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Polar S510/710 Mounting - Wrist or Handlebars? nm(8 posts)

Polar S510/710 Mounting - Wrist or Handlebars? nmFred2000
Oct 27, 2002 11:54 AM
Either way works fine..........gogene
Oct 27, 2002 12:21 PM
......although I put mine on the bars if I'm going for a ride longer than a hour. Shorter rides, usually on the wrist.
re: I prefer the cockpit approach...Akirasho
Oct 27, 2002 1:03 PM
... I'm a bit spoiled... I've got a Polar Accurex Plus that I can use off the bike... so the S710 stays put.

We abide.

Remain In Light.

Be the bike.
re: I prefer the cockpit approach...brurider
Oct 28, 2002 9:26 AM
I like that.
re: Polar S510/710 Mounting - Wrist or Handlebars? nmjagreenwald
Oct 27, 2002 4:22 PM
I talked with the Polar rep at Interbike and was told that if you want the cyclometer features to work (speedometer and cadence) you need to have it handlebar mounted. Haven't tried it myself so I couldn't be 100% sure. Guess it would depend on if you're using those functions or not.
Oct 28, 2002 6:19 AM
Why put it on your wrist, making it difficult to read and dangerous as well? I have one friend who has flipped over his handlebars trying to manipulate his s series on his wrist. Put it on the handlebars! It is easy to take off and put on your wrist for other non-cycling activities.
Leave 710 on bike, get another monitor for nonbike workoutsFez
Oct 28, 2002 9:01 AM
My main ride has the 710 mounted on the bars. If I ride another bike or do a workout off of the bike, I have an older Polar to wear on the wrist.
Oct 28, 2002 10:24 AM
With the unit mounted on the bars it's a lot easier to monitor the data. I have a couple of the older style plastic Polar bar mounts and found that chopping a section out of the front makes it super easy to take the watch on and off different bikes. You need to do this any way to down load the data. The new plastic mounts are larger and accomodate the S710/S510 better.