Let’s Check Out All The Polar Heart Rate Monitors…

Here is a comparison of all that the Polar brand has to offer you.

I made this table because my In-depth Polar Heart Rate Monitor Guide turned out to be a bit too in-depth for some, and it wasn’t as scannable as I wanted it to be – for you. So, this table is just that – easily scannable. If you feel this table does not have the detail you need check out my In-depth Polar Heart Rate Monitor Guide.

Advice:

  1. Use the search box at the top right of the table. Only the rows containing the word(s) you search will appear.
  2. My trademark “want to spend less cash” column tells you what happens (features you lose) if you decide to purchase a heart rate monitor 1-model down.
  3. Check out my best heart rate monitors for 2014 if you want to see the best of the best (Polar did pretty well!)
  4. Check out my massive heart rate monitor comparison of the top 40 bestselling heart rate monitors, if you want to see more monitors on one page.

Have at it!

Polar Heart Rate Monitor Comparison

 MonitorUsageFunctionalityCurrent PriceWant To Spend Less Cash?
Polar RS800CX heart rate monitorRS800CXMultisport
endurance
training
- X designation means several 'out of box' versions: Bike, GPS, Run and Stock
- Altimeter, barometer and thermometer
- Calories burned
- Data upload
- Heart rate monitor (auto zones)
- Daily personal Coach telling you heart rate zone limits
- Stopwatch
- 99 workouts data recording with resolution from 1s to 60s
- Training program to optimise your workout duration, frequency and intensity
- User replaceable battery
- VO2max fitness test
- Water resistant to 50m
$439.99 MSRP
Live Price
1-model down RCX5 does not have:
- Altimeter, barometer and thermometer
But it does have:
- Heart rate monitoring while you swim
- Sport zones for optimal triathlon/multisport training

