It’s been a while since I reported on the Polar H10 abnormal HR reporting in the first minutes of the running session, but not it happened again and I remember why I said to myself that I’ll use The Polar Verity Sense or Polar OH1 for all and not most of my runs.
I knew this can happen, it happened several times when the combination of colder weather and not properly moisturized (use plenty of water or ECG gel) skin generates this kind of issue – and that’s not limited to Polar, it happened as well with Garmin’s HRM.
- Use chest HR strap only after you properly moisture it – gel might be better than water
- If the previous point seems too complicated (because “properly” may mean a lot), use the Polar Sense or OH1, as they are not hit by this limitation (they have other minor limitations as reading inertia, but unless you are doing short and very hard intervals, you’ll be safe)
PS: I’m enjoying the Vantage V2 use as a daily watch and following the Half Marathon plan from Polar – it’s not as exciting as Stryd’s plans or other power based plans, but at least takes into account the other exercises (cycling for example) as load and I like it so far. The battery life is not great (I mean I have to recharge it every 3-4 days, which might be stressing after the long periods with Garmin Fenix 6X, but I can live with that).
Tools: - Polar Vantage V2 FW 2.1.1 - Stryd pod FW 2.1.16 - Polar H10 FW 3.1.1