Polar G5 GPS Sensor
2013 Thought On Polar G5 GPS Sensor
We have personally been testing the Polar G5 GPS sensor since it originally arrived with the Polar RCX5 watch over 18 months ago.
While we like this GPS watch sensor far better than any other Polar has ever made, primarily due to its diminutive size, we really like it when Polar cam out with the Polar G5 GPS clip because it was far preferable to the armband as a carrying methodology. By using these ourselves and having both men and women testers use them we found out some very interesting facts.
Our biggest discovery was that we think taking the GPS outside the watch, meaning non-integrated, works better for women because it means the watch can be so much smaller and lighter. This is why the new Polar RCX3 women is such a favorite among our women testers. Take 1.5 ounces worth of weight out of the watch and put it on a waist band and women love it.
The new Polar G5 GPS sensor works with all Polar RCX5 watch units and provides users with Geo-cached data for mapping to Google Earth along with accurate speed and distance information broadcast to the wrist unit.
After you have paired the G5 Sensor unit with the Polar RCX5 watch you can begin to record speed and distance along with mapping data while participating in any sport outdoors. This is must have kit for any outdoor athlete who is serious about creating a correlation between pacing and heart rate data to improve their athletic performance.
Various Mounting Solutions
We have experimented with the G5 and a host of different mounting solutions. While the G5 comes with a armband, which we found just fine for cycling, we know many runners and others may not like the armband solution. We have positioned the G5 in a hydration pack and secured it to the tool kit under the bikes saddle. Both locations provided continuous signal and GPS data in our testing.
Download all of your data to Polar personal trainer where you can see all of your heart rate data, speed, distance and even mapping.
We found the GPS sensor to be within 2/10ths of one mile of the bike speed sensor over a 38 mile loop which is a very small margin of error. We would therefore be plenty comfortable with the idea of using the GPS to get speed and distance data for any sort outdoors given the small margin of error.
The G5 works with several Polar
heart rate monitor units including the Polar RCX5, RCX3 and RS800CX.
If you would like to speak with a real expert about the new Polar G5 GPS then just call the Heart Rate Watch Company at 866-586-7195 and talk with the real experts.
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