Polar Accurex Heart Rate Monitors

2.67/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $249.00

Product Description

Polar Accurex

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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by James a Racer from Ottawa

Date Reviewed: May 1, 2003

Strengths:    Features

Weaknesses:    Takes some getting used to the prompts and navigating through the modes

Bottom Line:   
This is by far and away a great product. However, its has many features that most people don't need and therefore might find it a more complicated HRM to use. If you just want your HR, go simple b/c this takes some time to get used to. If you are serious, then you really appreciate this HRM. Battery life is short (1.5yrs w/ constant use) - polar recs to keep the transmitter DRY (outside of your gym bag) b/c it keeps transmitting when moist and hence burns juice. Polar Canada is a dream to get the batteries replaced (sent on Tues and got back on Fri).

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Similar Products Used:   NIKE Triax Inspire

Bike Setup:   Concorde SL & Rocky Mtn Team Equipe

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Glenn a Racer

Date Reviewed: April 3, 2003

Strengths:    When it was operating it functioned well. Not any better than much less expensive HRM's. The added download feature and software worked well.

Weaknesses:    Battery life short. Battery replacement became a big expense and down time sending it off to the company for replacement.

Bottom Line:   
The HRM got water damage and failed. It was only subjected to rain water. Polar service people did not have an options for replacement that did not involve another substantial expenditure of cash.

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Similar Products Used:   Performance Axiom and Supergo HRM/bike computer.

Bike Setup:   Road racing.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Dave a Racer

Date Reviewed: June 3, 2002

Strengths:    Not many

Weaknesses:    Price, reliability, customer service, size of watch, etc.

Bottom Line:   
Terrible reliability. Unit must be extremely close to speed & cadence sensors for it to operate. Wrist band does not fit bike adapter. Computer interface does not work very often. Poorly designed product + terrible customer support from Polar USA.

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Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bike

Similar Products Used:   Performance heart rate monitor

Bike Setup:   Colnago C40 with Campy Record, Zipp 404 wheelset

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