Heart rate sensor on TomTom Spark 3 Cardio + Music

bdelepla
bdelepla Registered Users Posts: 2
Apprentice Traveler
edited January 24 in TomTom Sports
Hello, I'm planning to buy a heart rate sensor.
Can I use a wireless heart rate sensor together with the wireless headset?
The watch will be mounted on my bicycle.

Comments

  • tfarabaugh
    tfarabaugh Posts: 16,936
    Superuser
    Yes, the BT HR and the BT headphones work on separate channels so they can be used at the same time. I hope this helped answer your question. If so, please mark it as a solution so others can look for it if they have the same question.
  • bdelepla
    bdelepla Registered Users Posts: 2
    Apprentice Traveler
    Thx
    I will buy the heart rate sensor
  • tfarabaugh
    tfarabaugh Posts: 16,936
    Superuser
    bdelepla wrote:
    Thx
    I will buy the heart rate sensor
    Make sure it is a BT+ Sensor and not the Polar OH1, which is not compatible. Most BT LE devices should work, but some work better than others. Price seems to not be a factor as the cheaper ones often seem to work better than the expensive ones. This is due to the fact that cheap models are more likely to use the base BT protocols and not customize them for advanced features or settings like more expensive models do (and there is no way of knowing if a manufacturer has tweaked the protocols to take them out of compliance). The BT standard is in such a way a 'standard' that it can be widely interpreted with different settings for buffer sizes, time outs, profiles, protocols, antenna configurations, etc.. TomTom cannot change their code every time a manufacturers messes with the BT coding. This is a case where paying more will not increase the chances of connectivity, it may actually decrease it. There are thousands of models out there so there is no way for TT to test them all and since the manufacturers often tweak the BT settings there is no way to know upfront if a device will work or not. Make sure you buy it from a store with a solid return policy.