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Can't pick up my Polar IR USB!!!


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I'm running VMware fusion on my Mac, PURELY so i can transfer my Polar data.

somethingoops.gif'ed out yesterday and i had to reload both Protrainer and Polarfitness... since then I can't pick up my IR USB, any suggestions?

(I have downloaded the IR software, installed, uninstalled, reinstalled, etc etc) but nothing...

 

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Chances are the USB thingy is faulty...I have had mine replaced foc twice, helluva frustartion though!

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Mini hijack

 

Just so you will all know...

 

When I needed IR for the Polar SD800 I had I was told by Polar I had to get a Polar one for R500.00. I then remembered I had a generic USB IR device so I gave it a try and it worked 100%. I think I bought it about 8 years ago so nothing fancy about it.

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Another mini hijack:

 

I have to run VirtualBox on one of my machines solely so I can do the same with my Garmin...

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it worked fine for at least a month, till Saturday... then, i don't know what went wrong.

Perhaps i should try the generic IR dongle route...

but just in case, I've made an appointment at Polar (you don't just ever pitch up there, you'll wait almost 2 months for a reply on anything :blink:)

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Are you sure VMWare is passing the port through from the host correctly?

 

it worked fine before Saturday, and i haven't changed any settings ...

how/where would i be able to check that?

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Mini hijack

 

Just so you will all know...

 

When I needed IR for the Polar SD800 I had I was told by Polar I had to get a Polar one for R500.00. I then remembered I had a generic USB IR device so I gave it a try and it worked 100%. I think I bought it about 8 years ago so nothing fancy about it.

Same for me. Got an Esquire USB dongle thingy and works great.

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it worked fine before Saturday, and i haven't changed any settings ...

how/where would i be able to check that?

 

Dunno VMWAre fusion too well, but somewhere in the VM settings, you should be able to create a device specific USB filter.

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thanks for the help guys.

got it sorted!:thumbup:

i started fiddling with VM a bit and found an IR setting that I'd missed before.:blush:

it had obviously been reset when i had that glitch on Saturday, so all's ok now.:clap:

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