Instructions - Sark Products
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Quick Guide
• OwnIndex™ to reliably predict your VO2max
• OwnCal™ the most accurate calorie
consumption calculation
Signal/Light
• OwnCode™ locks out possible interference
from other heart rate monitors
Stop
Down
• exit the
displayed mode
• return to the
Time of day display
• move backward
• reduce the
selected value
Up
• move onward
• increase the
selected value
• IntervalTrainer™ for effective training
management
OK
• start measuring the heart rate
• lock in your selection
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• Infra red data communication with your
computer and Uplink™ feature
How to start measuring your heart rate (BasicUse)
GBR
H E A R T R AT E M O N I T O R
S610
™
H E A R T R AT E M O N I T O R
1. Place the transmitter around your chest and wet its electrodes. Wear the wrist
receiver on your wrist.
2. Press and hold the OK button to start the measurement. The stopwatch and
the exercise recording start. Your heart rate will appear in max.
15 seconds.
USER’S MANUAL
How to stop measuring your heart rate
1. Press the stop button. The stopwatch and other calculations stop. Heart rate
measurement continues but exercise data is not recorded into a file anymore.
2. Press the stop button again. The receiver returns to the Time of day display.
The Polar S610 offers you various possibilities on customising exercise sessions
to fit your personal needs.
For example, use the Interval Trainer function to guide you through a complete
interval training session. Or, you can choose the functions that suit you best:
OwnCal calorie calculation, timers, recovery calculation, etc. After training, you
can review your exercise file and transfer it to your computer for analysis with
Polar Precision Performance™ software. Monitor your fitness level, and any
long-term changes in it, by performing the quick and easy Polar Fitness Test™.
Please read this manual carefully to familiarise yourself with the Polar S610.
Here is where you can find the information you need to use and maintain your
equipment. The function road map on the front cover is a quick guide to the
versatile features of the Polar S610; please tear it off.
Please refer to the glossary for special terms, display symbols and text
explanations. The alphabetical index will help you quickly find answers to
any questions that you might encounter while using your Polar S610.
Thank you for choosing Polar!
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CONTENTS
A. Getting going ....................... 5
Heart rate monitor parts ......................... 5
Buttons and their functions .................... 6
Easy start ................................................... 8
How to prepare the wrist receiver ..... 8
How to put the transmitter on .......... 9
How to start measuring
your heart rate ..................................... 9
How to stop
measuring your heart rate ............... 10
After exercising .................................. 10
Modes and their functions .................... 11
B. How to enter settings ........ 16
User information settings ..................... 18
Exercise settings ..................................... 21
Selecting exercise type .......................... 21
Setting exercise sets .......................... 22
Setting timers ................................ 24
Setting heart rate limits ............... 24
Turning heart rate limits on/off ... 24
Setting interval type ..................... 25
Setting number of intervals ......... 26
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Setting recovery calculation ......... 26
Naming exercise sets ......................... 27
Setting recording rate ........................... 28
Turning functions on/off ....................... 29
OwnCal calorie counter on/off ......... 29
Fitness test on/off .............................. 29
Predicted maximum heart rate
on/off .................................................. 30
Monitor settings .................................... 30
Turning activity/button sound
on/off .................................................. 30
Selecting measuring units ................ 31
Turning Help on/off ........................... 31
Watch settings ...................................... 32
Setting alarm ..................................... 32
Setting time of day ............................ 32
Setting date ........................................ 33
Turning reminders on/off...... ........... 33
Setting tips ............................................. 34
Swap time 1 or time 2 ....................... 34
Shortcut to watch settings ............... 34
Swap measuring units ....................... 34
Swap date, user ID,
user name and logo .......................... 34
C. Exercise ................................ 35
Heart Rate Measure mode .................... 35
Exercise recording mode ....................... 37
Illuminating the display .................... 38
Turning heart rate
zone alarm on/off .............................. 38
Swapping the heart rate limits ........ 38
Storing lap and split time ................. 39
Pausing the exercise .......................... 39
Swapping the displayed
exercise information ......................... 40
Resetting the stopwatch to zero ..... 41
Starting an exercise set ......................... 42
Exercising with Interval Training Set ... 42
Warm-up phase .................................. 43
Interval phase .................................... 44
Cool-down phase ............................... 46
Interrupting an interval
training exercise ................................ 47
Exercising with BasicSet ........................ 47
Starting the timers ............................ 47
Starting the recovery calculation ..... 48
Stopping the exercise ............................ 48
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Tips during exercise ............................... 48
Swapping the exercise type .............. 48
Swapping recording rate .................. 48
Restarting the interval or
recovery calculation .......................... 48
Interrupting an interval or
recovery calculation .......................... 49
Interrupting a phase of an
interval training exercise .................. 49
Heart touch function... ..................... 49
D. How to recall
training information .......... 50
Exercise time ........................................... 53
Recovery information of BasicSet ........ 53
Heart rate limits ..................................... 53
Exercise time within, above and below
the heart rate zones .............................. 54
Calorie expenditure ............................... 54
Cumulative calorie count ...................... 54
Cumulative exercise time count ........... 54
Interval training information ............... 55
Warm-up phase .................................. 55
A. GETTING GOING
Interval phase .................................... 55
Cool-down phase ............................... 56
Lap information ..................................... 57
Recorded heart rate samples ................ 57
Records file ............................................. 58
Resetting cumulative counts to zero ... 58
Deleting a file ......................................... 59
Deleting all files ..................................... 59
Update OwnIndex and HRmax-p ............. 68
Fitness classes ......................................... 69
E. Connection to computer .... 60
J. Technical specifications ....... 81
Downloading
training data to computer .................... 60
Uploading settings from computer ...... 61
K. Limited Polar Warranty ....... 84
Heart rate monitor
parts and their
functions
G. Care and maintenance ........ 71
H. Precautions ........................... 73
I. Frequently asked questions 77
L. Disclaimer ............................. 85
The elastic strap holds
the transmitter
comfortably, yet firmly,
in the correct position.
The Polar T61™
transmitter detects your
heart rate and transmits
it to the wrist receiver.
F. Polar Fitness Test ................. 63
OwnIndex ............................................... 63
Predicted maximum heart rate ............. 65
Fitness test settings ................................ 66
Carrying out the test ............................. 66
M. Polar glossary ..................... 86
Display symbols ....................................... 88
Display texts ............................................ 89
Index ......................................................... 92
The Polar S610 wrist
receiver displays your
heart rate and other data
during exercise. Enter
your personal settings
into the receiver and
analyse the exercise files
after you’re done.
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Buttons and their functions
Signal/ Light
Turns the beep on or off.
Turns the backlight on.
Reset
Resets the heart rate monitor.
Stop Return - Stops measuring the heart rate.
Exits the displayed mode and returns to
the previous mode level.
Returns to the Time of day display
from any mode by pressing and
holding the stop button.
OK
Accept - Starts measuring the heart rate (start).
Enters the displayed mode shown on
the lower level (start). Locks in your
selection (ok). Records lap information
(lap). The Help text (start, ok or lap)
that appears on the display above the
button indicates its use.
SIGNAL/
LIGHT
6-7
Moves to the following
mode. Increases the
selected value.
RESET
Down Returns to the previous
mode. Decreases the
selected value.
STOP
Useful tips
• Briefly pressing a button (approximately 1 second) will do different
things than pressing and holding the button for a longer period of
time (approximately 2 to 5 seconds). If your press the button for a
longer period of time, you can use shortcuts.
• The buttons are slightly stiffer than those of an ordinary watch to
prevent them from being pressed accidentally.
• You can always return to the Time of day display from the Options
setting or File recalling loops by pressing and holding the stop button.
• See the glossary for display symbols and text interpretation.
OK
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Easy start
How to prepare the wrist receiver
How to put the transmitter on
1. Since the display is blank when the receiver leaves the
factory, you have to activate the wrist receiver by pressing
the OK button twice, after which the Time of day display
appears. This is a one-off procedure; once you have turned
on your receiver you can not turn it off anymore.
2. You may start measuring your heart rate right away
using the default settings. However, the following
settings are ones that it would be useful to change as
soon as possible: Time of day (see section Watch settings)
and personal user settings (see section User information
settings).
3. Polar S610 has various functions that you can use
according to your personal training needs. For more
information, see section Modes and their functions. You
can either manually enter the settings by pressing the
receiver buttons or you can define your settings using
Polar Precision Performance software, after which the
data should be transferred from your computer to the
wrist receiver.
4. Wear the wrist receiver as you would wear an ordinary
watch. If you go biking, we recommend attaching the
wrist receiver to a Polar Bike Mount™.
1. Attach the transmitter to the elastic strap.
2. Adjust the strap length to fit snugly and
comfortably. Secure the strap around your
chest, just below the chest muscles, and
buckle it.
3. Lift the transmitter off your chest and
moisten the grooved electrode areas
on the back.
4. Check that the wet electrode areas are firmly
against your skin and the Polar logo is in a
central, upright position.
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How to start measuring your heart rate
1. Begin with the display that shows
the time of day.
2. Keep the wrist receiver within
1 metre/ 3 feet of your transmitter.
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.
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4. Press the OK button to start measuring your heart rate. A heart symbol
will start flashing and your heart rate (beats per minute) will appear in
a maximum of 15 seconds.
5. Press OK again. The stopwatch starts running and you can start
exercising. The exercise data will only be stored in a file if you have
turned the stopwatch on.
How to stop measuring your heart rate
1. Press the stop button. The stopwatch and other calculations stop.
The heart rate measuring continues, although exercise data is no longer
recorded.
2. Press the stop button again. The heart rate measuring stops.
The receiver shows the Time of day display again.
After exercising
1.
2.
3.
4.
Carefully wash the transmitter with a mild soap and water solution.
Rinse it with pure water.
Dry the transmitter carefully with a soft towel.
