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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Test Results

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What works

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

What does not

Polar Flow Sync will not find your Sport watch.


What was not tested

I did not test syncing, because it did not work.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

I only have a Polar V800 for a testing and normal use.


001 Device 007: ID 0da4:0008 Polar Electro Oy Loop

dmesg | grep -i usb
[1109.408289] hid-generic 0003:0DA4:0008.0003: hiddev1,hidraw2: USB
HID v1.11 Device [Polar Electro Oy Polar V800] on usb-0000:00:14.0-6/input0

sudo nano /etc/udev/rules.d/hid.rules
SUBSYSTEM=="hidraw", MODE="0664", GROUP="dialout"

sudo udevadm control –reload-rules

ls -l /dev/hidraw*
crw-rw-r--1 root dialout 241, 0 syys 20 15:10 /dev/hidraw0
crw-rw-r--1 root dialout 241, 1 syys 20 15:10 /dev/hidraw1
crw-rw-r--1 root dialout 241, 2 syys 20 15:28 /dev/hidraw2

wine cmd
Microsoft Windows 6.1.7601 (3.16)

wine net start winebus
Service is already running

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

Known Bugs

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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 :(