Polar F11 status report

I'm using recently bought Polar F11 for past 3 weeks and have no major complaints so far. Today I transferred daily files from previous days to Polar Personal Trainer using Polar Weblink (ver 2.2.0.240) Sonic Link.

The instructions along with Polar Weblink are detailed. After starting the software and configuring the network settings, I tried connecting to the network kept getting the error "Connection failed ... an unknown error happened during connection!". I finally disconnected my VPN and then could see the "Listen" button. A more meaningful error here definitely would have helped. But googling (yep, that's one of the newest verb in dictionary) for solution gave me pointers to Australian Polar Forum.

The display of heart rate as absolute and %HRmax tells you about the training zone. I like the fact that I can change HR limits during the run to meet my requirements but have not tried this feature yet. Here is my wish list so far:

  1. Distance logging would make it a complete runner's paradise.
  2. F11 does not give the feel of a sports watch. There are definitely brighter colors than Red Chili and Black.
  3. Why data is stored for 12 days ? I would've rather had it for 14 days so that data can be uploaded on a bi-weekly basis.
  4. There is no way to export the data from the website. This would allow me process the data and populate my training calendar at a click of button.

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