Caring for your heart rate sensor
The heart rate sensor is a high-tech instrument that should be handled with care. Follow the caring instructions to ensure reliable measurement and to maximize the life span of the heart rate sensor. The following instructions will help you fulfill guarantee obligations.
Connector: Detach the connector from the strap after every use and dry the connector with a soft towel. Clean the connector with a mild soap and water solution when needed. Never use alcohol or any abrasive material (e.g. steel wool or cleaning chemicals).
Strap: Rinse the strap under running water after every use and hang to dry. Clean the strap gently with a mild soap and water solution when needed. Do not use moisturizing soaps, because they can leave residue on the strap. Do not soak, iron, dry clean or bleach the strap. Do not stretch the strap or bend the electrode areas sharply.
Dry and store the strap and the connector separately to maximize the heart rate sensor battery lifetime. Keep the heart rate sensor in a cool and dry place. Do not store the heart rate sensor wet in non-breathing material, such as a sports bag, to prevent snap oxidation. Do not expose the heart rate sensor to direct sunlight for extended periods.
Check the label on your strap to see if it is machine washable. Never put the strap or the connector in a dryer!