Synchronize Data Between RCX5/CS500 and polarpersonaltrainer.com

You can synchronize data between your Polar RCX5 / CS500 training computer and polarpersonaltrainer.com online training diary. To synchronize data you need Polar DataLink data transfer unit and WebSync software.

Download and install Polar WebSync software from polarpersonaltrainer.com → Applications → Downloads. The installation wizard guides you through the installation.

After installing the WebSync software, follow the instructions below to synchronize your training computer.


The data transfer between RCX5/CS500 and polarpersonaltrainer.com is bidirectional. Data you have recently edited either in RCX5/CS500 or polarpersonaltrainer.com are synchronized and taken into use in both.


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



Optimal distance between DataLink and training computer during data transfer is under 3m / 9.84ft.

Synchronizing for the first time



1. Check that WebSync icon is shown on your computer taskbar/menu bar. If the icon is not shown, start WebSync from your computer desktop icon or in Mac OS X from Finder → 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.
Windows: Double-click the WebSync icon on the taskbar.
Mac OS X: Click the WebSync icon on the menu bar.

3. Welcome window opens.
Select Synchronize if you want to synchronize your training data.Select Training Computer, if you want to change your training computer settings or export training files.


You can also start synchronization by right-clicking/secondary clicking the WebSync icon on the taskbar/menu bar and selecting Synchronize.

4. Connect DataLink data transfer unit to the USB port of your computer.

5.
RCX5: Activate your training computer, if it is in power save mode by pressing any button.
As default automatic synchronization, AutoSync, is set on your training computer.
When AutoSync is set on you do not need press any button on your training computer in order to start the data synchronization, process starts automatically.

If AutoSync is off in your training computer, select Connect Start synchronizing to start the synchronization.
AutoSync can be set on/off in Connect menu → AutoSync.
AutoSync activation affects to the battery life time, see Related Documents for further information.
CS500: Activate your training computer, if it is in power save mode by long pressing any button.



This window is shown only when you start synchronization and pairing process for the first time after WebSync installation.

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 Next/ 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 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:   RCX5: Press Back. Select Start synchronizing.   CS500: Press Start. - Continue from step 6.

You can press Back/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.
To transfer data you need to be registered at polarpersonaltrainer.com. If you have not registered yet, click the Click here to register link.

If you have already registered Polar Account in any other Polar web service e.g. product registration or Polar discussion forum, login to polarpersonaltrainer.com first and fill in the required information. After that synchronize your data.



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 automatically after your training computer is found and connected.

Remember me selection can be removed later via WebSync Settings → User Settings.You can select polarpersonaltrainer.com to open automatically after synchronization by ticking the box. If synchronization fails, polarpersonaltrainer.com does not open.Click Next / Continue.

Make sure that your RCX5 is synchronizing or your CS500 is activated before clicking Next / Continue.

9. Synchronization starts.
Bar and text below the synchronization bar shows proceeding of the synchronization.



10. Synchronization completed message indicates that synchronization process succeeded.
Synchronization summary shows the data synchronized. Click to view complete list.




If synchronization fails, see troubleshooting for more information on how to proceed.
9. Click Close.

You 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 paired1. Check that WebSync icon is shown on your computer taskbar/menubar. If the icon is not shown, start WebSync from your computer desktop icon or in Mac OS X from Finder → Applications folder.
2. Connect DataLink data transfer unit to the USB port of your computer and activate your training computer.

RCX5If you have new data or changed settings on your training computer andA) - 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 right-clicking/secondary clicking the WebSync icon on your computer taskbar/menu bar and selecting Synchronize or double-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 right-clicking/secondary clicking the WebSync icon on your computer taskbar/menu bar and selecting Synchronize or double-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 right-clicking/secondary clicking the WebSync icon on your computer taskbar/menu bar and selecting Synchronize or double-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.

CS500A) 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 right-clicking/secondary clicking the WebSync icon on your computer taskbar/menu bar and selecting Synchronize or double-clicking the WebSync icon and selecting Synchronize. - If WebSync finds only your training computer, Enter your username and password window opens. Continue from step 6 in 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 6 in 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 Next/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 6 in Synchronizing for the first time. Windows: If synchronization does not start automatically, start it manually by double-clicking the WebSync icon on the taskbar or right-clicking the icon and selecting Synchronize.
Mac OS X: 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.

The more you have data in your training computer the longer the data synchronization takes.
You can speed up data synchronization by deleting the files from your training computer that you have already transferred to polarpersonaltrainer.com
If there is no new data on your RCX5 or CS500, the following window appears. You can either continue or cancel synchronizing.


 

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