Alternatives to Garmin HRM chest strap

wotnoshoeseh Posts: 531
Hi all,

I've had a couple of different Garmin HRM's (the comfort one with the soft strap and the one with the hard strap) and have always struggled with getting a consistent reading from them. I've tried tightening straps, moving them around mid ride, basically anything and everything but can't get them to work consistently.

Are there any alternatives to the chest mounted straps that would give me a more reliable reading? I've seen the arm mounted ones but not sure if they will be more consistent and accurate.

It will have to work with a Garmin Edge 500 unit, so it will need to be ANT+ compliant.

Any and all input gratefully received.