Polar CS300
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    Polar CS300 ™ User Manual...

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    The connector transmits the heart rate signal to the cycling computer. For the latest product tips and for online support visit www.polar.fi . The electrode areas of the strap detect your heart rate.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS GETTING STARTED ................................6 1.1 BASIC SETTINGS ..............................6 1.2 MENU STRUCTURE ..............................7 INSTALL .....................................8 2.1 INSTALL BIKE MOUNT ...............................8 2.2 INSTALL SPEED SENSOR ............................8 2.3 BIKE SETTINGS (BIKE) ............................10 START EXERCISING .................................12 3.1 WEAR THE TRANSMITTER ............................12 3.2 RECORD YOUR EXERCISE ............................13 3.3 EXERCISE SETTINGS (EXE.

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    4.1 FILE ..................................25 4.1.1 Exercise File (EXERCISES) .........................25 4.1.2 Totals File (TOTALS) ..........................27 4.2 DATA TRANSFER (CONNECT) ..........................29 4.3 POLAR FITNESS TEST™ ............................30 4.3.1 Performing the Fitness Test (TEST) ......................31 4.3.2 Fitness Test Results ..........................32 4.3.3 Fitness Test Trend (TREND) ........................33 SETTINGS ..................................34...

  • Page 5: Getting Started, Basic Settings

    12. SETTINGS OK? is displayed. Select YES or NO. • YES: settings are accepted and saved. The display returns 1. To activate your Polar Cycling Computer, press OK twice. to time mode. Once activated, it cannot be switched off! •...

  • Page 6: Menu Structure


  • Page 7: Install, Install Bike Mount, Install Speed Sensor

    2. INSTALL 2.1 INSTALL BIKE MOUNT Use cable ties to secure the bike mount snugly on the handlebar as shown above. To ensure the most accurate reading, attach the wrist unit to the bike mount every time you do a cycling exercise. 2.2 INSTALL SPEED SENSOR 1.

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    3. Pass cable ties through the sensor and rubber part holes (picture 3). Adjust the sensor to the front fork so that the POLAR logo faces outward (picture 4). Adjust the ties loosely. Do not tighten them fully yet. 4. Attach the magnet to a spoke at the same level as the sensor (picture 5). The magnet hole must be facing the speed sensor.

  • Page 9: Bike Settings (bike)

    The AutoStart function starts or stops exercise recording automatically when you start or stop cycling. You have to install the Polar Speed Sensor to use the AutoStart function. For further information, see chapter 2.2 Install Speed Sensor. 2. CADENCE: ON / OFF Cadence is the speed at which you turn the cranks of your bicycle measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).

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    4. WHEEL SIZE Wheel size diameter Wheel size setting ETRTO Wheel size settings are a prerequisite for accurate cycling (inches) (mm) information. To measure size, choose one of two methods: 25-559 26 x 1.0 1884 23-571 650 x 23C 1909 METHOD 1 35-559 26 x 1.50...

  • Page 11: Start Exercising, Wear The Transmitter

    2. Attach one end of the connector to the strap. (LEFT=L or RIGHT=R.) 3. Adjust the length until the strap fi ts snugly around your chest. The Polar logo should be in a central, upright position. Fasten the other end of the connector to the strap.

  • Page 12: Record Your Exercise

    3.2 RECORD YOUR EXERCISE 1. Wear the transmitter and wrist unit. Start heart rate measurement by pressing OK. Exercise is displayed and the cycling computer starts to search for your heart rate. Preferably, there should be no other heart rate monitors nearby (within 1m / 3ft) to avoid interference.

  • Page 13: Exercise Settings (exe. Set)

    3.3 EXERCISE SETTINGS (EXE. SET) Access exercise settings by selecting Settings -> EXE. SET, or before recording an exercise, by selecting Exercise -> CYCLING / OTHER -> SETTINGS. The settings allow you to customize the target zone alarm sound, target zone limits and heart rate view. 1.

  • Page 14: Ownzone Limits (ownzone)

    3.3.1 OWNZONE LIMITS (OWNZONE) OwnZone is your individual aerobic (cardiovascular) training zone that is determined automatically. OwnZone ensures that you exercise within safe limits, and makes exercising easier and more enjoyable. OwnZone is based on measuring changes in heart rate variability. OwnZone may vary daily, depending on your physical and mental condition. For most adults, OwnZone corresponds to 65-85% of maximum heart rate.

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    Determining Your OwnZone Heart Rate Limits Find your OwnZone limits in 1-5 minutes during a warm up period by cycling or walking/jogging. You should start exercising gently at a light intensity and gradually increase intensity to raise heart rate. Before you start, make sure that, •...

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    3. At some point during the session, you will hear two, consecutive beeps. This means OwnZone has been determined. If determination was successful, OwnZone Updated will alternate with the heart rate limits on your display. The limits are displayed in beats per minute (bpm) or as a percentage of maximum heart rate (%HR ) depending on your settings.

