CABLE Setup Guide

CABLE Setup Guide

Features:

  • Added Rower/Climber/Elliptical Data back into the Cycling Power Service (CPS) BLE service
  • Enabled power and cadence from FE-C Rower/Climber/StaionaryBike/Elliptical to route to CPS
  • Menu option to force a Firmware Update if an update is available
  • FE-C to FTMS
  • Supports FTMS BLE service
  • Power Tap
  • CycleOps Support
  • Works with TrainerRoad but not HR
  • Allows user to select their preference for reading cadence
  • Choose your sensor platform depending on your fitness app
  • Option to remove all sensors
  • New light sequencing
  • Add wheel circumference
  • Customize the name of each set
  • SRM pedals fixed
  • Zeroed out power when a stopped or coasting condition is detected

 

APPLICATION SETUP:

  1. In the App Store for iOS devices, download CABLEConfig app. This application is used to configure your sensors to the CABLE unit. If the app shows a firmware update pop-up, please install it for best use. *Note: This is the only time you need an iOS device with CABLE. After your sensors are configured with the app, you no longer need the CABLEConfig app on an iOS device. However, if you add a new sensor, you’ll need the CABLEConfig app again to configure that new sensor.
  2. Open your desired fitness application. Each one has a slightly different process, but if the app is BLE compatible, there should be a setting for connecting accessories. Connect your accessories to CABLE using the same assignment* which is used by your fitness App (see CABLE Setup).
  3. Refer to the individual application help section for understanding how to connect your accessories. You should see your sensor data in the application.

*HRS, CPS, CSCS, RSCS, FTMS (shown in fig. 1.1)

CABLE SETUP:

Light Sequencing:

Flash red twice a second: Connecting ANT+ services

2 quick green flashes: CABLE is connected to a mobile device and connected to the ANT+ sensors

Green Flash: CABLE is available to connect to a mobile device/fitness app. 

ANT (IN)

Fig 1.1

  1. With the CABLEConfig App open, turn your sensors on and keep them within range (3 meters).
  2. Turn on CABLE by giving the unit a hard double-tap with your finger. Set CABLE close to the iOS device.
  3. With your CABLE now turned on and nearby/attached to your bike, tap on the menu in the CABLEConfig app and select “Scan ANT+ Sensors.”
  4. Tap the boxes to check-mark the sensors that you want to use (fig. 1.1)
  5. Tap “Save Sensor” at the top. Your sensors should be paired. You may only pair one of each type of sensor (heart rate, cadence, etc.) in any given sensor set- A or B.

ANT+ <–> BLE

Fig 1.2

  1. Under ANT+ <–> BLE assignments, choose what assignment to use (fig 1.2), depending on the sensors and the fitness app you are using. (Refer to the diagram below to help you determine which assignment is appropriate for your fitness app and your sensors.)
  2. Identify which ANT+ sensors you are using (indicated from ANT+ (IN)).
  3. Locate which fitness application you are using on the diagram (Fig. 1.3). If your application is not listed, determine the assignment by what Bluetooth service you need according to the type of ANT+ sensor you have (eg: Heart Rate Monitor- choose HRM).
  4. Identify what type of Bluetooth service you need to use for each ANT+ sensor (acronyms are below). Make sure the fitness app you use matches the assignment and ANT+ sensor you are using.

HRS: Heart Rate

CPS: Cycling Power

CSCS: Cycling Speed and Cadence

RSCS: Running Speed and Cadence

FTMS: Fitness Machine Service (use for treadmills, cross trainer, step climber, etc.)

 

Fig 1.3

Exceptions:

  • TrainerRoad allows only 1 supported service.

For further understanding on ANT+ <–> BLE assigments, please refer to our Blog on ANT+ <–> BLE.

BLE (OUT)

Fig 1.4

  1. Tap BLE (out). A “Changes Pending” window will pop up and allow you to select “Save” this sensor set up, “Discard” this sensor set up, or just “Cancel” out of that window. Selecting “Save” will save your CABLE setup from the sensors you chose.
  2. Finally, completely CLOSE the CABLEConfig app.

Note: If your CABLE cannot find your sensor(s), verify that your sensor is ANT+, not ANT or any other profile. If the issue persists, contact customer service. A complete list of Compatible Sensors: Click here

TO USE CABLE:

  1. Turn on your sensors.
  2. Turn on CABLE by giving the unit a hard double-tap with your finger. The CABLE will be blinking green once a second. (See CABLE FAQ section 3 for light sequencing at https://npe-inc.com/cableinfo/cable-faq/
  3. Turn on your fitness app. Connect your ANT+ sensors by tapping on the CABLE option for your sensors in your fitness app.

POWER DOWN:

  1. Turn off your fitness app.
  2. Turn your sensors off. CABLE will then automatically shut down in 2 minutes.

Ideally, you should store CABLE in a still place because CABLE turns on by activating the accelerometer.

Any issues, contact us directly at +1 (612) 305-0440 extension 246 or fill out our contact form.

Additional Settings:

To make two sets/Customize the name of each set: 

  1. Tap “Switch to Set B” instead of “Save Sensors.” This will save your Set A setup of ANT+ sensors. Switching to Set B will now allow you to scan for your new ANT+ sensors.
  2. Once you have selected your sensors, tap the menu to “Save Sensors.” Your CABLE is now paired with your Set B sensors.
  3. To know which set you are in: There is a Custom Name in the upper left-hand corner of the screen.

Menu Options (“Tap for Menu” at the top of the application)

Scan CycleOps/PowerTap

You can apply your CycleOps/PowerTap by following the instructions after tapping on “Scan CycleOps/PowerTap.”

Rename Sensor Set: Set A/B

  1. Enter your new name and tap “update.” In the top left corner, you will see which set you are in.

Switch to Set: Set A/B

To switch to another set, go to the menu and tap on “Switch to Set: B.”

Remove All Sensors

To remove all previously saved sensors, tap on the menu located at the top which shows, “Tap for Menu.”

Tap on “Remove All Sensors.”

Set Wheel Circumference

You must add your wheel circumference in your fitness app as well.

  1. Tap on “Tap for Menu,” at the top of the application.
  2. Tap on “Set Wheel Circumference”
  3. In millimeters, type in your wheel circumference and tap “SET.”

*This setting is only used by CABLEConfig, not your Fitness App.

Disconnect

This option cuts off the BLE service. We recommend that you completely close that CABLEConfig app to do this. Doing so enables you to successfully use your fitness application without connectivity issues.