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    A Solution to Heart Rate Drops/Spikes

    I am looking for a GPS/HRM device and have seen some negative reviews concerning inaccurate heart rate readings with Garmin devices. I came across the article below in case anyone is interested.

    A solution to heart rate dropouts/spikes with Garmin HR Soft Straps | DC Rainmaker

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    A Solution to Heart Rate Drops/Spikes

    Polar bluetooth has less of the spikes. Also make sure positioning and tension is correct.

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    I've had very little issue with my Garmin 305.... can't say that about my Polar S710 (yeah an older model I know)... it had spikes somewhat frequently.
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    The article pointed to by the thread originator notes that the issue is not with the Garmin devices, or heart rate transmitter. It lies with body contacts on the strap. The Polar strap is plug-in compatible with the Garmin transmitter & has larger skin contact points so less chance of drop outs. It can be bought separately for around $17. (Make sure you get the right Polar strap) Note the Polar transmitter is NOT compatible with the Garmin devices.

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