Wearing of the side edges on the Polar S - series HRM transmitter anyone ?

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  1. SniperX

    SniperX New Member

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    do u guys find that the plascitc side edges of the polar chest transmitter gets worn out after inserting the chest strap( round electrode at the sides) in and out ? the sharp ends seem to get "chipped" off or worn out after insertions n removals are made.
     
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  2. Leon

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    Why not post an image of the offending bits. That will give us a better idea of the wear you are refering to.

    Leon
     
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    SniperX New Member

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    dun have a digi cam =| its around the area of insertion the 2 holes ( left 1 and rite 1 ) of the transmitter and its on theside where the polar logo is facing . its quite easy to spot it insert the chest strap onto the trans and u can feel some friction rite?then look around the area where u slide n lock the chest strap the edges ...
     
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    I cracked the screen of my Polar S210 recently. It cost R170-00 to repair. My Nokia screen got smashed not long after that and it cost me R600-00 to replace. When they repaired my HRM they replaced the strap because it started to look tatty. They did this on the house...amazing service!!!!!!

    Keep those wheels spinning!!!

    Big H
     
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    i think i know what you are talking about but i haven't had any trouble with it.

    a little wear there shouldn't be a problem since the tension in the elastic should hold the transmitter and strap together on your chest.

    as for polar service my S610 got a cracked button a week after i bought it and Polar had it fixed virtually overnight and back in my hands even though it had to go interstate to get fixed
     
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    good to hear bout the excellent service they gave u guyz hope it goes to all the polar service areas round the world heh
     
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    This seems like a common problem , I have heard of so many people that had cracked buttons.

    Leon
     
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    Polar service is excellent here in Australia. The red button (and the 'stop' button) of my S710 fell off, and I sent it to them to get put back on. They ended up replacing the whole front fascia and installed a new battery in it for free :)

    Cracked red buttons in particular seem to be fairly common for some reason. I wonder why they don't use a rubberised like button.
     
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    when my button cracked they fixed it and sent me a little bag of spares

    as for the transmitter, i had a closer look at mine and it is wearing away around the edges but its isn't causing any problems
     
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    rek New Member

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    I just lent my HRM to a friend of mine for a couple of days (as a motivational aid/let her see how useful they are) while I rest, and she broke the strap's tab. :(

    Lucky it was elastic strap half that broke, and not the electrode-transponder thingy, so it's not going to cost the earth to replace.

    The bit it joins onto on the electrode bit looks a little scruffy but it doesn't appear worn at all.
     
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    steve Administrator
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    Mine broke Sunday night (about 4 hours after I bitched about another stap breaking on here)

    They arnt made very well, when you first look at ém you wonder 'how bloody long till this snaps'

    cheers
     
  12. SniperX

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    yeah steve i agree with that its the bulit of it actually the way its clipped onto the trans is very resistant it rubs on the plastic transmitter causing it to wear off. I think perhaps we should alllll send emails to polar recommending that they make a whole new transmitter clearing issues such as this and other very important stuff ( allowing users to change the batts themselves ... more advanced coding to prevent interferences... etc) If we make a team effort i guess it will knock more sense into the tech guys over at polar heh
     
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