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>>>>>>>>>>>Heart Rate Monitor - Advice Needed<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Post by Douglas Newm » Mon, 17 Apr 1995 04:00:00


Hello,

I've been having a problem with my Polar Accurex II heart rate monitor since
I've had it, but it is getting to the point where I'm gonna lose it!  Whenever
I get in an aero position, go fast, and/or am riding in either windy or cold
conditions, I start losing the transmission from the transmitter (chest band)
to the receiver (watch).  When this happens, the monitor registers '53'
(beats/minute).  What can I do?  I always saturate it with *hot* water before
applying it.  The band is on its tightest setting (I have a 40" chest).  
Please help me!  I'm at my wits end!  I've spent $250 on a tool that fails my
when I need it the most (hard efforts).  Your advice is greatly appreciated.  
I'm really frustrated.  If available, please provide me with Polar's e-mail
address.  Thier customer service has yet to provide me with satisfaction.

Douglas Newman
Dirthead Zombies
New York City

 
 
 

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Post by John Frampt » Tue, 18 Apr 1995 04:00:00

: Hello,

: I've been having a problem with my Polar Accurex II heart rate monitor since
: I've had it, but it is getting to the point where I'm gonna lose it!  Whenever
: I get in an aero position, go fast, and/or am riding in either windy or cold
: conditions, I start losing the transmission from the transmitter (chest band)
: to the receiver (watch).  When this happens, the monitor registers '53'
: (beats/minute).  What can I do?  I always saturate it with *hot* water before
: applying it.  The band is on its tightest setting (I have a 40" chest).  
: Please help me!  I'm at my wits end!  I've spent $250 on a tool that fails my
: when I need it the most (hard efforts).  Your advice is greatly appreciated.  
: I'm really frustrated.  If available, please provide me with Polar's e-mail
: address.  Thier customer service has yet to provide me with satisfaction.

: Douglas Newman
: Dirthead Zombies
: New York City

If I were you, I'd call Polar again and insist that they give you some
satisfactory advice.  I think they may recommend that you go to a
medical supply house and get some of the jelly they use for
electrocardiograms.  Apparently, some people simply have problems -
either because there is a weak electric signal or because their skin is
such that it is difficult to make a good connection.

- John Frampton

 
 
 

>>>>>>>>>>>Heart Rate Monitor - Advice Needed<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Post by Mark Powel » Wed, 19 Apr 1995 04:00:00

I've had some trouble with mine as well.

However I've found that not only is it sensitive to position and tempature  
(presumably how much I sweat) it is also sensitive to interference from  
cars. I live in a semi-rural/rural area so fortunately this is not a big  
problem.

While I've had some success with using some electrode gel, this is harder to  
clean off and spit is much more available.

What has helped me is experimentation with the position of the sensor. Too  
low and I get alot of spurious readings. Just under over the pectorals at  
*** level works best for me.  

Mark