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With a non-replaceable battery it needs to last longer
on November 13, 2010
This unit worked well while it worked. It synched with both my Polar and Suunto receivers. But it didn't last. I bought this one in January and now it's November and it's dead. I checked that by using other transmitters and other receivers and this one is definitely dead. And yes, I wiped it off after each use. I used it once or twice per week for anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours. For forty bucks it really should last at least two years. Or they should just make the battery replaceable! What's the big deal? All the other HRM transmitters I've used have replaceable batteries. This is a bad design decision. I'll be using other brands from now on.
Update: A few months back I bought an Omron HR100 for someone else in my family. I tried the Omron transmitter belt with my Polar and Suunto receivers (uncoded) and it works great with both. Plus the Omron has an easily replaceable CR2032 battery. To cap it off the whole Omron system costs less than the replacement transmitter strap for the Polar. So that is the nail in the coffin for my relationship with Polar.