RCX5
Sports Watch with GPS

Superior multisport support

For triathletes and endurance athletes looking for better performance.

RCX5
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At a glance

For triathletes and endurance athletes looking for better performance.

  • Allows you to create your own sport profiles
  • Supports multisport training through swift switching between sports
  • ZoneOptimizer personalizes your sport zones during your warm-up
  • Improves performance with endurance training programs, downloadable from polarpersonaltrainer.com with the Polar DataLink
  • Gives heart rate even in water with a comfortable hybrid transmitter *
  • Compatible with Polar running, cycling and GPS sensors
  • Up to 8-11 months of battery life

* If you're swimming in salt water or highly chlorinated water, we recommend that you use the T31 coded™ transmitter.


Smart Coaching Features

  • Endurance Programs

    Endurance Programs

    Guiding you to improve your running and cycling performance.

  • Fitness Test

    Fitness Test

    Tells you exactly how your fitness is developing.

  • Training Load and Recovery

    Training Load and Recovery

    Helps you find the perfect balance between rest and training.

  • ZoneOptimizer

    ZoneOptimizer

    Ensures you always train at the right intensity.

  • Running Index

    Running Index

    Shows how your running performance is developing.

  • Smart Calories

    Smart Calories

    Lets you know exactly how many calories you’ve burned.

RCX5 Smart Coaching Features

  • Endurance Programs

    Endurance Programs

    Guiding you to improve your running and cycling performance.

    These running and cycling programs include recommended warm-up, exercise and cool-down phases for every training session. The programs are customized to your specific needs and fitness level and optimize endurance training by adapting and updating your training routines every four weeks. You can create these programs in polarpersonaltrainer.com and upload them to a compatible training computer.

  • Fitness Test

    Fitness Test

    Tells you exactly how your fitness is developing.

    If you’re looking to improve your fitness and want to keep up to date with how well you’re doing, the smart Fitness Test will tell you exactly what you need to know in just five minutes. By regularly comparing your test results, you can see what progress you are making and how your fitness is improving.

    What does aerobic fitness mean?OwnIndex tableWhat is Fitness Test based on?
  • Training Load and Recovery

    Training Load and Recovery

    Helps you find the perfect balance between rest and training.

    Shows you how much your training affected your body and how long it takes for you to recover. 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 Load in polarpersonaltrainer.com
  • ZoneOptimizer

    ZoneOptimizer

    Ensures you always train at the right intensity.

    This feature ensures that you always train at the right intensity. Knowing how hard to train can be a challenge. By using ZoneOptimizer, you can get the exact training effect you’re looking for as the feature adjusts your five heart rate training zones to perfectly match your body’s current physiological condition.

  • Running Index

    Running Index

    Shows how your running performance is developing.

    If you’re looking to keep on top of your running performance you’ll find this feature a big help. Regular use over time allows you to see how efficient your running is. Your Running Index score is calculated automatically after every run, based on your heart rate and from the speed data collected from your GPS or stride sensor. A higher reading indicates that you can run faster with less effort. In V800, this feature can also recognize if you're running uphill or downhill.

    How to utilize Running Index?Estimate your marathon time with Running IndexInterpretation of Running Index
  • Smart Calories

    Smart Calories

    Lets you know exactly how many calories you’ve burned.

    OwnCal is the most accurate calorie counter on the market. It calculates the number of calories expended during a training session based on your weight, height, age, gender, your individual maximum heart rate (HRmax) and how hard you’re training.

    Calorie calculationTip for using OwnCal
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User testimonials

utterly brilliant! -Hugh Mabon

So cool -peter walker

The rcx5 multi sport is so cool. I have the foot pod s3+ stride sensor and the g.p.s sensor as well and they are great .

Polar's reputation, accuracy, capabilities, and dependability are unmatched -Mark Templeton

The last 15 months have truly been life-changing. I went from a couch potato to athlete, lost 70 pounds, dropped my body fat by 20%, reduced my resting heart rate by 30 beats per minute, and reduced my waist size by 7 inches. I enjoyed making the change and learned so much in the process that I got certified as personal fitness trainer and have taken on clients as a health coach. My Polar tools (starting with the FT40 and graduating to the RCX5 with the G5 GPS Sensor) have played a huge role in helping me make these changes from the beginning. My experience with Polar's tools is that their reputation, accuracy, capabilities, and dependability are unmatched. I wouldn't recommend any other brand of monitor. My RCX5 helps me track the efficiency of all my workouts - by type - and what I've achieved. I can mix and match all the different types of activities (from running, weightlifting, cardio, and softball) and see how I'm performing in each activity at any given time. I love the GPS sensor which allows me to see where I've been (on a map) and what I've done when I sync the RCX5 with Polar's Web Sync application on PolarPersonalTrainer.com. Like I said... unmatched. My FT40 serves as a great monitor by itself and it's a great backup to the RCX5. I've taken my RCX5, G5, and FT40 around the world with me and it's like having my personal coach with me all the time, helping me achieve and maintain fantastic results. My Polar tools are great motivators for me: I score excellent on weekly fitness tests - not just for my age group (I'm 54) - but for age groups much lower than mine. I've also now completed several official 10K runs and routinely run that distance. And I'm now training for my first half-marathon in a few months. So, I am continuing to do things that I really didn't consider realistic undertakings before training with Polar.

Training load and the Polar Fitness Test undoubtedly helped me to achieve my goals -Dave Cochrane

I moved to New Zealand from Scotland, unfit and out of shape. I'd run lots in years gone past but had really let myself go. Using my RCX5 GPS with cadence sensor, and a lot of hard work, I completed my first four triathlons and have my first half Ironman this September, with my first full Ironman next July. Training load and the Polar Fitness Test undoubtedly helped me to achieve my goals.

Spectacular!

Spectacular! This machine is the perfect one for those who want to take sports seriously! It helps me, along with polarpersonaltrainer.com, to improve my training sessions! The GPS G5 is fantastic too!

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