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Polar RS200SD Running Computer Monitor

Polar RS200SD Running Computer

Item #CIU115
MSRP:$229.99

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POLAR® RS200SD RUNNING COMPUTER :: Set a goal. Achieve it. Then blow it out of the water! You can do it with the new Polar® RS200SD Running Computer. It's got everything the RS200 gives you but also includes speed and distance tracking. It records weight, a fitness exercise diary, lap info and interval performance. And you can download all of it to your PC for analysis. Includes stopwatch, 4 language display, 3 target zones, plus Polar OwnZone, OwnCalorie, and Fitness Test. features. Water resistant to 50 feet.

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Polar RS200SD Running Computer Monitor
 
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5.0

yo product the bomb ...

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Polar RS200SD Running Computer Monitor:

yo product the bomb diggity son. I run 8.8k and still functioning, word up highly recommend

 
4.0

Good piece of gear. ...

By Branden

from Undisclosed

Comments about Polar RS200SD Running Computer Monitor:

Good piece of gear. Footpod is accurate on level terrain, accuracy falls off in uneven terrain (as you would expect with a pedometer). I too have to clean the contacts on the HRM prior to every use in order for it to funtion properly. Solid beginner to intermediate HRM/Distance bundle.

 
4.0

I have owned this polar ...

By Ernesto

from Undisclosed

Comments about Polar RS200SD Running Computer Monitor:

I have owned this polar for two years now, and had almost no problem at all. Only 1 time lock and easily solved. Had some problems with the transmission of the wearlink on winter, but again easily solved with just a few rocks of salt on the chest contacts. Better than expected.

 
4.0

Works great so far. I ...

By Mike

from Undisclosed

Comments about Polar RS200SD Running Computer Monitor:

Works great so far. I calibrated with a 2 mile run but it was already calibrated correct. The distance has been accurate with only 2.5% error at most and most runs less than 1%.
My only issues are that the watch band is a little uncomfortable on my wrist (got a blister during a long run) and is not replacable, the software to download to the watch doesn't allow you to download all the settings to the watch (only some settings which isn't very helpful) so you end up having to navigate lots of menus and pushing lots of buttons on the watch to get it configured. I also was suprised that the foot pod was heavier and larger than I expected (it took a couple attempts to find right placement on my foot that I wouldn't notice it).
Overall I am very satisfied with the system and wished I had bought it when it first came out. It offers lots of bang for the buck.

 
1.0

Avoid this product. I ...

By Indy

from Undisclosed

Comments about Polar RS200SD Running Computer Monitor:

Avoid this product. I have owned all the options in this market and this has a flawed design. I am not anti-polar or the footpod. I owned the 625x as well. The 200sd locks up and does a total reset . . . at bad times. I went through 4 of these and they all did it. I have talked to many others that had the same issue. It is a flawed design that polar should have pulled but did not. I suspect the newer 400 and 800 series are much more like most quality polar products

 
1.0

I found this to be nearly ...

By Steve

from Undisclosed

Comments about Polar RS200SD Running Computer Monitor:

I found this to be nearly worthless, and am sending back to RRS. The technical manual is very poorly written, and at in places, incorrect. Polar's customer service is just awful. I've tried to call them, only to be put endlessly on hold, and when I finally have gotten a live human being, I've been told he or she is not the right person, and I've been transferred to hold again. Maybe Polar makes decent products, but this isn't one of them.

 
1.0

The footpod is worthless, ...

By Mark

from Undisclosed

Comments about Polar RS200SD Running Computer Monitor:

The footpod is worthless, I could not get any calibration better than 20% and often the pace reads 0.00. Don't waste your time and money on this.

 
3.0

Generally pleased with ...

By John

from Undisclosed

Comments about Polar RS200SD Running Computer Monitor:

Generally pleased with performance but watch button response slow and footpod only accurate (90-95%) on level hard surfaces. Running on undualating ground or bush tracks get varied results. The manual is difficult to follow so there are some features that I still haven't worked out.

 
4.0

I have put about 800 ...

