Polar Electro S610 User manual

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Polar FS1/FS2c/FS3c™
Dear Customer,
Congratulations on your purchase of a new Polar FS1/FS2c/FS3c™ Fitness Heart Rate Monitor!
This manual contains the information you need to use and maintain your product. Please read
this through to understand how to use the functions and get the most out of your Polar heart rate
monitor.
Please check our web sites for your personalized exercise program and online diary, as well as for
versatile tips and background information for your exercise:
www.polarpersonaltrainer.com
www.polar.fi
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QUICK GUIDE
Time of Day
Display
In the Exercise
mode you can
measure your
heart rate.
In the Date
mode you can
set the date.
(FS2c/FS3c)
In the Zone mode
you can set the
heart rate limits
manually.
In the Time mode
you can set the
time of day.
Wait for 3 secs
Wait for 3 secs
Wait for 3 secs
Wait for 3 secs
Wait for 3 secs
Wait for 3 secs
Heart Rate
Total Exercise
duration
Target heart
rate zone alarm
ON/OFF
Select 12h/24h
time mode
Set month/day
or
Set day/month
Set age
Average
heart rate
Set upper limit
Select AM/PM
(in 12h time
mode)
Heart Touch*
Exercise duration
Time of day
Current
Heart rate
Maximum
heart rate
Exercise date
Set weekday
Set lower limit
Set hours
Set minutes
You can return to the Time of Day display from any mode except Exercise mode by pressing and holding the front button.
*Heart Touch changes display in Exercise mode.
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In the User
mode you can
set your age.
(FS3c)
In the File mode
you can see your
latest exercise
information.
CONTENTS
Information specific to both of the FS2c/FS3c products is marked in gray background.
Information specific only to the FS3c product is marked with an outline.
All other information applies to all three products: FS1, FS2c and FS3c.
1.
5.
TARGET HEART RATE ZONE ........................................48
6.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE ..........................................49
7.
EXERCISING ..............................................................37
2.1 MEASURING YOUR HEART RATE .......................37
2.2 FUNCTIONS DURING EXERCISE ........................39
2.3 STOPPING THE EXERICSE .................................40
PRECAUTIONS ...........................................................50
7.1 INTERFERENCE DURING EXERCISE ..................50
7.2 MINIMIZING POSSIBLE RISKS WHEN
EXERCISING .....................................................51
8.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ...............................52
3.
CHECKING SAVED EXERCISE INFORMATION ..............41
9.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ....................................53
4.
SETTINGS ..................................................................42
4.1 TIME SETTING ..................................................42
4.2 DATE SETTING (FS2c/FS3c) ..............................43
4.3 USER SETTINGS (FS3c) ....................................45
4.4 HEART RATE LIMITS .........................................46
10. LIMITED POLAR INTERNATIONAL GUARANTEE ...........54
2.
INTRODUCTION TO THE FS1, FS2c AND FS3c
HEART RATE MONITORS ............................................34
1.1 HEART RATE MONITOR ELEMENTS ....................34
1.2 WRIST UNIT FRONT BUTTON AND
DISPLAY SYMBOLS ...........................................35
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11. DISCLAIMER ..............................................................55
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1. INTRODUCTION TO THE FS1, FS2c AND FS3c HEART RATE MONITORS
The following chapter contains information on the elements of the FS1/FS2c/FS3c heart rate monitors and how to get
started.
1.1 HEART RATE MONITOR ELEMENTS
Wrist Unit
The wrist unit displays your heart rate, exercise time, and
the time of day. You can also wear it as a watch.
Polar Transmitter
Wear the transmitter while exercising. The electrode areas
are on the back of the transmitter. The electrodes detect your
heart rate continuously and it is transmitted to the wrist unit.
Elastic Strap
The elastic strap holds the transmitter around your chest.
Polar Web Services
www.polarpersonaltrainer.com is a complete web service
tailored to support your exercise. Free registration gives
you access to the exercise diary, tests and calculators,
reports and useful articles. Moreover, you can get the latest
product tips and support online at www.polar.fi.
