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Heart Rate Monitor Accuracy Wrist vs Bars?????(6 posts)

Heart Rate Monitor Accuracy Wrist vs Bars?????abicirider
Mar 23, 2003 3:32 PM
Has anybody else noticed a difference in accuracy and loss of signal with your heart rate reciever mounted on your bars instead of wearing it on your wrist. Its funny but for me both my polars and sigma sports are not as accurate and loss signal a lot more mounted on the bars. When I wear the receiver on my wrist no problems at all both brands are quite accurate and very little signal loss. You would think the bar mount would be just as accurate if not more, in my thinking it is in much more of a direct line with your chest and the transmitter but I guess I'm wrong (not the first nor last time I sure)also I dont use a wireless computer so mounted on bars can't be getting a signal interference.
Anybody else notice the difference would love to hear what you have to say comments.
Thank you,

Be Safe Out On The Roads!!!!!!!

Ray Still
Mooresville, NC
I have an older Polar Target,STEELYeyed
Mar 23, 2003 4:10 PM
and I have never noticed any difference. It has always worked flawlessly in any position in any weather.
re: Heart Rate Monitor Accuracy Wrist vs Bars?????TwoBikes
Mar 23, 2003 6:19 PM
I've never had a problem with my polar when mounted on the bars. Seems to be fairly accurate.

The real problem is my heart-rate!
Loss of signal riding by / over a sewage pumping stationteamsloppy
Mar 23, 2003 7:18 PM
I notice loss of signal periodically. Sometimes I assume its loss of skin contact / conductivity. Sometimes in strong winds I lose signal (again, I assume the wind dries out the skin under the chest strap electrodes).

There is one mystery spot where I always lose signal for a 20+ yards around. It turns out it is a sewage pump station almost under the road. I assume it is electrical interference from the pumps.

I always use my HR mounted on the bars.
Had 4 different Polars and all worked fine on the bars. (nm)Ken of Fresno
Mar 23, 2003 7:16 PM
Just got an s120 works fine on the barsjmr986
Mar 24, 2003 4:37 AM