Originally Posted by jhal
i use Polar Rs200sd for running but it's time for upgrade.
I am thinking of RCX5 ( i do only running) but i would like to use more advanced interval trainings that as i understand RCX5 doesn't support.
I am thinking of buying both s3+ sensor (as most of my trainings are on a track and as i can see gps is not so accurate on tracks) and G5 for my long runs (outside like road,parks etc).
I don't want to buy RC800CX which is more advanced but i think as an older model its software is also old.
So what do you think go for RCX5 plus s3+, G5 or wait of a newer more advanced watch ?
I'm using RS400sd at moment. I'm thinking about upgrading as well but will not go with RCX5. I will not take RS800CX neither, unless my current watch stops working:
- The training planning features of RS400 are excellent. I do not want to loose some of those features. 1-0 for RS800CX
- The software: The web-only software is very strong no-go argument for me. It is my data, I want to have full control over it. (Yes, I use the polarpersonaltrainer.com currently. But I want to have back-up plan for case the site is not accessible) 2-0 for RX800CX
- IRDA. Thi is the main reason I do not consider taking RS800CX currently. 2-1 for RS800CX
- Biking and GPS map support. Tie here, so 3-2.
- The new "Endurance training program" is not important for me, no changes to scores.
- Altitude and R-R are nice-to-have, but not very important, so still 3-2
Final score: RS800CX wins 3-2. RS400 scores 2 as RCX5 does, and the +1 I would get from RS800CX is not strong enough reason.
So, Polar, I'm waiting.