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1.2 WRIST UNIT FRONT BUTTON AND DISPLAY SYMBOLS
This section contains information on how to operate the wrist unit and a symbols guide for reading the data on the display.
Polar FS1, FS2c and FS3c heart rate monitors have one operating front button.
Front button functions:
• Start and stop heart rate measurement and stopwatch.
• Move forward to the next mode.
• Lock your selection/desired value.
• Return to the Time of Day display from any mode except Exercise mode (EXE) by pressing and holding the button.
• Activate the target heart rate zone alarm in Exercise mode by pressing and holding the button.
• Activate the backlight (FS2c/FS3c)
- You can activate the night mode in the Time of Day display by pressing and holding the front button. A button press
activates the backlight in any mode if the night mode is active. The night mode is turned off automatically after five
minutes timeout if you do not press the front button. If you press the front button again before the timeout occurs,
the backlight is activated again, and the timeout is reset. If you start to exercise when the night mode is on,
the mode stays on until the end of the exercise. During the exercise you can activate the backlight with Heart Touch.
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Display symbols
Clock symbol indicates the time of day in Exercise and Time Setting mode.
The target heart rate zone alarm symbol indicates when the target heart rate zone alarm is
on in the Exercise mode.
Heart symbol indicates that your heart rate is being measured and that heart rate is inside
the target heart rate zone.
MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
Weekday indicator indicates the weekday in the Time of Day display. Weekdays are printed
on the display frame (FS2c/FS3c).
The battery symbol in the Time of Day display indicates that the wrist unit battery is low.
For further information see the Care and Maintenance chapter on page 49.
The menu level indicator shows you the number of menu items. When browsing the menu,
the
symbol indicates where you are in the current menu level.
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2. EXERCISING
This chapter contains information on how to start to use
your heart rate monitor for the first time, and how to wear
the transmitter.
Before you start exercising it is recommended that you set
your target heart rate limits and alarm. For further
information, see Heart Rate Limits chapter on page 46.
2.1 MEASURING YOUR HEART RATE
To measure your heart rate you need to wear the transmitter.
Heart rate coding reduces interference from other heart
rate monitors that are close by. To make sure that the code
search is successful and to ensure trouble-free heart rate
monitoring, keep the wrist unit within 3 feet/1 meter of your
transmitter (FS2c/FS3c).
Check that you are not near other people with heart rate
monitors or any source of electromagnetic disturbances
(for further information on interference, see the Precautions
chapter on page 50).
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1. Attach one end of the
transmitter to the elastic
strap.
2. Adjust the transmitter’s strap
length to fit snugly and
comfortably. Secure the strap
around your chest, just below
the chest muscles, and buckle
the strap to the transmitter.
3. Lift the transmitter off your
chest and moisten the two
grooved electrode areas
on the back. Check that the
wet electrode areas are firmly
against your skin and that
the Polar logo is in a central,
upright position.
4. Wear the wrist unit as a watch.
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5. In the Time of Day display,
press the front button to enter
the menu. EXE (Exercise) is
displayed. If you will need the
backlight during the exercise,
activate the night mode by
pressing and holding the front
button in the Time of Day
display (FS2c/FS3c).
6. After three seconds the wrist
unit goes into Exercise mode
and the stopwatch starts.
The stopwatch is displayed
and the outline of the heart
symbol will flash until your
heart rate is detected.
7. Your heart rate and the heart
symbol will appear within
15 seconds.
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A flashing heart symbol indicates an ongoing heart rate
measurement. The heart symbol flashes at the pace of your
heart. The outline indicates that the heart rate reception is
coded (FS2c/FS3c).
Note:
• Please allow sufficient time for signal pick up.
• If the wrist unit does not receive your heart rate, the stopwatch
keeps running and the flashing heart frame symbol disappears.
Check that the transmitter electrodes are wet and that the
strap is snug enough.
• If the code search was unsuccessful, the frame around the
heart symbol will disappear after 15 seconds. In order to
repeat the code search, bring the wrist unit close to the Polar
logo on the transmitter. If you still do not succeed in code
searching, but your heart rate is displayed and the heart
is flashing, you may start
symbol without a frame
exercising, but your wrist unit may be disturbed by other
heart rate monitors (FS2c/FS3c).
