Sync Ride Data Directly to Apple Health

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    Ali

    Hi Jeff, There are no plans on it yet, and I would be interested to know how many users would want it. We are able to prioritise any request based on the number of respondents. However, this may not be an easy lift from an Android to Apple.

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    Steve Webb

    Yes please!

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    Steve Wells

    Yes please

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    Bart vd V

    Yes please

     

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    Dale Stigamier

    Definitely!

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    Nick Yanakiev

    +1

     

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    Paul Temple

    Also interested

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    jiri_havranek

    That would be great!

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    martynbirchall

    Yes yes please!

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    Mark H Terry

    Yes please.

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    Kristan Monsen

    Yes for me, too!

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    Stefan Kapusniak

    Yes please!!!!

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    Ornaled

    It would be nice to have, for sure. But I think that the biggest problem with this is that to be able to sync directly to Apple Health Hammerhead need to create dedicated iOS app.

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    AIF

    Yes please!

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    Scott Crawford

     Please

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    Marco Fraatz

    For me personally Apple Health integration is the number one missing feature. Besides the already mentioned HR data the route isn't saved back either and I am missing both very much.

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    Alexander Kohls

    The lack of Apple Health integration is for me the only reason not to buy the Karoo just yet. Please implement!

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    Alexander Suntay

    Hi...

    It took me 20 minutes to sign in with safari. Maybe a problem that effects all apple users and there would be more feedback without this problem?!

    Please add Apple Health integration

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    Marco Fraatz

    @Alexander yes, the login issue with Safari is annoying. But you "only" have to press "continue" three times to get to a login window where you can fill in your username and pw ;-)

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    Alexander Suntay

    Hi Marco
    Yes, you are right. Thank you :)

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    Lei Tang

    Are there any updates for this? I like Karoo 2 for everything but am considering switching away over this lack of data integration with iOS Health app data.

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    Kristan Monsen

    Not that I am aware of, Lei, but the HeartCast app works pretty well.  Have you tried it?

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    Lei Tang

    Yes, but it doesn’t save the heart rate data to the health app. It simply allows the watch to be the heart rate monitor for the Karoo.

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    Michael Sage-Robison

    Is there any secret to getting Heartcast to work? I have it downloaded and connected to the Karoo2 via Bluetooth sensor but it just doesn’t load heart rate data to the device. Always searching even though it says connected.

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    Kristan Monsen

    The magic sequence that works reliably for me:

    Turn off the Karoo 2 (or don’t turn it on in the first place).
    I stop and swipe off (kill) both watch and phone HeartCast apps.
    Then I start the phone HeartCast app first.
    Then I start the watch HeartCast app.
    I hit start on the watch app.
    Wait until the watch and phone both show a heart rate number that makes sense (usually doesn’t take long, a few seconds).
    Then turn on your Karoo 2.
    Wait for it to connect to sensors.
    You should be able to see your heart rate on the loading screen for your ride (the one where it shows your layout before you hit the triangle start button).

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    Michael Sage-Robison

    So frustrating it’s connected but blinks “searching” and shows zero

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    Kristan Monsen

    Michael, a little more info. would help debug.

    Is your HeartCast app on both the watch and phone showing the right heart rate? (They show the same rate, and it is in a reasonable range?)

    Do you wait to turn on your Karoo 2 until after this?

    if yes, then I suggest in-pairing, "forgetting" the device, and starting the pairing process again.  Something is messed up.

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    Michael Sage-Robison

    Yes to both questions - the definition of insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results, right?  I get the watch and phone all synced up and then find it and connect the to the BT sensor on Karoo 2, it says connected, and then simply shows 00 on the heart rate when you try to start a ride and also will say "searching" intermittently. 

    I keep following the same steps - have also tried the "Echo" app with the same result.  I do have the Apple Watch 6 (new this year), not sure if that has anything to do with it, or if it's the new IOS updates making it harder.

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    Mike Morper

    FWIW, I have a feeling there continues to be issues with either HealthKit or minimally the Apple Health app itself. I too would like to see GPS and heart rate show up in the Health app from my Karoo tracked efforts.

    However, it’s my observation that gps or heart rate data that didn’t originate in a watch app or iOS app doesn’t show up in the Health app. One can open the .fit or .gpx files and see all the gps or heart rate data is in there, but not being rendered by the Health app. A year ago, Apple had a significant bug related to this when the current versions of iOS and watchOS came out. I think there’s still some “goo” there.

    As such, I can appreciate as developers, Hammerhead would be wasting a lot of time troubleshooting this. Personally, I’d rather see them focus on continuing to add new Karoo capabilities, improve existing functionality. Particularly in this case, as there is a workaround that has no cost to it (sync into Strava, let Strava write the data into Health app).

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    Lei Tang

    I don’t this is it. We are forced to reply on either Kamoot or Strava to move Karoo data to iOS HealthKit. Why would those app developers focus on passimg through Karoo data correctly. They have no incentive to do this. Why this is acceptable is for such an expensive device? I have had Wahoo bike computers and with it having a native iOS app, all that syncs in without relying on Strava to do it for it.

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