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Polar RC3 GPS Sports Watch

3.8 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews
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  • Wristband Size : 9 " . NOTE - Measurements taken from the LAST HOLE to the END OF RUBBER next to buckle (not from end to end).
  • All in one GPS monitor tracks your speed, distance and route using the latest GPS technology (SiRFstar IV)
  • Slim and lightweight design with rechargeable battery (12 hours in continuous use with GPS on)
  • Unique Polar Smart Coaching features such as Running Index and Training Benefit analyze your training (optional H2 heart rate sensor needed)
  • Shows GPS - based altitude during and after training
  • Compatible with running and cycling sensors plus polarpersonaltrainer.com, our free training diary where you can download endurance training programs
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Product Description

RC3 GPS - A Smarter All-In-One

Plan, Review and Track Workouts
View your route map and analyze your workout
in polarpersonaltrainer.com
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Key Features
Easy to use

RC3 GPS - A Smarter All-In-One

The RC3 GPS is the smarter all-in-one. It's packed with unique Smart Coaching training features that will help maximize your performance.


Slim and Lightweight

The RC3 GPS has a super slim profile, built-in GPS and rechargeable battery with up to 12 hours of usage time.


GPS-based Altitude and More

In addition to speed and distance, the RC3 GPS shows altitude while training. After your workout, download your data into polarpersonaltrainer.com to see your route map along with altitude and pace. Your total ascent and descent will also be shown here.


Plan, Review and Track Workouts

Connect to polarpersonaltrainer.com, our free online training diary. Here you can create personalized running and cycling training programs and upload them into the RC3 GPS. After your training, download your data into polarpersonaltrainer.com where you can analyze your workout and review your training.

 

Key Features

• Tracks your route, speed and distance using built-in GPS
• Shows GPS-based altitude during and after training
• Improves performance with endurance training programs, downloadable for free from polarpersonaltrainer.com
• Back to Start GPS-based feature guides you back to your starting point
• Large display shows up to 3 rows of data
• Compatible with Polar W.I.N.D. running and cycling sensors
• Measures stride length and running cadence when used with the s3+ stride sensor (not included)
• Rechargeable battery, 12h in continuous use with GPS on
• 99 memory files
• Lets you share your training data via polarpersonaltrainer.com


In The Box

RC3 GPS training computer
USB cable
Getting Started Guide

 

Easy to Use

1) Enter basic settings

2) Start your workout

3) After your training, download your data into polarpersonaltrainer.com using the included USB cable to analyze your workout


Recommended Accessories

H2 heart rate sensor
H2 heart rate sensor

Add the H2 heart rate sensor for continuous, accurate heart rate.  This soft fabric chest strap seamlessly adapts to your body shape, bringing full freedom of movement to your workout.

 

CS cadence sensor W.I.N.D.
CS cadence sensor W.I.N.D.

Add the CS cadence sensor W.I.N.D. to measure your real-time and average pedaling rate of your ride.

S3+ stride sensor
s3+ stride sensor

Attach the small s3+ stride sensor onto your shoe to get your speed and distance as well as your Running Index to measure your running performance. This gives you the flexibility to measure your speed and distance inside or out.

The Polar Stride Sensor Bluetooth Smart

Unlock a World of Smarter Training With The H2 Heart Rate Sensor Chest Strap

Polar invented the world's first heart rate monitor and pioneered the Smart Coaching training approach that delivers faster progress and better results. By adding a H2 heart rate sensor to the RC3 GPS, you’ll have access to these unique Smart Coaching features that listen to your heart and interpret the data for you so you can train smarter.

 

Training Benefit
Training Benefit

Motivating feedback right after exercise.

Training Load
Training Load

Helps you find the perfect balance between rest and training.

Fitness Test
Fitness Test

Tells you exactly how your fitness is developing.

Smart Calories
Smart Calories

Lets you know exactly how many calories you’ve burned.

ZoneOptimizer
ZoneOptimizer

Ensures you always train at the right intensity.

Running Index
Running Index

Illustrates how your running performance is developing.

Endurance Programs
Endurance Programs

Guides you to improve your running and cycling performance. Lets you create personalized training sessions that adapt to your progress, including warm up and cool down phases.


How Heart Rate Training Works

To activate heart rate training features on the RC3 GPS all you have to do is add a H2 heart rate sensor chest strap (accessory sold separately.) Here’s how heart rate training works:

When you train, you don’t always have to go faster or harder to get the best results. To reach your goals you just need to listen to your heart rate and train at the right intensity.

During training, there are specific intensity zones, each with a benefit.  These zones are based on a percentage of your maximum heart rate- a number calculated by most Polar heart rate monitors. While training you can use your max heart rate to calculate and follow the recommended zones below. Training in the right zone will help you stay on track to reach your goals.

Zone 1 "Very Light" 50-60%: Improves overall health and helps recovery. Recommended for weight management and active recovery.

Zone 2 "Light" 60-70%: Improves basic endurance and fat burning. Recommended for everybody for longer and frequently repeated short exercises.

Zone 3 "Moderate" 70-80%: Improves aerobic fitness. Recommended for everybody for moderately long exercises.

