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Heart rate monitors for swimming?
CREATED: 05/03/09 by MWally17 REPLIES: 1
MWally17    JOINED: 3/2/09    POSTS: 15
Heart rate monitors for swimming?
POSTED: 5/03/09 8:54 PM

Looking into heart rate monitors and altho I'm finding ones that are water resistant, some say that the "sensor will not work under water." I assume that means that it won't work for swimming? Do folks recommend using a heart rate monitor for swimming and, if so, any recommendations? Thanks!

eheyer    JOINED: 4/18/09    POSTS: 3
RE: Heart rate monitors for swimming?
POSTED: 5/03/09 10:00 PM

Hard to use HRM for swimming on a regular basis due to the strap falling down. Works fine under a wetsuit if racing or in open water. Its nice to have HR data from races.

You do need to be careful about the particular device labeling. The ones that say they won't work under water, mean it (e.g., latest Polar line). The water interferes with the transmission frequencies.

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