We really love the Polar RCX5 Tour de France training computer that is ideal for cycling, running, swimming and other sports. But for those who simply want to stick to the wheel the RCX5, which costs more buck, probably offers more bang than is needed. So rather than buying a monitor and not use all the functionality, those riders should look to the RCX3 BIKE, which can measure speed, distance, cadence and heart rate.
It is available now in a GPS version, and includes a zone optimizer so users can adjust heart rate zones for a ride, to track current condition, as well as fatigue, recovery and hydration.
Data can be shared with friends for some friendly competition in training, and the RCX3 can track routes, speed and distance – combining the benefits of having a cycling computer and heart rate monitor.
It offers a training benefit program, with instant performance feedback on each session – and that data can be analyzed in greater detail on Polar’s personal training website.