How To: Pair a Bluetooth Speed & Cadence Sensor

How To: Pair a Bluetooth Speed & Cadence Sensor


In order to use a Bluetooth Smart speed and
cadence sensor with TrainerRoad on iOS, you’ll need a Bluetooth Smart enabled iOS device.
Every iOS device that has been released since the iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and iPad mini comes
with this built in. In this case, we are pairing a Bluetooth Smart
speed and cadence sensor. You can verify that it’s a Bluetooth sensor by looking for a
Bluetooth logo or the letters “BLE”. Before installing the speed sensor, make sure
that you have a fresh battery installed. When your battery life decreases so does your signal
strength. Install the speed sensor on the non-drive
chainstay so it’s in line with the end of your crank arm. Next, loosely attach the crank magnet to the
non-drive crank arm and position it so that it passes near the body of the sensor without
actually making contact with the sensor itself. Then, loosely install the the wheel magnet.
Before tightening it down, make sure that the wheel magnet passes closely by the tip
of the speed sensor arm and once again, make sure that it isn’t making contact with the
sensor as it passes. Once everything is properly aligned, tighten
the crank and wheel magnets and make sure the speed sensor is securely fastened. To pair your speed sensor with TrainerRoad,
make sure that Bluetooth is activated on your iOS device and open up the devices screen
in the TrainerRoad app. When your speed and cadence sensor appears
on screen, tap the gray check mark to the right. Once the device has paired this box
will turn green. To ensure that your speed and cadence sensor is paired, look for speed
and cadence data on the Devices screen. Your sensor should now be paired, and you’re
ready to get speed and cadence data through TrainerRoad. However, if your device is not pairing, there
are a few simple things that could be causing an issue. Make sure that the magnets are properly aligned
in relation to the sensor, make sure your sensor has a new battery, and finally, make
sure that your sensor isn’t paired to any other devices or apps on your iOS device. If you’re still experiencing issues pairing
your speed and cadence sensor, visit our website for live chat support or shoot us a message
at [email protected]

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