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WearLink Transmitter Maintenance

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

Detach the transmitter connector from the strap and rinse both under running water after every use. Dry the connector with a soft towel. Never use alcohol or any abrasive material (steel, wool or cleaning chemicals).

Wash the strap regularly in a washing machine at 40ºC/104ºF or at lest after every fifth use. This ensures reliable measurement and maximizes the life span of the transmitter. Use a washing pouch. Do not soak, spin-dry, iron, dry clean or bleach the strap. Do not use detergent with bleach or fabric softener. Never put the transmitter connector in the washing machine or drier!

Dry and store the strap and the transmitter connector separately. Wash the strap in a washing machine before long-term storage, and always after use in pool water with high chlorine content.

Dirt impairs the elasticity and functioning of the transmitter.

Sweat and moisture may keep the electrodes wet and the transmitter activated. This will shorten the battery life.

If the snaps are often left moist, the resulting oxidation could hinder the functioning of the transmitter.

Care and Maintenance of Your Polar Heart Rate Monitor and Transmitter

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

The following suggestions help in maintaining the water resistance:
• Keep your unit clean.
• Wipe off any moisture before putting the unit away.
• Do not store the unit in non-breathable material (i.e. plastic bag or damp gym bag).
• Do not operate the buttons whilst under water or when wet.
• Keep your Polar Heart Rate Monitor out of extreme cold (below –10 º C/14 ºF) and heat (above 50 ºC/120 ºF).

• The first sign that the battery may be running down is when the display fades. This may become apparent when the digits fade when the back light is used (certain models).
• We recommend that you send your unit to the Polar Service. The rubber seal that ensures water resistance should be checked and the unit should be tested for water resistance every time it is opened.
• Service to your unit by yourself or an unauthorized service may damage your unit.
• Warranty does not cover damage or consequential damage caused by service not authorized by Polar.

• Wash and dry your transmitter after use. To maximize the battery life do not store your transmitter in a damp environment or with conductive material such as a wet towel.
• Readjust the elastic strap periodically so that the transmitter fits firmly around the chest. The strap needs to be replaced every one to two years.
• Do not stretch or bend the transmitter. This may damage the electrodes.
• Clean the transmitter belt regularly with a mild soap and water solution. Never use alcohol or any abrasive material such as steel wool or cleaning chemicals on any part of the HRM.
• If your T31 transmitter does wear out, a new one is available at the Polar Heart Rate Monitor Store at If your WearLink Transmitter strap wears out, you can also purchase one in the Store. If your WearLink Transmitter needs a new battery, please send it to Polar USA at this address:
Polar Electro Inc.
1111 Marcus Avenue,
Suite M15 Lake Success, NY 11042-1034
Attn: Service Center (800) 227-1314 (tel) (516) 364-5454 (fax)