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HOW TO START THE E200 HEART
RATE MONITOR
Start from the
Time of Day
screen.
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USER’S MANUAL
HEART RATE MONITOR
Measure Mode
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HOW TO STOP THE EXERCISE & RECALL
DATA FROM THE E200
ROAD MAP
Exercise Setting Loop
A REFERENCE FOR THE
ADVANCED USER
Options
Exercise Set
Limits
= Press and hold the red button.
= One press of the red button. It allows you to enter modes.
= One press of the right side buttons. These allow you to scroll through different screens.
At any point you can press the blue button to exit the displayed mode, or, you can press
and hold it to get back to the Time of Day.
Step 1:
After exercise press
the BLUE button
twice to stop
recording.
Time of Day will
appear.
Timer 1
Timer 2
Watch Setting Loop
Options
Step 2:
Press the UPPER
RIGHT button once.
Your screen will read
FILE.
Exercise Set
File
Press 1x
Press 2x
Recovery
Options
Connect
Exercise
Set
Watch
Set
Set Limits
Time
Set
Watch Set
Time
Date
File Recalling
File
Press 1x
Step 3:
Press the RED button.
Your screen will read
In Zone.
The middle row will
show the time you
spent in your target
zone.
The lower row will
show your average
heart rate during the
exercise.
Step 4:
Press the UPPER RIGHT
button.
Your screen will read
Above, and you will see
the time you spent
above your target
zone.
Stand by
heart rate
measurement
Pause
Mode
Press 1x
Press 1x
Step 6:
Return to Time of Day
by pressing and
holding the BLUE
button.
Time Above
Target Zone
Set Recovery
Time
Date
Set
Set Timer 1
Lap
Recording
Recovery
Step 5:
Press the UPPER
RIGHT button.
Your screen will read
Below, and you will
see the time you spent
below your target
zone.
Measurement
Recording
Time in Target
Zone
Time Below
Target Zone
Set Timer 2
Recovery Time
Laps
Lap 1
Total Exe.
Time
Further
Laps
Limits
Press and hold
NOTE: Wherever you are in the File or Options modes, pressing and holding the blue
button will bring you back to Time of Day screen.
In Zone
Above
Below
RecoTime
Laps
Lap 1
ExeTime
Limits
Lap 99
Introducing the E series
The Polar E Series of heart rate monitors (HRMs) was developed
with feedback from teachers committed to providing the best
possible physical education for their students – teachers like
yourself. Combining this knowledge with the same technology we
supply to both NASA and professional athletes, resulted in tools
which will allow you to document your students’ efforts, make
objective assessments, and implement a program which will have
the maximum positive effect on their health and fitness.
A note on the preprogrammed settings:
Your E Series HRM is preprogrammed for a fictional middle school
student. These settings are not meant to be optimal for all children
and all uses, but they will be fine for getting familiar with your
monitor. As you read this manual, you will learn how to customize
these settings to fit the goals of your program. For a list of these
preprogrammed settings, please see the “Technical Specification”
section at the back of this manual.
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CONTENTS
A. Your E200 Heart Rate Monitor
Polar E200 Heart Rate Monitor Parts ...................................................... 6
Functions of Buttons ................................................................................. 7
B. Quick Guide
Measuring and Recording Heart Rate, and Recalling Data .................. 8
Post Exercise Care .................................................................................... 10
Modes and Their Functions .................................................................... 10
C. How to Program the Wrist Receiver
Programming the Wrist Receiver Manually, Options Mode ................
Exercise Set
Programming the Target Heart Rate Limits .................................
Programming the Recovery Calculation .......................................
Programming Timer 1 and Timer 2 ...............................................
Watch Set
Programming the Time of Day ......................................................
Programming the Date ..................................................................
Manually Programming a User Name ...................................................
The Heart Touch Function ......................................................................
The Exercise Pause Mode:
Pausing the Recording .......................................................................
Activating the Recovery Calculation .....................................................
Restarting or Stopping the Recording ..................................................
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E. Complete Guide to Recalling Data
from the File Mode ......................................................... 23
F. Care and Maintenance .................................................... 26
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G. Precautions ..................................................................... 30
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15
H. Frequently Asked Questions ......................................... 33
I. Technical Specification .................................................... 36
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J. Limited Polar International Guarantee ......................... 38
K. Disclaimer ........................................................................ 39
D. Complete Guide to Measuring Heart Rate
Measuring Heart Rate .............................................................................
Heart Rate Zone Alarms ..........................................................................
Toggling the Display on the Top Line between Lap
Times and Time Spent in Target Zone ...................................................
Recording of Laps ....................................................................................
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L. Polar Glossary .................................................................. 40
Display Symbols ....................................................................................... 41
Display Texts ............................................................................................. 42
Index ......................................................................................................... 43
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A. YOUR E200 HEART
RATE MONITOR
Functions of Buttons
The Polar E200 heart
rate monitor (HRM)
consists of three parts:
1. The transmitter.
Upper
Left
(Signal)
Button
2. The elastic strap.
Reset
Button
3. The wrist receiver
(watch).
Blue
Button
Upper
Right
Button
Lower
Right
Button
Red Button
Upper Left
(Signal) Button:
Turns heart rate (HR)
zone alarm on and
off.
Accesses user
name setting mode.
Reset Button:
Resets the heart rate
monitor
Blue Button:
Stops timer.
Exits the displayed
mode.
Returns to the Time
of Day screen.
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Red Button:
Starts
measurement
of heart rate.
Locks in your
selection.
Upper Right
Button:
Advances
through screens.
Increases the
selected value.
Lower Right
Button:
Moves backward
through screens.
Reduces the
selected value.
