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- Compatible With The Edge 305Hr And The Edgecad
- Heart Beats Per Minute Wirelessly Transmitted to the Forerunner 50
- Effectively Tracks and Records your Heart Rate While you Workout
- Provides Instant Feedback about How Hard your Heart is Working
- 0.35 Lbs (WxLxH) 2.5" x 3.0" x 2.74"
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
After my first run of about 5 miles, I came home and found that the strap had chaffed/cut me on my chest immediately below the sensor. I've used it since then on shorter runs and walks and, although the mark was still there, it didn't aggravate it any further. This past Saturday, I went 7 miles, and it definitely aggravated it that time. It didn't hurt until I got in the shower... The warm water felt like a razor blade! That was 2 days ago and it is still pretty painful.
I don't feel that I should have to tape my skin to "fix" this problem. My other straps never caused anything like this. I've tried putting the Garmin transmitter on the Polar strap, but it comes unsnapped just walking around the house, so I don't think that will be a good solution. I've found on the web a person who cut up an old mouse pad and wove their Garmin strap through that to act as a buffer between the skin and the strap. As ridiculous as it is that one would have to do that, I tried it this morning and it did prevent further injury.
I based my purchase on the relatively high rating here on Amazon, but do a web search on "garmin heart rate strap chafing" and you will see that this is a common issue with Garmin.
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
works great, but I could not figure out the Garmin 500's software to use a second strap. after I returned it I then figured out how to have 2 straps for one Garmin 500.Published 2 days ago by FRED L. ANSALDI
Great price. Works as should with Garmin Edge 705. Comfortable. I don't notice it while riding.Published 10 days ago by EV
It started flaking out after a little more than a year of twice-weekly use then it started giving intermittent and inaccurate readings. Read morePublished 18 days ago by evenst4r
Garmin Heart-Rate Monitor (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
I bought this heartrate monitor in order to get more detailed tracking on my runs. Read more
The soft ones don't last as long as the hard, cheaper ones. I say this after 4 or 5 years and several garmins. Too bad, because the softer ones are more comfortable.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Works great. Just what I needed to replace my corroded HR monitor.Published 1 month ago by S. Gulden
I like this one better than the new one because you don't have to put it over your head to get into it. You Wrap it around your chest and link it.Published 2 months ago by LesR
I've worn this 6 times now and paired it with my garmin forerunner 240. Works perfectly. No setup required, just pull the watch to your chest when you're in exercise mode and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jacob