Store the transmitter in a clean and dry place. Dirt impairs the elasticity
and functioning of the transmitter. Sweat and moisture can keep the
electrodes wet and the transmitter activated, which shortens battery life.
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Modes and their functions
Your Polar S610 has six main modes: Time of day, Exercise, File, Options,
Fitness test and Connection.
1. TIME OF DAY
You can use your Polar heart rate monitor as an ordinary watch with
date, weekday indicator and an alarm function. You can also change
between two different countries’ time zones. In addition, the following
functions can be uploaded from a computer and utilised:
• 7 reminders to remind you with alarm sounds
• your personal logo, user number or user name
2. EXERCISE
In the Exercise mode, you measure your heart rate and exercise
information is recorded in the File mode. You can preset up to five
exercise sets for your personal needs. When you start exercising, just
select one of the saved sets. Or, you can select BasicUse (heart rate
measurement without heart rate limits, timers or other exercise
guiding functions).
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A. During BasicUse, you can save 99 split and lap times with current,
maximum and average heart rates for each lap. You can configure the
display to show information on the following:
• the current heart rate, average heart rate or a reading of your
maximum heart rate in percentages
• the current exercise time (stopwatch)
• time of day
• current lap and split time as well as the lap number
• calorie count for your exercise session
B. Freely programmable BasicSet will automatically guide you
through the exercise session with the help of the following functions:
• three adjustable target heart rate limits
• three adjustable, alternating timers
• timer-based or heart-rate-based recovery calculation
C. Freely programmable Interval Trainer will automatically guide
you through the interval training session with the help of the following,
preset exercise phases:
• warm-up with a target heart rate zone and a countdown timer
• up to 30 intervals with a target heart rate zone. After each
interval you have a recovery calculation option.
• cool-down with a target zone and a countdown timer
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3. FILE
Your receiver stores the latest exercise information in 99 exercise files:
• the start date and time of the exercise
• total exercise time
• the average and maximum heart rate readings for the exercise session
• the recovery value (only BasicSet)
• the heart rate limits used during the exercise
• the time spent in, above and below your target zones during exercise
• OwnCal calorie expenditure
• the cumulative calorie expenditure
• the cumulative exercise time
• the interval training information: warm-up, interval and cool-down phases
• the lap information: best lap time; lap and split times; and current,
average and maximum heart rate for each lap
• the heart rate samples recorded in the preset recording rate
In addition to exercise file, your cumulative calories and exercise time are
updated to the records file.
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4. OPTIONS
In the Options mode, you can enter the following settings:
Exercise settings: you can select BasicUse with no settings or 5 freely
programmable BasicSets or Interval Training Sets
Memory settings: set the recording rate of your heart rate of 5
seconds, 15 seconds or 1 minute
Turning the functions on/off: OwnCal calorie counter, fitness test,
predicted maximum heart rate
User-specific information: weight, height, date of birth, gender,
activity level, maximum heart rate and maximal oxygen uptake
5. FITNESS TEST
In this mode you can:
• perform the Polar Fitness Test
• recall your latest test results; OwnIndex and HRmax-p values
• update your user information to reflect your most recent OwnIndex and
HRmax-p values
6. CONNECTION
In this mode you can:
• download recorded exercise information to your computer for detailed
analysis with Polar Precision Performance version 3.0 or later
• upload your receiver settings from your computer to receiver with Polar
Precision Performance version 3.0 or later
Monitor settings: activity/button sound on/off, measurement units,
Help on/off
Watch settings: alarm, time of day, date, reminders on/off
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B. HOW TO ENTER SETTINGS
Time Of Day
Exercise Set
This section describes how to manually enter
settings by pressing the receiver buttons. However,
Polar S610 offers you another and faster way as
well: prepare your settings with Polar Precision
Performance software and upload them to your
receiver from your computer. After preparing your
settings you can upload options lock function. Your
options can no longer be changed until you
deactivate the options lock from the “user features”
of your software. See chapter Uploading settings
from computer.
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File
Memory Set
Options
Function Set
Fit. Test
User Set
Connect
Monitor Set
Watch Set
1.
2.
3.
4.
In the Time of day display, scroll up or down until OPTIONS is displayed.
Press OK to enter the Options mode. EXERCISE SET is displayed.
Scroll up or down until the desired setting mode is displayed.
Press OK to start the settings.
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•
•
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Move forward and backward by using the up or down buttons.
Press OK to start adjusting the value.
Scroll up or down to adjust the value.
Press OK to lock in your selection.
Move backward to the previous setting level by pressing the stop button.
To return to the Time of day display, wherever you are in the Options
settings: Press and hold the stop button.
The digits run faster if you press and hold the up or down button as you
adjust the value. Release the button when approaching the desired value.
On the display each function is presented by an abbreviated text.
A flashing block on the display indicates how far you are in the
setting mode.
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User information settings
Options
User Set
kg/ lbs
cm/ feet inch
Birthday
Sex
Activity
HRmax
VO2max
In the User Set loop you can move forward only by pressing OK.
Measuring units depend on your choice in Options/ Monitor Set/ Unit 1 or Unit 2.
Weight
Height
Date of Birth setting order
1.
2.
3.
4.
Units 1
kg
cm
day - month - year
Units 2
lbs
ft/ inch
month - day - year
In the Time of day display scroll up or down until OPTIONS is displayed.
Press OK to enter the Options mode. EXERCISE SET is displayed.
Scroll up or down until USER SET is displayed.
Press OK to start the user information settings.
Weight (kg or lbs)
5. Scroll up or down to adjust your weight. Press OK.
Height (cm or ft/ inch)
6. Scroll up or down to adjust your height. Press OK.
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Date of birth (Birthday)
7. Scroll up or down to adjust your day of birth.
Units 2: setting order
Press OK.
is month - day - year.
8. Month appears. Scroll up or down to select
your month of birth. Press OK.
9. Year appears. Scroll up or down to adjust the year of birth. Press OK.
Sex
10. Scroll up or down to select your gender. Press OK.
Activity level (Activity)
11. Scroll up or down to select your activity level for Polar Fitness Test.
Press OK.
Assess your long-term physical activity level. Do not change your activity
level description if your regular exercise habits have changed during the
last six months.
Low
You do not participate regularly in programmed recreational sport or
heavy physical activity. E.g. you walk only for pleasure or occasionally
exercise sufficiently to cause heavy breathing or perspiration.
Middle You participate regularly in recreational sports. E.g. you run 5-10 km
per week or spend 1/2–2 hours per week in comparable physical
activity or, your work requires modest physical activity.
High
You participate regularly, at least 3 times a week, in heavy physical
exercise. E.g. you run 10-20 km per week or spend 2-3 hours per
week in comparable physical activity.
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Top
You participate regularly in heavy physical exercise at least 5 times a week.
E.g. you exercise to improve performance for competitive purposes.
Maximum heart rate value (HRmax)
12. Your age-predicted maximum heart rate value is displayed as a default
setting when you set this value for the first time. If you know your
exact clinically tested maximum heart rate value, set the value by
scrolling up or down.
13. Press OK.
If you do not know this value, update it in the Fitness Test mode after
having carried out the Polar Fitness Test.
Maximal oxygen uptake value (VO2max)
14. The wrist receiver suggests value 35 for females and value 45 for males
as a default setting when you set this value for the first time. If you
know your exact clinically tested maximal oxygen uptake value,
set the value by scrolling up or down.
15. Press OK. USER SET appears.
If you do not know this value, update it in the Fitness Test mode after
having carried out the Polar Fitness Test.
To continue your settings, press the stop button or to return to the Time of
day display, press and hold the stop button.
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Exercise settings
When you start setting your exercise preferences your first choice is to select
whether you want to set your personal exercise set or to exercise with
BasicUse option. If you select to start setting the exercise sets, your second
choice is whether you want to select BasicSet or an Interval Training Set.
Selecting exercise type
BasicUse (E0)
BasicUse is a simple mode for exercising.
You do not have to do any settings
before exercising with this Exercise
mode. While exercising, you can see
the following optional values on the
display:
• current heart rate or average heart
rate of the exercise
• stopwatch
• time of day
• split- and lap times
Additionally, you can follow calories
of your exercise session and
percentage of your maximum heart
rate, if you have set all the user
information and turned the functions
on.
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Exercise set (E1-E5)
During exercising with this mode you
can see the same optional values as
in the BasicUse mode. Additionally,
the exercise set will guide you
through an exercise according to the
settings you have made. You can also
name the exercise sets e.g. after an
exercise type.
You can set following exercise
guiding functions:
• 3 heart rate limits
• 3 countdown timers
• interval function
• recovery calculation
Setting exercise sets
Preset exercise sets ready for five exercise sets; when you start exercising,
just select one of the sets.
Interval Training Set
If you choose interval on, you can
set 3 different exercise phases for
each exercise set in following order:
BasicSet
If you choose interval off, you can
set the following functions to your
exercise:
Warm-up phase
• countdown timer 1
On/OFF
• heart rate limits 1
On/OFF
Interval phase
• interval calculation type: manual,
timer or heart-rate-based interval
• number of repeated interval phases
• heart rate limits 2
On/OFF
• timer or heart-rate-based
recovery calculation
On/OFF
Cool-down phase
• countdown timer 3
On/OFF
• heart rate limits 3
On/OFF
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•
•
•
•
•
•
timer 1
timer 2
timer 3
heart rate limits 1
heart rate limits 2
heart rate limits 3
recovery calculation
On/OFF
On/OFF
On/OFF
On/OFF
On/OFF
On/OFF
On/OFF
You should select the timers on
sequentially. E.g. you cannot set
timer 3 on if timer 1 is off.
1. In the Time of day display
Options
scroll up or down until
Exercise Set
OPTIONS is displayed.
2. Press OK to enter the
E0
E1
E2
E3
E4
E5
Options mode. EXERCISE
SET is displayed.
