Using your Apple Watch heart rate with the Karoo - (Beta test)

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JorritPosthuma
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Using your Apple Watch heart rate with the Karoo - (Beta test)

Post by JorritPosthuma »

Hi folks!

I've made a small free app for Apple Watch and iPhone so you can see your hr info on the Karoo.
Be aware, it's still very much in beta. I made this originally for TrainerRoad, but I want it to work with Karoo as well. However, the Karoo is a bit more picky on the bluetooth connection (and Apple is of course a bit weird as well).

So, before testing, keep these two remarks in mind:

Alternative bluetooth mode seems to work better for Karoo (especially on pairing)
After first connect, when the status stays in "searching", disabling and re-enabling did the trick for me

You can download the app using this link: https://testflight.apple.com/join/M4IsgvXN

For questions and feedback, don't hesitate to send me a message on heartbyproxy@jorritposthuma.nl !

PS: If any Karoo dev's are reading, I'd love to send you some details on the Apple Bluetooth weirdness so I can scrap "alternative bluetooth mode" as a whole :)

ZenTurtle
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Re: Using your Apple Watch heart rate with the Karoo - (Beta test)

Post by ZenTurtle »

Thanks for doing this!

Installed the app, followed your instructions, I can see HR on the watch, in the iOS app on the phone.
I could pair it with the Karoo, but it's not reporting any data there.
Tried to pair it with another iOS app on the iPhone (Xert and or Wahoo) and can't see HR data there...

Marco

JorritPosthuma
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Re: Using your Apple Watch heart rate with the Karoo - (Beta test)

Post by JorritPosthuma »

Hi!

Sorry for my late response. I have been sick for the past few months, but finally getting better! I pushed a new beta, and I'm doubting to just publish it as a 1.0 release. The integration with Karoo is still not as smooth as I like... Let me know if you find a better way! I also haven't found a way to reconnect without unpairing first.

Beta testing link: https://testflight.apple.com/join/M4IsgvXN
Movie about connecting to Karoo: https://vimeo.com/442004681

Enjoy!

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