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donrhummy 08-06-09 01:57 PM

How tell if Polar HR watch battery or strap battery needs replacing?
 
My Polar HRM is no longer getting a signal between the strap and the watch (unless I put them real close together, and even then it's in and out). before I buy a new watch battery, I was wondering if there's a way to tell whether the weak battery is the watch or the strap?

Greg_R 08-06-09 05:12 PM

My Polar watch has a battery display (flashes when the watch battery is low). Your strap battery will die well before your watch battery.

wmodavis 08-06-09 05:12 PM

Buy and replace the $1 battery and see. It's the most likely cause and it's cheap and easy.

Not the Slowest 08-06-09 06:36 PM

Toll free number
 
Call Polar Tel: 1-800-227-1314

donrhummy 08-07-09 11:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Not the Slowest (Post 9435476)
Call Polar Tel: 1-800-227-1314

Tried that. Was on hold for 40+ minutes before giving up and doing other things.

donrhummy 08-07-09 11:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Greg_R (Post 9435043)
My Polar watch has a battery display (flashes when the watch battery is low). Your strap battery will die well before your watch battery.

Maybe on the newer ones but I doubt it on mine. There's no battery indicator and the strap is supposed to last 2500 hours, while the watch battery should last about half that. But I'm onto my second watch battery already so not sure.


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