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Polar HR monitor in the pool?(7 posts)

Polar HR monitor in the pool?Spinchick
Dec 19, 2001 9:25 AM
I'm just wondering if you can wear a polar hr monitor in the pool? Can't find the original box w/ instructions and I don't remember if they are meant to be used while swimming.
I think it depends on which model Polar you have. ? nmscottfree
Dec 19, 2001 10:02 AM
re: Polar HR monitor in the pool?RS
Dec 19, 2001 10:48 AM
I assume you want it to keep working...in which case...I don't have an answer.

Sorry. I am feeling a little cantankerous today. Maybe someone could buy me a New Castle? That may help.
re: Polar HR monitor in the pool?Jason H
Dec 19, 2001 11:02 AM
Look up your model on the Polar web site. It will tell you if it is water resistant and to what depth. There are some problems in using them while swimming. If the water has a high chlorine content the ECG signals may be unreliable because of the electrodes on the transmitter being shorted out. It won't harm or hurt you, you just won't get signals. The other problem I've had is when swimming hard the water resistance can move the transmitter around. I swim in oxygenated, instead of chlorinated, water and tighten the strap really well. No problems.
yupDave Dic
Dec 19, 2001 1:39 PM
All the polars are waterproof for swimming use.
The A series isn't enough for swimmingnm
Dec 19, 2001 2:02 PM
The best ones to use are those rated to 50 or 90 meters in depth
I killed a polar accurex in the poolBlair
Dec 19, 2001 7:23 PM
The accurex was rated to 20 m ~ 60 ft
I went to the bottom of a 13 ft pool and water got in.
I had replaced the battery myself, and was very careful with the gasket. So I'm unsure of the problem.