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  1. #1
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    heart rate monitor and strava

    I ran a Polar hr monitor for a while and I can not link it anymore to strava. I am IT challenged, after some homework it looks like they stopped supporting Polar. All I want is a good hr monitor strap that links to strava,, any ideas? I know someone on here uses strava with a hr monitor.....


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  2. #2
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    Are you linking Strava via your phone? Or, via the Polar device?

    I use my Garmin to record the route and HR, then upload to Strava. Sometimes use the Strava app with HR strap that is Bluetooth compatible to the phone.

  3. #3
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    Your recording device needs to record the heart rate. I use a garmin which displays the heart rate (so I can verify the suffering), and it uploads it to strava when I post my ride. If you are using the phone app, I'm not sure if you can use a strap for HR, unless you can get the phone to read it.

  4. #4
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    So i payed up for the 5 bucks a month on strava for heart rate and all extra intel. I was using the polar strap with the apple 7 and the phone app.

    I like to watch calories burned and average heart rate, it seem to let me know when I am lazy vs pushing myself...

  5. #5
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    Polar HR monitors are buggy and not worth the $$. Garmins are marginally better but often take 2-5 miles before they start sending data to the device. I have used both. Best HR monitor is the Wahoo Tickr. Has Bluetooth (for iPhones) and ANT+ (for GPS units)

    https://www.wahoofitness.com/devices...art-rate-strap


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  6. #6
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    +1 for Wahoo. Way better than my old Polar. Seems very consistent.
    There's nothing better than sliding down snow... flying through the air.

  7. #7
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    My Samsung watch makes HR stuff pretty easy. It talks to my phone and can upload everything from the Samsung Health app including the map of the ride. I haven't played with it much but I saw someones that showed his heart rate on a chart like Strava shows elevation so you could overlay it to see what the HR was along the way.

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