By RM

from Undisclosed

Comments about Polar RS200SD Running Computer Monitor:

I have put about 800 miles on mine, and I like it. It was accurate for me right out of the box (4 mile test at the track gave 4.04 miles), but it?s less accurate doing hills and trails. The only gripe I have is that I need to carefully clean the contacts on the chest strap before each run, or the heart rate info fades in and out. It is MUCH better that the gps based speed and distance set-up I owned previously.

 
5.0

I've had mine since ...

By Andrew

from Undisclosed

Comments about Polar RS200SD Running Computer Monitor:

I've had mine since August and have not had a single problem with it. Hopefully it doesn't quit on me like it has for others. Got it for $160 and is a perfect running watch for a beginner or someone who doesn't want to break the bank getting a running watch.

 
2.0

Reliability seems to be ...

By Mullan

from Undisclosed

Comments about Polar RS200SD Running Computer Monitor:

Reliability seems to be the major issue with this unit based on the reviews that I've read on this and other sites. My watch recently died after only 5 months of careful use and is now completely useless. When it was working I was reasonably happy with it. My only criticisms were that the buttons were sometimes unresponsive and the display was slow to change when switching between the various screens. The wristband also cracked after only a month. The footpod and chestband worked well. Until they sort out the reliabiliity problems I am unable to recommend this item.

 
1.0

I had this setup for ...

By Mike Chase

from Undisclosed

Comments about Polar RS200SD Running Computer Monitor:

I had this setup for about a month and used it for final training for Grandma's Marathon--mainly to identify a race strategy. Much to my dismay, the unit "winked out"--showing all "8's" at about the 2.5 mile point of the actual marathon, leaving me without my presets. I managed to restore some basic functionality, but lost the race data and my confidence in this device. Buyer Beware.......

 
2.0

I was not impressed with ...

By Robert

from Undisclosed

Comments about Polar RS200SD Running Computer Monitor:

I was not impressed with my rs200sd. When I got it, I noticed that it is made of cheap grade plastic and the buttons are not very responsive. The footpod had a hard time staying on, so i would end up getting ridiculous results. One day, i put it in sleep mode and it never came out, so i am sending it back. I do not reccomend the rs200sd... It's loaded with features and the technology is great, but the craftsmanship and the reliability are no good. The customer service at Polar is not helpful at all.

 
4.0

A solid piece of ...

By Mike B.

from Undisclosed

Comments about Polar RS200SD Running Computer Monitor:

A solid piece of equipment. I was relitively impressed with the accuracy. I have been using GPS systems in this capacity/use for some time. They often go out when Line of Sight to the satellites is lost. Around buildings, in deep woods, etc. This was always frustrating. This Polar unit will never do this. I was concerned for the water tightness of the foot pod. I run in the rain from time to time and it just doesn't look like it will stay water tight in a puddle situation....

