Cant fault it, does what it says! Accurate reading right out the box. Machine washable strap too which is good. As others have said this is the newer premium version HRM3-SS with the new style strap. I use this with My Samsung Galaxy S4 and IpBike to upload to Strava and also with my Tacx cycle trainer.
Easy to fit and wear HRM compatible with Garmin Edge 800 and other Garmin devices. Paired up with device right away and worked well, You can either wet the contacts on the strap or use an electrode cream such as Buh-bump. Essential training aid as the data can be analysed by apps such as Strava.
To my surprise this is actually a new version of the garmin premium HR transmitter (ie different to the pic) which seems far superior to the strap I got with my garmin 800. The strap itself is much more robust and so far has worked like a dream, with no HR spikes or dropouts! Highly, highly recommended. As usual, superb service and prices from Merlin cycles!
Telephoned to ask if the monitor had the new improved strap. The box was opened when I was on the line and it was confirmed.
I paid and the item arrived the next day, excellent, I even phoned up to say thanks
Good. As represented
I bought this to help with my training on an indoor trainer. It has made a big difference knowing that I am in the right Heart rate zone.