Hello Garmin friends,
I just bought myself a Fenix 5 and since I am left handed, I am carrying my watch on my right arm.
I went running and wanted to test the optical HR sensor. I started to run for 1 mile and I knew the HR reading was not correct (I've been running since now with a Suunot Ambit 3 with a HR belt) - it was about 10-15 beats under what it should have been. The strap was tight and I was already sweating.
I then proceeded to change the watch to the left arm and the reading seemed more correct there. It's a problem for me as I really find it uncomfortable to wear the watch on the left arm.
Also now, the resting HR seems too high on the left arm whereas it seemed correct on the right arm. I'm a bit lost I have to say.
So my 2 questions:
1- is there a setting on the fenix 5 to set left or right wrist? I know this existed on the fenix 3 apparently but I have not found anything on the fenix 5
2- what could be a reason for the wrong reading on the right wrist? is this a known issue?
Many thanks in advance :)