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Old 06-24-05, 02:03 PM
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Smelly HRM strap

OK, I've got a Polar HRM strap that is VERY rank, 2nd only to my hockey bag.

How do I get the smell out?
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Old 06-24-05, 02:16 PM
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soap?
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Old 06-24-05, 02:34 PM
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Funny. I've already ran it thru the wash a few times, smell remains.
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Old 06-24-05, 03:37 PM
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If all else fails... a replacement strap is 6 bucks..

https://www.polarusa.com/store/showproducts.asp?CatID=7
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Originally Posted by oldskoolboarder
OK, I've got a Polar HRM strap that is VERY rank, 2nd only to my hockey bag.

How do I get the smell out?

You mean you don't take it into the shower and wash it after every use? No wonder. Wash the damn thing, and it will be dry by morning to use again sans odor.
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Old 06-24-05, 04:25 PM
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Febreeze, on strap and bag.
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Old 06-24-05, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Rob944
Febreeze, on strap and bag.
I use Febreeze on my hockey bag all the time. Smells like sweat in a flowerbed...
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Old 06-24-05, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by 661
If all else fails... a replacement strap is 6 bucks..

https://www.polarusa.com/store/showproducts.asp?CatID=7
I have a 625, won't work. Bummer.
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Old 06-24-05, 05:51 PM
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Google, "polar wearlink replacement strap".
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Have you tried washing it with baking soda, or maybe a little bleach to kill the bacteria?
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First of all, wash after every ride.

There should be no reason why you can't fill up the sink with detergent and hot water at the end of the evening and dunk it while you're making and having dinner. Then scrub it for a minute, rinse, and air dry.

If it's really funky, add a fourth of a cup of vinegar to that detergent/soapy water mix.

Polar is supposed to have replacement straps for all their models. Go to the Polar website and see what you can find. Also, try www.heartmonitors.com. If you don't see the strap online, call them. They are very accomodating.

In the future, don't leave your strap in the bag... let it air out and clean it nightly.

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