We're so sorry you're experiencing trouble with your heart rate monitor! Your heart rate monitor is a TICKR provided by Wahoo, and most TICKR issues can be resolved by completing the following steps:
- Replace the battery - data can fail to transmit properly on a low battery
- Restart your phone - make sure you close out of all open apps before trying to reconnect
- Wipe the plastic pod with a moist cloth and hand wash the belt well with soap and water. Sweat and dirt buildup can cause connection errors.
- Check the fit - make sure the HRM is being worn snugly across the chest to ensure a good connection; if the monitor moves or slips it may disrupt readings. Always make sure the sensors (pads to either side of the plastic pod) are moist when putting on the strap.
- Check the battery connection - while the battery is removed, flex the metal prong that connects to the battery by pulling up gently. If the prong becomes pushed down too far, it can fail to make a strong connection with the battery.
- Reset the Wahoo TICKR -
- Remove the battery
- Flip the battery upside down and reinstall
- Leave battery installed upside down for 3 seconds
- Remove the battery and reinstall correctly
- Replace the battery cover
If none of these resolves your issue and the blue and red LED lights are still functioning, you may be experiencing signal interference which can be caused by the following:
- Previously paired apps or devices: The most common cause of interference is a previously paired app or device. It's important to unpair your Wahoo TICKR from all other apps and devices (including previously paired computers, phones, watches, or the ELEMNT or ELEMNT BOLT, etc.), force stopping apps or shutting down additional devices before pairing with another.
- Physical distance: Signal strength degrades as distance increases. For best results, keep your device less than 5 feet from your Wahoo TICKR.
- Wireless signals: Any devices that transmit wireless signals or electromagnetic fields can cause interference, especially these:
- Wireless routers
- Wireless or Bluetooth headphones or speakers
- Wireless video receivers or transmitters (Chromecast, AirPlay, Roku, etc.)
- Fans (especially large ones): avoid placing between your device and Wahoo TICKR
- Cordless home phones
- Satellite or cable boxes
- Microwave ovens
- Power sources (power lines, boxes, lines in walls)
- Wireless mice/keyboards
- Certain TVs (especially WiFi Smart TVs) or monitors
- Anything else that can transmit wireless signals, including radios and baby monitors
- Physical barriers: Walls, metal desks, and counters all degrade signal quality.
If any of these are affecting your signal, try disabling or shutting down the offending devices. Alternatively, try relocating the Wahoo TICKR further from the source of the interference or to a new environment completely. If you're still having trouble, please contact support where we'l be happy to assist you further.