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Worked fine for three months, now gives crazy readings
on 24 May 2014
Worked very well for 3 months. Then I noted the early rise in the heart rate which settled down after 10 mins of use. It was still providing reasonable feedback after warming up so I didn't worry too much. Then 18 k into my first ultra marathon it started telling me I was only at 80 bpm, when I knew I was closer to double that. It has never worked properly for a whole run since. The DC rainmaker blog has a fix with a polar strap that I just purchased for £12 on this website. I'm hopeful that will fix the issue.
Its a shame really, because the Garmin GPS devices are SO good. Yet they let themselves down with peripherals that don't even last one season. If you do buy this because you're locked into the Garmin ecosystem, consider the real price you will pay to be 10-15 GBP higher than the current listing, because that's what you'll need to spend to get more than a couple month's use out of this.