Polar S520 heart rate monitor

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Instructions  Polar S520 Heart rate monitor

The Polar S520 has the same basic features as the Polar s510 with the exception of the trendy steel watch face.   The precision performance software comes with the S520 while the s510 comes with PC coach lite.  In addition the S520 allows you to pause a workout for 30 minutes and then restart the same workout without have to reset the stopwatch.  (The s520 allows you to pause for 5 minutes)

Basic features: Heart Rate Monitoring functions on all S Series units:
(these features also found in polar achiever line)

  • wireless, continuous and ECG accurate heart rate measurement
  • coded heart rate transmission to avoid crosstalk caused by other users of heart rate monitors
  • three adjustable Target Zones
  • three adjustable, alternating Timers
  • 99 lap and split times with average heart rate
  • visual and audible out of Target Zone alarms
  • recovery heart rate
  • average heart rate for each lap

New S Series features found in all S series models

Polar s520 Watch functions:

  • sportswatch with alarm clock and calendar
  • electro luminescent backlight
  • water resistant to 20 meters (62 feet)

Polar s520 Recording functions:

  • maximum and average heart rates for the total exercise period
  • average heart rates for each lap
  • time spent above, within and below each Target Zone
  • last recovery heart rate
  • lap and split times with average and current heart rates
  • Downloads 120 data points thru microphone as explained below
  • now comes with same software as S720i and S810i

    Viewing Downloaded Data

    Summary Screen
    The SonicLink Data summary screen displays the information that the Polar s410 heart monitor recorded during your workout.  120 Samples of your average heart rate per time period are plotted.  This gives accurate data even up to 8 hours.

    every 15 seconds for workouts that are 30 minutes or less,
    every 30 seconds for workouts that are 60 minutes or less,
    every 1 minute for workouts that are from 60 to 120 minutes,
    every 2 minutes for workouts that are 2 to 4 hours,
    every 4 minutes for workouts that are from 4 to 8 hours, and

    (You may continue exercising with your heart rate displayed on the monitor, however after 8 hours of the Polar s520 memory is full and your heart rate will not be recorded.)

    The S520 uses the microphone.

Cycle features

  • speed/distance information
  • distance based intervals and recovery
  • trip, stop watch, time of day
  • average/max speed, odometer, total time
  • bike mount included
  • Auto Start and stop, (Stop watch is started and stop based on bike speed)
  • Optional cycle features Cadence (need a separate Polar Cadence Sensor Kit):

Polar S520 Heart Rate Monitor  $229
Polar S520 Heart Rate Monitor  $179 watch only
(need coded transmitter)

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