Using the Morpheus M7

Below you can find all the info you need to get started using it.  Attached to this article you will also find a PDF User Guide for the M7.

The M7 features the most accurate ECG and sensor in the industry packed into a slim and lightweight design.

It includes 10 hours of built-in memory and up to 200 hours of battery life on a single charge.  The M7 is designed to work with the Morpheus Recovery system, but it can also be used with:

  • ALL Bluetooth devices and apps

  • ANT+ devices made by Garmin, Suunto, Samsung and more

  • Cardio equipment that accepts ANT+ or Bluetooth heart rate transmission (such as Octane, Woodway, Technogym, and more)

Follow the steps below to start using the M7 to get the most out of your training.  You can also contact support with any questions not covered in the guide by clicking here to send an email to us.

Getting Started with the M7

1. Before you use the M7 for the first time, it may need to be charged before it can be turned on.

2. Please use a DC 5V power adapter to charge the M7

3. The LED shows red when charging, and green when fully charged.

Connect the M7 to the Morpheus Recovery App

**Note:  Before the M7 can store workout data in its memory, the time must be set by connecting it to the Morpheus recovery app.  Until you do this, it will not save workout data.

DO NOT connect the M7 directly to your phone through Bluetooth settings.

1. Put the M7 on to activate the heart rate sensor.

2. Open the Morpheus Recovery app.

3. Press SYNC in the Morpheus menu to connect to the M7 and set its internal clock.

4. Press the blue CONNECT button at the bottom.  You will see a list of any nearby Bluetooth devices.  Choose your M7.  The number in the app will match the number on the back of your M7 transmitter.  Check the box next to your M7 and then press OK.

Note:  The M7 cannot be used for the Morpheus Recovery test.  Only the Morpheus M5 HRV armband can be used for the recovery test.  The M7 is designed specifically for training.

How to Wear the M7

Making sure that you're wearing the M7 correctly is the most important step to getting consistent and accurate data.  There are three simple keys to wearing the M7 properly: placement, sensor orientation, and skin contact.

Proper placement:

The M7 should be placed directly underneath the pectoral muscles with the sensor over the bottom of the sternum as seen below.  It's recommended to put the chest strap and then snap the sensor into place before each workout.

Sensor Orientation:

Important: In order to read accurately, the heart rate sensor must be snapped into the chest strap so that the Morpheus logo is right side up and could be read by someone facing you.  This means when you snap the sensor into the chest strap, the Left snap should be on the left side of your body and the Right snap should be on the right.  The back side of the sensor also has L and R next to the pins.

Good skin contact:

To get the most accurate heart rate reading, the M7 needs to have good skin contact.  First, you should add either water or electrode gel to the chest strap as shown below.   Electrode gel will provide the best contact possible, but water works well for most people.

Second, it's important to make sure the strap is tightened to fit snugly. If the strap is too loose, it may move around when you're training and lose skin contact.

Note: When you are not wearing the M7, always unsnap at least one side of the sensor from the chest strap to save battery life.  It will turn on automatically when you snap it back in and put it on.

M7 LED Colors

Once the M7 is worn correctly, the LED will begin flashing white to indicate that it is searching for heart rate.

When it has found your heart rate, it will flash blue for 10 seconds. This lets you know the M7 is working correctly and recording your heart rate.

When you take the M7 off or it's unable to monitor heart rate, it will beep three times to let you know it is no longer receiving or recording heart rate.

Connecting the M7 to your devices

Bluetooth:

To connect to a phone or tablet, DO NOT pair the M7 to the phone/tablet itself through Bluetooth settings.  Instead, make sure to pair directly to the app that you're trying to connect to.

The M7 connects via Bluetooth using the standard Bluetooth protocols.  You need to first put the chest strap on before connecting to a device or app.

When connecting via Bluetooth, note that the M7 device name will show up including the unique ID number that can be found on the back of the sensor to avoid confusion with other devices that may be in the area.

If you're using the Morpheus Recovery app, you will connect in the “TRAIN” screen prior to your workout.

When training with your phone nearby, it is recommended that you turn Bluetooth off in the phone to prevent any inadvertent connection.

