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    Senior Member jgadamski's Avatar
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    Is it possible to sync one brand of equipment with another ie Sigma to Garmin?

    I have a Garmin fr70 pulse monitor ( chest band with watch, watch has Bike settings that read the Garmin cadence sensor) with the capability of syncing to a cadence counter. I also have a Sigma wireless BC 1612 STS wireless bike computer with cadence. I really don't want to try to run two cadence sensors because there is no room for two.. is it possible to sync the Sigma cadence sensor to the Garmin watch?

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    Garmin only, afaik, reads ant signals.

    Why not get a handlebar mount for your watch (garmin makes a good one) and ditch the sigma sensor?

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    For future reference, the term is "pair" or "pairing", not sync or syncing. Pair, in this context, means to establish a digital radio communications link. Sync means to maintain the same data/files in multiple locations. It can help to use proper terminology when googling for info or answers.
    Eschew simplistic dogma.

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    I'm not sure what wireless standard Sigma uses, but the two that seem to be emerging are low power Bluetooth (BT 4.0 or BT LE) and ANT+.

    The interesting thing is that many sensors are now coming out that support BOTH standards. Wahoo Fitness has a number of sensors that simultaneously put out BT LE and ANT+ signals. So, for example, I was able to run my Garmin Edge 1000 on the bars as the same time my iPhone 6 running Cyclemeter and have them take the same data. The Edge 1000 takes ANT+ and the iPhone can connect to BT LE. One sensor fed both bike computers.

    Incidentally, the same is true for Wahoo Fitnesses magnet-less cadence sensor, their HRM. Also my MIO Heart rate monitor does the same.

    Then there is this syncing service: https://tapiriik.com

    This takes a number of services - Garmin Connect, Dropbox, Strava, Runkeeper, etc... and syncs between them. I can take my gamin unit have it automatically upload at the end of a ride and it will sync the data between Strava and my Dropbox account where I can then import into Cyclemeter. The reverse also true.

    J.

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