Sports fitness specialist Polar has announced a Tour de France edition of its RC3 GPS training computer, and because of its distinctive yellow stripe, you can feel like your leading the pack in the world's most famous road race. Sort of.
The official training device of professional cycling teams FDJ, Argos-Shimano and Euskaltel-Euskadi, the RC3 GPS training watch features an integrated GPS (hence the name) with real-time altitude measurement. It also has a back-to-start feature, leading you back to where you started your training run; route mapping, which allows you to analyse and share your route with others on a dedicated website; personal training programmes that you can download from the site; and a host of data-gathering services, including heart rate monitor, speed, distance and cadence, which you can analyse after a session.
The wearable trainer isn't just intended for cyclists, with Polar suggesting it can help runners and cross-country skiers too.
"Polar has been supporting pro-cyclists in their preparation for the Tour De France for over 20 years. But anyone can benefit from the smart insights our innovative products draw from training data," said Marco Suvilaakso, group product director at the company.
"We’re launching our special edition RC3 GPS Tour De France training computer in celebration of the Tour’s centenary year, allowing everyone with a passion for cycling to unlock better performance."
The Polar RC3 GPS Tour de France training computer comes with a claimed 12-hour battery life and is available now for £199.50. You can find out more at polaruk.co.uk.