Polar M51 Heart Rate Monitor

4.25/5 (4 Reviews)

Product Description

  • OwnIndex™ - determines your fitness level in less than 5 minutes at rest using the unique Polar Fitness test.
  • OwnZone™ Advanced - provides two levels of automatic intensity guidance with blinking and sounding alarms
  • OwnCal™ - automatically shows your calorie usage
  • Exercise Reminder - three days after the last exercise session displays a gentle text message every full hour
  • You and I - user profiles for 2 persons - switch with a push of a button. Complete files for each user.
  • Last exercise file - shows each user his/her exercise date, exercise time, time in the zone,
  • Average Heart Rate, Fat consumption estimate, calories burned, total calories burned, total exercise time and OwnIndex
  • In-zone indicator - A bullet appears for each 15 minutes in your Target Zone
  • Heart rate monitoring
  • Heart Rate Limits
  • Heart touch - a hands-free way to activate the backlight
  • Watch, alarm, calendar, weekday indicator and stopwatch functions
  • Water resistant to 30 meters.
  • Coded wireless transmitter that prevents cross-talk with other monitors (Note: In the USA and Canada this product is sold with uncoded Polar Transmitter.)

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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Ryan Bath a Cross Country Rider from Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

    Date Reviewed: April 1, 2004

    Strengths:    can really compare it to any thing else but I think its great. Being hable ot set limits nad know how much time you have been in your zone is good, fintness test if good jsut to track if you have improved.

    Excellent Customer service. Unit let water in after 2 years and they replaced it with a brand new unit at no cost and with out even asking for a recipt.

    Even offered to upgrade me to the next model up at no cost.

    Weaknesses:    Ownzone doenst really work for me, I dont used it at all jsut set my own zone threasholds

    Sometimes picks up interferance from some thing when riding and displays 200+ bpm.

    Had some problems with unit letting water in.

    Bottom Line:   
    I got the unit cheap but I have no regrets spending $200 Australian on it.

    If the features suit you then I think the unit is fine to buy

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    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $140.00

    Purchased At:   50% off at some watch shop in sydney

    Similar Products Used:   None

    Bike Setup:   Stock 2004 Mongoose Randonneur with a Sigma bc800 speedo

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Jean-Marc Rihs a Weekend Warrior from Concise, Switzerland

    Date Reviewed: December 15, 2002

    Strengths:    looks good, easy to use, accurate and dependable

    Weaknesses:    lack of stopwatch

    Bottom Line:   
    A great and useful product

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    Favorite Trail:   Jura mountain

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $140.00

    Purchased At:   athleticum

    Similar Products Used:   polar yo

    Bike Setup:   crosswave 7000 hardtail, shimano xt, judytt

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Mike Styant a Cross Country Rider from London

    Date Reviewed: July 8, 2002

    Strengths:    Its good, easy to read. Has all the features you need (unless you want PC download). Chest belt good when fitted properly

    Weaknesses:    No dual time display and night light is awkward to press (especially with gloves) and only lasts for a matter of seconds.

    Bottom Line:   
    Reliable, good features, compact

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $175.00

    Purchased At:   Sutton, England

    Similar Products Used:   nil

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Yfly from Phoenix, Arizona, US

    Date Reviewed: December 19, 2001

    Strengths:    Reliable and no interferance with other monitors.

    Weaknesses:    None so far

    Bottom Line:   
    M51 has many features. My experience is that you do not use those features a lot.
    Basically after purchasing I did the fitness test and repeated that 2 times a couple of months later. Feature is nice but maybe not so usefull.
    What is usefull though is the Ownzone feature. I use this a lot for training. It gives you the possbility to set zones according to your training schedule.

    M51 has prooven to be very reliable up to now. However I doubt if Polar is still superior to other brands quality wise. Price wise for sure they are superior as it will be difficult to find a monitor more expesive than a Polar.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   LBS

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