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Polar CS 200 chest strap appears to be sending signal to the HRM sporadically, and therefore heart rate displays zero. I changed the battery, but this did not help.

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  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    Same problem. It either reads zero, or crazy readings like 220, or it flashes intermittently when you press start, and when u press stop, the flashing stops.... also changed batteries with no difference.

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    CANNOT SEE HEART RATE

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For two years I had a problem where the monitor was presenting me with ridiculously high values, like 122% max heart rate. This typically happened on downhills or whenever I exceeded 25MPH (OK only downhills). One day when wearing a windproof vest, I noticed that it didn't happen. I then placed SaranWrap over the front of the chest strap to completely block the wind and it also worked. Then I discovered (while reading the Polar manual about HRM maintenance) that the problem might be that I rarely washed the unit. (Don't understand how this manifests itself as it does, but...) After I washed it as directed, the problem went away, so now I wash after most rides. Fast forward 4 months and the problem has returned, but usually only in the first part of the ride and I don't have to be going as fast. I dabbed on some water which didn't help and the next time added a few grains of salt to a few dabs of H2O. Problem still there. Now I'm trying the SaranWrap method to see if this will help, but as of yet, I can say that wrapping up only the central plastic part of the chest strap doesn't help. More experiments on the way.

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Mine does this as well but only seemed to happen on downhills. I have found that as long as you keep the chest strap moist it will read correctly. So before you start just moisten the ******** the sensors and hope you sweat enough to keep it moist in wind etc.

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Just read that you need to wash the belt in a washing machine and/or check the snaps for corrosion. My 200sd is doing the same thing so will try this when I get home tonight.

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