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Now in beta: [Some] Pod Metrics in Real Time

ATTENTION! Public release of real-time Firmware has been announced! Please go to this page

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Originally posted December 6, 2016.


Wish you could get pace and distance on your GPS watch when running indoors? Want to join Zwift Run (also in beta) without spending the $70+ on other compatible foot pods? What if you could see accurate, foot based cadence on your watch?

In December 2016, we opened a beta for the standard BLE profile in real time to other apps and some watches. The New Pod is already real-time capable; all you will need is updated firmware.

Current real time metrics are cadence, stride length, pace, distance and duration. However, not all apps or watches will show all available metrics.

Update! Thanks to great feedback from beta testers, we pushed out a new and improved beta firmware in late February. The newer firmware includes: smoother data output, fixed memory glitches and better power management.

The minimum requirement for compatibility: The New MilestonePod (launched August 2016) and a fitness app or watch that that supports Bluetooth Smart external sensors. See the current list below.  Devices that are ANT+™ (i.e. Garmin most watches) will not be compatible.

If you would like to join this beta, send your MilestonePod App registration email to us here.

Currently, the plan is to launch this real-time capability to the public in late June/early July.

Compatibility list updated June 29, 2017.

Compatible apps:

Compatible watches:

  • Polar M400 | See a quick “how to pair” VIDEO
  • Polar M430
  • Polar V800
  • Suunto Ambit 3
  • Suunto Spartan and Spartan Ultra
  • Garmin Forerunner 935 
  • Garmin Fenix 5 | See a quick “how to pair” VIDEO

Beta testers: if you have paired the Pod with an app or device not listed below, please tell us.

Author: Nancy Rowe

Nancy is the VP of Marketing and Communications at Milestone Sports. She can be reached at nancy@milestonepod.com.

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