Friday, May 05, 2006

Polar HR not dispaying

Have you ever been on a run where your HR monitor won't display the HR? I have, here's my story and how I got it to work again.

I go on runs with a friend in the morning. Usually I get dressed put on my Polar s625x HR monitor and wait for him to show up at my house. After getting started on the run I pushed the start button on my HR monitor and waited for it to display the HR only it never got one and stayed at 0. I shrugged it off and thought that it either got to dry or it was running out of batteries. By chance I ended up putting the watch to the chest strap while running and noticed that my HR started showing again. My hypothesis is that while waiting for my friend the chest strap went idle and putting the watch to the chest strap activated it again. If you didn't already know, putting your Polar watch to the chest strap activates a function, in my case it shows the HR limits that I set.

Of course all this and more can probably be found in the manual and on Polar's online FAQs. Lucky for me I stumbled across the solution before having to go look it up. I hope this helps even if you don't have the Polar s625x.

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