Polar Wearlink+ Bluetooth heart rate monitor

During our testing, we have noticed that the Polar Wearlink+ tends to unexpectedly disconnect from the phone. For the vast majority of devices out there the only known workaround seems to be to constantly replace the battery. Because of this, we discontinued support for the Polar Wearlink+ Bluetooth HRM. However, other Bluetooth heart rate monitors from Polar (like the H series) are currently compatible with Strava. 

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  • I know. I'm however looking for another solution, after Endomondo kneecapping their service. If I have to pay a sub anyway, I'm going elsewhere, and Strava came up.

  • Hey everyone,

    We are still considering supporting Polar, but we have not committed to it.

    I would not recommend entering your email address on here. We are reaching out to everyone who's commented on this thread.

  • As you all know we have been evaluating the Wearlink+ for a little while now. During our testing we have noticed a disturbing tendency of the device to disconnect from the phone. After doing some research on the internet** and with other apps it appears to be a common theme with the hardware. Unfortunately, the Wearlink+ is not compatible with most Android models. For the vast majority of devices out there the only known workaround seems to be to constantly replace the battery. Sadly, that means we cannot officially support this device.

     

    I want to sincerely thank everybody for expressing interest in Wearlink+ support, but we will not be adding in official support in our apps. In our mission to support our community of athletes, we base our decisions to integrate with devices on the ability to ensure the best performance tracking experience possible. We would not think of giving you anything less.

    **If you would like to do further reading on the subject a good place to start is http://forum.polar.fi/showthread.php?t=18487

  • As the Wearlink complies with the advertised Bluetooth compatabilty ( ie not LE/Smart) am disappointed Strava on Android can only use Zephyr HR monitors.  I have now installed a competitive app just to use Polar HR monitor.  C'mon Strava!

  • Well Strava i guess that means we are just " considering supporting Strava, but we have not committed to it!!!

    To be honest if it was not for veloviewer and other strava 3rd party supporters i would not be using it now.......why do we have to use other sites for the functionality you should have....why is Strava development so slow???... you should be desperate to add better functionality for the average user to this site as well as Polar support to increase your membership.

  • Must have! 

    are they already working on this, what's the status? What's the plannend release date?

    I hope it's not a Won't have!!!

  • 1+ for support of the Polar Wearlink+ bluetooth HR monitor. Or add support for ANT+ HR monitors for use with Sony Xperia phones

  • Hi all, great news! Matt (Android Engineer at Strava) is baking in Polar support over the next few days and will distribute an early release to test compatibility. Please read below to help test.

    If you own a Polar Wearlink+ or other Bluetooth (standard only) heart rate strap that is compatible with Android can you please contact me with your e-mail address so I can pass it onto him, he will respond to you directly. Please include your Android phone model and Android OS model

  • thats it. put it on the top of your priority list. 

  • 1+ for support of the Polar Wearlink+ bluetooth HR monitor.

  • As above, apologies for jumping the gun Matt as I had raised this topic on the Facebook Page as well, still hope to see Polar WearLink+ support in Strava.

    I've forwarded you the phone model and Android version of those who reached out to me. Thanks again.

  • I just bought Polar Wearling HRM, gave STRAVA 1star in Google Play and uninstalled the app. Oh Dear... effing with so many of your hard earned customers...  And for what? Zephyr Corp. must really be paying you a loooot!

  • Keen to see Strava add wider support for heart rate monitors.  Full marks when you do!

  • wow 5 months to 'consider' the most popular HR monitor only took me 5 minutes to download endo and sportstracker, export the data to strava though and HR is not there.

     

    Chop chop lads to much ZZZzzzz going on at HQ

  • C'mon guys!

  • It will be nice to use Strava with Wearlink. + 1

  • I know a good programmer you can hire who can do this in a week. Why are you guys screwing around?

  • Hi! Just got the BT strap from my local shop.

    It would be beautiful if you could add support for it.

    Best regards.

  • +1 from me too!

  • I just got Polar wearlink+ from a sports-shop in Trondheim. I think it is the most common strap to get in a shop in my country.

    http://www.polar.fi/en/products/accessories/Polar_WearLink_transmitter_with_Bluetooth

    I am very keen to use it with Strava. best regards Bjørn Eirik

  • I have been using my Polar Wearlink + HTM strap with Endomondo for some time now and would like to use Strava! please add support for it...

  • +1, RinKeeper has support for multiple HR monitors, it was a surprise to me that Strava only introduced support for 1.

  • Please make strava compatible with Polar, after all the most common heart rate monitor.

  • +1

    my Polar WearLink+ transmitter with Bluetooth works on any running app except strava (my favourite....)

  • Strava and Wearlink. + 1

  • When will have the new version of strava that support polar bt strap ?? many people waiting for .....

  • +1 for Polar Bluetooth strap support.

  • Looking forward to plans for support of bluetooth low energy monitors. Any idea of the schedule that can be shared for this future technology?

  • I'm a premium user as well and would like to use my polar wearlink+ with Strava....what gives?

  • please enlarge your support to HR monitor such as Polar Wearlink+, and it is guaranteed Strava will be much popular among runners

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