How do I wash my Myzone strap?
The build-up of sweat and salt on your Myzone belt can affect the performance and accuracy of your heart monitor over time. Follow these steps to keep your Myzone strap clean and working at its best:
After each use:
Rinse your strap to remove sweat and salt from the sensors.
Once a week (or every five uses):
Give your strap a good clean in the washing machine.
- Remove the module
- Use a mild detergent - no color fasteners, bleach or fabric softeners
- Wash on gentle cycle at +40°C/104°F
- Reduce the spin cycle and use a laundry pouch to prevent belt getting tangled.
- Do not soak.
Drying your belt:
Hang up your strap or lay it out flat to air dry - don’t use a dryer; it will damage your strap. Don’t overstretch your belt when wet or wring it out. And don’t iron or press it with heat.
How do I clean the module?
Wipe down your module around the snaps to remove salt build-up with a damp cloth. If you use a MZ-Switch, also wipe off the PPG sensor (where the light flashes green on the back) as trace amounts of salt can cause problems as well. Use water only. Harsh solvents such as rubbing alcohol can breakdown the module material, not just salt.
These small things will keep your Myzone in prime condition for years to come.
Replacing your Myzone strap
Sooner or later, just like the rest of your workout gear, your belt will need replacing. Generally speaking, you will need to replace your strap after 9-12 months of use. This is just a guide and depends on how often you wear your belt, how hard you train and whether you regularly swap it with spares.
When the time comes to say goodbye to your trusty workout companion, simply head to buy.myzone.org to order a new strap and keep your MEP count growing!
Sweat. Rinse. Repeat. Replace.