Polar RCX5 heart rate monitorRCX5Multisport
endurance
training
- X designation means several 'out of box' versions: Bike, GPS, Run and Stock
- Sport zones for optimal triathlon/multisport training
- Heart rate monitoring while you swim
- Calories burned
- Data upload
- Heart rate monitor (auto zones)
- Daily personal Coach telling you heart rate zone limits
- Stopwatch
- 99 workouts data recording with resolution from 1s to 60s
- Training program to optimise your workout duration, frequency and intensity
- User replaceable battery
- VO2max fitness test
- Water resistant to 30m
$349.99 MSRP
Live Price
1-model down RS400 does not have:
- Heart rate monitoring while you swim
- Ability to add-on Cycling cadence and speed sensors
- Ability to add-on GPS
Polar RS400 Running heart rate monitorRS400Running
training
- Add-on running s3 stride sensor
- Calories burned
- Data upload
- Heart rate monitor (auto zones)
- Daily personal Coach telling you heart rate zone limits
- Stopwatch
- 99 workouts data recording with resolution from 1s to 60s
- Training program to optimise your workout duration, frequency and intensity
- User replaceable battery
- VO2max fitness test
- Water resistant to 30m
$269.99 MSRP
Live Price
1-model down RS300X does not have:
- Training program to optimise your workout duration, frequency and intensity
- 99 workout files (has 16 instead)
- Ability to USB data upload (RS300X uses FlowLink)
- User replaceable battery
But RS300X does have:
- Ability to add-on GPS
Polar RS300X heart rate monitorRS300XMultisport
training
- X designation means several 'out of box' versions: GPS, Run and Stock (but no bike add-ons for RS300x)
- Calories burned
- Data upload
- Heart rate monitor (auto zones)
- Daily personal Coach telling you heart rate zone limits
- Stopwatch
- 99 workouts data recording with resolution from 1s to 60s
- Training program to optimise your workout duration, frequency and intensity
- VO2max fitness test
- Water resistant to 50m
$169.99 MSRP
Live Price
1-model down RS100 does not have:
- Ability to add-on running stride sensor
- Ability to add-on GPS
- Ability to data upload
- 16 workout files (RS100 has 1)
- VO2max fitness test
Polar RS100 heart rate monitorRS100Running
training
- Calories burned
- Heart rate monitor (auto zones)
- Daily personal Coach telling you heart rate zone limits
- Stopwatch
- 99 workouts data recording with resolution from 1s to 60s
- Water resistant to 50m
$119.99 MSRP
Live Price
There is no model down in the Polar 'R' range of monitor.
Polar FT80 heart rate monitorFT80General
fitness
improvement
and wellbeing
- Add-on GPS or Stride sensor
- Calories burned
- Data upload
- Heart rate monitor (auto zones)
- Daily personal Coach telling you heart rate zone limits
- Stopwatch
- 100 workouts data recording
- Training program to optimise your workout duration, frequency and intensity
- VO2max fitness test
- User replaceable battery
- Water resistant to 50m
$319.99 MSRP
Live Price
1-model down FT60 does not have:
- Stopwatch
- 50m water resistant (has 30m)
Polar FT60 heart rate monitorFT60General
fitness
improvement
and wellbeing
- Add-on GPS or Stride sensor
- Calories burned
- Data upload
- Heart rate monitor (auto zones)
- Daily personal Coach telling you heart rate zone limits
- Stopwatch
- 100 workouts data recording
- Training program to optimise your workout duration, frequency and intensity
- VO2max fitness test
- User replaceable battery
- Water resistant to 30m
$219.99 MSRP
Live Price
1-model down FT40 does not have:
- Ability to add-on GPS
- Daily personal Coach telling you heart rate zone limits
- Training program to optimise your workout duration, frequency and intensity
- 100 workout files (has 50)
- Automatic age-based heart rate zones (has manual)
Polar FT40 heart rate monitorFT40General
fitness
improvement
and wellbeing
- Calories burned
- Data upload
- Heart rate monitor (manual zones)
- 50 workouts data recording
- VO2max fitness test
- User replaceable battery
- Calories burned
- Data upload
- Heart rate monitor (manual zones)
- 99 workouts data recording
- VO2max fitness test
- User replaceable battery
- Water resistant to 30m
$179.99 MSRP
Live Price
1-model down FT7 does not have:
- VO2max fitness test
But it does have:
- 99 workout files (FT40 has 50)
Polar FT7 heart rate monitorFT7General
fitness
improvement
and wellbeing
- Calories burned
- Data upload
- Heart rate monitor (manual zones)
- 99 workouts data recording
- User replaceable battery
- Water resistant to 30m
$119.99 MSRP
Live Price
1-model down FT4 does not have:
- data upload
- 99 workout files (has 10)
- as good a chest strap (FT4 has T31 and FT7 has WearLink
But it does have:
- auto age based heart rate zones
Polar FT4 heart rate monitorFT4General
fitness
improvement
and wellbeing
- Calories burned
- Heart rate monitor (auto zones)
- 10 workouts data recording
- User replaceable battery
- Water resistant to 30m