ANT+:

To pair the M7 to the M5 for a workout, put the M5 on and navigate to TRAIN and press the side button to choose this mode.

NOTE:  If you will be connecting to an external ANT+ chest strap such as the M7, you can choose to wear the M5 wherever you feel is the most comfortable because the heart rate signal is coming from the M7.

The selected option will be highlighted in white.

To connect the M7 to the M5 tap the screen to highlight ANT+ DEVICE on the screen.  Press the side button to confirm.  You will then see the FIND DEVICE screen as it searches for nearby compatible ANT+ devices.  Please ensure that your M7 is powered on and/or you are wearing it at this time.

When the M5 finds a compatible device, it will return an ID# highlighted in white on the screen.  Press the side button to confirm.

After you have confirmed your M7, now it’s time to train.

Many devices like Garmin, Suunto and more use the ANT+ protocol in order to transmit heart rate.  To connect your M7 to an ANT+ compatible device, follow the instructions of your device to find and pair to the M7.

The M7 is capable of connecting via Bluetooth and ANT+ at the same time if necessary.

Importing your saved workouts

The M7 can record up to 10 hours of workout data that can be imported directly into the Morpheus app using the SYNC feature.  This is meant only for times when you are training WITHOUT being connected to the Morpheus app.

To complete a Workout Sync from the M7 to the app, you must be wearing your M7 so that it is powered on.

Then press SYNC in the app.

Press CONNECT.  Then choose your M7 from the list of devices and press OK.

 

You will now use the Morpheus app to import the saved workout from M7 to the app.

First, choose from of any workouts that have been transferred from the M7 to your phone by touching the box to the left of the workout(s) you want to import.

Once you've selected a workout(s), you will see the workout details appear on the screen.

You can adjust the starting and ending time of the workout using the sliders. You will also need to select a workout category and then input how hard the workout was along with your performance.

When you are finished, tap "Import" to complete the process.  You will then see an option to delete all unsaved data.  If there is nothing else that you need to import from the M7 to the app then just always choose YES.

As soon as the workout import process has finished, you will be given the opportunity to view the results.  Once you return to the home screen, your recovery score will update and if your M5 is in range the updated zones will sync to it.  This only matters if you plan to do another workout that same day while using the M5 armband for that workout.

Troubleshooting

Morpheus doesn't see the M7 when I try to connect to it

If you're not seeing the M7 show up in your Bluetooth devices list when trying to connect to it, then it's generally caused by one of three things:

  1. You don't have the M7 in the correct place across your chest and/or you don't have good skin contact

  2. You have paired the M7 directly to the phone or to another app (or someone else nearby you has it paired to their phone or device).

  3. The battery has been fully discharged

Start by making sure you are wearing the band in the correct placement across your chest and you have good skin contact by ensuring the electrodes are moist.  You can also unsnap the sensor and then snap it back in.

Open Bluetooth settings in your phone or device and make sure it's not paired directly to the phone.  Also, check to see if you have any other apps open that might have automatically paired to it.

If you verify the above, then it might be that the battery has fully discharged.  The M7 can last about 200 hours of use from a full charge to fully discharged.

I'm losing connection during my workout

The most likely causes for the M7 to lose connection to your phone or other device are that either the strap is losing skin contact, or your device is out of range.

Tighten the strap to ensure that it will not move around during your workout. Add water or electrode gel to the strap to improve connectivity.

Make sure that your phone or other Bluetooth device is within 30ft of the M7. It can begin to lose connection if this range is exceeded, or if there are objects in the way of the signal.

My heart rates seem inaccurate

Inaccurate heart rates are almost always caused by poor skin contact and placement, or wearing the sensor upside down.  Follow the steps listed above to impact skin contact and make sure that the Morpheus logo is facing right side up so that someone facing you could read it.

We're here to help

If you need additional help with your M7, please don't hesitate to contact us by sending us a support ticket from the Morpheus app, or by clicking here to send us an email.

We answer all support tickets and email within 24 hours Monday - Friday and are happy to help make sure you're getting the most out of your M7.

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