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Polar S-510 Cadence(7 posts)

Polar S-510 Cadencecelliott
Jul 29, 2002 12:14 PM
I have just recently installed the wireless cadence unit on my bike. I am getting some erractic readings and sometimes none at all. I have actually installed the unit on the seattube and not the downtube as the instructions say. I can't see how to install it on my downtube.

Is anyone else having this trouble with the unit reading?
re: Polar S-510 Cadenceurwhaturide
Jul 29, 2002 6:25 PM
I've got the 710 and am having the same issues .... and I can't get it to mount on the downtube either. The Pinarello Prince has a unique downtube profile that prevents the unit from mounting as instructed. I can tell I'll need to be creative to get this to mount in the suggested position. What frame are you trying to mount it on?
re: Polar S-510 CadenceToasty
Jul 29, 2002 7:02 PM
I haven't had any problems with the cadence readout on my S-510. I mounted the cadence sensor hanging down from my left chainstay with the Polar logo facing outwards (watch mounted on the left side of the stem). Since I have a CAAD 5 frame, mounting the cadence sensor on the downtube was out of the question and I was afraid I'd smack the sensor if I mounted it sticking out from the seattube.
re: I have some info that might help you guyscyclejim
Jul 29, 2002 7:59 PM
If you are interested shoot me an email. I have some instructions from Polar on how to adjust the distance between sensor to watch that may help.
re: I have some info that might help you guysurwhaturide
Jul 30, 2002 4:42 AM
I was able to get the Cadence function working well for this mornings ride, off the downtube .... if only I could get the speed distance sensor to read as consistently. I think the next step is to have the battery replaced in the sensor ... any thoughts?
re: I have some info that might help you guyscyclejim
Jul 30, 2002 6:14 AM
(note: i also have the attachment if you are interested)

The angle between the sensor and the receiver has an effect on the transmission
range and it should be as close to 90 degrees as possible.

In many bikes the wheel is so close to the fork that the optimal angle cannot be
achieved, however, an adequate range can be achieved by adjusting the range
setting in the sensor and the angle between the sensor and the receiver.

By way of a practical tip please turn the alarm sound off when you are in the
biking mode, in some circumstances the sound may give abnormal high-speed

In addition turn the Autostart feature OFF. Autostart means that the receiver
automatically starts or stops the exercise recording, as you start or stop
moving your bicycle. It is recommended not to use the Autostart feature in
cycling, nor in running when the receiver is in bicycle mode, in an environment
where there is electromagnetic interference around as the measurement may start
or stop unintentionally.

If these basic settings are correct and the problem is not solved, the
transmission range can be adjusted. There are three possible settings for the
transmission range in the sensor: short, medium and long.

We strongly recommend that you send the sensor to an authorised Polar Service
Center, where the unit is tested for water resistance after adjustment. Water
resistance cannot be guaranteed after an unauthorised service.

If you wish to adjust the sensor by yourself, follow the attached instructions
carefully and note that the warranty does not cover damage or consequential
damage caused by service not carried out by an authorised service center of
Polar Electro.

re: I have some info that might help you guyscelliott
Jul 30, 2002 12:10 PM

Are the instructions different than the set that came with the unit? If so, can you email them to me?