The problem I have described may be a different issue to the one you have been experiencing and let me tell you, it definitely IS a computing issue; the constantly elevated rates I have seen in my ride data contain all the correct peaks and troughs one would expect from the terrain I was riding over, just the range maximum and minimum was a level too high; any software dealing with measuring a constant flow of data such as BPM will deal with it a number of stages. First, it will be wide band scanned for a general range, then fed through to the next narrow band detection unit. This is the same for all analysis systems, be they BPM, sound frequency, audio db level, whatever. The issue I have been experiencing is not strap related, but is actually a scanning error during the first wide band analysis, which throws the stream up into a range too high. Once it there, it seems to be being processed fine (hence the normal expected peaks and troughs shapes in the data). This is a common issue that has plagued all analysis software since processors got good enough to deal with highly detailed data streams.Its nothin to do with the computer side of things Owen.
I have no idea what you're talking about, but if it makes you happy it can't be that badFor those people who have been getting elevated BPM rates, be they for an extended time, or just a spike here or there, would you be able to post the figures you have recorded?
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The Strap will definitely not send the sampled waveform to the head unit because of ANT protocol bandwidth and power consumption constrains. All base-band processing will happen in the belt and I assume it will be all analog (more power efficient). The Strap then process the resulting binary trigger signal and encodes it into the ANT+ protocol messages (timestamp + calculated HR + ...).What it doesn't rule out, and what I honestly think is happening, is my theory that the information from the Garmin strap and transmitter are being sent to the main device OK, but the first stage wide band processor is throwing the signal up a level too high, for subsequent narrow band processing.
I will continue my investigations into this and post my incredibly dry findings, as they occur to me.
I'm gonna go look for the fabled "cycle road" along the Tamagawa early tomorrow morning. The flat part appeals to me right now. Weather looking decent though. Thanks for the advice.You could get to Tamagawa by whatever's your preferred route, and then go upstream. (I'd recommend crossing it and then going upstream, crossing back somewhere around Fuchuu. The Kanagawa section of this is mostly along the "cycle road", but partly along an actual road, one that's decent enough.) Going all the way to the end of the "cycle road" and back would take you well over 60km, but if you ever do want to do it then (unsurprisingly) it's flat. Or after going some way upstream you can head westwards, and encounter some real hills. It does all require a bit of planning and memorizing (I'm poor at both). The less-thinking, more sociable alternative is to join a "Half Fast" ride; in the past, news of these has been posted here on the preceding Thursday or thereabouts.
If you're not familiar with "cycle roads", just remember that they are designed not for ease of cycling but instead as good places to practise your reaction times, etc. I very nearly pranged a kamikaze baseball kid two days ago; I said nothing (he "came out of nowhere" and I didn't even have time to shout or ring my bell) but his dad (or some adult) apologized to me.
Well they say the average resting heart rate is around 70 so wouldn't say 59 is high at all. If it was 99 then yeah.Resting pulse of 59 Yikes! That is high... isn't it?
Blob--wait till you're 61. Just checked and I'm at 67... Once upon a time (when 30) I was playing daily racquetball, it would sometimes be under 40.
on edit: Still just sitting, but now at 75bpm, and 127/84.
You are right, Alan. It's a pretty common occurrence. These HR monitors are temperamental things.My Garmin HRM went mental on Saturday. I have the 2nd generation soft strap, with the hook rather than the 1st generation which uses the transmitter to fasten the belt closed. It has been generally good, but a particular combination of circumstances seems to affect it badly.
On downhills, if I am wearing a windproof, particularly if I am only wearing a single layer under the windproof, the HR readout starts going higher and higher; almost proportional to speed. If I slow right down for a few seconds, say for a short uphill, it corrects itself, then as my speed rises again the HR rises too.
I think maybe the flapping of the windproof or the passage of the (essentially, plastic) windproof through the air might be generating a static charge which might in turn affect the readout.