Problems updating the garmin gps
The GPS element of the device features a highly user friendly interface that permits the input and alteration of mapping and destination data with ease.The 730 comes complete with the Rand Mc Nally Dock, a set of features designed from the bottom up by professional truck drivers.Some found partial success in washing or soaking the strap, and others by cleaning the snap contacts on the transmitter with a deoxidizing cleaner.If I can’t find a reliable answer soon, I’ll probably have to throw the Garmin HRM in the trash and look for a compatible HRM from Polar or another vendor that doesn’t suffer from this strange decay issue. Update July 13: I’ve concluded the Garmin soft strap HR monitor is flawed by design, and I can’t recommend it to anyone.
But I don’t think that’s the problem here, and I always use electrode gel anyway.
Despite the washing, the heart rate data started flaking out after the first hour.
It recovered twice, but eventually it went completely nuts and gave me totally wrong HR data for the last 2.5 hours of the race. Maybe the sweat and salt become so embedded in the strap’s fabric that even a machine washing can’t completely remove them?
Washing may provide temporary relief, but eventually the HRM will become a useless piece of junk.
Stick with the tried-and-true hard strap design – the Garmin soft strap just doesn’t work.