3. Press OK to start the exercise settings. BasicUse E0 or exercise set E1 - E5
is displayed.
4. Scroll up or down until the desired exercise type is displayed. Press OK.
If you chose BasicUse (E0): to return to the Time of day display, press
and hold the stop button and skip the rest of the exercise settings.
If you chose exercise set (E1-E5) Interval On/OFF is displayed.
5. Scroll up or down to turn the interval function on or off. Press OK.
Timer 1 is displayed.
Exercise Set 1 - 5
Interval On
Timer 1
If you set the countdown timers of
the phase off, you have to manually
stop the phase.
Timer 1
Interval OFF (BasicSet)
Timer 2
Limits 1
Timer 3
Interval
Timer
Manual Interval
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Recovery Hr
Limits 1
Repeat
Interval
Interval Hr
Limits 2
Limits 2
Limits 3
Recovery
Timer
Recovery Hr
Recovery Timer
Timer 3
Limits 3
Setting timers
If you start from the Time of day display, repeat steps 1-5.
6. Scroll up or down until desired timer is displayed. Press OK to start
setting the timer.
7. Scroll up or down to turn the timer on or off. Press OK.
Timer OFF: skip steps 8-9.
8. Scroll up or down to adjust minutes. Press OK.
9. Scroll up or down to adjust seconds. Press OK.
Setting heart rate limits
If you start from the Time of day display, repeat steps 1-5.
6. Scroll up or down until desired Limits is displayed.
7. Press OK to enter the limits loop.
8. Lim High appears. Scroll up or down to adjust your upper limit. Press OK.
9. Lim Low appears. Scroll up or down to adjust your lower limit. Press OK.
Turning heart rate limits on/off
If you start from the Time of day display, repeat steps 1-5.
6. Scroll up or down until Limits is displayed.
7. Press and hold the signal/light button to turn limits on or off. Release.
You can also turn the limits off in the Lim Low loop by scrolling the
down button.
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Setting interval type
You can select 3 optional types of intervals:
A. Timer-based interval
Ends your interval when you have
used the selected time.
Ends your interval as you reach the
selected heart rate.
When selecting heart-rate-based
interval, recovery calculation must be
set on.
End the interval training session
by pressing OK.
B. Heart-rate-based interval
C. Manual interval
If you start from the Time of day display, repeat steps 1-5.
6. Scroll up or down until Interval TIMER/ Hr/ MANUAL is displayed. Press
OK to start setting the interval type. TIMER/ Hr/ MANUAL is flashing.
7. Scroll up or down to select the interval type that will be used to end the
interval. Press OK.
A. Timer-based interval
8. Scroll up or down to adjust
minutes. Press OK.
9. Scroll up or down to adjust
seconds. Press OK.
Interval TIMER appears.
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Or
B. Heart-rate-based interval
8. Scroll up or down to adjust the
heart rate that will end your
interval. Press OK.
Interval Hr appears.
Setting the number of intervals
If you start from the Time of day display, repeat steps 1-5.
You can set up to 30 intervals.
6. Scroll up or down until Repeat is displayed.
7. Press OK to start setting the number of intervals.
8. Scroll up or down to adjust the number of intervals. Press OK.
Or
If you do not know in advance the precise amount of the desired intervals
select continuous interval. The intervals will succeed until you manually
stop the interval phase or until 30 intervals have been made.
8. Scroll down until Cont
appears. Press OK.
A. RecoTime is displayed.
10. Scroll up or down to adjust minutes. Press OK.
11. Scroll up or down to adjust seconds. Press OK.
Recovery TIMER appears.
Setting recovery calculation
Naming exercise sets
You can name the exercises, with seven letters, numbers or punctual marks.
The available digits are: 0-9, space, A-Z, a-z, - % / ( ) * + : ?.
1. In the Time of day display scroll up or down until OPTIONS is displayed.
2. Press OK to enter the Options mode. EXERCISE SET is displayed.
3. Press OK. E1 - E5 is displayed.
4. Scroll up or down until desired exercise set (E1 - E5) is displayed.
5. Press and hold signal/light button. Adjustable letter is flashing.
6. Scroll up or down to select the desired mark. Press OK.
7. Repeat previous step until you have chosen all 7 letters.
A. Recovery timer
Ends your recovery as you reach the
preset time.
Ends your recovery as you reach the
preset heart rate.
B. Recovery heart rate
If you start from the Time of day display, repeat steps 1-5.
6. Scroll up or down until Recovery TIMER/ Hr is displayed.
7. Press OK to start setting recovery calculation on or off. On/OFF is flashing.
8. Scroll up or down to turn the recovery calculation on or off. Press OK.
OFF: skip steps 9-11.
On: TIMER/ Hr is flashing.
9. Scroll up or down to select recovery timer or heart rate. Press OK.
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B. RecoHr is displayed.
10. Scroll up or down to adjust the value. Press OK.
Recovery Hr appears.
To continue your settings, press the stop button or to return to the Time of
day display, press and hold the stop button.
To continue your settings, press the stop button or to return to the Time of
day display, press and hold the stop button.
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Setting recording rate
Turning functions on/off
1. In the Time of day display scroll up or
Options
down until OPTIONS is displayed.
Memory Set
2. Press OK to enter the Options mode.
EXERCISE SET is displayed.
Rec. Rate 5 Sec / 15 Sec / 60 Sec
3. Scroll up or down until MEMORY SET
is displayed.
4. Press OK to start the memory settings. Rec.Rate is displayed.
5. Scroll up or down to select the desired recording rate. As you change
the recording rate you can see the memory there is left in the lower
row. Press OK.
1. In the Time of day display scroll up
Options
or down until OPTIONS is displayed.
Function Set
2. Press OK to enter the Options
mode. EXERCISE SET is displayed.
OwnCal On/OFF
Fit. Test On/OFF
3. Scroll up or down until FUNCTION
SET is displayed.
4. Press OK to start the function settings. OwnCal is displayed.
The recording time of Polar S610 depends on the selected recording rate
(5 s, 15 s or 60 s). When the memory is full, you can continue exercising
but the exercise is no longer recorded.
OwnCal calorie counter on/off
If you start from the Time of day display, repeat steps 1-4.
5. Press OK to start setting the OwnCal function. On/OFF starts to flash.
6. Scroll up or down to set the OwnCal on or off. Press OK.
Recording rate
5s
15 s
60 s
Maximum exercise time
22 h 03 min
66 h 10 min
99 h 59 min in one file and total 260 h
To continue your settings, press the stop button or to return to the Time of
day display, press and hold the stop button.
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HRmax-p On/OFF
To set the following functions on you have to set your user information.
If kg/lbs are displayed as you start setting the function on, the wrist
receiver points out that you have not set your all user information.
For getting the most accurate OwnCal results, update the VO2max setting
and the HRmax setting with clinically measured values (if available). If you do
not know your clinically measured values perform Polar Fitness Test and
update the OwnIndex and HRmax -p settings in Fitness Test mode.
Fitness test on/off
If you start from the Time of day display, repeat steps 1-4.
5. Scroll up or down until Fit. Test is displayed.
6. Press OK to start setting the fitness test. On/OFF starts to flash.
7. Scroll up or down to set the fitness test on or off. Press OK.
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Predicted maximum heart rate on/off (HRmax-p)
If you start from the Time of day display, repeat steps 1-4.
5. Scroll up or down until HRmax-p is displayed.
6. Press OK to start setting the HRmax-p. On/OFF starts to flash.
7. Scroll up or down to set the HRmax-p on or off. Press OK.
phase start, interval phase end and recovery calculation end sounds. Does
not consist of heart rate zone alarms, watch alarm or fitness test alarm.
HRmax-p can be turned on only if Polar Fitness Test is on.
To continue your settings, press the stop button or to return to the Time of
day display, press and hold the stop button.
Monitor settings
1. In the Time of day display scroll up
Options
or down until OPTIONS is displayed.
2. Press OK to enter the Options mode. Monitor Set
EXERCISE SET is displayed.
Sound On/OFF
Units 1/2
3. Scroll up or down until MONITOR
SET is displayed.
4. Press OK to start the monitor settings. Sound is displayed.
Help On/OFF
Activity/button sound consists of the button sound and in the Measure and
Exercise modes the following activity sounds: start, stop and lap recording,
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The units settings affect the units in the user information settings and the
order of your date of birth settings.
Units 1: kg, cm, day-month-year
Turning the activity/button sound on/off
If you start from the Time of day display, repeat steps 1-4.
5. Press OK to start setting the sound. On/OFF starts to flash.
6. Scroll up or down to set sound on or off. Press OK.
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Selecting measuring units
If you start from the Time of day display, repeat steps 1-4.
5. Scroll up or down until Units is displayed.
6. Press OK to start setting the units. 1 or 2 starts to flash.
7. Scroll up or down to select the desired unit. Press OK.
Units 2: lbs, feet, month-day-year
Turning Help on/off
If you start from the Time of day display, repeat steps 1-4.
5. Scroll up or down until Help is displayed.
6. Press OK to start setting the Help function. On/OFF starts to flash.
7. Scroll up or down to set the Help on or off. Press OK.
If you turn Help on, the flashing arrows guide you to use the correct
buttons in the Options and File modes. During the exercise, when you are
changing the middle row information, you can see the name of the
function for few seconds.
To continue your settings, press the stop button or to return to the Time of
day display, press and hold the stop button.
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Watch settings
1. In the Time of day display
Options
scroll up or down until
Watch Set
OPTIONS is displayed.
2. Press OK to enter the
Alarm
Time 1/2
Date
Options mode. EXERCISE SET
is displayed.
3. Scroll up or down until WATCH SET is displayed.
4. Press OK to start the watch settings. ALARM is displayed.
Remind
Setting alarm
If you start from the Time of day display, repeat steps 1-4.
OFF: skip
5. Press OK to start alarm settings. On/OFF starts to
steps 6- 9.
flash.
