Tip in using my new RS800CX

Ahnico
2012-03-17
2013-05-01
  • Ahnico

    Ahnico - 2012-03-17

    Hi everybody,

    I've just received my new Polar watch RS800CX linked with the GPS G5.
    I've used it once, and data I got thanks to it look good. Unfortunately, up to now I've to use the Polar Software because I don't know how I can donwload data from the watch.

    I read this page: http://users.tkk.fi/jjvayryn/polar_f55_hrm.html
    But I still can not download.

    Somebody have tips to help me :)

    Merci
    Nicolas

     
  • jede28

    jede28 - 2012-03-17

    Hi Nicolas,

    sorry I can't help you here, I've switched completely to Garmin devices.

    Bye, Stefan

     
  • Ahnico

    Ahnico - 2012-03-17

    Hi Stefan,

    Thanks for your answer. How is your Garmin?! "Better" than Polar one?!

    I hope someone in the forum can help me

    Nicolas

     
  • jede28

    jede28 - 2012-03-17

    I don't want to blame Polar devices here. The Polar S725X was also OK for me.

    But Garmin devices have much better GPS data integration, also routing works very well. This is an important feature for me, which Polar does not provide.
    And Garmin devices are much easier to handle with all kind of operating systems. You just connect the device via USB and the data is available - just like an USB stick. This even works with my Android phone ;-)

    Bye, Stefan

     
  • Ahnico

    Ahnico - 2012-03-17

    Yep, it's quite difficult to find a way to use my new watch :-(

    Bye,Nicolas

     
  • Philippe Marzouk

    Hi Nicolas,

    I had the same issue with my Polar FT60.
    I still don't know how to get the data directly from the watch so what I've done is add an importer from the export data of polarpersonaltrainer.com which is included in SportsTracker.
    So if you use Polar provided software to upload data to polarpersonaltrainer.com, you can then export it and import it in SportsTracker.

    You use the importer from the command line like this:

    java -cp sportstracker-5.1.0.jar de.saring.polarpersonaltrainer.importer.PedImporter -f mydata.ped

    where mydata.ped is the file you exported from polarpersonaltrainer.com.

    Here is the meaning of the parameters:
    -d,-datadir <arg>        Directory where the SportsTracker data are
                               stored, default $HOME/.sportstracker
    -f,-filename             Input file exported from
                               polarpersonaltrainer.com
    -n,-dry-run              if this parameter is set, no data is written to
                               disk
        -sportSubType <arg>   sport-subtype id from
                               <datadir>/sport-types.xml, default 1
        -sportType <arg>      sport-type id from <datadir>/sport-types.xml,
                               default 1

    Philippe

     
  • Ahnico

    Ahnico - 2012-03-17

    Hi Philippe,

    Thanks a lot for your message. :)
    I don't understand how you export your data, directly from the website, but I don't find how to do it ?

    Nicolas

     
  • Philippe Marzouk

    to export from the website, you go to My Training / Diary and you display in list.
    When in list view you have an "export selected" button.

    Philippe

     
  • Ahnico

    Ahnico - 2012-03-18

    Thanks, I can export it, but it is not a "ped" file but a "xml" one, and the soft cannot import this can of file.
    The "ped" file is maybe specific to your watch.

     
  • Philippe Marzouk

    This is a limitation of SportsTracker, the parsers are chosen by extension. You simply need to rename the file replace .xml by .ped.

    Philippe

     
  • Ahnico

    Ahnico - 2012-03-18

    Thanks Philippe

    The problem with the "ped" version that I don't have curves, or GPS tracks.
    Now I'm using HRM files, where I can have curve, but not GPS track.
    It's not possible to mix in the same exercise the HRM & GPX data?

    Nicolas

     
  • Philippe Marzouk

    I don't know about the GPS track.
    My FT60 is a quite basic model…

     

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