NOW you can get your hands on a Polar M450 CYCLING computer.
Whilst the M400 is the obvious ‘just over GBP100’ choice for running then the M450 is the mostly obvious choice for cycling at the same price bracket…GBP120. Bargain…
Perfect choice if you want a dedicated cycling computer either to race with or to train with in addition to a wrist based device.
If Garmin slightly overprice their stuff and Polar slightly under price their stuff then you merely have to engage the credit card rather than the brain.
You’ll probably also get a lot LESS bugs for your money with Polar than some other vendors. I kinda like that.
I’ve just forked out GBP100 on a Garmin HRM-TRI heart rate monitor…eesh. I could have got a whole cycling computer for that price (plus a round of beers).
So long as you haven’t invested in an ANT+ power meter, the cost of all the Bluetooth stuff that the Polar might find handy will be fairly trivial to buy. Let’s face it, if you had a power meter then generally you wouldn’t be looking for a cycling computer at this price point.
We’re proud to introduce the new member of the Polar cycling family; Polar M450. The Polar M450 continues in the footsteps of the V650 with high quality Polar product design in a smaller, petite and lightweight style.
The M450 is equipped with state-of-the art GPS technology that guarantees high accuracy and low power consumption. A battery life up to 16 hours in training mode even when GPS and heart rate in use! The AssistNow® Offline service provides a fast satellite fix in pre-training mode to ensure you can start your ride in no time! In addition the integrated barometer ensures precise altitude functions.
The M450 cycling computer is compatible with Polar Bluetooth® Smart sensors including the H7 for heart rate, Speed and Cadence sensors and Polar Keó Power Bluetooth Smart. The M450 also has a smart visibility LED light to bring that extra safety to your rides. You can now discover new tracks and trails with confidence as the Back to Start feature will guide you back to your starting point.
The Polar Smart coaching features ensure efficient training with instant feedback with personal guidance to optimize training for peak performance. In addition to training guidance and the training benefit feature, you can also see your training load from the Polar Flow web service. And for those riders on the go, M450 syncs with the Polar Flow app as well, both iOS and Android.
The suggested retail price for Polar M450 cycling computer is $169,95/159.90€, and $199.95/190.90€ with a Polar H7 heart rate sensor. If the white cover doesn’t quite match that bike of yours, be sure to check out the changeable accessory covers in black, yellow and red. They are sold for $14.95/14.90€ each at the Polar official webstore.