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This heart rate display has a soft fabric strap and is more comfy than ever before. Plus, it's enhanced for usage in congested locations like physical education and starting lines.
Pairs perfectly with Garmin Forerunner 230
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Bought this to supplement my new Garmin Forerunner 230. Initial setup took about 5 minutes and 2 tries, but now it connects to my Forerunner immediately when I am about to head out for a run. I do wet the sensors (with a drop of spit, honestly) but I sweat so much during my runs that it’s probably not even necessary. Heart rate seems accurate but my running coach has cautioned me against worrying about “zones” and “max HR” without an actual treadmill/bike test with a cardiologist. I use it more so for calorie calculations and seeing how much my HR goes up on hills or during speed work.
Works brilliantly with Samsung S Health to monitor my morning aerobics and my walks.
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This is my second Garmin Heart Rate Monitor. The first one was great, but I left it on the bed one morning and Horatio decided it looked a lot like a chew toy. I took the opportunity to look at other options, but this just fits my life. I use it in conjunction with my Samsung S Health app.
I give three stars because I think it’s pretty average. Works okay
I use this monitor for cycling and link it to a Bryton Rider 310. My biggest complaint is that the monitor is very inaccurate until you start sweating adequately. For me, it would drastically over report my heart rate on the beginning of my rides. During recovery rides, it might report 220+ bpm, while I’m actually around 115. My Fitbit Charge 2 wrist-based heart rate is way more accurate in those situations.
If replacing, spring for this one!
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The Premium HRM is definitely better than the original Garmin one. Not in any significant way where I would recommend replacing one if you don’t need to. I lost mine and needed a new one, so I upgraded. Glad I spent a few bucks more. Much more comfortable when swimming, and stays in place better when running (I don’t notice a real difference when cycling) The old one would slide down to my stomach, during a run, if I didn’t constantly re-adjust it (or make it uncomfortably tight). The contacts may be marginally better, not worth noting though. Both work fine for me, just wipe some water on my lower chest right before using. Note HRMs do not work while swimming, but when doing a triathlon you can swim in it- you don’t have to waste precious seconds in transition putting a HRM on. The main difference is that the hard plastic piece is very small, which makes the strap much more comfortable – you no longer notice that you are even wearing it.
Works OK for about a year and a half
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It started flaking out after a little more than a year of twice-weekly use then it started giving intermittent and inaccurate readings. Use and care instructions described in the owners manual were carefully followed. Changing the battery did not help. Garmin graciously replaced the unit after a call to their Customer Service and that new one worked for about year and a half then it began flaking out, also. I am presently trying to decide if I want to treat this as a consumable item and replace it with a new Garmin monitor or go with a different brand.
Essential for rowing sensibly.
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It is like a tachometer for your heart.Prevent over revving it!
Great when working properly
I have gone through three of these Garmin heart rate straps. They work great when functioning properly but over time they seem to be effected by sweat or something. When new just making sure there is some moisture between the heart rate strap sensor and your body would ensure it would work well. Over time they just seem to start getting more temperamental. I try to keep my heart rate straps clean by wiping them down with a moist towel and sometimes removing the stretchy part of the elastic strap and washing in the washer. Changing the coin battery is pretty straight forward but sometimes it just stops working, not sure if I am doing something incorrectly. It is to the point that I don’t even ride my bike with a heart rate strap anymore.
Comfortable and seems more durable than the soft strap on …
Comfortable and seems more durable than the soft strap on my polar monitor. Gave identical readings compared to the Polar monitor when paired with my Fenix 2, so at least as accurate. This is an excellent choice if you need an ANT+ sensor to work with a Garmin device.