1. jkleeb12's Avatar
    Left my iPhone for the Galaxy S5 and am loving life, except I'm having the following issue.

    I am using the Runkeeper app to track my running/workouts. Runkeeper, through the app, recommends the Polar Wearlink+ transmitter with Bluetooth for Android devices. My S5 will "pair" with the Polar strap, but will not log any heart rate while using Runkeeper.

    I am a little concerned even though the S5 is "pairing" with the heart rate strap it is not "using" it. I day this because when I use my Bluetooth earpiece, the earpiece name actually turns to a bold blue when it connects.

    Is this a S5 or Runkeeper problem? Anyone else having this issue or similar issues?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Sent from Galaxy S5
    05-20-2014 11:01 AM
  2. 4mandu's Avatar
    I am a Galaxy S5 owner too. I am searching to buy a heart rate belt that is compatible with S5 and Runkeeper app.
    Fortunately I figure out the incompatibility of polar wearlink, S5 and Runkeeper just before I was going to place the order.
    Still I haven't found a compatible device for the Runkeeper app. I believe Runkeeper app is the most problematic app for hear rate sensors.
    Other apps works perfectly with S5. Not to mention that Galaxy S5 provides connection for both ANT+ and bluetooth devices. But still Runkeeper can't communicate with them. I am confused about what heart rate monitor to purchase too.
    I hope the team of Runkeeper add ANT+ or bluetooth low energy compatibility for android soon.
    If you manage to connect a heart rate sensor to S5 & Runkeeper please send me a message
    05-24-2014 02:53 AM
  3. jkleeb12's Avatar
    Not sure how or why, but everything started working for me. The only thing I did different was I ran water over the chest strap for 15 seconds or so, on where the transmitter snaps on. I don't get the chest strap name to turn "blue" like my ear piece, but everything works.
    06-02-2014 05:38 PM

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