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polar s 510 HRM(6 posts)

polar s 510 HRMjohncang
Jun 9, 2002 5:50 PM
Does anyone have experience with the Polar S510 heart rate monitor/bike computer? Thanks.
re: polar s 510 HRMPecos
Jun 9, 2002 6:17 PM
I just purchased one this past week. I only have two rides in with it. I originally thought I would be able to replace my computer with it, but I am not so sure it is a good idea. I mounted it on the bars with the supplied bracket. However, on our Saturday morning rides we stop at a bagel shop after 35 fast miles, for about 15 minutes. I didn't realize it, but the unit will only pause a training session for 5 minutes. After that it starts a new session and the training data is relegated to secondary status - meaning that it cannot be retrieved into your computer. You also lose the cycling stats such as distance, average speed and the rest. I think I am going to try and wear it on my wrist for the next ride and see how that goes. I guess as long as my heart keeps beating :o) the session will continue to be recorded. I think I'll be able to edit out the time spent off of the bike. If not I guess I'll remount the computer and just use it as a HRM. I could have chosen a less expensive model for that purpose though. One other thing, it seems that you cannot zero out the memory. The unit has 6 files or sessions it retains in memory and pushes one offthe back as a new one is started. Kind of confusing I feel.
re: polar s 510 HRMHENRY K
Jun 9, 2002 7:16 PM
I have had a 510 for about a month. I agree, it is an expensive HRM that does not work that well as a bike computer. It is also difficult to transfer the data. I never works the first time. I am still toying with retuning it strictly because the bike features are not good at all!Tried it on the wrist and the bar mount. The bar mount is not too good if you get off of the bike at a rest stop! You have to start from scratch.
re: polar s 510 HRMavitar
Jun 10, 2002 5:43 PM
When you are at a rest... I do a lap for that, and when you download this to the computer it is easy to see because your speed is at 0. I do not think you can wear it on your wrist and get any speed or distance info.
I cannot figure out why it is always at least .5mph but sometimes as much as 2mph different from my Mity3 computer.
re: polar s 510 HRMjohncang
Jun 10, 2002 6:40 PM
thanks for the info!
re: polar s 510 HRM/Looking for Pecosjohncang
Jul 6, 2002 7:39 AM
Now that you have had the 510 for a while what do you think of it? If you don't mind could you reply to my email so I could ask you a couple of specific questions? Thanks.