heart rate belt CoosPo

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mimichris
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heart rate belt CoosPo

Post by mimichris » Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:04 pm

Hello,
I have a CoosPo heart rate belt that is not recognized by the 66s yet it has been recognized by the Etrex Touch 35. The 66's only recognizes the Gartmin belt. Do you have an idea ?
Thanks

gpsrchive
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Re: heart rate belt CoosPo

Post by gpsrchive » Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:30 pm

The GPSMAP 66 only just started recognizing Garmin HRM correctly with Firmware 3.10 that was just released this week!

Which firmware are you running?

You can contact Garmin to request they add support for your HRM, and it may not happen very soon, if at all.

But, you have to ask them first!

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Re: heart rate belt CoosPo

Post by mimichris » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:09 pm

That it is the firmware 3.00 and 3.10 it is not recognized, it is recognized on my GPSMAP 62st.

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Re: heart rate belt CoosPo

Post by gpsrchive » Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:32 am

I have passed this information along to the Garmin software engineering team!

But still, you must contact them and report the issue!

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Re: heart rate belt CoosPo

Post by Themistokles » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:37 am

I suppose that this is a belt which can connect via ANT/ANT+ as well as via Bluetooth. It is known that the 66s can be worried when trying to pair such accessories; at least, this was the case in the past (before firmware 3.10 which eventually has resolved this issue).

The solution usually is to turn off Bluetooth at the 66s. Then you probably can pair your belt with the device via ANT/ANT+. After having done so, you may turn on Bluetooth again. Once having been stored / recognized, the ANT/ANT+ pairing will survive reboots of the device even if Bluetooth has been turned on again. That is, you have to turn off Bluetooth only once temporarily when pairing your belt for the first time with the 66s, and afterwards may turn it on again and leave it enabled without disturbing the connection between the belt and the device.

At least, this is what I have read elsewhere, as far as I can remember, and it sounds logical to me.

Please let us know your results.

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