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Tiny Wife and Polar Heart Rate Monitor(5 posts)

Tiny Wife and Polar Heart Rate Monitorcincy1
Jan 26, 2003 12:26 PM
My wife bought a Polar S510 HRM. She's only a fraction over 5 feet tall and is having trouble with the chest strap. The bend in the strap is such that the contact points will not lie flat on her small rib cage. The result is no heart rate.

Any petite ladies out there have this problem? Are there any HRM's that use something other than chest straps?
Try this....Lone Gunman
Jan 26, 2003 12:30 PM
Running warm water over the chest strap part before strapping on the chest strap. Or using the "gu", but for me water helps the contact points.
Try this....cincy1
Jan 26, 2003 12:49 PM
Tried it. Doesn't help because the shape of her rib cage leaves a gap between her skin and the strap that I can get my finger in. No amount of tightening the strap helps.
re: Tiny Wife and Polar Heart Rate MonitorJuanmoretime
Jan 26, 2003 2:07 PM
My daughter couldn't use the standard chest strap, I bought her the Polar Heartbra, which is design for use with the chest monitor and it works great.
re: Tiny Wife and Polar Heart Rate Monitorj-son
Jan 26, 2003 2:37 PM
My wife is also very tiny and had the same problem. We ended up getting a women's specific HR, I think it was made by a company called Acumen. It works and fits fine, although it doesn't have the fancy features that a lot of the Polar HRs have.