The heart rate monitor does not directly connect to the home trainer but to the device where the MyETraining app (PC, tablet or smartphone) is installed.
Therefore, you need to make sure that the heart rate monitor protocol (ANT+ or Bluetooth Smart) used for the wireless signal is compatible with the protocol used by the PC, tablet or smartphone.
For instance, when using an iPhone or iPad you'll need to use a Bluetooth Smart-type sensor to get data from the heart rate monitor as they only use Bluetooth Smart protocol.
In this case, heart rate monitors such as Garmin (unless they're DUAL-type) cannot be connected as they only use the ANT+ protocol (which cannot be used by iPhones or iPads).
How to configure the heart rate monitor from the application ( Android - iOS ):
- Tap on Parameters in the lower part of the screen
- Tap on Advanced Configuration
- Tap on HR Sensor Serial nr.
- Follow the configuration wizard by selecting the ANT+ or Bluetooth Smart protocol supported by the heart rate monitor / mobile device where the app is installed
Click on this link to test device ( tablet / smartphone ) compatibility with ANT+ or Bluetooth Smart:
Alternatively, you can also connect the heart rate monitor during the home trainer configuration phase.
- Start up the home trainer
- Launch the MyETraining software/app
- Tap on Parameters -> Configure Home Trainer and follow the automatic procedure;
When prompted whether you're using a heart rate monitor select YES to proceed with the configuration
To configure the heart rate monitor from the software ( Windows-macOS ):
- Select Settings
- Confirm you're using a heart rate monitor by selecting the HR Sensor Serial address
- Follow the configuration wizard - select the ANT+ o Bluetooth Smart protocol supported by the heart rate monitor / PC where the software is installed
Heart rate monitors using a non-standard proprietary protocol cannot connect to the app via the Bluetooth Smart or ANT+ protocols, they can only be used with their own cycle computer and/or sport watch (for instance, the Sigma STS Trasmission System).
At the same time, sports watches that send data to the phone using a non-standard proprietary protocol, such as the Apple Watch, cannot send heart rate data to third party apps such as MyETraining.