2.2 FUNCTIONS DURING EXERCISE
Checking Exercise Information
Heart Touch
By bringing the wrist unit
close to the Polar logo on the
transmitter you can change
the display information
(Heart Rate / Exercise Duration / Time of Day) during
the exercise. Keep the wrist unit close to the logo,
until the desired information is displayed.
The heart rate value also flashes and the target heart rate
zone alarm beeps (if you have set the alarm on) outside the
target zone.
2. Exercise Duration
(Displayed as minutes and
seconds up until one hour
of exercise, then displayed
as hours and minutes.)
3. Time of Day
1. Current Heart Rate
symbol indicates that
your heart rate is inside the
target heart rate zone.
symbol indicates that you are below your target
heart rate zone.
symbol indicates that you are above your target
heart rate zone.
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Illuminating the Display (FS2c/FS3c)
If you have activated the night mode in the Time of Day
display before starting the exercise by pressing and
holding the front button, Heart Touch activates the
backlight.
Note: If you have activated the night mode, first Heart Touch
activates the backlight. In order to change the display information,
you need to keep the wrist unit close to the Polar logo on the
transmitter until the desired information is displayed.
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Exercise Time Indicator
Switching Target Heart Rate Zone Alarm ON or OFF
Each of the six exercise time indicators represents
10 minutes of exercising. When you start the exercise,
minutes and seconds are displayed, and the first exercise
time indicator starts to flash. You can see exercise duration
graphically all the time, in every exercise mode.
In the Exercise mode you can turn the audible target heart
rate zone alarm ON or OFF by pressing and holding the
front button. The target heart rate zone alarm symbol
beside the heart symbol will appear/disappear.
Note: It is recommended to switch the target heart rate zone alarm
ON or OFF before you start exercising in order to avoid accidental
ending of the exercise.
2.3 STOPPING THE EXERCISE
After 10 minutes of
exercising the second
indicator starts to
flash.
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After one hour of
exercising, the indicators
start to fill in again.
Press the front button to stop
the exercise recording. STOP
is displayed and the wrist unit
returns to the Time of Day
display.
3. CHECKING SAVED EXERCISE INFORMATION
Your exercise information is in the memory of the wrist
unit until the next time you start the stopwatch. Then your
previous training information will be replaced by the new
one. FILE is protected for accidental start and information
is saved only if the exercise recording has been on for more
than one minute.
1. In the Time of Day display,
press the front button until
FILE is displayed.
2. Wait for three seconds to
enter the File. Your total
exercise duration is
displayed.
3. Press the front button. Your
average heart rate of the
exercise session is displayed.
4. Press the front button. Your
maximum heart rate of the
exercise session is displayed
(FS2c/FS3c).
5. Press the front button. The
date of your latest exercise
session is displayed
(FS2c/FS3c).
6. Press the front button to return to the Time of Day
display.
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4. SETTINGS
4.1 TIME SETTING
3. If you selected 12h time mode, AM or PM is flashing.
1. In the Time of Day display, press the front button until
TIME is displayed. Wait for three seconds to enter the
time settings.
2. 12h or 24h is flashing.
Press the front button to
select 12h or 24h.
Press the front button to select
AM or PM.
Wait until OK? is displayed.
To approve you choice, press the
front button.
4. Hours flash on the display.
Wait until OK? is displayed.
To approve your choice, press
the front button.
If you do not approve your choice
within three seconds, the wrist
unit will return to the time mode
selection.
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is on the display,
When
increase the value by pressing
the front button.
If you increase the value, the
wrist unit goes into decrease
mode
after two seconds.
is on the display, you can decrease the value by
When
pressing the front button.
If you decrease the value, the wrist unit returns to increase
mode
after two seconds.
When the desired value is on the display, wait until the
wrist unit goes to minutes setting.
4.2 DATE SETTING (FS2c/FS3c)
The date is displayed differently depending on which time
mode (12h or 24h) has been chosen.
5. Minutes flash on the display.
is on the display,
When
increase the value by pressing
the front button.
