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Just got my replacement strap for my Garmin, they have changed the design completely, it now looks like the Polar one (that dcrainmaker says works better)

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Just got my replacement strap for my Garmin, they have changed the design completely, it now looks like the Polar one (that dcrainmaker says works better)

 

Has it helped? I ordered mine on Amazon but it is doing what yours did to you.... how did you about doing the 'recall' and what kind of guarantee is there? 6 months?

 

Edit: I see mine shipped on 27 Jan.... might be a little too late if 6 months.

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Has it helped? I ordered mine on Amazon but it is doing what yours did to you.... how did you about doing the 'recall' and what kind of guarantee is there? 6 months?

 

I will test it in the morning. The replacement came from Garmin Europe as my Garmin was bought in the UK.

 

I would have been sceptical that a new strap would solve the problem but the fact that they have changed the design makes me think it must be an improved model

 

Here is a pic of the old Garmin strap. The replacement must be a very new model because I can't find an image but it is very similar to the Polar one below

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Here is a pic of the old Garmin strap. The replacement must be a very new model because I can't find an image but it is very similar to the Polar one below

DCRainmaker to the rescue:

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_Wo8yCZ1eTVw/THXyq6fY18I/AAAAAAAAgiQ/Hxyv8HRC23c/IMG_9568A_thumb%5B5%5D.jpg?imgmax=800

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_Wo8yCZ1eTVw/THXysCo0R3I/AAAAAAAAgig/7Ymwmb7jHb8/IMG_9570A_thumb%5B2%5D.jpg?imgmax=800

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Does anyone have experience with the new style strap?

 

 

I've been using the new strap since the beginning of the year and I really like it. No problems at all, and it picks up my heart rate almost right away, I don't have to wait a bit like I need to for the polar strap. And it's really comfortable!

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I've been using the new strap since the beginning of the year and I really like it. No problems at all, and it picks up my heart rate almost right away, I don't have to wait a bit like I need to for the polar strap. And it's really comfortable!

 

+1 Haven't had a single issue with the strap - goes on dry (don't have to lick the damn thing like Polar) and doesn't move around much. Never missed a beat - so to speak.

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Based on the images I have the new premium HR strap - I have had issues with HR spiking from friction between the jersey and my thermal vest when descending fast. I have started wearing a cotton vest under my jersey and it seems to have helped but I do get some random readings every now and then... like having a HR of 120 bpm when climbing a hill that I can feel it should read in the 170's.

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Does anyone have experience with the new style strap?

I have the new one and I find it very comfortable and more importantly, I haven't had any problems with incorrect HR readings.

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Was just thinking, is there some spec somewhere that says that the unit must sit in a certain position? My stem, like Airbender's, is angled upwards and my garmin unit is fixed to the stem.

 

Here is 3 eg's of my erratic data:

 

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and my favourite:

 

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New strap is perfect :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

 

Are you being sarcastic? That data looks like mine and I can see that my heart rate is sometimes incorrect.... your new data looks the same as mine.

 

I am having my battery changed tomorrow... hope it helps :blink:

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