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Is the power output unit for the Polar S710 worth it?(4 posts)

Is the power output unit for the Polar S710 worth it?MXL02
Oct 3, 2002 7:03 AM
I bought the S710 with the thought of purchasing the power unit at a later date, but heard some early rumblings about lack of accuracy...does anyone have enough experience with this thing to make a recommendation? Haven't found any recent postings on the topic.
Sorry-found one thread in August.MXL02
Oct 3, 2002 7:08 AM
PODIUMBOUNDdotCA "Polar power sensor - Is it worth it?" 8/3/02 12:01am

Still, not much info there...any updated thoughts?
I ordered it last yearonespeed
Oct 3, 2002 7:09 AM
When it arrived I couldnt wait to put it on my bike. As soon as I opened up the box my smile faded. The wires, calibration and numerous sensors just made my stomach turn.

I like things that are easy to install and things that I dont notice. I packed it back up and sent it back the same day marking the "return reason" box "too complicated."

That is the extent of my experience with it.
Don't spoil the Merak!MXL02
Oct 3, 2002 7:12 AM
Seriously, I agree with you, in fact posters on other forums suggest putting it on the "second" ride, since it weighs .5 lbs, looks crappy, and is basically a training tool. Anyway, thanks for the input.