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B. QUICK GUIDE
2. From the Time of Day mode, press and hold
the red button to start the heart rate
measurement and recording. The stopwatch,
displayed on middle line, will start and
within seconds your heart rate will appear at
the bottom. The top line of the display will
calculate how much of your total elapsed
exercise time you have spent in your target
heart rate zone. The HRM will beep and
the numbers on the lower line will flash if
you are above or below the target zone settings.
How to stop measuring heart rate
Measuring and Recording Heart Rate,
and Recalling Data
For complete instructions, please refer
to pp. 21-24.
How to begin measuring heart rate
using the default settings
1. Press the blue button one time.
Stopwatch and the recording stops but
heart rate is still displayed. This is called
the pause mode.
2. Press the blue button once more.
The receiver returns to time of day.
How to recall data
1. Wet the electrodes on the
transmitter and fit it around your
chest (below the pectoral muscles
and across the sternal notch). For
best results, the transmitter should
be in direct contact with the skin.
(It may be possible to wear the
transmitter over a t-shirt as long as
the area under the electrodes is
thoroughly wetted.) Put the receiver
(watch) on your wrist.
1. From Time of Day display, press the upper
right button one time. “File” will appear.
2. Press the red button one time. The time in
zone and average HR for the exercise will
be displayed.
3. With each press of the upper right button,
further data will be displayed in the
following order: time above zone, time
below, recovery time, laps, total exercise
time, heart rate limits. (Recovery time and
laps are displayed optionally.)
Wet
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Note: At anytime you can press and hold
the blue button to return to the Time of
Day display.
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4. To return to the time of day, press and
hold the blue button.
Note: Because the E200 has one file, the
information from a single recording will
be saved until a new exercise recording is
started. At this point the new information
will be recorded over the old.
3. Push the upper right button again and you will be at the
Computer Connect mode. This mode will allow you to
interface with your computer.
press
upper
right
button
press
upper
right
button
press
upper
right
button
Note: Pressing the upper right button will advance you
through this cycle of modes, while pressing of the lower right
button will take you back to the previous mode. You can
return to the time of day at anytime by pressing and holding
the blue button.
Post Exercise Care
To keep your HRM in top working order for years of dependable
service, please follow these simple steps.
1. Wash the transmitter with a mild soap and water solution.
Never use alcohol or alcohol based cleansers.
2. Rinse the transmitter with clean water.
3. Dry the transmitter before storing as this will help to extend
the life of the battery.
4. The elastic strap can be machine washed in cold water with
laundry detergent, and then hung up to dry.
Modes and Their Functions
The Polar E200 HRM has different modes of operation accessible
from the Time of day display. Besides the Measure mode, which
can be entered by pressing the red button, the other modes can
be accessed by pushing the upper right button.
1. From the Time of Day screen, press the upper right button once
and you will be at the beginning of the File mode. This is
where you will recall all of the data.
Each of these primary modes contains a secondary level of
information and settings. They can be entered by pushing the red
button, and scrolled through by using the buttons on the right
side. Below is a brief listing of the contents of each mode. They
will be covered in detail, mode by mode, later in this manual.
File mode contains:
Recorded exercise information
Options mode contains:
Exercise Set, which contains:
Limits
Recovery calculation
Timers 1 & 2
Watch Set, which contains:
Time of day
Date
Connect mode:
Allows you to interface with your computer.
2. Press it again and you will be at the Options mode. Entering
this mode will allow you to set the functions of your HRM as
well as time, date, etc.
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C. HOW TO PROGRAM THE
WRIST RECEIVER
Note: You can also upload settings from your computer as
described in the E Series Software Manual. The software
makes programming multiple HRM's simpler and quicker.
Programming
Options
Mode
Programming the
theWrist
WristReceiver
ReceiverManually,
via Computer
UpLink
This section describes how to manually program your wrist
receiver by pressing its buttons.
The Options mode is divided into two parts, which are then
further subdivided:
1) Exercise Set: You will be able to set the target heart rate zone
limits, the recovery calculation, and two independent timers.
2) Watch Set: You will be able to set the correct time of day
and date.
Note: Once you have set any of the features below, pressing
and holding the blue button will bring you back to the Time of
Day screen.
Exercise Set
The exercise setting loop is accessed from the Options mode. You
can scroll through the setting loop by pressing either right side
button. The red button will allow you to start programming, and
then lock in your settings. Please see the directions below for
complete instructions.
Programming the Target Heart Rate Limits
The E200 allows you to program an ideal heart rate zone within
which your students can safely exercise. If a student goes above
the upper limit or below the lower limit, the student will be
alerted in two ways: the receiver will begin beeping and the
heart rate display will flash.
1. From Time of Day display, press the upper right button two
times. Your display will read,"OPTIONS".
2. Enter the Options mode by pressing the red button two times.
Your display will read, "Limits", with two rows of numbers
beneath it. These are the upper and lower limits of the zone.
3. Press the red button one time.
The upper limit will begin to flash.
4. Press the upper right button to increase the value of this
number or press the lower right button to decrease it.
5. Once you have reached the number you want, press the red
button once to lock it in. The lower number will now begin
to flash.
6. Press the upper right button to increase the value of this
number or press the lower right button to decrease it.
7. Once you have reached the number you want, press the red
button once to lock it in.
8. At this point you can either return to the Time of Day display
by holding down the blue button, or you can begin to set the
recovery calculation by pressing the upper right button. If this
is your choice, begin with step 3 of the section on programming
the recovery calculation, below.
Note: You can also deactivate the heart rate target zone.
To do this, press and hold the upper left button when you are
in the Limits display. The display will read, "OFF". The limits
are now deactivated. Lock in this selection by pressing the red
button. At this point, continue from step 8.
To reactivate the limits, enter the limits setting mode as
described in steps 1-2. Press the red button and "OFF" starts to
flash. Press the upper right button and the limits will appear.
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Finding the target heart rate zone.
