Polar RCX5 Run Package Giveaway

There are many things in the world where one usually sits firmly in either one camp or another.  For example, a few of life’s great dividers:

Boxers or briefs
Hot dogs or hamburgers
Bow tie or straight tie
Coke or Pepsi
Mac or PC
Paper or Plastic
White bread or wheat bread

And for you folks hanging out around these parts, there’s probably the most famous of all:

…Garmin or Polar

While the great majority of giveaways to date here have been Garmin focused, I’m going to venture over to the other side and giveaway a bit of Polar goodness…the brand new Polar RCX5:


Late last week (after I had published my in depth review), Polar approached me about giving away a brand new RCX5 to y’all.  Initially they weren’t sure what I’d say, simply because I always buy my own giveaway prizes (you did know that, right?). 

But, there’s one caveat to my rule – which you may remember from the survey results back in March. I had asked whether or not you would be in favor of giveaways that were for hard to get items, in cases where the company supplied the item.  For example, the first time I did this was the Wahoo Fitness ANT+ enabled bike case, where I did a giveaway three weeks before the first units were available in the retail channel.  In the survey, you overwhelmingly wanted me to give these things away when possible.  By ‘overwhelming’ that would be 93.8% of you – or roughly twice the water temperature for the Boise 70.3 half-ironman I’m doing this weekend.


You’ll be getting the above box – literally, that specific box sitting on my turtle tank stand– which contains the Polar RCX5, an s3+ stride/footpod sensor (for measuring distance), and the Polar Wearlink Hybrid heart rate strap.  That’s the fancy strap that works with both the RCX5 as well as legacy workout equipment that can read HR.  No turtles are included, nor is the G5 GPS pod, in this giveaway.


All you’ve gotta do down below is tell me the answer to one of the following questions (not all of them):

Boxers or briefs
Hot dogs or hamburgers
Bow tie or straight tie
Coke or Pepsi
Mac or PC
Paper or Plastic
White Bread or wheat bread

Simple enough, right?

The entry period will run until Thursday June 9th, 2011 at 11:59PM Eastern Time, at which point I’ll close the entry period and randomly select a winner.  Like the all my giveaways there are no restrictions on where the goods go to – so no matter where in the world you are, I’ll send to you.  The winner will get a brand new Polar RCX5 Run Package (with HR strap and footpod).  It’ll be sent out Monday morning when I get back from Boise and you should have it a day or so later – or roughly ‘a long time’ ahead of everyone else waiting for their orders to get fulfilled.

(Note: If you’re active duty military and deployed and are unable to complete the entry method above, simply shoot me an e-mail and I’ll get ya entered in.  For those curious on how the giveaways work, here’s the deets. Thanks all!)


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  1. coke and hot dogs

  2. rw

    Nothing like a hamburger on wheat bread with an ice cold Coca-Cola in my boxers whilst surfing on my Mac

  3. coke, on my boxers, surfing on my mac!

  4. Hamburger. Hot dog people are weird.

  5. Briefs…although living in sunny SA, boardshorts are good!

  6. Coke in Africa

  7. hamburger, coke and PC (sounds like an interesting movie title

  8. boxerbriefs
    Coke – or water
    Paper- suppoer Canadian Pulp & Paper!
    No bread go gluten free

    I’ll wait to answer Garmin vs Polar

  9. Mac! They’re so shiny…..

  10. Mac, Pepsi, & hamburgers.

    Mike S.

  11. mac
    wheat bread

  12. hot mac and wheat dog

  13. white vs wheat – neither gluten free.

  14. Hot Dogs. All beef and kosher.

  15. Real Coke! As in Coke made with sugar not high fructose corn syrup. Available in the US as “Mexican Coke”.

  16. Mac, Coke, Brief, Hamburger

  17. Hot dogs – but not a “Weiner”.

  18. PC

    I have been told I am not cool enough to use a mac!

  19. Rowan

    MAC & Pepsi


  20. I love 15-Grain wheat bread! 🙂


  21. Boxers…gotta breath. Spend enough time in tight stuff.

  22. Vladimir Aronsky

    wheat bread!

  23. Ihsan

    Burgers every time.

    And good luck at Boise 70.3


  24. PC and hot dogs

  25. I would chose a hamburger over a hotdog any day

  26. before the edge 800 I hadand still have a Polar so for me it is Garmin AND Polar

    thanks for another great giveaway

  27. coke
    wheat bread

  28. Hamburgers. With bacon of course.

  29. Jim

    PC. Straight Tie. Hamburger. Boxers.

    No longer drink soda, but when I did: Pepsi.

  30. coke
    paper – plastic sucks

  31. Hot dogs
    straight tie
    wheat bread

  32. iOS, Mac OS, Coke…

  33. coke just taste better

  34. coke just taste better:)

  35. Joe

    burgers, definitely!

  36. no tie (jeans and a sport coat)

  37. no tie (jeans and a sport coat)

  38. Boxers
    Straight tie
    White bread

  39. MMB


    Coke, Mac, Paper 🙂

  40. Coke! Diet though. 🙂

  41. Boxer or Briefs — Boxers
    White Bread or wheat bread — wheat bread

  42. so far Garmin but willing to give polar a try. The new RCX5 looks sweet

  43. awo

    Wheat bread!

  44. Burgers all the way!!!

  45. doubleA334

    White or Wheat?? It’s all about the gluten-free break to this guy! Multi-grain, to be exact 🙂

  46. Coke and Hot Dogs, and the Polar RCX5!!!!

  47. Coke and wheat bread

  48. Ben

    Neither boxers or briefs, but both: boxer briefs!

  49. ChrisC

    Coke, wheatbread, briefs

  50. boxers….haha…i’m late, but better late than never!

  51. Ben

    Hamburgers (making me hungry now)
    Straight tie
    Coke (Zero)
    Wheat bread

  52. Ian

    Hotdogs with liquid cheese, recently ate a hamburger which I bought ’cause I thought it was a doughut.
    Pepsi, though not Pepsi Dry (which is gross)
    Mac, though if you need windown; Mac running Windows!

  53. Coke, in boxers. Both straight out of the fridge, it’s hot.

  54. Boxers
    straight tie
    Mac or PC (BOTH)

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  56. My kids have a stuffed animal they named Mac n’cheese pants. He wears boxers.

  57. Jeb

    Wheat of course!!!

  58. Briefs for the win!

  59. Coke. Never like Pepsi.

    Choon Kiang

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  61. Diet Coke!!!
    Hamburgers on Wheat Bun, with ketchup, mustard, pickles, onion and lettuce (making myself hungry just typing that out..)

  62. Mac all the way! iPhone 5 with iOS 5 is going to be Super Duper AWESOME!


  63. Could this be the last entry?

    Wheat bread

  64. briefs! Nothing to beat the ‘snug’ feeling.

  65. Mac, Burger, and Wheat bread as a good Frenchman.

  66. Coke
    Hot dogs
    More importantly POLAR!!

    Eric Apple