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Polar RCX5

Polar RCX5
alaScore 79

75 reviews

Nov, 2014

  • No positive mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 reviews from magazines and websites. There are some critical reviews about the design.


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 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 23 user reviews of Polar RCX5 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on

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

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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


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...

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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

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