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jadedaid wrote:
Wed Nov 09, 2022 12:50 pm
Interesting that there are so many issues with the Wahoo straps. Mine is still working 5 years later. I like the clicking nature of the strap into the sensor, was never very fond of the style Garmin uses with the slide of thr strap onto the plastic buckle.

My straps don't die either, but I wash my straps after every ride. If I didn't, they would smell of dank sweat after two rides in temperate weather or one ride in warm weather. Most people I ask with premature HRM death seem to rinse their straps/sensors infrequently.

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naylor343
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Been through too many garmin and wahoo straps to count. All had issues locking up and sticking at ridiculous HR figures, eventually all failing totally. Been with the polar H9 for about a year now, so far it's worked as it should, as in I never have to think about it, it just works.

Lina
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by Lina

TobinHatesYou wrote:
Wed Nov 09, 2022 12:54 pm
jadedaid wrote:
Wed Nov 09, 2022 12:50 pm
Interesting that there are so many issues with the Wahoo straps. Mine is still working 5 years later. I like the clicking nature of the strap into the sensor, was never very fond of the style Garmin uses with the slide of thr strap onto the plastic buckle.

My straps don't die either, but I wash my straps after every ride. If I didn't, they would smell of dank sweat after two rides in temperate weather or one ride in warm weather. Most people I ask with premature HRM death seem to rinse their straps/sensors infrequently.
I went through multiple Wahoo straps before giving up and switching to Polar. On similar use the Polar strap has lasted a lot longer than any of the Wahoo straps I had. And as a bonus it doesn't loosen over time.

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by jasjas

Lina wrote:
Fri Nov 11, 2022 6:14 pm
TobinHatesYou wrote:
Wed Nov 09, 2022 12:54 pm
jadedaid wrote:
Wed Nov 09, 2022 12:50 pm
Interesting that there are so many issues with the Wahoo straps. Mine is still working 5 years later. I like the clicking nature of the strap into the sensor, was never very fond of the style Garmin uses with the slide of thr strap onto the plastic buckle.

My straps don't die either, but I wash my straps after every ride. If I didn't, they would smell of dank sweat after two rides in temperate weather or one ride in warm weather. Most people I ask with premature HRM death seem to rinse their straps/sensors infrequently.
I went through multiple Wahoo straps before giving up and switching to Polar. On similar use the Polar strap has lasted a lot longer than any of the Wahoo straps I had. And as a bonus it doesn't loosen over time.
I just get basic ones from amazon, last as long as anything, agree on the washing, obvious when you think of the amount of salts they suck up.

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