Polar Beat now with Polar Fitness Test and the new H6 heart rate sensor.
If you own a Polar RC3 GPS, RCX3 or RCX5, you can benefit from Polar's unique endurance training programmes. Create a personal running or cycling training plan in polarpersonaltrainer.com and download it to your product. Reaching your goals is then up to you!
"Polar leads the way in heart rate monitoring and it is easy to see why. With the heart rate features in the RC3 you can optimise your training, manage your recovery, avoid overtraining and get feedback on your performance on each training session and over time – all very important whether you are a seasoned runner or just starting out."
Once again we celebrate the most recognised cycling event in the world with the limited edition GPS-ready RCX5 Tour de France.
To add to the excitement, we are running a competition from July 1st to July 22nd. Try and predict the winner of each stage for your chance to win one of 20 cycling jerseys signed by Polar sponsored pro riders.
The two lucky contestants with the most correct stage winner predictions will win an RCX5 Tour de France Premium set.
Kéo Power, the world’s first pedal based power system is a must-have innovation for every ambitious cyclist who wants to reach their maximum potential with minimum effort.
If you’re looking to take your training to its highest level, pair Kéo Power with the CS600X GPS cycling computer to get maximum accuracy for measuring power output, left/right balance, current and average cadence. With the G5 GPS included in the CS600X GPS set, you also get your speed and distance in addition to viewing your route with Polar ProTrainer 5 software or at polarpersonaltrainer.com. Together, Kéo Power and the CS600X GPS offer the most complete cycling sports package on the market with unrivalled precision for even the most demanding riders.
Now Polar WearLink®+ transmitter with it Bluetooth wireless technology picks up your heart’s signals and transfers that data into a compatible mobile Andriod and iphone training application. The soft textile chest strap seamlessly adapts to your body shape, bringing full freedom of movement to your training. With its hook mechanism, the transmitter is just as quick to put on as it is to take off.
Reliable and exact Heart Rate Monitor for Your Smart Phone App (e.g. Run.GPS on Android Phones)
Provides heart rate information to compatible mobile training applications
Uses Bluetooth transmission, ensuring that the mobile device finds your heart rate signal
Think about those sessions when you are powering home from your run or ride, the finish line in sight. The wind whistling past you, you’re feeling good, your body is buzzing.
Well imagine that feeling every time you train - progressing every step of the way. The new Polar RCX3 with Smart Coaching guides your training through smarter, more intuitive features that help you reach your targets faster. Whatever your sport, unlock your potential with the new RCX3.
Motivating feedback straight after exercise
Share and analyze with polarpersonaltrainer.com
Small G5 GPS sensor
Accurate speed and distance with online route mapping
It’s time. Time to train better. It’s time for a better you.
Get a Fresh Start to Fitness
Today is a new day. Your opportunity to start fresh – with a new fitness goal, a better routine and a new Polar training computer as your training partner. Whether you exercise to be fit, look good or have fun, training with Polar can turn your best intentions into the results you want. See our new videos to learn how Polar heart rate training can provide the motivation and guidance you need to get fitter, faster.
Want to be sure you’re getting the exact training effect you want?
If you struggling to find the perfect Christmas present? Don’t you worry at all, because Polar has a solution for you. Try out our Gift Finder and you shouldn’t have any trouble getting better fitness wrapped up for anyone close to you. It’s the easy way to find the perfect gift with just a few clicks. The Gift Finder can help you even if you’re looking for something for yourself. Just post a little hint to your Facebook wall after you find what you wish this year.
Can You Handle the Red-Hot RCX5? The cutting-edge RCX5 is now available in new, striking red color design, combining the intelligent Polar coaching features with accurate GPS to guide you through all your sessions. Its exciting new features help you train at the right intensity, switch between sports easily and cross the finish line in time. The RCX5 is the sleekest GPS-ready training computer in the market. With speed, distance and heart rate, you can get the full picture of your training as the RCX5 keeps up with you in the water, on the saddle, on your run, and online, making it ideal for versatile multisport training.
