Wahoo RPM Cadence Product Instructions

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The Wahoo RPM Cadence sensor enables you to track and monitor your cycling cadence on both iOS and Android smartphones, as well as GPS bike computers.

 

 

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Wahoo Fitness App

The Wahoo Fitness app keeps your sensors up to date and leverages your smartphone to record basic workout information, delivering data-driven power that fuels your training and fitness goals. Get the app now to update your sensors and get cranking.

 


 

PRODUCT INFORMATION

DEVICE COMPATIBILITY

Apple iOS

The RPM Cadence Sensor is designed to work with any Apple device on iOS 11 or newer. To check the iOS version of your Apple device, check out  Find the software version on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod.


Android

The RPM Cadence Sensor is designed to work with the Wahoo Fitness app which supports most Bluetooth® compliant Android devices running Android version 6 or newer.

Note: Since Android devices vary widely, compatibility cannot be assured for all devices. Please download and install the Wahoo Fitness Android app from the Google Play Store before purchasing to ensure compatibility.


Windows / Mac

The RPM Cadence Sensor supports various Windows and Mac applications with Bluetooth and/or ANT+ capabilities. An ANT+ connection is strongly recommended on Windows PCs.

Note: the Wahoo Fitness app (required for important firmware updates) is only available on iOS and Android mobile devices.


3rdParty Applications

The RPM Cadence Sensor is compatible with many 3rd party iOS, Android, Windows and Mac apps. For a short list of a few confirmed compatible 3rd party apps, take a look at our partner apps.


 

DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS

  • Physical Dimensions (LxWxH): 1.25”x0.75"x1" (3.2cmx1.9cmx2.5cm)
  • Weight: 1/4 oz (7 grams)
  • Battery: CR2032
  • Battery Life: Up to 12 months
  • Water Rating: IPX7 (waterproof up to 5 ft/1.5m)
  • Wireless Signal Strength: Up to 10 feet (3m)

 

IN THE BOX

  • Wahoo RPM Cadence Pod
  • CR 2032 Battery (installed)
  • Silicone Mount + Zip-ties
  • Shoe Mount (hard plastic)
  • 3M double sided tape (not pictured below)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Important Product Info Guide

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PRODUCT CARE INFORMATION

Should the Wahoo RPM Cadence require cleaning, use a moist soft cloth or similar to remove any debris. Strong cleaning agents and submersion in water (although waterproof) are not recommended, as these may damage the device or reduce its lifespan.

 

 

sETUP

HOW TO INSTALL RPM CADENCE ON YOUR BIKE

Using the Silicone Mount:

  • Slide the Wahoo RPM Cadence pod into the silicone mount. Make sure the silicone covers the Wahoo logo and the opening is on the back of the Cadence Pod.
  • Loosely thread one zip-tie through the slot on one side of the silicone mount and connect it around the crank, without tightening fully.
  • Place the Wahoo RPM Cadence on the inside of the non-drive side crank arm (side without gears) as close to the center of rotation as possible without rubbing. Spin the crank around to make sure the Wahoo RPM Cadence does not interfere with the chain stay or rub other parts of your bike. Tighten once correct positioning is achieved.
  • Slide the second zip-tie through, tighten, and trim the excess length on each zip-tie.

 

Using 3M double-sided tape:

  • Ensure the RPM Cadence and the inside of the non-drive side crank arm are clean by wiping with isopropyl alcohol and a soft cloth.
  • Peel off the tape's backing to expose one side of the tape and stick it on the back side of the Cadence Pod. Then remove the other side of the tape and stick the Cadence Pod to the inside of the non-drive side crank arm (side without gears) as close to the center of rotation as possible without rubbing, as shown below.
  • Spin the crank arm to make sure the Wahoo RPM Cadence does not interfere with the chain stay or rub other parts of your bike.

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Using the Shoe Mount:

  • The shoe mount makes it easy to switch between bikes, shoes, or riders.
  • Start by inserting the hard plastic mount in between the laces of your preferred cycling shoe, parallel to the length of your foot.
  • With the logo facing upwards, insert the Cadence Pod into the mount and twist to secure, as shown below.

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PAIRING TO THE WAHOO FITNESS APP (IOS)

  • Download the Wahoo Fitness app from the App Store.
  • Make sure Bluetooth is turned on and open the Wahoo Fitness app
  • Activate RPM Cadence by shaking it for a few seconds or spinning the crank.
  • Select "Sensors” in the bottom left corner.
  • Select "Add New Sensor”.
  • Choose RPM Cadence from the list of available sensors.*
  • Once certain you are connected to the correct sensor, select "Save Sensor”.
  • Choose the workout profiles you would like your Wahoo RPM SPEED to be active for (ex. Cycling & Indoor Bike Trainer).
  • Select "Done” to complete the pairing & workout selection process.
  • Select "Done” in the top left hand corner to exit the Sensors menu.

