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Polar RCX3 vs RCX5 Heart Monitor Compare Review

Make your heart rate based training count with the Polar RCX3 and RCX5.  These training computers include smart coaching, multi sport modes, ability to add a multitude of training sensors, DataLink transfers, and much more.  Train by using the feedback that your heart is giving you. 

 

Polar RCX3 Heart Monitor Reviews Polar RCX5 Reviews

Polar RCX3

Polar RCX5

 Colors Black -- White Black -- Red
Price

 

Retail: $239.95

Polar RCX3

Polar RCX3 GPS

Polar RCX3 Run

Polar RCX3 Bike

 

Retail: $349.95

Polar RCX5

Polar RCX5 GPS - Black

Polar RCX5 GPS - Red

Polar RCX5 Run

Polar RCX5 Bike

Optional Add-Ons

Polar G5 GPS Sensor - Tracks speed, distance, route

Polar S3+ Stride Sensor - Tracks Running Distance and Speed

Polar CS Speed Sensor W.I.N.D. - Tracks Cycling Speed and Cadence

Polar G5 GPS Sensor - Tracks speed, distance, route

Polar S3+ Stride Sensor - Tracks Running Distance and Speed

Polar CS Speed Sensor W.I.N.D. - Tracks Cycling Speed and Cadence

Data Transfer

Polar DataLink

With some versions this is included. Check the What's In The Box at the bottom of our comparison.

Polar DataLink

With some versions this is included. Check the In The Box at the bottom of our comparison.

Online

Compatible with

www.polarpersonaltrainer.com

Advanced Training Analyzing

Endurance Programs

Map View - With Optional GPS Sensor

Training Diary

Training Load

Training Programs

Compatible with

www.polarpersonaltrainer.com

Advanced Training Analyzing

Endurance Programs

Map View - With Optional GPS Sensor

Training Diary

Training Load

Training Programs

Training Features

Interval Workouts

Maximum Laps - 99

Sport Profiles (4 Fixed Profiles)

Graphical Target Zone Indicator

Automatic Lap Recording

ZonePointer

Training Computer Settings

ZoneLock

Interval Workouts

Maximum Laps - 99

HeartTouch - Button Free Operation

Graphical Target Zone Indicator

Automatic Lap Recording

Display Zoom

Sport Profiles (Up to 15 Profiles)

ZonePointer

Training Computer Settings

User Configurable Displays - All Lines

ZoneLock

Recording Features

Training Files (with Summaries) - 99

Totals

Weekly History

Training Files (with Summaries) - 99

Totals

Weekly History

Memory Left Indicator

Adjustable Recording Rate - 1s, 2s, 5s, 15s, or 60s

Body Measurement Features

Average, Minimum, Maximum Heart Rate of Training

Average & Max Heart Rate of Each Lap

HRmax (Age-Based)

HRmax (User Set)

Heart Rate - bpm / %

Average, Minimum, Maximum Heart Rate of Training

Average & Max Heart Rate of Each Lap

Automatic Age-Based Target Zone - bpm / %

HRmax (Age-Based)

HRmax (User Set)

HRmax (Polar Fitness Test-Based)

Heart Rate - bpm / %

HR-Based Target Zones with Visual and Audible Alarm

Manual Target Zone - bpm / %

Exclusive Polar Features

Smart Coaching Features

Polar Fitness Test

Polar OwnCal

Polar OwnCode

Polar Sport Zones

Polar ZoneOptimizer

Polar Training Benefit

Running Index

Smart Calories

Training Load

Polar Fitness Test

Polar OwnCal

Polar OwnCode

Polar Sport Zones

Polar ZoneOptimizer

Running Index

Smart Calories

Training Load

Watch Features

Date and Weekday Indicator

 Language - English, German, Spanish, Finnish, Italian, Portuguese, French, Norwegian, Swedish, Dutch, Danish

Dual Time Zone

Backlight

Button Lock

Low Battery Indicator

Water Resistant - 30m

Time of Day (12/24H) w/alarm and snooze

User Replaceable Battery

Date and Weekday Indicator

Language - English, German, Spanish, Finnish, Italian, Portuguese, French, Swedish

Dual Time Zone

Backlight

Button Lock

Low Battery Indicator

Water Resistant - 30m

Time of Day (12/24H) w/alarm and snooze

User Replaceable Battery

Training Reminder

Images

Polar RCX3 White

Polar RCX3 WearLink Transmitter

Polar RCX5 Red Heart Rate Monitor

Polar WearLink Hybrid Transmitter

What's in the Box

Polar RCX3 (Base Model)

Polar RCX3 Training Computer

Polar H3 Transmitter

RCX3 Getting Started Guide

 

Polar RCX3 GPS

Polar RCX3 Training Computer

Polar H3 Transmitter

Polar G5 GPS Sensor

Polar DataLink Data Transfer Unit

RCX3 Getting Started Guide

 

Polar RCX3 Bike

Polar RCX3 Training Computer

Polar H3 Transmitter

Polar CS Speed Sensor W.I.N.D.

Universal Bike Mount

RCX3 Getting Started Guide

 

Polar RCX3 Run

Polar RCX3 Training Computer

Polar H3 Transmitter

Polar s3+ Stride Sensor

Polar DataLink Data Transfer Unit

RCX3 Getting Started Guide

Polar RCX5 (Base Model)

Polar RCX5 Training Computer

Polar WearLink+ Hybrid Transmitter

Polar DataLink Data Transfer Unit

RCX5 Getting Started Guide

 

Polar RCX5 GPS

Polar RCX5 Training Computer

Polar WearLink+ Hybrid Transmitter

Polar DataLink Data Transfer Unit

Polar G5 GPS Sensor

RCX5 Getting Started Guide

 

Polar RCX5 Bike

Polar RCX5 Training Computer

Polar WearLink+ Hybrid Transmitter

Polar DataLink Data Transfer Unit

Polar CS Speed Sensor W.I.N.D.

Universal Bike Mount

RCX5 Getting Started Guide

 

Polar RCX5 Run

Polar RCX5 Training Computer

Polar WearLink+ Hybrid Transmitter

Polar DataLink Data Transfer Unit

Polar s3+ Stride Sensor

RCX5 Getting Started Guide

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