With a soft, breathable fabric strap, the Garmin HRM 3 Premium heart rate monitor chest strap delivers reliable heart rate data in chafe-free comfort to your Garmin while you chase your fitness goals.
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Rated4out of5byEricR24fromA nice alternative for my Suunto WatchGreat heart rate monitor. Paired instantly with my Suunto Ambit (1st generation). After my Suunto HR monitor finally kicked the bucket I decided to purchase the Garmin HRM 3 based off positive reviews.
I was a tad weary with mixed comments about this specific HRM having issues pairing with the Ambit. Tested it in the store (paired instantly) and haven't had an issue since. Also no issues connecting with my ANT+ treadmill.
It's accurate, reliable, never has an issue with spiking or not picking up my HR at all. It's not entirely comfortable but the most comfortable HRM I've owned. (Suunto/CatEye)
The sides of the strap tend to bunch up on the sides while wearing it but nothing that becomes to uncomfortable.
Overall great product and would recommend if looking for an alternative to the Suunto HRM's for your Suunto Watches.
Date published: 2014-03-05
Rated5out of5bysws cyclistfromGreatmuch better than the chest strap that came with my garmin unit
Date published: 2013-11-21
Rated5out of5bymnmaddogfromgood updateI have had a chest strap Hr monitor for a long time and it has been accurate and with the same battery has lasted for years till I dropped it in the parking lot and a car ran over it. The new silver strap version seems to pick up the HR a little more accurately, but I am getting a rash at the site where the antistatic pad is. This may be something that just applies to me. Overall, a great device that is long lasting.
Date published: 2013-10-05
Rated5out of5byrugbymurffromWorks great! I forget it's on!I am riding about 4 times a week and training in specific heart rate zones to prepare for a century I have coming up and got this strap to use with the Garmin heart monitor I had previously. It is nice because a) you can snap the actual heart monitor part off the strap which saves the battery and allows you to machine wash the strap on delicate, and b) thee fabric is softer and more conforming than the regular one that I believe is the base model and is hard plastic. It just makes it more comfortable. The adjustment on it is a little fiddly but nothing terrible. I slide it up under my sports bra band and don't even notice it. I also find that it is more sensitive than the base model that I had before. I haven't had to wet myself down to get it to work yet. I'll get another strap like this if I wear it out.
Date published: 2013-09-11
Rated1out of5byMattEngelsfromTerribleI have bought this heart rate monitor with a Garmin Edge 510 cycling computer and a cadence/speed sensor. I am very happy with the 510 and the c/s sensor.
The HRM is another story. It worked somewhat okay during the first 10 days. I had to ensure the electrodes and third area on the strap were wet, that the strap was positioned and tensioned just right. Now, after two weeks, it has become completely unreliable. It will either not work at all or give very bad readings.
Considering how expensive this sensor is, it's is an outrage that Garmin would release such a faulty product to the market.
Date published: 2013-09-10
Rated5out of5byAndybikefromWorks wellWorks well-syncs quickly with Garmin Edge 500.
Date published: 2013-08-28
Rated4out of5byNora the TriathletefromGreat improvement over prior versionsI used the first generation strap successfully for 2 months, after which it would not accurately measure my heartate. I tried ba-bump, constantly wetting during a workout, still no luck. So I used a polar strap (with the Garmin attachment), and that worked great. Upon losing that strap, I had to order this one. So far, after about 20 uses, it's working well.
It has a 3rd, new area that they recommend wetting. If you're like me, and using your wet fingers, it's hard to do, as this area is more clothe like, as opposed to rubber like the the 2 other nodes.
It's supposedly machine washable, but I still hand wash it.
Overall, satisfied with this newer strap. I've used it running, and on bike rides. I have yet to wear it in the water and onto a bike ride (triathlon application. As you know, the monitor is not for heart rate use in water, but can be worn in the water for us triathletes.
Date published: 2013-07-30
Rated2out of5byBjmdmdfromWorks sometimesThis is the fourth hr strap that I have gotten for my garmin 510. They have all had fairly spotty performance. REI is great in replacing them, but I wished that they just worked. It has been frustrating.
Date published: 2013-07-24
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