RS800 and OSX Leopard

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poxika
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Re: RS800 and OSX Leopard

Post by poxika » Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:23 pm

Did anyone tried this driver :
http://www.bafo.com/download/2007_downl ... 4_v1.0.zip

It says in the readme :
This installer package contains the driver for USB IrDA bridge devices built with the SigmaTel STIr42xx family of devices.

Don't know if it works (i don't have the watch yet) and did not tried on 10.5 ...

Can any one try ?

Thanks,

JC

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Re: RS800 and OSX Leopard

Post by Stuart » Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:47 pm

poxika wrote:Did anyone tried this driver :
http://www.bafo.com/download/2007_downl ... 4_v1.0.zip

It says in the readme :
This installer package contains the driver for USB IrDA bridge devices built with the SigmaTel STIr42xx family of devices.

Don't know if it works (i don't have the watch yet) and did not tried on 10.5 ...

Can any one try ?

Thanks,

JC


Hi,
Had a quick look at this - it's definitely only a PowerPC driver - whether or not it'll work in 10.5, I don't know, as I don't have a PPC Mac handy to test it on. I seem to remember that there were some changes made in the way device drivers work with the introduction of 10.5.

Regards

Stuart
OTAG Technologies Ltd

poxika
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Re: RS800 and OSX Leopard

Post by poxika » Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:43 am

It was too good to be true. However, I did get the watch, and the usb adapter coming with it is now showing as moschip. They have a driver for osx, but it did not seem to work for me ... I don't think it explicitly support 10.5

JC

Stuart
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Re: RS800 and OSX Leopard

Post by Stuart » Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:28 am

Guys,
Just a quick update on the progress with iSMARTtrain and Polar's RS800.

http://www.ismarttrain.com/blog/?p=147

Regards

Stuart
OTAG Technologies Ltd

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Re: RS800 and OSX Leopard

Post by lstelie » Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:28 am

Stuart wrote:Guys,
Just a quick update on the progress with iSMARTtrain and Polar's RS800.

http://www.ismarttrain.com/blog/?p=147

Regards

Stuart
OTAG Technologies Ltd



Fantastic news !!!!

Luc
MacBook Pro 15" 2,5Ghz core 2 duo
OS X 10.5.4
iSmartTrain v3.0
Polar RS800sd

Ginner
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Re: RS800 and OSX Leopard

Post by Ginner » Mon Jul 27, 2009 2:07 pm

Hi Stuart

I'm another one who's really keen on Intel Mac support for the RS800, was really pleased to see your last post with a download from a Polar RS800 HRM.

Could you give us any news or further update....

If your looking for people to Beta test I'd be more that happy to help, I'm sure others would step forward aswell.

Even if you can release beta software for testing, you've got my business straight away.

Regards

Ben

Denis V
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Re: RS800 and OSX Leopard

Post by Denis V » Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:38 pm

Good to see the progress. :roll:

Looking forward to test it !!!!


Denis

Stuart
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Re: RS800 and OSX Leopard

Post by Stuart » Sun Aug 09, 2009 4:53 pm


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Re: RS800 and OSX Leopard

Post by ntipton » Sat Aug 15, 2009 1:01 am

Hi there. I get an open IrDA port, but no downloads. MacBook pro running 10.5.7 I checked the hardware of the IrDA device, and it's the one supported. I tried closing things, disconnecting the dongal, but no dice. Any suggestions?

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Re: RS800 and OSX Leopard

Post by Stuart » Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:56 pm

ntipton wrote:Hi there. I get an open IrDA port, but no downloads. MacBook pro running 10.5.7 I checked the hardware of the IrDA device, and it's the one supported. I tried closing things, disconnecting the dongal, but no dice. Any suggestions?


Hi Nancy,
There's still a bit of a problem with the driver for the IrDA unit, I think. Also, the current beta version doesn't re-try the communication, it just stops after the first try - for the 'S' types, the software re-tries the communication up to 10 times, and it often doesn't 'take' on the first try.

The next beta will re-try the CS & RS communication a number of times as well, which may help.

Regards

Stuart
OTAG Technologies Ltd

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