$99.99 MSRP
Live Price
1-model down FT2 does not have:
- Calories burned
- 10 workout files (has 1)
- User replaceable battery
Polar FT2 Heart Rate MonitorFT2General
fitness
improvement
and wellbeing
- Heart rate monitor (auto zones)
- 1 workouts data recording
- Water resistant to 30m
$89.99 MSRP
Live Price
1-model down FT1 does not have:
- auto age based heart rate zones
Polar FT1 Heart Rate MonitorFT1General
fitness
improvement
and wellbeing
- Heart rate monitor (manual zones)
- 1 workouts data recording
- Water resistant to 30m
$69.99 MSRP
Live Price
There is no model down in the Polar 'FT' range of monitor.
Polar CS600x Cycling heart rate monitorCS600XCycling
training
- C designation means comptable with Bike cadence and speed sensors.
CS600X also has add-on GPS ability
- Altimeter, barometer and thermometer
- Calories burned
- Data upload
- Heart rate monitor (auto zones)
- Daily personal Coach telling you heart rate zone limits
- Stopwatch
- 99 workouts data recording with resolution from 1s to 60s
- Training program to optimise your workout duration, frequency and intensity
- User replaceable battery
- VO2max fitness test
- Splash proof
$379.99 MSRP
Live Price
1-model down CS500/CS500 LE does not have:
- as good a data upload option (CS600X uses IrDA USB vs. CS500 uses DataLink)
- VO2max fitness test
- Training program to optimise your workout duration, frequency and intensity
- CS500LE does not have has many workout files (CS500LE has 30 vs. CS600 and CS500 have 99)
- ability to add-on GPS
Polar CS500 Tour de France cycling heart rate monitorCS500LECycling
training
- C designation means comptable with Bike cadence and speed sensors.
- Altimeter, barometer and thermometer
- Calories burned
- Data upload
- Heart rate monitor (auto zones)
- Daily personal Coach telling you heart rate zone limits
- Stopwatch
- 30 workouts data recording
- User replaceable battery
- Water resistant to 30m
$369.99 MSRP
Live Price
See below CS500 1-model box (CS500 and CS500LE share the same model down...)
Polar CS500 cycling heart rate monitorCS500Cycling
training
- C designation means comptable with Bike cadence and speed sensors.
- Altimeter, barometer and thermometer
- Calories burned
- Data upload
- Heart rate monitor (auto zones)
- Daily personal Coach telling you heart rate zone limits
- Stopwatch
- 99 workouts data recording with resolution from 1s to 60s
- User replaceable battery
- Water resistant to 30m
$359.99 MSRP
Live Price
1-model down CS300 does not have:
- Altimeter, barometer and thermometer
- As good a data upload method (CS300 uses SonicLink and CS500 uses DataLink
- Stopwatch
- Has less workout files (CS300 has 14)
- As good a chest strap (CS300 has still very good WearLink instead of W.I.N.D)
- User replaceable battery
But it does have:
- VO2 max fitness test
- more water resistance (50m vs. 30m)
- ability to use as a wrist watch
Polar CS300 cycling wrist watch heart rate monitorCS300Cycling
training
- C designation means comptable with Bike cadence and speed sensors.
- Calories burned
- Data upload
- Heart rate monitor (auto zones)
- Daily personal Coach telling you heart rate zone limits
- 14 workouts data recording
- VO2max fitness test
- Water resistant to 50m
$199.99 MSRP
Live Price
1-model down CS200cad does not have:
- ability to use as a wrist watch
- VO2 max fitness test
- as much water resistance (CS200cad has splash proof)
- as many workout files (has 7 vs. CS300 has 14)
But it does have:
- out of the box with cadence sensor
- User replaceable battery
- Stopwatch timer
Polar CS200cad Cycling heart rate monitorCS200cadCycling
training
- C designation means comptable with Bike cadence and speed sensors.
- Comes out of box with cadence sensor
- Calories burned
- Data upload
- Heart rate monitor (auto zones)
- Daily personal Coach telling you heart rate zone limits
- Stopwatch
- 7 workouts data recording
- User replaceable battery
- Splash proof
$189.99 MSRP
Live Price
1-model down CS100 does not have:
- data upload
- cadence sensor out of the box
- as many workout files (only has 1)
- as good a chest strap (CS100 has T31 and CS200cad uses WearLink)
- as good a stopwatch (only has auto lap recording)
Polar CS100 Cycling heart rate monitorCS100Cycling
training
- C designation means comptable with Bike cadence and speed sensors.
- Calories burned
- Heart rate monitor (auto zones)
- Daily personal Coach telling you heart rate zone limits
- Stopwatch (auto lap recording)
- 1 workouts data recording
- User replaceable battery
- Splash proof
$119.99 MSRP
Live Price
There is no model down in the Polar 'CS' range of monitor.
Polar FA20 weight management toolFA20Weight
management
and general
wellbeing
- Not a heart rate monitor
- Top notch weight management tool
- Calories burned
- Data upload
- PEDOMETER
- 100 workout files
- User replaceable battery
- Water resistant to 30m
$119.99 MSRP
Live Price
FA20 is one of a kind!