84points

Polar M600

32points

Polar RC3 GPS

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Polar M600 vs Polar RC3 GPS

Polar M600
Polar RC3 GPS
Polar M600
Polar RC3 GPS

Why is Polar M600 better than Polar RC3 GPS?

  • Is compatible with Android
  • Has Bluetooth
  • Provides activity reports
  • Has vibrating alerts
  • Syncs wirelessly
  • Has trackback mode
  • Has an accelerometer
  • Has goal setting

Why is Polar RC3 GPS better than Polar M600?

  • 4h longer battery life - GPS
    12hvs8h
  • Can upload maps
  • 20m more water resistance
    30mvs10m
  • 1.3mm thinner
    13.7mmvs15mm
  • Has a cadence sensor

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Design

1.Has a display
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Polar RC3 GPS

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.

2.waterproofing maximum depth

10m

30m

These devices will not experience water damage, e.g. in the shower. Devices which can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming or diving.

Best

Casio GWA1000FC-2A

200m

3.thickness

15mm

13.7mm

Best

Motorola MOTOACTV

9.6mm

4.Is dustproof and water resistant
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Polar RC3 GPS

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

5.sweat resistant
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Polar RC3 GPS

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

6.height

45mm

63mm

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Leikr

40.4mm

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Sensors

1.has GPS
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Polar RC3 GPS

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

2.Has a heart rate monitor
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Polar RC3 GPS

A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.

3.has an accelerometer
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Polar RC3 GPS

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

4.Has a cadence sensor
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Polar RC3 GPS

A cadence sensor measures the revolutions of the pedals on a bicycle. You can monitor your revolutions per minute, i.e. how fast you are pedalling.

5.has a gyroscope
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Polar RC3 GPS

A gyroscope is a sensor that tracks the orientation of a device, more specifically by measuring the angular rotational velocity. Initially, they were built using a spinning rotor to detect changes in orientation, like twisting or rotation.

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Activity tracking

1.Provides activity reports
Polar M600
Polar RC3 GPS

Your activity data is analysed to give you reports, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see how active you have been and to help you make improvements.

2.Has a route tracker
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Polar RC3 GPS

With a route tracker you can add your route onto a map. It is helpful if you plan to do the same route again, or want to share it with your community.

3.Tracks distance
Polar M600
Polar RC3 GPS

It tracks how far you travel.

4.Has goal setting
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Polar RC3 GPS

Allows you to set your own goals, such as reaching 15,000 steps in a single day.

5.Has multi-sport mode
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Polar RC3 GPS

Multi-sport mode allows you to easily switch between tracking different sports such as running, cycling and swimming. This is ideal for those who need to change quickly between different activities, eg. triathletes.

6.Measures pace
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Polar RC3 GPS

Measuring pace shows how much time it takes to travel one kilometer or one mile. For example, in running, a 4 minute kilometer would be a very good pace.

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Connectivity

1.Is compatible with Android
Polar M600
Polar RC3 GPS

It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.

2.Has Bluetooth
Polar M600
Polar RC3 GPS

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

3.Syncs wirelessly
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Polar RC3 GPS

The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.

4.Is compatible with iOS
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Polar RC3 GPS

It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

5.Has WiFi
Polar M600
Polar RC3 GPS

The device can connect to WiFi.

6.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
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Polar RC3 GPS

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

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Battery

1.battery life with GPS on

8h

12h

There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.

Best

Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire (HR)

50h

2.has a battery level indicator
Polar M600
Polar RC3 GPS

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.has a rechargeable battery
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Polar RC3 GPS

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Features

1.Has vibrating alerts
Polar M600
Polar RC3 GPS

Vibrating alerts have a variety of uses, such as interval training.

2.Has silent alarm
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Polar RC3 GPS

The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.

3.Has inactivity alerts
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Polar RC3 GPS

The device detects when you have been idle for too long, and alerts you to encourage you to stay active.

4.Acquires GPS faster
Polar M600
Polar RC3 GPS

It can periodically download data on the future position of GPS satellites. This enables it to lock on much faster, so you don’t have to wait around to get a GPS fix.

5.Has notifications
Polar M600
Polar RC3 GPS

If you get a notification such as a call or message, the device will vibrate on your wrist or make a noise to alert you.

6.Includes access to online portal
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Polar RC3 GPS

Your tracking data is uploaded via your smartphone or computer, and is available to view on the manufacturer’s online portal in the form of reports and graphs.

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Miscellaneous

1.Can upload maps
Polar M600
Polar RC3 GPS

You can upload different maps to your device. It is handy for people who like to explore new places.

2.Has trackback mode
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Polar RC3 GPS

This feature enables you to track your route and reverse it in order to guide you back to where you began your journey.

3.Compatible with heart rate monitors
Polar M600
Polar RC3 GPS

It supports third-party heart rate monitors to incorporate your pulse data.

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