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HR transmitter conductivity(8 posts)

HR transmitter conductivityCRM
Dec 15, 2003 9:53 AM
I think I've seen a product in the catalogs that promises to increase the conductivity of your heart rate transmitter. Does anyone know the name of the product or, better yet, if there are any common household products that would work as well? Thanks.
A dab of KY jelly. nmfrankamo
Dec 15, 2003 10:11 AM
and besides it's always a good conversations piece...T-Doc
Dec 15, 2003 10:37 AM
when your riding pals see a big tube of KY nestled amongst your riding accoutrement. (I know this from personal experience) ;-).
Personal lubricant and table salt ...Humma Hah
Dec 15, 2003 10:14 AM
K&Y gel, or the store-brand equivalent, with a dash of table salt, works pretty well.

I don't shave my legs, but I have been known to shave a couple of patches on my chest. Excess hair can prevent the electrodes of a HRM from making good contact.

ECG technologists sometimes used to gently abrade the skin of individuals who had conductivity problems. While modern stick-on ECG electrodes now work well enough that procedure is rarely needed, it might help with a HRM. Something like rubbing the area with a pumice-containing hand cleaner, maybe.
I use liquid soap regularly...biknben
Dec 15, 2003 10:20 AM
I would suspect a hand moisturizer would work too.
any hand lotion nmContinental
Dec 15, 2003 10:30 AM
sweat or spit. nmSpunout
Dec 15, 2003 10:36 AM
Saliva. Cheap & abundant. {nmm}Mike Tea
Dec 15, 2003 12:14 PM