Pairing Your Polar H7 or Other BLE Compatible Heart Rate Monitor (Android)

(For the iOS version click here)

I am a big believer in fate. More than simple serendipity has brought you and your heart rate monitor together. It is your Destiny, and the only time you turn your back on Destiny is if she is an angry and abusive “dancer” at a bar with an exotic animal in the name. Fulfill your fate, and pair your favorite BLE compatible heart rate monitor (HRM) with everyone’s favorite fitness trackers, the apps that put Cardio on the map, Fitdigits iCardio and iRunner for Android.

It is essential to make a gentle first contact with the HRM; do not make any sudden movements as to scare it. Lightly dab water, saliva, or gel onto the underside of the monitor to strengthen the electrode connection. See, now you and the belt have some real chemistry going. Next, put the strap on, placing it on the top of your ribcage right below your chest.

Make sure Bluetooth is turned on in the device in order to pair. Oh, and make sure you bought the upgrade to Pro to enable sensors!

In the app:

1. Tap Settings > My Sensors
2. Tap Add a Sensor: Heart Rate Monitor
3. Tap Auto Detect HRM
4. The app will scan – when it finds the HRM, tap on it to pair.

That’s it! If you want more information on the Heart Rate Monitor you can tap on it after it is paired, delete it there (or tap and hold on the HRM in the list on the sensors page).

Start a workout wearing your HRM and you are ready to finally realize your health and fitness destiny!

Paring your HRM with Android

HRM Sensor Detail

If you are still having trouble, here are some links that may be helpful:

Fitdigits App Compatibility

Troubleshoot Your Bluetooth Low Energy Heart Rate Monitor (BLE HRM)

Troubleshooting your Polar WearLink+ for Android




4 Responses so far...

  1. Keith Webb says:

    9/21/2012. This does not work yet with the android.
    Razr phone. Still say it is NOT supported.

  2. Edward Hor says:

    I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 (International Version). With the "Bluetooh Smart Scanner" app I can see the Polar H7 but your app says my handset is not compatible :.

  3. Any timeline on addressing the lack of support for the H7 on Razr Maxx phones?


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