Polar RC3 GPS
48 facts in comparison
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
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.
Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It tracks how far you travel.
Allows you to set your own goals, such as reaching 15,000 steps in a single day.
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.
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.
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.
It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
The device can connect to WiFi.
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.
There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Vibrating alerts have a variety of uses, such as interval training.
The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.
The device detects when you have been idle for too long, and alerts you to encourage you to stay active.
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.
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.
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.
You can upload different maps to your device. It is handy for people who like to explore new places.
This feature enables you to track your route and reverse it in order to guide you back to where you began your journey.
It supports third-party heart rate monitors to incorporate your pulse data.