If you increase the value, the
wrist unit goes into decrease
after two seconds.
mode
When
is on the display, you can decrease the value by
pressing the front button.
If you decrease the value, the wrist unit returns to increase
mode
after two seconds.
When the desired value is on the display, wait until OK? is
displayed. To approve your choice, press the front button.
The wrist unit will return to the Time of Day display.
12h time mode:
MONTH - DAY
24h time mode:
DAY - MONTH
1. In the Time of Day display, press the front button until
DATE is displayed. Wait for three seconds to enter the
date settings.
2. The value for the month (in 12h time mode) or the day
(in 24h time mode) is flashing.
When
is on the display,
increase the value by pressing
the front button.
If you increase the value, the
wrist unit goes into decrease
mode
after two seconds.
When
is on the display, you can decrease the value by
pressing the front button.
If you decrease the value, the wrist unit returns to increase
mode
after two seconds.
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When the desired value is on the display, wait until the
wrist unit goes to the day (in 12h time mode) or the month
(in 24h time mode) setting.
3. The value for the day (in 12h time mode) or the month
(in 24h time mode) is flashing.
4. DAY is displayed. The weekday indicator is flashing.
The weekdays are printed on the display frame.
When
is on the display, press the front button to select
the weekday.
Weekday Indicator
MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
When
is on the display,
increase the value by pressing
the front button.
If you increase the value, the
wrist unit goes into decrease
mode
after two seconds.
is on the display, you can decrease the value by
When
pressing the front button.
If you decrease the value, the wrist unit returns to increase
mode
after two seconds.
When the desired value is on the display, wait until OK? is
displayed. To approve your choice press the front button.
MON =
TUE =
WED =
THU =
FRI =
SAT =
SUN =
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
If you need to move the weekday indicator to the previous
is on the display and then press the
weekday, wait until
front button.
Wait until OK? is displayed, and press the front button to
approve your choice.
The wrist unit returns to the Time of Day display.
Note: In a leap year, the wrist unit will skip the 29th of February.
Correct the date in the date settings.
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4.3 USER SETTINGS (FS3c)
Setting Age
1. In the Time of Day display, press the front button until
USER is displayed. Wait for three seconds to enter the
user settings.
2. AGE is displayed for two seconds.
The digits for years are flashing.
When
is on the display,
increase the value by pressing
the front button.
If you increase the value, the
wrist unit goes into decrease
mode
after two seconds.
3. When the desired value is on the display, wait until OK?
is displayed. To approve your choice, press the front
button.
ZONE SET is displayed to inform that the age-based heart
rate limits are set.
The wrist unit returns to the Time of Day display.
Note: When setting your age, current heart rate limits will be
overwritten by age-based heart rate limits (if you have earlier
set heart rate limits manually). If you want, you can change the
age-based heart rate limits in ZONE mode afterwards.
Note: If you do not change the value within three seconds, OK?
is displayed. To approve your choice, press the front button.
If you do not approve your choice within three seconds, the wrist
unit returns to selection mode.
When
is on the display, you can decrease the value by
pressing the front button.
If you decrease the value, the wrist unit returns to increase
mode
after two seconds.
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4.4 HEART RATE LIMITS
Before exercising, it is recommended that you set your
target heart rate limits and alarm. In this way you can
make sure that you are exercising at the right intensity
level. For further information on your personal target heart
rate, see chapter 5. Target Heart Rate Zone.
The Polar heart rate monitor automatically calculates your
heart rate limits based on age, if you have set your user
information (FS3c).
Setting Audible Target Heart Rate Zone Alarm
ON/OFF
1. In the Time of Day display, press the front button until
ZONE is displayed. Wait for three seconds to enter the
target zone alarm settings.
2. BEEP is displayed for two seconds. ON or OFF is flashing.
Press the front button to select
ON or OFF.
Wait until OK? is displayed.
To approve you choice, press the
front button.
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The wrist unit goes to the manual setting of heart rate
limits.
Setting Target Heart Rate Limits Manually
3. HIGH is displayed for two seconds.
A default setting of 160 for the upper limit is flashing.
