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Polar Launches Multisport Training System

The RS800G3 multisport training system.
by Staff Writers
Salt Lake City UT (SPX) Oct 10, 2007
Polar announced at the Outdoor Retailer Show the nation-wide availability of the RS800G3 multisport training system, the most comprehensive planning and analysis tool for athletes who train across multiple disciplines. The RS800G3 multisport training system's integrated view helps athletes plan their training, measure their body's response, and then analyze their performance against personal goals. By providing the data that helps athletes avoid over- and under-training, the system helps users train in the most efficient manner possible to achieve peak performance and fitness.

Polar's RS800 training system was initially launched with the s3 stride sensor for runners in the fall of 2006. With the introduction of the G3 GPS (global positioning system) Sensor to the system, the new RS800G3 multisport training system enables athletes to measure speed and distance for a variety of outdoor sports including running, cycling, kayaking, hiking, canyoneering, in-line skating, cross-country and downhill skiing.

The RS800G3 multisport training system is comprised of the RS800 wrist unit, Wearlink W.I.N.D. heart rate transmitter, ProTrainer 5 software and the G3 GPS Sensor. Athletes who already own an RS800 Training system can purchase the G3 GPS Sensor separately as an accessory.

Incorporating the SiRFstarIII chipset, the G3 GPS Sensor talks wirelessly to the RS8000 providing excellent coverage and optimal power consumption. A single AA battery provides up to 15 hours continual use. The G3 GPS Sensor is also water resistant and weighs only 80 grams (including battery), making it compact and built to withstand training in the harshest conditions, typical of many extreme adventure sports.

"As cross-training and sports like adventure racing continue to grow, the RS800G3 training system gives multisport athletes the versatility and support they need to train in any environment or terrain -- all while still getting speed, distance and the wealth of training intelligence Polar is known for," said Jeff Padovan, President of Polar Americas. "The RS800G3 reflects our commitment to meeting the needs of every kind of athlete, regardless of how or where they train."

Polar's ProTrainer 5 software, which is included in the complete multisport system allows an athlete to be involved in every step of the training process. This includes creating up to three weeks of workouts, to downloading insightful graphs to track performance and stay on-target with training goals. In addition, the RS800G3 multisport training system's wrist unit serves as a digital personal trainer, guiding an athlete through detailed workouts.

How the G3 GPS Sensor differs from the s3 Stride Sensor

The G3 GPS Sensor can be worn on the arm, attached to a belt, or even carried on top or inside a back pack. Movement in outdoor activities is tracked by GPS technology, which provides speed and distance data.

The s3 Stride Sensor, which can be used both outdoors and indoors, attaches to the shoe and uses sophisticated sensors to track the position of the foot, giving highly accurate speed, distance, leg cadence and stride length measurements.

The complete RS800G3 multisport training system will be available at select retailers and online at on September 1, 2007 for $499.95. Additionally, the G3 GPS Sensor will also be available for purchase as a separate accessory at select retailers and online at on September 1, 2007 for $139.95. High resolution images and screen shots of the software are available upon request.

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Reading PA (SPX) Oct 10, 2007
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