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Which Polar HR Monitor?(3 posts)

Which Polar HR Monitor?tuffnick
Feb 28, 2002 10:49 PM
I'm looking at getting a new Polar hr monitor but am not sure which one I want to get. My options are the S610 and S810 which are more running specific models and the S710 which is the cycling model. The price difference between them in nominal for me so don't factor that into the equation and I'm a racer and can use all the functions these hr monitors have. So which one is best? Heres what I like out of them:
-S610... cheapest, same recording functions as S710 just without the cycling features
-S710... adds cycling features including speed, cadence and power optional and altitude and temperature which when graphed looks like it could be really useful especially on the track by charting my power, hr and cadence. But the supply of these hr monitors is scarce along with the S510 and I'd have to wait so I wouldn't be able to have it before I go to Trinidad in 2 weeks. Also I hear people have had problems with the wireless transmitors for speed and cadence.
-S810... most expensive and adds a beat to beat recording along with a overtraining monitor which could prove useful especially since I do a hr test every morning to see how I'm doing.

re: Which Polar HR Monitor?Scott Barrett
Mar 1, 2002 8:01 AM
I have a S-510 which is the same as the 710 with SonicLink instead of infrared...I use all the cycling functions and it works great! I'd definitely recommend it! The cycling functions are all wireless and work really well...

s510 v. s710jtolleson
Mar 1, 2002 8:32 AM
Actually, these differ in ways other than the download method, don't they? For example, I didn't think the s510 had an altimeter, which for a cyclist is a pretty big deal I think.