How to Reassemble a Polar F6 Heart Rate Monitor

How to Reassemble a Polar F6 Heart Rate Monitor

For anyone with a Polar HRM, you have probably discovered that replacing the battery is not an easy task. When I tried, the entire internals of the watch came apart. After a bit of cursing, a little fretting, and finally the realization that I had to figure out how to put this thing back together, I set to reassembling my Polar HRM.

I have an office job. I sit on my backside all day long doing the work of office worker types. One of the pitfalls of being an office based worker is that I am gaining weight. To slow this process down a bit, I occasionally exercise. I walk the dogs, ride my bike, play basketball with my kids, etc. I bought a Polar Heart Rate Monitor a couple of years ago because I thought it would help me keep at it.

The battery died.

For anyone with a Polar HRM, you have probably discovered that replacing the battery is not an easy task. When I tried, the entire internals of the watch came apart. Here are all the parts:

After a bit of cursing, a little fretting, and finally the realization that I had to figure out how to put this thing back together, I set to reassembling my Polar HRM. This is the F6 model, but all F Series models are very similar.

WARNING! You will void the warranty if you follow these instructions.

Step 1: Match the chip to the screen

Step 2: Make sure the battery contact is affixed to the plastic case

Step 3: Place the spring in the plastic case

Step 4: Align plastic case with the chip and screen assembly. There may be little plastic prongs to help with the alignment.

Step 5: Attach metal battery casing. Make sure you line it up correctly. Use the spring as a guide. Also, make sure the battery is negative side up.

Step 6: Now insert the entire assembly into the watch casing

Put the back cover on and you are ready to go. 

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Jason B., posted this comment on Jun 16th, 2011

Was there a small black oring in your watch?

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