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garmin belt and flow imagic

Post by gio » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:41 am

My belt the garmin one wich fit forerunner 305 doesn't work with the trainer.
what can i do?
Thanks
Giorgio

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Re: garmin belt and flow imagic

Post by Alex Masalovich » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:32 am

Probably your heart rate monitor works via ANT+. To connect such a device (to the TTS4) requires an ANT+ antenna.
See also here (to the end): viewtopic.php?f=2&t=22241
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Re: garmin belt and flow imagic

Post by gio » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:47 pm

Thanks for the answer, I've another belt coming from decathlon a cheep one and works perfectly, but i'd like to use my fit watch with my indoor training session.
Anyway I'll do the same with two devices.
Thanks
Giorgio

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Re: garmin belt and flow imagic

Post by thebigoneinfront » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:51 am

Probably the Decathlon HR strap uses 5kHz analog signal (the old analog Polar standard), which is what the old iMagic also uses. As Alex wrote, you can connect an ANT HR strap like the Garmin one (2,4 GHz digital signal) to the Tacx Trainer Software in parallel to the trainer with an ANT antenna connected to your PC. This works from TTS version 4.12 onwards.

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Re: garmin belt and flow imagic

Post by mcorn » Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:12 pm

thebigoneinfront wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:51 am
Probably the Decathlon HR strap uses 5kHz analog signal (the old analog Polar standard), which is what the old iMagic also uses. As Alex wrote, you can connect an ANT HR strap like the Garmin one (2,4 GHz digital signal) to the Tacx Trainer Software in parallel to the trainer with an ANT antenna connected to your PC. This works from TTS version 4.12 onwards.
Yes, I do the same thing with my Garmin ANT HR strap, which works quite well. The older analog straps are subject to a lot of interference and don't work all that great. As you say, the one place I have used them is with the old Fortius software and the Imagic brake and controller where ANT is not an option.

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Re: garmin belt and flow imagic

Post by gio » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:14 pm

Thanks for all the answers now I've understand, so if I want to use ant+ belts is necessary key an software.
Giorgio

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