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Polar FS2C Heart Rate Monitor

Polar FS2C Heart Rate Monitor

The Polar FS2C heart rate monitor is an updated version of the original Polar FS2. The Polar FS2C uses coded wireless transmission to reduce interference from other heart rate monitor users exercising in close proximity, whereas FS2 doesn't. In other respects the two models are the same. So if you are wondering what the difference is between the Polar FS2C and FS2, coded transmission is the answer.

The Polar FS2C is fairly basic. It is part of the Polar fitness monitor series (F- and FS- series) for general use and fitness training.

The main features of the Polar FS2C heart rate monitor are summarized below. They are:

  • Continuous Heart Rate Monitoring - so you can see your current heart rate
  • Manual Setting of Heart Rate Training Zone with Audio and Visual Alarm
  • Duration of Exercise Session (using its Stop Watch)
  • Average Heart Rate of Exercise Session
  • Maximum Heart Rate of Exercise Session
  • Basic Time Keeping - Time, Day of the Week, Date
  • Backlight
  • Wireless heart rate monitor. It comes with a T31 coded chest strap transmitter and a wrist watch receiver
  • Water resistant up to 50m

The features in bold are found in FS2C but not in FS1. The FS2C has much the features expected of a basic heart rate monitor.

If you cross check the specs of Polar FS2C with those of Polar FS1, you find the following enhancements:

  • You can recall your maximum heart rate of your last session with FS2
  • You can set the day of the week and date on FS2, making it more like a proper watch
  • You have backlight on FS2 which can be useful in the dark
  • You can recall the date of your last exercise
  • You now have the benefit of coded transmission (what Polar called OwnCode technology) which reduces the possibility of cross-talk interference

Polar FS1 and FS2 are otherwise identical.


The Polar FS2C heart rate monitor is basic (but popular) and aims at the same set of users as FS1 does i.e. those new to heart rate monitoring or those wanting something simple.

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Useful Information
Reviews: This page has a concise summary of Polar heart rate monitor reviews.
Further information: Visit Polar's official web site.

The next one up in the series of Polar fitness monitors is the Polar FS3C. It has ONE additional feature on top of FS2C.

Not sure which heart rate monitor is right for you? Take a look at the Which Heart Rate Monitor page.

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