Category: Main Utilities Polar FlowSync 2.6.2

Polar FlowSync

Last Flow version 2.6.2 with Kubuntu 18.04.

Application Details:

Version: 2.6.2
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.16

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What works

After the installation of the application will start and work normal.

What does not

Polar Flow Syc will not find your Sport watch. 

I have only a Polar M400 for a test and normal use.


We have to allow our user to access the USB device and start the handle by Wine . My test was done on a Kubuntu 18.04.1. i use the system wine version 3.0  with the Q4wine user interface. 

  1. First plug in your watch
  2. Open a terminal window
  3.  Type " sudo lsusb" to show the usb devices
  4. You See a "Polar Electro Oy Loop" device
  5. Write "dmesg | grep -i usb"
  6. Seach for Polar you see also the serial no of the product later also something like " hid-generic 0003:0E24:0035.0003: hiddev0,hidraw0: USB HID v1.11 Device [Polar Electro Oy Polar M400] on usb-0000:00:14.0-2/input0"
  7. That is good :-)
  8. We have to create a rule to allow us to rw the hidraw0 device. If you type "ls -l /dev/" you see hidraw0 is grand to root only
  9. Go to "/etc/udev/rules.d" create a new file with the editor "sudo nano hid.rules"
  10. Add > KERNEL=="hidraw*", SUBSYSTEM=="hidraw", MODE="0664", GROUP="dialout"   < i use the "dialout" for a test. 
  11. Save the file
  12. We have to reload the rules by typing "sudo udevadm control --reload-rules"
  13. To check type "ls -l /dev/" you see dialout as Group by hidraw0 
  14. We go to the wine cmd by typing "wine cmd"
  15. You see the Version of wine Microsoft Windows 6.1.7601 (3.0)  (I select in Q4wine windows 7)
  16. We start the wine hid bus "net start winebus" see also WineHQ HID
  17. We change to the Polar Syc directory and start the flowsync.exe 
  18. Normal the flow app start and after some seconds you see your watch for sync.
  19. You know it from windows  the browser will open and you have to login. i disconect my watch and conect it again to sync in my flow account.
  20. Maybe you have to restart the Flow app if you reconnect your watch.

What was not tested

Only Polar M400 Watch, I think the V800 and loop can also work

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Sep 22 20183.16Yes Yes NoGarbageFrank Merciless 
CurrentUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Aug 02 20183.0.1Yes Yes YesSilverAndreas Grund 

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User Gruop
by Andreas Grund on Sunday September 23rd 2018, 8:56
Did you check that the user is a member of the "dialout" group?
By default a normal user is not a member of the dialout group.
Check by "id" that you are a member of dialout at this time.
RE: User Gruop
by Frank Merciless on Wednesday September 26th 2018, 23:05
I have done this first!
xx adm dialout cdrom sudo dip plugdev lpadmin sambashare vboxusers
RE: User Gruop / missing packages
by Andreas Grund on Thursday October 25th 2018, 18:32
sorry for the late answer.

I checked it today on a new installation but with Kubuntu 18.10 and now with the Polar FlowSync version.
By default setup like my test report it dosen't work.
You need to install also the libhidapi-hidraw0 and pd-hid packages on kubuntu to use hid devices. I think i installed the packages a time before.

> Please test<

Disconnect the watch from the computer

start wine cmd
>net start winebus
Der Dienst Platform Bus Kernel startet.
Dienst läuft bereits.

connect the Watch
start the FlowSync app

If you conncet the watch before starting wine cmd, you wil get an timeout error and wine can't load the WineHID driver (wine need more time to load)
If you connect the watch after starting the flow app the app will not find the watch.
RE: User Gruop / missing packages
by Frank Merciless on Friday October 26th 2018, 14:13
Ubuntu 18.04.1
Wine 3.18

I installed libhidapi-hidraw0 and pd-hid packages. Not sync, connection error.

Thanks for information
RE: User Gruop / missing packages
by Andreas Grund on Friday October 26th 2018, 16:02
i use
Kubuntu 18.10
Wine 3.0.3
Q4Wine 1.3.7

1. I start a terminal run wine cmd
2. connect the watch
3. Start Polar Flow sync from desktop
4. the sync will start.

it can be a problem that the V800 use a different interface. My V650 will also not work :(