Glossary

Activity features

24/7 activity tracking
24/7 activity tracking registers your daily activity at different intensity levels continuously for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Shows resting and sitting times as well as daily activities at low, medium, and high intensities. Counts daily calories and steps.
Activity Guide
Activity Guide shows how active you've been during the day. It also tells you how much you need to do to reach the global recommendations for physical activity. With practical guidance like ‘walk for 50 minutes or jog for 20 minutes’ you can choose how to reach your daily activity goal. Meet your goal faster with more intense activities or stay active at a slightly more moderate pace throughout the day.
Steps
Counts steps taken during the day, which allows for very simple targeting of daily activity. A basic recommendation is to aim for 10,000 steps or more a day.
Inactivity Alert
Reminds you when you have been sitting for too long.

Altimeter and barometer features

Altitude, ascent and descent – meters, degrees, percentage
Altitude is measured with an atmospheric air pressure sensor. Altitude is shown as ascended and descended meters/feet and uphill/downhill steepness in percentages and grades.
Altitude with graphical trend – available via Polar ProTrainer 5 software
Altitude is measured with an atmospheric air pressure sensor. Altitude is shown as ascended and descended meters/feet and uphill/downhill steepness in percentages and grades.
Altitude with graphical trend – available via polarpersonaltrainer.com
Altitude is measured with an atmospheric air pressure sensor. Altitude is shown as ascended and descended meters/feet and uphill/downhill steepness in percentages and grades.

Body measurement features

24/7 activity tracking
24/7 activity tracking registers your daily activity at different intensity levels continuously for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Shows resting and sitting times as well as daily activities at low, medium, and high intensities. Counts daily calories and steps.
Orthostatic Test
Orthostatic Test is an easy and reliable test to determine your current condition. It shows how your heart rate responds to training and factors such as stress and illness. By repeating the test regularly, you’ll learn what to expect with your heart rate and what can affect it. You can then adjust your training to allow your body to recover when it needs it.
User-definable heart rate zone limits
There are three ways you can set zone limits: as default heart zones that are automatically calculated based on your max HR; as free heart rate zones for which you can set the limits yourself; or as heart rate zones based on thresholds which you can define yourself.
Manual target zone – bpm (upper limit)
This feature enables you to define the target zone as you want and is suitable for your training. You can set the target zone for your training as beats per minute (bpm), as a percentage of your maximum heart rate, or as a percentage of your heart rate reserve (HRR%).
Manual target zone – bpm / %
This feature enables you to define the target zone as you want and is suitable for your training. You can set the target zone for your training as beats per minute (bpm), as a percentage of your maximum heart rate, or as a percentage of your heart rate reserve (HRR%).
Manual target zone – bpm / % / % HRR
This feature enables you to define the target zone as you want and is suitable for your training. You can set the target zone for your training as beats per minute (bpm), as a percentage of your maximum heart rate, or as a percentage of your heart rate reserve (HRR%).
Manual target zone – bpm
This feature enables you to define the target zone as you want and is suitable for your training. You can set the target zone for your training as beats per minute (bpm), as a percentage of your maximum heart rate, or as a percentage of your heart rate reserve (HRR%).
HRmax (age-based)

The highest number of heart beats per minute (bpm) during maximum physical exertion. For a rough estimate of your maximum heart rate, subtract your age from 220. HRmax is a useful tool for determining the intensity of training as intensity zones can be defined using HRmax. Some Polar products define maximum heart rate during the Polar Fitness Test, see also HRmax (Polar Fitness Test -based).

