Polar cyclometer problems--yikes!
I've been wearing a Polar HRM watch on my left wrist but have found it kind of difficult, sometimes, to both ride and look at it. So I ordered one of those Polar cyclometers with the handlebar mount from Nashbar, which came today. As soon as I turned on the main unit, it indicated that the battery was nearly dead. I decided to install the hardware anyhow, since I figured I could at least get the thing set up before replacing the battery. I did this, and it didn't work. At first I thought it was because I had more than the recommended distance between the cyclometer and the receiver (by about four or five inches), but when I took the thing off the handlebars and held it down by the receiver while spinning the wheel, there was still nothing doing. Would a low battery do this? Also, there is no way I'm going to be able to mount the computer a foot and a half from the receiver. I've got a lot of height on my stem, and use 26 inch wheels, so is the whole project just doomed from the get go?