Better and more reliable than their 'Soft Strap' (P/N: HRM2-SS)
3 October 2011
Summary: This Heart Rate Monitor is great and much more reliable than Garmin's newer 'Soft Strap' (P/N: HRM2-SS). I have had nothing but trouble with the 'Soft Strap': readings erratically ramping up, then dropping way down, the cutting in and out, etc. But, this heart rate monitor is more durable and consistent.
Summary: When I left my elastic strap behind in a hotel room I just assumed I could drop by any sporting goods store and pick up another one....wrong. I found this on line. Perfect! I highly recommend that you buy more than one. It allows you to wash out the strap and still have a clean dry spare. Or if you're like me and leave one behind somewhere you don't have to wait while you order another one.
Summary: On a beautiful sunny morning, in a time long, long, ago. There lived an angry giant that enjoyed running. As the surly giant prepared for his run, he noticed that the heart rate monitor strap of his Garmin 305 was not as elastic as it once was. As he ran, the giant couldn't believe that his HRM strap was falling down his chest and this angered him greatly. Feeling eXtremely unhappy, the giant searched the land of the Internet to find a replacement.
Summary: Firstly, this item is the elastic strap ONLY. It does not include the transmitter that is pictured in the Amazon image, which is little misleading but I wouldn't expect it to include the transmitter at this price; if it sounds too good to be true then it probably is. I've uploaded a couple of images of the item that was delivered. It looks identical to the original elastic strap that was supplied with my Garmin heart rate transmitter.
Summary: I was looking for a new heart rate monitor strap for my two year old FR 305. The old one didn't work any longer - the receiver didn't show any reading, and replacing battery in the heart rate monitor strap did not help. The problem is that the price for these straps is insane. So I was very happy to see this strap, at only a handful of GBP.