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Polar RS100 Heart Rate Monitor and Stopwatch
List Price: $119.95

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Product Description

The perfect accessory for fitness runners, the Polar? RS100 heart rate monitor offers valuable feedback that can help improve your workout program. The wireless monitor includes a stopwatch that allows you to track your average heart rate and time for each lap. The Polar OwnCal? feature counts and displays your calorie expenditure during one or over several exercise sessions. Updates can easily be downloaded through the Polar UpLink Tool.

In order to reach your fitness goals, you need to exercise at the right intensity. The Polar RS100 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. This basic HRM features added stopwatch and time-of-day watch features as well as extra-large digits for easy readability. The Time in Target Zone feature calculates the amount of total exercise time spent in your personal target zone. You can use this feature together with the Total Exercise Time to determine the effectiveness of your exercise program.

The RS100 displays heart rate as beats per minute (beats per minute) and as a percentage of the maximum heart rate. The Target Zone feature can be set manually or automatically (for age/weight), and the RS100 provides visual and auditory alarms when you've moved away from the zone. Other features include dual time zone, alarm with snooze, and water resistance to 50 meters.

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 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.

  • Improve your training with watch-style heart rate monitor with stopwatch functionality
  • Monitor your intensity level to ensure you achieve the desired goal for each workout
  • Calculates the amount of total exercise time spent in your personal target zone
  • Comes with Polar T31 coded transmitter, which prevents interference from other nearby monitors
  • Backed by a 2-year warranty

Customer Reviews:

  • Works Well
    I got this heartrate monitor to improve my conditioning. I didn't want to work too easy or too hard. This monitor works very well. Wetting the electrodes on the chest strap is needed to get accurate readings, but that is simple to do. The wristwatch makes two distinct sounds to let you know if you are outside of the range that you setup. However, if you in a louder environment or listening to headphones, you won't be able to hear the sounds....more info
  • Just what I needed !!
    I have had some another HR watches, but nothing like this, this is just great, I've been using is since the very first day, no problems so far, easy setup, ease to navegate thru all features.
    I use it most in my spinning class, also while I'm running and sometimes when I play outdoor soccer, it gives you an idea of your workout.
    Haven't try in the pool, I'm just afraid stop working, but I'll give a try once the summer comes
    If you are planing to buy a HR Monitor watch, this is one of the best options, Timex are good, but compare with the price this is much better.
    Sunnto watches are nice, but to small for me, and a little bit more expensive.
    I love my "chaparrita".
    ...more info
  • Decent Product, Decent Value
    Purchased as a replacement HRM, The unit does what its intended to do and it does it well. The quirks of changing face information or retrieving data takes a while to learn and get used to. The push-button sequencing doesn't always seem intuitive, but - the good news is - its easy to learn. I don't use my HRM as a watch except as a convenience after working out, so that feature is fairly useless to me, anyway. One simple improvement would be a strap thats a notch or two bigger - I have to wear my unit at the end notch making it somewhat more difficult to fasten and unfasten.
    Given the quirks and a design you have to grow into, its a decent product and a fair value. ...more info
  • Not the Polar quality of the past- Cheap and nasty
    I have been using a Polar S120 for 5 years and when it finally broke I decided to go with a polar again without any research other than finding a similar model. If I am happy with a product I stick with it. I also travel extensively and Polar T31 chest straps work with 99% of gym equipment out there unlike my Garmin 305 which works with no other equipment, this being a primary reason for investing in another Polar. After duly doing my research I decided that as I was only using this for travel training the RS100 was the way to go. The item that was delivered wouldn't turn on. I sent it back for a replacement. I also noticed that it was flimsy and cheap looking compared to the S120. The replacement arrived and it activated just fine. However I realized that my due diligence was poor and this watch had only one HR zone. No worries its just for travel. This watch lasted 3 workouts before the HRM malfunctioned. I sent it back for a refund and am now looking at other brands and higher priced models. ...more info
  • New toy = win.
    Got it today, took it for a test run.
    Awesome is the one word for it.

