Question about Suunto T3C Heart Rate Monitor Black Wrist Watch

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I have a Suunto t3c. Recently the batteries in the watch were low (low battery indicator went on). I replaced the battery in the watch and in the belt. The watch would not pick up a heart rate. I then tried pairing the watch and the belt as per the instructions on a couple of websites (battery out of belt, short the contacts, watch to HR mode, from the menu choose pair pod, watch displays the turn on pod message, battery back into belt, rub the electrodes of the belt.) The watch never picks up the belt and never pairs. Any suggestions of what to try next? Perhaps reseting the watch but I don't know how to do that. Is there a way to tell if the belt is working if I don't have another watch? Thanks.

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SOURCE: heart rate zones

Heart rates are known by the garmin software as zones, numeroted 1 up to 9.
You can set on the software your heart rate, based on :
- HR max ;
- intermediate HR, linked to the zones.
Then, when you upload a session in the software, you will analyze the zones you ran in.

Another tip : to set on the Garmin itself, the Zones to ON,then Z0 to ON, and Z0 HRM to ON : here you can indicate your HRM low (ex : 165 for me) and the HRM High (185 for example). Then during your session, an up or down arrow will appear, indicate if you run below your HRM low (aerobic zone), your anaerobic zone (betwin HRM Low and High) or in VO2 max.

Hoping that's clear and that can help you.

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Timex heart rate monitor does not keep correct BPM. I changed the battery, now the heart rate hovers in the 30' and 40's, never getting to the correct BPM

Make sure the back of the watch is spotless and your skin isn't too dry.

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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SOURCE: suunto t3C. Had it for about 3 months. Went to

I took the battery out and then replaced it and the watch started to function properly again!

Posted on Oct 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Spare parts??

If you approach a watch repairer, he should have a range of standard pins, one of which should fit your watch.

Posted on Jan 08, 2010

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SOURCE: I just got a sportline solo 915 heart rate watch.

For Sportline 915 all you have to do to turn on the heart rate feature is to press the reset button on the lowe right and put your finger on the meatl part. A heart will appear on the top right of the screen indicating that the feature is on.

Posted on Feb 25, 2010

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