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Add New Color to Your Exercise
Another Autumn is here bringing its fresh new colors, and so are the Polar training computers to inspire you to get back on track in your training. Perfect for active and recreational exercisers, the Polar FT4, FT2 and FT1 give you simple guidance on your exercise by showing your heart rate and allowing you to set a training zone with heart rate limits. With these training computers, you can train smarter at the right intensity and push yourself a little harder when you want to burn a few more calories making them ideal for anyone keen to be fitter, faster.
Everything a Multisport Athlete Needs If you consider yourself as a multisport athlete, now is your chance to get everything you need in one limited edition RS800CX Multisport GPS Pack. With its three sensors, there are no restrictions on which endurance sports you can practice, ranging from grueling triathlon to bone-chilling cross-country skiing. The tiny but powerful G5 GPS sensor allows you to see your route on a map after training. When you use the stride sensor on your runs, the Running Index will score your performance. And the wireless cycling speed sensor tells exactly how fast you’re propelling your bike forward. Don’t wait too long, because this limited edition pack is available only from October to December in selected markets.
Did You Know? Have you ever found it hard to use your heart rate monitor when you’re training? The button-free HeartTouch feature makes it effortless to operate your Polar training computer without the need to push any buttons. You only need to bring your wrist unit close to the heart rate sensor to do different tricks with this easy-to-use feature. Depending on the training computer, you can check the time of day, switch on the backlight, change the display view or take a lap easily.
Getting Ready for a Marathon Smart training is everything when you’re preparing for a marathon. Investing in a good pair of running shoes and a stopwatch to help with your pace are the basics but it’s actually your heart rate that gives you an insight into your performance. With a Polar training computer you’ll know exactly how well you’re doing when you can see your exact running pace, distance, as well as heart rate.
If you’ve got your sights on completing a marathon you should start your preparation in time and set up a training program that you can stick with. To make the thought-process hassle free, we’ve created ready programs for you. They are all available as PDF. In addition, those with an ambitious marathon target can even download a training program that can be transferred to a compatible Polar training computer via Polar ProTrainer 5 training software. Just go to Polar Training Plan Bank and pick up the right one for you.
The general idea of each program is to steadily increase your training distance for each run, to add a bit more work for each new week. This way you’ll get accustomed to increasing exertion needed in marathon training. The last week before the marathon the programs will guide you to ease on the load, to do light intensity jogging or just walking so that you can save your energy for the big day. Training too hard will not only do your body a disservice, it will also take the joy out of running and increase the threshold of participating in a marathon.
Take Your Marathon Training Online Do you sometimes find it hard to know if you’re ready for today’s training session or whether you are going at it too intensely after the long run you did last weekend? We offer you a free web service, the polarpersonaltrainer.com, to track your runs online. It gives you simple Training Load guidance and helps you find the perfect balance between rest and training by showing your cumulative training load with individual color indication for each weekday. Easy-to-understand color codes tell you when you will have recovered enough to go for your next run. With Training Load you can avoid over training, which is always the danger when preparing for a marathon. By using the polarpersonaltrainer.com you’ll optimize your training intensity and recovery times and reduce the risk of exhausting yourself. Try it out and let it help you on your road to marathon success.
Did You Know? What goes forgotten too often: there’s more to marathon training than just running. You should start every session with a proper warm-up to prepare your muscles for the long runs. When you’re cooling down after the session, decrease your heart rate slowly and walk around to help your muscles remove the lactic acid from your body. This should reduce the soreness on the following days. Also, remember to stretch your muscles before the run to improve circulation and blood flow and after every run to improve recovery time. Keep the stretches nice and gentle. If you feel pain, you’ve stretched too far.
Come marathon day, you may want to skip the warm-up to save energy. Instead, start your run slowly – even at speed that feels too slow – for the first 20 minutes. Doing this will help your fat metabolism kick in better and work for you throughout the whole marathon. This way you can save them precious carbs and get much of your running energy from fats. The run will be a lot easier this way. And don’t worry if you drop behind at first, you will have plenty of time to catch up when the others get exhausted.