6. Scroll up or down to set alarm on or off. Press OK. 24h: skip step 7.
7. 12h: AM/ PM starts to flash. Scroll up or down to select AM or PM. Press OK.
8. The hours start to flash. Scroll up or down to adjust the hours. Press OK.
9. The minutes start to flash. Scroll up or down to adjust the minutes. Press OK.
When the alarm comes on, it will sound for one minute or you can turn it
off by pressing any of the five buttons.
Setting time of day
If you start from the Time of day display, repeat steps 1-4.
5. Scroll up or down until TIME1/ TIME 2 is displayed.
6. Press OK to start setting the Time of day.
7. Time is flashing. Scroll up or down to select time 1 or time 2. Press OK.
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8. 12h/ 24h starts to flash.
Scroll up or down to select 12h or 24h time mode. Press OK.
24h: skip step 9.
9. AM/PM starts to flash. Scroll up or down to select AM or PM. Press OK.
10. The hours start to flash. Scroll up or down to adjust the hours. Press OK.
11. The minutes start to flash. Scroll up or down to adjust the minutes.
Press OK.
Setting date
If you start from the Time of day display, repeat steps 1-4.
5. Scroll up or down until DATE is displayed.
6. Press OK to start adjusting the date.
12h Time mode:
7. Day appears. Scroll up or down to select the
month - day - year.
desired value. Press OK.
8. Month appears. Scroll up or down to select
the desired value. Press OK.
9. Year digits start to flash. Scroll up or down to select the year. Press OK.
Turning reminders on/off
If you start from the Time of day display, repeat steps 1-4.
5. Scroll up or down until REMIND is displayed.
6. Press OK to start setting the reminders.
7. Scroll up or down until desired reminder is displayed. The number of the
reminder is displayed in the corner of the display.
8. Press OK. On/OFF starts to flash.
9. Scroll up or down to set the reminder on or off. Press OK.
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You can upload 7 reminders, each including time and name, to your wrist
receiver from Polar Precision Performance software.
The reminder sounds an alarm only when time of day is displayed. When
the reminder alarm comes on, it will sound for 15 seconds or you can turn it
off by pressing any of the five buttons.
C. EXERCISE
Erase the reminder text by pressing any of the five buttons.
To continue your settings, press the stop button or to return to the Time of
day display, press and hold the stop button.
Time of day
Setting tips
Heart Rate Measure mode
Swap time 1 or time 2
In the Time of day display press and hold the down button. Time 1 or
Time 2 is displayed in the uppermost row for a couple of seconds. Displayed
time will now be used in all watch and alarm functions. If you chose time 2,
“2” is displayed in the Time of day display.
Shortcut to watch setting loop
Press and hold the signal/light button for a couple of seconds to enter to
watch setting loop. If you want to skip some parts and go directly to set a
particular watch function, scroll up or down button until the desired watch
function is displayed. Set the function as in the “Watch settings” section.
Swap measuring units
As you set your user information on weight and height press and hold the
signal/light button until the units are swapped. Release the button.
Swap date, user ID, user name and logo
You are able to set a user ID number, user name and logo by Polar Precision
Performance software. These settings are shown on the upper row of the
Time of day display. You can swap between the user ID, user name, logo
and date by pressing and holding the up button.
Exercise recording mode
Heart Rate Measure mode
1.
2.
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Wear the transmitter and the wrist receiver as described in “Easy start” section.
To make sure that the code search will be successful:
Keep the wrist receiver within 1 metre/ 3 feet of your transmitter.
Check that you are not near to other people with heart rate monitors,
high voltage power lines, televisions, mobile phones, cars, motor driven
exercise equipment or other electromagnetic disturbance.
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You can use two modes in your
exercise: Measure or Exercise mode.
In the Measure mode you can see your
heart rate but your exercise is not
recorded. In the Exercise mode your
exercise is recorded and stopwatch
and other calculations are started.
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3. Start from the Time of day display by pressing the OK to start measuring
your heart rate. A heart symbol will start flashing and your heart rate in
beats per minute will appear in max. 15 seconds. The frame around the
heart symbol indicates that the heart rate reception is coded. The
receiver returns automatically to the Time of day display within
5 minutes if there is no heart rate reception.
Exercise recording mode
If you are continuing from the Measure mode, press OK.
Or, if you are starting from the Time of day display, press and hold OK.
The following displays start to alternate as you enter the Measure mode:
Exercise information will be stored in an exercise file only when the
stopwatch is running. The ongoing recording is indicated with a graphic
bar that runs continuously on the display.
Exercise name
If there is 00 / - - reading on the display, there is no heart rate reception.
Bring the wrist receiver up to your chest near the transmitter’s Polar logo.
The receiver starts looking for the heart rate signal again.
Memory left
Time of day
Current
heart rate
Exercise set in
use or BasicUse
Recording rate
In the beginning of your exercise, when it has lasted less than 60
minutes, the exercise time is displayed in minutes and seconds. When
you have exercised more than 60 minutes, the exercise time is
displayed in hours and minutes.
You have three optional Exercise modes depending on the selected exercise:
• BasicUse
• Interval Training Set (Int on)
• BasicSet (Int off)
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The following functions can be used during all three optional Exercise modes.
Illuminating the display
Press the signal/light button.
After you use backlight once in the Measure mode, Polar S610 automatically
illuminates the display if you: start or stop the exercise session, store lap
information and at the end of an interval and a recovery calculation.
Turning the heart rate zone alarm on/off
Press and hold the signal/light button.
When appears on the display the zone alarm is on. You will hear a
beeping sound with each heartbeat if your heartbeat is outside the heart
rate limit. If you do not want to use the zone alarm the flashing heart rate
reading indicates if your heartbeat is outside the heart rate limit. This
function can be used if you have set heart rate limits on.
In addition to the alarm you can see:
if you are exercising above heart rate zone.
if you are exercising below heart rate zone.
Swapping the heart rate limits
Press and hold the up button. Repeat until the desired limits are displayed.
In the Interval Training mode the limits are automatically swapped when
the phase changes to the preset limits.
Storing lap and split time
Press OK to store lap and split time.
First
Lap time
Average heart
rate of the lap
Number of
the lap
Then
Split time
Polar S610 automatically stores a lap time when you stop recording an
exercise. Polar S610 can store 99 laps if you have not used the interval
function. After storing 99 laps FULL appears for a few seconds every
time you take a lap. You can continue taking laps but they will not be
stored. The wrist receiver continues recording all other information of
the exercise, except lap and interval information.
Pausing the exercise
Press the stop button.
The exercise recording, stopwatch and other calculations are paused. To
continue them, press OK. Or, to return to the Time of day display, press and
hold the stop button.
The receiver automatically returns to the Time of day display within
5 minutes if you forget to quit the heart rate measuring after having
stopped the stopwatch and taken the transmitter off your chest.
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Swapping the displayed exercise information
There are three display options, which you can swap between by pressing
the down button. Once you have configured the display options, Polar S610
saves the settings. If the Help function is on, the name of the selected
function appears for a few seconds.
Stopwatch
Time of day
Current
heart rate
Number of the lap
Time of day
Stopwatch
Stopwatch
Lap time
Select the upper row information
2. Press the up button to select from the following: Time of day (Time),
stopwatch (Sw), lap time (Lp), or calorie expenditure (Cal), if OwnCal is
set on.
You cannot select the same displayed function to the upper and middle row
i.e. the option on the middle row is no longer available for the upper row.
Select the lower heart rate information row
3. Press and hold the down button to select from the following: Current heart
rate, average heart rate (avg) or the reading in percentages of your
maximum heart rate (% max) if you have set your user information.
When you have set your Interval Training
Set on, you will have one extra display in
addition to the three primary displays.
Phase Name
Countdown
timer
See the alternative phase displays from “Exercising with Interval Training
Set” section. You can also choose which information you want to be on the
three display rows.
You can configure the middle and upper rows either in the Measure
mode or during the exercise.
You can only change the displayed function of the lower row if the
stopwatch is on.
Resetting the stopwatch to zero
1. Pause your exercise.
2. Press and hold the down button until the stopwatch is reset. Release.
3. Press OK to restart the stopwatch and recording. Or, to return to the
Time of day display, press and hold the stop button. As a result of
resetting your stopwatch the recorded file is deleted.
Select the middle row information
1. Press the down button to select the desired display alternative. When
you swap the middle row information, the upper and lower rows
change also. Continue selecting the upper and lower rows.
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Starting an exercise set
Structure of an interval training exercise:
Interval Phase
Repeats 03
160
140
120
Exercising with Interval Training Set (Int on, E1-E5)
Countdown timer 3
Heart rate limits 3
60
40
In this mode you can also use the functions in “Exercise recording mode”
section. The Interval Trainer automatically guides you through your
exercise. In order to hear the activity sounds when the phase starts and
stops make sure the activity/button sound is on. If you have turned the
countdown timer of the phase off, you have to stop the phase manually by
pressing the OK button. When the stopwatch starts running
indicates
that Interval Trainer is on. As the interval training exercise ends the Polar
S610 automatically starts a BasicUse exercise, which is recorded to the same
file as your interval training exercise.
CoolDown phase
Countdown timer 1
Heart rate limits 1
0
10
20
30
Interval
Recovery
80
WarmUp phase
Interval
Recovery
100
Interval
Recovery
1. Start from the Time of day display. Press OK to enter the Measure mode.
2. If you want to swap the preset exercise set, press and hold the up
button until the exercise is swapped. Release. Repeat until desired
exercise set (E1-E5) is displayed.
3. To start exercising and recording the exercise press OK.
Heart
rate
40
Countdown timer starts running if you have set the timer 1
on. If you have set the timer off, press OK and continue
from the interval phase.
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Time
2. Then
Countdown timer 1.
Heart rate information.
3. At the end of warm-up phase
Warm-up phase duration.
