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Polar S510(6 posts)

Polar S510JuniorRacerFL
Jun 18, 2002 5:03 PM
Hey, im thinking about upgrading from my complete bottom of the line polar model to the S510. What ares yalls thoughts on this thing. I understand it has a ciclocomputer in it. thats pretty cool idea. Does anybody have any problems with it and what are some cool benefits of it. Thanks,

re: Polar S510avitar
Jun 18, 2002 5:36 PM
It has been getting mixed reviews here, but I like mine. I like that I can download and chart my progress. I also have a Catseye Mity3 computer which seems much more accurate.
I would not rely on it as a computer and depend on it for accuracy, but as I am just getting back into cycling after many years away, it is serviing its function well. I ride a few days a week .. 10--15 miles per time... I will work up to longer rides ...I can see my average speed increasing...
Great idea, just dont do it if beeping bothers you. See above.refusenik
Jun 18, 2002 6:09 PM
Jun 18, 2002 6:14 PM
I've got it and love it. You can turn off the beeping. I have no complaints at all. It did take some studying to learn everything, but now that I've got it all, it's a great training tool.
I have the S710PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Jun 18, 2002 7:55 PM
I have the S710 and absolutely love it. I'd definitely recommend either the S510 or the S710! The S710 is better because it has altitude and makes uploading training info into your computer far easier but the S510 can do similar things I'm just not sure how.

Email me at if you have any further questions or once you get it want to know how to use it to its maximum!

Nick Corcoran
Jun 19, 2002 7:35 PM
I would not depend on the 510 for an accurate computer. The HRM works great but the computer is marginal. Save your $. Buy a HRM and a good seperate bike computer!