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Discussion: wrist vs strap

in: OutdoorsMama; OutdoorsMama > 2018-02-13

Feb 15, 2018 9:32 PM # 
Mr Wonderful:
I wish I had your results! Mine didn't quite match up. Upper left is strap, lower right is Garmin optical wrist.



My hunch is the strap is better, based on spurious low numbers when huffing on the optical wrist, but I haven't done a lot of stop and check. But strap may be more sensitive to cold start static pumping up the beginning. Who knows!
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Feb 16, 2018 2:07 AM # 
OutdoorsMama:
I should have worn them both tonight as we did intervals to see if there was a lag or a tendency to get more, odd readings with the wrist strap. Next time!
Feb 16, 2018 2:56 PM # 
Mr Wonderful:
Then I stumbled onto a running forum thread last night that says optical after my generation of watch is better, which may explain the discrepancies.

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