Alternatively, an age-based limit is displayed if you have
set your user information (FS3c).
When
is on the display,
increase the value by pressing
the front button.
If you increase the value, the
wrist unit goes into decrease
mode
after two seconds.
is on the display, you can decrease the value by
When
pressing the front button.
If you decrease the value, the wrist unit returns to increase
mode
after two seconds.
4. When the desired value is on the display, wait until OK?
is displayed. Press the front button to approve your
choice.
5. LOW is displayed for two seconds.
6. When the desired value is on the display, wait until OK?
is displayed. Press the front button to approve your
choice.
The wrist unit returns to the Time of Day display.
A default setting of 80 for the lower limit is flashing.
Alternatively, an age-based limit is displayed if you have
set your user information (FS3c).
When
is on the display,
increase the value by pressing
the front button.
If you increase the value, the
wrist unit goes into decrease
mode
after two seconds.
When
is on the display, you can decrease the value by
pressing the front button.
If you decrease the value, the wrist unit returns to increase
mode
after two seconds.
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5. TARGET HEART RATE ZONE
Heart rate is an accurate measure of workout intensity.
Maximum heart rate, or HRmax, is the highest number of
heartbeats per minute (bpm) in an all-out effort. Training
intensities can be expressed as percentages of HRmax. There
are three different exercise zones: Hard, Moderate, and Light.
MODERATE
Benefits: Improves aerobic fitness.
What it feels like: Good, easy breathing, moderate
sweating.
Recommended for: Everybody, for sessions of moderate
length.
HRmax = Maximum heart rate (220-age)
Beats per minute
Percentage
of maximum
heart rate
HRmax
200
HARD
80-90%
180
MODERATE
70-80%
160
LIGHT
60-70%
140
120
HRmax
190
171
152
133
114
HRmax
180
162
144
126
108
HRmax
170
153
136
119
102
HRmax
160
144
128
112
96
20
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30
40
50
60
HARD
Benefits: Maximizes performance capacity.
What it feels like: Heavy breathing, intense sweating and
tiredness in muscles.
Recommended for: Fit persons and for short exercise
sessions.
Age
LIGHT
Benefits: Helps in weight management. Improves basic
endurance and is good for recovery exercise.
What it feels like: Comfortable, easy breathing, light
sweating, low loading for muscles.
Recommended for: Everybody, for longer sessions.
6. CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Your Polar heart rate monitor is a high-tech instrument and should
be treated with care. The suggestions below will help you fulfill the
guarantee obligations.
Store your heart rate monitor in a cool, dry place. Do not store it
in any kind of non-breathing material, such as a plastic bag or a
sports bag if it is wet.
Service
During the two-year guarantee/warranty period, we recommend
that your product is serviced by an authorized Polar Service Center
only. The warranty does not cover damage or consequential damage
caused by any service not authorized by Polar Electro.
Taking Care of Your Polar Heart Rate Monitor
• Keep your unit clean. Clean it with a mild soap and water
solution. Dry it carefully with a soft towel. Never use alcohol or
any abrasive material such as steel wool or cleaning chemicals.
• Never store the transmitter when it is wet. Sweat and moisture
can keep its electrodes wet and the transmitter activated,
which shorten the lifespan of the battery.
• Keep your heart rate monitor out of extreme cold and heat. The
operating temperature is 14°F to 122°F / -10°C to +50°C.
• Do not expose the heart rate monitor to direct sunlight for
extended periods, eg. by leaving it in a car.
• 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.
Mishandling may damage the electrodes.
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Transmitter Battery
The estimated average battery lifespan of the transmitter is
2500 hours of use. If you suspect that the transmitter battery has
discharged, contact your authorized Polar Service Center for a
replacement transmitter. Polar recycles used transmitters.
Wrist Unit Battery
The estimated average battery lifespan of the wrist unit is two years
indicates a low
with normal use (1h/day, 7 days a week). The
battery and that the battery should be replaced. Please note that
excessive use of the alarm signal and the backlight (FS2c/FS3c)
will drain the battery more rapidly. Do not open the wrist unit
yourself. To ensure the water resistance properties and the use of
qualified components, the wrist unit battery should be replaced by
an authorized Polar Service Center only. At the same time, a full
periodic check of the Polar heart rate monitor will be done.
