Polar RC3 GPS Heart Rate Monitor - Unisex 5033-897

Polar RC3 GPS Heart Rate Monitor - Unisex


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A sophisticated running trainer with built-in GPS, in a case slim and light enough to wear as your everyday watch. If you switch up your training with a bit of saddle time, an optional Cadence Sensor turns the RC3 GPS into a cycle computer. Either way, it records all the parameters you’ll want and uploads them for analysis on Polarpersonaltrainer.com.

  • GPS receiver provides accurate speed, distance, altitude change, and direction data.
  • Directional arrow points to your starting position 'as the crow flies' so you can get back without having to retrace every twist and turn.
  • Comes complete with Polar W.I.N.D. HRM chest sensor strap.
  • Compatible with Polar W.I.N.D. sensors, including S3+ Foot Pod and CS W.I.N.D. Bike Sensor.
  • Configure settings directly on the watch or on your computer through WebSync software.
  • PolarPersonalTrainer.com lets you customize your runs, HR zones, and options.
  • Determine a VO2 max value with the built-in OwnIndex fitness test or enter your actual lab test figure.
  • Estimated battery life: 100-120 days with no activity, 50 days using only watch features, or 12 hours with GPS on.
  • Note: not recommended for lap swimming due to the added water pressure of repeated strokes.

Tech specs

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Ideal for
  • Running
  • Fitness and training
Date display Yes
Face material

Polycarbonate is inexpensive and light, with good clarity and wear-resistance. Mineral crystal glass offers greater clarity and significantly greater wear-resistance. Sapphire crystal is better still for clarity and wear-resistance.

Wrist strap material Resin
IPX rating

Indicates the degree of protection against liquid. IP X1: Dripping water while in normal operating orientation; IP X4: Splashing water; IP X5: Water jets; IP X6: Powerful water jets; IP X7: Immersion up to 1m ≤ 30 minutes; IP X8: Suitable for submersion as specified by manufacturer.

Daily alarms 2
Snooze No
Countdown timer No
Stopwatch No
Replaceable batteries No
Water-resistant 1m
12/24 hour format Yes
Metric/imperial units format Yes
Power meter

Displays output in watts as you ride.

Not compatible
Calorie consumption

Calculated based on data from a heart rate monitor.

Foot pod

Attaches to your shoe, captures your running data (i.e., pace, distance), and transmits it to your heart rate monitor or GPS.

Sold separately
Programmable workouts

Want an easy jog? A fast-paced ride? A workout with lots of variety to keep you on your toes? With programmable workouts you can tailor your training to match whatever you are looking for on a particular day.

New lap auto start

Automatically triggers a new lap after reaching a specified difference.

Heart rate monitor Yes
Lap history

Automatically records up to specified number of laps.

Touch screen No
Heart rate target zones

Displays heart rate zones during activity.

Coded signal

A coded instrument ensures no interference between your chest strap and your watch, necessary if you are training in busy gyms or trails where other signals may be encountered.

Workout history Yes
Interval training Yes
Button lock Yes
Batteries Rechargeable battery pack (non-removable)
Virtual partner

Allows user to monitor training goals with either a virtual partner or alarms.

Heart rate in real time

Displays beats per minute during activity.

Replaceable wrist strap Yes
Calories in real time

Displays calorie expenditure during activity, based on heart rate monitor data.

Speed/cadence sensor

Monitors pedalling cadence and measures pedalling strokes per minute.

Sold separately
ANT+ compatible

Ensures seamless digital wireless communication between ANT+ devices. For example, data from an ultra-low power wireless sensor can be displayed on a bike computer or smartphone, then downloaded to a PC, etc.

Chest strap Included
Made in China