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How to Keep your Polar M430 watch clean:

Watch my full YouTube video here on how to clean your Polar M430 watch.

The Polar M430 watch is waterproof, so the swimming exercises are available, in addition to the plethora of running, cycling, and other sports exercises.

Here is my step by step of how I cleaned my watch in the video! Let me know what you think by leaving a comment or simply liking the video! Remember to subscribe and click the bell for notifications.

Keep your M430 clean:

  • Prep a bowl of luke warm water and mild soap solution – Do not use alcohol or any abrasive material such as steel wool or cleaning chemicals. If you don’t wear the device 24/7, wipe off any moisture before storing it.
  • Have some cotton wool, earbuds, soft cloth and toothpicks ready – and old toothbrush could also work well
  • Keep the M430’s USB port and charging cable clean to ensure smooth charging and syncing. So rinse this with a little water and use the toothpick and or earbuds to carefully remove any debris or sweat build up on the inside of the usb port. Work with caution to not scratch any of the delicate parts. The USB port is water resistant and you can rinse it under running water without damaging the electronic components. Do not charge the M430 watch when the USB port is wet or sweaty.
  • Now for the heart rate sensor: This part is very delicate and any scratches and debris or build up can affect the device’s wrist-based heart rate performance. So Keeping it clean and scratch free is important. Wipe it clean with a soft cloth and a little soapy solution.
  • After taking care of the two delicate parts of the watch flip in over and rinse it with the water and soap solution – try to get rid of the debris in between the holes of the wrist strap – use the toothpick or earbuds if needed.
  • Use a soft cloth to wipe you watch face – I’m also using a soft toothbrush to clean the strap and around the watch face.
  • Dry the watch well and If you don’t wear the device 24/7, wipe off any moisture before storing it. Otherwise you are good to Go!

Take care of you watch by taking it to a Polar dealer for a service and update every now and then, by syncing the watch regularly with your computer and the Flow database on the internet you are also helping your watch stay up to date with things.

Keep your watch in a cool and dry place. Do not keep it in a damp environment, in non-breathable material such as a plastic bag or a sports bag or with conductive material like a wet towel. Do not expose the watch to direct sunlight for extended periods, such as by leaving it in a car or mounted on the bike mount. It is recommended to store the training device partially or fully charged. The battery slowly loses its charge when it is stored. If you are going to store the training device for several months, it is recommended to recharge it after a few months. This will prolong the battery lifetime.

Do not leave the device in extreme cold (below –10 °C/14 °F) and heat (above 50 °C/120 °F) or under direct sunlight.

And that is it!

Thank you for joining me!

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