Zone 4 "Hard" 80-90%: Increases maximum performance capacity. Recommended for everybody for shorter exercises.

Zone 5 "Maximum" 90-100%: Develops maximum performance and speed. Recommended for fit people and athletic training.

(Calculate your Maximum Heart Rate: 200 - Your Age= Maximum Heart Rate.)

 

Compare Polar Running & Multisport Models

RCX3 RC3 GPS RCX5
Continuous Heart Rate YesYes (w/ heart rate sensor)Yes
Fitness Test Yes Yes Yes
ZoneOptimizer YesYesYes
Integrated GPS NoYesNo
Training Plan Compatible YesYesYes
Interval Programming YesYesYes
Sport Specific Profiles YesYesYes
Altitude In DownloadYesIn Download
Download to Polarpersonaltrainer.com Yes (w/Datalink)Yes (included USB cable)Yes (w/Datalink)
Compatible with Polar running and cycling sensors YesYesYes
Heart rate in water NoNoYes
Customizable Displays NoNoYes
Race Pace NoNoYes
Multisport Mode (Triathlon) NoNoYes
Battery Type User Changeable
(Coin Cell)
Rechargeable
(12 hours in continuous use with GPS on)
User Changeable
(Coin Cell)


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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 3 x 4 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B00CBA9UO4
  • Item model number: 90047381
  • Batteries 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #358,684 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By Laurent on July 25, 2013
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The watch is great by many aspects:
- relatively small size (compare to the rest of the market)
- very precise GPS
- confortable
- use a "standard" mini USB for connection to the computer and re-charging
- battery last a long time
cons:
- the white on black screen is not as easy to read as the black on white
- some menu are very confusing: there are two choices and the one that is selected is reversed (black/white and white/black) from the one that is not selected. Since there are only two options, it is difficult to know which one is actually selected. So navigating through the menu can be tedious.
- it is not water proof...! Don't swim with it
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I love that it gives altitude as well as distance. Nice to have GPS and heart rate in one device.
Readout is dark, hard to read while working out. Crazy that it doesn't work with the same strap I had that connects to my iPhone app. But now that I have 3 straps, I am all set!
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the product looks cool, but i returned it because
1. it didnt come with the chest band (needed to buy it appart)
2. not even 10 to 30 meters resistant like the rest of all Polar watches.
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Years behind Garmin, Polar finally gets into the game with a good running/cycling HR monitor that has integrated GPS. I use it for running exclusively, and it performs well for the most part. It sometimes takes 10+ minutes to get a GPS fix... which can be a problem when I'm standing in the cold and dressed lightly for a run. So, I ding it 1 star for that, and I have to ding it for poor water resistance. How Polar can release a watch without waterproof capability (it's OK for splashes/rain/sweat) boggles my mind! You can go to K-Mart and buy $10 watches that have better waterproof capabilities than this watch costing several hundred dollars - and geared towards active outdoor use. So, this isn't for triathletes or anyone who includes swimming in their training program.

I like that it has the reversed display; some people complain about it but I have as good or better visibility than with the normal black on silver LCDs. I do have the orange/red unit, and I like that it is conspicuous, especially outside of Europe. I sometimes wear it through the day to remind me that I need to run later, and I like that other it stands out.

As with all Polar HR products, they have the best HR data recording, analysis, and tools. It seems they have matched Garmin on the GPS now (GPS accuracy roughly +/- 2% - and they both achieve this), so Polar is the easy choice for anyone looking for a running/cycling HR monitor as long as you keep in mind that the watch is not submersible.
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Great watch for the first couple months. I am a dog walker and was using it to track my route. I ordered it in February and by May it was lagging. It takes about 15-20 min to determine a location, so you have to turn it on as you are getting ready to exercise so that it doesn't mess with your split times. Is only compatible with H2 and H3 sensors (mine is a H1, so I had to buy another one).
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I used to love my watch but unfortunately polar has disappointed me greatly in the last few days: the syncing of the watch data with the software -- basically the only way to track one's progress -- for MAC users has not been working since January 22 and today is February 1st. There is no estimate for when it will be fixed. I have a race coming up soon and cannot really monitor what i should be doing. VERY DISAPPOINTED.
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Watch is nice and easy to work with, I picked this model to avoid discharging bateries all the time but turns out you cannot swinm with it. Also only 2 months into it, seems like the display might have issue. There's always something worng with Polar watches
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I wanted to buy a GPS watch for tracking my sports activities. Many things are very good, a few things could be better

+ long battery life (up to 12 hours)
+ GPS tracks are looking nice, accuracy is in the range of around 10 meters horizontally
+ light and relative small
+ HR-Sensor is not to big either and works fine
+ The GPS-Tracks can be used with most software (i.e. GoogleEarth etc.)

- Buy now I found no possibility to get the coordinates where you are during your activities
- I am using a Linux system and there is no possibility to get the data to the Computer. Had to install a Virtual Machine to do it.

I would buy it again, even if I miss the coordinate thing. At some points this would really help with navigating i.e. when you are on a hike.
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