I have a heart rate strap for a Garmin Forerunner GPS watch. The watch is dead, gone, done. Can I use the strap with a new Polar or Timex heart rate monitor and skip the Garmin GPS watch/monitor? I imagine they are not interchangeable so we're forced to buy more, more, more, but curious if anyone has tried with success.
Most likely it's only going to work with a Garmin watch. The Garmin HR monitor is Ant+ based so in theory it will work with any watch that is Ant+ based. Polar I'm fairly certain is not Ant+, Timex MIGHT be, but I'm not sure. Depending on how badly you want out of Garmins grasp you might look at some of the black Friday deals DC Rainmaker listed on his site: http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2013/11/technology-friday-monday.html. There are some Garmins at decent prices.
Thanks, I'll try it.