CII model C: Compatible heart rate monitors for Polar adaptor?

CII model C: Compatible heart rate monitors for Polar adaptor?

Post by The Gim » Wed, 22 Jan 1997 04:00:00


I have read (within other newsgroups) that it is possible to use other heart rate
monitor 'straps' (specifically the Cardiosport range) with the Polar range of HRMs. Is
it possible to use the 'strap' used by the Cardiosport range with the Polar adaptor for
our beloved CIIs? (It is useful to note, that if you are considering buying a Polar
HRM, that the battery in the strap is not replaceable, and so a new strap has to be
purchased each time the battery needs replacing. The Cardiosport range appears also to
be more cost-effective - Cardiosport Heartsafe T has many more features than its
similarly priced Polar counterpart. The only problem with the Cardiosport range is that
perhaps the strap is a little too bulky, especially so for rowers, who might find that
they might knock it about when rowing or erging.)

If anybody has had any experience with a combination of CII(+HRM adaptor) and
cardiosport equipment, it would be very nice to hear about your experiences.

Oh, well, better go and do my erg now....   ;-)

The Gimp

 
 
 

CII model C: Compatible heart rate monitors for Polar adaptor?

Post by Dan Richma » Wed, 22 Jan 1997 04:00:00

  I have used a Vetta heart rate monitor and it is compatible with the
Polar CII HR Receiver.  The Vetta was also significantly cheaper than the
Polar HRM, and the Vetta has an easy access plate to replace the battery
on the strap.  
  For me (for reasons I can't explain) the CII Polar Receiver always
counts my Heart Rate 12 beats higher than it actually is when I wear the
Polar strap.  Yet, the Polar wrist-watch is usually accurate with the
Polar Strap.  
  But, when I wear the Vetta Strap, the CII Polar Receiver is very
accurate.  I can't fingure out why this is so.  Any ideas???  I'm not
the only person on my team who has encountered problems with the Polar
Straps and the CII Polar Receivers.
  Yes, some other straps are compatible with the Polar CII Receiver, but
whatever strap you use, you should always check to see what kind of
reading you are getting by counting your pulse for 10 seconds (and
multiplying by 6).  

-Dan

Quote:

> I have read (within other newsgroups) that it is possible to use other
> heart rate monitor 'straps' (specifically the Cardiosport range) with
> the Polar range of HRMs. Is it possible to use the 'strap' used by the
> Cardiosport range with the Polar adaptor for our beloved CIIs? (It is
> useful to note, that if you are considering buying a Polar HRM, that
> the battery in the strap is not replaceable, and so a new strap has to
> be purchased each time the battery needs replacing. The Cardiosport
> range appears also to be more cost-effective - Cardiosport Heartsafe T
> has many more features than its similarly priced Polar counterpart. The
> only problem with the Cardiosport range is that perhaps the strap is a
> little too bulky, especially so for rowers, who might find that they
> might knock it about when rowing or erging.)

> If anybody has had any experience with a combination of CII(+HRM
> adaptor) and cardiosport equipment, it would be very nice to hear about
> your experiences.


 
 
 

CII model C: Compatible heart rate monitors for Polar adaptor?

Post by b.. » Wed, 22 Jan 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>I have read (within other newsgroups) that it is possible to use other heart rate
>monitor 'straps' (specifically the Cardiosport range) with the Polar range of HRMs. Is
>it possible to use the 'strap' used by the Cardiosport range with the Polar adaptor for
>our beloved CIIs? (It is useful to note, that if you are considering buying a Polar
>HRM, that the battery in the strap is not replaceable, and so a new strap has to be
>purchased each time the battery needs replacing. The Cardiosport range appears also to
>be more cost-effective - Cardiosport Heartsafe T has many more features than its
>similarly priced Polar counterpart. The only problem with the Cardiosport range is that
>perhaps the strap is a little too bulky, especially so for rowers, who might find that
>they might knock it about when rowing or erging.)

>If anybody has had any experience with a combination of CII(+HRM adaptor) and
>cardiosport equipment, it would be very nice to hear about your experiences.

>Oh, well, better go and do my erg now....   ;-)

>The Gimp

I have used Cardiosport with CII(+HRM adaptor). It works.
All HRM transmitters use the same frequency. I got this information from
the distributor of HRM.

Boris Makarov