I have been using the Polar HR RS200sd (red with foot pod) for the past couple of years. I like it... a lot. The battery on the chest strap died recently and the watch battery is about out so I bought a new one (black instead of red).
I've had a few runs with the new watch and I'm just not sold on it like I was the previous watch I wore for many training runs and races. I'm thinking the calibration is off, but how much difference can the standard 1.000 and my old calibration 1.010 really make?
I don't want to obsess about this, but I can't help it. I ran a little over 5 miles this afternoon after work and felt like I was at about 7:30/mile pace. Not too tough, but not too slow either. However, the watch was about 15 to sometimes 30 seconds off that pace. Not a big confidence booster.
So, Wednesday night I am going to be manually calibrating to see if there is any difference. I hope to come back with a better feeling than I have now.
"Jogging is very beneficial. It's good for your legs and your feet. It's also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed."
"Jogging is very beneficial. It's good for your legs and your feet. It's also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed." Charles Schulz
Monday, June 15, 2009
Polar HR Monitor RS200sd - On Going Review
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Sunday run in the rain.
Got off work early today and went out on an easy 4 miler. Took my time knowing this would be the last time I ran for about 1 week. Run fel...
So, back on the road and trying to keep up with my runs. The 4 mile loop felt great. I started running through the woods and hit the concr...
Good info. I had the same one and thought highly of it. Batteries are dead and I have procrastinated on sending it back to the company for new batteries. I never got it to jive with my computer to keep track of my progress and that was my biggest disappointment.
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