HRmax (based on Polar Fitness Test)
Some Polar products predict your HRmax simultaneously with the Polar Fitness Test. This predicted HRmax value is more accurate than the age-based formula (220 minus age).
Polar EnergyPointer
EnergyPointer is an easy-to-use feature which tells you during a training session if the main effect of your training is fat burning or fitness improvement. EnergyPointer visually indicates the center point between these two training effects, so when you are below that point, you are improving fat burning, and above that point, you are improving your aerobic fitness.
Polar Fitness Test
Polar Fitness Test measures your aerobic fitness at rest in just five minutes. The result, Polar OwnIndex, evaluates your maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max). With the Polar Fitness Test you can measure your aerobic fitness by yourself, automatically and without any exertion. All you need is your training computer. The Polar Fitness Test is as accurate in predicting the VO2max as any sub maximal fitness test. The test is based on heart rate and heart rate variability at rest and personal information.
Polar OwnCode® (5kHz) – coded transmission
Coded heart rate transmission automatically locks in a code to transmit your heart rate to the training computer. The training computer picks up your heart rate from your transmitter only. Coding prevents interference from other training computers.
Polar OwnCode® (2.4 GHz W.I.N.D.) – coded transmission
Coded heart rate transmission automatically locks in a code to transmit your heart rate to the training computer. The training computer picks up your heart rate from your transmitter only. Coding significantly reduces interference from other training computers. The 2.4 GHz W.I.N.D transmission is disturbance-free from other electronic devices.
Polar OwnCal® – calorie expenditure with fat percentage
Polar OwnCal calculates the number of kilocalories expended during training. This feature allows you to follow the kilocalories expended during one training session and cumulative kilocalories expended during several training sessions. Some Polar products also estimate the fat-burning percentage (fat% on display), that is, kilocalories expended from fat during a workout which is expressed as a percentage of the total kilocalories burned.
Polar OwnCal® – Smart Calories
The most accurate calorie counter on the market calculates the number of calories burned. Calculation is based on your individual data: your weight, height, age, gender and the intensity of physical activity. Smart Calories are available in heart rate monitors and activity trackers.
Polar OwnCal® – Smart Calories with altitude adjustment
Polar OwnCal calculates the number of kilocalories expended during training. This feature allows you to follow the kilocalories expended during one training session and cumulative kilocalories expended during several training sessions. The effect of the ambient air pressure is taken into account in the calorie expenditure calculations: in moderate and high altitude there is less oxygen in the air so you can do less work and expend fewer calories at the same heart rate.
HR-based target zones with visual and audible alarm
You can define your target zones for a training session based on heart rate to help define the right intensity. When you are out of the preset zones, the training computer will give a visual and audible alarm.
Heart rate – bpm / % / graphical trend (in Strength Training Guidance feature)
Heart rate is the measurement of the work your heart does. Heart rate can be expressed as the number of beats per minute or as percentage of your maximum heart rate. Heart rate can also be expressed as a percentage of your heart rate reserve, meaning the difference between your resting heart rate and maximum heart rate (HRR = HRmax - HRrest). In Polar software or during strength training, heart rate can be displayed as a graphical trend.
Automatic age-based target zone – bpm / %

To help you train safely and effectively, the training computer determines your heart rate target zone limits automatically according to your age-based maximum heart rate (220 minus age). The limits are determined either in beats per minute (bpm), as a percentage (%) of your maximum heart rate, or as a heart rate reserve (% HRR). See also Maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) and Manual target zone.

