How to Use Polar WearLink for RunKeeper

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RunKeeper is a third-party downloadable application available on the iPhone and Android devices. The application for Android works with a Polar WearLink transmitter to provide real time heart rate data directly to your phone. The application helps you track and measure your fitness. Using the RunKeeper application with a Polar WearLink transmitter gives you a way to save your workout and heart rate data on your phone.

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Things you need

  • Polar WearLink transmitter with Bluetooth
  • Android phone

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    Download and install the RunKeeper Pro application by going to the "Market" application on the phone and searching for "RunKeeper Pro." You can also download the application by going directly to the RunKeeper web page in your phone Internet browser and clicking the "Download RunKeeper Pro" button.

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    Put on your Polar WearLink transmitter with Bluetooth. Your particular model will come with the proper instructions for how to wear your monitor.

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    Pair your Android device with the Polar WearLink transmitter. Do this by going to "Settings," "Wireless & Networks," then "Bluetooth Settings" on your Android phone. Verify that your Bluetooth is enabled. The Polar WearLink transmitter is always on and ready to make a Bluetooth connection.

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    Press "Scan for Devices" and look for a Polar device to show up in the list of Bluetooth devices. Choose the Polar device from the list and enter passcode "0000" when prompted.

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    Open the RunKeeper application and press "Start" to begin a workout. You will need to be outside for the heart rate monitor to track your progress, as RunKeeper can only work outdoors with GPS connectivity. A heart icon will appear inside the application. This shows that RunKeeper is tracking your heart rate with your workout distance and route. When you are finished with your workout, you will see a display with your average heart rate along with the rest of your workout details.

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