Electrode recommendations are based on Firstbeat's own experience and contiuous electrode testing. Recommendations are for improving the user experience of Lifestyle Assessment and reliability of measurements.

Note! Electrodes meant for short-term measurements should not be used in long-term measurements with Bodyguard 2. Note also that electrodes will remain useful for approximately a month after the package has been opened. You can for example write the "date opened" to the bag to help you notice out-of-date electrodes easily. Don't use out-dated electrodes, as they can cause the measurement to fail.

 

Electrodes Firstbeat mainly uses:

ARBO H34SG

  • Solid gel reduces skin irritation
  • Small skin contact area
  • Does not contain PVC plastic
  • Diameter 44 mm

ARBO H92

  • Solid gel reduces skin irritation
  • Small skin contact area
  • Oval-shaped
  • Does not contain PVC plastic
  • Size: 48 x 34 mm


           




AMBU BLUE SENSOR L

  • Highly conducting wet paste
  • Highly adhesive even on wet skin, stays in place during heavy sweating
  • Contains PVC plastic
  • Diameter 55mm



More sensitive electrode:


FIAB F9070

  • FOAM material that improves user experience
  • Does not contain PVC plastic
  • Minor skin irritation, but adherence in sweaty skin weaker
  • Diameter 40mm




More adhesive electrodes:


AMBU BLUE SENSOR VL

  • Highly conducting wet paste
  • Highly adhesive even on wet skin, stays in place during heavy sweating
  • Contains PVC plastic
  • Diameter 68mm



AMBU BLUE SENSOR VLC  

  • Highly conducting wet paste
  • Highly adhesive even on wet skin, stays in place during heavy sweating
  • Contains PVC plastic
  • Observed to be very functional in hot and humid environments
  • Diameter 68mm



Electrodes can be purchased from your local Firstbeat provider or directly from the electrode manufacturers.
Local Firstbeat providers can be found here.

There are also Ambu Blue Sensor L electrodes available in Firstbeat Shop.

NOTE: ELECTRODES AND SKIN IRRITATION
It's recommended to replace the electrodes to fresh ones at least once a day. The adhesive or conductive gel in the electrodes can irritate your skin, but you can slightly alter electrode location when you change them. To avoid irritation, please wipe your skin clean and dry after you remove the electrodes. If the electrodes cause a rash, the irritation is significant or you suspect an allergic reaction, you should end the measurement right away and clean your skin well afterwards. If needed, consult a medical doctor.