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Polar RS100 Running Computer

Polar RS100 Running Computer

Item #CIU111
MSRP:$109.99
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POLAR® RS100 RUNNING COMPUTER :: For the runner who is new to heart rate training and wants a basic running computer that will start to guide their training. The Polar® RS100 is a powerful fitness running watch and heart rate monitor. It has all the basic training tools including heart rate, target zone, stopwatch and lap splits, and even uplinks settings from your computer to the watch so it's easy to get started.

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Features & Benefits:

  • Wireless ECG accurate heart rate
  • Polar OwnZone®: Determines personal heart rate limits for an exercise session
  • Polar OwnCal®: Counts and displays calorie expenditure
  • Polar OwnCode®: Prevents cross-talk from other heart rate monitors
  • Target zones with visual alarm
  • Maximum heartrate of total exercise: A figure expressed in beats per minute (bpm) representing the peak heart rate measured over a specific period of time (e.g. an exercise session)
  • Average heartrate of total exercise: A figure expressed in beats per minute (bpm) representing the average heart rate measured over a specific period of time (e.g. an exercise session)
  • 99 Laps: Plus - Exercise Date
  • Alternating / repeating countdown timers
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Polar RS100 Running Computer
 
4.2

(based on 10 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate (4)
  • Durable (4)
  • Easy to read (4)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Waterproof (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Serious training (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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4.0

I've been running with ...

By Dan Coogan

from Undisclosed

Comments about Polar RS100 Running Computer:

I've been running with the Polar RS100 since May 2005 and like it very much. Sometimes the watch takes a bit of time to sync up with the transmitter (the strap that you wear on your chest).
Also, sometimes the heart rate displayed is much higher than my actual heart rate.
The unit only records one run or exercise period, so make sure you write down any info, because next time you hit the start button, the previous times are gone -- also a problem, if you mistakenly hit the wrong button during a run (which I did). I bought this before the RS200 came out and for that reason alone wish I had waited, but all in all it's a great HR monitor.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great item at great price!

By Cheeseater

from San Diego, CA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Durable
  • Easy to Read
  • Lightweight
  • Waterproof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Serious Training

    Comments about Polar RS100 Running Computer:

    Really functional! Great for the price. Does everything I want it to do.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    I'll buy the RS100 Again.

    By John

    from Torrance, CA

    Comments about Polar RS100 Running Computer:

    I've used the RS100 for several years. It has worked great up until a month or so ago. Now I having the same problems Don describes in his comments. Slow syncing and sometimes the heart rate reading is incorrect. I don't start out training at a heart rate over 178.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Beautiful device, does ...

    By Tony T.

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Polar RS100 Running Computer:

    Beautiful device, does hing it's suppose to. Only problem.......my two year old Lab ate it. Now back to RRS for a new one.

     
    1.0

    Not all that great

    By GnickL

    from Annapolis, MD

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use
    • Not Durable

    Best Uses

      Comments about Polar RS100 Running Computer:

      Not sure why others thought this monitor was so great. Sometimes it would work OK, other times the wireless connection between chest strap and monitor would erratically come and go. So sometimes I'd get done and have usable info and others times ... nada. But now my heart rate never shows up as any higher than 40 so it's basically a high-priced, style-challenged watch. Beyond that it has fairly non-intuitive function buttons. If you don't use if for a few weeks better find the directions to figure out how it works. The watch face itself gives very few prompts.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Nice Heart Rate Monitor

      By TommyD

      from Southampton, NJ

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good price value
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Chest Strap

      Best Uses

      • Cross Training
      • Running on Treadmill
      • Spinning

      Comments about Polar RS100 Running Computer:

      I use this while training indoors (spinning, treadmills, lifting). No interferance with other monitors. [...]I do not like the design of the chest strap, the removable transmitter is bulky and not comfortable when laying face down (doing push-ups and streching).

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Best HRM watch I ever have!

      By nmaizir

      from Jakarta, Indonesia

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Durable
      • Easy to Read
      • Lightweight
      • Waterproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Mountain Biking
        • Road Racing
        • Serious Training

        Comments about Polar RS100 Running Computer:

        I've been using this RS100 since 3 months ago. I'm very satisfied. It shows my heart rate & a-bip alarm so I can slow down a little bit on my exercise in order to prevent injuries especially on my knees. It also show how many fat-burned & calorie=burned on every lap or every cardio class that I've done. Love it!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Good Basic HRM

        By GoGoGomez

        from Canton, GA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Easy to Read
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Polar RS100 Running Computer:

            Was looking for a basic HRM that told time and also kept heart rate, with beeps for floating out of the HR zone target range. This does all that. Lightweight, nice rubber watch band. Only concern I have is that band is attached directly to the watch face, so if the band breaks, fearful that will make the watch useless (since it will no longer attach to my hand).

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great product and great value for money

            By RecordBreaker

            from Kuwait

            About Me Collegiate/Pro

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Durable
            • Easy to Read
            • Lightweight
            • Waterproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Not Just Biking
              • Road Racing
              • Serious Training
              • Swimming
              • Weight Lifting

              Comments about Polar RS100 Running Computer:

              This is the first Heart Rate Monitor I buy. I used it for running on treadmills at the gym. Great thing is that the treadmills that support polar will display your HR on the screen. I also use it while I swim. This was my main concern. I swim around 1-2km a day 5-6 days week and it never failed me. I spend over an hour under water. It's very easy to configure. Display is big enough. The HR Zone alarm is loud enough to hear. I can also hear it while I swim. If I could say one negative thing about this watch it would be that it only saves one work out. I tend to write down my stats so when I'm at the gym and I'm finished from my run, I'll write down all the information before I start my weight lifting session. I think Polar has another watch that can save multiple workouts, but this isn't bad for its price.

              Also would like to compliment on Road Runner's support. They are very helpful. My order reached my APO box in Kuwait in about 5 days. Will defiantly order from them again. Hope this helps.

               
              5.0

              I've had this monitor for ...

              By Larry

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Polar RS100 Running Computer:

              I've had this monitor for over a year. It's great no complaints. Everything works as it should day in and day out.

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              1.    Tony T. rated this product 5 stars
              Tue, November 03,2009:
              Beautiful device, does hing it's suppose to. Only problem.......my two year old Lab ate it. Now back to RRS for a new one.
              2.    Dan Coogan rated this product 4 stars
              Mon, January 08,2007:
              I've been running with the Polar RS100 since May 2005 and like it very much. Sometimes the watch takes a bit of time to sync up with the transmitter (the strap that you wear on your chest). Also, sometimes the heart rate displayed is much higher than my actual heart rate. The unit only records one run or exercise period, so make sure you write down any info, because next time you hit the start button, the previous times are gone -- also a problem, if you mistakenly hit the wrong button during a run (which I did). I bought this before the RS200 came out and for that reason alone wish I had waited, but all in all it's a great HR monitor.
              3.    Larry rated this product 5 stars
              Wed, June 21,2006:
              I've had this monitor for over a year. It's great no complaints. Everything works as it should day in and day out.

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