If you find that you have trouble getting a solid heart rate signal, here are some things you can try that tend to increase available signal:
- Maintain a fully closed but relaxed fist during walking and running events. This limits the additional, isolated movements of the finger, and a good fit allows a fully closed fist to occur without feeling uncomfortably constrictive.
- Wear gloves during cold weather activities to enhance blood flow.
- A warm-up may be needed to encourage blood flow.
- Avoid gripping treadmill handlebars or side rails while walking or running as it can impact our ability to track steps (as your hands aren't moving). Gripping strollers, pushcarts, etc. can also limit signal.