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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post


Agree 100%.

It may be a case of stating the obvious, but if you are going to throw the strap in the wash, be sure to remove the sensor first.

Depending on your own perspiration patterns, you may only need to wash the strap every 4th ride or so.

One more piece od advice. You will eventually need to change the battery. Unlike other systems that use a twist-off battery cover, the Garmin system uses four, tiny retaining screws. I highly suggest buying a set of small screwdrivers to do the job and avoid damaging the screw head.

These are the ones that I use. You can get them from Amazon.

Good luck.


Just wanted add a quick note Garmin calls for a phillps #0 for the battery cover. If you go Garmin route get the right screwdriver before you try anything else...I didn't on my first sensor and never again. Everyone complains about the 4 screws but the sensor is pretty darn water tight when installed properly...its a design feature.

I wash my strap every 6 rides.....and I have had my strap now for 3 years. No issues.
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