Downloadable Heart Rate Monitors from
Cardiosport, Acumen & Polar 

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As both a competitive triathlete and as avid heart rate monitor users, Sark Products has chosen these models as best suited for training in multiple sports and recording your information to a computer
They all come with a chest transmitter except for the  
Mio Shape + Cardiosport Impulse  No chest strap !

Cardiosport 
Ultima
Acumen TZ-100
Polar S410
Polar S520
Polar S610i
Polar S720i
Polar S725i
Polar S625
Polar S810i
Cardiosport Ultima  Heart Rate Monitor Acumen TZ max 100 heart rate monitor Polar S410 heart rate monitor Polar S520 heart rate monitor Polar s610 heart rate monitor Polar s720 heart rate monitor Polar s725 heart rate monitor Polar S625, S625X heart rate monitor Polar s810 heart rate monitor
Price $189 $219 $199 $229 $249 $279 $319 $319 $359
Heart Rate display size (inches) .32 .22 .25 .30 .25 .30 .30 .30 .25
Downloads Via Magnetic Contacts Mic Mic Infrared Infrared Infrared Infrared Infrared
Software Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Samples
(time, heart rate)
1600 4000 120 based on Average heart rate 120 based on Average heart rate 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000 32,000
Lap Times 99 100 99 99 unlimited unlimited unlimited unlimited unlimited
Number of files 6 unlimited 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
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Transmitter
info
Changeable Battery Changeable Battery Coded, can't
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Coded, can't
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Coded, can't
Change Battery
Coded, can't
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Wear Link Coded Transmitter
Changeable Battery CR2025 
Wear Link Coded Transmitter
Changeable Battery CR2025 
Coded, can't
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Recording Rates
(Seconds)
5,15, 30, 60,120,
180,300
5,10,30
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15, 30,60,
120,240,480
15, 30,60,
120,240,480
5,15, 60 5,15, 60 5,15, 60 5,15, 60 5,15, 60
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Standard features for all above heart rate monitors
  • Watch Functions:  Time of Day, Calendar, Alarm, Night Vision
  • Heart Monitor Functions:  Time above, in and below target zones, Multiple target zone settings, stopwatch
  • All come with transmitter
  • All units are water resistant to 20 meters or more

Downloading heart monitors are great training tools for athletes of all levels who are looking to improve their performance and fitness by comparing data

The older Polar Accurex Plus, XTrainer Plus, and Vantage NV use a separate PC download interface to transfer data to a computer. These watches record 4000 to 8000 memory samples in the watch, and record an unlimited number of files. The interface comes with software which offers extensive logging analysis of multiple workout sessions for individuals, groups and teams. The software also has a "coaching" component which will advise on setting up specific training programs to achieve specific results.  These units are older models and have been replaced by the Polar S Series

The Cardiosport Ultima and Acumen TZ 100, TZ 50 use a separate interface to transfer data to the computer for analysis by the software program.

The Polar Coach records 60 memory samples the S410 and S520 have 120, they only have memory for one file. The memory will erase and start over on the next exercise session. These all utilize a revolutionary new technology called SonicLink enabling Heart Rate data recorded during training and competition to be downloaded for storage and analysis through any desktop PC that has a sound card and microphone. This saves the cost of purchasing a separate PC download interface.

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MORE COMPARISON CHARTS
Cardiosport  Acumen   Reebok    Polar S Series
Polar Older  Polar Achiever  Polar A Series M Series 

 Heartrate  Target Zone   Stop Watch  Weight Loss/ Calorie  
 Memory    Downloading 
  Women   Triathlon   Cycling   Running  Cardiac Rehab
Mio Shape + Cardiosport Impulse  (No Chest Strap)