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new Polar S710 does watts...link(5 posts)

new Polar S710 does watts...linkjdh3
May 8, 2001 4:34 PM
http://www.polar.fi/s-series/S710.html
Vapor Ware - So Fargrz mnky
May 8, 2001 5:27 PM
So far they aren't available - they keep telling me next month....month after month. Been promissed an upgrade for my dead unit. Also, notice how much the kit costs for the watts function. Looks like a good idea if it actually works. I just want the full on data logging and the altitude/speed functions.
yep, mine on order for 45 daysDuane Gran
May 9, 2001 6:15 AM
I agree. I wish they would hurry up and deliver it. They said it would be released in April, but I haven't heard anything new. I've heard good and bad things about the wattage measurement feature, but I think you have to regard it as the poor man's SRM. It may not reliably tell you exactly how much power output you do in a given day, but over time I'm sure one can analyze performance with it.
I am waiting alsoJamier
May 9, 2001 7:44 AM
I have a computrainer and I know some people say that the computrainer does not measure power (watts) accurately, however, it is consistent, ant that is what counts most. Even if the Polar does not measure watts accurately as long as is consistent it will be a great tool. As soon as I can get my hands on one I'll set it up on the computrainer and compare wattage readings.

If anyone gets one please let us all if it works!
re: new Polar S710 does watts...linkcampyguy
May 9, 2001 12:16 PM
Amen on the vaporware post... I have been getting put off by my LBS on this one for way over a few weeks- Polar's intro date was a total joke. I even gave Polar some nastymail to a very sterile response reiterating their production difficulties. Wow. What a load of junk. I am pretty seriously considering cancelling my pre-order.

-Campy Guy