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Polar RCX5

Polar RCX5
alaScore 76

129 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 129 reviews of Polar RCX5. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other GPS Watches for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS Watches the Polar RCX5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Polar RCX5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Polar RCX5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other GPS Watches on Amazon.co.uk.

87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Polar RCX5 GPS Heart Rate Monitor and Sports WatchPolar RCX5 GPS Heart Rate Monitor and Sports Watch

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Dave Rees (the-gadgeteer.com)

Polar RCX5 Run Multisport Training Watch review

 

For those runners, cyclists, swimmers, triathletes, and pure over-the-top endurance athletes, Polar has always been a name associated with tech-gear engineered to help you train better, smarter, faster. While I look around my spinning class, a healthy...

Engineered for the hardcore athlete ; Well made ; Easy to use ; Expandable thru optional sensors ; Customizable ; Downloadable data ; Accurate ; Great form factor ; Stylish

Expensive

The RCX5 is very well made and finished. It has a strong, black aluminum frame/body with well made rubber wristband. The screen is easy to read from both a size of digits and contrast standpoint. The RCX5 will definitely standup to the many, many miles...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: DC Rainmaker (dcrainmaker.com)

Polar RCX5 In Depth Review

 

While the , I've actually been for over a month – getting the change to put it through its paces in hundreds upon hundreds of miles of real world running, cycling and swimming. How would it stand up to the pounding, and how does it compare to the...

– Battery life is awesome – 8-11 months ; – Very slim design, fits on all wrist sizes easily, not too big ; – Heart rate monitoring works underwater ; – GPS pod has been very accurate in my testing ; – Footpod is also very accurate, no issues there ; –...

– Separate GPS pod with armband ; – Footpod is a bit big compared to competitors (2-3 times the size) ; – No power meter support (neither ; , nor ANT+) ; – Limited data export capabilities including full GPS location information

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Cliff Jones (trustedreviews.com)

Polar RCX5

 

A sport watch without built in GPS shouldn't work, but the proof is in the running. We put Polar's new watch through its paces.

Excellent battery life ; Waterproof ; Post-workout analysis

Lack of built-in GPS ; Ugly design ; Difficult to adjust

Paris Marathon.

Jan, 2012