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Polar S710 with Cadence users..........(4 posts)

Polar S710 with Cadence users..........Len J
Jan 4, 2002 11:38 AM
Can you answer me this.

I'm thinking of springing for one of these but was wondering about the display. Now (with a seperate computer & HRM) I pay attention to cadence, speed, Heart Rate & Interval timer. Is it possible to display all of these simotaneously on the Polar S710?

Let me know.

Thanks

Len
re: Polar S710 with Cadence users..........Bruno S
Jan 4, 2002 8:48 PM
I don't have the Polar S710 but I have a Cateye with similar functions minus the cadence. It displays 3 numbers at a time: Speed, HR and Distance or Time. The HR numbers are almost twice the size of the other two and are at the center of the display. It takes some effort to read the speed because of the size of the numbers and I have thought of installing another computer just for that. Most cyclocomputers have a very large display for the speed which is easy to read.I believe that in the Polar you could have the same problem since the size of the display is about the same as the one in the Cateye. So even though it may display all the information another computer could be useful.
Same question different day...Len J
Jan 7, 2002 8:04 AM
Since I didn't get any responses on friday, I thought I'd bring it back up to the top & ask again.

Does anyone have any experience with the Polar S710 display?

Thanks

Len
Pick any 3grzy
Jan 7, 2002 1:55 PM
You only get three lines for data display. However you can very easily cycle through these as well as other data with the buttons. When active the HR info is always shown, so you get two lines for the other three. Ultimately if you're paying attention HR and caedence then the speed is going to be what ever the % grade and your power allows. If your focus is maintaining speed then HR and cadence will depend on this. Then there's the whole altitude aspect - that the 710 provides. You can't switch between cadence and altitude while riding, but the info is captured. Consider an el cheapo basic computer for speed so you can watch the other numbers. Ultimately it's all captured and can be down loaded for study at home. I find that after using the S710 for a while that while it's good to know all the info it really is a lot and as long as your HR is where you want it to be everything else works out. the nice part is capturing everything sychronized and then working with the data on the PC. One could also claim that once you have enough expereince you know what cadence works for you - the counter is that some people dont't realize that their choosen cadence isn't always efficient.