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Does a Decent Ant+ HRM Strap Exist?

Old 10-06-20, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by DaveLeeNC View Post
That is interesting to know - I have never seen that in my data. But who knows what is going on and when it actually started.

However, I do somewhat regularly see the following. Note the sudden ups and downs in HR noted with the arrows. This was an August ride so by 15 minutes I was quite wet. Yellow is power and this is a constantly rolling terrain ride. I had not been seeing this on every ride, but certainly 10% of them or more.

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Looks like it settled down at the 20-25 min mark. Definite anomalies up until then. Yep dry contacts will yield radical bpms until they get wet. I always give the pads a lick before I put them on. Another reason to keep them rinsed and clean.
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Originally Posted by jadocs View Post
Looks like it settled down at the 20-25 min mark. Definite anomalies up until then. Yep dry contacts will yield radical bpms until they get wet. I always give the pads a lick before I put them on. Another reason to keep them rinsed and clean.
I suspect that the last time that I went for a ride without licking (in some form or the other) the electrodes was maybe 1995 (back in the Polar days where just getting a connection was a victory). And trust me here, in the middle of August after 15-20 minutes into a ride, I am soaking wet.

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ps. Here is one from late June - 1+ hours into the ride here in Southcentral NC. If better electrical contact is the problem, then some kind of medical electrode gel is the right answer. And I have no idea if this relates at all to the problem being discussed. But they certainly could be related.

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Old 10-06-20, 11:51 AM
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Strange, have you been checked for any type of arrhythmia?
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And here is a classic. The time is misleading. This one was indoors and I first did 30 minutes at 95-100% of ftp, stopped very briefly and saved that ride, and did another 40 pretty steady at around 80% ftp. You are wet an hour+ into that kind of ride.

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Old 10-06-20, 12:22 PM
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Dave,

Does that happened more than not on every high effort ride?
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Originally Posted by jadocs View Post
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Does that happened more than not on every high effort ride?
Not that I have noticed, but it is not super common...so hard to tell. My riding tends to be relatively uniform in effort (for better or worse).

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Strange, have you been checked for any type of arrhythmia?
I have noticed VERY rare tachycardia events (3 times in the last 2 to 3 years). My doctor has chosen no further action at this time. I usually notice these but those symptoms are so mild I can imagine missing that during exercise.

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Polar H10 is now ANT+ compatible and battery changes can be done by levering the cover open with a screwdriver.
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Polar H10 is now ANT+ compatible and battery changes can be done by levering the cover open with a screwdriver.
A bit pricey but an interesting option. Thx. dave
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Old 10-06-20, 03:58 PM
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A bit pricey but an interesting option. Thx. dave

Look at the Polar H9 then, still ANT+ compatible just doesn't give you the Duel Bluetooth Smart, the accelerometer, and the ability to store workouts without using a device that the H10 does

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Here is a high level view of the differences between an H9 and H10... https://www.polar.com/blog/polar-oh1-vs-polar-h10/ Significant (from my perspective) is that they both use no threads of any kind. You use a screwdriver to pop up a plastic cover. Also note that they do NOT use CR2032's - they use CR 2025's which might be a factor to folks (like me) who just bought a bunch of CR2032's.

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And wouldn't you know it, I tried to put my Tickr on just now and one of the snaps had broken. Back to my old Garmin I guess. As long as it registers it'll be OK but I replaced it the first time because it wouldn't register for about 15-20 minutes into the ride. Outside that was OK but inside a lot of my rides were short.

I'll check with Wahoo about a replacement strap.
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Originally Posted by zacster View Post
And wouldn't you know it, I tried to put my Tickr on just now and one of the snaps had broken.

I'll check with Wahoo about a replacement strap.
From sweat corrosion? You need to do a better job at rinsing that puppy! That happened to me before I started rinsing it. Wahoo replaced my strap and they should replace yours as well.
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