After years of giving people this advice over the phone one at a time we decided to publish a guide to troubleshooting tips and tricks since nobody else is doing it....
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Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) February 06, 2014
"Best Tips for Fixing Heart Rate Monitors" is a new blog post at the Heart Rate Watch Company blog that gives you all the tools you will need to fix and repair your heart rate monitor.
"After years of giving people this advice over the phone one at a time we decided to publish a guide to troubleshooting tips and tricks since nobody else is doing it," says Rusty Squire, President of the Heart Rate Watch Company.
It's The Battery?
"Many times when a heart rate monitor stops producing accurate heart rate data it is a battery issue, either in the watch, in the transmitter, or both," says Squire. He adds, "Sometimes it can be a strap that needs replacing or the strap needs to be paired to the watch, plus some people need gel to boost transmission".
"Batteries can easily be tested with a $7 battery tester from Home Depot, in fact we were testing some of the new stock of 3 volt batteries in our Polar heart rate monitors this morning," says Squire. He adds, "We generally recommend that customers replace both batteries every 10 months and the strap once per year to insure consistent operation".
The GPS Revolution
GPS watches like the new Garmin Forerunner 620 or Suunto Ambit 2 use rechargeable lithium-ion batteries according to Squire. "With these types of watches you only need to replace the battery about every three to four years but you still need to replace the straps annually," says Squire.
It's The Watch?
"Generally, it is a good idea to change out both the transmitter and the watch battery at the same time since two batteries only cost around $3," says Squire. He adds, "If the watch is showing time then generally it will display heart rate".
Visit The Blog
Visit the Heart Rate Watch Company blog to read the full article entitled "Best Tips For Fixing Heart Rate Monitors".
Talk To The Experts
"If you would like to talk to a real expert regarding heart rate monitors then simply call us at 866-586-7129," says Squire. He adds, "We test them, sell them, use them ourselves and know them well because we are specialists".