Note:
• In cold conditions, the low battery indicator may appear,
but the indicator is deactivated when you return to a normal
temperature.
• Water resistance cannot be guaranteed after unauthorized
service.
• The sounds and the backlight (FS2c/FS3c) are disabled when
the battery is low, in order to optimize the battery lifespan.
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7. PRECAUTIONS
7.1 INTERFERENCE DURING EXERCISE
Electromagnetic Interference
Interference may occur near high voltage power lines, traffic lights,
overhead lines of electric railways, electric bus lines or trams,
televisions, car motors, bike computers, some motor-driven exercise
equipment, cell phones or when you walk through electric security
gates.
Exercise Equipment
Several pieces of exercise equipment with electronic or electrical
components such as LED displays, motors, and electric brakes may
cause interference with stray signals. To try to solve the problem,
relocate your wrist unit as follows:
1. Remove the transmitter from your chest and use the exercise
equipment as you would normally.
2. Move the wrist unit around until you find an area where it
displays no stray reading or the heart symbol does not flash.
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 from interference.
3. Put the transmitter back on your chest and keep your wrist unit
in this interference-free zone as much as 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.
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Crosstalk
of operation picks up
The Polar wrist unit in non-coded mode
transmitter signals within 3 feet/1 meter. Simultaneous non-coded
signals from more than one transmitter can cause incorrect
readings.
Using Your Polar Heart Rate Monitor in Water
Your Polar heart rate monitor is water resistant and can be used
when swimming. To maintain the water resistance, do not press the
button of the wrist unit under water.
Users measuring their heart rate in water may experience
interference for the following reasons:
• Pool water with a high chlorine content and seawater are very
conductive. The electrodes of a transmitter may short-circuit,
which prevents ECG signals from being detected by the
transmitter.
• Jumping into water or strenuous muscle movement during
competitive swimming may cause water resistance that shifts
the transmitter on the body to a location where it is not
possible to pick up an ECG signal.
• ECG signal strength is individual and also varies depending
on an individual’s tissue composition. The percentage of
people who have difficulties with heart rate measurement is
considerably higher in water than in other use.
7.2 MINIMIZING POSSIBLE RISKS
WHEN EXERCISING
Exercise may include some risk, especially for those who have been
sedentary.
Before starting a regular exercise program, you are recommended
to answer the following questions for health status checking. If
the answer is yes to any of the questions, we recommend that you
consult a doctor before starting an exercise program.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Have you been physically inactive 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?
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 a pacemaker, 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, page 53. 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.
Note: The combined impact of moisture and intense abrasion may
cause a black color to come off the transmitter’s surface, which
may stain light-colored clothes.
Note that in addition to exercise intensity, medications for heart,
blood pressure, psychical conditions, asthma, breathing etc. as
well as some energy drinks, alcohol and nicotine can affect your
heart rate.
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8. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What should I do if...
...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 there are no sources of electromagnetic radiation in
close vicinity to the Polar wrist unit, such as TV sets, cell
phones, CRT monitors, etc.
4. Cardiac arrhythmia may cause irregular readings or a cardiac
event may have altered your ECG waveform. In these cases,
consult your physician.
...heart symbol flashes irregularly?
1. Check that your wrist unit is inside the transmission range and
not further than 3 feet/1 meter from the Polar transmitter you
are wearing.
2. Check that the elastic strap has not become loose during
exercise.
3. Make sure that the electrodes of the transmitter are moistened.
4. Make sure that there is no other heart rate transmitter within the
reception range (3 feet/1 meter).
5. Cardiac arrhythmia may cause irregular readings. In this case,
consult your physician.
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...the heart rate reading becomes erratic or extremely high?
Strong electromagnetic signals can cause erratic readings. So move
away from possible sources of disturbance such as high-voltage
power lines, traffic lights, overhead lines of electric railways or
trams, car motors, bike computers, some motor-driven exercise
equipment (like fitness testers) or cell phones.
