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    Garmin Heart Rate Monitor Size

    What is the max size chest that a Garmin Heart Rate Monitor strap will fit in inches?

    I have looked everywhere for this info, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by missingmaine View Post
    What is the max size chest that a Garmin Heart Rate Monitor strap will fit in inches?

    I have looked everywhere for this info, thanks!
    Mine is 39 inches before the elastic is stretched. I would say at 44 would be no issue. And it sits right on the chest plate (about mid torso). I am a large guy and I don't have issues with it fitting.

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    Uh Oh, I am at about 54 inches at the smallest point. Thank you for the info.

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    I have the standard one and I stretched it out. It will go to 50". I haven't tried it but I believe the deluxe version may be a little bigger. ( a 150 # salesman told me that) You could make a duct tape extension for it. Don't buy a non-chest type as they don't work well enough to be of value. I have an 8.25" wrist and the Polars wouldn't fit my wrist. I met a bicyclest who swore by Sumitomo (Suunto) but I don't have any personal experience with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by missingmaine View Post
    Uh Oh, I am at about 54 inches at the smallest point. Thank you for the info.
    Yeah, but if there's a will there's a way to make it fit. Sewing materials are not all that expensive, and adding length with a sturdy cloth material would be possible. If your sewing skills are poor like mine then I'm sure a local tailor / seamstress would be glad to help out for a few dollars. Just make sure there are no loose, or rough edges on the added material to help avoid possible chaffing issues.

    Just an idea,

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    My chest is 56" to 58" and it fits

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    I'm about 52" and it fits me.

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    Worth noting that the replacement straps are shorter than the new ones (at least for the straps that came with my 305 & 705). As mentioned adding more is easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jethro56 View Post
    I met a bicyclest who swore by Sumitomo but I don't have any personal experience with it.
    Do you mean Suunto?
    I don't do vintage, I bought them new, rode them, kept them. Now they are just old bikes
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bustercrb/sets/72157623483647522/

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclist2000 View Post
    Do you mean Suunto?
    You're right. I tuned him out as my garmin FR60 does what I want. Now that I think about it Sumitomo are tires.
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    Thanks so much for the info, I am going to order it!

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