Customizing RCX3 Settings via WebSync


WebSync software allows you easy access to your RCX3 training computer settings. With it, you can edit your user, device and sport profile settings, and export training data to Polar ProTrainer 5 software.

Connect to WebSync

1. Windows users: Double-click the WebSync icon in your computer taskbar. Select Training Computer in Welcome window.
Mac OS X users: Secondary click WebSync icon in menu bar and select Training Computer.

2. Connect DataLink to your computer USB port and follow the given instructions.
For detailed instructions on how to edit training computer settings, please go to WebSync Help > Training Computer Settings.

Editing RCX3 Settings


Connection icon (top left) is green when your training computer is connected, red when disconnected. If connection is lost and saving the settings fails, go to Connect ? Start synchronization on your RCX3 to reconnect.

Sport Profiles

Your RCX3 has 4 default sport profiles: Running, Cycling, Cycling 2, and Other sport. Whenever you edit your sport profiles, the changes are automatically sent to your polarpersonaltrainer.com account when you synchronize your training computer the following time.

Sport profiles have fixed names, types and icons.

To edit a sport profile click the sport profile icon:
  • Type defines which sensors and what kind of training views are available for the sport profile. Icon is shown both on the training computer and in your polarpersonaltrainer.com Diary training result view.

    • In General settings you can edit- Hide in pre-training mode - Handy setting for a sport you only do occasionally, e.g. certain time of the year. - Sensors - You can only enable sensors that are paired with your training computer and available for the selected sport profile.For Cycling you can select the bike (1 or 2) and activate speed and cadence sensors. When speed sensor is enabled, wheel size (mm) and Auto Start Training selections become available. Wheel size settings are a prerequisite for correct cycling information. Auto Start Training function starts and stops the training recording automatically when you start and stop cycling.You can edit the equipment name in the Name field. The name can contain a maximum of 14 characters.

    • In Training settings you can select- Speed units- Volume for Training Sounds- Automatic Lap functionality on or off and lap distance

User Settings

You can edit
- weight
- height
- sex
- date of birth
- VO2max
- HRmax
- HRsit
- activity level

Enter your user settings accurately to receive the correct feedback on your performance. User settings transfer is bidirectional. The most recent data is transferred either from the training computer to polarpersonaltrainer.com or vice versa upon synchronizing.

Device Settings

You can edit

General settings – training computer buttons sounds (on/off), button lock (automatic/manual), units for training computer and WebSync, language for training computer, and Power Save Mode mode.

Watch settings – time, date, date formatting, and alarm settings. If you select Use computer time your training computer will use the time settings from your computer.

Logo – also watch face can be edited here. Logo image can be jpg, .png, .gif and .bmp files. Use a black-and-white image of 64x30 pixel size if you can for best logo sharpness. If you cannot, the image is automatically scaled up or down to fit.

Training Data

You can export your training data to Polar ProTrainer 5 software. For detailed instructions please see Data Export from RCX5/RCX3/CS500 to ProTrainer 5

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