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The new GPS-ready RCX3 gives instant feedback on the benefits of your workout

04/04/2012

Kempele, Finland – 4th April, 2012 – Polar Electro, the market leader and pioneer in heart rate training technology, has released the new GPS-ready RCX3 training computer that gives you instant feedback after every session. It interprets what your heart says to give you simple-to-understand guidance at every step – making your training smarter.

The Polar RCX3 comes with Smart Coaching that will guide you in planning, training and analyzing your sessions in detail. It helps you train at the right intensity with personal sport zones, shows you sport-specific training data in a variety of endurance sports, and gives you instant feedback straight after your session for a quick motivational training analysis.

The GPS-ready RCX3 training computer is a very flexible training system when upgraded with compatible sensors to suit your needs in different sports and when connected to your online training diary at polarpersonaltrainer.com. Here, you can share your sessions with your friends and see your training load to help you plan your next training sessions.

The brand new Training Benefit feature gives you instant feedback after each session based on your training intensity and the duration of your exercise. The summary, right after the session, provides you with a quick overview of your training. You can then check your training file, to find more detailed information on how your session went and can get even deeper analysis at polarpersonaltrainer.com, helping you truly understand the benefits of your training.

The RCX3 training computer has a large user-configurable display which can show you up to three rows of training data on one screen. With just a few button presses, the Sport Profiles can adjust your training computer’s display settings to the sport you’re doing.

Available in two slim and sleek designs, the RCX3 fits both men and women perfectly. The natural button placement makes the training computer quick and easy to use, and its ventilated wristband is light to wear and adds more comfort to your training.

The RCX3 comes in four different sets. You can record your route with the GPS set for a later review. The run set is for those of you who want to improve your running technique, and the bike set guarantees you the most precise cycling speed measurement. Or you can choose the RCX3 with just the comfortable and disturbance-free textile heart rate sensor, and upgrade it later with compatible sensors that best suit your needs.

The extremely small G5 GPS sensor measures highly accurate speed/pace and distance and allows you to see your route on a map at polarpersonaltrainer.com web service after your session. There you can review all your training data at any point on your route. Rechargeable via micro USB for up to 20 hours of training, the G5 is light to wear with a GPS clip or in your pocket, making GPS easy to take with you whenever you need it.

If you’re into running, the s3+ stride sensor comes with a firm shoe attachment which guarantees highly accurate speed/pace and distance measurement. This small and lightweight sensor is shock and water resistant, handling even the most demanding runs. By telling your running cadence and average stride length, the s3+ can help you improve your running technique. The RCX3 can also calculate your Running Index, which scores your run, based on your speed and distance data from your stride sensor or GPS.

On the saddle, you can get your cycling speed, distance and cadence measured by adding Polar cycling sensors using W.I.N.D. technology. The Sport Profiles allow you to have different settings for two bikes, so there’s no extra hassle if you want to switch bikes.

After the session, you can transfer your training files with the DataLink data transfer unit to track your progress and analyze your exercise in detail at polarpersonaltrainer.com. In addition to seeing your route on a map, you can check your cumulative training load which cleverly tells you when you have recovered enough for your next session. The Training Load feature accurately predicts how your cumulative training load will develop based on your training plan. You can also share your training experience with your Facebook friends by using the share button on the training session overview.

“What makes the RCX3 so great is the instant feedback it gives you right after your training,” said Joona Laukka, Cycling, Running & Multisport Segment Manager for Polar Electro Oy. “The RCX3 can tell you in detail what the benefit of your training is, just by listening to your heart through out the session. This will help you understand how your body reacts to training. Smart Coaching is all about interpreting what your heart says about your training.”

The RCX3 will be available in four different product sets with different sensors from April 2012. All sets include the RCX3 training computer, the WearLink®+ transmitter W.I.N.D., and a Getting Started Guide. For runners, there is a product set with the s3+ stride sensor and DataLink. Cyclists can purchase a set with the CS speed sensor W.I.N.D. and Universal Bike Mount. The multisport set comes with the G5 GPS sensor and DataLink.

No matter which product set you get, you can add compatible sensors later. All sensors can be purchased separately as accessories. The RCX3 is also compatible with the older G3 GPS sensor W.I.N.D. and the s3 stride sensor W.I.N.D. So if you want to upgrade your training computer, you don’t have to buy new sensors to enjoy the sport you love.

 

About Polar

Founded in 1977, Polar Electro invented the first wireless heart rate monitor. Since then the company has been leading the sports instruments and heart rate monitoring category through its in-depth understanding of human physiology, performance, and the environment. Polar works in close cooperation with leading sports institutes and governing bodies, and has, thus, become widely recognized as the pioneer and world’s leader of heart rate monitoring and fitness evaluation equipment.

Headquartered near Oulu in Finland, the company operates internationally in more than 80 countries and its products are sold through over 35,000 retailers globally.

Today, the award-winning Polar training computers are the number one choice among consumers worldwide. To learn more about how the wide range of Polar products and services can help you achieve your training goals and make your fitness story a success, please visit www.polar.fi