RCX5
Triathlete Heart Rate Monitor

Monitor Heart Rate for Superior Performance

For triathletes and endurance athletes looking for better performance.

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At a glance

For triathletes and endurance athletes looking for better performance.

  • Allows you to create your own sport profiles and quickly switch between them
  • ZoneOptimizer personalizes your sport zones during your warm-up
  • Improves performance with endurance training programs, downloadable for free from polarpersonaltrainer.com with the Polar DataLink
  • Provides 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.

  • Running Index

    Running Index

    Illustrates how your running performance is developing.

  • Smart Calories

    Smart Calories

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

  • Training load

    Training load

    Shows you how your training affects your body

  • ZoneOptimizer

    ZoneOptimizer

    Ensures you always train at the right intensity.

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. They optimize your 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.

    How fit am I compared to the population
  • Running Index

    Running Index

    Illustrates 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.

    Running Index feature
  • 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.

    OwnCalFlowLink® Product support
  • Training load

    Training load

    Shows you how your training affects your body

    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.

    Training load and Recovery status features in Polar Flow
  • 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.

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Customize

With accessories you can upgrade your training computer to enhance your experience and achieve a more complete understanding of your performance

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