Polar RCX3 user manual

11. USING A NEW ACCESSORY

Before taking a new accessory into use, it has to be introduced to the training computer. This is called pairing and only takes a few seconds. Pairing ensures that your training computer receives signals from your accessory only, and enables disturbance-free training in a group.

Before entering an event or race, make sure that you do the pairing at home. This is to prevent interference due to the long-range data transmission. When pairing new sensor make sure you are not near (40 m/131 ft) other similar sensors.

Pairing a New Speed Sensor with the Training Computer

Make sure the speed sensor has been correctly installed. For more information on installing the speed sensor refer to the user manual of the speed sensor or for video tutorial at http://www.polar.com/en/polar_community/videos.

You can have two bikes on the training computer. Each bike has to have the sensors separately taught. You can only teach one speed sensor to one bike. If you have two bikes, both of them can use the same speed sensor. Or, they can have their own set of sensors. When you pair a new sensor to a bike that already has a previously taught sensor in the memory, the new sensor replaces the previous one.

  1. Go to MENU > Settings > Sport profiles > Cycling (Bike 1) > Bike 1 settings > Speed sensor > Search new and press OK.

  2. Press OK to start test drive is displayed.

  3. Press OK and Searching for new speed sensor is displayed. The training computer starts searching for the speed sensor signal. Rotate the wheel a few times to activate the sensor. The flashing red light on the sensor indicates that the sensor is activated.

  4. Once the new speed sensor is identified, Speed sensor found is displayed. Pairing is complete.

  5. If the search is not successful, Speed sensor not found or Other speed sensors interfering. Move further., Try again? YES / NO is displayed.

  6. Select YES to start the search again.

  7. Select NO to cancel the searching.

  8. To return to time mode, press and hold the BACK button.

Pairing a New Cadence Sensor with the Training Computer

Make sure the cadence sensor has been correctly installed. For more information on installing the cadence sensor refer to the user manual of the cadence sensor or to the video tutorial at http://www.polar.com/en/polar_community/videos.

You can have two bikes on the training computer. Each bike has to have the sensors separately taught. You can only teach one cadence sensor to one bike. If you have two bikes, both of them can use the same cadence sensor. Or, they can have their own set of sensors. When you pair a new sensor to a bike that already has a previously taught sensor in the memory, the new sensor replaces the previous one.

  1. Go to MENU > Settings > Sport profiles > Cycling Bike 1 > Bike 1 settings > Cadence sensor > Search new and press OK.

  2. Press OK to start test drive is displayed.

  3. Press OK and Searching new cadence sensor is displayed. The training computer starts searching for the cadence sensor signal. Rotate the wheel a few times to activate the sensor. The flashing red light on the sensor indicates that the sensor is activated.

  4. Once the new cadence sensor is identified, Cadence sensor found is displayed. Pairing is complete.

  5. If the search is not successful, Cadence sensor not found or Other cadence sensors interfering. Move further., Try again? YES / NO is displayed.

  6. Select YES to start the search again.

  7. Select NO to cancel the searching.

  8. To return to time mode, press and hold the BACK button.

Pairing a New GPS Sensor with the Training Computer

Make sure the GPS sensor has been correctly attached in an upright position and that your are wearing the GPS sensor on the same arm as you are wearing your training computer. Also make sure you have turned the GPS sensor on. For more information on how to set up the GPS sensor refer to the user manual of the GPS sensor. The user manual can be downloaded at www.polar.com/support.

  1. Go to MENU > Settings > Sport profiles > Running > GPS sensor > Search new and press OK.

  2. Searching for new GPS sensor is displayed. The training computer starts searching for the GPS sensor signal.

  3. Once the new GPS sensor is identified, GPS sensor found is displayed. Pairing is complete.

  4. If the search is not successful, GPS sensor not found or Other GPS sensors interfering. Move further., Try again? YES / NO is displayed.

  5. Select YES to start the search again.

  6. Select NO to cancel the searching.

  7. To return to time mode, press and hold the BACK button.

Pairing a New Stride Sensor with the Training Computer

Make sure the stride sensor has been correctly attached to your shoe. For more information on setting up the stride sensor refer to the user manual of the stride sensor or to the video tutorial at http://www.polar.com/en/polar_community/videos.

You can only pair one stride sensor to the training computer at a time. If you pair a new sensor, the new sensor always replaces the previous one you had paired. The stride sensor can only be paired to the Running sport profile.

  1. Go to MENU > Settings > Sport profiles > Running > Stride sensor > Search new and press OK.

  2. Searching for new stride sensor is displayed. The training computer starts searching for the stride sensor signal.

  3. Once the new stride sensor is identified, Stride sensor found is displayed. Pairing is complete.

  4. If the search is not successful, Stride sensor not found or Other stride sensors interfering. Move further., Try again? YES / NO is displayed.

  5. Select YES to start the search again.

  6. Select NO to cancel the searching.

  7. To return to time mode, press and hold the BACK button.

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