Average heart rate of the warm-up phase.
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Warm-up phase
1. First
Heart rate limits 1 (if set on).
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Interval phase
The Polar S610 records up to 30 repeated interval phases. Your interval
phase is divided into interval and recovery calculation (if set on) sections,
which alternate continuously through your interval phase.
Interval session
1. First
Preset heart rate limits 2 (if set on).
2. Then
Continue according to your interval settings: A. manual,
B. timer-based or C. heart-rate-based interval.
A. Manual interval
Number of set intervals.
Current interval number.
If you selected manual interval your interval will end as you
press OK.
Or
B. Timer-based interval
Countdown timer.
If you selected timer-based interval your interval will end as
you reach the preset time.
Or
C. Heart-rate-based Interval
The difference between the preset interval heart rate and
current heart rate.
If you selected heart-rate-based interval your interval will
end as you reach the preset heart rate reading.
3. At the end of Interval
Interval duration.
Average heart rate of the interval.
When your interval ends the wrist receiver automatically
continues with following preset function: recovery
calculation or cool-down phase.
Recovery calculation
Continue: A. timer-based recovery calculation or
B. heart-rate-based recovery calculation.
A. Recovery Timer
Recovery countdown timer.
Current heart rate.
Or
B. Recovery heart rate
The difference between the preset recovery heart
rate and current heart rate.
Current heart rate.
You will hear two beeps when the recovery calculation is done.
At the end of recovery
Recovery heart rate or time.
Recovery duration.
Drop in your heart rate.
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Cool-down phase
1. First
Preset heart rate limits 3 (if set on).
2. Then
Countdown timer 3.
Heart rate information.
Countdown timer starts running if you have set the timer 3
on. If you have set the timer off press OK to end a phase.
3. At the end of cool-down phase
Cool-down phase duration.
Average heart rate of the cool-down phase.
After your cool-down phase has ended the receiver
automatically continues exercise recording with
BasicUse mode.
You can continue using the heart rate limits of the exercise in this mode
too. Or, if you want to do another interval training exercise, press and hold
the OK button.
Interrupting an interval training exercise
1. Press the stop button to pause the exercise.
2. Press and hold the stop button to return to the Time of day display.
Skip step 3.
Or
Press the stop button. BasicUse appears. You can continue measuring your
heart rate in this mode (Measure mode) or continue exercising with
BasicUse and recording your exercise information.
3. Press OK to start recording the BasicUse exercise. Stopwatch is started
and you can continue using the heart rate limits of the previous
exercise.
Exercising with BasicSet (Int off, E1-E5)
In this mode you can also use the functions in “Exercise recording mode”
section.
Starting the timers
If timers are set on, they automatically start running once you start the
stopwatch. Timers alternate in the following order: timer 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, etc.
At the end of timer 1 you will hear 1 beep, at the end of timer 2 you will
hear 2 beeps and at the end of timer 3 you will hear 3 beeps. Timers stop
running when you stop the stopwatch.
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Starting recovery calculation
To start the recovery calculation, press and hold the OK button.
Depending on your setting RecoHr or RecoTime appears in the upper row
of the display. See “Exercising with Interval Trainer”/ “Recovery calculation”
for the displayed information during the recovery calculation. After the
recovery calculation is done the exercise is paused. You can continue the
exercise by pressing the OK button after the recovery calculation. If you do
another recovery calculation, the recovery information will be deleted in
consequence.
Reset the calculation by pressing and holding the down button. To restart
the same calculation press the OK button or to reset the interval training
exercise, see “Resetting stopwatch to zero” section.
Stopping the exercise
Interrupting a phase of an interval training exercise
Press the stop button to pause your phase. Press and hold the OK button.
The following phase automatically starts.
1. Press the stop button to pause the exercise.
2. Press and hold the stop button until time of day is displayed.
Your lap and split time are automatically recorded, when you end the
exercise.
Tips during the exercise
Swapping the exercise type (E0 or E1 - E5)
In the Measure mode press and hold the up button. Release. Repeat until
desired exercise set or BasicUse is displayed.
Swapping the recording rate of the exercise (5 s, 15 s or 60 s)
In the Measure mode press and hold the down button. Release. Repeat
until desired recording rate is displayed.
Interrupting an interval or recovery calculation
Press and hold the OK button during your interval training exercise session
to interrupt the calculation. The following section automatically starts. E.g.
if you interrupt an interval your recovery calculation (if set on)
automatically starts.
Heart touch function
The heart touch function is activated as you bring the wrist receiver near
the transmitter’s Polar logo.
You have three alternatives for the heart touch function. You need to select
it by Polar Precision Performance software:
• Checking the current heart rate limits
• Swapping the three or four (if interval on) display options
• Storing lap time
During the heart touch, the backlight is on for a couple of seconds, if you
have already used the backlight during the exercise.
Restarting the interval or recovery calculation
Pause the interval or recovery calculation.
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D. HOW TO RECALL TRAINING
INFORMATION
Time of Day
File
F99
Options
...
F1
Fit. Test
Connect
Records
Your first file is F1, then F2 and so on, until you have recorded maximum 99
exercise files. The bigger the file number the more recent it is.
The Polar S610 starts saving exercise information to
a file as you start the stopwatch in the Exercise
mode. You can recall the information in the File
mode. In the File mode there are up to 99 exercise
files and a record file, which keeps track of the
cumulative values.
Some information alternates on the display automatically. You can make
the alternation faster by pressing the OK button e.g. the target heart
rate zone information.
Exercise file
1. In the Time of day display scroll up or down until FILE is displayed.
2. Press OK to enter the File mode. The main information of your file is
displayed.
Starting date and time alternate on the display.
Exercise name
Used exercise set
or BasicUse
File number
3. Scroll up or down until the desired file is displayed.
4. Press OK to start recalling an exercise file. Exe. Time is displayed.
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Move forward and backward within file loops with up or down buttons.
Press OK to enter a file or to enter a deeper level in the file loop.
Press the stop button to move backward to the previous file level.
Press and hold the stop button to return the Time of day display,
wherever you are in the File recalling cycle.
Exercise time (Exe. Time)
The exercise time is the amount of time that you have
exercised with the stopwatch running. Average and
maximum heart rates of your exercise alternate on the
display. To continue recalling the file, scroll up or down
button.
Exercise File
Recovery information of BasicSet exercise (Reco)
Recovery time.
Recovery duration.
Drop in your heart rate.
Or
Recovery heart rate.
Time it took reach the preset heart rate reading.
Drop in your heart rate.
Exe. Time
Reco
Limits
InZone1
Reco 30
InZone2
Int 30
InZone3
KCal
Tot. KCal
CoolDown
Reco 1
Tot. Time
Interval
Int 1
EXE. SET
WarmUp
Lap 99
Heart rate limits 1, 2 and 3 (Limits 1/ Limits 2/ Limits 3)
Settings of the heart rate limits alternate on the display.
Limits 1 are used for heart rate zone 1, limits 2 for zone 2
and limits 3 for zone 3.
Lap1
Best Lap
LAPS
SAMPLES
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Exercise time within, above and below the heart rate zones
Indicates the exercise time, which you have spent within (InZone), above
and below each heart rate limits during the entire exercise.
Calorie expenditure (KCal)
You will see how many kilocalories you have expended during the exercise.
Cumulative calorie count (Tot. KCal)
You will have a count for cumulative calories expended during several
exercise sessions. This function allows you to follow the calorie count as a
gauge of effective exercise e.g. during one week.
Cumulative exercise time count (Tot. Time)
This function counts cumulative exercise time expended during several
exercise sessions starting from the previous resetting. It allows you to
follow the exercise time count as a gauge of amount of exercise e.g.
during one week.
Your cumulative total time is displayed in hours and minutes until
99 hours 59 minutes is reached. After this your cumulative exercise
time is displayed in hours 100 h until 9999 hours is reached.
Interval Training information (EXE. SET)
Start with the display showing EXE. SET.
1. Press OK to start recalling the interval training information.
2. Scroll up or down to see the information on warm-up, interval and cooldown phases.
3. To exit this loop press stop button.
Warm-up phase
Warm-up duration.
The heart rate at the end of the warm-up,
average and
maximum heart rates of your warm-up phase.
Interval phase
Interval phase duration.
Average heart rate of intervals and recoveries.
Continue recalling more detailed information on your Interval phase.
Start with the display showing Interval.
1. Press OK to see details of each interval and recovery.
2. Scroll up or down between intervals and recoveries.
3. To return to the interval phase display press the stop button.
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Interval information
Interval number
Split time of the interval
Interval duration.
The heart rate at the
end of the interval,
average and
maximum
heart rates of the
selected interval.
Recovery information
Recovery time
Recovery duration.
Drop in your heart rate.
Or
Recovery heart rate
Time it took reach the preset heart rate reading.
Drop in your heart rate.
Cool-down phase
Duration of the cool-down.
The heart rate at the end of the cool-down,
average and
maximum heart rates of the cool-down phase.
Lap information (LAPS)
Start with the display showing LAPS and the number of recorded laps.
1. Press OK to start recalling the lap information.
2. Scroll up or down to see the following information:
Best Lap
Shortest lap time.
The number of the best lap.
The best lap information is displayed if you have stored at least
3 laps. The best lap can not be the last lap.
Laps
Split time.
Lap time.
Lap number.
The heart rate at the end of the lap,
average and
maximum heart rates of the lap.
Press the stop button to exit the LAPS display.
Recorded heart rate samples
Check from the sample file detailed heart rate information of the exercise.
Start with the display showing SAMPLES.
1. Press OK to start recalling the recorded samples of your exercise
information. The heart rate and time when the heart rate sample was
recorded are displayed.
2. Scroll up or down the samples.
Press and hold stop to return to the Time of day display.
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Records file
This file is updated each time your exercise is recorded to file.
