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TidyDinosaur
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by TidyDinosaur

TidyDinosaur wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2023 8:46 am
T65 wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2023 6:59 pm
I just cannot imagine people get multiple years of use out of the strap. I use Garmin and the sensor almost lasts forever on the same battery. But the strap goes bananas within a year. I always rinse it after workouts. Replaced Garmin by Polar soft strap but the same experience. I'm now using a Magene strap that feels really cheap and costs even less. Will see how long that one survives. But I hate throwing non-recyclable stuff in the bin...
Same here, can't seem to get the H10 straps to last a year... Kind of expensive straps like that :(
Little follow up: I started wearing my strap in the shower after every training and stopped putting it in the washing machine. It had been much more reliable since...

pushpush
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by pushpush

TidyDinosaur wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2023 9:48 am
Little follow up: I started wearing my strap in the shower after every training and stopped putting it in the washing machine. It had been much more reliable since...
What HR zone do you shower? hahahah

I always rinse mine off in fresh water after training. It never even occurred to me to put it in the washer.

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TidyDinosaur
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by TidyDinosaur

pushpush wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2023 9:30 pm
TidyDinosaur wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2023 9:48 am
Little follow up: I started wearing my strap in the shower after every training and stopped putting it in the washing machine. It had been much more reliable since...
What HR zone do you shower? hahahah

I always rinse mine off in fresh water after training. It never even occurred to me to put it in the washer.
I do remove the sensor before showering :)
In the past I would rinse the strap every 3-4 trainings and put it in the washing machine once every six weeks or so. After about a year the strap started to lose connection... Since I have started to wear the strap in thwe shower the problem has diasppeared (it is also fall here so most of the training is done indoor these days)

BdaGhisallo
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by BdaGhisallo

TidyDinosaur wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2023 9:24 am
pushpush wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2023 9:30 pm
TidyDinosaur wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2023 9:48 am
Little follow up: I started wearing my strap in the shower after every training and stopped putting it in the washing machine. It had been much more reliable since...
What HR zone do you shower? hahahah

I always rinse mine off in fresh water after training. It never even occurred to me to put it in the washer.
I do remove the sensor before showering :)
In the past I would rinse the strap every 3-4 trainings and put it in the washing machine once every six weeks or so. After about a year the strap started to lose connection... Since I have started to wear the strap in thwe shower the problem has diasppeared (it is also fall here so most of the training is done indoor these days)
My HR belt goes in the washing machine with all my riding clothes (helmet pads included) after every use. I don't have any issues with connectivity or longevity.

Using a Polar H10 with Polar belts.

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