Polar Watch Repair
A doesn’t have to be difficult since the brand has authorized service centers to repair all their heart monitors. Only highly trained technicians who use specialized factory test equipment will handle your device, assuring high quality and prompt services.
To avoid having a repair, make sure you take care of your device. If the warranty period of your watch has already expired, repairs can be expensive. It is not advisable to go to third-party watch service centers since a heart monitor watch is not just an ordinary watch. The first thing you should do after purchasing a heart monitor watch is reading the manual to fully understand its operation and acquire maximum benefits.
One of the common reasons for a Polar watch repair has something to do with the chest strap. Most users do not adjust the chest strap tight enough, which causes incorrect readings. They will automatically assume that their device is damaged. The problem may just be caused by the electrodes on the transmitter placed not tight enough against the skin to receive a correct electrocardiogram (ECG) signal. The right length can be determined by measuring the circumference of the chest where the transmitter will be placed. The elastic strap should be adjusted to measure 8″ shorter than the chest measurement. It is important to readjust the tension whenever needed as the belt ages. In case of loss of elasticity, a replacement will eventually be required. Straps are available at the service centers at low cost.
In order to get a signal between the skin and the electrodes, moisture is needed. This can simply be done with a small amount of saliva. Petroleum jelly, white petrolatum, soft paraffin, or similar compounds should not be applied on the electrodes since they will damage the pickup of the ECG signal by the electrodes. Once the user begins to sweat, the monitor will usually work perfectly. For those few users who cannot get an adequate signal even after sweating, do not automatically assume you need a Polar watch repair. You may just need to buy a conductive gel, used for taking ECGs, which can be applied on the electrodes. This usually solves this problem. There are ECG-conductive gels at the service centers that only cost $5 per tube and will last about a year of average use. This type of gel is water-soluble and not messy.
Polar Electro Inc. provides consumers with a two-year warranty from the date of purchase. This does not cover the receiver or the transmitter battery and damage due to abuse, misuse, accidents or noncompliance with the precautions, and improper maintenance.