New Polar Precision Performance software update

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  1. DevilMan

    DevilMan New Member

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    I found the following information on another forum, the PPP software has gotten a pretty big update, including some much needed function (can you say distance based exercise curves and 15! definable reports)

    The latest software update for PPP3SW is now available from Polar Finland at:
    http://support.polar.fi/PKBSupport.nsf/ALLDOCS/42256C2B001E0F6A42256B27003FEA5F?OpenDocument


    The most essential new features:

    Email support:
    Send exercises via email to your coach and keep exercises up-to-date on multiple computers.

    SonicLink:
    Transfer exercises from your Polar S410, S510 and S520 to the Polar Precision Performance software.

    Automatic Exercise Backup
    Make backups of all your exercises automatically every month. A tool for restoring exercises is also included.

    10 new report templates:
    Create your own reports in full detail.

    Distance based exercise curves:
    View the exercises now based on distance, not only based on time.

    Adjust Odometer
    Edit the odometer value in S510, S520, S710, S710i and S720i.

    Japanese language version
    Select Japanese as you language in software, when using Windows XP.

    The update file also includes correction for some bugs that existed in the previous software version.
     
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  2. rek

    rek New Member

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    Sounds like a great update! :D

    Shame the download seems to be timing out for me all the time :mad:
     
  3. steve

    steve Administrator
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    You can grab the file from here :Update

    Make sure you follow the instructions here though

    cheers!
     
  4. rek

    rek New Member

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    My God, they've made great software even more brilliant. This is fantastic stuff.
     
  5. steve

    steve Administrator
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    Its pretty good, i've just installed it and its great :D
     
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    Yeesh! Watch out for the new default colours on the report summary graphs! THey could have an eye out :p
     
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    none of those links work for me steve they both have probs? i cant wait to get it though :)
     
  8. Leon

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    More than 5 reports!!! Hoorayyy!!!

    I also see that you can now specify heart rate zones based on heart rate reserve (Karvonen) calculations.

    A cool e-mail facility. This is really cool stuff

    Leon
     
  9. DevilMan

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    The 10 extra reports are indeed a very nice addition...

    Now all i need to do is to find out what would be useful graphs to fill those 10 extra reports with ;-)
     
  10. Leon

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    I think I found a bug in the new software.

    I don't seem to be able to add/edit lap lengths and as a result calculate pace/speed values

    This feature is not really required for cycling but for other sports such as running.

    Anybody else come across this problem ?

    Leon
     
  11. steve

    steve Administrator
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    Have you been able to get the update? If not, let me know and i'll email it to you.

    cheers!
     
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    GearGrinder New Member

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    yes i managed to get it when i selected to open it rather than save it. thanks for that.
     
  13. Etn

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    Thanks - my update was successful first time.

    The graph based on distance, is a big improvement.
     
  14. Leon

    Leon New Member

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    I have had a response from Polar on the disappearing lap length problem.
    It would seem as if the watch thought I was cycling even though I was running. I am not sure if it is my setup or a true bug (will check)

    However there is a workaround which I have posted below.

    "There is a workaround to enable lap length field:

    The software can be "fooled" so that it "thinks" that the HR data is saved without cycling information or using the HR monitor that does not have the cycling options e.g. with Polar S610.

    Instruction:
    - Open the HR file in Windows Notepad. The most conveniet way to open it as .txt format is to open the Exercise tab at the Diary and press the Ctrl-key down and then click the info button in the lower right corner.
    - Change the monitor type at the 'Monitor' row in the [Params] section from 12 to 11: Monitor=12 -> Monitor=11
    - Change all numbers at the 'Smode' row to zero: Smode=11100010 -> Smode=00000000
    - Save the file and close the Notepad.
    - Open the file and edit the distance in the 'Lap Times' dialog.

    Note! After saving the file with new parameters speed, cadence and altitude data is set to zero.

    Backup the file before editing that you can recover the file if needed."



    Leon
     
  15. rek

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    Where can I download/purchase Polar Performance software? I got the S510 for Christmas, but it came with personal coach software which is horrible.

    Thanks for any help.
     
  17. rek

    rek New Member

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    Go to www.polar.fi and find who is the distributor in your country.. BTW I think they have special upgrade prices running for those switching from PC-Coach to PPP.
     
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