Polar Heart Rate Monitors
The Polar A-series is designed for the beginning to intermediate exerciser
and is easy to use for everyday workouts.
Polar A3 heart-rate monitor (*est.
$75) - is an easy to use, highly accurate heart rate monitor
with an array of features. The A3 also stores previous workout data
for later review. Other key features that make the Polar A3 so popular
- Bold easy to read display
- Easy to set up and to use
- Provides all the essential information
- Costs less than most heart-rate monitors.
NB: This model does not have a calorie counter. [See Polar A5 heart-rate
Polar A5 Heart Rate Monitor
The Polar A5 (*est.
$90) is a reliable, good basic monitor provides a few more features
- Selfwalk test - tells you how fit you are and the data can be
used to help set up your exercise program.
- BodyMass Index
- OwnCal - calorie calculation
- Backlight - makes it easier to read
NOTE: The Polar A5 model does not have a PC interface - see Polar
More Advanced Polar Heart Rate Monitors
Advanced heart rate monitors generally have more analaysis data
reading capability, can store more data, can transfer that data
to a computer, and come with analysis software. Different models
have different combinations of the above.
Polar S- series Heart Rate Monitors
The Polar S-series heart-rate monitors have advanced features to
help assess the effectiveness of workouts and provide analysis.
Has all the basic heart rate monitor features, and you can download
some data to a computer. Note - this model does not have the same
analysis software as the S410.
Has all the basics: average heart rate, time in target zone, etc
and it has some key advanced features:
- Memory - can store five key workouts.
- PC Interface - data can be transmitted to a computer for training
and analysis program monitoring.
- Advanced Read Outs - percentage of maximum heart rate, stopwatch,
and countdown timer.
Is even more advanced in its heart-rate monitor features:
- Larger Memory - hold 59 files
- Multple Countdown Timers - three
$150) - t
T he latest in the Polar advanced heart-rate monitor range has similar
features to the S series, but aslo features:
- Keeps U Fit Workout Program - fitness program which can be
tailored to your personal goals.
- Coded transmitter - eliminates interference from other nearby
heart rate monitors.
- Good Reviews by USA Today and Men's Fitness.
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on heart rate monitors - Read This First.
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Special Purpose Polar Heart Rate Monitors
Some sports demand certain form features, whilst others require
Hearth Rate Monitors For Swimming
Polar heart-rate monitors are constructed as one piece, with no
seams to allow water inside. This makes them ideal for swimmers.
Advanced Sports Heart Rate Monitors
Polar S810i (*est. $340) - interacts with your computer using
IR interface to review performance data and analyse using computer
Heart Rate Monitors For Biking
Serious cycle sports persons and enthusiasts suggest buying a heart
rate monitor heart-rate monitor and cycling computer separately,
not in one unit. mtbREVIEW.com included the Polar S810 in their
leading line up.
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