I'm on my 4th cardio belt: 2 semi-flexible Polar, Garmin and two flexible, so I step back! Place the semi-flexible belt Polar flexible to Garmin for me was a deliverance. Garmin recognizes the belt in 3 seconds the heartbeat (for Polar, it was either wet the sensor, or wait to sweat much for a reliable result, and as soon as I went on a train track, it foirait ...) and above all, what comfort! I am a woman, bra therefore runs right to the location of the belt, and the painful friction with the flexible plastic disappear with Garmin. So for me, a great product. - That said, the price is excessive. We find the belt to $ 30 on Amazon.com (25 euros in 2012) so I recommend to search the web a bit. - Attention also distrust: two generations of textile belts coexist Garmin. The first turns, and takes his own by means of a button under a pressure sensor. The second generation clipped once and for all the sensor on the textile, with two snaps and starts and comes off as a Agraphe bra.
I do not know if I'm clear, but the result is that the first generation seems much less reliable than the second: a snap, it is known to be quite fragile and if it is put and the removes three times a week, not sure he veillisse well. And if it loose at full speed, hello pain! So look carefully before you buy textile belt if it is attached at the sensor (1st generation) or not.
- Finally, agree with the negative reviews on the Garmin reliability: for belts, no complaints regarding me. But for GPS watches, I received a new one was not working. So it is haphazard, and it must apparently consider it unreliable before buying Garmin if you go through a vendor marketplace and show your belt, it will be much more complicated to play the guarantee that if you go through Amazon directly (there is royal, tested for you).