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Polar RS200 Heart Rate Monitor Watch (Black)
List Price: $169.95

Our Price: $120.00

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Product Description

The RS200 was made for goal-oriented runners who want to prepare for their first running event or who want to enhance their running experience. Use the Polar Sports Zones and the Event Countdown Timer to manage your training for that key running event. You can even upload your settings to your computer and transfer your workout files to the Polar Running Coach Web Service for analysis.

In order to reach your fitness goals, you need to exercise at the right intensity. Designed for goal-oriented runners, the Polar RS200 wrist heart rate monitor helps you to easily and accurately measure your heart rate to help you get to just the right intensity or your exertion level. It's great for both beginning runners or more experienced runners preparing for competitions. Use the Polar Sports Zones and the Event Countdown Timer to manage your training for that key running event. You can even upload your settings to your running computer and then download your workout files to the Polar Running Coach Web Service for analysis. The RS200 offers up to 16 exercise files with summaries, date and time, and total calorie expenditure. This model features a black and silver face and strap, but it also comes in red.

With the optional S1 foot pod, you'll be able to take advantage of the RS200's Speed and Distance functions, such as speed, distance and pace per kmph/mph, target pace (with alarms and differential), trip odometer, run distance, totals for mileage, calories and time training, and summaries for distance and speed/pace.

Heart rate monitoring includes maximum heart rate (fitness test-based and age-based), maximum/average of total exercise and of each lap (up to 99 laps), three target zones, and audible alarms. It also offers such timing features as time of day (12/24-hour display), dual time zone, day and date display, stopwatch, and alarm with snooze. It features an oversized display, easy to manipulate buttons while on the run, and a comfortable WearLink fabric transmitter.

It's a great choice for using in large groups, where other exercisers might be using wireless training gear that could interfere with your own signal. The RS100's coded transmission prevents crosstalk with other monitors so you'll get a personalized workout--even in a class environment. It also includes the following exclusive Polar features:

  • Polar Sport Zones: Polar sport zones provides an easy way to select and monitor the intensity of your training and to follow Polar?s sport zones based training programs. The training is divided into five zones based on percentages of your maximum heart rate: very light (50-60%HRmax), light (60-70% HRmax), moderate (70-80%HRmax), hard (80-90% HRmax) and maximum (90-100% HRmax).
  • Polar OwnCal: This feature shows your energy expenditure during one exercise session as well as your accumulated kilocalories during several exercise sessions. You can set daily and weekly exercise goals in terms of calorie expenditure with the OwnCal feature. Because the OwnCal tracks both the energy expenditure during one exercise session and the accumulated kilocalories during a longer time e.g. one week, it helps in achieving both short term and long term goals.
  • Polar OwnZone: This feature guides you through an appropriate warm-up routine and automatically determines a safe and effective exercise heart rate zone--your OwnZone--while taking into account your current physical condition.

Manufacturer's Warranty
The original purchaser of this heart rate monitor is backed by a limited warranty that states that this product that the product will be free from defects in material or workmanship for two years from the date of purchase.

Polar heart rate monitors are precision instruments; consumers are not advised to change their own battery. Polar recommends that all service be done by an authorized Polar Service Center which will include a warranty for 90 days on repairs and 6 months for batteries.

About Polar
The first EKG accurate wireless heart rate monitor was invented by Polar back in 1977 as a training tool for the Finnish National Cross Country Ski Team. The concept of "intensity training" by heart rate swept the athletic world in the eighties. By the 1990s, individuals were looking to heart rate monitors not only for performance training needs, but also for achieving everyday fitness goals. Today, the same concept of heart rate training is being used by world-class athletes as well as everyday people trying to lose weight. Polar is the leading brand among consumers, coaches, and personal trainers worldwide and the company is committed to not only producing the best products, but also being the leading educator on the benefits of heart rate based exercise.

  • Wrist-style heart rate monitor and stopwatch in black geared for runners
  • With optional S1 footpad, take advantage of the RS200's Speed and Distance functions
  • Polar's OwnZone helps determine an individual exercise zone; calorie counter and goal management
  • OwnCal feature shows your energy expenditure during one exercise session and accumulated expenditure
  • Dual time zone, alarm with snooze, and water resistance to 50 meters

Customer Reviews:

