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Heart Monitor Watches - Polar's Advanced Models

heart monitor watchesPolar is one of the leaders in heart monitor watches. One of the key reasons is its ability continually to drive ahead with new and advanced technology. In fact, some people no longer talk about heart rate monitors. Instead, they refer to the devices as fitness computers, such is their complexity.

One example is the company's latest product, the CS500, due to be be released to the market in spring 2010. It is a cycling computer and heart monitor and it offers some quite superb features that suggest it will very quickly be embraced by the cycling community.

One of the key features is what the company describes as a two-way rocker switch, which allows the bike rider to operate the computer safely and rapidly by just a gentle touch of the left or right side of the handlebar unit. Thus, the computer can be operated even when traveling at quite high speeds.

Another important feature is an over-sized display, which can be read easily, even when moving very fast, and which offers a large amount of data.

The device will be able to provide a huge amount of heart rate information combined with cycling data. Thus, the cyclist can measure such aspects as speed, distance and temperature, altitude, ascended and descended distance and hill steepness.

Another example is the Polar S725X (picture), which also incorporates a barometric altitude sensor that shows your elevation profiles.

The Bike Radar.com website wrote about this model:

The S725X combined HRM and bike computer has proved massively popular among both high level competitors and statistically-minded recreational athletes for the stacks of usable information on offer and its user-friendly format.

It features every HRM function you could think of and dozens more.

The ability to program in your own three training zones is particularly valuable, as is the interval trainer. This lets you set your work and recovery based on time, heart rate (the period ends when you hit your chosen HR) or distance.

A third example of Polar's advanced technology is the Polar FT80. Among its features are the ability to program it to enable you to reach your workout targets for both cardio and strength training. In fact, it adapts to your training habits to guide you.

The Trusted Reviews website featured a highly favorable review, spread over several pages. It concluded:

I've been using Polar heart rate monitors for years, but calling the FT80 just a heart rate monitor is like calling the McLaren F1 just a car. What Polar has created is a product that's truly worthy of the Fitness Computer moniker. The level of functionality is staggering, while the general build quality and ease of use are also first rate.

If you do a lot of training outside the G1 GPS sensor is well worth the extra cost and just adds to the already impressive amount of data gathered by the FT80. Polar has also thrown in the simplest data synchronisation system I've ever encountered, and a web portal that makes sure you get the most out of all your training data.

If you're serious about improving, maintaining or maximising your fitness level, the FT80 will help you every step of the way. For me, the FT80 has been something of a revelation - in the short time I've been using it, it has already significantly improved the way I train, and consequently the results from those training sessions. In short, I'll definitely be buying one of these.

* Check out the Polar Store at Amazon.com for special offers and promotions, as well as user reviews and information on new products.

See also my Guide to Buying the Best Heart Rate Monitor.

November 19th, 2009

 

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