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HRM gel? (Read 403 times)

TJR


    With the colder weather I find that I am getting really wacky HRM readings for the first mile or two.  Normally I wet the electrodes before the run and all is good, but I am guessing that the colder weather is impacting this. 

     

    Is there a gel or cream anyone has had success using?  The two I have come across are Buh-Bump and Spectra 360.

    gregw


      With the colder weather I find that I am getting really wacky HRM readings for the first mile or two.  Normally I wet the electrodes before the run and all is good, but I am guessing that the colder weather is impacting this. 

       

      Is there a gel or cream anyone has had success using?  The two I have come across are Buh-Bump and Spectra 360.

       

      I've used buh-bump with success.  I used Axiom H.S.E. and it didn't seem to do anything.

      jimmyb


        I find that sometimes NOT wetting the Gramin it in colder weather helps. Have no clue why.

        BUH-Bump ain't bad either.

        --Jimmy

        Log    PRs

          With the colder weather I find that I am getting really wacky HRM readings for the first mile or two.  Normally I wet the electrodes before the run and all is good, but I am guessing that the colder weather is impacting this. 

           

          Is there a gel or cream anyone has had success using?  The two I have come across are Buh-Bump and Spectra 360.

           

          I get this sometimes. Licking the contacts can help, I've not tried any gels. At the moment I'm not using the HRM anyhow as the strap has caused some skin irritation. I guess I'll have to use it sparingly...

          TJR


            Thanks.  I think I'll give Buh-Bump a try.

             

            A friend mentioned that the issue could also be from static electricity from multiple layers of sythetic tops rubbing together.  Once a little sweat kicks in it kills the static.  Now that I think about it, the wacky reading days do seem to occur on days I have more than one layer on.  Thoughts on this?


            Petco Run/Walk/Wag 5k

              I use Aloe Vera Gel I picked up at Walmart. Mostly works... 

              bob e v
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              Complete the last 3 races in the Austin Distance Challenge, Rogue 30k, 3M Half, Austin Full

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