1. In the Time of day display scroll up or down until FILE is displayed.
2. Press OK to enter the File mode.
3. Scroll up or down until Records is displayed.
4. Press OK to enter the records file. Tot. KCal is displayed.
You will have a count for cumulative calories expended during several
exercise sessions.
5. Scroll up or down to see the cumulative exercise time (Tot. Time)
You can now return to the Time of day display by pressing and holding
the stop button or continue resetting your cumulative counts.
Deleting a file
1. In the Time of day display scroll up or down until FILE is displayed.
2. Press OK to enter the File mode.
3. Scroll up or down until desired exercise file is displayed. Press and hold
the signal/light button. DELETE FILE and file number are displayed.
4. Press OK. The receiver confirms if you want to delete a file (Are you
sure).
5. Press OK to delete the selected file.
6. Press stop to exit the file. Wait appears. The receiver reorganises your
file, which takes few seconds.
7. Repress stop to return to the Time of day display.
Resetting your cumulative counts to zero
Once your have reset the cumulative count you cannot retrieve it.
Start with the display showing Tot. KCal or Tot. Time in the records file.
1. Press OK to start resetting the desired total count. Reset appears and
the value starts to flash.
2. Press and hold the down button. Reset starts to flash. You can still
cancel the resetting by releasing the down button before the value is
reset. If you are sure that you want to reset the value keep holding the
down button until value is reset. Release.
3. Press the stop button to exit the reset display. Press and hold the stop
button to return to the Time of day display.
Deleting all files
1. In the Time of day display scroll up or down until FILE is displayed.
2. Press and hold the signal/light button. DELETE FILES is displayed.
3. Press OK. The receiver confirms if you want to delete all files (Are you
sure).
4. Press OK to delete all exercise files.
5. Press stop to return to the Time of day display.
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E. CONNECTION TO
COMPUTER
Interrupt the data transfer to the computer by pressing the stop
button during data transfer. CONNECT is displayed.
There is two-way communication
between Polar S610 and a computer. Polar
Precision Performance software offers an easy way
to analyse training data. A training log makes it
possible to plan future training. Wrist receiver
settings are easy to upload from the software
instead of entering them manually.
Downloading Training Data to a Computer
1. Start the software.
2. Connect the Polar IR Interface to the serial port (RS-232) of your
computer.
3. In the Time of day display scroll up or down until CONNECT is displayed.
4. Point the infrared window of the receiver towards the infrared window
of the interface. The maximum infrared transfer distance is 20 cm/ 8" and
the infrared transfer angle ±15 degrees.
5. Activate the heart rate monitor connection function of the software.
Your receiver should now communicate with the software. The receiver
automatically returns to the Time of day display after data transfer.
To be able to transfer the recorded training information via IR
communication and to analyse it with Polar Precision Performance
software version 3.0 or later, you need the Polar IR Interface, unless
there is an IR data port and Windows® 95 operating system on your
computer.
Uploading Settings from Computer
Your Polar S610 offers you the option of preparing your settings with Polar
Precision Performance software. You are also able to set following
functions with the software:
• a user ID, user name or logo for easier receiver recognition in
multi-user situations
• the heart touch function to show the current heart rate limits, store a
lap time or swap the display options during your exercise
• names and alarm times for 7 reminders
• options lock function on or off
You may upload settings from a computer to a wrist receiver either via IR
communication or via audible Polar Uplink. For IR communication please
see the previous chapter and for the Polar Uplink communication proceed
as follows:
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1. Start the software.
2. If the receiver is in the Time of day display scroll up or down until
CONNECT is displayed.
3. Place the receiver less than 10 cm/ 4" from the loudspeaker.
4. Activate the upload function of the software. Do not move the receiver
during the data transfer.
5. The receiver automatically starts to upload the information as UpLink
and COM appear. You will hear a chirping sound while information is
transferred to the receiver. The receiver automatically returns to the
Time of day display after data transfer.
F. POLAR FITNESS TEST
Polar Fitness Test is an easy, safe and quick way to
estimate individual maximal aerobic power and to
get predicted maximum heart rate value. Polar
Fitness Test is targeted to healthy adults.
If the data transfer was unsuccessful bring the receiver closer to the
loudspeakers or turn the volume level of the loudspeakers up.
Interrupt the data transfer to the computer by pressing the stop
button during data transfer. CONNECT is displayed.
To be able to upload the settings from Polar Precision Performance
software via Polar Uplink, you need a personal computer with a sound
card (compatible with SoundBlaster™) and dynamic loudspeakers or
earphones.
OwnIndex
OwnIndex is a value which is comparable to maximal oxygen uptake
(VO2max), a commonly used descriptor of aerobic fitness. Cardiovascular
(aerobic) fitness relates to how well your cardiovascular system works to
transport and utilize oxygen in your body. The stronger and more efficient
your heart is, the better the cardiovascular fitness is. VO2max is a good
indicator of performance capability in endurance sports.
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If you want to improve your cardiovascular fitness, it takes a minimum of
6 weeks on an average to see a noticeable change in OwnIndex. Less fit
individuals see progress even more rapidly and for more fit individuals
more time is needed. The better the cardiovascular fitness of an individual,
the smaller the improvements in OwnIndex.
Cardiovascular fitness is best improved by exercise types which employ
large muscle groups. Such activities include cycling, running, swimming,
rowing, skating, cross-country skiing and walking.
To monitor your fitness progress start with measuring your OwnIndex a
couple of times during the first two weeks, to get a baseline value.
Thereafter, repeat the test approximately once a month. OwnIndex is
based on resting heart rate, heart rate variability at rest, age, gender,
height, body weight and self-assessed physical activity.
Predicted maximum heart rate (HRmax-p)
The HRmax-p definition is carried out simultaneously with the Polar Fitness Test.
The HRmax-p score predicts your individual maximum heart rate value more
accurately than the age-based formula (220-age). The age-based method
provides a rough estimation and is thus not very accurate, especially for
people who have been fit for many years or for older people. The most
accurate way of determining your individual maximum heart rate is to have
it clinically measured (in maximal treadmill or bicycle stress test) by a
cardiologist or an exercise physiologist.
Your maximum heart rate changes to some extent in relation to your
fitness. Regular endurance exercise tends to decrease HRmax. There may
also be some variation according to the sport you participate in. For
example, running HRmax > cycling HRmax > swimming HRmax.
HRmax-p gives the possibility of defining training intensities as percentages
of maximum heart rate and of following maximum heart rate changes due
to training, without an exhaustive maximal stress test. HRmax-p is based on
resting heart rate, heart rate variability at rest, age, gender, height, body
weight and maximal oxygen uptake, VO2max (measured or predicted). The
most accurate HRmax-p is obtained by entering your clinically measured
VO2max into the wrist receiver.
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Fitness test settings
Time of Day
To be able to carry out the Polar Fitness Test you need to do the following
settings in the Options mode:
•
•
•
Set your personal user information and long-term physical activity level.
Set the Polar Fitness Test on.
Set the HRmax-p on if you want to get a prediction of your maximum
heart rate.
File
Options
Fit. Test
Connect
1. In the Time of day display scroll up or down until FIT. TEST is displayed.
If you cannot find Fitness Test mode check that you have turned the
function on in the Options mode.
2. Press OK to enter the Fitness Test mode. Your latest OwnIndex and the
testing date are displayed.
3. Scroll up or down to see your latest HRmax-p and the testing date.
4. Lie down and relax yourself for 1-3 minutes before the test.
Carrying out the test
To get reliable test results, the following basic requirements apply:
•
•
•
•
•
You should be relaxed and calm.
The test can take place anywhere – home, office, health club – as long
as the testing environment is peaceful. No disturbing noises (e.g.
television, radio or telephone), no other people talking to you.
Keep the testing place, time of day and environment the same every
time the test is repeated.
Avoid eating a heavy meal or smoking 2-3 hours prior to testing.
Avoid heavy physical effort, alcoholic beverages or pharmacological
stimulants on the test day and the day before.
Start the test
It takes 3-5 minutes to carry out the test.
5. Press OK to start the test. The wrist receiver starts searching for your
heart rate. TEST On and your heart rate are displayed. The test begins.
6. Lie relaxed. Keep your hands beside your body and avoid body
movements. Don’t communicate with other people.
7. Your current OwnIndex and the testing date are displayed.
8. If HRmax-p is on: Scroll up or down to see the HRmax-p result and the
testing date.
Turn the fitness test sound signal on/off
The sound signal will alarm you at the end of the test. If the sound signal is
on appears on the display.
• To turn the sound signal on or off either before or during the test, press
and hold the signal/light button.
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Update OwnIndex and HRmax-p
You can update your OwnIndex and HRmax-p values to the Options mode/
User information. When you update these values regularly, the reading in
percentages of your maximum heart rate and calorie calculation give more
accurate individual information.
1. In the Time of day display scroll up or down until FIT. TEST is displayed.
2. Press OK to enter the Fitness Test mode.
3. Scroll up or down until Update USER SET is displayed. This display
appears if you have not updated your latest test results.
4. Press OK to update the OwnIndex and HRmax-p values.
5. To return to the Time of day display, press and hold the stop button.
Your maximum heart rate value is updated if the HRmax-p is on.
The Polar Fitness Test result, your OwnIndex, is most meaningful when
comparing your individual values and changes in them. OwnIndex can also
be interpreted according to your gender and age. Locate your OwnIndex
on the table to find out your current cardiovascular fitness classification,
compared with those who are of the same age and gender.
MEN
If the wrist receiver does not succeed in receiving your heart rate at the
beginning or during the test, the test will fail. Check that the transmitter
electrodes are wet and the elastic strap is snug enough.
Fitness classes
WOMEN
Interrupt the test
• You can stop the test any time during the test by pressing the stop button.
Failed TEST is displayed for a few seconds.
The latest OwnIndex and HRmax-p are not replaced.
