Polar heart rate monitor

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by jphbaerv, Dec 1, 2007.

  1. jphbaerv macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2007
    Hi there,

    Has anyone of you tried to use Uplink with your polar heart rate monitor, by means of Wine?

    I don't want to use WinBlows anymore, to want to use the fake mac software for Mac or virtual machine. I want to use Wine...

    Just curious if anyone has tried before...

    Best regards,

  2. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2007
    Well I don't have an answer but that IS an interesting question. :rolleyes:
  3. jphbaerv thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2007
    It sure is...

    Off course I can buy another brand. A no-Polar. But I need a Polar to proper correspond with the machines I use at the fitness centre.

  4. Eberlingc macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2007
    Have you looked at using SportsTracker

    I just downloaded it, and as of yet, havent gotten it to work, but I suspect that is more because I dont seem to know how to run JAR files locally then I think it has anything to do with the software. It claims to work with a lot of Polar watches and our beloved Mac's. In addition there is another tool called iSmart Train, but it didnt support my model the RS400. If you try either out let me know how it goes!

  5. heyrsmith macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2007
    Polar + iSmartTrain

    I have been using iSmartTrain for bout a year and a half and like it quite a bit. While it does not support all heart rate monitors, it does support quite a few, including many polar models. The beta version supports many more than the regualr version, and should be near a final release - I have begun to use the beta exclusively. The best thing is that it runs natively on a mac - you can download it for free and give it a shot.

    One caveat is that if your Polar unit uses IRDA to communicate with your computer, you will have to find a Polar serial IR unit and use a serial to usb adapter (I use the keyspan 19HS with up-to-date drivers) for it to work. Seems our happy little macs are not all that interested in supporting the USB/IRDA interface any more.... While I have not checked it out personally, I imagine that this might make SportsTracker a no-go even if you do get it work on a mac.

    If your device uses sonic link then you are good to go with iSmartTrain right out of the box, no need for the Serial to USB adapter.
  6. poppol macrumors newbie

    May 23, 2009
    Nice polar for lose your weight

    I recommended the Polar F11 Heart Monitor
  7. linda10 macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2009

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