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Polar RC3 GPS
£239.40
A GPS sports watch for recreational runners and cyclists who want integrated GPS with smart guidance. Take your running to the next level with the new, slim and lightweight Polar RC3 GPS. It listens to your body and tracks your altitude, speed, distance and route in one compact package. Together with unique Smart Coaching features it’s GPS, only smarter.

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A sophisticated running trainer with built-in GPS, in a case slim and light enough to wear as your everyday watch. If you switch up your training with a bit of saddle time, an optional Cadence Sensor turns the RC3 GPS into a cycle computer. Either way, it records all the parameters you’ll want and uploads them for analysis on Polarpersonaltrainer.com.

 -GPS receiver provides accurate speed, distance, altitude change, and direction data.
 -Directional arrow points to your starting position 'as the crow flies' so you can get back without having to retrace every twist and turn.
 -Comes complete with Polar W.I.N.D. HRM chest sensor strap.
 -Compatible with Polar W.I.N.D. sensors, including S3+ Foot Pod and CS W.I.N.D. Bike Sensor.
 -Configure settings directly on the watch or on your computer through WebSync software.
 -PolarPersonalTrainer.com lets you customize your runs, HR zones, and options.
 -Determine a VO2 max value with the built-in OwnIndex fitness test or enter your actual lab test figure.
 -Estimated battery life: 100-120 days with no activity, 50 days using only watch features, or 12 hours with GPS on.
 *Note: not recommended for lap swimming due to the added water pressure of repeated strokes.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Brand Polar
Available Outside the UK? Yes
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In the Box

Polar RC3 GPS with heart rate

  • Polar RC3 GPS training computer
  • Polar H3 heart rate sensor
  • USB cable
  • RC3 GPS Getting Started Guide
  • An extra blue strap in the RC3 GPS Blue set

Polar RC3 GPS without heart rate

  • Polar RC3 GPS training computer
  • USB cable
  • RC3 GPS Getting Started Guide
Specifications

Training computer

Battery type:

250 mAH Li-Pol rechargeable battery

The battery is not replaceable

Operating time:

up to 12 hours in continuous use with the GPS function on

Operating temperature:

-10 °C to +50 °C / 14 °F to 122 °F

Training computer materials:

PMMA lens with hard coating in top surface, training computer body (ABS+GF)+TPU / (PC+ABS)+GF / (TPU+PC) +TPU / ABS+PC / Aluminium / Stainless steel

Wrist strap and buckle materials:

Polyurethane (TPU) and stainless steel

Watch accuracy:

Better than ± 0.5 seconds / day at 25 °C / 77 °F temperature

GPS accuracy:

distance +/-2%, speed +/-2km/h

Sample rate:

1 sample/sec

Accuracy of heart rate monitor:

± 1% or 1 bpm, whichever larger. Definition applies to stable conditions.

Heart rate measuring range:

15-240 bpm

Current speed display range:

0-36 km/h or 0-22.5 mph (when measuring speed with s3+ stride sensor)

0-127 km/h or 0-79 mph (when measuring speed with CS speed sensor)

0-303 km/h or 0-188.5 mph (when measuring speed with GPS)

Water resistance:

Water proof IPX7

Not suitable for bathing or swimming. Protected against wash splashes and raindrops. Do not immerse the training computer in water. Using the training computer in excessive rainfall may cause interference on GPS reception.

Training computer limit values

Maximum number of files:

99

Maximum time recorded to one file:

99 h 59 min 59 s

Maximum time recorded to files with different sensor combinations:

 
 

Heart rate

253 h

 

Heart rate + stride sensor

52 h

 

Heart rate + GPS

31 h

 

Heart rate + CS speed sensor

63 h

 

Heart rate + CS cadence sensor

139 h

 

Heart rate + stride sensor + GPS

28 h

 

Heart rate + GPS+ CS speed sensor

31 h

 

Heart rate + GPS + CS cadence sensor

28 h

 

Heart rate + CS speed sensor + CS cadence sensor

52 h

 

Heart rate + GPS + CS speed sensor + CS cadence sensor

28 h

 

Stride sensor

63 h

 

Stride sensor + GPS

31 h

 

GPS

35 h

 

GPS + CS speed sensor

35 h

 

GPS + CS cadence sensor

31 h

 

GPS+ CS speed sensor + CS cadence sensor

31 h

 

CS speed sensor

79 h

 

CS cadence sensor

253 h

 

CS speed sensor + CS cadence sensor

63 h

 

The training computer stores the data in one second intervals.

Maximum number of laps recorded in one training session:

99

Maximum number of automatic laps recorded in one training session:

99

Total distance:

99999.99 km / 99999.99 mi

Total duration:

9999 h 59 min 59 s

Total calories:

999 999 kcal

Total training files count:

65535

Heart rate sensor

Battery life:

1600 h

Battery type:

CR2025

Battery sealing ring:

O-ring 20.0 x 0.90 Material Silicone

Operating temperature:

-10 °C to +50 °C / 14 °F to 122 °F

Connector material:

ABS

Strap material:

38% Polyamide, 29% Polyurethane, 20% Elastane, 13% Polyester

Water resistance:

30 m (Suitable for bathing and swimming).

The Polar H3 heart rate sensor does not measure heart rate in water.

The Polar RC3 GPS training computer applies the following patented technologies, among others:

  • OwnIndex® technology for fitness test.

  • OwnCal® personal calorie calculation.

Polar WebSync Software and USB Cable

System Requirements:

Operating system: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7 or Mac OS X 10.5 (Intel) or newer

Internet connection

Free USB port for the USB cable

Water resistance

Water resistance of Polar products is tested according to International IEC 60529 IPX7 (1m, 30min, 20ºC). Products are divided into four different categories according to water resistance. Check the back of your Polar product for the water resistance category and compare it to the chart below. Please note that these definitions do not necessarily apply to products of other manufacturers.

 

Marking on case back

Water resistant characteristics

Water resistant IPX7

Not suitable for bathing or swimming. Protected against wash splashes and raindrops. Do not wash with a pressure washer.

Water resistant

Not suitable for swimming. Protected against wash splashes, sweat, raindrops etc. Do not wash with a pressure washer.

Water resistant 30 m/50 m

Suitable for bathing and swimming

Water resistant 100 m

Suitable for swimming and snorkeling (without air tanks)