Data Transfer with Polar WebSync and DataLink

Use WebSync and DataLink data transfer unit with Polar RCX3 training computer, Polar RCX5 training computer and Polar CS500 cycling computer.

Synchronizing for the first time

To avoid disturbances during data transfer, do not wear WearLink® transmitter W.I.N.D. Also make sure you have turned active Bluetooth and WiFi connections off.

  1. Check that WebSync icon is shown on your computer menu bar. If the icon is not shown, start WebSync from Applications folder.

    WebSync icon is red if WebSync has not detected any training computers.
    The icon turns to green after training computer(s) have been found.
  2. Click the WebSync icon on the menu bar.
  3. Welcome window opens. Select Synchronize, if you want to transfer training data.

    Select Training Computer, if you want to connect to your training computer and modify settings or export training files. See more information in Training Computer.




    You can also start synchronization by secondary clicking the WebSync icon on the menu bar and selecting  Synchronize.
  4. Connect data transfer unit (DataLink) to the USB port of your computer.



  5. RCX3 and RCX5: Activate your training computer, if it is in power save mode by pressing any button. Select Connect => Start synchronizing from your training computer.
    CS500: Activate your training computer, if it is in power save mode by long pressing any button.


  6. After a few seconds Select your training computer window with a list of found training computers appears. The list shows the model and the identifier number of found training computers. If your training computer is not shown on the list, make sure that it is activated (see step 5).

    Select your training computer and click Continue or double-click your training computer on the list.

    If necessary, check the identifier number of your CS500 by scrolling to CONNECT and pressing START (red button) twice. The RCX3 and RCX5 identifier number is displayed on the training computer when Connect => Start synchronizing is selected and the training computer is connecting to WebSync.


     
  7. Authorizing WebSync window opens.

    Accept connection "number" from your training computer "number" message appears.

    Accept the connection by pressing OK or selecting YES on your training computer. The pairing of WebSync and your training computer starts.

    If pairing fails, Failed pairing WebSync with training computer "number". Try again. message appears. Close the message by clicking OK.
    - Restart connection from your training computer as follows:
    RCX3 and RCX5:
    Press BACK. Select Start synchronizing.
    CS500:
    Press Start.
    - Continue from step 6.




    You can press Go back from Authorizing WebSync window to return to the found training computers list, if you have chosen a wrong training computer, for example.
  8. Enter your polarpersonaltrainer.com username and password.




    If you select Remember me, WebSync does not ask your account information the next time you start synchronization or connect to your training computer. Synchronization starts after your training computer is found and connected. This selection can be removed in User Settings. See more information in Polar WebSync Synchronization Settings.

    You can select polarpersonaltrainer.com to open automatically after synchronization by ticking the box. If synchronization fails, polarpersonaltrainer.com does not open.

    If you have not yet registered at polarpersonaltrainer.com, click Click here to register link.

    Click Continue.

    Make sure that your RCX3 or RCX5 is synchronizing or your CS500 is activated before clicking Continue.
  9. Synchronization starts.


  10. Synchronization completed message informs that synchronization has successfully completed.




    If synchronization fails, see Troubleshooting for more information on how to proceed.
  11. Click Close.

Your training computer and WebSync are paired in the first synchronization, which means that your training computer identifier is stored in the WebSync memory.

Synchronizing after your training computer and WebSync have been paired

  1. Check that WebSync icon is shown on your computer menu bar. If the icon is not shown, start WebSync from Applications folder.
  2. Connect data transfer unit (DataLink) to the USB port of your computer and activate your training computer.
  3. CS500 Users

    A) If you have new data on your training computer, or if you have changed the settings, the synchronization starts automatically when Remember me is selected.

    B) If you have not selected Remember me, start synchronization by secondary clicking the WebSync icon on your computer menu bar and selecting Synchronize or clicking the WebSync icon and selecting Synchronize.
    - If WebSync finds only your training computer, Enter your username and password window opens. Continue from step 8 in chapter Synchronizing for the first time.
    - If WebSync finds several training computers, the list of found training computers opens. Double-click your training computer from the list. Enter your username and password window opens. Continue from step 8 in chapter Synchronizing for the first time.

    C) If training computer is on power save mode, Found training computers window opens. Activate your training computer and it appears on the list. Select your training computer and click Continue. If you have selected Remember me, synchronization starts. If you have not selected Remember me, Enter your username and password window opens. Continue from step 8 in chapter Synchronizing for the first time..
    If synchronization does not start automatically, start it manually by clicking the WebSync icon on the menu bar and selecting
    Synchronize.

    To speed up the start of synchronization, select Connect mode from your training computer.


    RCX3 and RCX5 Users

    If you have new data or changed settings on your training computer and

    A)
    - Training computer AutoSync is On
    - Remember me in WebSync is selected
    => Synchronization starts automatically.

    B)
    - Training computer AutoSync is On
    - Remember me in WebSync is not selected
    => Start synchronization by secondary clicking the WebSync icon on your computer menu bar and selecting Synchronize or clicking the WebSync icon and selecting Synchronize. Select your training computer from the list and enter your username and password. Synchronization starts.

    C)
    - Training computer AutoSync is Off
    - Remember me in WebSync is selected
    => Start synchronization by secondary clicking the WebSync icon on your computer menu bar and selecting Synchronize or clicking the WebSync icon and selecting Synchronize. Activate your training computer by selecting Connect => Start synchronizing. Synchronization starts.

    D)
    - Training computer AutoSync is Off
    - Remember me in WebSync is not selected
    => Start synchronization by secondary clicking the WebSync icon on your computer menu bar and selecting Synchronize or clicking the WebSync icon and selecting Synchronize. Activate your training computer by selecting Connect => Start synchronizing. Select your training computer from the list. Enter your username and password. Synchronization starts.

    If there is no new data on your RCX3, RCX5 or CS500, the following window appears. You can either continue or cancel synchronizing.