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Polar CS 200 CAD

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Mortiroloboy, 20 Aug 2007.

  1. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    My CS 200 CAD has a gremlin, when I came back from yesterdays ride, and checked the file, it told me I had cycled 23 miles at an average of 17 mph, it had taken me 1h18m ( seems fair enough), but, at an average cadence of 23! spooky...Especially when you consider that the cadence meter is sat in the shed, completely detached from the bike, mainly because I cannot get it to fit the frame on my bike, and the magnet kept coming off the crank arm.

    I have emailed Polar, but have not had a response yet. Have any fellow 200 owners had a similar experience with this gremlin? My Polar is only 8 months old, has never been dropped/got wet/cold/been used near to any other form of electromagneticy type of thingy.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. chris42

    chris42 New Member

    Location:
    Deal, Kent
    If the cadence sensor is a long way from the unit it uses more power to transmit. It can run the battery out in a short time.
    Just an idea as this happened to me after only 2500 miles on my S720i.
     
  3. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    why not turn the cadence off?

    no probs with mine fwiw
     
  4. skwerl

    skwerl New Member

    Location:
    London
    exactly. if the sensor's in the shed...
    not really a problem if you're not planning on recording cadence, is it?
     
  5. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    a cadence of 23 is rubbish

    sort it out
     
  6. OP
    OP
    Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    Hmm, maybe my 1st post wasn't clear enough, the Cadence meter is not on the bike, but the head unit is recording a cadence reading of 23, which in normal circs would be rubbish, but is not applicable in this situation, because the cadence meter isn't on the bike.

    My mail to Polar remains unanswered, I will re-send.

    In the meantime, have any of you experienced similar problem with your
    CS 200cad giving bogus readings?
     
  7. skwerl

    skwerl New Member

    Location:
    London
    No. I've always used both speed and cadence.
    You do know that you can turn the cadence recording off, in the computer settings?
     
  8. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    it was a small joke

    carry on
     
  9. OP
    OP
    Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    :biggrin: Still no response from Polar:angry:
     
  10. You should be mailing them about 80 - 90 times a minute...then they'll answer.
     
  11. OP
    OP
    Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    Ahh the 'cadence' e mail ploy :biggrin:
     
  12. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    If you do it at 95 per minute you may get a quicker response. I know that's terrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  13. OP
    OP
    Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    Ha ha ha ha ha...still no response from Polar what a shower of sh*te! when it finally dies I won't be buying another Polar that's for sure. talk about poor customer after sales service.