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Polar HR monitor and Bike functions(3 posts)

Polar HR monitor and Bike functionsmavic1010
Nov 28, 2001 4:55 PM
Was wondering if the Polar HR watch can read the bike info if it's not directly above the sensor on the fork? Basically can you wear the watch and get the bike speed etc...

Unfortunately, no......NewRoadBiker
Nov 28, 2001 6:07 PM
That's the only real gripe I have with my Polar s710. It uses an infrared connection which isn't that great. I had to take my aero bars off so it would receive the signal, even though the watch was mounted directly above the sensor, having the bar next to it would interfere with reception. Also, I had to adjust the bike mount so the watch tilts away from me to ensure it doesn't lose the signal...makes it a little difficult to view while riding, but does log everything for review later. Other than that, it's a fantastic HRM.

Ok with the old models at leastTimo Vennonen
Nov 28, 2001 10:02 PM
I don't know about these new ones, but at least with a Xtrainer Plus and Protrainer XT you can wear the watch on your wrist no problem. Of course all the usual things, like power lines, cut the signal for a while.