 

PAIRING TO THE WAHOO FITNESS APP (ANDROID)

  • Download the Wahoo Fitness app from the Google Play Store.
  • Open the Wahoo Fitness app. Make sure you have Bluetooth turned on.
  • Activate the Wahoo RPM Cadence by shaking it for a few seconds or if attached to your bike, spin the wheel a few times.
  • Select "Saved Devices” icon on the top action bar.
  • Select the plus "+” icon to add a new sensor.
  • Choose your Wahoo RPM Cadence from the list of available sensors.
  • Once certain you are connected to the correct sensor, select "Save Device”.
  • Choose the workout profiles you would like your Wahoo RPM Cadence to be active for (ex. Cycling & Indoor Bike Trainer).
  • Select "Ok” to complete the pairing & workout selection process.
  • Use the Back button to exit the menus and return to the Home Screen.

Your Wahoo RPM Cadence is now set up and ready for action. To use your Wahoo RPM Cadence, start a workout with one of the profiles you paired it with. The Wahoo Fitness app will remember this pairing in the future. You simply need to wake up your sensor and start a new workout to begin recording data!

NOTE: The Wahoo RPM Cadence uses a Blue LED to give instant feedback to the user during the pairing process. These LEDs operate for about 30 seconds before shutting off to conserve battery. The Blue LED represents your connection state and has three modes:

  • Slow Blink (about once every second): Wahoo RPM Cadence is awake and not paired.
  • 4x Flash: Occurs the instant a connection is made.
  • Quick Blink (about twice every second): Wahoo RPM Cadence is paired to a device.

The Red LED represents wheel revolutions. You will see one red blink per crank turn.

* If a firmware update is available for your sensor, the Wahoo Fitness app will prompt you update before proceeding.

 

 

WORKOUT BASICS

 

STARTING A WORKOUT (IOS)

  • Make sure the device has Bluetooth turned on so it can communicate with your Wahoo RPM Cadence.
  • Select what kind of workout you wish to do from the list of workout types using the slider.
  • Select if you wish to have Audio Announcements turned on or off.
  • Activate the Wahoo RPM Cadence by shaking it for a few seconds or if attached to your bike, spin the wheel a few times.
  • Make sure the Wahoo RPM Cadence is synced to your device. It will appear in the list of Linked Sensors for that workout profile with an indication of signal strength shown on the far right when it is connected to your device.
  • Select the green "Start” button to begin the workout. Information gathered from your Wahoo RPM Cadence will now start to be displayed on your device.

 

ENDING YOUR WORKOUT (IOS)

  • To end your workout, simply select the red "Pause” button.
  • Select the red "Stop” button and either a) Discard Workout b) Save Workout or c) Return to Workout.
  • If you elect to finish the workout, the Wahoo Fitness app will now display a summary of your workout.

 

STARTING A WORKOUT (ANDROID)

  • Make sure the device has Bluetooth turned on so it can communicate with your Wahoo RPM Cadence.
  • Select what kind of workout you wish to do from the list of workout types using the slider.
  • Use the Pencil icon to make changes to your workout if required. e.g. Select to edit the Audio Announcements.
  • Select the green "Play” button to open a new workout.
  • Activate the Wahoo RPM Cadence by shaking it for a few seconds or if attached to your bike, spin the wheel a few times.
  • Make sure the Wahoo RPM Cadence is synced to your device. It will appear in the list of Linked Sensors for that workout profile with an indication of signal strength shown on the far right when it is connected to your device (button located in the top right corner).
  • Select the green "Start” button to begin the workout. Information gathered from your Wahoo RPM SPEED will now start to be displayed on your device.

NOTE: If a firmware update is available for your sensor, the Wahoo Fitness app will now prompt you to proceed with performing an update using the Wahoo Utility app. Apply updates when available to improve the performance of your sensor. The free Wahoo Utility app is required to perform firmware updates and is available from the Google Play Store.

 

ENDING YOUR WORKOUT (ANDROID)

  • To end your workout, simply select the red "Pause” button.
  • Select the red "Stop” button and either a) Discard b) Save or c) Cancel.
  • If you elect to save & finish the workout, the Wahoo Fitness app will now display a summary of your workout.

For more information: Please refer to the instructions page for the Wahoo Fitness app.

 

WANT TO CONNECT TO ANOTHER APP?

This product is compatible with a number of third party apps. However, each app connects to sensors a little differently. As a general rule: Open the compatible app you would like to use and find the settings. Look for "connect to sensor" or another similar option. You must connect each sensor separately for each app you use.

NOTE: Bluetooth devices can only pair to one app at a time. Make sure to close any background apps that may be using the sensor before connecting to a new app.

 

 

MAINTENANCE AND TROUBLESHOOTING

REPLACING THE RPM CADENCE BATTERY:


  • Insert a flat-head screwdriver, coin, or other tool in the slot located on the side of the Wahoo RPM Cadence to twist and pop off the top cover.
  • Remove the battery and replace it with another CR2032 coin cell battery.
  • Place the lid back on the Wahoo RPM Cadence. Make sure the rubber O-ring is properly seated and the two posts on the bottom of the Wahoo RPM Cadence are lined up with the holes in the lid of the Wahoo RPM Cadence.
  • Make sure the lid is snapped back into place and sealed completely around the outside. The LED light should start to flash showing that the battery has been replaced and the Wahoo RPM Cadence is awake.
  • Wahoo recommends using Panasonic coin-cell batteries or another name brand without a bitter coating for optimal performance and tracking.

 

Have more questions? Visit support.wahoofitness.com for additional support.