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Product Information

Product Information

The Wahoo RPM Cadence sensor enables you to track and monitor your cadence on both iOS and Android smartphones and also GPS bike computers.

iOS

This product is designed for use on the iPhone 4s and newer, iPad 3rd gen and newer, iPad mini, iPad Air, and iPod 5th gen.

Android

This product is designed for use with Android devices compliant with the Bluetooth 4.0 protocol running version 4.3 or newer & must allow Third Party App Access to the Bluetooth 4.0 (Smart) Radio

Wahoo Fitness has not tested complete compatibility with all Android devices matching this description. Please download the app from the Google Play Store to ensure that it installs on your device before purchasing a product.

This product is shipped with the following:

  • Wahoo RPM Cadence
  • CR 2032 Battery (installed)
  • Rubber Mounting Option
  • Zip-ties
  • Shoe Mount Option
  • 3M double sided tape
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Important Product Info Guide
Setup

Setup

This setup guide is intended to assist with installing your Wahoo RPM Cadence sensor on your bike or shoe and pairing to the Wahoo Fitness app.

How to install the Wahoo RPM Cadence on your bike:

Using the Silicone Mount:

  1. Slide the Wahoo RPM Cadence pod into the silicone mount. Make sure the silicone covers the Wahoo logo and the opening is on the back of the Wahoo RPM Cadence.
  2. Thread one zip-tie through the slot on each side of the silicone mount.
  3. Place the Wahoo RPM Cadence on the inside of the non-drive side crank arm. Spin the crank around to make sure the Wahoo RPM Cadence does not interfere with the chain stay on your bike.
  4. Slide the zip-ties through, tighten them down, and trim the excess part of the zip-tie.

Using the double-sided 3M tape:

  1. Make sure the Wahoo RPM Cadence and the inside of the non-drive side crank arm are clean.
  2. Peel off the backing to expose one side of the tape and stick it on the back side of the Wahoo RPM Cadence. Then remove the other side of the tape and stick the Wahoo RPM Cadence to the inside of the non-drive side crank arm.
  3. Spin the crank arm to make sure the Wahoo RPM Cadence does not interfere with the chain stay on your bike.

How to install the Wahoo RPM Cadence using the Shoe Clip Mount:

  1. Take the clip provided and lock in the Wahoo RPM Cadence by sliding it in horizontally and then twisting it vertically into place.
  2. Place on your shoe by threading the velcro strap from your shoe (or similar) through the space in the back of the clip.
  3. Make sure the sensor is attached to your shoe vertically with either the "w" or "o" pointing toward the toe of the shoe. If it is horizontal with all letters facing the toe of the shoe, it will not be able to capture data.

How to Pair your Wahoo RPM Cadence Sensor to the Wahoo Fitness app (iOS):

  1. Download the Wahoo Fitness app from the App Store.
  2. Open the Wahoo Fitness app. Make sure you have Bluetooth turned on.
  3. Activate the Wahoo RPM Cadence by shaking it for a few seconds or if attached to your bike, spin the crank a few times.
  4. Select “Sensors” in the bottom left corner.
  5. Select “Add New Sensor”.
  6. Choose your Wahoo RPM Cadence from the list of available sensors.*
  7. Once certain you are connected to the correct sensor, select “Save Sensor”.
  8. Choose the workout profiles you would like your Wahoo RPM Cadence to be active for (ex. Cycling & Indoor Bike Trainer).
  9. Select “Done” to complete the pairing & workout selection process.
  10. Select “Done” in the top left hand corner to exit the Sensors menu.

