Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) April 21, 2013
The Polar RC3 Tour de France has added a GPS based altimeter added over the original black version according to the Heart Rate Watch Company.
"GPS based altimeters are useful and while they won't be as dead-on accurate as a barometric altimeter they will tell you while cycling or running how much climbing or descending you have completed", says Rusty Squire, President of the Heart Rate Watch Company.
The Polar RC3 Tour de France is the official training computer of the 100th Annual Tour de France that begins in July of 2013 but, just like the Tour de France it is available for a very limited time only.
"The beauty of this GPS watch is its ability to do most every major cycling and running metric well including speed, distance heart rate, pace, cadence, altitude and more", says Squire.
BLACK SCREEN CONTRAST
Some of the black screens coming out in the past year boast enough contrast to work fairly well in bright sunlight, unlike screens of just a few short years ago. "The Suunto Ambit is one such screen and the Polar RC3 Tour de France seems to have the contrast as well", says Squire.
The Polar RC3 Tour de France is IPX7 water resistant, so while it will do well in an all-day rainstorm it isn't meant for swimming according to Squire. This is a run, bike and any other outdoor sport type of GPS watch says Squire.
ELITE ATHLETE TESTED
"Our elite Nordic skier Brandy Stewart used one all winter for her training and racing and really liked it", says Squire. He added, "Chief tester John Yarington tried it our and felt it was a good product also for the duathlon, run and bike crowd".
The Polar RC3 Tour de France is now available at the Heart Rate Watch Company.