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Polar M600 HR Swimming ! – vs. Garmin HRM-Tri

Polar’s M600 is one of the few wrist-based oHR devices that will ‘properly’ support HR when swimming. By that I mean that there is a swimming mode AND the optical HR works in that mode. Other watches, such as the Garmin 235 (optical HR), have optical HR DISabled in swim mode. Of course it’s possible…

Happy Garmin Families – Heart-to-heart-to-heart

In desperation I think I even mocked up a HRM-BIKE to complete the family. The caching swim watches now pretty much work flawlessly. You only have to watch out for losing the ANT+ connection before you start your race if you are splashing around at the start (tip: move you watch close to the strap…

IN DEPTH: The Quest For Wet HRV – Swimming HRV Underwater – Finally

I started off a couple of years ago with the intention to record ‘every heartbeat’ that I do in exercise. Not because I like collecting things but rather to get a more holistic view of the Training Load (TL) of my triathlon efforts. With a better view of my training load I could, for example,…

Power PBs and washing machines

Let no-one say I don’t do great titles! The rest of what I write might be rubbish but at least I start out good! The highs and lows of a great weekend 1. After Saturday’s 12k and subsequent swim, started to empty the washing machine to spot a HRM strap. My heart sank as I’d…

Garmin HRM-BIKE – Opinion & Speculation

OK. Fill in the sequence: SWIM-XXXX-RUN-TRI Thinking caps on. Now try this one. HRM-SWIM, HRM-XXXX, HRM-RUN, HRM-TRI Using my considerable powers of deduction there just might be a HRM-BIKE in the offing 🙂 Ta da !! So the HRM-SWIM brought underwater caching of heart rate (nice), a bit of stickiness to the torso and a bit of…

New GARMIN HRMs for TRI and SWIM : HRM-TRI, HRM-SWIM

Two new Garmin HRMs are announced July 2015 along with a new black/grey 920XT. Look closely at the centre logo and you will see one version for swimming and one for tri. ——————————————————————————— EDIT: September 2015 – >> Here is my hands-on review << EDIT: October 2015 – >> Here is the new HRM-RUN << ——————————————————————————— Both…