August 19, 2008

RS800cx models get pricing in Germany

Apparently the pricing for the German release of the Polar RS800cx is out. Someone posted the information (in German) on their site. The base watch for 399,95 EUR + tax, RS800cx RUN with S3 sensor for 499,95 EUR + tax. Same price for the RS800cx Multisport with the G3 sensor and Google map integration. And finally the RS800cx Bike for 429,95 EUR + tax. More details here. Someone on the Polar discussion forums also found more information about the RS800cx and new CS600X with GPS mapping capabilities on the Eurobike site.

I guess we are for a treat very soon.

4 comments:

Mel Harbour said...

It's going to be interesting to see how it matches up to the Suunto T6C. How I wish that there could be a single watch that would do the lot! Plusses of the RS800 for me include the stride length/candence data, which the T6C doesn't have. Downsides of the RS800 include the proprietory wireless format and lack of a memory belt or similar.

kxux said...

Yeah I agree on the HR during the swim. But I would not necessarily consider the Memory Belt from Suunto a great solution. I have been swimming with it for about 4 months now and it is greatly unreliable in water. The error % in Firstbeat is above 80% which makes the reading absolutely useless. Just recently I went back to my reliable S625X which works very well. Does not have R-R, but I can always estimate the EPOC based on the previous swims or just enter the average HR and it will estimate it itself.

T6c is great HRM, but I'm missing the cadence on the run (can't understand why they do not have it when Garmin uses the very same sensor and has it).

Only if the new RS800 supported power then they would have the best HRM on the market. And if they can add reliable memory belt using their soft belt they would be a winner.

Mel Harbour said...

I think whenever I get round to getting a power meter, I would probably get a Powertap or similar and it would be nice for the data to be readable. Hence the problem with Polar's proprietory wireless format.

kxux said...

Well the power meter integration in Polar's case would be their own product. Other manufacturers that do not have their own product rely on partnership with power meter providers - Suunto and SRM; Garmin and the Quarq. I do not think Powertap has partnership yet. In any case all power meters have their own computers that record the power and HR. Another reason to rely on WKO+ for analysis...