Polar H7 heart sensor & Healthkit

Help on issues you run into with LapTimer; in case you have a question on how to use LapTimer, use the forum "Using LapTimer" instead
devenh
20 or more Posts ★★★
20 or more Posts ★★★
Posts: 153
Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:22 pm
Has thanked: 9 times
Been thanked: 1 time

Polar H7 heart sensor & Healthkit

Postby devenh » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:56 pm

Harry,

I haven't been able to see heart rate data in Grand Prix 20.2.4 on an iPhone 6 iOS 10.2.1 and I am trying to figure out why.

After searching the forums, I see HLT supports Healthkit devices. I believe my Polar H7 heart sensor is compatible as Polar supplies iPhone apps and the heart rate data does show up in the Apple Health app as well as other apps such as MapMyRide.

When I'm in HLT, should I be able to see the Polar sensor on "Sensor List" page? If not, where in HLT can I confirm that it is getting the heart rate data?

Thanks,

Deven


User avatar
Harry
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 7943
Joined: Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:32 am
Location: Cologne, Germany
Has thanked: 91 times
Been thanked: 331 times
Contact:

Re: Polar H7 heart sensor & Healthkit

Postby Harry » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:12 pm

LapTimer accesses HeathKit stored data when overlaying videos or showing graphs in Data Recording. It does not connect to health sensors directly but requires iOS to connect, receive and store data. It will not show health sensors in Sensor List. So make sure your H7 is connected while driving and use LapTimer as usual. In case health data has been available during a session, you will get the heart / plus in video overlays.

- Harry


Image Image Image Image
User avatar
EvilMM
Fewer than 10 Posts
Fewer than 10 Posts
Posts: 4
Joined: Tue May 10, 2016 1:37 pm

Re: Polar H7 heart sensor & Healthkit

Postby EvilMM » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:15 pm

Hi,

I am not sure how to get heart rate data. Do I have to start a workout for that?

Klaus


User avatar
Harry
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 7943
Joined: Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:32 am
Location: Cologne, Germany
Has thanked: 91 times
Been thanked: 331 times
Contact:

Re: Polar H7 heart sensor & Healthkit

Postby Harry » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:54 pm

EvilMM wrote:Hi,

I am not sure how to get heart rate data. Do I have to start a workout for that?

Klaus


I assume you are addressing the Watch, not the H7? For the watch, you should enable Workout Mode to get the higher update rate for heart rate measurements. Otherwise the watch will generate one measurement for a lap (or more laps)... Using Workout, you get 0.5 Hz if I remember well. That's good enough usually. For the H7, someone else needs to answer.

- Harry


Image Image Image Image
racepace
10 or more Posts ★
10 or more Posts ★
Posts: 16
Joined: Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:35 pm

Re: Polar H7 heart sensor & Healthkit

Postby racepace » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:28 pm

For the H7, it updates at 1Hz. In order for HealthKit to see data from the H7, you need to be sure to pair the device on iOS via the phone's Bluetooth directly and NOT via the Polar app.



Return to “Trouble Shooting”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests