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Heartrate monitor with Garmin 800

LucanLucan Posts: 338
edited December 2018 in Road buying advice
I have a Garmin 800 and the heartrate monitor hasn't worked properly for years.
It seems to record at double speed, flashing up a warning that I'm about to explode.

Can anyone recommend a fix, or will a third party HRM work with the Garmin and my Strava account?

Any suggestions appreciated
Summer: Kuota Kebel
Winter: GT Series3


  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,729
    Any other ant+ HRM should do the job. I've got one of the Wiggle Lifeline straps here, which works fine pairing with a Garmin 500..
  • Sadly I think it's a common fault. Just needs replacing.
  • pilot_petepilot_pete Posts: 2,120
    Try a polar strap with the Garmin HRM. The Garmin belts degrade over time due to sweat/ moisture ingress.

  • step83step83 Posts: 4,162
    Most work, but as Pete said the Polar strap fits and works well, mine did similar before replacing. Plus point the polar strap is some what cheaper and more comfortable
  • svettysvetty Posts: 1,904
    I must be lucky. My Garmin strap is now 6 or 7 years old and works fine still....
    FFS! Harden up and grow a pair :D
  • photonic69photonic69 Posts: 1,489
    Hard strap or soft strap?

    I had problems with the hard strap battery cover seals after changing the battery. It literally filled with sweat. Yuck! Gave very erroneous readings of 240+. Cleaned it all out, let it dry and wrapped 3 layers of electrical tape over the lot. Works fine and is now my spare/Turbo hrm (lots of sweat!)
  • svettysvetty Posts: 1,904
    PhotoNic69 wrote:
    Hard strap or soft strap?
    FFS! Harden up and grow a pair :D
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