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Disconnects randomly, very poor battery life
I purchased a Wahoo Tickr HRM to replace an old ANT only Garmin that is many years old. The Wahoo seemed to get good reviews. In summary ... it works well enough as a HRM, but the connection is unreliable and you would need a truck battery to get 12 months battery life out of it.
My Garmin HRM needed a new battery every 12-18 months, depending on use, and has been totally reliable over many years. I wanted a bluetooth HRM so chose the Wahoo. The Wahoo needed a new battery less than 3 weeks after first use, and then has needed a new battery ...every 4 weeks since. It also disconnects randomly. At $2 a battery that's an operating cost of $25 to $30 a year just in batteries, along with the frustration of it disconnecting every other ride. I tried a warranty claim ... still waiting. The warranty response seems to be as random as the bluetooth connection. So after 3 months the Wahoo HRM is already in the bin. I bought a Garmin HRM which has been rock solid ever since. UPDATE. A further two months have passed and I am _still_ waiting on a warranty claim for my Wahoo HRM. The local distributor keeps dithering and Wahoo themselves seem to have a "who cares" attitude, referring me back to the local distributor. It would appear that my Wahoo HRM has a fault as the issue of poor battery life does not seem to be endemic to the model. But my recommendation is to be _very_ wary of purchasing any Wahoo products in Australia. Wahoo themselves offer no warranty support, referring warranty claims to the local distributor . The local distributor could not care less, and Wahoo don't care about the poor performance of the local distributor. Your Wahoo product is, to all intents and purposes, unwarranted in Australia. Be warned.
Purchased in November 2021 for $70.
Great, until it dissolves and falls apart
Bought late September 21, broken by March 22, less than 6 months of daily use.
Rinsed in cold water each day as instructed and yet, still broken.
Not the first time, last time this happened I blamed myself for not rinsing the sweat each use but not this time.
Purchased in September 2021 at Amazon for $76.43.
I have owned the Tickr for 10 months now and it has been a very frustrating experience when riding my bike. Occasionally it will work flawlessly and other times it just give crap data, like low readings for an entire 3hr ride or stupidly high readings in the over 200bpm range. Sometimes it stubbornly starts low and then 30 - 60min later it finally catches up and starts outputting something that looks about right. Problem is is no longer trust the data, how am I supposed to be sure it is outputting correctly this time?
I have tried all the trick...
Purchased in November 2020 at 99 Bikes SA, Modbury for $140.
Does not work properly
This heart rate monitor just does not read the bpm correctly.
Sometimes is just will not sense the heart and has no out put. Then when it does pick up the heart rate it’s super slow. I can be push the big watts 350, and the heart rate is 120 when it should be 160 bpm. Sometime is can slow down even when I am ramping up the watts.
Yes the first thing you do is wet the strap and chest, get the position correct, change the battery…. But still it’s not good. I tried Everything it just does not work proper….it’s crap!
I have used two other heart m...onitors with no issues, and I have a Zwift setup that I use 4 times every week so I know what the heart rate should be reading. Do buy it. Buy a Garmin as it works . Hey…the Wahoo kickr is excellent. … not the TICKR Heart Rate Monitor it’s CRAP!
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