Support Topic: Bluetooth and Sensors

Can I use my Samsung Galaxy or WearOS watch for heart rate readings?

To broadcast heart rate over Bluetooth from your Galaxy or WearOS watch, you’ll need to use an app like Heart for Bluetooth or HR2VP Watch Bike Computer I’ve had several users successfully get things working, but I think those apps can be a little buggy and require that you have the settings just right, i.e. […]

Does Cadence Support Gear Data or Screen Changes with SRAM eTap AXS or Shimano Di2?

Cadence only supports Bluetooth sensor data (not ANT+), and unfortunately neither SRAM eTap AXS or Shimano Di2 sends gear data or allows shifter buttons to switch screens over Bluetooth. In fact, Shimano Di2 doesn’t send that data over standard ANT+, but their own proprietary Private ANT protocol. SRAM eTap AXS doesn’t send gear data over […]

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 > Gear > Bike > Wheel Circumference. Cadence can then use the speed and size of […]

Does Cadence support Fitbit for heart rate?

The Fitbit Charge 6 supports broadcasting heart rate over Bluetooth, see details on Fitbit’s website. Unfortunately previous Fitbit devices don’t broadcast heart rate data over Bluetooth, so there’s no way for third party apps to connect to them. Some watch style heart rate monitors that do work are Apple Watch, Xiaomi Mi Smart Band, Garmin […]

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 trainer / 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 Dual side […]

How do I pair and use my Garmin Varia or Bryton Gardia Radar?

Connect your Garmin Varia or Bryton Gardia just like you would any other Bluetooth BLE sensor! Cadence is compatible with the Garmin Varia Radar‘s that supports Bluetooth Smart (BLE), which includes the RTL515, RVR315, RCT715, and eRTL615 radar sensors. It’s also compatible with the Bryton Gardia R300 radar. When paired you will receive both visual and audio alerts […]

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 […]

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