Age
1
(years) (very
poor)
20-24 < 32
25-29 < 31
30-34 < 29
35-39 < 28
40-44 < 26
45-49 < 25
50-54 < 24
55-59 < 22
60-65 < 21
2
(poor)
3
(fair)
4
5
(average) (good)
32-37
31-35
29-34
28-32
26-31
25-29
24-27
22-26
21-24
38-43
36-42
35-40
33-38
32-35
30-34
28-32
27-30
25-28
44-50
43-48
41-45
39-43
36-41
35-39
33-36
31-34
29-32
20-24
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-44
45-49
50-54
55-59
60-65
27-31
26-30
25-29
24-27
22-25
21-23
19-22
18-20
16-18
32-36
31-35
30-33
28-31
26-29
24-27
23-25
21-23
19-21
37-41
36-40
34-37
32-35
30-33
28-31
26-29
24-27
22-24
< 27
< 26
< 25
< 24
< 22
< 21
< 19
< 18
< 16
51-56
49-53
46-51
44-48
42-46
40-43
37-41
35-39
33-36
6
(very
good)
57-62
54-59
52-56
49-54
47-51
44-48
42-46
40-43
37-40
7
(excellent)
>62
>59
>56
>54
>51
>48
>46
>43
>40
42-46
41-44
38-42
36-40
34-37
32-35
30-32
28-30
25-27
47-51
45-49
43-46
41-44
38-41
36-38
33-36
31-33
28-30
>51
>49
>46
>44
>41
>38
>36
>33
>30
The classification is based on literature review (Shvartz & Reibold 1990) of 62 studies where VO2max was
measured directly in healthy adult subjects in the USA, Canada and 7 European countries. Reference: Shvartz
E, Reibold RC: Aerobic fitness norms for males and females aged 6 to 75 years: a review. Aviat Space Environ Med;
61:3-11, 1990.
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For various fitness classes we recommend the following:
4
1-3 Increase exercise
for health
benefits and
fitness
improvement.
To ensure good health,
maintain current exercise
habits. For fitness
improvement an increase in
exercise is recommended.
5-7 Maintain
current exercise
habits for good
health and
fitness.
7
G. CARE AND
MAINTENANCE
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 warranty
obligations and enjoy this product for many years to come.
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5
4
3
2
1
Top athletes typically score OwnIndex values above 70 (men) and 60
(women). As high values as 95 can be reached by Olympic level athletes.
OwnIndex is highest in sports that involve large muscle groups such as
cross-country skiing and cycling.
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.
• 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 sports
bag if it is wet.
• 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. Hardhanded handling may damage the electrodes.
• Keep your Polar heart rate monitor out of extreme cold and heat. The
operating temperature is -10 ºC to 50 ºC/ 14 ºF to 122 ºF.
• Do not expose the Polar heart rate monitor to direct sunlight for
extended periods, such as by leaving it in a car.
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H. PRECAUTIONS
Batteries
Polar T61 transmitter
The estimated average battery life of the Polar T61 transmitter is 2500
hours of use. Contact your distributor/ dealer for a transmitter
replacement. Polar recycles used transmitters. See your Customer Care
Charter for detailed instructions.
Polar S610 wrist receiver
The estimated average battery life of the Polar S610 wrist receiver is
2 years in normal use (2h/ day, 7 days a week). Note also that excessive
use of the backlight and the alarm signals will use the battery more
rapidly. Do not open the Polar wrist receiver yourself. To ensure the
water resistance properties and the use of qualified components, the
wrist receiver battery should be replaced only by an authorised Polar
Service Centre. At the same time a full periodic check of the Polar heart
rate monitor will be done.
Service
Should your Polar heart rate monitor need service, see Customer Care
Charter to contact an authorised Polar Service Centre.
Water resistance cannot be guaranteed after unauthorised service.
Using the Polar S610 in a water environment
Your Polar S610 is water resistant to 50 metres/ 160 feet.
Heart rate measurement in a water environment is technically demanding
for the following reasons:
• Pool water with a high chlorine content and seawater may be very
conductive and the electrodes of Polar transmitter may get short
circuited and ECG signals cannot be detected by the transmitter unit.
• Jumping into the 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
ECG signal.
• The ECG signal strength varies depending on the individual’s tissue
composition and the percentage of people who have problems in heart
rate measuring is considerably higher in a water environment than in
other use.
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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,
car motors, bike computers, some motor driven exercise equipment, cellular
phones or when you walk through electric security gates.
Crosstalk
The Polar wrist receiver in non-coded mode of operation picks up
transmitter signals within 1 metre/ 3 feet. Non-coded signals from more
than one transmitter picked up simultaneously can cause an incorrect
readout.
Exercise equipment
Several pieces of exercise equipment with electronic or electrical
components such as LED displays, motors and electrical brakes may cause
interfering stray signals. To try to tackle these problems, relocate the Polar
wrist receiver as follows:
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 the chest and keep the wrist receiver in this
interference-free area as far 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.
Minimising possible risks in exercising with a heart rate monitor
Exercise may include some risk, especially for those who have been
sedentary. To minimise possible risks consider the following advice:
Before beginning a regular exercise program consult your doctor
• if you are over 40 years of age and have not been following a regular
exercise program during the past 5 years
• if you smoke
• if you have high blood pressure
• if you have high blood cholesterol
• if you have any signs or symptoms of any disease
• if you are recovering from a serious illness or a medical
treatment e.g. surgery
• if you use a pacemaker or another implanted electronic device.
Note also that in addition to exercise intensity the heart rate can be
affected by, amongst others, heart, circulation (particularly high blood
pressure) and asthma and other breathing medications, as well as some
energy drinks, alcohol and nicotine.
It is important to be sensitive to your body’s reactions during
the exercise. If you feel unexpected pain or tiredness regarding your
exercise intensity level, it is recommended to stop the exercise or
continue at a lighter intensity.
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If you are allergic to any substance that comes into contact
with the skin, check the Polar heart rate monitor materials from the
“Technical specifications” chapter. It is recommended that you wear
the transmitter against your bare skin to ensure flawless operation.
However, if you wish to wear the transmitter over a shirt, moisten the
shirt well under the electrodes.
I. FREQUENTLY ASKED
QUESTIONS
What should I do if...
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.
...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’s file?
You may have used the Measure 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 OK button in the Measure mode.
...I cannot find the expended calories from my exercise file?
Check that you have set your personal user information and turned the
OwnCal function on. Check that your heart rate has reached over 90 bpm
or above 60 % of your maximum heart rate during your exercise.
...I cannot turn my HRmax-p on?
Check that you have set your personal user information and turned the
fitness test on before turning the HRmax-p on.
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...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 ECG
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.
...heart symbol flashes irregularly?
1. Check that the wrist receiver is not further than 1 metre/ 3 feet from
the transmitter.
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 1 metre/ 3 feet.
5. Cardiac arrhythmia may cause irregular readings. In this case consult
your physician.
...other person 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 normally.
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 normally.
...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.
...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. Also the digits fade
when the backlight is used. Have the batteries checked.
...there are no reactions to any buttons?
Reset the Polar heart rate monitor. Resetting clears watch settings which
will return to the default settings. User information and measurement
options settings will be saved.
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1. Press the RESET button with a pen tip. Display becomes full of digits.
If you don’t press any button after reset within one minute the wrist
receiver goes to the Time of day display.
2. Press any of the buttons once. The time of day is displayed.
...the battery of the wrist receiver must be replaced?
We recommend having all service done by an authorised Polar Service
Centre. This is especially necessary to ensure the warranty remains valid and
is not affected by incorrect repair procedures done by an unauthorised
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.
...the data transfer from receiver to computer was unsuccessful
1. Check the correct position of the wristwatch receiver with the interface.
2. Check that the surroundings are not too bright. This problem often
occurs near windows.
3. Check that there is no obstruction between the infrared windows of the
interface and the wristwatch receiver.
J. TECHNICAL
SPECIFICATIONS
Polar heart rate monitor is 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 transmitter
Battery type:
Battery life:
Operating temperature:
Material:
Elastic strap
Buckle material:
Fabric material:
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Average 2500 hours of use
-10 °C to +50 °C/ 14 °F to 122 °F
Polyurethane
Polyurethane
Nylon, polyester and natural rubber
including a small amount of latex
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Wrist receiver
Battery type:
CR 2430
Battery life:
Average 2 years (2h/ day, 7 days/ week)
Operating temperature:
-10 °C to +50 °C/ 14 °F to 122 °F
Water resistance:
to 50 metres/ 160 feet
Wrist strap material:
Polyurethane
Backcover and wrist strap buckle material: 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.
Watch accuracy better than ± 0,5 seconds/ day at 25 °C/ 77 °F temperature.
Polar S610 is a Class 1 Laser Product.
Accuracy of heart rate measurement: ± 1% or ± 1 bpm, whichever larger,
definition applies to steady state conditions.
Default Settings
Time of day
Alarm
Date of Birth
(adjustable range for
year is 1921 - 2020)
Sex
Weight
Height
24h
OFF
0
Male
0 (kg)
0 (cm)
Activity
HRmax
VO2max
male
female
Activity sound
Units
Help
Low
220-age
45
35
On
1
On
OwnCal
Fitness test
HRmax-p
Interval function
Interval heart rate
Number of intervals
Timer 1, 2, 3
Limits 1, 2, 3
Recovery function
Recovery heart rate
Recovery timer
Heart touch function
Recording rate
OFF
On
OFF
OFF/ interval timer
160
3
OFF/ 2 min
80/ 160
OFF/ recovery timer
80
1 min
Shows heart rate limits
5s
Limit Values
Exercise time
Heart rate limits
Heart rate zone time
Recovery time
Calories
Cumulative calories
Cumulative exercise time
Laps recorded to memory
Interval phases recorded to memory
99 h 59 min 59 s
30 - 240
99 h 59 min 59 s
99 min 59 s
99 999 kcal
999 999 kcal
9999 h
99
30
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K. LIMITED POLAR
WARRANTY
L. DISCLAIMER
•
•
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 Oy makes no representations or warranties with respect to
this manual or with respect to the products described herein. Polar
Electro Oy shall not be liable for any damages, direct or incidental,
consequential or special, arising out of, or related to the use of this
material or the products described herein.