Automatic age-based target zone - bpm / % / % HRR
To help you train safely and effectively, the training computer determines your heart rate target zone limits automatically according to your age-based maximum heart rate (220 minus age). The limits are determined either in beats per minute (bpm), as a percentage (%) of your maximum heart rate, or as a heart rate reserve (% HRR). See also Maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) and Manual target zone.
Automatic age-based target zone – bpm
To help you train safely and effectively, the training computer determines your heart rate target zone limits automatically according to your age-based maximum heart rate (220 minus age). The limits are determined either in beats per minute (bpm), as a percentage (%) of your maximum heart rate, or as a heart rate reserve (% HRR). See also Maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) and Manual target zone.
Heart rate – bpm / % / graphical trend
Heart rate is the measurement of the work your heart does. Heart rate can be expressed as the number of beats per minute or as percentage of your maximum heart rate. Heart rate can also be expressed as a percentage of your heart rate reserve, meaning the difference between your resting heart rate and maximum heart rate (HRR = HRmax - HRrest). In Polar software or during strength training, heart rate can be displayed as a graphical trend.
Heart rate – bpm / % / % HRR / graphical trend
Heart rate is the measurement of the work your heart does. Heart rate can be expressed as the number of beats per minute or as percentage of your maximum heart rate. Heart rate can also be expressed as a percentage of your heart rate reserve, meaning the difference between your resting heart rate and maximum heart rate (HRR = HRmax - HRrest). In Polar software or during strength training, heart rate can be displayed as a graphical trend.
Heart rate – bpm
Heart rate is the measurement of the work your heart does. Heart rate can be expressed as the number of beats per minute or as percentage of your maximum heart rate. Heart rate can also be expressed as a percentage of your heart rate reserve, meaning the difference between your resting heart rate and maximum heart rate (HRR = HRmax - HRrest). In Polar software or during strength training, heart rate can be displayed as a graphical trend.
Heart rate – bpm / %
Heart rate is the measurement of the work your heart does. Heart rate can be expressed as the number of beats per minute or as percentage of your maximum heart rate. Heart rate can also be expressed as a percentage of your heart rate reserve, meaning the difference between your resting heart rate and maximum heart rate (HRR = HRmax - HRrest). In Polar software or during strength training, heart rate can be displayed as a graphical trend.
Polar OwnOptimizer – personal training status
Polar OwnOptimizer feature is an easy and reliable test to determine whether your training is optimally developing your performance. OwnOptimizer helps you to optimize your training load during a training program so that you experience an increase in performance and do not undertrain or overtrain in the long run. Based on the test, you are provided with a scale and description of your personal training status.
Polar OwnRelax® – relaxation test
Polar OwnRelax test is a feature that tells quickly and easily how relaxed your body is. During a five-minute relaxation session, your heart rate and heart rate variability are measured. OwnRelax helps to track and improve overall well-being. Daily relaxation session can be done anywhere, anytime, lying down, or sitting comfortably with no talk or disturbing noises.
Polar ZoneOptimizer - personalized sport zones
ZoneOptimizer adjusts personal sport zones for every training session based on your current physiological condition. This feature gives you the right heart rate zones depending on your physiological state at that exact moment, making sure that the you are always training at the right intensity.
Polar STAR Training Program
The adaptive and personalized Polar STAR Training Program helps you reach your training targets. The training program gives you weekly targets, including intensity and duration, for your training. The Polar STAR Training Program is based on your fitness level, activity level, training goal and personal information (weight, height, age and sex).
Polar sport zones
Polar sport zones provide an easy way to select and monitor the intensity of your training and to follow sport zones based training programs. Training is divided into five zones based on percentages of your maximum heart rate: very light (50-60%HRmax), light (60-70%HRmax), moderate (70-80%HRmax), hard (80-90%HRmax) and maximum (90-100%HRmax).
Heart rate zones
Heart rate zones provide an easy way to select and monitor the intensity of your training and to follow heart rate based training programs. The default heart rate zones are divided into five zones based on the percentage of your maximum heart rate: very light (50-60 % HRmax), light (60-70 % HRmax), moderate (70-80 % HRmax), hard (80-90 % HRmax) and maximum (90-100 % HRmax). You can also define the zones as you want.
Polar OwnZone® – personal heart rate zone
Polar OwnZone® determines your personal heart rate limits for a training session. Depending on the day and time, your physical state may vary, for instance, if you are stressed or tired, or if you are not fully recovered from your latest training session, Polar can determine that information from your heart rate and guide you to your ideal training zone for that moment.
R-R Intervals / Online HR Variability
R-R Intervals / Online HR Variability feature measures your heartbeat intervals and reflects autonomic nervous system activity in heart beat regulation. The R-R interval measurement is most useful at rest and at low intensities. Relaxation rate indicates the state of your physical recovery.
Polar Strength Training Guidance
Polar Strength Training Guidance helps you to optimize your strength training by reading your heart rate and informing when your body is ready for the next set. It guides you how long to rest between each set in order to get the optimal impact. You can also download max. three strength training workouts to your training computer from polarpersonaltrainer.com.
Training Benefit
Motivating feedback that’s delivered straight to you immediately after exercise is something that can help all of us. So if you want to know the effect of different training sessions, this feature will tell you exactly what you need to know. You get a quick overview after each session, and for more detailed feedback, you can either check your training file or get further in-depth analysis at Polar web services.
Training load
Shows you how your training affects your body and helps you compare the load of different workouts. Continuous monitoring of training load will help you recognize your personal limits and adjust your training intensity and duration according to your targets.
Recovery status
Find the perfect balance between training and rest and get a true picture of your recovery status before getting out there again. Recovery status is based on the cumulative load of all your activities including your training sessions and data on the small activities you do every day. Continuous monitoring of recovery status helps you plan your training so that you avoid over- and undertraining.

CS cadence sensor W.I.N.D. features

Cadence – current, average and maximum
Your cycling cadence stands for your pedaling rate in revolutions per minute (rpm). Cadence is the central factor in improving cycling performance. A higher cadence reduces the force needed for each pedal stroke, and thus improves overall performance. Running cadence measures how many times your either right or left foot hits the ground in one minute. Running cadence is measured as steps per minute. With this feature you can sharpen your cadence and make your ground contact time shorter. This will help you to find a balance between leg power and leg speed.
Bike settings – for two bicycles
You can define settings up to two bikes in your training computer. When you start training, you can select the bike with the correct settings for that particular training session.
Bike settings – for three bicycles
You can define settings up to three bikes in your training computer. When you start training, you can select the bike with the correct settings for that particular training session.
Cadence-based target zones with visual and audible alarm
You can define your target zones for a training session based on cadence. When you are out of the preset zones, the training computer will inform you with a visual and audible alarm.

