Support Topic: Bluetooth and Sensors

Is Cadence compatible with the Magene L508 Radar?

Not yet. Cadence only supports Bluetooth Smart (BLE) sensors, and the Magene L508 currently only broadcasts radar data in ANT+. The manual states “This device can be matched with other display devices that support the standard ANT+ protocol of radar.” According to Magene, “The function compatible with mobile phone APPS and sports watches is under […]

Why does Distance say “Speed Sensor Required”?

When you’re recording an Indoor activity there’s no way for Cadence to know how far you’ve traveled without a Bluetooth speed sensor connected. Make sure to connect a Bluetooth speed sensor and set an appropriate wheel circumference in Settings > Wheel Circumference. Cadence can then use the speed and size of the wheel to determine […]

Does Cadence support Fitbit for heart rate?

Unfortunately Fitbit doesn’t broadcast heart rate data over Bluetooth, so there’s no way for third party apps to connect to it. Some watch style heart rate monitors that do work are Apple Watch, Xiaomi Mi Smart Band, Garmin Forerunner 245 and 945, Whoop 4.0, etc. You can view more compatible sensors at “What Bluetooth sensors do […]

Does Cadence support ANT+ sensors?

No, Cadence doesn’t support ANT+ sensors, but nearly all running and cycling Bluetooth Smart (BLE) sensors are supported.

What Bluetooth sensors do you recommend?

Any standard Bluetooth Smart (BLE) heart rate, speed, cadence, power, and indoor bike sensor should work just fine with Cadence. While all standard Bluetooth Smart sensors should be compatible, below are sensors that have been confirmed by users to work with Cadence: Heart Rate Monitors Speed and Cadence Sensors Power Meters Radar Sensors and Tail […]

How do I pair and use my Garmin Varia Radar?

Connect your Garmin Varia just like you would any other Bluetooth BLE sensor! Cadence is compatible with the Garmin Varia RTL515 and RVR315 radar sensors because they support Bluetooth BLE connections. When paired you will receive both visual and audio alerts on your phone warning you of approaching vehicles. Make sure to remove the Garmin Varia from any other […]

My Bluetooth sensor is not connecting or not showing data, what do I do?

The most common reason for a Bluetooth sensor not connecting to Cadence is because it’s already connected to another device or app. Please make sure you’ve removed your sensor from any other devices and apps before connecting in Cadence, unless otherwise noted below. If you’ve followed the steps below and are still having trouble, please […]