Polar WearLink Hybrid user manual

Polar WearLink®+
Polar WearLink®+ W.I.N.D.
Polar WearLink®+ Hybrid
User Manual
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This user manual contains instructions for Polar
WearLink ®+, Polar WearLink ®+ W.I.N.D. and
Polar WearLink ®+ Hybrid transmitters. The
model of your transmitter is printed on the
connector.
The latest version of this user manual can be
downloaded at www.polar.fi/support.
For a video tutorial, go to
www.polar.fi/en/support/video_tutorials.
Please follow the pictures on the front cover.
Transmitter Parts
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The electrode areas on the reverse side of
the strap detect heart rate. Picture A1.
The connector sends the heart rate signal to
the training computer. Picture A2.
Wear the Transmitter
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Wet the electrode areas of the strap under
running water and make sure that they are
well moistened. Picture B1.
Attach the connector to the strap. Adjust
the strap length to fit snugly and
comfortably. Picture B2.
Tie the strap around your chest, just below
the chest muscles, and attach the hook to
the other end of the strap. Picture B3.
Check that the wet electrode areas are
firmly against your skin and that the Polar
logo of the connector is in a central,
upright position. Picture B4.
Detach the connector from the strap after
every use, to maximize the transmitter battery
lifetime. Sweat and moisture may keep the
electrodes wet and the transmitter activated.
This will reduce the transmitter battery life.
Rinse the strap under running water after
every use.
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Using a New Transmitter
When you purchase a new WearLink ®W.I.N.D. or
WearLink ®+ Hybrid transmitter, it has to be
paired with your training computer in order to
measure heart rate.
For instructions on how to pair the transmitter
with the training computer, see your Polar
training computer's user manual.
Using Your Transmitter in Water
Polar WearLink ®+ and WearLink ®+ Hybrid
transmitters can be used in water activities, but
interference may occur for the following
reasons:
• Sea and pool water are very conductive, and
electrodes may short-circuit, preventing ECG
signals from being detected by the
transmitter.
• Jumping or sharp muscle movement may
shift the transmitter so the ECG signals
cannot be detected.
• The ECG signal strength is individual and
depends on tissue composition.
For the best performance, we recommend that
you use a bathing suit and wear the transmitter
underneath.
Polar WearLink® W.I.N.D. transmitter is water
resistant but will not measure heart rate in
water.
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Care and Maintenance
The transmitter is a high-tech instrument that
should be handled with care. The following
instructions will help you fulfill guarantee
obligations.
Detach the transmitter connector from the
strap after every use. Rinse the strap under
running water. 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 least 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 to maximize the
transmitter battery lifetime. Wash the strap in
a washing machine before long-term storage and
always after use in pool water with high chlorine
content.
Service
During the two-year guarantee/warranty period
we recommend that you have service done by an
authorized Polar Service Center only. The
warranty does not cover damage or
consequential damage caused by service not
authorized by Polar Electro.
For contact information and all Polar Service
Center addresses, visit www.polar.fi/support and
country specific websites.
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Batteries
All WearLink transmitters have user changeable
batteries. To change the battery yourself, follow
the instructions below and see picture C on the
front cover.
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Using a coin, open the battery cover by
turning it counterclockwise to OPEN.
Insert the battery inside the cover with the
positive (+) side against the cover. Make
sure the sealing ring is in the groove to
ensure water resistance.
Press the cover back into the connector.
Use the coin to turn the cover clockwise to
CLOSE.
Open the battery cover only when changing the
battery to ensure a long life. Make sure the
sealing ring is not damaged, in which case you
should replace it with a new one.
Battery kits with sealing rings are available at
Polar retailers and authorized Polar Service
Centers. In the USA and Canada, additional
sealing rings are available at authorized Polar
Service Centers. In the USA the sealing
ring/battery kits are also available at
www.shoppolar.com.
Keep batteries away from children. If
swallowed, contact a doctor immediately.
Batteries should be disposed of in compliance
with local regulations.
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Precautions
For allergy information, see the listed materials
in Technical Specifications. Avoid skin
reactions by wearing the transmitter over a shirt,
moistened under the electrodes.
