Home

Solved: Adventurer with Polar H7 HR monitor

Tags:
Polar H7, Adventurer, HR monitor,

bbostjan Author

You can see here how much reputation bbostjan has received from other members.

Legendary Explorer
Replies: 9

18 January 2017, 11:27

Hello, because it is winter time, as you all know there are a few limitations of having wrist based HR sensor. I have to have the watch on my skin for it to work and that means in low temperatures I have to expose my wrist to cold to be able to operate the watch. Also, because of cold my hands tend to get cold sometimes which leads to bad blood flow and consequently inaccurate heart rate readings.
So I am considering of getting a chest strap HR monitor, particularly the Polar H7 (or maybe h10 - since it is coming out soon), but I would like to be sure it is compatible with Adventurer. I read somewhere there was no way to connect H7 with Cardio watches.
Anyone uses it, I mean the Polar H7 with Adventurer already? And is the battery performance any better because of the wrist sensor turned off?
Marked as answer: tfarabaugh on 18 January 2017, 14:44

bbostjan wrote:

Hello, because it is winter time, as you all know there are a few limitations of having wrist based HR sensor. I have to have the watch on my skin for it to work and that means in low temperatures I have to expose my wrist to cold to be able to operate the watch. Also, because of cold my hands tend to get cold sometimes which leads to bad blood flow and consequently inaccurate heart rate readings.
So I am considering of getting a chest strap HR monitor, particularly the Polar H7 (or maybe h10 - since it is coming out soon), but I would like to be sure it is compatible with Adventurer. I read somewhere there was no way to connect H7 with Cardio watches.
Anyone uses it, I mean the Polar H7 with Adventurer already? And is the battery performance any better because of the wrist sensor turned off?



I remember there being issues with the H7 a few years ago but they were all resolved via updates as far a I know. Any BT HR strap should work, but any special features in it like stride analysis will be ignored. I use my optical sensor all winter with no issues. I make sure I am warmed up and have the watch on for awhile before I start and just keep my sleeve over the watch and my gloves on and just pull back the sleeve if I want to see the watch and generally get good readings. As to battery power, you will see a small increase with the optical sensor turned off as it is a battery draw, although not nearly to the extent of music or backlight.

I hope this helped answer your question. If so, please mark it as a solution so others can look for it if they have the same question.

View original comment
  • tfarabaugh Answer

    You can see here how much reputation tfarabaugh has received from other members.

    Elite Vanguard
    Replies: 11552
    Expert (Multi-sport)

    Expert (Multi-sport)

    Expert (Runner)

    Expert (Runner)

    Expert (Golfer)

    Expert (Golfer)

    18 January 2017, 14:44

    bbostjan wrote:

    Hello, because it is winter time, as you all know there are a few limitations of having wrist based HR sensor. I have to have the watch on my skin for it to work and that means in low temperatures I have to expose my wrist to cold to be able to operate the watch. Also, because of cold my hands tend to get cold sometimes which leads to bad blood flow and consequently inaccurate heart rate readings.
    So I am considering of getting a chest strap HR monitor, particularly the Polar H7 (or maybe h10 - since it is coming out soon), but I would like to be sure it is compatible with Adventurer. I read somewhere there was no way to connect H7 with Cardio watches.
    Anyone uses it, I mean the Polar H7 with Adventurer already? And is the battery performance any better because of the wrist sensor turned off?



    I remember there being issues with the H7 a few years ago but they were all resolved via updates as far a I know. Any BT HR strap should work, but any special features in it like stride analysis will be ignored. I use my optical sensor all winter with no issues. I make sure I am warmed up and have the watch on for awhile before I start and just keep my sleeve over the watch and my gloves on and just pull back the sleeve if I want to see the watch and generally get good readings. As to battery power, you will see a small increase with the optical sensor turned off as it is a battery draw, although not nearly to the extent of music or backlight.

    I hope this helped answer your question. If so, please mark it as a solution so others can look for it if they have the same question.
  • gl00 Modbreak

    You can see here how much reputation gl00 has received from other members.

    Revered Pioneer
    Replies: 826
    Expert (Multi-sport)

    Expert (Multi-sport)

    Expert (Runner)

    Expert (Runner)

    18 January 2017, 20:18

    I have a H7 and it works fine with the Adventurer.

    Still, please note that if you do not own a V800 watch, there is absolutely NO point in getting the H7 (especially if it's more expensive than other belts) the H7 is a special dual band module that transmits underwater, but this feature is only compatible with the V800!

    I had issues with the H7 and a Tomtom Multisport as well as the iPhone I owned at the time (can't remember which one) issues have been fixed since then, but there is absolutely no warranty that the specificities of the H7 (or any other chest strap with extra features) won't cause problems in the future: better go with standard solutions (the ones that only transmit BTLE signal have never been an issue for me)

Reply to this post

Uploading in progress:
0%
Browse
Add
If the URL is correct, a preview will appear here. It can take a few minutes for larger images to show.
  • :D
  • :?
  • :cool:
  • :S
  • :(
  • :@
  • :$
  • :8
  • :)
  • :P
  • ;)
View mobile version
Powered by Insided