•
•
•
•
Polar Electro Oy warrants to the original consumer/ purchaser of this
heart rate monitor that the product will be free from defects in material
or workmanship for one year from the date of purchase. Please keep
the receipt which is your proof of purchase!
Warranty does not cover receiver battery, damage due to misuse, abuse,
accidents or non-compliance with the precautions; improper
maintenance, commercial use, cracked or broken cases.
Warranty does not cover damage or consequential damage caused by
service not authorised by Polar Electro Oy.
During the warranty period the product will be either repaired or
replaced at an authorised service centre free of charge.
This warranty 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.
This CE marking shows compliance of
this product with Directive 93/42/EEC.
Copyright © 2000, 2001 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 S610, Polar IR Interface and Polar Precision Performance are trademarks of Polar
Electro Oy.
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 68734, DE 3439238, GB 2149514, HK 812/1989, US 4625733,
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M. POLAR GLOSSARY
Activity level: Your long-term
physical activity level you need to
assess in order to do the Polar
Fitness Test.
BasicSet mode: Exercise set, which
interval is set off.
Coded heart rate transmission:
Polar T61 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 Polar T61 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 three
display options by selecting
information to the lower and
upper rows.
Electrodes: The grooved areas of
the transmitter, against the skin.
Pick up the heart rate.
Exercise mode: The stopwatch is on
and your exercise is recorded. You
can select between the BasicUse,
Interval Training Set and BasicSet.
Heart touch function: In the
Exercise mode bring your receiver
close to your transmitters Polar logo
and the selected heart touch
function is activated for a few
seconds.
Interval training: Seeks to
improve your race pace with
different periods of work and rest.
Measure mode: Measuring your
heart rate without recording the
exercise.
Maximum heart rate: (HRmax)
Is the highest number of heart
beats per minute of a person.
Target heart rate zone: The area
between the upper and lower
target heart rate limits. Target zone
selection is based on personal
fitness goals.
Maximal oxygen uptake:
(maximal aerobic power, VO2max)
Is the maximal rate at which oxygen
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maximal work. VO2max is a good
index of aerobic fitness.
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Display symbols
Display texts
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.
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.
In the Time of day display the alarm is on.
Measure mode: beeps if you are exercising outside your target heart rate
zone. Fitness Test mode: sounds an alarm at the end of the fitness test.
Indicates the Interval Trainer.
Indicates continuous interval (Cont).
Exercise mode: indicates the heart rate above the target zone.
File mode: indicates the time spent above the target zone.
Exercise mode: indicates the heart rate below the target zone.
File mode: indicates the time spent 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.
ALARM: Indicates the alarm in
watch settings.
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.
BasicUse: Exercising without
settings.
BestLap: Indicates the shortest lap
time information.
CONNECT: Communication mode
between wrist receiver and
computer.
Cont: Up to 30 intervals succeed
one another unless the Interval
phase is manually stopped.
CoolDown: Cool-down phase at
the end of an interval training
exercise.
E0: BasicUse settings.
E1-E5: Indicates which exercise set
you have used for the exercise.
ExeSet: Start setting your BasicSet
(Int off) or Interval Training Set (Int
on).
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Exe. Time: Exercise duration
FILE: Indicates the file mode.
FIT. TEST: Indicates fitness test
mode.
FULL: After having stored 99 laps
(the use of intervals reduces the
amount). FULL appears in the
display. You can continue taking lap
times or intervals but they won’t be
recorded into the file.
HRmax-p: Predicted maximum heart
rate value.
Int: Options mode: indicates
Interval Training Set.
Exercise mode: Indicates interval
exercise session including warm-up,
interval and cool-down phases.
InZone/ Above/ Below: Indicate
the time spent within, above and
below the target zone.
KCal: Indicates the energy
expenditure of your exercise.
LAPS: Indicates how many lap times
have been stored.
Lim High: The higher heart rate
limit of the target zone.
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Lim Low: The lower heart rate limit
of the target zone.
Limits1, 2, 3: Heart Rate Limits for
Target Zones 1, 2 and 3.
MAX: Together with a heart rate
reading indicates the highest heart
rate.
MAX %: Together with a heart rate
reading indicates what percentage
your current heart rate is of your
maximum heart rate.
Mem full: Appears on the display
when the memory is full. You can
continue your exercise and taking
lap times but they won’t be
recorded into the file.
OPTIONS: Indicates the Options
mode.
OwnCal: Calculates energy
expenditure during exercise in
kilocalories. 1 kilocalorie (kcal) =
1000 calories (cal). You can follow
how much energy you lose by
exercising in one exercise session or
in a day, week or even a year. The
OwnCal can be used as a dose
measure of exercise e.g. in nutrition
planning. OwnCal calorie calculation
starts when your heart rate reaches
90 bpm or is above 60% of your
maximum heart rate, whichever is
smaller. These limits are set to count
only exercise calories. The higher the
heart rate, the faster the energy
expenditure. OwnCal is individually
calibrated by your preset weight,
maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) and
maximum heart rate (HRmax). The
most accurate OwnCal is received by
entering your clinically measured (in
maximal treadmill or bicycle stress
test) VO2max and HRmax into the wrist
receiver. Energy expenditure
measurement is most accurate in
continuous activities such as cycling
and running.
OwnINDEX: Result of Polar Fitness
Test and comparable score with
maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max).
RecoHr, heart-rate-based
recovery: You set the heart rate,
which will end your recovery
calculation. In the File mode you
will see the drop in your heart rate
and the recovery duration.
RecoTime, time-based recovery:
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
storing the split time.
Sw: Indicates stopwatch.
Timer1, 2, 3: Interval Training
mode: Countdown timers for the
Interval Training set.
WarmUp: Warm-up phase in the
beginning of an Interval Training
exercise.
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Index
12h/ 24h time mode ................................. 32
Activity/button sound On/OFF ................ 30
Alarm settings .......................................... 32
BasicSet exercise ................................. 22, 47
Buttons ........................................................ 6
Care and maintenance ............................ 71
Code search .............................................. 35
Date settings ............................................ 33
Deleting a file ........................................... 59
Display configuration .............................. 40
Download training data
to a computer ...................................... 60
Easy start ..................................................... 8
Exercise set ............................................... 21
File ............................................................. 50
Fitness test ................................................ 63
Fitness test On/OFF .................................. 29
Frequently asked questions .................... 77
Functions during the exercise ................. 37
Heart rate limits settings ......................... 24
Heart rate limits checking ................. 49, 53
Heart rate limits On/OFF ......................... 24
Heart rate zone alarm On/OFF ............... 38
Heart touch function....... ........................ 49
Help On/OFF ............................................. 31
How to enter settings .............................. 16
HRmax-p On/OFF ......................................... 30
Illuminate the display ........................ 38, 49
Interval Training Set ................................ 22
Interrupt an interval
exercise phase ...................................... 49
Interrupt an interval or
recovery calculation ............................ 49
Lap and split time storing .......... 39, 48, 57
Measuring units settings ................... 31, 34
Modes and their functions ...................... 11
Name exercise sets ................................... 27
Options lock function .............................. 61
OwnCal On/OFF ........................................ 29
OwnCal calorie expenditure ................... 90
OwnIndex ................................................. 63
Pause an exercise ..................................... 39
Predicted maximum heart rate ............... 65
Precautions ............................................... 73
Recall training information .................... 50
Record rate settings ................................. 28
Records file ............................................... 58
Reminder On/OFF ..................................... 33
Reset cumulative counts .......................... 58
Reset the stopwatch ................................ 41
Return to the Time of day display ............ 7
Recovery settings ..................................... 26
Recovery during Interval training ... 45, 55
Recovery during BasicSet ................. 48, 53
Selecting exercise type ............................ 21
Setting tips ............................................... 34
Start an exercise set ................................. 42
Start measuring your heart rate ......... 9, 37
Stop an interval training session ............ 47
Stop measuring your heart rate ............. 10
Swap the exercise type ............................ 48
Swap the heart rate limits ...................... 38
Swap the time zones 1/ 2 ........................ 34
Technical specifications ........................... 81
Time of day settings ................................ 32
Timer settings ........................................... 24
Transmitter ........................................... 5, 10
Update HRmax-p and OwnIndex
to user information ............................. 68
Upload settings from computer ............. 61
User information settings ....................... 18
Warranty ................................................... 84
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Road Map
Dear Customer
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OK
Scroll Up / Down
STOP - exit the displayed mode
Time Of Day
Exercise Set
BasicUse, E0
File
Memory Set
Options
Function Set
Rec. Rate
5 Sec
OwnCal
On/OFF
15 Sec
Fit. Test
On/OFF
ExeSet 1, E1
Connect
User Set
Monitor Set
Watch Set
kg/ lbs
Sound
On/OFF
Alarm
cm/ ft inch
E2
Units
1/2
Time
1/2
Birthday
60 Sec
E3
Fit. Test
Date
HRmax -p
On/OFF
Sex
Help
On/OFF
Remind
On/OFF
E4
Activity
E5
HRmax
VO2max
Interval
On/OFF
Congratulations on purchasing a Polar Heart Rate
Monitor! We are proud to assist you in achieving
personal fitness and performance goals.
If you want to get even more out of your Polar S610
during training, check www.polar.fi for:
· the best product and training tips in Polar
Personal Trainer
· the software updates and other
value added service for your Sseries heart rate monitor in Polar
Product Support
Tel. +358-8-520 2100
Fax +358-8-520 2300
www.polar.fi
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