After downloading Blync Companion App and creating your blync account, you will need to setup your blync sensors with your bicycle before use. Blync sensors consist of Blync Path Sensor which measures your bike turning motion and Blync Speed Sensor which measures your bike speed. Before installing your Blync sensors, you must first secure your bicycle on a bike trainer. There are different brands of bike trainers in the market. Currently, smart trainers are not fully supported. Ordinary trainers are supported which you can set what force you want to pedal with and you provide that detail during Blync account creation. Once you have your bike securely mounted on the trainer, then you are ready to connect the sensors.
Blync Path Sensor measures the turning direction of your bicycle and translates that to your virtual bike in the VR world. It needs to be placed under the front wheel of your bicycle. Blync path sensor can be powered in 2 different ways; using a micro USB cable or using 2 Lithium AA batteries (not included). Once powered, the Path Sensor LED light turns on indicating that it's ready to connect. If the path sensor stays idle for about 10 minutes without being connected to the VR, it will enter standby mode with the LED light going off. To get the Path Sensor to ready state, you need to push the reset button at the back. Always ensure that it is in ready state before starting Blync VR App. If using an android device to connect, make sure that the bluetooth is turned on.
Blync Speed Sensor measures the speed of your bicycle and translates that to your virtual bike speed in the VR world. It needs to be strapped around your back wheel's hub with one of the provided bands. Blync Speed Sensor is powered by a 3V Lithium coin cell battery (CR2032: not included). The speed sensor operates in two modes; Speed mode and Cadence mode. When you insert the battery and close the casing, an LED light will come on. The color of the LED determines what mode it is operating on. If it flashes Red LED light, that means it is operating in speed mode. For your bicycle back wheel hub, it needs to be operating in speed mode before you strap it to the hub. If it flashed blue color (Cadence mode) instead of red, you'll need to remove and put back the batter to change it to speed mode.
Once you are done setting up your Blync sensors and creating your account using Blync Companion App, you are ready to start your VR APP. If you are using a PC enabled VR device (Steam VR / Oculus Rift), you should power your Blync Path Sensor through the USB port of your VR PC. Follow these steps to successfully run your Blync VR App;