The combined impact of moisture and intense
abrasion may cause a black color to come off
the transmitter’s surface, possibly staining
light-colored clothes. If you use perfume or
insect repellent on your skin, you must ensure
that it does not come into contact with the
training computer or the transmitter.
Technical Specifications
Battery type
CR 2025
Battery sealing ring
O-ring 20.0 x 1.0
Material FPM
Polar WearLink ®+
battery life
700 hours of use
Polar WearLink ®+
W.I.N.D. battery life
2000 hours of use
Polar WearLink ®+ Hybrid
battery life
600 hours of use
Operating temperature
14 °F to 122 °F/ -10 °C
to +50 C
Connector material
Polyamide
Strap material
35% Polyester,
35% Polyamide,
30% Polyurethane
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Limited International Polar Guarantee
• This guarantee does not affect the consumer’s
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statutory rights under applicable national or state
laws in force, or the consumer’s rights against the
dealer arising from their sales/purchase contract.
This limited Polar international guarantee is issued
by Polar Electro Inc. for consumers who have
purchased this product in the USA or Canada. This
limited Polar international guarantee is issued by
Polar Electro Oy for consumers who have purchased
this product in other countries.
Polar Electro Oy/Polar Electro Inc. guarantees the
original consumer/purchaser of this device that the
product will be free from defects in material or
workmanship for two (2) years from the date of
purchase.
• The receipt of the original purchase is your
proof of purchase!
• The guarantee does not cover the battery, normal
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wear and tear, damage due to misuse, abuse,
accidents or non-compliance with the precautions;
improper maintenance, commercial use, cracked,
broken or scratched cases/displays, armband,
elastic strap and Polar apparel.
The guarantee does not cover any damage/s, losses,
costs or expenses, direct, indirect or incidental,
consequential or special, arising out of, or related
to the product.
Items purchased second hand are not covered by
the two (2) year warranty, unless otherwise
stipulated by local law.
During the guarantee period, the product will be
either repaired or replaced at any of the authorized
Polar Service Centers regardless of the country of
purchase.
Guarantee with respect to any product will be limited to
countries where the product has been initially
marketed.
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This product is compliant with Directives 93/42/EEC
and 1999/5/EC. The relevant Declaration of Conformity
is available at www.polar.fi/support.
Regulatory information is available at
www.polar.fi/support.
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products are electronic devices and are in the scope of
Directive 2002/96/EC of the European Parliament and
of the Council on waste electrical and electronic
equipment (WEEE) and batteries and accumulators
used in products are in the scope of Directive
2006/66/EC of the European Parliament and of the
Council of 6 September 2006 on batteries and
accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators.
These products and batteries/accumulators inside Polar
products should thus be disposed of separately in EU
countries.
Copyright © 2011 Polar Electro Oy, FIN-90440
KEMPELE, Finland. All rights reserved. No part of this
manual may be used or reproduced in any form or by
any means without prior written permission of Polar
Electro Oy.
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package of this product are trademarks of Polar Electro
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Disclaimer
• The material in this manual is for informational
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purposes only. The products it describes are
subject to change without prior notice, due to the
manufacturer’s continuous development program.
Polar Electro Inc. / Polar Electro Oy makes no
representations or warranties with respect to this
manual or with respect to the products described
herein.
Polar Electro Inc. / Polar Electro Oy shall not be
liable for any damages, losses, costs or expenses,
direct, indirect or incidental, consequential or
special, arising out of, or related to the use of this
material or the products described herein.
This product is protected by one or several of the
following patents: FI23471, USD49278S,
USD492784S, USD492999S, FI68734, US4625733,
DE3439238, GB2149514, HK81289, FI88972,
US5486818, DE9219139.8, GB2258587,
FR2681493, HK306/1996, FI96380, WO95/05578,
EP665947, US5611346, JP3568954, DE69414362,
FI4150, US6477397, DE20008882, FR2793672,
ES1047774, FI112844, EP724859B1, US5628324,
DE69600098T2, FI110915, US7324841,
EP1361819, FI23471, US D492999SS,
EU0046107-002, EU0046107-003. Other patents
pending.
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