Polar Coach Heart Rate Monitors

4/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $229.99

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DarthWoody a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: January 14, 2008

Strengths:    Bullet proof, always works.

Weaknesses:    Limited PC software functionality, but has satisfied me for years. User interface is a bit weird, I need the manual for figuring it out even after all these years.

Bottom Line:   
I bought one of these about 1998 for running, and the damn thing keeps working. I use it in conjunction with a wired speedometer/cadence cyclometer. Never had a problem with the PC Coach Light software or synching with my PC. I replace the watch unit battery about every 1.5 years (4 screws, easy) and have the original chest strap transmitter. This is a dinosaur in technology these days, but it is the best engineered product I have ever used.

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Favorite Ride:   Anywhere in Utah

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   online somewhere

Similar Products Used:   None, this thing continues to work

Bike Setup:   Motobecane Sprint, typical upgrades to seat and wheels, Speedplay pedals. I rode about 6000 miles last year, finishing the National 24-hr Challenge, RAIN (almost, blew a spoke at 151), and LOTOJA.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Paul Hyde a Racer

Date Reviewed: January 25, 2004

Strengths:    Interval setting function (up to 99).Recovery heart rate feature.Set up as many intervals as you can handle,with the recovery time (or heart rate)inbetween,hit the button and off you go.PC Coach Elite software w/Ed Burke cycling program.

Weaknesses:    Owners manual hard work.Needs rewriting to be user friendly.Supposed to send wrist receiver off to change battery,four screws,pop the clip,£2 battery,job done !Not to be tried if you have only got 2 brain cells(and one of them is lonely).

Bottom Line:   
Good quality Polar HRM. Wanted one when they first came out,couldn't warrant the price at the time.Just found a new old stock one at my "prefered" bike shop.Haven't had any problems downloading to my PC,usually goes first time ! Would recommend upgrading the software to PC Coach Elite with the Ed Burke cycling program.Takes all the guess work out of setting yourself a training program.Excellent ! Can be downloaded via the web for a reasonable cost.

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Favorite Ride:   anywhere quiet

Price Paid:    $140.00

Purchased At:   Ciclos Uno London

Similar Products Used:   HAC 4. Brilliant software.Power output reading (Ha !),not to be trusted when riding downhill !

Bike Setup:   Pinarello Monviso (7020 alloy)massi carbon fork,ksyrium sl,Record 10 speed.
Heaven ! The Italian Stallion.

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

Date Reviewed: September 30, 2002

Weaknesses:    refurbished crap

Bottom Line:   
bought it (refurbished) for the average and max readings, and 3 hrz's
on second and third rides, started getting max rates in the 230's
Never got the microphone-based PC interface to work

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Favorite Ride:   smooth roads

Price Paid:    $149.00

Purchased At:   perfromance

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