  • Page 17: Automatic Limits (automatic)

    3.3.2 AUTOMATIC LIMITS (AUTOMATIC) Automatic limits are determined using an age-based formula (220 minus age). The limits are displayed either in beats per minute (bpm) or as a percentage (%) of your maximum heart rate. Your date of birth is required for the cycling computer to calculate the automatic limits. Choose automatic limits in four exercise intensities: HARD 80-90% HR...

  • Page 18: Timers (timers), Manual Limits (manual), Cadence Limits (cadence)

    3.3.3 MANUAL LIMITS (MANUAL) Determine and set your target heart rate limits manually, either in bpm or % of your HR 3.3.4 CADENCE LIMITS (CADENCE) Set the upper and lower cadence limits for a cycling session. For this you need an optional cadence sensor. Note: If you choose the cadence limits for a non-cycling (OTHER) exercise, automatic limits are in use by default.

  • Page 19: Functions During Exercise

    Heart Touch (hands free button) To view the time or target zone limits during exercise without pressing buttons, bring the wrist unit near the Polar logo on the transmitter belt. Tip: • In Exercise mode, press the LIGHT button to activate Night mode .

  • Page 20: Exercise Mode Views

    3.6 EXERCISE MODE VIEWS View combinations of exercise data. Switch displays with Speed view can only be displayed in CYCLING mode. • Total distance / trip alternating • Speed (km/h or mph) • Heart rate Cadence only when cadence data is available in CYCLING mode. •...

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    Time • Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) based on cycling speed. Note: If ETA function is not in use, speed (Spd) and average speed (AvgSp) alternate on the upper row. • Time • Heart rate Zone Pointer helps you stay inside the target zone. Current heart rate / cadence appears as a heart / cadence symbol between upper and lower limits.

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    Timers are displayed only when at least one timer is in use. For further information, see chapter 3.4 Timers. • Timer 1 or Timer 2 • Time left • Heart rate Graphical Comparison view can only be displayed in CYCLING mode. The three bars represent current •...

  • Page 23: View Exercise Summary

    3.7 VIEW EXERCISE SUMMARY Press to pause exercise recording. You are given three options: • CONTINUE exercise • EXIT Recording mode and enter Exercise summary view • Adjust exercise SETTINGS Summary File After exiting a CYCLING exercise, two summary views alternate on the display: •...

  • Page 24: Monitor Your Performance, File, Exercise File (exercises)

    4. MONITOR YOUR PERFORMANCE 4.1 FILE Exercise fi le allows you to review heart rate and other information recorded during an exercise session. In the File view, you have two options: • Detailed information on individual EXERCISES. • This week’s / season’s TOTALS. 4.1.1 EXERCISE FILE (EXERCISES) The cycling computer can store up to 14 exercise fi...

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    Press to scroll through the following: 1. Duration 4. Calorie Expenditure • The time exercise recording started • Burnt calories (kcal / Cal) • Duration of exercise • Fat percentage of burnt calories Note: You can delete the active fi le by pressing and holding the LIGHT Note: Estimated fat consumption is calculated using total kilocalories button.

  • Page 26: Totals File (totals)

    4.1.2 TOTALS FILE (TOTALS) The Totals fi le has two options for total values since last reset: this WEEK’s or this SEASON’s total exercise information. 1. Exercise Time (Exe.Time) 8. Maximum Speed (MaxSp) • Reset date • The date maximum speed was recorded •...

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    Select NO to return to the Reset menu. Note: • The odometer can only be reset using the Polar UpLink Tool software. For further information, see chapter 4.2 Data Transfer. • Weekly totals are reset automatically every Sunday at midnight.

  • Page 28: Data Transfer (connect)

    • RECEIVE data with Polar UpLink™ Tool Edit cycling computer settings and upload logos from a PC to your wrist unit using Polar UpLink Tool software. To download the Polar WebLink and Polar UpLink Tool free of charge visit www.polar.fi .

  • Page 29: Polar Fitness Test

    4.3 POLAR FITNESS TEST™ The Polar Fitness Test™ is an easy, safe, and quick way to measure your aerobic (cardiovascular) fi tness at rest. The result, Polar OwnIndex, predicts your maximal oxygen uptake (VO 2max The Polar Fitness Test also calculates the predicted maximum heart rate (HR -p).

  • Page 30: Performing The Fitness Test (test)

    4.3.1 PERFORMING THE FITNESS TEST (TEST) Note: To carry out the Polar Fitness Test, enter your personal user information and long-term physical activity level in the User settings. See chapter 5.2 User Settings for further information. Wear the transmitter during the test.