To find the target heart rate zone for your students, you’ll need
to estimate their maximum heart rate (HRmax). To do this, use the
following formula.
220 - the age of the student =
(HRmax )
For the general activities of children, a zone of 70 to 85% of HRmax
has a positive effect on their heart and aerobic fitness, without
being too strenuous.
To find the correct zone:
.70 x HRmax =
.85 x HRmax =
(lower limit)
(upper limit)
Note: If you teach children of different ages, use the average
to estimate their HRmax, as long as their ages do not vary by
more than three or four years.
Programming the Recovery Calculation
The E200 will calculate how many beats your heart rate recovers
(drops) in a given amount of time after exertion. The rate at which
the heart can recover is a measure of one’s fitness.
1. From Time of Day display, press the upper right button two
times. Your display will read, "OPTIONS".
2. Enter this mode by pressing the red button twice and then
press the upper right button once. The top line will read,
"Recovery", with a timer in the middle and "On" or "OFF" at
the bottom.
3. Press the red button once more and the bottom row will
begin to flash.
4. Press either right side button to turn the recovery calculation
on or off. (If you choose OFF, you will not be able to set time.)
5. Lock in this choice by pressing the red button. The upper line
will now read, "RecoTime" and the minutes on the middle line
will flash.
6. Using either button on the right will alter the value of this
number. Lock in your choice by pressing the red button.
The seconds will now begin to flash.
7. Using either button on the right will alter the value
of this number.
8. Lock in your choice by pressing the red button.
At this point you can either return to the Time of Day display by
holding down the blue button, or you can press the upper right
button one time to set Timer 1. If this is your choice, begin with
step 3 below.
Programming Timer 1 and Timer 2
Your E200 heart rate monitor comes with two interval timers. This
feature can be used to alert your students to switch exercise stations
or to go from warm up, to exercise, to cool down. If you are
coaching athletes, you can use these timers to regulate the length of
their hard efforts and the duration of their recovery in between.
Once set, the first timer will begin when the stopwatch is started
in the measuring mode. When Timer 1 is finished the receiver will
beep and Timer 2 will automatically start. When Timer 2 is
finished the monitor will sound a different beep and Timer 1 will
automatically begin again, and so on.
1. From the Time of Day display, press the upper right button two
times. Your display will read, "OPTIONS".
2. Enter this mode by pressing the red button twice and then
press the upper right button twice. The top line will read,
"Timer 1", the middle will show a timer and "On" or "OFF"
at the bottom.
3. Press the red button once more and the bottom line will
begin to flash.
4. Press either right side button to turn the timer on or off.
(If you set the timer off, you will not be able to set the time.)
5. Lock in this choice by pressing the red button. The minutes
in the middle line will begin to flash.
6. Using either button on the right will alter the value of this
number. Lock in your choice by pressing the red button.
The seconds will now begin to flash.
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7. Using either button on the right will alter the value of this
number. Lock in your choice by pressing the red button.
8. Now you can return to the Time of Day by holding down the
blue button, or you can press the upper right button once to
set Timer 2. This timer is set in exactly the same way as Timer 1.
When you have set Timer 2, press and hold the blue button to
return to the Time of Day.
Note: If Timer 1 is set to OFF, Timer 2 will not be displayed.
Watch Set
The Watch Set loop is accessed from the Options mode.
You can use it to set the correct time of day and date.
Programming the Time of Day
1. From Time of Day display, press the upper right button two
times. Your display will read, "OPTIONS".
2. Press the red button once and the upper right button once.
Your screen will read, "WATCH SET".
3. Enter this mode by pressing the red button two times. "TIME"
will be displayed on the top row. The middle line will show the
default time of day and the number 12 or 24 will be flashing
on the lower line. Your HRM comes preset for the standard
U.S. 12 hour time clock. By pressing either button on the right
side you can switch it to a twenty four hour (i.e., military time)
clock. Whichever setting you select, press the red button one
time to lock in your selection. If you have picked the 12 hour
time clock, the am (or pm) will begin to flash.
4. By pressing either button on the right side, you can pick
whichever is appropriate.
5. Press the red button once to lock in your choice and the
hours will begin to flash.
6. Using either button on the right will alter the value of this
number. Lock in your choice by pressing the red button.
The minutes will begin to flash.
7. Using either button on the right will alter the value of this
number. Lock in your choice by pressing the red button.
8. Now you can return to the Time of Day by holding down the
blue button, or you can press the upper right button to set the
date. If you decide to set the date now, begin with step 4 below.
Programming the Date
1. From Time of Day display, press the upper right button two
times. Your display will read, "OPTIONS".
2. Press the red button once and the upper right button once.
Your screen will read, "WATCH SET".
3. Press the red button once and the upper right button once.
"DATE" will be on the top line and the lower line will show
the month, day and year in numeric form.
4. Press the red button once and the month number will begin
to flash.
5. Pressing either button on the right side will alter the month.
Lock in your choice by pressing the red button. The day
number will begin to flash.
6. Pressing either button on the right side will alter the day. Lock
in your choice by pressing the red button. The year number
will begin to flash.
7. Pressing either button on the right side will alter the year.
Lock in your choice by pressing the red button.
8. Press and hold the blue button to return to the Time of Day.
Note: If you have chosen to keep time by using the 24 hour
clock, the date will be presented in a different order. The order
will now be day, month, year. Regardless of order, you can set
the date by the directions above.
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Manually Programming a User Name
In the Time of Day screen, you can choose between four
alternatives in the top row. You can switch between them by
pressing and holding the upper right button. Your choices are:
1. Date
2. User name (E200 as default, can be set as described below)
3. Monitor ID (set to zero by default, can be set via Computer
Upload)
4. Logo (Polar logo as default, can be set via Computer Upload)
D. COMPLETE GUIDE TO
MEASURING HEART RATE
You can manually program a user name into your E200. For
example, if you teach at George Washington Middle School, you
might put "GWMS".
