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Garmin heart rate
#1
I have been using the Garmin 305 heart rate strap again over the last month but this weekend on both rides the reading have been showing 230 + when my heart rate would be about a 100 . I have a new battery in the strap. Do the strays go wrong or should I borrow my brother Garmin 305 and see if it is the head unit.
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#2
Have you tested to make sure you arent really going that high?
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#3
I had just been  riding for about 5/10 minutes and I know normaly my max is about 165 where I know I can not cannot go any heigher and I did not feel like that. GOogled it and 230 seems to be a reading people get, I am going to check the battery incase it is flat. Ps Oldbury hill looking good now and fast to ride. Keith.
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#4
Does it eventually revert to the correct reading once you have warmed up.  The chest straps work best with a little moisture, try running under a bit of water before you put it on.
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#5
Mine has been doing this intermittently when riding to work. Reloaded the software but still happens.
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#6
Looks like the problem with the strap is a duff strip of new batterys I have got as it has been ok today after I fitted a battery I got dinner time.
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#7
As a side issue, it's been taking my garmin (305) the best part of 5-6 minutes to locate itself/start tracking when I turn it on. I've emptied the memory and reloaded the software from the Garmin website but it still takes ages to find itself.
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#8
I found the HRM to go screwy in that way when it was too loose - particularly when carrying a camelback as the straps could cause the HRM strap to come away from my chest.
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#9
"General Sparks" Wrote:As a side issue, it's been taking my garmin (305) the best part of 5-6 minutes to locate itself/start tracking when I turn it on. I've emptied the memory and reloaded the software from the Garmin website but it still takes ages to find itself.

Climatic conditions mostly... try a different location. At my house it will take AGES in the garden and outside the front of the house, but only a few metres away (outside the garage or along the path) it'll be very quick.
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