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[Q] Gear with BT LE HR and stride sensors & Null ROM - No phone

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By fm97jco, Junior Member on 10th April 2014, 04:27 PM
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Hi, I'm interested to use the Gear for cycling and running without having to bring my phone with me.

Has anyone tried to install a full fitness app on the gear (MapmyRun of Runkeeper...) and pair with a BT HR strap and a BT stride sensor?

Any recommendations for a fitness app that does not need an internet connection when recording? Other than that - should work right or no?
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11th April 2014, 04:45 AM |#2  
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No GPS so will not be that useful with out the phone.

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11th April 2014, 01:18 PM |#3  
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GPS not needed for distance - BT stride sensor can give as accurate as GPS and indoors also... my question can we run a fully installed fitness app on the watch, pair using BT a HR and a stride sensor...and then upload when connected to the hanset after completion..?
11th April 2014, 11:12 PM |#4  
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If the app supports cloud sync across different devices under the same account then it'll work.

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Stride sensor vs pedometer, what's the difference?
12th April 2014, 04:39 PM |#5  
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A pedometer just counts noumbr of steps. A stride sensor/footpod workiing out ur strides and stride length and therefore distance travelled.
Check a Polar S3 footpod for an example - I cant post a URL here yet. - this is not BT enabled but just for demonstration purposes....Fitness apps have standard profiles for receiving signals from Heart Rate straps and footpods.

The gear is BT4.0 enabled. SO we should be able to pair a HR and footpod. Just need an app that dont need internect connection and should be able to do right?

Data Syn not important really - just nice of possible after thats all...

At present the Gear is useless as a fitness watch - not waterproof, no gps and needs the handset... Hoping the Tizen Gear 2 will have the type of fitness app Im looking for that can operate independent to the phone for running...
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I don't think any smartwatch in this or next generation will be officially designed for self-sufficiency. The current focus is notification and senor feedback to the phone.

The Gear 2 like the Gear 1 will require a handler by the smartphone for most of the analysis of the sensor data.

That's where the advantage of the Gear 1's Android OS comes in.

You can make it self-sufficient by installing any Android App directly on it.

With the null rom, you should be able to connect other accessories to it as long as you have an app that supports reading the sensor data.
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