How to Pair your Wahoo RPM Cadence Sensor to the Wahoo Fitness app (Android):

  1. Download the Wahoo Fitness app from the Google Play Store.
  2. Open the Wahoo Fitness app. Make sure you have Bluetooth turned on.
  3. Activate the Wahoo RPM Cadence by shaking it for a few seconds or if attached to your bike, spin the crank a few times.
  4. Select “Saved Devices” in the top right corner.
  5. Select the plus “+” icon to add a new sensor.
  6. Choose your Wahoo RPM Cadence from the list of available sensors.
  7. Once certain you are connected to the correct sensor, select “Save Device”.
  8. Choose the workout profiles you would like your Wahoo RPM Cadence to be active for (ex. Cycling & Indoor Bike Trainer).
  9. Select “Ok” to complete the pairing & workout selection process.
  10. Use the Back button to exit the menus and return to the Home Screen.

Your Wahoo RPM Cadence is now set up and ready for action. To use your Wahoo RPM Cadence, start a workout with one of the profiles you paired it with. The Wahoo Fitness app will remember this pairing in the future. You simply need to wake up your sensor and start a new workout to begin recording data!

NOTE: The Wahoo RPM Cadence uses a Blue and Red LED to give instant feedback to the user during the pairing process. These LEDs operate for about 30 seconds before shutting off to conserve battery. The Red LED flashes for cadence detection. The Blue LED represents your connection state and has three modes:

  • Slow Blink (about once every second): Wahoo RPM Cadence is awake and not paired.
  • 4x Flash: Occurs the instant a connection is made.
  • Quick Blink (about twice every second): Wahoo RPM Cadence is paired to a device.

* If a firmware update is available for your sensor, the Wahoo Fitness app will now prompt you to proceed with performing an update. If you do not, the update may be performed later. Sensors with updates available will appear in the menu of Saved Sensors marked with a badge to indicate the update is available but not installed.

Workout Basics

Workout Basics

Starting a Workout (iOS):

  1. Make sure the device has Bluetooth turned on so it can communicate with your Wahoo RPM Cadence.
  2. Select what kind of workout you wish to do from the list of workout types using the slider.
  3. Select if you wish to have Audio Announcements turned on or off.
  4. Activate the Wahoo RPM Cadence by shaking it for a few seconds or if attached to your bike, spin the crank a few times.
  5. Make sure the Wahoo RPM Cadence is synced to your device. It will appear in the list of Linked Sensors for that workout profile with an indication of signal strength shown on the far right when it is connected to your device.
  6. Select the green “Start” button to begin the workout. Information gathered from your Wahoo RPM Cadence will now start to be displayed on your device.

ENDING YOUR WORKOUT (iOS):

  1. To end your workout, simply select the red “Pause” button.
  2. Select the red “Stop” button and either a) Discard Workout b) Save Workout or c) Return to Workout.
  3. If you elect to finish the workout, the Wahoo Fitness app will now display a summary of your workout.

Starting a Workout (Android):

  1. Make sure the device has Bluetooth turned on so it can communicate with your Wahoo RPM Cadence.
  2. Select what kind of workout you wish to do from the list of workout types using the slider.
  3. Use the Pencil icon to make changes to your workout if required. e.g. Select to edit the Audio Announcements.
  4. Select the green “Play” button to open a new workout.
  5. Activate the Wahoo RPM Cadence by shaking it for a few seconds or if attached to your bike, spin the crank a few times.
  6. Make sure the Wahoo RPM Cadence is synced to your device. It will appear in the list of Linked Sensors for that workout profile with an indication of signal strength shown on the far right when it is connected to your device (button located in the top right corner).
  7. Select the green “Start” button to begin the workout. Information gathered from your Wahoo RPM Cadence will now start to be displayed on your device.

NOTE: If a firmware update is available for your sensor, the Wahoo Fitness app will now prompt you to proceed with performing an update using the Wahoo Utility app. Apply updates when available to improve the performance of your sensor. The free Wahoo Utility app is required to perform firmware updates and is available from the Google Play Store.

ENDING YOUR WORKOUT (Android):

  1. To end your workout, simply select the red “Pause” button.
  2. Select the red “Stop” button and either a) Discard b) Save or c) Cancel.
  3. If you elect to save & finish the workout, the Wahoo Fitness app will now display a summary of your workout.

