How to use the Polar IR Interface
Polar IR Interface is the
most recommended way for communications with S-series HR
monitors. It enables the most reliable communication with all
Windows PC operating systems.
1. Connect the
Polar IR Interface to the computer's serial or USB
2. Open Polar Precision Performance SW 3.0.
- Preferences and open
the Hardware tab. Then select the port to which the interface is
connected on the IR Communication Port field. You can check a computer's ports using the System
function on the Windows Control Panel.
If the USB Interface AutoCheck is
selected in the Connection Options box the software
selects automatically the USB port when the Interface is
connected into the USB port.
3. Select the
CONNECT mode in the monitor by pressing the lower right button
and place the HR monitor in front of the interface's window as
close as possible. The recommended maximum distance is 15 cm /
When using the IR communication,
check also following things during communication:
4. Select HR
Monitor Connection on the
1. When using
the communication be sure that the monitor is in the CONNECT mode
that can be selected by pressing the lower right
2. Keep the distance between the HR monitor
and Polar IR Interface as short as possible (recommended maximum
3. Check that there is not too much sun light,
because it might disturb the communication.
4. A bleak or glossy surface may cause
interference to IR communication.
5. Check that there is not any other IR
6. Check that the low battery indicator on the
monitor display is not shown.
Different Polar products use different methods
for transferring information to a computer.
You can transfer exercises from Polar S610i, Polar S625X, Polar
S710i, Polar S720i, Polar S725, Polar S725X and Polar S810i via
an infrared connection. In addition, you can use Polar IR
Interfaces or other manufacturers' IrDA supported IR interfaces.
A computer's internal infrared port can also be used. With Polar
S610, Polar S710 and Polar S810 data transmission is enabled
through Polar IR Interfaces only.
Action data from Polar AXN500 and Polar AXN700 can be transferred
using IrDA compatible infrared interfaces, for example, a
computer's internal infrared port. Note that Polar IR Interfaces
are not IrDA compatible.
UpLink connection allows you to transfer different settings made
with Polar Precision Performance analysis software to all Polar
S-series and Polar AXN wrist units. Settings are transferred
through the computer's speakers or headphones. You can also make
and transfer settings to your wrist unit, as well as transfer
logos from Polar web site, using Polar UpLink
SonicLink data transfer can be used with Polar S410, Polar S510
and Polar S520. Exercises are transferred through the computer's
microphone. Note that you can transfer exercise data via
SonicLink to Polar Precision Performance analysis software only
from wrist units that record samples. For example, some Polar
Fitness Heart Rate Monitors have the SonicLink feature, but they
do not record samples.