Step 1: Startup
Download the NPE ConfigurEZ application (available for iOS and Android device in the respective App Store). Be sure to allow ConfigurEZ to have Bluetooth access on your device.
CÔRD is USB powered and will run off of any standard USB-A outlet, either on a computer or using a similar brick as you use for your phone charger.
Step 2: Pairing and Configuration
If not open already, open ConfigurEZ on your device and select CÔRD to connect to it. Once connected you can begin the pairing and configuration process.
CÔRD Pairing and Configuration Modes:
- Indoor Cycling: Options to use the CÔRD to connect/convert most fitness sensors (Speed, Cadence, Power, Smart Trainer, etc) and heartbeatz Apple Watch heart rate broadcast
- Best used for any indoor cycling training. Works well to get all of your sensors into an Apple TV
- Fitness Equipment: Options to use CÔRD for heartbeatz Apple Watch heart rate broadcast, and to pair a heart rate monitor, or fitness machine (such as a treadmill or the NPE Runn).
- Best used when Virtual Training on a treadmill or other fitness equipment.
Once you select your workout mode, tap the mode to begin configuration. To pair a sensor, select 'SCAN', then select either 'Bluetooth' or 'ANT+' depending on what sensors you are looking for. CÔRD will begin scanning NOTE: Be sure your sensors are awake and broadcasting. Typically, moving the sensor will do that, but please consult the sensor user manual for proper wake up procedures.
If CÔRD shows a sensor you do not want paired in that mode, simply select the 'Ignore' button and the next sensor will pop up.
When pairing Bluetooth sensors, you will have the option to choose which compatible sensor type you want to pair it as. In the event you want a sensor to be in 2 profiles, you will need to go through the pairing process for each sensor type. i.e. You want your smart trainer to be both the smart trainer for controllability by a virtual training app AND as your power meter input, you will need to go through the pairing process for each sensor type.
Once all of your sensors are paired, select 'APPLY'. CÔRD will restart and your mode will be selected. At this point, you can either start using CÔRD and close ConfigurEZ, or you can setup a secondary mode.
Step 3: Using CÔRD With heartbeatz
Download heartbeatz from the Apple App Store. For Apple Watch Series 4 or later, use heartbeatz Connect, and for Apple Watch Series 2 or 3, use heartbeatz Legacy. Note: Once downloaded, be sure to enable all health kit permissions for the heartbeatz Watch app as it will not work otherwise.
Open heartbeatz on your watch, select 'Activate heartbeatz' then hold your watch close to CÔRD until the watch pairs with CÔRD. Once you have paired to CÔRD one time, you will not need to get the watch as close to pair in the future.
From there, select 'Record Workout' then tap on the appropriate activity. The flow of heartbeatz from here is very similar to the native 'Workout' application and all of your workout data will save to a HealthKit workout. Note: If heartbeatz is not selected in your CÔRD workout profile, you will still be able to pair via the heartbeatz App, but no heart rate data will flow through to your connected device or application.
Step 4: Pairing CÔRD to Other Devices
This is quite possibly the most straight forward step. Make sure your CÔRD is awake (noted by the blue flashing LED) go through the standard pairing process for other sensors.
Virtual Training: Use CÔRD as the input for each device type paired to it. i.e. In Zwift, Select CÔRD under Power, Controllable, Cadence, and Heart Rate (assuming you have a smart trainer, cadence sensor, and heart rate monitor paired to CÔRD).
Garmin: Using the ANT+ broadcast, add the CÔRD as each individual sensor type being paired. i.e. you have a Bluetooth Power Meter and heartbeatz running through CÔRD, you would broadcast the signals as ANT+ and separately pair an ANT+ heart rate monitor and ANT+ Power meter in your Garmin. Each would be named CÔRD, but will have their own ANT+ profile.
Step 5: Crush Your Workout!
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