Beta 5 of V3.0.6 introduces is support for Polar’s RS400, RS800, RS800cx, CS400, CS600 & CS600x devices. These require the use of Polar’s IR-USB interface or a Belkin F5U230 IR-USB Adaptor (the only device with native Mac OS X support).
At the moment, we only support the Polar USB2-IR interface with the SigmaTel chipset. Some Polar IR adaptors use the MosChip chipset. To see which chipset your adaptor uses, have a look here – http://www.ismarttrain.com/articles/PolarUSBVersion.php – for instructions.
MosChip has PowerPC drivers available on their site, but no Intel drivers. The company hasn’t yet been too forthcoming with the source for these drivers, despite the fact that they appear to be based on Apple’s USB IrDA drivers, and should, under Apple’s licensing terms, be publicly available. Once I get the source from them, we’ll support these devices as well.
Drivers for the SigmaTel device are available here – http://www.ismarttrain.com/drivers/. Please note that the driver is Intel-only at the moment, for the simple reason that I don’t have a PowerPC mac to hand for testing.
To download from these devices, click on the ‘Download’ button in the toolbar, and select ‘IrDA’ from the ‘Port:’ popup menu and ‘Polar RS800/sd/cx’ from the ‘Device:’ popup menu – this option works for all the supported devices. Click the ‘OK’ button, and, after a short delay (opening the IrDA port takes a couple of seconds), the ‘Add Sessions’ dialog box will open and the session data will be downloaded from the device.
If the data doesn’t appear to download from the device, try unplugging and re-pluging the interface into the USB port, then repeating the above steps.
The software has only been tested with an RS800 and RS800cx, but should work with the other models listed. Also, at the moment, R-R heart rate data isn’t supported (we’re working on it!), and neither is GPS data from the RS800cx and CS600x. As soon as I can get some sample files with GPS data, we’ll add this functionality.
As always, any problems/questions, please email me, or post in our forums.