Navigation Links
New Polar RCX3 Heart Rate Monitor Versus Suunto Quest

Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) June 24, 2012

The Heart Rate Watch Company blog recently reviewed the new Polar RCX3 heart rate monitor in comparison to the Suunto Quest. Both devices are good for avid runners and cyclists that want to have speed, distance, heart rate, calorie and other data.

"These two heart rate monitors are some of the better mid-range price point products that measure everything for runners and cyclists", says Rusty Squire, President of the Heart Rate Watch Company. He adds, "They both get heart rate, speed, cadence for bike and run, plus calorie data and include features like stop watches and training load measurement making them ideal for the athlete who is trying to improve".


Both watches use foot pod technology for running. The Suunto foot pod is small enough to fit in the insole cavity of some running shoes made by companies like Adidas and Nike while the Polar foot pod must be attached to the shoe laces. "Frankly, we prefer the smaller foot pods but they all must be calibrated at the track to be accurate and, even then, they must be used on terrain where average stride length does not vary that much" says Squire. He adds, "This makes them ideal for road racers and short to medium distances but for mountains or for runners that run/walk alternate the GPS is a far better solution".

We give a slight edge for runners to the Suunto Quest, but for mountain runners go with the Polar RCX3 GPS.


Both the Polar RCX3 and the Suunto Quest work with bike speed and cadence sensors making them ideal for cyclists who want speed, distance, heart rate and other data. The RCX3 does hold the advantage of working with the Polar G5 GPS unit so it can obtain post-ride mapping data. For this reason we would give the edge to the Polar RCX3 for cycling because map data is helpful.

The key with all bike watches is to get a handlebar mount so your data is front and center. Wearing a watch for cycling on your wrist makes no sense because the risks of riding with one hand are just too great.


Running is about the only sport in the world that measures speed in minutes per mile, or kilometer, every other sport uses miles, or kilometers, per hour. For this reason, the Polar RCX3 GPS is definitely superior for sports outside of cycling and running because it gets the speed for any sport as long as you are outside.

"We'd recommend people read our full blog report at to get a real sense of the full capabilities", states Squire. "These are great watches but depending upon needs, gender and other reasons the best thing to do is call us at 866-586-7129 and we can get you dialed in to the right product to meet your needs".

Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Polar RCX5 Tour de France Available At The Heart Rate Watch Company
2. Ketamine improved bipolar depression within minutes
3. Hyperthyroidism linked to increased risk of hospitalization for heart and blood-vessel disease
4. Trust hormone oxytocin found at heart of rare genetic disorder
5. PTSD Symptoms Common After Heart Attack: Study
6. Weight-Loss Surgery Cuts Heart Risk 7 Years Later: Study
7. Kidney Disease May Be as Harmful to Heart as Heart Attack: Study
8. Survival rates lower for heart transplant patients whose arteries reclose after stenting
9. Announces The Top 3 Heart Rate Monitors
10. Echocardiogram screenings are effective in preventing rheumatic heart disease
11. WSU study finds overwhelming evidence of hidden heart disease in hypertensive African-Americans
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
New Polar RCX3 Heart Rate Monitor Versus Suunto Quest
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... , ... A team of Swiss doctors has released a report on mesothelioma ... posted the findings on the website. Click here to read the details now. ... patients who were treated with chemotherapy followed by EPP surgery. Among the 106 patients ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... , ... November 27, 2015 , ... Lizzie’s Lice Pickers ... company is offering customers 10% off of their purchase of lice treatment product. In ... full price. According to a company spokesperson. “Finding lice is a sure way to ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... ... No.1 Herpes-only dating community in the world, revealed that over 50% of its members are ... people under the age of 50 – or 67% of the population - are infected ... HSV-1 infection . , "The data shocks us highly!" said Michelle Li, Co-Founder of ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... ... A simply groundbreaking television series, "Voices in America", which is hosted by Hollywood legend, ... that are presently affecting Americans. Dedicated to providing the world with a wide variety ... consumers focus on, one episode at a time. , In the latest installment ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... 2015 , ... CBD College is proud to announce that on ... accreditation to its Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. CBD College is honored to join this ... colleges and universities in the state of California make the cut. CBD College is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/25/2015)... , Nov. 25, 2015  Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ... Application (BLA) with the United States ... 501, a biosimilar candidate to Humira ® (adalimumab). ... application submitted to the FDA and represents Amgen,s first ... Sean E. Harper , M.D., executive vice president of ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... , Nov. 25, 2015 AAIPharma ... planned investment of at least $15.8  Million to ... Wilmington, NC . The expansion will ... to meet the growing demands of the pharmaceutical ... site expansion will provide up to 40,000 ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... N.Y. , Nov. 25, 2015  Henry Schein, ... and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health ... (GNYDM) Meeting the Henry Schein ConnectDental® Pavilion , ... broadest array of open solutions designed to help any ... Click here for a schedule of experts ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: