Polar RC3 GPS Watch
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- Tracks your speed, distance and route using the latest GPS technology (SiRFstar IV)
- Slim and lightweight (58g) design with rechargeable battery and supersized digital display
- Unique Polar Smart Coaching features such as Running Index and Training Benefit analyze your run and guide your training to the next level (heart rate sensor included)
- Includes new ‘Back to Start’ GPS feature that directs you back to your starting point in the shortest distance possible.
- Compatible with optional running and cycling sensors as well as polarpersonaltrainer.com, our free online training diary that allows you to share your training with friends
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Variety is the spice of life, and the Polar RC3 GPS Watch is your versatile training tool: know what heart-rate zone you're in to optimize your workouts, make a plan of attack using target zones and training goals, record your routes, and even find your way home with this indispensable tool. With a GPS, you always know where you are on a map, and with this training monitor, you also know where you've started and how far you've come. ZoneOptimizer finds the exact training effect you seek by adjusting five heart rate training zones to your current physiological condition Training Benefit gives instant feedback following a workout, for immediate satisfaction and motivation SportZones allows you to select and monitor your workout intensity Back to Start shows you on the display how to return to where you began your workout H3 heart rate sensor gives you an accurate measure Integrated GPS with route mapping helps you plan your ride so you always get the workout. You want New H3 soft textile strap has the sensors embedded in the fabric for a better fit and more comfortable feel Watch features include time of day with alarm and snooze, dual time zone, date and weekday indicator, stopwatch, reminders, backlight, and low-battery indicator Rechargeable battery goes for 12 hours of continuous use with GPS on, or 11 days when training one hour per day with GPS Water-resistant against splashes, rain, and sweat; not suitable for swimming USB cable lets you transfer all your data and progress to your PC or Mac Compatible with Polar WIND bike and running sensors (sold separately)
Color: Black (With Heart Rate Monitor) | Size: One Size
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I love everything about this watch. Its super easy to use and has lots of great information during the run. Post-run, its really easy to sync up with polarpersonaltrainer.com and since it syncs/charges via micro USB I don't have to carry around an extra cable on the road which is nice. My Timex ran out of juice a couple times because I didn't have its special charging cable with me.
There is only one issue now that keeps this watch from being perfect as a running watch:
Waterproofing: Its only IPX 7 waterproof which means its safe to shower with or in a rainstorm but don't swim with it. Surprising for a sports watch and I wonder if that's a tradeoff for the micro-usb
So the watch isn't perfect but its also the best one I've personally used.
EDIT - You can set the watch up to do interval training with the latest firmware. I will say that as I've used the watch, the volume of the beep is so quiet, however, that its difficult to use with the audio cues.
EDIT 2 - As reported at the DCRainmaker blog (and what better place to get information about running watches? ;) ) the $25 fee is not in effect. I don't know if I got bad information from CS at Polar or if they changed their mind on this but as of now, all that is required for the update is to send the watch in to Polar. This will give older units interval support and GPS based altimeter support. New units have this out of the box.
I would love to bump this up to a 5 star review based on the newest functionality but because its so hard to hear the watch beep when I'm running I feel that it will be very difficult to make use of the intervals. The beep should be significantly louder or they should have included a vibration function. That said, this is still an excellent running and biking companion.
The seller send it right after the payment was confirmed, so I really recommend Heart Rate Monitors USA!
Not giving 5 stars rating because the heart rate signal problem. If it was working properly, would have been the perfect deal!!!
First off, I love the accuracy of how far I have run which I did not have before. Not that the other was that far off but being off is off. Second, I love the cable connection to my PC. My older one had some wireless connection which NEVER worked with any of my PC's. That was very annoying and seemed to be a common problem. Being able to load up my runs and see the map along with the pace and heart rate is fantastic. I can't wait to run my next race and analyze it.
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I use it as a daily watch, and it really helps me stay focused on leading a more active life.
Quite flexible and adaptable.