CS speed sensor W.I.N.D. features

SpeedPointer
SpeedPointer feature tells you your speed within set speed limits.
Speed-based target zones with visual and audible alarm
You can define your target zones for a training session based on speed. When you are out of the preset zones, the training computer will give a visual and audible alarm.
Race Pace
Race Pace allows you to set a target speed/pace for a certain distance. It then helps pacing the run or ride by showing the current speed/pace and by telling in time, how much you are behind or ahead of the set target.
Incline Measurement
Incline measurement tells you the uphill or downhill inclination in numerical form, helping you to adjust cycling effort accordingly. The feature shows you the uphill/downhill steepness in percentages and grades.
Bike settings – for three bicycles
You can define settings up to three bikes in your training computer. When you start training, you can select the bike with the correct settings for that particular training session.
Autostart/stop
By activating Autostart/autostop feature, the cycling computer starts and stops training recording automatically when you start or stop pedaling.
Bike settings – for two bicycles
You can define settings up to two bikes in your training computer. When you start training, you can select the bike with the correct settings for that particular training session.
Distance – training, lap, trip and total
Distance (km, mi) can be set and measured in several ways. Training distance tells you the distance traveled during a training session. Trip distance tells you the distance from the latest trip reset. Lap distance tells you the distance of one lap. Total distance is the distance accumulated since the last reset. Odometer tells you the cumulative distance which you cannot reset.
Distance – training, lap, and total
Distance (km, mi) can be set and measured in several ways. Training distance tells you the distance traveled during a training session. Trip distance tells you the distance from the latest trip reset. Lap distance tells you the distance of one lap. Total distance is the distance accumulated since the last reset. Odometer tells you the cumulative distance which you cannot reset.

Cadence sensor Bluetooth® Smart features

G1 GPS sensor features

Speed/Pace – current, average and maximum
Speed (km/h or mi/h) is measured with GPS, footpod, stride sensor or cycling speed sensor. Pace (expressed as min/km or min/mile) stands for the rate of speed. Pace is usually used in running. By setting a target pace, you can follow how fast you need to run in order to reach a certain distance in a predefined time.
Speed-based target zones with visual and audible alarm
You can define your target zones for a training session based on speed. When you are out of the preset zones, the training computer will give a visual and audible alarm.
Distance – training, lap, and total
Distance (km, mi) can be set and measured in several ways. Training distance tells you the distance traveled during a training session. Trip distance tells you the distance from the latest trip reset. Lap distance tells you the distance of one lap. Total distance is the distance accumulated since the last reset. Odometer tells you the cumulative distance which you cannot reset.
Distance – training and total
Distance (km, mi) can be set and measured in several ways. Training distance tells you the distance traveled during a training session. Trip distance tells you the distance from the latest trip reset. Lap distance tells you the distance of one lap. Total distance is the distance accumulated since the last reset. Odometer tells you the cumulative distance which you cannot reset.

G3 GPS sensor W.I.N.D. features

SpeedPointer
SpeedPointer feature tells you your speed within set speed limits.
Incline Measurement
Incline measurement tells you the uphill or downhill inclination in numerical form, helping you to adjust cycling effort accordingly. The feature shows you the uphill/downhill steepness in percentages and grades.
Distance – training, lap, trip and total
Distance (km, mi) can be set and measured in several ways. Training distance tells you the distance traveled during a training session. Trip distance tells you the distance from the latest trip reset. Lap distance tells you the distance of one lap. Total distance is the distance accumulated since the last reset. Odometer tells you the cumulative distance which you cannot reset.
Race Pace
Race Pace allows you to set a target speed/pace for a certain distance. It then helps pacing the run or ride by showing the current speed/pace and by telling in time, how much you are behind or ahead of the set target.
Speed/Pace – current, average and maximum
Speed (km/h or mi/h) is measured with GPS, footpod, stride sensor or cycling speed sensor. Pace (expressed as min/km or min/mile) stands for the rate of speed. Pace is usually used in running. By setting a target pace, you can follow how fast you need to run in order to reach a certain distance in a predefined time.
Running Index
Running Index is based on heart rate and speed data measured during the run. It gives daily information about your performance level, both aerobic fitness and running economy. Improvement in running efficiency indicates improved economy of running performance.
Route mapping – opt. with ProTrainer 5 software
Your training computer stores your route data during training with GPS sensor and enables you to download route information to computer after the training session. Routes are shown in ProTrainer 5 software and can also be easily exported to other mapping and positioning software such as Google Earth.
Speed-based target zones with visual and audible alarm
You can define your target zones for a training session based on speed. When you are out of the preset zones, the training computer will give a visual and audible alarm.

