My problem is it has suddenly started giving me super high pulse rates while running for nearly the entire time I am running. My max heart rate is around 161. Now my readings for extended periods of time, ( in excess of 25 minutes) range from 200- 180 BPM even on easy runs.
I use a chest strap for the heart rate monitor.
Heart rate is correct when I use it in the gym.
GPS data is correct .
Watch holds charge well.
Outside temperature has ranged from 110 - 36 over the past 3 months so I don't think that is a factor.
Actions taken to try to correct the problem:
I reset the watch.
I bought a new battery for the chest strap.
I make sure that the chest strap is tight and the contacts are wet.
I even shaved my chest to make sure contacts were tight on my chest.
I down load watch data after every three work outs.
This issue is constant and has started about a 3 months ago.
Strange that it gives me correct heart rate vales in the gym but not when I run outside?
Something to due when the GPS is being utilized at the same time as the heart rate function?