Putting On the Heart Rate Monitor

NOTE: If you do not have a heart rate monitor, you can skip this task.
NOTE: The device may cause chafing when used for long periods of time. To alleviate this issue, apply an anti-friction lubricant or gel to the center of the module where it contacts your skin.

Do not apply anti-friction gel or lubricant on the electrodes.


Do not use gels or lubricants that contain sunscreen.

You should wear the heart rate monitor directly on your skin, just below your sternum. It should be snug enough to stay in place during your activity.

  1. Push one tab Callout number one of the strap through the slot Callout number two in the heart rate monitor module.

    Strap with a callout

    Heart rate monitor with a callout
  2. Press the tab down.
  3. Wet the electrodes Callout number three on the back of the module to create a strong connection between your chest and the heart rate monitor module.

    Electrodes with a callout
  4. Wrap the strap around your chest and attach it to the other side of the heart rate monitor module.

    Device placement on the chest

    The Garmin® logo should be right-side up.

  5. Bring the device within 3 m (10 ft.) of the heart rate monitor.

After you put on the heart rate monitor, it is active and sending data.

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