Revolutionise Your Ride - Polar Launches New Cycling Computers at ISPO

07/02/2005


Kempele, Finland, 7th Feb 2005



Polar Electro is well-known for providing many of the world's greatest cyclists with the training and racing tools they need to stay ahead of the pack. Polar has utilised that experience and knowledge to create the CS range of cycling computers. They are specifically designed with the aspiring cyclist in mind and offer essential training tools that can prepare an amateur for competition or help an enthusiast reach his or her goal.



The Polar CS100 and CS200 Cycling Computers enable you to set your own individual targets and goals and to monitor your progress with real-time feedback from your body and your bike. If you have just started to compete or you want to take your recreational cycling to the next level you can start to train right, rather than just focussing on maximum mileage.



The Polar CS100 Cycling Computer gives you truly integrated feedback from your body and from your machine. Based on Polar's world renowned heart rate monitoring technology, combined with highly reliable and accurate speed, distance and cadence measurement, you have your own straightforward personal tool that can keep you motivated and enable you to enjoy your progress. Polar heart rate monitoring with OwnZone® helps you cycle within your own optimal heart rate zone limits and gives you visual and sound alarm warnings if you leave your target zone, while OwnCal® also monitors your calorie consumption.



The provision of auto start/stop gives you maximum convenience and helps make your Polar CS100 a seamless part of every ride. The big display's extended backlight also has a clever function - if you activate it once during a ride then it will conveniently illuminate the screen when you activate any other functions during that ride.



The comfortable T31C transmitter belt has OwnCode® so that there is no interference from other heart rate monitors. In fact, the speed sensor, cadence sensor, cycling computer and transmitter belt are all wireless, coded and have been optimised. There is improved water resistance and reduced noise disturbance and interference from other heart rate monitors and other sources (e.g. power lines, railways etc.). Being wireless, there are no unsightly wires and the sensors and the handle bar unit come with easy and flexible mounting options.



A diary-style training log helps you to keep track of your progress and, if you want a head start with your training, you can go to www.polarcyclingcoach.com for online cycling-specific training guidance and training programs. You can upload your own settings to your Polar CS100 Cycling Computer using UpLink™.



The Polar CS200 Cycling Computer offers all the features of the CS100 the additional connectivity of SonicLink™, which enables data download to PC for storage and further analysis of training data. The CS200 also includes a speed pointer, which shows the difference between your average and actual speed. Then there is another additional unique feature for cyclists dedicated to optimising their training�



The CS200's new cycling intensity/economy feature shows your workload as kcal/h and kcal/km enabling you to track your calorie consumption and ensure sufficient calorie intake over longer rides. It can also help compare various training types, understand how economical your training is and help you to make your cycling more efficient, for example, if you are using your cycling as part of a weight loss program.



Cyclists that want to revolutionise their training need the right expertise and the right gear - they need a solution dedicated to cyclists like them, combining world-leading bio feedback, accurate feedback from their machine, and cycling-specific monitoring and analysis tools. A new Polar CS Cycling Computer could be the most important addition to their favourite sport a keen cyclist will ever make.



Polar CS Cycling Computer product group overview:



    Polar CS200 Cycling Computer
  • Personalised body and bike feedback and a range of connectivity options

  • Heart rate monitoring (actual and % of HR max.)

  • Wireless speed sensor (current, average, max. and speed pointer)

  • Cadence sensor (measures RPM - available separately, also included in CS200cad)

  • Handle bar/stem unit for quick, convenient, flexible mounting

  • Polar OwnCode® prevents cross-talk from other heart rate monitors

  • Seven memory files for cycling data

  • Estimated Time of Arrival

  • Settings for two bikes

  • OwnZone® detects your optimal heart rate target

  • OwnCal® including cycling economy/intensity (kcal/h and kcal/km)

  • Auto start/stop

  • Intelligent backlight and auto display scroll

  • SonicLink™ PC interface able to download training files to Cycling Coach web service

  • Personal training log at www.polarcyclingcoach.com & UpLink™ to transfer settings

  • Available: April 2005, RRP: 129,90 EURO



    Polar CS100 Cycling Computer
  • All the essentials for cyclists including full body and bike feedback

  • Heart rate monitoring (actual and % of HR max.)

  • Wireless speed sensor (current, average and max. speed)

  • Cadence sensor (measures RPM - available separately)

  • Handle bar/stem unit for quick, convenient, flexible mounting

  • Polar OwnCode® prevents cross-talk from other heart rate monitors

  • Memory file for all your cycling data

  • Estimated Time of Arrival

  • Settings for two bikes

  • OwnZone® detects your optimal heart rate target

  • OwnCal® tracks calorie expenditure

  • Auto start/stop

  • Intelligent backlight and auto display scroll

  • Personal training log at www.polarcyclingcoach.com & UpLink™ to transfer settings

  • Available: April 2005, RRP:99,90 EURO