Use your Samsung Galaxy watch as a bike computer for cycling

With the app HR2VP, use your smartwatch under Wear OS as a heart rate monitor and cycling tracker while riding on any bike. Broadcast heart rate and power to Zwift or to cycling computers over Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), connect your cadence sensor or power meter to your watch and upload your rides to Strava.

Download HR2VP for Wear OS

Connect your Samsung Galaxy watch 5 to Zwift

If you are using a Samsung Galaxy watch under Tizen (watch 3, active 1 & 2): Download HR2VP for Tizen

Use your Samsung Galaxy watch 5 under Wear OS as a BLE heart rate monitor

HR2VP will measure your heart rate with the optical built-in sensor of the watch and broadcast over Bluetooth Low Energy as a regular heart rate monitor during your workouts.

First, your need to enable continuous heart rate monitoring on the watch. Open Samsung Health on the watch, go to Cardio and enable continuous monitoring.

In addition, you need to enable background execution for the watch app. Open the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone. Then Go to 'Watch Settings' -> 'Apps' -> 'HR2VP watch' and Allow background activity.

The watch needs to be tight enough to your skin. Please check your watch regularly and clean it with water to get the best heart rate readings from the the optical sensor.

Don't forget to stop the app at the end of your workout to prevent battery life.

Pairing with Zwift

On Windows, you may have trouble with the connection through the Companion app. In this case, try to connect with the Bluetooth direct connection. Click on Zwift's top right Settings icon on the pairing screen and select this option. If you are using Zwift on an Android device however, it should work.

Pairing with cycling computers

Bluetooth Low Energy

The virtual Bluetooth address of the watch may change along time, this means that you may have to pair the watch again.

Your GPS head unit needs to be compatible with Bluetooth Smart power meters and heart rate monitors, please check or ask us before buying. Even if some devices are compatible with BLE sensors, the watch is a bit different to a classical BLE sensor as it implements a privacy feature and is both classical Bluetooth and BLE. For this reason, there can be compatibility issues with the firmware of some devices.

Non exhaustive list of non compatible head units with BLE:

  • XOSS G+
  • Garmin 530/830/1030/540/840/1040
  • Cateye devices
  • Lezyne GPS

Non exhaustive list of compatible head units :

  • Hammerhead Karoo 1 & 2
  • Coospo BC200
  • Garmin Edge 130/130+
  • Magene devices
  • Bryton Rider 320 420 500 750 800
  • Giant Neos Track
  • Polar V650


If it doesn't work with BLE, there is the option with ANT+ which works 100%. Your phone will bridge the BLE signal from the watch into ANT+ which means it will be required while riding and eventually an external ANT+ USB adapter... If your phone is not ANT+ native, please prefer Garmin, Wahoo or Magene ANT+ USB sticks because less known brands such as Cycplus may be defective for broadcasting. If you had previously tried to pair your watch with your GPS over BLE, please remove the watch from the paired devices list on your head unit. What you need to do is enabling ANT+ broadcasting in HR2VP's Settings, and downloading ANT Radio, ANT+ Plugin, and ANT USB services on your phone. Be sure to set unrestricted Battery usage for each app on your phone as well as for HR2VP companion app.

Broadcast heart rate over Bluetooth from your Samsung Galaxy watch 4

Connect external BLE sensors to your Wear OS smartwatch

Power, Cadence, Heart Rate

Connect your own sensors and get more training metrics while riding indoor or outdoor.

Compatible with:

  • Bluetooth Smart power meters
  • Cadence sensors
  • Heart rate monitors

Control your smart trainer

HR2VP is the only Wear OS watch app that allows you to control your FTMS bike trainer during your workout.

Compatible devices are:

  • Elite Direto and Suito
  • Wahoo KickR Core and Power
  • Tacx Flux S or Flux 2

HR2VP Wear OS controls smart trainer

Add power to your rides & get cycling metrics on your Wear OS smartwatch

Power tracking

Our advanced matching algorithm computes power based on heart rate, which is measured by the optical built-in watch sensor or by your own BLE chest strap.

Your individual parameters such as FTP, resting heart rate and maximum heart rate are taken into account for improved accuracy.

Power is broadcasted over Bluetooth Low Energy or ANT+ as heart rate. If you have an external power meter or bike trainer that you prefer to use with Zwift, you candisable power broadcasting and have only heart rate.

Cycling metrics

HR2VP watch app can be used as a standalone application, no phone is needed during your exercise which makes life easier.

See how many calories you have burned during your workouts and monitor your fitness.

Get speed and distance from the smartwatch GPS.

Strava upload

You can pair with Strava and upload your workouts automatically. Create your account on the watch app and log in on this website. Authorize account pairing with Strava and login again on your watch.

HR2VP Wear OS app cycling metrics