G5 GPS sensor features

Race Pace
Race Pace allows you to set a target speed/pace for a certain distance. It then helps pacing the run or ride by showing the current speed/pace and by telling in time, how much you are behind or ahead of the set target.
Incline Measurement
Incline measurement tells you the uphill or downhill inclination in numerical form, helping you to adjust cycling effort accordingly. The feature shows you the uphill/downhill steepness in percentages and grades.
Distance – training, lap, trip and total
Distance (km, mi) can be set and measured in several ways. Training distance tells you the distance traveled during a training session. Trip distance tells you the distance from the latest trip reset. Lap distance tells you the distance of one lap. Total distance is the distance accumulated since the last reset. Odometer tells you the cumulative distance which you cannot reset.
Route mapping – opt. with ProTrainer 5 software
Your training computer stores your route data during training with GPS sensor and enables you to download route information to computer after the training session. Routes are shown in ProTrainer 5 software and can also be easily exported to other mapping and positioning software such as Google Earth.
SpeedPointer
SpeedPointer feature tells you your speed within set speed limits.
Speed/Pace-based target zones with visual and audible alarm
You can define your target zones for a training session based on speed. When you are out of the preset zones, the training computer will give a visual and audible alarm.
Speed/Pace – current, average and maximum
Speed (km/h or mi/h) is measured with GPS, footpod, stride sensor or cycling speed sensor. Pace (expressed as min/km or min/mile) stands for the rate of speed. Pace is usually used in running. By setting a target pace, you can follow how fast you need to run in order to reach a certain distance in a predefined time.
Running Index
Running Index is based on heart rate and speed data measured during the run. It gives daily information about your performance level, both aerobic fitness and running economy. Improvement in running efficiency indicates improved economy of running performance.

Kéo Power Bluetooth® Smart features

Polar Flow mobile app features

Steps
Counts steps taken during the day, which allows for very simple targeting of daily activity. A basic recommendation is to aim for 10,000 steps or more a day.
Sleep duration and quality
Starts tracking your sleep time automatically when you lie down and your body movements slow. The Polar Flow mobile app and web service tell you how much you slept in total and how restful your sleep was. By showing you the amount of restful versus restless sleep, it gives you a detailed look into how you sleep at night so you can see if it's affected by any changes in your daily life.
Mobile app compatibility
iPad (3rd & 4th generation), iPad mini, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPod touch (5th generation). The Android version will be available in December 2014.
Distance measured in activity
Measures the distance you move throughout the day based on your activity. The Polar Flow mobile app and web service tell you how many kilometers or miles you've covered. The distance is measured based on your body movements.
Activity zones
Polar Loop tracks your daily activities at five intensity levels: resting, sitting, low, medium and high. It measures the different activity zones (low, medium, high) so that the higher the intensity, the faster your goal is reached. In the Polar Loop bracelet, ‘UP’ means low intensity, ‘WALK’ means medium intensity, and ‘JOG’ means high intensity. You can find more examples for low, medium and high intensity activities at the Polar Flow web service.
Inactivity Alert
Reminds you when you have been sitting for too long. With V800, the Flow app shows when you've been still for too long.
Advanced activity analysis
Activity reports store all your daily activity so that you can easily analyze your daily and long-term physical activity. The total active time tells you the cumulative time of body movements that are good for your body and health. Besides the many details you get about your physical activity and all the health benefits that come with it, you can also see the inactive periods and when you've been still for too long.
Compatible with iPhone 4S and later, and with selected Android devices including Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4 using Android 4.3 or later

Polar Flow web service features

Steps
Counts steps taken during the day, which allows for very simple targeting of daily activity. A basic recommendation is to aim for 10,000 steps or more a day.
Advanced training analyzing
You can easily analyze every detail of your training and get a deeper insight into your activities with plenty of possibilities to learn from what you do.
Map view
When you use GPS, you get a map view of your training route. On the map you can examine your training data in further detail.
Relive
A video feature with which you can see the highlights of your training and routes.
Sleep duration and quality
Starts tracking your sleep time automatically when you lie down and your body movements slow. The Polar Flow mobile app and web service tell you how much you slept in total and how restful your sleep was. By showing you the amount of restful versus restless sleep, it gives you a detailed look into how you sleep at night so you can see if it's affected by any changes in your daily life.
Training targets
Create detailed training targets in the Polar Flow web service and sync them to your device. During training you can easily follow the guidance on your device.
Activity zones
Activity zones track your daily activities at five intensity levels: resting, sitting, low, medium and high. You can check how active you've been at the Polar Flow web service and mobile app. You can also compare the intensity of the different activity zones (low, medium, high) so that the higher the intensity, the faster your activity goal is reached. You can find more examples for low, medium and high intensity activities at the Polar Flow web service.
Advanced activity analysis
Activity reports store all your daily activity so that you can easily analyze your daily and long-term physical activity. The total active time tells you the cumulative time of body movements that are good for your body and health. Besides the many details you get about your physical activity and all the health benefits that come with it, you can also see the inactive periods and when you've been still for too long.
Training diary
Diary is available at the Polar web service. When you transfer your training results from your training computer to the Diary, you can easily follow up your activity well as plan future training sessions. You can choose to see your training history in a month or week view, along with a monthly or weekly summary.
Training load
Shows you how your training affects your body and helps you compare the load of different workouts. Continuous monitoring of training load will help you recognize your personal limits and adjust your training intensity and duration according to your targets.
Recovery status
Find the perfect balance between training and rest and get a true picture of your recovery status before getting out there again. Recovery status is based on the cumulative load of all your activities including your training sessions and data on the small activities you do every day. Continuous monitoring of recovery status helps you plan your training so that you avoid over- and undertraining.

