Polar M52 Heart Rate Monitor

4/5 (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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    Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by walt a Cross Country Rider from bristol tn usa

    Date Reviewed: October 30, 2008

    Strengths:    reliable, easy to set up and use

    Weaknesses:    back light poor and button works intermittently

    Bottom Line:   
    great product for people who need basic info.

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    Favorite Trail:   steel creek park

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $130.00

    Purchased At:   on line

    Similar Products Used:   none

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Chris Veltman a Cross Country Rider from Almere

    Date Reviewed: September 2, 2003

    Strengths:    I use the Polar M52+ which is very durable,

    Weaknesses:    Too bad that heartrate min. and max. are not displayed.

    Bottom Line:   
    Also used during Spinning. Especialy the Fitness test and Kcal/%Fat measurements are very usefull.
    It helped me during training in trainingzones.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $125.00

    Purchased At:   webshop

    Bike Setup:   Colnago Maxim

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Adam Spiers a Weekend Warrior from London, UK

    Date Reviewed: May 15, 2002

    Strengths:    Nice looks, a lot of nice features, e.g. fitness test,
    heart touch (move watch close to centre of band to
    activate backlight and display target zone limits),
    kcal/% fat measurements, nag message when you don't
    exercise for a while.

    Weaknesses:    Sometimes erratic at beginning of ride, or during running,
    particularly if the band is too loose or there's not enough moisture between it and your skin.

    Transmitter battery seems to have died earlier than
    expected. Newer models claim to last for 5 years though.

    Menu navigation a bit confusing. Buttons slightly awkward
    to press when in motion.

    Not hugely cheap, but definitely a step up from the cheapo

    Bottom Line:   
    I've really been pretty happy with the M52. All the
    weaknesses are minor niggles which I don't really notice -
    with a good transmitter battery, if you make sure to moisten
    the contact patches before exercise it works fine.

    It would be great to have computer download, but you have
    to pay a fortune for that kind of stuff :-(

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    Favorite Trail:   Lakes

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   145

    Similar Products Used:   None

    Bike Setup:   Pinarello Paris, Dura-Ace

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Eric Wright a Weekend Warrior from UK

    Date Reviewed: March 23, 2002

    Strengths:    Comfortable and easy to see read out. good when working properly.

    Weaknesses:    inaccuracy

    Bottom Line:   
    Found the M52 works fine for first 45 minutes then becomes erratic, prone to locking up both in and out of my own zone when used with bike mount. Will start to work again when hr changes by significant amount (20 bpm) + or - and triggers it to come out of own zone. It can be set working again by moving the transmitter close to reciever, (leaning forward) Found M51 on loan had same problem.
    This item works as it should when used in the gym. Very dissapointed at this time. But still experimenting to find out the problem, which may be clothing or static.

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    Favorite Trail:   North York Moors

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $150.00

    Similar Products Used:   none

    Bike Setup:   Orange O2 mountain bike. No other electronic equipment fitted

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