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PCP




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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:35 am    Post subject: Garmin HR strap Reply with quote

I have a soft strap with the clip on piece but when I ride my bike on the road or turbo it stops working when I get really sweaty.
It doesn't happen when I run.
I've tried rotating it round to my side/back etc where it is definitely not coming loose but it makes no difference.

Obviously I could buy a new bike but I don't think that will fix it.

Any ideas?
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Roscoemck




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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it tight enough? Almost sounds like it's losing contact from being "bent over".
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PCP




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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely tight enough.

Could it be something to do with this connector?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PCP wrote:
Definitely tight enough.

Could it be something to do with this connector?



i seem to recall on this forum some advice along the lines of

try very fine emery to remove rust then if you put vaseline on contacts should improve things

its the lack of contact probably causing issue

I have found that if i regularly rinse and wash in warm water it helps
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PCP




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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I'll give it a go.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I use a bit of Vaseline on mine. The Polar ones never used to rust like this. I still use a Polar-style soft strap though (nice blue one from China).
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SwimsLikeAWalrus




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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had one of these with my 310xt, soon sacked it off and used the rigid plastic one from an old Forerunner.

Mind you putting it under a bra strap probably helps with contact!
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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used a number of the old soft style and they have always been too erratic on hr so stick to the hard ones as well which work well. Wish Garmin would sort this out as it's a carp bit of kit. Also found I got bad rubbing and soreness with the soft strap and plastic clip.
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stenard




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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The polar soft straps are lovely with a Garmin HR pod. See the DCR post on it
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JeffB




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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get a rash off mine that comes with the 920. Read before that it could be the rubber on the back of it.

I didn't know it would work with a Polar strap, and I've actually got one, just tested it and it appears to work fine.

Jeff
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iwaters




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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am pretty sure buying a new bike WILL fix it. Got to be worth a try, no?
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Oranj




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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another vote for the Polar strap. You just need to cut the rubber bits down around the poppers otherwise the transmitter works loose.

As another upside, the Polar strap is so flexible that I don't get stupid bruise marks on my chest that the Garmin one gave me.
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jibberjim




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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Polar and Garmin old soft straps were all pretty crap for me.

The new blue / red garmin fully integrated thing is much better, but only had it awhile, and the 100% integrated might be annoying long term, my plastic gen 1 strap is still going after 9 years though, so we'll see.
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am still using the old style sensor from a 305 bought in about 2006 - still going strong !
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