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Daniel Marshall
Reviewed: 23 November 2006

AMATURE=FINE PROFESSIONAL=?

Many features, replaced by a new Polar model, with a smaller foot pod, and increased featurs. Purchased via an online auction site for £145.
Issues over altitude accuracy, as it always reads a lower figure at the end of a long circuit type run, which is a bit odd, but there is a correction function in the software, to adjust the end altitude to match the start, So not so bad.
The manual will take about 2/3 reads to understand fully, once this is done, the entire system is great.

The recording interval needs to be set to 5 seconds as adjusting it to 15 or 60 gives inaccurate distance measurements, when set on 5 seconds the pod seems very accurate, giving exactly the same readings each run i do, over cross contry or road. I have not calibrated it but kept the out of box settings and measured each of the three run routes i do via car and internet maps and there all consistant.

The software is very user freindy and records all the information clearly and accuratly, i cant personally see what more a runner could need from software.

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Performance:
4.0
Ease of use:
4.0
Value:
4.0

Ian Boyes
Reviewed: 09 June 2006

SPEED AND DISTANCE FOR RUNNING AND CYCLING

Links to PC
Creates a training Diary, gives you speed and distance with all the features of a Polar HRM
Screen can be difficult to read in bright sunlight. Foot pod is on the large size. So many features it can be dificult to navigate
Costly, but if you run and bike and want to keep track of your progress in both, there's nothing finer
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Performance:
5.0
Ease of use:
3.0
Value:
3.0

Jeff Lansdell
Reviewed: 12 March 2006

WHATEVER DID I DO WITHOUT IT!

Very Accurate, Flexible, PC Link, Fitness test, recovery state, and more features than you can wave a stick at!
Times are rounded down to the nearest 1/10th of a mile when storing to memory
This watch has made the biggest single difference to my traning. No more training too fast or too slow. My running has steadily improved ever since I bought it. Don't pay £249 for it though, you can pick one up for under £200 if you shop around.
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Performance:
5.0
Ease of use:
4.0
Value:
3.0

medic one
Reviewed: 12 March 2006

A VERY GOOD PIECE OF KIT FOR US RUNNERS

Big digits enabling to see the screen
the back light within the watch could of been brighter.
The calibration instructions could of been put into laymans terms as i had difficulty in understanding the instructions, but once understodd it was plain sailing.
i have changed over from the s610i to obtain more detail in what i do as well as the s625x, though you must remember to switch on the foot pod before you start any training (oops) :-)
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Performance:
4.0
Ease of use:
4.0
Value:
4.0

Justin Van Lienden
Reviewed: 12 March 2006

A VERSATILE HR/SPEED/DISTANCE FOR BOTH RUNNING AND CYCLING

Versatility between running and cycling speed and distance.
Software has excellent session analysis tools.
An accurate HR monitor, as you would expect from Polar.
Fairly bulky watch. To be worn only for running/cycling!
Footpod, although light, requires frequent battery changes.
Calibration of the running footpod is complicated.
Infra-red download is reliable, but bit slow.
Not cheap!
I've used my 625x for 2 years now and would be lost training without it. The HR monitor is accurate, and the speed and distance monitor is never more than a few yards out over 10 miles. I spend roughly equal amounts of time running and cycling, and the watch switches seamlessly between the 2 modes. The altimeter is a useful feature for profiling routes and analysing the HR data. Would I buy 1 again if I lost it? Definitely.
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Performance:
5.0
Ease of use:
4.0
Value:
3.0

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