Polar LOOK Kéo Power features

Power-based target zones with visual and audible alarm
You can define your target zones for a training session based on power. When you are out of the preset zones, the training computer will give a visual and audible alarm.
Cycling Efficiency Index
Cycling efficiency is your energy expenditure converted into the power that propels the bike forward. Cycling efficiency measurement starts as soon as heart rate rises above 100 bpm and the training session has lasted for more than one minute. If the heart rate drops below 100 bpm during the session, the measurement of cycling efficiency value is stopped until your heart rate rises above 100 bpm again. Improvement in cycling efficiency indicates improved performance economy.
Cadence-based target zones with visual and audible alarm
You can define your target zones for a training session based on cadence. When you are out of the preset zones, the training computer will inform you with a visual and audible alarm.
Cadence – current, average and maximum
Your cycling cadence stands for your pedaling rate in revolutions per minute (rpm). Cadence is the central factor in improving cycling performance. A higher cadence reduces the force needed for each pedal stroke, and thus improves overall performance. Running cadence measures how many times your either right or left foot hits the ground in one minute. Running cadence is measured as steps per minute. With this feature you can sharpen your cadence and make your ground contact time shorter. This will help you to find a balance between leg power and leg speed.
Bike settings – for three bicycles
You can define settings up to three bikes in your training computer. When you start training, you can select the bike with the correct settings for that particular training session.

Polar ProTrainer 5 features

Training diary
Diary is available in Polar software. When you transfer training results from your training computer to your Diary, you can easily follow up your training as well as plan your future training sessions. You can choose to see your training sessions in a Month or Week view, along with a Month or Week summary.
Training computer settings
You can edit your training computer settings with the WebSync software.
Advanced training analyzing
You can easily analyze each of your training sessions in the training result view. In addition to many useful details about your training, the Curve illustrates graphically the data from the sensors that you used while training. Place your mouse cursor on the curve to see more details.

Polarpersonaltrainer.com features

Training Load
This feature is available in Polar software. When you transfer training results from your training computer to polarpersonaltrainer.com, you can follow your training load and recovery in the training diary. Continuous monitoring of training load and recovery will help you recognize personal limits, avoid over- or undertraining, and adjust training intensity and duration according to your daily and weekly targets.
Training diary
Diary is available in Polar software. When you transfer training results from your training computer to your Diary, you can easily follow up your training as well as plan your future training sessions. You can choose to see your training sessions in a Month or Week view, along with a Month or Week summary.
Training programs
The polarpersonaltrainer.com web service offers training programs for running, cycling, outdoor sports, and general fitness, for instance. The training program creates training targets which appear in your Diary. You can customize the program according your current fitness level.
Map view – optional with GPS sensor
When you use a GPS sensor you get a map view of your training route. On the map you can examine your training data in further detail.
Endurance programs
The polarpersonaltrainer.com web service offers complete endurance training programs for running and cycling, including warm-up, work and cool-down phases for every session. Polar Endurance program is customized to every user’s needs and optimizes endurance training by adapting to the user’s training routines, updating the program every four weeks.
Advanced training analyzing
You can easily analyze every detail of your training and get a deeper insight into your activities with plenty of possibilities to learn from what you do.

Recording features

Totals
Totals includes your training data starting from the last reset enabling you to follow your long-term training.
Adjustable recording rate – 1s, 5s, 15s, 60s
The samples of your heart rate, speed, cycling cadence, power and altitude are stored either in 1, 2, 5, 15 or 60 second intervals. A longer interval gives you more recording time, while a shorter interval allows you to record more detailed data. A shorter recording rate uses the memory of the training computer up more rapidly, but enables more accurate data analysis using Polar software.
Adjustable recording rate – 1s, 2s, 5s, 15s, or 60s
The samples of your heart rate, speed, cycling cadence, power and altitude are stored either in 1, 2, 5, 15 or 60 second intervals. A longer interval gives you more recording time, while a shorter interval allows you to record more detailed data. A shorter recording rate uses the memory of the training computer up more rapidly, but enables more accurate data analysis using Polar software.
Training diary
Stores up to 80 h of training time (may vary depending on your language settings). You can see your training history from the past four weeks and what you have planned for four weeks ahead.
R-R Recording
R-R recording rate saves heartbeat intervals, that is, intervals between successive heartbeats. This information is also shown as instantaneous heart rate in beats per minute in recorded samples.With RS800CX and CS600X you can analyze your heart rate variability (HRV) using the ProTrainer 5 software with an accuracy of 1 ms. With V800 you can analyze it at the Polar Flow web service.
Weekly history
Weekly history gathers your weekly training data. By selecting a week, you can review your training data for the week.
Weekly history – available via polarpersonaltrainer.com
Weekly history gathers your weekly training data. By selecting a week, you can review your training data for the week.
Online recording – opt. with WindLink
Online recording feature allows you to transfer heart rate information to a computer in real-time. This enables following training information on computer in real time.

