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2014-03-15 11:53 PM

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Subject: Heart Rate Monitor with rechargable batteries?
Is there such a thing? I keep having issues with my heart rate monitor. Both the transmitter (on the chest strap) and the receiver (on the wrist watch) require batteries, and I've replaced them once. But when I get batteries in Vietnam, particularly for stuff like this that's not common as well as watches. cameras, etc, the batteries seem to have been sitting around in the shop, often without benefit of air con or humidity control, for a very long time, and have a very short life. Taking spare batteries on the plane can be an issue due to security. I replaced the transmitter batteries 3 weeks ago, and already they are low and it's malfunctioning periodically. (The first pair, which came with the HRM lasted over two years.) I don't necessarily need anything with GPS capability as I already have a Garmin (without a HRM) but might consider it. Would prefer to stay low-budget, though. Any suggestions? Heading to Singapore soon so I'll have a pretty good selection there; otherwise will just take the current one and try to replace the battery there.


2014-03-17 4:08 PM
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Subject: RE: Heart Rate Monitor with rechargable batteries?
I've never seen a HR transmitter that was using anything but a battery... There's plenty of HR monitors though that are chargeable (the Garmin's for example)
2014-03-17 5:20 PM
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Subject: RE: Heart Rate Monitor with rechargable batteries?
I have one of the low-end Garmins without the HR strap (since I'd won a HR monitor in another race). Think I will just get the HR strap/transmitter for it and put a decent battery from Singapore in it, plus maybe switch out the other one while I'm there. Hopefully that will last me for a while.
2014-03-18 1:48 PM
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Subject: RE: Heart Rate Monitor with rechargable batteries?

All my HR straps use a pretty standard and ubiquitous CR2032 battery, that are available fresh off ebay for less than a buck each.  (in packs of 5 or 10).

They last about a year in my straps- with heavy use.  Can't speak to your issue with bad batteries- as this is the first I've heard of the problem.  

2014-03-18 3:51 PM
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Subject: RE: Heart Rate Monitor with rechargable batteries?
I have the Garmin soft strap HRM. I have had it for around two years and I am still in the first battery.

Last week I changed out the battery in my GSC-20 for the first time in around 20 months and 2500 miles.
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