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.
- First plug in your watch
- Open a terminal window
- Type " sudo lsusb" to show the usb devices
- You See a "Polar Electro Oy Loop" device
- Write "dmesg | grep -i usb"
- 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"
- That is good :-)
- 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
- Go to "/etc/udev/rules.d" create a new file with the editor "sudo nano hid.rules"
- Add > KERNEL=="hidraw*", SUBSYSTEM=="hidraw", MODE="0664", GROUP="dialout" < i use the "dialout" for a test.
- Save the file
- We have to reload the rules by typing "sudo udevadm control --reload-rules"
- To check type "ls -l /dev/" you see dialout as Group by hidraw0
- We go to the wine cmd by typing "wine cmd"
- You see the Version of wine Microsoft Windows 6.1.7601 (3.0) (I select in Q4wine windows 7)
- We start the wine hid bus "net start winebus" see also WineHQ HID
- We change to the Polar Syc directory and start the flowsync.exe
- Normal the flow app start and after some seconds you see your watch for sync.
- 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.
- 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
- GPU: Intel
- Driver: open source