S1 footpod features

Speed/Pace-based target zones with visual and audible alarm
You can define your target zones for a training session based on speed. When you are out of the preset zones, the training computer will give a visual and audible alarm.
Speed/Pace – current, average and maximum
Speed (km/h or mi/h) is measured with GPS, footpod, stride sensor or cycling speed sensor. Pace (expressed as min/km or min/mile) stands for the rate of speed. Pace is usually used in running. By setting a target pace, you can follow how fast you need to run in order to reach a certain distance in a predefined time.
Distance – training and total
Distance (km, mi) can be set and measured in several ways. Training distance tells you the distance traveled during a training session. Trip distance tells you the distance from the latest trip reset. Lap distance tells you the distance of one lap. Total distance is the distance accumulated since the last reset. Odometer tells you the cumulative distance which you cannot reset.
Distance – training, lap, and total
Distance (km, mi) can be set and measured in several ways. Training distance tells you the distance traveled during a training session. Trip distance tells you the distance from the latest trip reset. Lap distance tells you the distance of one lap. Total distance is the distance accumulated since the last reset. Odometer tells you the cumulative distance which you cannot reset.

Speed sensor Bluetooth® Smart features

Bike settings – for three bicycles
You can define settings up to three bikes in your training computer. When you start training, you can select the bike with the correct settings for that particular training session.
Autostart/stop
When you turn on this feature, your training computer starts and stops training recording automatically when you start or stop moving.
Race Pace
Race Pace allows you to set a target speed/pace for a certain distance. It then helps pacing the run or ride by showing the current speed/pace and by telling in time, how much you are behind or ahead of the set target.
Incline Measurement
Incline measurement tells you the uphill or downhill inclination in numerical form, helping you to adjust cycling effort accordingly. The feature shows you the uphill/downhill steepness in percentages and grades.

Stride sensor Bluetooth® Smart features

Jump Test
Helps to assess leg muscular strength and power output and how tired your muscles are. Requires Polar stride sensor Bluetooth® Smart.
Race Pace
Race Pace allows you to set a target speed/pace for a certain distance. It then helps pacing the run or ride by showing the current speed/pace and by telling in time, how much you are behind or ahead of the set target.
Running Index
Running Index is based on heart rate and speed data measured during the run. It gives daily information about your performance level, both aerobic fitness and running economy. Improvement in running efficiency indicates improved economy of running performance. In V800, this feature can also recognize if you're running uphill or downhill.