Programming a User Name
1. In the Time of Day screen, press and hold the upper right
button until "E200" appears on the top row.
2. Press and hold the signal button on the upper left side. Time of
day will disappear. You can now start setting the user name.
3. You can set the first character by scrolling with either button
on the right side.
4. When you are satisfied with the character, you can lock it in
with the red button. At this time the next character will begin
to flash. Each character can be set in the same way.
5. When everything is set to your liking, you can lock in the
entire user name by pressing and holding the blue button.
Note: If you have made a mistake, or if you want to change
the entire user name, press and hold the blue button to get to
the Time of Day, and start again from step one.
Measuring Heart Rate
1. With the transmitter on, from the Time of Day screen, press the
red button one time. This will bring up the Stand By screen.
In the lower left corner a small heart will begin to flash and
within fifteen seconds your heart rate will appear on the lower
line. The middle line is for the stopwatch.
Note: The E200 will only record the heart
rate when the stopwatch is running.
2. To start the stopwatch and begin recording,
press the red button once more. The
stopwatch in the center will show the
elapsed exercise time. Notice that the
upper row is labeled "Tz". This line will
show the accumulated time that the
student stays in his or her target zone.
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Note: Step two can be rendered unnecessary if you so choose.
From the Time of Day, simply press and hold the red button and
the HRM will begin to record automatically. This is the quickest
and easiest way to start a new recording.
Heart Rate Zone Alarms
Whenever your students go above or below their target zone, the
E200 will alert them in two different ways. It will beep and the
heart rate display will flash. These alarms are on automatically
whenever a new heart rate recording is begun. The audio alarm is
noted in the lower left side of the display by the symbol
.
3. If you would like to turn off the audible alarm, simply press
and hold the signal button on the upper left side until you see
the
disappear.
Toggling the Display on the Top Line between Lap Times
and Time Spent in Target Zone
While recording, the upper line can show either the current lap
time or the accumulated time spent in the target zone. (Regardless
of which is displayed, both options will be recorded in the file.)
4. To switch the upper line, press the upper
right button. The upper line will change to
“Lp” for lap, followed by the lap time. To
switch the upper line back to time in zone,
simply push the upper right button again.
Recording of Laps
In the lower right hand corner you will see
the word “LAP” with 01 beside it. This means
that a lap has not been recorded separately
from the total exercise time.
lap time. Then the upper row will momentary
change to read, “Split Time,” and the middle
line will show the total exercise time elapsed.
The lower line will show the average (avg)
heart rate of the lap.
Each time this process is repeated, the lap
counter in the lower right will advance by one.
The Heart Touch Function
Besides the information that can be accessed and altered by
pressing the buttons on the wrist receiver, additional information
can also be accessed by bringing the wrist receiver up to the
transmitter on your chest.
Though no information will be lost, the
display will show the time of day and the
code on which the HRM is receiving.
After three seconds the display will change to
show the target zone limits you programmed,
and after another three seconds, the display
will switch back to the normal heart rate
measure screen.
The Exercise Pause Mode: Pausing the Recording
6. If you need to momentarily interrupt the recording, press the
blue button one time. Notice that the timers are frozen but
the lower line still reflects fluctuations in heart rate. This is
called the Exercise Pause mode.
Note: From the exercise pause mode, you have three options.
First, you can resume the recording by pushing the red button.
Second, you can start the recovery calculation (see step 7). Or
thirdly, you can stop the recording altogether (see step 8).
5. Whenever you want to record a lap, press
the red button. The upper row will
momentarily change to read “Lap Time”
and the middle row will show the actual
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Activating the Recovery Calculation
The recovery calculation can only be activated during
the Exercise Pause mode.
7. To begin the recovery calculation, press
and hold the red button until you hear a
long beep and the upper line of the
display reads, “Reco Time.” Notice that the
middle line will show a timer counting
down to zero. You can program the
amount of time in the Options mode.
When this time is up, the lower line will
momentarily show how many beats the
student recovered, then it will switch back
to his or her current heart rate. If there is
not time to record the number of heart
beats dropped, this information is stored
and can be accessed in the File mode.
Restarting or Stopping the Recording
8. You can restart the recording with a quick push of the red
button, or you can end the recording entirely by pressing the
blue button. This will take you to the Time of Day.
E. COMPLETE GUIDE TO
RECALLING DATA FROM THE
FILE MODE
The Polar E200 starts saving exercise information as
soon as the stopwatch is started in the Measure mode.
This data can be recalled in the File mode. The Polar
E200 saves one complete exercise file at a time. When
a new exercise recording is started, the new
information will be recorded over the old.
Each complete exercise file will contain the following
information:
• time in zone
• average heart rate
• time above zone
• time below zone
• total exercise time
• target zone limits
Optional file information includes:
• recovery calculation
• laps (E200 stores up to 99 laps)
If laps are recorded, the following information will be available
for each lap: lap time and split time, heart rate at the end of the
lap, average heart rate.
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Data Recall:
1. From the Time of day, press the upper right
button one time. Your screen will read
"File".
2. Enter this mode by pressing the red button
one time. The amount of time spent in the
target zone will be in the middle row and
the average heart rate for the entire
exercise will be at the bottom. If you have
deactivated the target zone limits,
the screen will display "OFF".
3. Press the upper right button one time.
The time spent above the target zone will
be displayed.
4. Press the upper right button one time.
The time spent below the target zone will
be displayed.
5. Press the upper right button one time. The
screen will display the programmed recovery
time and the number of beats your heart
rate dropped. If no recovery was taken
during the exercise, the device will skip
over this screen.
will show alternating heart rate
information. The average heart rate for
the lap will be identified by a small “avg”.
