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Polar RCX5

Polar RCX5
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129 reviews

Jan, 2018

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 4.3/5 for other Healthcare for all reviews. People really like the design and size, but some have doubts about the reliability. Reviews are divided on the price.

usability, size, design


On average, users rate this product 80/100 and experts rate this product 80/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Polar RCX5 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Healthcare on People really like the design. The price also gets good feedback, but some have doubts about the reliability. Comments are divided on the size.

usability, price, design


87% of the reviews on 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

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Dave Rees (

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...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: DC Rainmaker (

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 (

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

Product Specifications


Band material:Polyurethane
Color of product:Black / Black, Red / Black, Yellow / Red
Housing material:Metal, Stainless steel / Plastic, Stainless steel
Protection features:Water Resistant
Waterproof up to:1181.1



GPS Performance

GPS (satellite):Y


Memory capacity:99

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-10 - 50

Packaging Content

Chest strap:N


Alarm clock:Y
Audible alarm(s):Y
Built-in distance meter:Y
Clock mode:12h/24h
Distance system of measurement:Imperial, Metric
Fitness test:Y
Foot pod:Y
Heart rate monitor:Y
Heart rate-based calorie computation:Y
Interval training:Y
Languages support:German, English, EST, FIN, French, Italian, Portuguese / German, English, Spanish, FIN, French, Italian, Portuguese, SWE / Multi
Lap history:99
Recommended activity:Cycling, Fitness, Running, Triathlon / Cycling, Running, Swimming / Fitness, Running / Swimming
Sport watch to PC data transfer:Training data
Stopwatch:N / Y
Training programming:Y

Ports & interfaces



Battery Life:8000
Battery low indication:Y
Battery Type:CR2032

Weight & Dimensions