This message is more or less meant to lower my stress level which usually increases when I try to transfer my daily exercise from Polar RS800CX flagship model to my PC. On a plus side I can do it always twice, once to PPT5 and another tome to ppt.com!
I know Polar cannot fix this problem because the whole IR file transfer system is out dated and bad technology. Only fix would basically be that they would finally bring a new model to the market that would replace the current best model. I know that I’m not the only one hoping this.
Anyway, the problem occurs almost every time I try to use the superb USB IR stick with extension cord (delivered by Polar). Sometimes the stick works perfectly, 80 % of the time not. In worst case I’ve been trying the data transfer for about 20 minutes before the magic starts to happen. The stick is not broken because it always works when I do not use the extension cord. I actually have used several sticks and several cords. This happens with all of them. I actually received a new stick + extension cord from Polar when I complained from this (Thank you Polar). The same thing happens with it.
So at the moment the best way is that I stick the stick to my computers “behind” and try to keep the watch steady. Nice way to do it – not stressful at all! I usually get no error in third or fourth time. A lot faster that waiting the stick to wake up with extension cord.
I hope you all had a better day with your data transfer! Mine was not nice at all. Shame really because the product is ok. Except the red button and the wrist band that lasts approximately 6-12 months at a time… But those are other stories to another time.
Polar, please bring a new flagship model to the market with better quality. I almost beg you and offer you free money!
Happy exercises to you all!
PS. The stick just magically woke up! I got my data transferred! Yahoo!