A Wahoo Fitness bike speed and cadence (S&C) sensor is a great addition to your Digifit system. Here’s how to install and set it up in Digifit.
A Wahoo Fitness bike speed and cadence (S&C) sensor is a great addition to Digifit on your iOS device.
Here’s how to install and set it up in Digifit:
NOTE: Speed and Cadence sensors are only for Outdoor Bikes, do not use with a Spin Bike.
- Install the Wahoo S&C sensor body and the two magnets on your bike. Either have a bike shop do it, or if you’re handy, you can do it yourself. Here’s how:
- The Wahoo S&C sensor is actually two sensors connected together by a cable. One in the main body for speed and one at the end of a short cable for cadence. A magnet mounted on a spoke passes by speed sensor and a magnet mounted on the crank arm passes by the cadence sensor.
- Mount the cadence magnet on the inside of the crank arm close to the opening for the pedal shaft.
- Locate where the cadence sensor will be mounted on the back wheel stay tube (the tube on the opposite side from the chain) by rotating the crank arm until it is aligned with the tube. The cadence sensor should be mounted so it is aligned with the cadence magnet on the crank arm. The rounded end of the cadence sensor must pass within 5 mm (1/4 in) of the magnet as the crank arm passes by the cadence sensor.
- Extend the cabe between the cadence sensor and the speed sensor, the loosely strap the sensor body in place onto the tube with the tie straps provided.
- Mount the speed magnet on a spoke and rotate the wheel until that spoke is aligned with the sensor body and slide the magnet along the spoke until it is aligned with the groove in the sensor body. Rotate the S&C body on the tube as necessary so it is within 5 mm (1/4 in) of the magnet.
- Tighten the tie wraps mounting the S&C body onto the tube as much as possible.
- The gaps between the magnets and the sensor grooves are important. It must be small (less than 5 mm or 1/4 inch). Larger gaps will cause no data or erratic data. You should check the gaps are correct as part of your pre ride routine as the sensor body can rotate on the tube if it gets bumped.
- Insert the Digifit Connect and start the Digifit app.
- Select Settings
- Select My Sensors
- Set your phone down next to your bike and grab onto the seat of you bike and turn the pedal so the back wheel spins. This turns on the GSC10 so Digifit can find it. You can stop the wheel and set the bike down now as it stays on for a few minutes.
- Select the ON button next to Speed and Cadence
- Within a few seconds it should say “Sensor Detected”. Tap OK.
- If it does not find it. Try again. If the spin wait goes on and on, hit the Home button to exit the app. Remove the Digifit Connect and start back at #13.
- You have now “paired” with this GSC10 sensor. This is a one time operation.
- Select Back to go back to Settings
- Select App Preferences
- Select Cycle Choice
- Select Add a bike
- Tap on Description field to enter a name for this bike (e.g. Road Bike or Mountain Bike)
- Use the selector wheel to find your wheel size. If you don’t know your wheel size, you can usually find it on your bike tire. If you can’t find it on the tire, you can use 700 x 23C for a road bike or 26 x 2.0 for a mountain bike and it will be close enough. Tap Save and go back to the ecosystem screen.
- You are now ready to start your bike workout!
Note that you can use both GPS and a Speed & Cadence sensor at the same time. Once you turn on S&C, your speed and distance data will be provided by the speed sensor as it provides accurate, real time speed and distance as well as cadence. Your route map will be provided by GPS.