Bumps in heart rate on HRM associated with PVCs?

I recenty had my pacer reset to allow me to reach a higher maximum HR and subsequently purchased a new Garmin HRM-dual chest strap monitor, thanks to crustyg's recommendation to use a chest strap (EKG)monitor instead of an optical sensor (Wahoo) worn on my arm.  All seemed to go well; HR measured with the Garmin matched carotid pulse while sitting at rest (HR ca 60 bpm).  But every now and then the HR reading on the Garmin would vanish.  I was pretty bummed, but then I noticed that the dropped HR coincided with skipped beats (PVCs?) detected at the carotid.  What's up with that?

Cheers - Paul


Skipped beats, again

by AgentX86 - 2021-06-02 22:50:28

These devices don't work well with arrhythmias (you're lucky they work at all).  It's very difficult to count the number of random things per second, or another way of putting it, the time between events when it is constantly changing. 

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