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Bluetooth 4.0 Speed/cadence Heartrate and more..
« on: November 24, 2014, 13:43:18 »
New topic ,becouse  i am not 100% sure.

I  have read here http://help.locusmap.eu/topic/bluetooth_sensors  that it is possible in Locus to connect Smartphone through Bluoetoth 4.0 technology with sport sensors like speed/cadence , heartrate . Is it true? 
If yes it works like Ant + , no problems???

What about energy consumpition compared with ANT + is it similar????

( I ask becouse i think  now it is no sense to wait for cycling( small , good battery,good photomaker ) Phone and nearly every new phone have bluetooth 4.0 .)
« Last Edit: November 24, 2014, 14:30:03 by locuscycling »
 

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Re: Bluetooth 4.0 Speed/cadence Heartrate and more..
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2014, 13:04:37 »
hi,

yes it's true. But I hope that someone who already use this feature answer you. I personally have one ANT+ speed/cadence sensor and one BT4 sensor in desk and, even that I wanted, I never use them in the field. Shame ...
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Re: Bluetooth 4.0 Speed/cadence Heartrate and more..
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2014, 21:30:21 »
I have ordered -sensor  ''special one'' from Wahoo ( ant+ + bluetooth 4.0) .
Hope to test it next week...

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Yes it works , i tried myself Wahoo sensors. ( both Bluetooth +Ant )
I bought and tried 2 sensors

http://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=8;navigation=1;menu=1400,1420,1422;product=78652
http://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=8;navigation=1;menu=1400,1420,1422;product=51116

http://pl.tinypic.com/view.php?pic=sxp1cn&s=8#.VHzTysnBkY0



There are 3 conditons

1. Smartphone .Tablet have to support Bluetooth 4.0
2.Android version should be 4.3 or higher
3.Apk have to read BLE ''sensors''  It is not so easy. For example Strava read only Cadence without speed from sensor. Endomondo i think only Heartrate.

Unfortunatelly my wifes Galaxy S4 Mini is still 4.2 that is why i have to test sensors on Tablet .( Galaxy TAB III)

Connections works without problem.

 
http://pl.tinypic.com/view.php?pic=sxp1cn&s=8#.VHzTysnBkY0

Connected at home not on bike but i think will  be no problems.
« Last Edit: December 01, 2014, 21:52:02 by locuscycling »