If moving away does not help and the heart rate reading remains
erratic, slow down your speed and check your pulse manually. If you
feel it corresponds to the high reading on the display, you may be
experiencing cardiac arrhythmia. Most cases of arrhythmia are not
serious, but consult your doctor nevertheless.
...the display is fading?
Usually the first sign of a discharged battery is the low battery
or the fading of the digits when using the
indicator
backlight (FS2c/FS3c). Have the batteries checked.
...the wrist unit battery needs changing?
We recommend that all services should be done by an authorized
Polar Service Center. The 2-year International Guarantee/Warranty
does not cover damage or consequential damage caused by services
not authorized by Polar Electro. A Polar Service Center will test your
wrist unit for water resistance after battery replacement and makes
a full periodic check of your complete Polar heart rate monitor.
9. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
The FS1/FS2c/FS3c heart rate monitor is designed
• to help the users to achieve their personal fitness goals.
• to indicate the level of physiological strain and intensity during an exercise session.
No other use is intended or implied. Heart rate is displayed as the number of heartbeats per minute (bpm).
Water resistance of Polar products is tested according to International Standard ISO 2281. Products are divided into three different categories
according to their water resistance. Check the back of your Polar product for the water resistance category and compare it to the chart below.
Please note that these definitions do not necessarily apply to products of other manufacturers.
Marking on the
case back
Wash splashes, sweat,
raindrops etc.
Water resistant
X
Water resistant 50m
X
X
Water resistant 100m
X
X
Wrist Unit
Battery type:
Battery life:
Operating temperature:
Wrist strap material:
Back cover material:
Watch accuracy:
Bathing and
swimming
CR 2025
average 2 years (1h/day, 7 days/week)
14 °F to 122 °F/-10 °C to +50 °C
Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU)
Stainless steel complying with the nickel
release regulations of the EU
(EU Directive 94/27/EU and its
amendment 1999/C 205/05).
better than ± 2.0 seconds/day
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Skin diving with
snorkel (no air tanks)
SCUBA diving
Water resistant
(with air tanks) characteristics
Splashes,
raindrops etc.
Minimum for bathing
and swimming
For frequent use in water
but no SCUBA diving
X
Accuracy of heart rate
measurement:
± 1% or ± 1 bpm, whichever larger,
definition applies to steady state conditions
Heart rate measuring
range:
15 - 240 bpm
Watch:
Exercise duration:
Heart rate limits:
Exercise time display
Exercise time display
12 h or 24 h
0 - 23:59
30 - 199 bpm
< 1 h: mm:ss
> 1 h: hh:mm
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10. LIMITED POLAR INTERNATIONAL
GUARANTEE
Transmitter
Battery type:
Battery life:
Operating temperature:
Material:
Water resistant 100m
Elastic Strap
Buckle material:
Fabric material:
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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
• 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 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 stamped Polar Customer Service
Card. This 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 and elastic strap.
• The guarantee does not cover any damages, 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.
11. DISCLAIMER
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This CE marking shows compliance of this
product with Directive 93/42/EEC.
This crossed out wheeled bin marking shows that Polar
products are electronic devices and are in the scope of
Directive 2002/96/EC of the European Parliament and of the
Council on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). These
products should thus be disposed of separately in EU countries.
Polar encourages you to minimize possible effects of waste on the
environment and human health also outside the European Union
by following local waste disposal regulations and, where possible,
utilize separate collection of electronic devices.
Polar Electro Oy is an ISO 9001:2000 certified company.
Copyright © 2006 Polar Electro Oy, 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.
• 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, FR 92.09150, GB 2258587,
HK 306/1996, SG 9592117-7, US 5486818, FI 96380, US 5611346,
EP 665947, DE 69414362, FI 4150, DE 20008882.3, FR 0006504,
US 6477397, F1 4069, DE 29910633, GB 2339833, US 6272365,
US 6361502. Other patents pending.
The names and logos marked with a ™ symbol in this user manual
or in the package of this product are trademarks of Polar Electro Oy.
The names and logos marked with a ® symbol in this user manual
or in the package of this product are registered trademarks of Polar
Electro Oy.
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