When this notation disappears, the heart
rate at the end of the lap will be displayed.
Finally, in the lower right hand corner the
number of the lap can be seen.
8. Each time the upper right button is
pushed the next lap will be displayed.
9. To get out of the Laps recall, press the blue
button one time. "Laps" will be displayed
again and you will be back at step 6.
10. Press the upper right button one time and
the total exercise time (“Exe.Time”) will
be displayed.
11. Press the upper right button one time and
the target zone limits for that exercise will
be displayed. If you have set target zone
limits to off, the screen will display "OFF".
If you press the upper right button again,
you can view all the information in the
File mode once more.
12. Press and hold the blue button to return
to the Time of Day.
6. Press the upper right button one time.
The word “Laps” will be shown with the
total number of laps recorded. If you have
not recorded any laps, the lap screen will
not appear and you can skip to step 10.
Note: You can reverse through the order
of screens by pressing the lower right
button.
7. If you have recorded laps in the course of
the exercise, you can begin recalling them
by pressing the red button. The top line
will show the split time and the middle
line will show the lap time. The lower line
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F. CARE AND MAINTENANCE
• Keep your Polar heart rate monitor out of extreme cold and
heat. The operating temperature is 14 ºF to 122 ºF/ -10 ºC to 50 ºC.
• Do not expose the Polar heart rate monitor to direct sunlight
for extended periods, such as by leaving it in a car.
Service
Should your Polar heart rate monitor need service, see Customer
Care Charter to contact an authorized Polar Service Center.
Guarantee does not cover damage or consequential damage
caused by service not authorized by Polar Electro Inc.
Batteries
Your Polar heart rate monitor is a high-tech instrument
of superior design and workmanship and should be
treated with care. The suggestions below will help you
fulfill the guarantee obligations and enjoy this product
for many years to come.
Taking Care of Your Polar Heart Rate Monitor
• Wash the transmitter regularly after use with a mild soap and
water solution. Dry it carefully after washing with soft towel.
• Wash the elastic strap in cold water and detergent and then
hang it up to dry.
• Never store the transmitter wet. Sweat and moisture can keep
its electrodes wet and the transmitter activated, which
shortens the battery life.
• Store your Polar heart rate monitor in a cool and dry place. Do
not store it in any kind of non-breathing material, such as a
plastic bag or a wet sports bag.
• Do not bend or stretch the transmitter. This may damage the
electrodes.
• Do not dry the transmitter in any other way than with a towel.
Hard-handed handling may damage the electrodes.
Polar Coded Transmitter
The estimated average battery life of the transmitter is 2500
hours of use. Contact the Polar Education Division for a
transmitter replacement. Polar recycles used transmitters and
properly disposes the lithium batteries. See your Customer
Care Charter for detailed instructions.
Polar E200 Wrist Receiver
The estimated average battery life of the Polar E200 wrist
receiver is 2 years in normal use (2h/ day, 7 days a week). Do
not open the Polar wrist receiver yourself. To ensure the water
resistance properties and the use of qualified components, we
recommend having all service done by an authorized Polar
Service Center. At the same time, a full periodic check of the
Polar heart rate monitor will be done. However, if you wish to
have your receiver serviced locally, or to replace the battery
yourself, keep in mind that water resistance cannot be
guaranteed after unauthorized service. Your receiver may leak
if submerged in water.
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Battery Replacement
We recommend having all the service done by an authorized Polar
Service Center. However, if you wish to change the battery
yourself, please follow these instructions.
Note: If you use your Polar heart rate monitor in water, the
rubber gasket seal that ensures water resistance may have to be
replaced and the unit should be tested for water resistance
every time the seal is broken. If an unauthorized service agent
services the heart rate monitor, or if you change the batteries
yourself, Polar guarantee does not cover damage or
consequential damage that may occur.
Also, naturally occurring oils on your fingers will shorten battery
life and could weaken the contact. Make sure your hands are
freshly washed, and handle the battery only from its sides.
8. Replace the black plastic piezo case.
Holding it at a slight angle, insert the piezo case’s two ‘feet’
into the bottom slots in the metal case that also holds the battery.
Gently press down on the piezo case’s top, then with the
screwdriver, push on the tab at the upper right corner while
applying downward pressure at the top to secure the piezo case into
the metal case (you will hear a click). This will lock it into place.
You will need the following:
Battery: CR 2430 3V
Dust-free pad that won’t scratch the face of the wrist receiver
Small Phillips or standard head screwdriver
1. Put the unit on the clean, dust-free pad, face down.
2. Open the back by removing the four screws with the
screwdriver. Do not turn the unit upside down to remove
the back, doing so will spill out the contents.
3. Remove the back by pressing lightly on one of its corners, the
opposite corner will be raised enough to lift off the cover.
4. Leave the orange-colored gasket in its groove, or, if it is
separated, be careful not to twist it or damage it.
5. Remove the black plastic piezo case by gently inserting the tip
of the screwdriver into the slot at the upper right corner, and
gently pulling it in the direction of the wrist strap without
the buckle.
6. Take off the piezo case,
exposing the battery.
7. Remove the old battery, and
put in the new one with +
side up.
Do not handle the battery with
metal tweezers because this
could short it out.
9. Make sure the gasket ring is not
damaged, and is fully in its
groove.
TIP: You'll notice the ring follows
the pattern of the groove. Just line
it up, and let it slip into place.
Reset button
10. Wipe off finger prints on the module and clean the surface of
the back cover facing the sealing ring with a soft, lint free cloth.
11. Replace the back cover - The Polar text is in the upright position,
in respect to the buckle side of the wrist strap.
12. Replace screws, but do not fully tighten. Insert screws in
opposite corners, slightly tightening each one in a crosshatch
pattern - upper right, lower left, upper left, lower right and so on.