Training features

Interval trainer guided workouts – heart rate / pace / distance
Create interval workouts based on time, heart rate, speed/pace or distance and get guidance during training.
Interval trainer guided workouts – heart rate / distance
Create interval workouts based on time, heart rate or distance and get guidance during training.
HeartTouch – button-free operation of wrist unit
When HeartTouch is on, different training information during training can be accessed without pressing buttons, for instance, when gloves make pressing buttons difficult, by bringing your training computer close to your transmitter.
Vibration and audio alerts
During training, you are notified with a sound or vibration, for example when you need to slow down or to speed up to make sure your training goes as planned.
Swimming metrics (Coming 2014 - 10)
Analyze your swimming performance with the extensive swimming metrics. They measure your swim distance, swim time and pace, do stroke counting, and can also identify your swimming style. With the SWOLF score, you can improve your swimming technique.
Tap gestures
When you firmly tap the display of your training computer in time mode, it will show your recovery status. During training, you can also take lap time, change the training view or turn the light on by firmly tapping the display.
Display zoom
Display zoom feature allows you to zoom in information on the display during training.
Training computer settings
Depending on your training computer, you can edit the settings either with the WebSync software or at the Polar Flow web service.
Reminders – calorie expenditure, distance or time based
You can set reminders to alarm you of different tasks or training sessions, for instance, reminding you to drink during a training session.
Sport Profiles (4 fixed sport profiles)
There is one profile for running, two for cycling, and one for other sports. In each profile you can activate the sensors that you want to use with that sport. There is a specific selection of sensors available for each profile.
Graphical target zone indicator
This feature points out graphically on the display the zone you are in during a training session helping you to stay on the desired intensity zone.
Automatic display scroll
Lets you alternate between displays automatically during training without a need to remove hands from handle bars. Activating automatic display scroll improves riding safety and comfort.
Automatic lap recording
With this feature you can set your training computer to take laps based on preset distance, for example, every 1 km/mi. In Polar V800, you can also set the laps based on time and location.
Sport Profiles (adjustable)
Lets you list all your favorite sports and define specific settings for each one of them. For example, you can create tailored views for each sport you do and choose what data you want to see when you train: just your heart rate or just speed and distance – whatever suits you and your training needs and requirements best. It will also automatically detect the sensors you have added. You can set up to 15 sport profiles with Polar RCX5 and up to 20 sport profiles with Polar V800.
Transition times in multisport training
Shows the time it takes for switching from one sport to another.
Multisport training
With just a few button presses, you can change from one sport to another during training, for example in triathlon.
Graphical comparison of two values
This feature enables comparison of two values as graphs during training. For example, you can choose a graphical overview of your heart rate and altitude to see how altitude affects the intensity of your training .
Time and distance based interval timers
Use timers, for example, as a training tool in interval training to tell you when to switch from a harder to a lighter period and vice versa. The timers can be time- or distance- based.
ZonePointer
ZonePointer is a visible and moving symbol on the training computer display indicating whether you are inside the pre-set or desired target zone. This feature helps you to reach the desired intensity/pace/speed/cadence targets.
User configurable displays
This feature allows you to configure training computer displays to show the information that you need during your training session. You can do it either in your training computer, ProTrainer 5 software or at the Polar Flow web service.
User configurable displays – all lines
This feature allows you to configure training computer displays to show the information that you need during your training session. You can do it either in your training computer, ProTrainer 5 software or at the Polar Flow web service.
User configurable displays – two lines
This feature allows you to configure training computer displays to show the information that you need during your training session. Configure the displays either in the training computer or in ProTrainer 5 software.
Training reminder
Reminds you to drink, eat or take other important actions during training.
ZoneLock
ZoneLock feature helps you to accumulate certain intensity. You can either lock a zone before a training session or during it by pressing a button when you are on the desired zone.

Watch features

Firmware update
You can always update the software to the latest version with a USB cable.
Button lock
By activating button lock, training computer buttons are locked, and accidental presses do not cause problems, for instance, during training.
Reminders
You can set reminders to alarm you of different tasks and link them to a training session if you like.
Water resistant – WR20
Suitable for swimming
Water resistant – IPX7
Not suitable for bathing or swimming. Protected against wash splashes and raindrops.

s3/s3+ stride sensor features

Speed/Pace-based target zones with visual and audible alarm
You can define your target zones for a training session based on speed. When you are out of the preset zones, the training computer will give a visual and audible alarm.
Speed/Pace – current, average and maximum
Speed (km/h or mi/h) is measured with GPS, footpod, stride sensor or cycling speed sensor. Pace (expressed as min/km or min/mile) stands for the rate of speed. Pace is usually used in running. By setting a target pace, you can follow how fast you need to run in order to reach a certain distance in a predefined time.
Running Index
Running Index is based on heart rate and speed data measured during the run. It gives daily information about your performance level, both aerobic fitness and running economy. Improvement in running efficiency indicates improved economy of running performance.
Average stride length
Stride length is the average length of one step, that is, the distance between your right and left foot contacting the ground. Runners adjust stride length to gather speed: stride length increases as speed increases. Yet one of the most common mistakes novice runners make is over-striding. The most efficient stride length is the natural one – the one that feels most comfortable.
Cadence – current, average and maximum
Your cycling cadence stands for your pedaling rate in revolutions per minute (rpm). Cadence is the central factor in improving cycling performance. A higher cadence reduces the force needed for each pedal stroke, and thus improves overall performance. Running cadence measures how many times your either right or left foot hits the ground in one minute. Running cadence is measured as steps per minute. With this feature you can sharpen your cadence and make your ground contact time shorter. This will help you to find a balance between leg power and leg speed.
Race Pace
Race Pace allows you to set a target speed/pace for a certain distance. It then helps pacing the run or ride by showing the current speed/pace and by telling in time, how much you are behind or ahead of the set target.
Distance – training, lap, trip and total
Distance (km, mi) can be set and measured in several ways. Training distance tells you the distance traveled during a training session. Trip distance tells you the distance from the latest trip reset. Lap distance tells you the distance of one lap. Total distance is the distance accumulated since the last reset. Odometer tells you the cumulative distance which you cannot reset.