For more information: Please refer to the instructions page for the Wahoo Fitness app.

WANT TO CONNECT TO ANOTHER APP?

This product is compatible with a number of third party apps. However, each app connects to sensors a little differently. As a general rule: Open the compatible app you would like to use and find the settings. Look for "connect to sensor" or another similar option. You must connect each sensor separately for each app you use.

NOTE: Bluetooth devices can only pair to one app at a time. Make sure to close any background apps that may be using the sensor before connecting to a new app.

Troubleshoot

Troubleshoot

Use the Wahoo Utility app to test your hardware for connectivity issues (iOS):

  1. Download the Wahoo Utility app from the App Store.
  2. Open the Wahoo Utility app.
  3. Select “Test Bluetooth 4.0 Sensors”.
  4. Select “BlueSC/Wahoo RPM Cadence”. The Wahoo Utility will now try to connect to the sensor. Make sure you have Bluetooth turned on.
  5. Activate the Wahoo RPM Cadence by shaking it for a few seconds or if attached to your bike spin the crank a few times. The Wahoo RPM Cadence will start to flash to indicate it is awake. The Wahoo Utility should now connect to your sensor & display information regarding sensor data and the firmware version to confirm connectivity.
  6. Close the Wahoo Utility app to disconnect the pairing when finished testing.

NOTE: If a firmware update is available for your sensor, the Wahoo Utility app will prompt you to proceed with performing an update. Apply updates when available to improve the performance of your sensor.

Still having trouble? Contact support for more information. If you use the Settings>Info+Help>Email Us function from within the Wahoo Fitness app it will attach a log with your query to better help us answer your questions.

Use the Wahoo Utility app to test your hardware for connectivity issues (Android):

  1. Download the Wahoo Utility app from the Google Play Store.
  2. Open the Wahoo Utility app. “Discover Devices” will immediately try to discover your sensor device. Make sure you have Bluetooth turned on.
  3. Activate the Wahoo RPM Cadence by shaking it for a few seconds or if attached to your bike spin the crank a few times. The Wahoo RPM Cadence will start to flash to indicate it is awake. The Wahoo Utility should now connect to your sensor & display information regarding sensor data and the firmware version to confirm connectivity.
  4. Close the Wahoo Utility app to disconnect the pairing when finished testing.

NOTE: If a firmware update is available for your sensor, the Wahoo Utility app will display an “Upgrade Firmware” button. Apply updates when available to improve the performance of your sensor.

Still having trouble? Contact support for more information. If you use the Settings>Info+Help>Send support email function from within the Wahoo Fitness app it will attach a log with your query to better help us answer your questions.

HOW TO REPLACE THE Wahoo RPM Cadence BATTERY:

  1. Insert the included Wahoo RPM Cadence tool in the slot on the side of the Wahoo RPM Cadence and twist to pop the top off.
  2. Remove the battery and replace it with another CR2032 coin cell battery.
  3. Place the lid back on the Wahoo RPM Cadence. Make sure the rubber O-ring is properly seated and the two posts on the bottom of the Wahoo RPM Cadence are lined up with the holes in the lid of the Wahoo RPM Cadence.
  4. Make sure the lid is snapped back into place and sealed completely around the outside. The LED light should start to flash showing that the battery has been replaced and the Wahoo RPM Cadence is awake.

Design Specifications:

Physical Dimensions (LxWxH): 1.25”x0.75"x1" (3.2cmx1.9cmx2.5cm)
Weight: 1/4 oz (7 grams)
Battery: CR2032
Battery Life: Up to 12 months
Water Rating: IPX7 (waterproof up to 5 ft/1.5m)
Wireless Signal Strength: Up to 10 feet (3m)

Product Warranty & Returns:

For information on the Wahoo Returns Policy or for product Warranty details: click here.

Works with Apps

Works with Apps

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