13. Push in the reset button with your screwdriver so that you see
all the characters on the face light up. Then press any other
button and you should see the Time of Day screen.
14. Wearing the Polar Polar coded transmitter, test functions by
activating the receiver, and re-set your settings.
If heart rate measurement does not start or all segments do not
appear to be operating normally, reset the receiver and test again.
If this does not resolve the problem, return the unit to an
authorized Polar Service Center.
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G. PRECAUTIONS
Exercise Equipment
Several pieces of exercise equipment with electronic or electrical
components such as LED displays, motors and electrical brakes
may cause interference with the heart rate signal. To solve these
problems, relocate the Polar wrist receiver as follows:
Using the Polar E200 in a Water Environment
The Polar E200 is water resistant to 160 feet/50 meters.
Heart rate measurement in a water environment is technically
demanding for the following reasons:
• Pool and salt water can be very conductive and may short
circuit the electrodes so that EKG signals cannot be detected
by the transmitter.
• Jumping into the water or strenuous muscle movement during
competitive swimming may cause the transmitter to slip out of
place.
• The EKG signal strength varies depending on the individual’s
tissue composition. The percentage of people who have
problems in heart rate measuring is considerably higher in a
water environment than in other use.
Polar Heart Rate Monitor and Interference
Electromagnetic Interference
Disturbances may occur near high voltage power lines, traffic
lights, overhead lines of electric railways, electric bus lines or
trams, televisions, computers, cars, electric motors, bike
computers, some motor driven exercise equipment, cellular
phones, antennas, invisible fences, or when you walk through
electric security gates. Interference or "crosstalk" can also be
caused by the heart rate signal from another Polar HRM wearer.
Please see Chapter H, ´Frequently asked questions´ for possible
solutions.
1. Remove the transmitter from your chest and use the exercise
equipment as you would normally.
2. Move the wrist receiver around until you find an area in which
it displays no stray reading or flashing of the heart symbol.
Interference is often worst right in front of the display panel
of the equipment, while the left or right side of the display is
relatively free of disturbance.
3. Put the transmitter back on your chest and keep the wrist
receiver in this interference-free area as much as it is possible.
4. If the Polar heart rate monitor still does not work with the
exercise equipment, this piece of equipment may be
electrically “too noisy” for wireless heart rate measurement.
Minimizing Possible Risks in
Exercising with a Heart Rate Monitor
Exercise may include some risk, especially for those who have
been sedentary. Before starting a regular exercise program an
individual is recommended to answer to the following questions
for health status checking. If the answer is yes to any of the
questions, we recommend to consult a doctor before starting an
exercise program.
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Have you not exercised for the past 5 years?
Do you have high blood pressure?
Do you have high blood cholesterol?
Do you have symptoms of any disease?
Are you taking any blood pressure or heart medication?
Do you have a history of breathing problems?
Are you recovering from a serious illness or medical treatment?
Do you use a pacemaker or another implanted electronic device?
Do you smoke?
Are you pregnant?
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Note that in addition to exercise intensity, medications for heart,
blood pressure, psyche, asthma, breathing etc. as well as some
energy drinks, alcohol and nicotine, can affect heart rate.
It is important to be sensitive to your body’s reactions
during exercise. If you feel unexpected pain or excessive fatigue
when exercising, it is recommended to stop the exercise or
continue at a lighter intensity.
Notice to persons with pacemakers, defibrillator or other
implanted electronic device. Persons who have a pacemaker
use the Polar Heart Rate Monitor at their own risk. Before
starting use, we always recommend an exercise test under
doctor’s supervision. The test is to ensure the safety and reliability
of the simultaneous use of the pacemaker and the heart rate
monitor.
If you are allergic to any substance that comes into contact
with the skin or if you suspect an allergic reaction due to
using the product, check the listed materials in the "Technical
Specifications" chapter. To avoid any skin reaction risk with the
transmitter, wear it over a shirt. However, moisten the shirt well
under the electrodes to ensure flawless operation.
The combined impact of moisture and intense abrasion may
cause a black colour, which might stain light-coloured clothes
especially, to come off the transmitter's surface.
H. FREQUENTLY ASKED
QUESTIONS
What should I do if...
...I don’t know where I am in the Options or File cycle?
Press and hold the stop button until Time of Day is displayed.
...I cannot find the previous exercise file?
You may have used the Stand By mode during your exercise,
which means that your exercise was not stored. To record the
exercise you have to turn the stopwatch on by pressing the red
button in the Stand By mode.
...there is no heart rate reading (- -)?
1. Check that the electrodes of the transmitter are moistened and
that you are wearing it as instructed.
2. Check that you have kept the transmitter clean.
3. Check that you are not near other people that have heart rate
monitors, high voltage power lines, televisions, mobile phones or
other sources of electromagnetic disturbance.
4. Have you had a cardiac event which may have altered your
EKG waveform? In this case consult your physician.
...the code search was not successful?
The frame around the heart symbol will disappear. Bring the
receiver up to your chest near the transmitter’s Polar logo. The
receiver starts looking for a heart rate signal again. If you still do
not succeed in code searching, but your heart rate is displayed
and the heart symbol without a frame is flashing, you can start
exercising but your wrist receiver may become disturbed by other
heart rate monitors.
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...heart symbol flashes irregularly?
1. Check that the wrist receiver is not further than 3 feet/1 meter
from the transmitter.
2. Check that the elastic strap is snug (but it doesn’t need to
be overly tight).
3. Make sure that the electrodes of the transmitter are
moistened.
4. Make sure that there is no other heart rate transmitter within
3 feet/1 meter.
5. Cardiac arrhythmia may cause irregular readings. In this case
consult your physician.
...the display is blank or fading?
