Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I Hate my HRM

I haven't used my HRM much lately, and now I remember why - it SUCKS! It's a Polar, bought about a year ago. Not a high-end one - it doesn't have all the functions I wish it did (I bought it on impulse without really researching the various models). But I wouldn't care if it actually monitored my heart rate consistently. I wore it this morning on a 45 minute run. I'd say that it gave me an accurate readout for no more than half that time. The rest of the time it either read 0, or some absurdly low number like 69 or 76 when I was clearly in the 150's at least.

I don't think it's the battery in the strap - when I've used it at the gym the spinning bike picks up the signal fine. I think it's the watch itself - if I hold it right next to the strap it works, but who can run that way?

I really want to use an HRM for training and weight loss, but I don't have $100-plus for a new one! SO annoyed!

On the other hand, a 3 mile run now seems like a light workout- that's progress! We got our Marathon Project uniforms today - nice super-lightweight sleeveless jerseys , white with black stripes, and black shorts that I'm pretty sure I won't want to wear - no way even the XL will fit. Maybe I'll post a photo wearing it, with my super-cute new short hair.

12 comments:

Michelle said...

I had that problem. Try tightening the strap. For jogging I have to wear it pretty tight, not to the point of hurting but tighter than you may think is necessary. Also, make sure it's moist. Sometimes I put a little water under the sensors to get them started.

Yes, let's see that outfit and new hair!!

LBTEPA said...

What a niusance *grrr*
I used all Michelle's ideas when I had problems with my el-cheapo HRM and they worked a treat. I even put some ky gel on it (sorry about wtmi)- that worked best of all

LBTEPA said...

BTW - new hair? Where's the photo?

Iron "GeekGirl" Misty said...

Perhaps the battery died? Check out this post: http://hitmystride.blogspot.com/2008/07/polar-problem.html

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