  • run for your life.
    this product allows you to accurately measure your heart rate and is great for receiving quick, needed, health advice....more info
  • Improved my workout
    When I use the heart rate monitor, I get much better weight loss and more calories burnt. I still can't get the software to work with the computer as it uses audio signal to connect to the computer. A bit of a pain really. Nonetheless, the summary on the watch itself is informative enough. I use it to keep track of my heart rate so don't really need to connect to the computer. It would be good though if I had that option....more info
  • Pretty awesome device!
    I was recommended this device by my instructor at a local fitness center. Though he was trying to peddle me the ware sold by that center, I found this on Amazon for about $40 cheaper. This is an awesome device, and very compact. Though I have been a user for only a month, I find its capability, user design and benefit quite high. The online interface, and especially the method to synch data (sonic sync - or transferring data by converting it into sound signals and then using the computer's microphone to listen to the device and interpret the data) is pretty awesome - in fact I have not seen this in any (in my experience) other human-computer interface - except R2D2 perhaps. The data transfer can be a bit buggy since ambient noise can influence the signal, but overall - pretty cool!
    I like the fact that I can program my exercise zones in and then use my instructor defined program completely to ensure a complete workout.
    The only thing I miss is a bicycle mount - so that I dont have to get my hands off the handle bar everytime I need to check my performance...
    But all in all - great buy! ...more info
  • A lot of information, but not complicated
    This watch is working very well for me. I really like looking at my statistics after a workout. There is a lot of information available through this watch, but it is not complicated to understand or navigate. I wish that Polar offered a female-sized version of this watch; it's a bit chunky for a female wrist....more info
  • great watch
    I've had my watch for about a month now and I love it. I had a little trouble getting my personal sport zones in it because this is my first watch but my trainer was able to do it without a problem. In fact, the trainer liked it so much that the gym is now planning to sell this watch. The rest of the set up was very easy. I love that I can personalize it to display the info that I want to keep track of during my workout. I would definately recommend this watch....more info
  • RS200 is Fine - Avoid the Footpod
    I've found that the watch and heart rate strap works well although you'll struggle with the learning curve and the extremely poor manual. At all costs, avoid the foot pod. I bought this to track my pace while running and found it was initially very inaccurate (off by 25% or more) and after a few runs it stopped working altogether....more info
  • Solid Heart Rate Monitor - Watch is OK, Comfort Strap is the Best Part
    I run about 30 miles a week - everything from distance runs (marathon training) to speed workouts at the track. I wanted a heart rate monitor that was easy to use and, most importantly, comfortable over a long distance. I don't care about having the best, most expensive model - I just wanted a reliable, comfortable product.

    I read somewhere that Polar has the best heart rate technology - most comfortable & flexible chest strap, etc., while Timex has superior watches. Having trained with my trusty Timex IronMan for about 5 years, and now with Polar for the past few months, I think this is definitely the case.

    The Polar chest strap is very comfortable, even over decently long distances (13 miles so far). I have tried my husband's Timex strap as well - and it is fine, but significantly less comfortable than the Polar. I definitely give the Polar chest strap 5 stars.

    The Polar watch - or "running computer" - is fine, but compared to the Timex's design, it is much harder to do anything other than basic functions. I'm not naturally a directions person anyway, but this manual seemed especially confusing - you have to flip around a lot between different sections to try to figure things out - and ultimately I found it easier to just hit all the buttons and see what they did. :-) So from a design perspective, I would give the Polar watch a 3 (Timex IronMan would be a 5).

    So, the Polar is a good buy and performs as expected. From a comfort standpoint it can't be beat, and I have gotten used to the watch (though I would support sending its designers back to the drawing board and telling them to do more usability testing next time). ...more info
  • polar
    works good as a heart monitor, it does require the foot pod for full function, which for the price just get a nike Ipod much cheaper for distance and pace, and it does need special equipment to connect to the internet site....more info
  • effective
    I have always done cardio but with very little results. Being better able to target heart rates using this watch has been very effective in helping reduce weight and increase my general health. Buttons on the side have a tendency to come off....more info
  • So far so good
    Like any Polar product, this heart rate monitor works great. It accurately reads my heart rate and has enough features and sub menus to keep even the nerdiest occupied. My only real complaint is the sheer complexity of the sub menus. I accidentally pressed one button too long and it changed the display to something that wasn't useful for me (two lines of data instead of three). I fiddled with it for a couple workout sessions until I finally gave in and opened the manual. After digging through the manual for 15 minutes, I figured out what I did. Not the end of the world, but it gives some indication of the complexity of the menus. I could have gone for something a bit simpler and still been happy. Overall I would still recommend this product. ...more info
  • I love it!!!
    It was just as told!! I really love it and very simple to use. Has given me no trouble. i would tell all of my friends to buy, it;s great!...more info
  • Excellent HRM
    I bought this to replace the Polar F11 I had for a few years before. Even though the F11 is more expensive, this has more features which makes it more fun to use. I've yet to get the foot pod but that's not far off. People complained about the buttons but they feel just like the ones on my old F11 so I'm not sure what the deal is. The extra button on the top is very useful when doing manual laps. If I broke the one I bought, I would definately buy another one....more info