If the display is blank, activate the wrist receiver by pressing the
OK button twice, after which the Time of Day display appears.
The first sign of a discharged battery is the battery symbol on the
display. Have the batteries checked.
...another student with heart rate monitor
is causing interference?
Your training partner may have exactly the same code as you. In
this case proceed as follows: Keep a distance from your training
partner and continue your training session as before.
Or
1. Take the transmitter off your chest for 30 seconds. Keep a
distance from your training partner.
2. Put the transmitter back and bring the receiver up to your
chest near the transmitter’s Polar logo. The receiver starts
looking for a heart rate signal again. Continue your training
session as before.
1. Press the RESET button with a pen tip. Display will become full
of digits.
If you don’t press any button after reset, within one minute
the wrist receiver will automatically go to the time of day
display.
2. Press any of the buttons once. The Time of Day is displayed.
...heart rate reading becomes erratic or extremely high?
You may have come within range of strong electromagnetic
signals which cause erratic readings. Check your surroundings and
move further away from the source of disturbance. Interference is
much more likely if the HRM is receiving a non-coded heart rate
signal. In the Measure mode, look at the heart in the lower left
corner. A heart with the frame
indicates coded transmission of
heart rate. A heart without a frame
indicates a non-coded
transmission. If non-coded, move away from the disturbance and
take the transmitter off your chest for 30 seconds, and start your
exercising again.
...there are no reactions to any buttons?
Reset the heart rate monitor. The RESET button is a small recessed
button, located on the left side of receiver. Your watch settings
will revert back to the factory defaults, but all other settings and
the latest exercise file will be saved.
...the battery of the wrist receiver must be replaced?
We recommend having all service done by an authorized Polar
Service Center. This is especially necessary to ensure the guarantee
remains valid and is not affected by incorrect repair procedures
done by an unauthorized agent. Polar Service will test your wrist
receiver for water resistance after battery replacement and make
a full periodic check of the complete Polar heart rate monitor.
However, if you wish to change the battery yourself, please
follow the instructions in the Care and Maintenance section of
this manual.
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I. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
Polar heart rate monitors are designed to indicate the level of
physiological strain and intensity in sports and exercise. No other
use is intended or implied. Heart rate is displayed as number of
heartbeats per minute (bpm).
Polar Coded Transmitter
Battery type:
Battery life:
Operating temperature:
Material:
Waterproof
Elastic Strap
Buckle material:
Fabric material:
Wrist Receiver
Battery type:
Battery life:
Operating temperature:
Water resistance:
Wrist strap material:
Back cover and wrist strap
buckle material:
Built-in Lithium Cell
Average 2500 hours of use
14 °F to 122 °F/ -10 °C to +50 °C
Polyurethane
Polyurethane
Nylon, polyester and natural rubber
including a small amount of latex
Watch accuracy better than ± 0,5 seconds/day at 77 °F/ 25 °C
temperature.
Accuracy of heart rate measurement: ± 1% or ± 1 bpm, whichever
larger, definition applies to steady state conditions.
Default Settings
Time of day
User ID
Activity sound
Timers 1 and 2
Limits
Limits Low / High
Recovery timer
Recovery time
HrAlarm
Limit Values
Exercise time
Heart rate limits
Recovery time
Laps recorded on
the memory
99 h 59 min 59 s
30-240
59 min 59 s
99
CR 2430
Average 2 years (2h/day, 7 days/week)
14 °F to 122 °F/ -10 °C to +50 °C
to 160 feet/50 meters
Polyurethane
Stainless steel complying with EU
Directive 94/27/EU and its
amendment 1999/C 205/05 on the
release of nickel from products
intended to come into direct and
prolonged contact with the skin.
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On
Off/ 2 min
On
135/180
Off
1 min
On
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J. LIMITED POLAR INTERNATIONAL
GUARANTEE
K. DISCLAIMER
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This limited Polar international guarantee is issued by Polar
Electro Inc. for the consumers who have purchased this
product in the USA or Canada. This limited Polar international
guarantee is issued by Polar Electro Oy for the consumers who
have purchased this product in other countries.
Polar Electro Inc. / Polar Electro Oy guarantees to the original
consumer/ purchaser of this product that the product will be
free from defects in material or workmanship for two years
from the date of purchase.
Please keep the receipt or International Guarantee Card,
which is your proof of purchase!
The guarantee does not cover the battery, damage due to
misuse, abuse, accidents or non-compliance with the
precautions; improper maintenance, commercial use, cracked
or broken cases.
Guarantee does not cover any damage/s, losses, costs or
expenses, direct, indirect or incidential, consequential or
special, arising out of, or related to the product. During the
guarantee period the product will be either repaired or
replaced at an authorized service center free of charge.
This guarantee does not affect the consumer’s statutory rights
under applicable national or state laws in force, or the
consumer’s rights against the dealer arising from their sales/
purchase contract.
•
The material in this manual is for informational purposes only.
The products it describes are subject to change without prior
notice, due to the manufacturer’s continuous development
program.
Polar Electro Inc. / Polar Electro Oy makes no representations
or warranties with respect to this manual or with respect to
the products described herein. Polar Electro Inc. / Polar Electro
Oy shall not be liable for any damages, losses, costs or
expenses, direct, indirect or incidental, consequential or
special, arising out of, or related to the use of this material or
the products described herein.
This product is protected by one or several of the following patents:
FI 88223, DE 4215549, FR 92.06120, GB 2257523, HK 113/1996,
SG 9591671-4, US 5491474, FI 88972, DE 9219139.8, FR 92.09150,
GB 2258587, HK 306/1996, SG 9592117-7, US 5486818, FI 96380,
US 5611346, EP 665947, DE 69414362, FI 68734, DE 3439238,
GB 2149514, HK 812/1989, US 4625733, FI 100924, FI 100452,
US 5840039, FI 4150, DE 20008882.3, FR 0006504, FI 4069,
US 6272365, FR 9907823, GB 2339833, DE 29910633, FI 104463,
US 6183422, FI 4157, DE 20008883.1, FR 0006778, WO 97/33512,
GB 2326240.
