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Hi - I'm getting back into running after surgery last year and I'd like to try training with a heart rate monitor as I return to fitness. I'd always found an excuse beforehand as it felt like going backwards as running below 70% was so slow so I didn't give it a proper chance, but now is an ideal time.
However, my surgery included a double masectomy and my Garmin HRM is now blimin' uncomfortable as it sits around my scar tissue and it's all a bit sensitive and sore round that area.
Is there such a thing as a HRM that doesn't use a chest strap that I can actually use whilst running? All the ones I've since involve contact with a watch and the other hand which isn't really conducive to activity. And I guess whatever I use will be a compromise in terms of accuracy?
Or are there any hints and tips about wearing the strap differently that would be more comfortable?