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Discussion: My strap broke last night too

in: andyhill; andyhill > 2017-01-12

Jan 12, 2017 10:32 AM # 
Brooner:
Or rather the tape holding it together did. Had to have a hunt around on a track for it. Can see the rest of it dying soon too.
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Jan 12, 2017 11:28 AM # 
O-ing:
I bought a new watch strap from the Garmin shop (N Sydney) today!
Jan 12, 2017 12:10 PM # 
lazydave:
suunto. ditched garmin after my first two died
Jan 12, 2017 10:09 PM # 
andyhill:
I think I'm going Suunto. Too many issues with Garmin and customer support admitted they have a limited lifetime.
Jan 12, 2017 10:10 PM # 
andyhill:
O-ing - apparently my Forerunner 2010 band can't be replaced
Jan 12, 2017 10:43 PM # 
Shep:
Garmin's are crap (apparently, I've never had one). Go for latest suunto ambit or polar v800. I had a few issues with my ambit 1 but I think they've ironed them out in the new model like lazydave has.
Jan 12, 2017 10:59 PM # 
andyhill:
Lazydave what model you have?
Jan 12, 2017 10:59 PM # 
andyhill:
Looks like Rebel has a half price sale on now
Jan 13, 2017 1:41 AM # 
bartholemeu:
Suunto ambit 3 was 200$ yesterday at rebel
Jan 13, 2017 2:27 AM # 
Shep:
That's an awesome price, go get one!

I got a heap of suunto hr straps and transmitters if you ever need one. My ambit has been retired.
Jan 13, 2017 3:00 AM # 
andyhill:
Yep just ordered Suunto Ambit3 online for $200 at Rebel, all Sydney stores sold out
Jan 13, 2017 5:19 AM # 
jayne:
I also now want one of these, bit fed up with Garmin too (clara is still wearing my old one with the strap taped on..)
Jan 13, 2017 5:24 AM # 
Brooner:
Damn, Ambit 3 peak is tempting.
Jan 13, 2017 5:31 AM # 
jayne:
is shep on commission?
Jan 13, 2017 5:34 AM # 
jayne:
I'm pretty happy that they do a special womens watch with a pink strap
http://search.rebelsport.com.au/sport/Suunto-Watch...
I find having a black strap so masculine
Jan 13, 2017 10:51 AM # 
Shep:
Feel free to pay me a commission jayne ;)
Jan 13, 2017 12:00 PM # 
Ronny:
Nice!
Jan 13, 2017 1:21 PM # 
lazydave:
I have an Ambit 3 haha
Jan 14, 2017 12:51 PM # 
michalmy:
My Garmin strap broke just before New Year. I have managed to join the ends with a ribbon until the $3 replacements arrive via a slow boat from China. Can't use the bike mount until then.
Jan 14, 2017 9:31 PM # 
andyhill:
The problem with mine was the strap was connected to the watch so when the strap goes doesn't make the watch waterproof anymore. So I can't take it out in the rain or sweat. The watch lasted about a month post strap breaking.
Jan 15, 2017 5:56 PM # 
bendover:
Nice!

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