but just tap the settings icon in the upper left of the Stopwatch, then add a “Cadence and Graph” page.
If your sensor won’t pair or connect
- Check that it is on the list of supported sensors above.
- Make sure no other applications are running that might be paired or connected with the app. Tap Home to get to the main screen, then double tap to bring up the list of recently used applications. Press and hold, then tap “-” on any application that might be running and connected with the sensor. Then try to pair or connect with the sensor using our application again.
- One typical issue with speed/cadence sensors is that often their magnets are not close enough to the sensor, or aligned properly. Be sure to follow the manufacturers suggestions.
- Some of our customers have reported that if a sensor refuses to pair, sometimes taking the battery out of the sensor for 30 seconds resets it. (But see #2 for a more frequent diagnosis.)
Best wishes for your training efforts. With our sensor support, you have even more options to measure your fitness, and anything you can measure, you can improve.