Garmin Premium Heart Rate Monitor (Soft Strap)

Garmin Premium Heart Rate Monitor (Soft Strap)

Get a quality workout with our heart rate monitor. When worn around your chest during an activity, it wirelessly transmits your heart rate to your compatible device for instant feedback on how hard you’re working.

The front part of the strap contains the heart rate module and the strap that goes around your back is made of a soft fabric and is adjustable to your size.

Use and care of the heart rate monitor is a snap. Once it’s paired with your compatible device the first time, it will automatically recognize it each time. The fabric of the strap can be removed and hand-washed as often as needed.

Product Features

  • Worn Around Chest
  • Wirelessly Transmits Heart Rate To Compatible Device For Instant Feedback
  • Made Of Soft Fabric
  • Adjustable Sizing
  • Recognizes Compatible Device After First Usage
  • wirelessly transmits your heart rate to your compatible device for instant feedback
  • soft elastic strap provides a comfortable fit
  • Once it’s paired with your compatible device the first time, it will automatically recognize it each time

3 thoughts on “Garmin Premium Heart Rate Monitor (Soft Strap)

  1. MW

    Sorry Garmin … Got this to go with an Edge bike computer. Worked great for the first few rides. I’ve carefully hand washed it and do use conductive gel on the rubber contacts.Well, all was great, but it has stopped working reliably. on a 2 hour ride, it just stopped transmitting for about 15 mins. Making adjustments, stopping and readjusting yielded no results. It then began reading way, way too low. Today on a 1.5 hour ride, it stopped transmitting, then showed a low reading which got lower and lower by a couple of beats every minute or so until it said my heart rate was 28 BPM. (on a 7% hill)I’ve looked online and this seems to be epidemic with this HR monitor. I’ve tried all the fixes, have replaced the battery, shaved the contact area on my body, use conductive gel in small patches … I’ve purchased a Polar strap which is supposed to be compatible with this device. We’ll see how that works.Garmin support gave me a long list of reasons why it doesn’t work (your jersey may be flapping against it. Sweat will interfere with the contacts (really? Really!!???))I’ve had a Mavic computer and HR monitor which was super reliable for about 4 years, and was replaced by this unit/strap. I’ve used Polar and other HR monitors since they became available at a reasonable price years ago. While all had their quirks (reading 300 bpm if the battery was about to crap out, momentary weirdness near high voltage power lines) nothing has been this wonky right out of the box.For what it’s worth, the strap is very comfortable …*********update 6/30/13 I bought the Polar Wear Link strap which fits this transmitter. I’ve only used it for a couple of rides, but it produced a signal which the Edge computer immediately picked up. Reliable so far in my limited use. Immediately produces a signal, no drop-outs, no lost signals. If you’re looking for a HRM transmitter I’d be tempted to look for a Polar strap/transmitter which is compatible with your Garmin computer.**********Update 7/8/13 The Garmin transmitter paired with the Polar strap I mentioned above has been working flawlessly. Humid conditions, dry conditions, 1, 2, 3 hour rides, it just works. The Garmin strap is clearly flawed.**********Final Update 7/18/13 Since switching to the Polar strap, I haven’t had a single glitch. Long rides, short rides, super hot, cool weather, whatever. The Garmin transmitter paired with the Edge 500 clearly isn’t the issue. It’s the Garmin strap. Buy the Polar strap or better yet buy the Polar transmitter/strap if it’s compatible with your device.

  2. Noirist

    Hopefully more durable than the last version This heart rate monitor was released in May 2013 to replace , which stopped working after 6 months of light usage. The transmitter is the same, but the strap is different. The new strap has three contact points instead of two, and it is clearly marked to distinguish left from right. I just received mine in May 2013 under warranty, so I don’t know whether this new strap will last longer, but I am sure that the old strap has a design defect that causes it to stop working after 2-6 months of use. So anyone requiring a complete heart rate monitor would be advised to purchase this product. And anyone desiring to repair their broken Garmin heart rate monitor would be advised to purchase .

  3. Matt Anfang "Matt"
    Matt Anfang "Matt" says:

    Replacement for my previous garmin heart monitor 2nd edition My second edition monitor just plain stopped working. I’m hoping the laced silver threading (VERY similar to touch screen compatible gloves now) will help maintain a constant working connection. There may have been other things wrong with the 2nd edition too. We’ll see what happens but so far it is dead on accurate. Usually new models are an improvement is my thought. 🙂

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