This is a feature that removes the need to have a laptop or PC to update a large number of Monitors. This is advantageous where there is a large number of monitors to be updated, such as in gyms or studio situations.
Master monitor - the monitor with the latest firmware installed.
Slave monitor - the monitor with the out-dated firmware installed.
This procedure requires at least one monitor to have the most current firmware version to be able to update other monitors to that firmware.
• A monitor with a firmware version of ≥1.21.01 can update other monitors
with firmware version of 1.20.04
• Master monitor- the monitor with the latest firmware installed
• Slave monitor- the monitor with the out-dated firmware installed.
Update Procedure Requirements
• 2 x WPMs
• One of the number of monitors to be updated with the latest firmware (see updating firmware)
• 1x PC/ Laptop with a Windows OS
• 1x USB A to B cable
• Ensure ALL slave monitors have at least 45% battery life.
1. The first step will be to update one of the WPMs with the latest firmware, see the last section in this instruction manual. The monitor on the left in the figure below is the master monitor and the slave is on the right in this guide Fig 1.0.
2. Place the slave monitor into program mode (Fig 1.1) by:
a. If below 45% battery charge plug the slave monitor into the wall charger,
b. Turn the monitor off,
c. Press and hold the ‘ENTER’ button,
d. Press then release the ‘Power’ button still holding the ‘ENTER’ button,
e. Release the ‘ENTER’ button.
3. Using the USB ‘A’ to ‘B’ cable:
a. Plug the USB ‘A’ (rectangular shaped) connection into the master monitor (seen in the pictures below).
b. Plug the USB ‘B’ (squarer shaped) connection into the slave monitor (seen in the pictures below).
4. The master monitor will recognise the slave monitor’s program mode and will ask the user if they want to ‘Update monitor firmware’ (Fig 1.4), press the ‘ENTER’ button on the master monitor to update the slave monitor firmware (Fig 1.5).
5. The Master monitor will now power up the slave monitor Fig 1.6. Once this has been done the slave monitor is now a master monitor as it can update monitors with firmware less than itself.
6. The firmware update is complete, Fig 1.7.
Q The WPM has frozen with Program Mode on the screen.
Use a small object such as an open paperclip and insert it into the small RESET hole in the back of the WPM (near the external power supply female socket) press once, you’ll feel a small ‘click’ and extract the paperclip.
Q During the update procedure, when copying the firmware file over to the WPM, it went blank and now there is nothing on screen.
Using a small object such as an open paperclip and insert it onto the small RESET hole in the back of the monitor with the other hand hold the ENTER button and continuously press the POWER button (similar to putting the WPM into program mode) whilst pressing the RESET until program mode reappears on the screen. This is the ‘Hard reset’ procedure of the WPM.