Polar RCX5 Multi

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
£359.50
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Polar has persisted with the armband-mounted sensor approach to GPS speed/distance monitoring. The advantage of this is a compact wrist unit that’s noticeably slimmer than the Gamin 610. The downside? It’s another piece of kit to misplace or remember to strap on when you’re heading out to train.

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The RCX5 has plenty of great features, offers data download compatibility for both PC and Mac, and performs flawlessly. Satellite acquisition is quick and reliable; syncing from strap and GPS to the wrist unit is glitch-free; and downloading training data is seamless.

Multisport athletes are obviously targeted with the RCX5’s ability to switch Sport Profiles mid-workout but, disappointingly, you can’t input different heart rate zones for different sports. This, combined with the GPS sensor not being waterproof and coming in almost £30 more expensive, means that despite some pluses and a far better looking wrist unit, the Garmin 310XT is still the combined HRM/GPS unit for triers.

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Contact : www.polaruk.co.uk