Polar ProTrainer 5™ and New Year

I’ve started using the Polar ProTrainer software for my Polar RS800sd heartrate monitor/running computer.

I just downloaded the first time in this calendar year and got some really strange messages when it tried saving the file. Long story short: I had to manually create the “2008” directory for the file. And no, the messages—bearing no semblance to errors or warnings—didn’t help one bit, it was just a hunch on my part that made me look.

That’s just not good enough.

Anyway, I think I’m more hooked on using WKO+ now, with the new 2.2 version and its new rTSS feature and other goodness for people who don’t do all their training on a bike. I haven’t really wrapped my head around the possibilities yet.

I’ll be writing more about both WKO+ and the RS800 when I’ve figured out what they can do and how they can work for me.