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The heart rate is at 32 and only starts going sometimes 15 to 20 minutes into the exercise or not at all. Any suggestions what could be wrong.

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  • Johan van rijn Dec 31, 2016

    Hi All, I've tried all the suggestions. The heart sign flashes on the watch but reading stays at 30 sometimes 32 or 34



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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Watch won't read heart rate

It could be the battery on the strap is not good. However just to be sure make sure you are wetting the strap and it is around chest, front should sit right about on the bottom of pectoral or chest, if you are female make sure it is under your sports bra the bra band will be over it. I would start warming up then hit the start button it should work.

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

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SOURCE: inaccurate/intermittent heart rate info?

Here are the things I have noticed that help:
- enough moisture between the HR monitor and your chest. Apply water right before your workout to make sure it isn't all dry between the time you put on your monitor and when you actually started your workout.
- Make sure the strap is tight enough. Mine gets loose over time and the bouncing of running will give me inaccurate readings until I tighten it up again. You can test if this is the problem by using your hands to press the monitor more tightly against your chest - if that seems to fix the problem that a loose strap could be it.
- Use a "conductive gel" instead of water between the monitor and your chest. Conductive gels are pretty cheap.

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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SOURCE: My heart rate is registering betwee 37 and

change you "HR view" to HR, not HR%. Currently you are seeing your heart rate as percentage of your Max Heart Rate (Max HR) but not by beeps per minute (bmp). Go in to the settings and see HR View.

Posted on Feb 05, 2010

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SOURCE: Heart rate writst watch won't work

Here is the manual for your heart rate monitor:
The size of your wrist shouldn't matter, because you can actually mount the monitor to a bike handle, so you don't have to be wearing it at all. It's just acting as a receiver, displaying the info. Are you wearing the transmitter belt, is it positioned correctly, and tight enough? Are you putting water or gel on the backside of the transmitter so that you get good conduction and contact? Is the transmitter belt within 20 inches of the monitor receiver display?
The transmitter battery might be low. If so, the symptom would be that your readings can be erratic. I know you said that you just bought it, but batteries can be low in new products. ..How many times have you bought a new digital watch only to find that it had a low battery...You can replace the battery in the transmitter with a lithium 3v battery #CR2032. Do you see a low battery indicator? If so, the display (receiver) battery also needs replacing and it uses the same battery as the transmitter.
Hope it helps, please let me know.

Posted on May 11, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a Polar F11

Honestly, I would contact Polar at this link:

Good luck.

Posted on Aug 17, 2010

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1. Select Settings using the right buttons and the OK button.
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The same can be done during exercise by hold the OK button down to get to the menu. Very convenient when you use the alarm sometimes and have left it on.

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It sounds like most of you have the heart rate set to display in % of max heart rate. Most Polar products have the option of heart rate in BPM(beats per minute) or percentage of max.

If you look at the display during the exercise, you will see a % icon. You can turn it off in by hitting the back button and go down to HR view settings.

Hope this helps.

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