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SOLO

SPEED & CADENCE SENSORS

Product Info

The Cardiosport Solo Speed and Cadence sensors let you monitor your bike speed and cadence on your smart phone app or ANT+ bike computer without using magnets and cable ties. 

Compatible Apps

Strava                   Map My Ride       Wahoo Fitness          Endomondo            Map My Fitness

Cyclemeter            Ride With GPS            Zwift

Set Up Guide

This is a brief guide to setting up your Speed & Cadence sensor with your chosen cycling app or ANT+ device.

iOS

The Speed sensor is designed to be used on iPhones 4s and newer, iPad 3rd generation, iPad Air and iPod 5th Gen.

Android

The Speed sensor is also designed to be used on android devices with Bluetooth 4.0. Android devices will require third party apps to access the devices Bluetooth 4.0 (Bluetooth Smart).

ANT+

The Speed sensor is also designed to be used on all compatible ANT+ bike computers, watches and devices.

How to install SOLO Speed sensor on your bike

Before installing the speed sensor pod, please open the battery door and remove the battery isolator to activate the sensor pod. To open the battery door, slide the edge of the door to the unlocked position as indicated on the bottom of the sensor pod.

 

  • Push the speed sensor pod into the accompanying pod mount until the fit is tight and secure

  • Then place the speed sensor on top of the rubber base

  • Attach the elastic loop in the vertical slot with the arrow on the pod mount and pull around the wheel hub and hook into the vertical slot on the opposite side.

Now your Speed sensor is ready to be paired with your smart phone or ANT+ device. 

How to install SOLO Cadence sensor on your bike

Before installing the speed sensor pod, please open the battery door and remove the battery isolator to activate the sensor pod. To open the battery door, slide the edge of the door to the unlocked position as indicated on the bottom of the sensor pod.

  • Push the cadence sensor pod into the accompanying pod mount until the fit is tight and secure.

  • Select the elastic loop length that best fits your crank arm. Note it should be the loop that fits tightest across the crank arm.

  • On the non-drive/outside crank arm, place the cadence sensor against the inside of the left crank arm towards the beginning of the crank arm nearest the hub.

  • Attach the elastic loop to the vertical slot with the arrow on the pod mount and pull the loop around the left crank arm and hook into the vertical slot on the opposite side.

  • Rotate the crank arm a number of times to check for clearance between the bike frame, pedals and shoes.

Now your Cadence sensor is ready to be paired with your smart phone or ANT+ device. 

How to pair SOLO sensors to a fitness app

  • Download your chosen fitness app from the list above or any cycling app that supports Bluetooth Smart.

  • Open/Install the app on your Smart phon/device

  • Ensure that you have switched on Bluetooth on your smart phone

  • Activate your Solo Speed sensor by either shaking it or spinning the wheel on your bike once you have attached the sensor to your wheel hub.

  • Activate your SOLO Cadence sensor by rotating the crank arms after you have attached the sensor to the inside left crank arm. 

  • On most cycling apps look for 'add new sensor' or 'find sensors' 

  • When your Speed sensor appears on the list, select the sensor and follow your app instructions to save the sensor and apply to exercise profile if necessary.

  • When SOLO Speed and Cadence sensors have paired to your app you are go to go and cycle. There is no need to repeat the pairing process to your app, as long as Bluetooth is enabled and your cycling app is opened the Speed sensors will automatically pair when movement is detected. 

How to pair the SOLO sensors to an ANT+ device

  • Activate your SOLO Speed and Cadence sensors by either shaking the sensor or spinning the wheel on your bike and rotating the cadence sensor on the left crank arm. 

  • Follow the pairing instructions on your ANT+ device and search for Speed sensor, then repeat the process searching for ANT+ Cadence sensor.

  • Some ANT+ will automatically pair to a sensor when it is activated and display an ANT+ ID code.

  • When your ANT+ device shows that your Speed sensor has paired and displays an ID code, your Speed sensor is now paired. There is no need to repair your Speed sensor to your ANT+ device as it will automatically pair when the sensor is activated.

Your good to go

Once you have finished pairing your Cardiosport Speed sensor to your chosen fitness app, or ANT+ device. your are good to go!

Changing the battery

If you need to replace the battery simply follow these easy steps.

  • Using your finger nail rotate the battery door following the arrows and OPEN and CLOSED marks until the door is loose and can be removed

  • Remove the dead CR2032 battery and replace with a new battery with the writing on the top of battery facing up.​

  • Re-attach the battery door and rotate until the door is firmly shut

Troubleshooting FAQ

Why won't my SOLO Speed & Cadence sensor pair to my phone?

  • To ensure that your Speed sensor pairs directly to the app you have downloaded please ensure you have Bluetooth switched on on your device before attempting to pair.

Do I need to pair to my phone first?

  • No, you do not need to pair the sensors to your phone first, because SOLO uses Bluetooth Smart it is only required to pair to the app on your phone. 

I am struggling to get a heart rate reading from the SOLO Speed sensor and it doesn't show up under the list of sensors?

  • This can be caused by the Speed sensor not being attached securely to your wheel hub. When attaching to the wheel hub please ensure that the sensor sits flat on the hub and not at an angle as this will cause the accelerometer to give an incorrect reading.

Can I pair my SOLO Speed & Cadence sensors with another phone or app or ANT+ device?

  • Yes SOLO sensors can be paired with more than one phone/apps. If you are switching between devices or apps then you can still use your Speed sensor for different devices. Simply pair your sensors in the same way as before and SOLO will now work with multiple devices. 

 

Can I pair my SOLO Speed & Cadence sensors to my phone app and ANT+ device at the same time?

  • Yes SOLO can work simultaneously using Bluetooth Smart to send data to your phone app and using ANT+ to send data to your bike computer or similar ANT+ device.

Can I pair my SOLO sensors with multiple apps and phones at once?

  • If just using Bluetooth Smart then Unfortunately not, once SOLO is paired to the app on your phone it cannot be paired to another device while in use. However SOLO can be paired to different apps and devices if one device is paired via Bluetooth Smart and the other app/device is paired via ANT+.