Polar HRM glitch

Discussion in 'Australia and New Zealand' started by Duncan, Oct 3, 2004.

  1. Rob & Shel

    Rob & Shel Guest

    Yep, I was wondering the same as ProfTournesol
    re supra-ventricular tachycardia (an arrhythmia
    ....also place your hand over your heart to feel if it's twitching
    weird.....if you can get a regular reading at all.....15 seconds test x 4.

    The other thing....I often made sure that the strap was washed &
    dried.....damp salt laden strap = good conductor = scrambled signal?

    Rob :)

    "ProfTournesol" <[email protected]> wrote
    in message news:p[email protected]
    > Duncan Wrote:
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > At some points during races my reading goes between 200-219 bpm. It
    > > doesn't
    > > usualy stay there long but today it hovered around 217 for a while and
    > > seemed fairly stable. I wasn't pushing very hard but it was the start
    > > of
    > > the race so I may've been pretty excited.
    > >
    > >
    > > have you checked your pulse? make sure that the problem is with the HRM
    > > and that you don't have a supra-ventricular tachycardia (an arrhythmia
    > > with a rapid heart rate around 220bpm)? This is the problem that Stuart
    > > O'Grady has, and if you are young and fit you may not get a drastic
    > > change in your cardiac performance.

    > --
    > ProfTournesol

  2. malcomm

    malcomm New Member

    Oct 5, 2004
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    Apart from power lines etc, I have also had issues when riding in a tight pack where other hrms are close enough to talk to mine. Sort of a doubling up of signals...