Garmin 305 Gps Heart Rate Monitor Personal Trainer

Heart rate monitor was giving very low heart rate readings and then stopped working. I put in a new battery but doesn’t work at all now
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Remove the batteries and clean the battery contacts inside the device with a common pencil. Then insert new batteries that you know are fresh. That should fix it. If it still won’t work for you go to Garmin.com and send it in for repair. Joe

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Figure out how important battery life is to you and how often you want to charge or replace it. Some chest strap heart-rate monitor batteries can last over a year, while others can last around 500 hours. This will vary per device and how often you use it.
Ensure that the back of your watch is clean, dry, and not obstructed by any foreign objects. Excessive sweating during exercise can cause your watch to slip or obstruct light reflecting off the skin that is used for the measurement, resulting in inaccurate data.
So for that N=2 sample at expect an average life of at least 32 months.
A Holter monitor is typically worn for 1 to 2 days. During that time, the device records all of the heartbeats. Holter monitoring is painless and noninvasive. The sensors (electrodes) and wires can be hidden under clothing.
All too often, runners that wear heart rate monitors have problems with their devices telling them an inaccurate beats per minute (BPM) number. It may seem like nothing major at first, but eventually the monitor could be telling one that their heart rate has surpassed 190 BPM.
Because of the design of the cardiac event monitors, which rely on symptomatic stimuli or manual activation of the patient, the sensitivity ranges from 31.3% to 71.0%.
Device stopped flashing during exercise

Intense sweating (for example while exercising) may loosen the electrode contact as well as heat up and moisten the device. This may cause the device to lose the heart rate signal and to stop flashing. Before continuing the measurement please clean and dry the device and skin.

While there are factors that can reduce the accuracy of wrist HR monitors, they are generally considered to be accurate enough for most healthy runners. Errors are usually arounds 5% or 3 beats per minute.
You should wear the heart rate monitor directly on your skin, just below your sternum. It should be snug enough to stay in place during your activity.
Here are the most common reasons that heart rate monitors start transmitting erroneous R-R intervals: Strap needs to be moistened more thoroughly. Strap could be moving across skin while breathing or moving and tightness needs adjustment (see below for solution).
All too often, runners that wear heart rate monitors have problems with their devices telling them an inaccurate beats per minute (BPM) number. It may seem like nothing major at first, but eventually the monitor could be telling one that their heart rate has surpassed 190 BPM.
There`s no charger, since this strap is coin-cell battery powered. One simple CR2032 battery will last you three years according to Garmin.

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Heart rate monitor not working
ANSWER : Remove the batteries and clean the battery contacts inside the device with a common pencil. Then insert new batteries that you know are fresh. That should fix it. If it still won’t work for you go to Garmin.com and send it in for repair. Joe

I just bought the Edge 705 with heart rate. I have done everything to get the display of heart rate to come up on the screen but nothing is working. I’ve tried wetting the sensor on the strap, standing 10M away and walking back up to 3M and closer. I can see a little heart rate symbol on the screen but it doesn’t display the actual heart rate.
ANSWER : Menu>Settings>Data Fields>Bike Computer #>Press Stick>Select Field where you want HR to Display>Press Center Stick>Scroll to HR>Press Center Stick to select. et voila.

I hve a Forerunner 305 and the heart rate monitor quit working. I bought a new battery for the transmitter but the heart rate portion of the watch remains blank. The reat of the watch works fine. Can I do something with the watch to reset the heartrate portion or not? Please explain.WALT
ANSWER : Hello. I recommend that you change the battery. It takes a CR2032. Use a coin to twist the back cover counterclockwise until it is loose enough to remove. Also clean the sensors. And reapply moisture in the form of saliva, water or electrode gel.

If installing a new battery and taking these other steps does not fix the problem you will have to send the watch to Garmin for repair.

here is the manual: http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/984_OwnersManual.pdf

And for Garmin repair info go to: http://www8.garmin.com/support/warranty.html

Regards, Joe

I need to know how to set the heart rate range on my monitor. CE0537
ANSWER : In my tips and tricks page is a link to download the manual for free.

There is also a quick guide to settings on the F6, the F6 has several different types of ranges that can be set, so specific instructions would depend on what type of HR zone you are looking to set and whether it is one, two or three zones.

How do you use the backlight on polar ft1? – Polar F 6 Heart Rate Monitor, Coal
ANSWER : While the time is being displayed, press and hold the button until the backlight turns on; it will automatically turn off after 5 seconds of inactivity. Thereafter it will turn on for 5 seconds every time the button is pressed. After 5 minutes of unit disuse the button’s backlight feature will automatically deactivate.

My swimming pool. I have just had my fifth IC 40 Intellichlor chlorine generator installed in 4 years at a cost of over $900 today. Each one has worked for no more than 8 months. The first three were replaces under three year warranty, the fourth by a factory rep and I bought the fifth today. The first three all failed with Flow Chk PCB error message. The fourth just stopped working on Sunday, no power or lights. A local Pentair warranty person, whom I paid a Service Call, unplugged the unit, opened the small power center cover, showed me the green light indicating that there was power, plugged in a new IC 40 which worked immediately (as did the other four). I asked if I should replace the power center and he said that it’s basically just a transformer and is working fine. We do get occasional power blips that make the clocks on microwaves, etc blink, but I thought that the power center essentially isolates the cell from these. I do have a Florida Power and Light surge protector on the electrical box that brings power into the house. I have now talked to the pool builder, two Pentair warranty repairmen and one factory rep. I am at a loss. They all tell me they have no idea why these units fail after less than a year. This last IC 40 was installed 3/24/2010, version 2.0 and now failed in less than 5 months. Should I replace the power center that the IC 40 plugs into. Any other suggestions. I have been told that this is the best chlorinator. I don’t want to keep replacing units. By the way, each unit had been spotless inside. I keep the water chemicals and salt levels at ideal levels. The units have never worked long enough to get dirty inside. The power center is connected to an Intellitouch control system outside with an indoor control panel. Last time I called Pentair North Carolina and got some smart alec tech person that had no suggestions. Please Help if you can.
ANSWER : I’ve had the same experiance. On my fifth one as well. Fail every year. No idea why.

Reebok 10S Fit Watch calorie counter–is there a decimal point???
ANSWER : I am sure that would be 125.0