- Hrm chest strap – 243bpm
Can someone remind me how to use a hrm chest strap please?
Connected my Forerunner 935 to a chest hrm, licked the strap and plugged unit to strap. Watch detected the sensor and then told me I had a heart rate of 243.
So, what should I be doing to apply the strap properly?
Actually soak the strap? Not a fresh battery but not been used for a while and the watch detects it instantly so appears to be at least 50% charge in it.
Thanks.Posted 2 months agotwonksSubscriber
When I used to wear chest straps I just licked my finger and rubbed it on the sensor, then wiggled it around a bit when on my chest.
Most of the time it read correct straight away. Some time turning the device on and off would sort it, although a bit of a pain with a watch.
Basically it should calm down before you start your activity.Posted 2 months agomashrMember
Not a fresh battery but not been used for a while
I would look at that anyway. My experience of straps is that when they start going wonky it’s generally the battery (or the strap itself is so old that it’s beginning to fall apart).
Otherwise, it’s just a wet finger on the back and crack onPosted 2 months agoorangespydermanSubscriber
I’ve never ever moisten the back of my heart rate strap (either of them- a garmin on and a decathlon Bluetooth jobbie)
Neither do I. I usually have it on for at least 10 minutes or so and have always assumed that the skin is conductive enough as it is. Never ever used water/spit or anything else and as suggested above, the only time I’ve had any issues, a battery change has sorted them.Posted 2 months agorichardkMember
If you are riding in a slightly loose fitting, man-made cycling top, I’ve found the wind oscillating the top can cause havoc with a Garmin Chest HRM. Heart rates up to 250 bpm which is completely at odds with effort or the feeling in my chest.
Wahoo Tickr works better, as does a tight top…Posted 2 months ago
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