Basic settings for data transmission on Win95
How to use your PC's internal infrared
on Windows 95
You can transfer information between Polar S610 / S710 /
S810 HR monitors and Polar Precision Performance SW 3.0, by the
internal infrared only if you have Windows 95 installed. In
Win95, the infrared works as a generic serial port. In Windows 98
/ Windows Me / Windows 2000 / Windows XP a COM port is handled as
a virtual port. Due to this technical difference, i.e. lack of
physical serial port it is not possible to use the Polar
Precision Performance SW 3.0 and Polar S610 / S710 / S810 Heart
Rate Monitors with these operating systems.
Polar i-models e.g. Polar S710i support IrDA protocol in IR
communication and the PC's built-in port can be used to transfer
data without making the following settings.
When using an internal infrared you need to take following
things into consideration:
Windows Infrared Monitor should be disabled. Normally, the
following icon is displayed on the taskbar.
Right-click the icon and deselect Enable infrared communication on the opened shortcut menu.
icon is not shown, you can disable it also through the Windows
Control Panel. Select Start –
Settings – Control
Panel and double-click the
Infrared icon. Deselect the Enable
infrared communication item on
Polar Precision Performance SW 3.0. Select Options –
Preferences – Hardware
tab and press the Options button. Select
the Use Internal Infrared Port
(Win95 only) item and press
the OK button.
the port for the infrared communication on the
IR Communication Port
field. You can check a computer's ports using
the System function on the Windows Control Panel. If the port
that seems to be right does not work, also try the other ports.
Sometimes there is different information in the Windows than in
the BIOS level.
any other programs that use the IR port. For example, the Palm
HotSync software reserves the port for itself always when the
computer starts. You need to exit the program to release the IR
port for other devices. To exit Palm HotSync, right-click on
HotSync icon at the taskbar and uncheck Local selection or exit
Precision Performance SW 3.0 uses SIR (Slow Infrared)
communication. Check in BIOS settings that the SIR is selected
instead of FIR (Fast Infrared). In some computers (laptops) the
selection can be switched. If the computer uses FIR and it can
not be switched to SIR, internal infrared with Polar Precision
Performance SW 3.0 can not be used.
When using the IR communication, also check the following
things during communication:
using the communication be sure that the monitor is in the
CONNECT mode that can be selected by pressing the lower right
the distance between the HR monitor and the internal port as
short as possible ( recommended maximum 15 cm / 6"
that there is not too much sun light, because it might disturb
bleak surface may interfere with the IR
that there is not any other IR devices near.
that the low battery indicator on the monitor display is not