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Garmin Premium Heart Rate Monitor (Soft Strap)

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Soft Strap
  • Heart rate monitor
  • Soft fabric strap for comfort
  • Optimized for use in congested areas such as gym classes & starting lines
  • System Compatibility: ANT+
  • Batteries: 1 x Button Cell
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Edition: Soft Strap
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Technical Details

Edition: Soft Strap
  • Brand Name: Garmin
  • Model: 010-10997-02
  • Display Size: 2 inches

Product Details

Edition: Soft Strap
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 2.4 x 1.3 inches ; 0.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0029M3NSS
  • Item model number: 010-10997-02
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (712 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 12, 2003

Product Description

Edition: Soft Strap

Get a quality workout with our heart rate monitor. When worn around your chest during an activity, it wirelessly transmits your heart rate to your compatible device for instant feedback on how hard you’re working.

The front part of the strap contains the heart rate module and is made of flexible plastic. The part of the strap that goes around your back is made of a soft fabric and is adjustable to your size.

Use and care of the heart rate monitor is a snap. Once it's paired with your compatible device the first time, it will automatically recognize it each time. The fabric of the strap can be removed and hand-washed as often as needed.

  • Water Resistance: 32.9 ft (10 m)*
  • Battery: User-replaceable size CR2032 (3 volts)
  • Battery Life: Approximately 3 years (based on average use of 1 hour per day)
  • Operating Temperature: 14°F–122°F (-10°C–50°C)**
  • Radio Frequency/Protocol: 2.4 GHz ANT wireless communications protocol
  • Range: 3 m

 *Does not transmit heart rate data to your device while swimming.
**In cold conditions, wear warm clothing to keep the heart rate monitor close to your body temperature.



Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Only lasted 3 months, stopped working.
Bryant W. Teale
After deciding that the hard plastic chest strap just wasn't all that comfortable I switched to the soft strap.
David Belden
Much more comfortable than the HRM strap that came in the Garmin edge 500 bundle.
Lanced Armthrong

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

164 of 171 people found the following review helpful By Stephen M. Charme HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 21, 2009
Edition: Regular Strap
I have used this with my Garmin Forerunner 305, Forerunner 50, and Forerunner 405cx. Just wet it with saliva or water before you start, and it accurately and easily tracks your heart rate. The strap that attaches it to your chest is easily adjustable and easily removable. Unlike other products, my heart rate does not "jump around" 10 or 20 beats. The battery lasts a good amount of time and is easily replaceable. This is the best heart rate monitor that I have used, and I prefer it to Polar.
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75 of 77 people found the following review helpful By C. Riggs on October 7, 2009
Edition: Regular Strap Verified Purchase
Works as advertised, no problems. This is a replacement of my first one that the seal (o-ring type) in the battery compartment failed, causing the battery to corrode due to moisture leaking. Then it never worked again. Be careful changing batteries not to damage the seal.
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111 of 118 people found the following review helpful By J. Lance on January 27, 2010
Edition: Soft Strap Verified Purchase
(Please note: the other user's negative review for this item is not accurate. The photo pictured is accurate for the Premium HRM, Product Number 010-10997-02. See below for update to original review.)

ORIGINAL REVIEW:
I tested out my friend's Premium Heart Rate Monitor (HRM) on the trail this weekend and was extremely impressed and ordered mine yesterday. (My hat is off to Amazon - this is a better deal than dealer's pricing.)

The premium HRM is an excellent accessory to my Forerunner 405, which I initially purchased without a HRM, and the additional data set will be a big help to me when charting my progress and seeing gains over the same terrain over time, not to mention a decent "zone" training aid when road cycling.

A VERY IMPORTANT ITEM OF NOTE that people tend to forget/ignore when using these HRMs is that you need to wet the contacts for an accurate reading. You can use water, or simply rub some spit on in a pinch, but I would recommend swinging by a running store and getting a bottle of gel - it's cheap and it lasts forever, plus in my experience it provides the most accurate data... which is what we're interested in with these toys, right? :)

Enjoy! I know I will - happy trails.
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UPDATE, Feb. 11th: Just a brief follow-on update from my original pre-review.

After three runs, this HRM functions beautifully. I have zero data spikes, my 405 picks up the signal immediately, and I haven't even had to use my runner's electrode gel for the contacts; just wet the contacts in the sink and strap it on and go. Simply put, it works PERFECTLY.

It's also great having the training data to see which zone I'm training in or "Why did that run suck so hard?!"... oh, my hr was sky-rocketing and I was pushing too hard for event 'x'.

I would post an image here if I could so you could see the solid data and corresponding Garmin Connect screen capture.

Solid product, five stars.
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Anonymous on May 17, 2010
Edition: Soft Strap Verified Purchase
I don't know why Garmin won't package this version with their watches, as the premium heart rate strap actually works. I found the stock strap to be finicky and inaccurate, even with gel. The premium strap works right off the bat without gel and doesn't lose signal through-out the activity. It stays in place running, biking (on and off road), or hiking and is about as comfortable as they get. The snap closure in the front makes putting this on/off very easy. Overall I'd say this is as accurate as my polar strap, and a tad more comfortable. I always found polar to set the benchmark, but this takes it a little further in comparison and is a "no brainer" if you are having problems with the stock Garmin strap.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Smokey Bear on February 4, 2011
Edition: Soft Strap Verified Purchase
Bought the Garmin Premium Heart Rate Monitor with the hope that it would be more comfortable than the Garmin "Standard" Heart Rate Monitor. I found that it is indeed more comfortable, but have gone back to using the standard monitor.

Used the premium monitor about 4 times per week while walking on my treadmill since December of last year, and it seemed to be operating ok. The heart rate reading it displayed correlated well with that of a finger tip monitor that I also own. During the past week, however, the readings have become very erratic---often showing heart rates >200bpm. I have tried rewetting the electrodes, moving the monitor around on my chest, and changing to shirts that may contain less static electrical charge with no success. Therefore, I have gone back to the standard (buy less comfortable) standard Garmin monitor that is working fine.

I considered returning the monitor to Garmin for repair or exchange, but decided to first check in the Garmin Forums on the Garmin website to see if others were having this problem, and yes indeed people are! Numerous suggestions are made in the forums such as wetting the electrodes with gel instead of water, wearing only cotton shirts, wearing the monitor upside down, and even wearing the monitor on ones back rather than on ones chest. Personally, I refuse to resort to such Mickey Mouse solutions, and will use the standard monitor instead.

Am not sure what I will do about my Premium monitor. I suspect that what we have here is a basic design that is not very robust or reliable, and that my returning the device to Garmin for repair or exchange might not accomplish much other than my paying some shipping charges.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A. C. Hill on October 20, 2008
Edition: Regular Strap
I got the Forerunner 405 as a gift, but without the HRM. I got this as an add on, but it worked seemlessly. I put it on and it synched immediately without having to really do anything on the device. Still figuring out all of the features, but the combo is highly recommended (I run and cycle).
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