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Old 06-01-05, 08:17 PM   #1
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HRM & Group Rides

I just bought a Polar F1 HRM because it was on sale at a sporting goods store. I am worried that others' HRM's will cause interference on group rides, as the F1 is not coded. Is this true, or is it not usually a problem? Almost all of my rides are the local club rides and with others that have HRM's! Any info would be appreciated!

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If the person next to you has the same model HRM and they are close enough, then it may be a problem for as long as they are that close; it probably depends on the HRM. Otherwise this isn't something to worry about.

If you wear one for a while you may develop a good sense of how pace, terrain, and how you feel correlates with heart rate; I can now usually predict mine +/-3 beats. An anomolous reading then often indicates dehydration, illness, or picking up somebody else's transmitter.
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