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1.    Anonymous rated this product 5 stars
Sat, August 08,2009:
yo product the bomb diggity son. I run 8.8k and still functioning, word up highly recommend
2.    Branden rated this product 4 stars
Thu, August 14,2008:
Good piece of gear. Footpod is accurate on level terrain, accuracy falls off in uneven terrain (as you would expect with a pedometer). I too have to clean the contacts on the HRM prior to every use in order for it to funtion properly. Solid beginner to intermediate HRM/Distance bundle.
3.    Ernesto rated this product 4 stars
Tue, October 02,2007:
I have owned this polar for two years now, and had almost no problem at all. Only 1 time lock and easily solved. Had some problems with the transmission of the wearlink on winter, but again easily solved with just a few rocks of salt on the chest contacts. Better than expected.
4.    Indy rated this product 1 star
Wed, August 01,2007:
Avoid this product. I have owned all the options in this market and this has a flawed design. I am not anti-polar or the footpod. I owned the 625x as well. The 200sd locks up and does a total reset . . . at bad times. I went through 4 of these and they all did it. I have talked to many others that had the same issue. It is a flawed design that polar should have pulled but did not. I suspect the newer 400 and 800 series are much more like most quality polar products
5.    Mike rated this product 4 stars
Mon, July 23,2007:
Works great so far. I calibrated with a 2 mile run but it was already calibrated correct. The distance has been accurate with only 2.5% error at most and most runs less than 1%. My only issues are that the watch band is a little uncomfortable on my wrist (got a blister during a long run) and is not replacable, the software to download to the watch doesn't allow you to download all the settings to the watch (only some settings which isn't very helpful) so you end up having to navigate lots of menus and pushing lots of buttons on the watch to get it configured. I also was suprised that the foot pod was heavier and larger than I expected (it took a couple attempts to find right placement on my foot that I wouldn't notice it). Overall I am very satisfied with the system and wished I had bought it when it first came out. It offers lots of bang for the buck.
6.    John rated this product 3 stars
Mon, February 12,2007:
Generally pleased with performance but watch button response slow and footpod only accurate (90-95%) on level hard surfaces. Running on undualating ground or bush tracks get varied results. The manual is difficult to follow so there are some features that I still haven't worked out.
7.    Mark rated this product 1 star
Tue, November 14,2006:
The footpod is worthless, I could not get any calibration better than 20% and often the pace reads 0.00. Don't waste your time and money on this.
8.    Andrew rated this product 5 stars
Mon, November 13,2006:
I've had mine since August and have not had a single problem with it. Hopefully it doesn't quit on me like it has for others. Got it for $160 and is a perfect running watch for a beginner or someone who doesn't want to break the bank getting a running watch.
9.    RM rated this product 4 stars
Sun, October 15,2006:
I have put about 800 miles on mine, and I like it. It was accurate for me right out of the box (4 mile test at the track gave 4.04 miles), but its less accurate doing hills and trails. The only gripe I have is that I need to carefully clean the contacts on the chest strap before each run, or the heart rate info fades in and out. It is MUCH better that the gps based speed and distance set-up I owned previously.
10.    Steve rated this product 1 star
Mon, October 09,2006:
I found this to be nearly worthless, and am sending back to RRS. The technical manual is very poorly written, and at in places, incorrect. Polar's customer service is just awful. I've tried to call them, only to be put endlessly on hold, and when I finally have gotten a live human being, I've been told he or she is not the right person, and I've been transferred to hold again. Maybe Polar makes decent products, but this isn't one of them.
11.    Mullan rated this product 2 stars
Thu, June 29,2006:
Reliability seems to be the major issue with this unit based on the reviews that I've read on this and other sites. My watch recently died after only 5 months of careful use and is now completely useless. When it was working I was reasonably happy with it. My only criticisms were that the buttons were sometimes unresponsive and the display was slow to change when switching between the various screens. The wristband also cracked after only a month. The footpod and chestband worked well. Until they sort out the reliabiliity problems I am unable to recommend this item.
12.    Mike Chase rated this product 1 star
Wed, June 21,2006:
I had this setup for about a month and used it for final training for Grandma's Marathon--mainly to identify a race strategy. Much to my dismay, the unit "winked out"--showing all "8's" at about the 2.5 mile point of the actual marathon, leaving me without my presets. I managed to restore some basic functionality, but lost the race data and my confidence in this device. Buyer Beware.......
13.    Robert rated this product 2 stars
Sun, April 02,2006:
I was not impressed with my rs200sd. When I got it, I noticed that it is made of cheap grade plastic and the buttons are not very responsive. The footpod had a hard time staying on, so i would end up getting ridiculous results. One day, i put it in sleep mode and it never came out, so i am sending it back. I do not reccomend the rs200sd... It's loaded with features and the technology is great, but the craftsmanship and the reliability are no good. The customer service at Polar is not helpful at all.
14.    Mike B. rated this product 4 stars
Sat, October 08,2005:
A solid piece of equipment. I was relitively impressed with the accuracy. I have been using GPS systems in this capacity/use for some time. They often go out when Line of Sight to the satellites is lost. Around buildings, in deep woods, etc. This was always frustrating. This Polar unit will never do this. I was concerned for the water tightness of the foot pod. I run in the rain from time to time and it just doesn't look like it will stay water tight in a puddle situation....