    It took me about 5 minutes to configure it fully. Granted, I would probably say I'm above average when it comes to figuring gadgets out so don't feel bad if it takes a little longer. It seemed rather intuitive to me, but when I showed it to my roommate he was completely lost.

    This is the perfect self-motivation tool for someone that wants to lose weight, burn fat, and ultimately get in better shape.
    Speaking as a soon-to-be (250 hours through a 500 hour program) personal trainer, I consider this a solid investment for myself.

    You don't need to be a total fitness nerd to love this toy. If you're just looking to burn fat and lose weight without paying for training (which is understandable given the current state of the economy), I would highly recommend this (type of) watch to help you achieve your fitness goals. Whatever they may be....more info
  • Lovin it
    I bought this over a year ago. I use it constantly for biking, running, and general fitness. I bought this item specifically because it provides for lap tracking (this is a running monitor vs the fitness monitors that do not offer this feature). I did try to use it for swimming but the chest strap will not stay in place. I am using a strapless monitor for this purpose though I don't think it is quite as accurate....more info
  • Good fitness computer
    Quality product would recommend for anyone who wants to better understand what you doing while working out. Only con is no heartrate value display....more info
  • Polar sin la funcion mas importante
    Este modelo es buenisimo, pero le falta lo mas importante, oder calcular al terminar de entrenar con el toque de un boton, en un lapso de tiempo q uno programe (normalmente es 1 minuto) la recuperacionlograda despues del ejercicio( exactamente el numero de pulsaciones q desciende nuestro corazon en un minuto una vez parado el entrenamiento)
    Este dato es muy importatnte para medir los avances en aduision o perdida de condicion fisica...more info
  • I don't run without it
    This heart rate monitor is my first, and is in the middle of my second marathon training season, and has gone with me to five half marathons. I bought it because of the dual timer. I started as a run walker and with two timers, it told me when to run and walk to take a walk break, and then got me back running again. I tuck the monitor underneath the bottom rim of my sports bra, and occasionally it slips down a bit, but mostly the elastic strap, not the actual monitor. I also used to have weird connection problems - out of the blue I would get impossibly readings. 95% of that has gone away since I got "buh bump," an electrode cream created by one of the makers of the polar watches.

    I consider this watch an essential part of my running wardrobe. It always shows your heart rate, and you can toggle the top level of information including the time, calories, and other features. I follow my heart rate closely because I tend to push myself a bit much, and the beeping is a great reminder to slow down, as annoying as it is. I use all the manual features on it though as the fitness test or whatever it is to find out your minimum and maximum HR is lame.

    I work out at 24 hour Fitness, and I was surprised to see that their machines are Polar machines, so I wear my monitor on the treadmills and there's lots of programs that I can use without having to hold the metal part of the machine. And what's cooler than knowing how many calories you burned/have to replace. ;-)

    The only thing I wish this watch would have is the ability to store more than one run in the memory (though this was more important to me in the beginning), and that Polar was as good in their GPS line (like Garmin) as they are with the Heart Rate side. But I have to remind myself that the simplicity of running can be the best part, and my watch should reflect that....more info
  • Great product
    Based on other reviews I choose the RS100. I love it! I really enjoy using it in the water for my laps. That was a awesome surprise. I would recommend this product, but had troubles during my last half marathon and bike ride. I couldn't get it to read my heart rate and keep it for the duration of my workout. Disappointing to carry it without it working and not quite sure why, but next time I will make sure its working with no interference before heading to the start line....more info
  • Very happy
    This is one of the few items I have purchased that has greatly exceeded my expectations. I love it....more info
  • Product is as it is advertised to be
    This product has more functions than I am likely to use but it is easy to read. This is my second polar heart rate monitor having replaced the battery in the first watch several times. I was ready for a newer model. The watch band is very comfortable to wear, something that cannot be said for all "speciality" watches....more info