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Performance HR600 Heart Rate Monitor(2 posts)

Performance HR600 Heart Rate MonitorSEPARIDER
Nov 26, 2003 9:33 AM
Has anybody else out there had trouble with these things? I've lost more health in frustration than I've gained in exercising in trying to get the thing to work. I've put water and the recommended gel on my chest, and even shaved the spots for the sensors. I bought one back in early '02, sent it back and replaced it. That one was used a lot that spring and it worked good for 9 months or so. I used it for training for a long ride in '02wearing it for hours at a time and it worked whether seated, standing, on the drops, or areo bars. Once it started acting up, replacing batteries seemed to help, but then it started working sporadically again - seems like transmiitting-receiving issues. I just took it back to Performance, and with no grief they replaced it. The new one (the 3rd one)isn't much better than what I took back. Are there quality control concerns here or is it that hard to get these suckers to transmit and receive? After having used one for hours on end, I'd think I know how to hook it up.
re: Performance HR600 Heart Rate MonitorJuanmoretime
Nov 26, 2003 10:58 AM
I've been using the same model for over three years, it works better than any other I've owned. I've had Polars, Cardiosport and Timex heart rate montiors and they all had problems. My performance is like the energizer bunny, in the three years I've had it, I use it 3 or 4 times a week, I've only had to replace the battery in the chest strap once. Do you dry it off after your done using it? If not, it does'nt turn off until its dry.