I wore ONE sensor for 28 days. 4 WEEKS!!
|The system - in a nutshell|
I don't want to get into those complaints, been there - done that.
USUALLY, my sensors last me 4-6 days. At most. Sometimes I can run them for 9 but they are totally not trustworthy by 9. I usually rip them out from frustration due to wacky numbers that are all sorts of wrong. So for me to get an average of 4 days from a $50 (out of pocket) sensor was really beginning to make me irate. What's worse is that it's summer now. Summer + sweat = useless sensors. Not only does the sweat seem to mess up the calibration of the thing, it also totally dissolves any adhesive.
What did I do right this time? I have no idea.
It just kept going and going and GOING! I wasn't going to complain. I went for my regular 6 days which is 2 starts. 1 "round" is 3 days and once that's up I just kept restarting it. over and over. I was expecting the numbers to start going haywire but... they didn't.
It. Just. Kept. Going.
I had to disconnect the transmitter once every week and a half to recharge it. Then I would plug it back in, "find the lost sensor" and continue on my way.
Don't get me wrong, I was totally paranoid thinking it was going to spontaneously combust or something. This was just unheard of!
I got 28 days out of a sensor and 95% of the data was trustworthy! It was accurate.. almost all the time. WTF eh?!
I paid close attention to the site though. I studied it each day to check for infections or irritations. I had a nasty and painful rash from the prolonged use of the Tegaderm (plastic patch covering) but the insertion where the needle was, healed up fine.
I rode this energizer sensor for all it was worth and didn't take for granted one minute of it!
When it finally came off, it was from too much sweat from my last long run. I was okay with that.
Again..... Don't try this at home! ;)