Polar Launches Complete RC3 GPS Training Computer

Polar has unveiled the new, all-inclusive RC3 GPS training computer capable of performing highly accurate speed, pace and distance tracking, and heart rate monitoring for sports and fitness individual. Designed for comfort, the RC3 GPS is a sleek and convenient all-inclusive GPS training device.

The Polar RC3 GPS combines GPS technology with 'Smart Coaching', an exceptional training guidance and features for planning, training and ensuring detailed analysis of each session along with instant feedback. The new 'Back to Start' GPS feature of RC3 GPS provides guidance for users returning from their current location to their starting point in the shortest distance.

Based on the latest SiRFstar IV technology, the RC3 GPS can measure speed / pace and distance precisely, and also enables users to view their route on a map. Users can train for up to 12 h using battery with activation of GPS function. The battery can operate up to 1,700 h when the GPS function is off.

RC3 GPS 'Smart Coaching' includes key features for:

  • Pre-training with incorporated planning feature on polarpersonaltrainer.com. In addition, users can team up with other people in the Polar community with Polar Challenges.
  • Training - ZoneOptimizer uses factors like sleep, physical and mental state, stress, and previous training. The ZoneOptimizer feature promotes accuracy by regulating personal heart rate zones with respect to user's current physiological condition.
  • Smart Calories - OwnCal provides accurate calculation of the amount of calories burned during a training session with respect to factors like individual maximum heart rate (HRmax) and intensity.
  • Post- training and long-term training analysis features training benefit, training load, running index, and fitness test.

Measuring only 58 g, the RC3 GPS training computer is sleek and portable. Two or three rows of training data can be displayed on a single screen in the extensive customizable display. Four Sport Profiles with settings are available pre-loaded into the RC3 GPS.

Product Sets include RC3 GPS HR(USB cable, RC3 GPS training computer, and H3 heart rate sensor); RC3 GPS ( RC3 GPS training computer and USB cable); and RC3 GPS Bike (RC3 GPS training computer, USB cable, CS cadence sensor W.I.N.D, and H3 heart rate sensor) that will be available in November.

The sensors are being offered as separate accessories.

The RC3 GPS can be accessed via authorized Polar USA retail and specialty shops and in few fitness facilities.

Source: http://www.polarusa.com/

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