Incline/Decline Measurement

Polar CS600X, CS600, CS500, CS400 and RS800CX training computers show incline or decline in degrees and percentages. The incline is shown in grade % on the monitor. Inclination is calculated by measuring height and distance change in known observation period.

Percent value = height change: distance change x 100


Angular value = arcsin x height change: distance change

Polar Speed sensor W.I.N.D. is required to enable incline/decline measurement calculation.

Incline/decline value in ProTrainer 5

The incline max and decline max values are available in ProTrainer 5 reports.


  1. Go to Reports, and select a report you wish to open.

  2. Right-click on the report and select Report Properties.Report Properties opens.

  3. Go to General page and double-click on the line chart you wish to use.

  4. In the Edit Report Chart dialog, go to General page and select Incline Maximum or Decline Maximum value from the drop-down list.

  5. Click OK twice to accept the report changes.

The incline max and decline max values per exercise are also available in Training Result.