This morning the Google search returned this page on Polar.fi that shows more details about the planned models of the RS800CX. Just in case Polar will take down the page here is a copy of it:
According to the text there will be four versions of the RS800CX - basic watch just like RS800, model for cyclists, model for runners and model for multisport athletes. Although the details about sensors are missing for the most part I venture to guess that the cycling model will come with speed and cadence CS sensors, running model with S3 sensor and multisport model with the G3 GPS sensor. I wish the multisport version came with the S3, G3 and cycling sensors, but I guess that would be too expensive package. Interesting is the note next to the base model that indicateS compatibility with all W.I.N.D. sensors - I hope that includes Power. This would make the RS800CX the most complete training system on the market for sure.
In any case these are the options listed on the Polar site:
- RS800CX - At the heart of your training lies the RS800CX wrist unit. With the ability to record a wide range of performance details, the unit works with the WearLink®+ transmitter W.I.N.D. to provide you with the most accurate measurement of your heart rate. This kit at the most basic level is compatible with all W.I.N.D. sensors, so you can create and build on your training system to keep up with all your training challenges - now and in the future.
- RS800CX BIKE - Get the most out of your performance with the RS800CX. With its professional training software you can effectively plan and analyze every detail of your ride. See your route profile and total meters climbed with the altitude, ascent and descent features, as well as uphill or downhill steepness in percentages and grades to help you to track your efficiency effort while training.
- RS800CX MULTI - No matter the terrain, whatever the sport, the RS800CX is the most accurate way to measure your speed and distance as well as plan, monitor and analyze your body's response to your training sessions. You can also see your route on a map after the training session. Ideal for cross-terrain sports like running, cycling, Nordic skiing, in-line skating, and kayaking, this is an essential addition to your training.
- RS800CX RUN - For those who are seriously into their running, the RS800CX helps to plan, monitor and analyze every part of your training. Its range of personal training zones means you can train at the right intensity, and with advanced features, that come along with the s3 stride sensorTM W.I.N.D., you'll be able to track your progress with running index as well as stride length and running cadence.
I hope more news will follow as Polar seems to be readying to announce the product soon.