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Where to find ANT + heart strap?

Old 06-18-11, 08:46 AM
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Where to find ANT + heart strap?

Ok; I go a new Bontrager node 1 computer, it works great and the sensor is built into the bike. I would like to utilize the heart rate monitor feature ( I use a Timex one now) on the node 1. Where do I find a ANT+ heart strap. Evidently Bontrager does not sell those unless you buy the package. I hear the the Garmin strap is compatible.........are there any other recommendations on where to get a ANT+ heart strap?? or some brand name to look into??
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ANT+ Sport is Garmin's comm protocol. They bought the rights, so if you need ANT+, Garmin will work.

I have other ANT+ sensors that came with my iBike. They work with my Garmin Edge 500 with no issue.
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Old 06-24-11, 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by NoRacer View Post
ANT+ Sport is Garmin's comm protocol. They bought the rights, so if you need ANT+, Garmin will work.

I have other ANT+ sensors that came with my iBike. They work with my Garmin Edge 500 with no issue.
Is the "hard" HRM strap that comes with the 500 bundle ANT+ compatible?
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Old 06-24-11, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by slims_s View Post
Is the "hard" HRM strap that comes with the 500 bundle ANT+ compatible?
yes
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Old 06-25-11, 02:11 AM
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FYI: I've tried the new Garmin "Deluxe" soft strap, the original Garmin "Hard" Strap, and the Polar Wearlink+ strap with the unit from the Garmin Deluxe snapped in and had problems with all of them.

All of them shoot to ~250 bpm when I go over 25-30mph by taking a reading from my flapping jersey. The Polar model dries out on descents and just stops working altogether, although you might be ok in humid Tennessee. I've done basically everything I could think of and nothing has worked. Just thought I would throw that out there in case anyone has found a damn strap that works consistently.

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Old 06-25-11, 02:37 AM
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Try the conductivity gell.....You can get it at Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/Relief-Band-Re.../dp/B00187KYK0
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Old 06-25-11, 03:32 AM
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Bought this one:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...K%3AMEWNX%3AIT

It's actually the premium soft strap that Garmin sells for $69.99 on their site. Works flawlessly with my Edge 305. No need for gel or water or any other conductive medium. But then again I don't have that much man boob between the electrodes and my chest.
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The Garmin Premium HRM is the best one out there. It's around $40 on eBay and works flawlessly. You don't even know you are wearing it and it doesn't require any conductive gel or anything.
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