Other patents pending.
This CE marking shows compliance of
this product with Directive 93/42/EEC.
Copyright © 2001, 2002 Polar Electro Oy, FIN-90440 KEMPELE,
Finland. All rights reserved. No part of this manual may be used
or reproduced in any form or by any means without prior written
permission of Polar Electro Oy. Polar logotype is a registered
trademark and Polar E200 is a trademark of Polar Electro Oy.
Sound Blaster is a trademark of Creative Technology, Ltd.
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L. POLAR GLOSSARY
Display Symbols
Indicates an ongoing heart rate measurement and flashes to
the beat of your heart. A heart without frames indicates a
non-coded heart rate transmission.
Frame around the heart indicates a coded transmission of
heart rate.
Coded heart rate transmission: Polar coded transmitter
automatically locks in a code to transmit your heart rate to the
wrist receiver. In a coded transmission the receiver accepts heart
rate data only from the coded transmitter. Coding significantly
reduces crosstalk caused by other users of heart rate monitors.
However, it does not necessarily reduce all environmental
interference.
Configuring the display: During the exercise you can modify
two display options by selecting information to the upper row.
Indicates there has not been heart rate reception for less
than 5 minutes.
--
Indicates there has not been heart rate reception for at least
5 minutes.
Measure mode: beeps if you are exercising outside your target
heart rate zone.
Exercise mode: indicates the heart rate above the target zone.
Electrodes: The grooved areas of the transmitter, against
the skin, that pick up the heart's electrical signal.
Exercise Pause Mode: Pausing the exercise recording by
pressing the blue button once.
File: Presents the main information of your exercise.
Interval training: Seeks to improve your race pace with
different periods of work and rest.
Exercise mode: indicates the heart rate below the target zone.
The graphic bar consists of five blocks. A flashing block
indicates in which level you are in the Options settings or File
recalling loops. Continuously running bars indicate that the
exercise is recorded.
Indicates low battery.
Measure mode: The stopwatch is on and your exercise is
recorded.
Stand By mode: Measuring your heart rate without recording
the exercise.
Target heart rate zone: The area between the upper and lower
target heart rate limits. Target zone selection is based on personal
fitness goals.
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Index
Display Texts
MEM FULL: Indicates that
your exercise time has
exceeded 99 h 59 min 59 s
and the memory is full.
OPTIONS: Indicates the
Options mode.
Recovery, RecoTime: You
set the recovery time in the
Options mode. In the File
mode you will see the drop
in your heart rate and the
recovery duration.
Split Time: The elapsed
time from the beginning of
the exercise until the
storing of the lap.
Stand By: In this screen
heart rate is being
measured but the
stopwatch is not running.
Timer 1, 2: Interval
Training mode: Countdown
timers for the Interval
Training set.
Tz: Together with a reading
indicates time spent in the
target zone.
UpLink: Transfer of
settings from your
computer to the wrist
receiver.
AM or PM: Are used in 12h
time mode. E.g. in 24h time
mode 13:00 means 1:00 PM.
AVG: Together with a
reading indicates average
heart rate.
COM: Indicates that
information is being
transferred from computer
to the wrist receiver.
CONNECT: This mode allows
you to interface with your
computer.
Exe. Time: Exercise duration
FILE: Indicates the file mode.
InZone/Above/Below:
Indicate the time spent
within, above and below the
target zone.
LAP FULL: After having stored
99 laps FULL appears in the
display. You can continue
taking lap times but they
won’t be recorded into the file.
Lap Time: Indicates the time
spent on a recorded lap.
Laps: Indicates how many lap
times have been stored.
Lim High: The upper heart
rate limit of the target zone.
Lim Low: The lower heart
rate limit of the target zone.
Limits: Heart rate limits of
the target zone.
Lp: Together with a reading
indicates the time spent on
the current lap.
Battery replacement .................................................................................... 28
Buttons ............................................................................................................ 7
Care and maintenance ................................................................................ 26
Code search .................................................................................................. 33
Date settings ................................................................................................ 17
Exercise set ................................................................................................... 13
File ................................................................................................................. 23
Frequently asked questions ........................................................................ 33
Functions during the exercise ..................................................................... 19
Heart rate limits settings ............................................................................. 12
Heart rate limits checking (Heart Touch) .................................................. 21
Heart rate limits On/OFF ............................................................................. 13
Heart rate zone alarm On/OFF ................................................................... 20
Heart Touch function ................................................................................... 21
Lap and split time storing ........................................................................... 20
Measure mode ......................................................................................... 8, 19
Modes and their functions .......................................................................... 10
Pause an exercise ......................................................................................... 21
Precautions ................................................................................................... 30
Quick guide .................................................................................................... 8
Recall exercise data ...................................................................................... 23
Recovery calculation .................................................................................... 22
Recovery settings ......................................................................................... 14
Reset the heart rate monitor ...................................................................... 35
Return to the Time of Day display ............................................................... 7
Settings ......................................................................................................... 12
Stand By mode ............................................................................................. 19
Start measuring your heart rate ............................................................. 8, 19
Stop measuring your heart rate ............................................................. 9, 22
Target heart rate settings ........................................................................... 13
Technical specification ................................................................................. 36
Time of Day settings .................................................................................... 16
Timer settings ............................................................................................... 15
Toggling the display .................................................................................... 20
Transmitter ................................................................................................. 6, 8
User Name programming ............................................................................ 18
Guarantee ..................................................................................................... 38
Watch set ...................................................................................................... 16
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