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Polar RC3 GPS Monitors

Polar RC3 GPS

Item #CIU1053
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POLAR® RC3 GPS :: You can have it all when you train with the Polar® RC3 GPS. Map and track your route and share it on polarpersonaltrainer.com. And the smart coaching features like post-workout feedback, intensity zones and your run index help you see your training progress and bring your goals to life.

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Features & Benefits:

  • For recreational runners and cyclists who want integrated GPS with smart guidance
  • Training Benefit gives you instant feedback after your session
  • Tracks your route, speed and distance using built-in GPS
  • Running Index scores your performance
  • Slim and lightweight design with rechargeable battery
  • Allows you to share your training with your friends
  • Box includes: Polar RC3 GPS training computer; USB cable; RC3 GPS Getting Started Guide
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Polar RC3 GPS Monitors

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(5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


Awesome Training Computer

By sthread

from Indiana, United States

Comments about Polar RC3 GPS Monitors:

I've used the RC3 GPS for one year. During that time I have used it while running, hiking, and cycling in cities on roads and trails while climbing mountains. Yes, its broad range of features makes it a very useful tool. I love that it picks up satellites within seconds after first using it in a location. And the battery life (12-13 hrs) allows me to play or race all day and still have a complete map when I download the data to polarpersonaltrainer.com. I especially appreciate what I deem the most important feature of the RC3 - that I can completely and accurately analyze the heart rate data using the polarpersonaltrainer.com. software.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Great addition to the Polar Line-up

By MBlitz

from Clearwater, FL

Comments about Polar RC3 GPS Monitors:

I have been running with the unit since it came out. It has the quickest satellite capture rate and even when I am indoors, which allows be less time in adverse weather conditions outside before starting my run. With the fitness testing it gives me the most accurate calorie burn. In addition, my using polarpersonaltrainer.com I can set up my training runs based on distance/pace/heart rate or time. I have found this indispensable while training for half marathons and marathons. Thanks to Polar I have a reliable unit to train with.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)



By Boone

from Miami, FL, United States

Comments about Polar RC3 GPS Monitors:

Been using for 3 months very easy to use great features like interrelated GPS. Light weight and not very bulky. I also like the polar trainer web page helps you understand in detail work outs and hoe to recover your body.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)



By Michael

from San Diego, CA

Comments about Polar RC3 GPS Monitors:

Polar's first GPS integrated watch - works well, about as big as others. Has 20 hr battery life and a lot of training programs.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Works as expected!

By hickey83716

from Boise, ID, United States

Comments about Polar RC3 GPS Monitors:

The only thing I don't like is there is no way to turn off the display while trying to sleep.


Just what I was looking for!

By Cassieblue13

from Austin, TX, United States

Comments about Polar RC3 GPS Monitors:

As a swimmer, I had to do plenty of research into a waterproof fitness band that I could still afford. It tracks well in the pool (so long as I'm not doing a kick set, or breaststroke), and I know that down the road I can use the heart rate monitor with it. The HRM isn't something quite in my budget yet, but I like having the option. The UI for the app is very attractive, and I've never had a problem getting the bluetooth to sync. The battery life has been great so far, and it charges up very quickly when it does start to get low. All in all, my research paid off and I wouldn't recommend any other band for the price tag!


Love it

By mwsmall7

from Undisclosed

Comments about Polar RC3 GPS Monitors:

I've had the RC3 with GPS since April of 2013 and have used it consistently since then. I have never had any trouble with it other than it sometimes taking a couple of minutes to find the satellite, but my friend's Garmin does the same thing. This is my third Polar watch in the last 11 years and I have loved all three of them. I almost wish that something would go wrong so that I could justify buying a newer model to satisfy that 'new gadget' urge, but it is steady as a rock. I'll continue to use it until I find a new item that I absolutely cannot live without, and I can guarantee that will be a new Polar product.


Great watch

By Wisanche

from Bogota

Comments about Polar RC3 GPS Monitors:

I bought the monitor sinece 6 months and is easy the use and cofiguration, easy download the records and programming the monitor


Very satisfied with this ...

By JGM411

from Undisclosed

Comments about Polar RC3 GPS Monitors:

Very satisfied with this monitor. The watch is comfortable to wear. If I have a complaint and it is a minor one is that I sometimes hit the lap button when I want to resume the session after I have paused it.


After 8 Months

By TKDbilly

from Undisclosed

Comments about Polar RC3 GPS Monitors:

I've had 2 other Polar's including one of the first ones offered and an RS200 I still own. After 8 months of using my RC3GPS all the time here's my assessment: Good: features, accuracy, size, battery life (contradicts other accounts but mine has been going strong); gray face easy to read Not as Good: GPS lock takes about 2 minutes where I live on a tree lined driveway at 8,300 ft about sea level; can't customize the screens (minor as there are enough screens/info. to satisfy my needs; light not so bright as my aging eyes that need help ;)


Great For What it was Intended For

By carydean

from Houston, TX, United States

Comments about Polar RC3 GPS Monitors:

I have "upped" my game with the RC3 GPS. I use it with the polarpersonaltrainer.com website to track all my workouts. the website allows me to visually see when I have over-trained and need a day off. I use the RC3 GPS for cycling, running, walking and weight lifting. It sync's immediately with the H3 HMS but is a little slow sync'ing with the GPS. The only drawback is the 5 predefined workout zones that cannot be changed or edited. I work out religiously and have a very low resting heartbeat and a high max heartbeat. When I wear the watch and HMS for a 3 mile walk, I have a hard time getting my heart rate up to the minimum rate for zone 1. As a consequence I can do a recover walk 3 or 4 miles and when I download the data the software gives me some bogus training load of 6 or some other single digit when I know I walked as hard as I could and the value should at least be in the 40's or 50's. And you cannot edit the workout types. your stuck with (1) running, (2) two cycling profiles, and (3) two "other sport" profiles. Iw would be nice to be able to edit the profiles as long as the workout zone min/max heartbeats. If this is critical to you I would recommend the RCX5 GPS, but it is way more expensive. Despite this I have learned "workarounds" to the above and really love the RC3 GPS.

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