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Polar S1 Foot Pod

e.e.cummings2010-07-22 04:24:05 +0000 #1
Does anyone have any experience with this? I have a Polar FT60 HRM, which I really like, but I would like to track my running. Or any other suggestions? I bought my husband a Garmin 305 for Christmas and he loves it, but you cannot swim with it on, which is a drawback for me.
Blueberry2010-07-22 04:34:23 +0000 #2
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Originally Posted by e.e.cummings

Does anyone have any experience with this? I have a Polar FT60 HRM, which I really like, but I would like to track my running. Or any other suggestions? I bought my husband a Garmin 305 for Christmas and he loves it, but you cannot swim with it on, which is a drawback for me.

Look at the Garmin 310XT. You can swim with it on - but it doesn't track distance well in the water.
Becky2010-07-22 04:43:02 +0000 #3
I use another brand's accelerometer-style foot pod, which is what the polar is as well, I believe. It works well enough for my needs. I had to calibrate it before using it, and actually have 2 separate calibrations for 2 different pairs of shoes ("normal" ones and my VFFs). It tracks the motion of your foot and calculates the distance traveled. Since my stride is a little shorter in VFFs, I needed another cal to prevent it from over-calculating distance and speed. Also, my stride length changes with speed (Chi Running style) so I need to calibrate at my typical speed to get the most accurate data. Sounds complicated, but it's really not- I just flip the calibration depending on what shoes I'm wearing.

I'm getting ready to re-calibrate. My stride has evolved some, and I've noticed it over-calculating. There's no way that I'm running a 9:00 mile unless I'm being chased by dogs or running downhill!
e.e.cummings2010-07-22 05:03:00 +0000 #4
Do you find it annoying to have something attached to your shoe?

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