  • Page 31: Fitness Test Results

    4.3.2 FITNESS TEST RESULTS OwnIndex The Polar Fitness Test results in a value called the OwnIndex. This is a value comparable to maximal oxygen uptake (VO ), which is 2max commonly used to evaluate aerobic (cardiovascular) fi tness. Your long-term level of physical activity, heart rate, heart rate variability at rest, gender, age, height and body weight all infl...

  • Page 32: Fitness Test Trend (trend)

    Fitness Classes Your OwnIndex is most meaningful when comparing your individual values and changes in them over time. OwnIndex can also be interpreted based on your gender and age. Locate your OwnIndex on the table below and fi nd out how your aerobic fi tness compares to others of the same gender and age.

  • Page 33: Settings, Watch Settings (watch)

    5. SETTINGS 5.1 WATCH SETTINGS (WATCH) ALARM: OFF / ONCE / MON - FRI / DAILY You can set the alarm to function ONCE, from Monday to Friday (MON-FRI) or DAILY. The alarm functions in all modes except in Exercise mode and will sound for a minute unless you press to cancel.

  • Page 34: User Settings (user)

    5.2 USER SETTINGS (USER) Entering accurate personal information ensures that you receive correct feedback based on your performance (calorie consumption, OwnZone determination etc). 1. Weight 2. Height 3. Birthday 4. Sex: MALE / FEMALE 5. Activity: TOP / HIGH / MODERATE / LOW Activity level is an assessment of your level of long-term physical activity.

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    If you know your exact clinically tested VO , select the value from the scroll list. Otherwise, measure a comparable value, OwnIndex, 2max by taking the Polar Fitness Test. For further instructions, see chapter 4.3 Polar Fitness Test.

  • Page 36: General Settings (general)

    5.3 GENERAL SETTINGS (GENERAL) 1. SOUND: VOL 2 / VOL 1 / OFF Adjust the sounds of the cycling computer. Note: When and Battery low are displayed, the backlight and cycling computer sounds are automatically deactivated. 2. KEYLOCK: MANUAL / AUTOMATIC Keylock prevents accidental pressing of the buttons.

  • Page 37: Care And Maintenance

    CARE AND MAINTENANCE Like any electronic device, the Polar cycling computer should be treated with care. The suggestions below will help you fulfi ll guarantee obligations and enjoy this product for many years to come. Taking Care of Your Polar Cycling Computer...

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    2. Remove the battery cover, lift the battery and replaced by an authorized Polar Service Center only. At the same time, a replace it with a new one.

  • Page 39: Precautions

    It also measures exercise. If you feel unexpected pain or excessive fatigue when speed and distance when cycling with a Polar speed sensor. No other use exercising, it is recommended that you stop the exercise or continue at a is intended or implied.

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    2. Put the transmitter back on and bring the cycling computer up to disturbance. your chest near the transmitter’s Polar logo. The cycling computer • Several pieces of exercise equipment with electronic or electrical will start looking for a heart rate signal again. Continue your components such as LED displays, motors, and electrical brakes exercise normally.

  • Page 41: Frequently Asked Questions

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS What should I do if..the heart rate reading becomes erratic, extremely high or shows nil (00)? ... appears and the wrist unit battery must be replaced? • Make sure the wrist unit is no further than 1 m / 3 ft from See the chapter Care and Maintenance for further instructions.

  • Page 42: Technical Specifications

    TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS WRIST UNIT TRANSMITTER SPEED SENSOR Battery life (1h/day, 7 days/week) Average 2 years Average 2 years Average 4500 hours Battery type CR 2430 CR 2025 – Battery sealing ring – O-ring 20.0 x 1.0 – Material: FPM Operating temperature -10 °C to +50 °C / -10 °C to +50 °C / -10 °C to +50 °C /...

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    Water resistance of Polar products is tested according to International Standard ISO 2281. Products are divided into three different categories according to their water resistance. Check the back of your Polar product for the water resistance category and compare it to the chart below. Please note that these defi...

  • Page 44: Limited International Polar Guarantee

    Copyright © 2006 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. The names and logos marked with a ™ symbol in this user manual or in the package of this product are trademarks of Polar Electro Oy.

  • Page 45: Polar Disclaimer

    • Polar Electro Inc./Polar Electro Oy shall not be liable for any damages, losses, costs or expenses, direct, indirect or incidental, consequential or special, arising out of, or related to the use of this material of the products described herein.

  • Page 46: Index

    INDEX 12h/24h time mode ......6, 34 General settings ........37 Target zone alarm ......14 Alarm setting ........34 Guarantee ..........45 Technical specifi cations ......43 Automatic limits........18 Heart rate settings ....14, 15, 18, 19 Time 2 setting .........34 AutoStart ..........10 Heart rate zones ........27 Time setting ..........34 Backlight..........20 Heart touch function .......20...

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    Manufactured by Polar Electro Oy Professorintie 5 FIN-90440 KEMPELE Tel +358 8 5202 100 Fax +358 8 5202 300 www.polar.fi...

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