Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets - Garmin 800 & Polar HRM??
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04-23-12, 06:12 AM
Will a Polar heart rate monitor work with a Garmin 800? I am thinking about the 800 but if I can keep from duplicating some of the items I would be more inclined to buy.
I don't think so. Polar users their own communication protocol, not ANT+ like Garmin and others, AFAIK.
No it will not.
Looigi is correct, the HRM and or cadence unit must be ANT+ compatible to work with your Edge 800.
04-24-12, 02:24 AM
Whilst the Polar transmitter will not work, you can use a Garmin transmitter on some Polar straps (http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2010/08/solution-to-heart-rate-dropoutsspikes.html).
04-24-12, 06:30 AM
Thanks for your replies.
Guess I will get the Bundle.
Don't throw out your Polar HRM chest strap, that will work fine with the Garmin HRM unit and you may find it more comfortable.
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