How can I edit sport profiles in Polar Flow?

The sport profiles feature lets you list all your favorite sports and define specific settings for each one of them. For example, you can create tailored views for each sport you do and choose what data you want to see when you train: just your heart rate or just speed and distance – whatever suits you and your training needs and requirements best.

For more information on features related to the sport profiles, see the user manual of your training device.

To edit the sport profiles of your Polar device (A300, A360, M200, M400, M430, M450, M460, M600 or V800) in Polar Flow web service, click your name/profile photo in the upper right corner and choose Sport profiles. In Polar Flow mobile app, you can find Sport profiles on the main menu.

Your Polar device can contain a maximum of 20 sport profiles. In the Flow web service you can have as many sport profiles as there are sports in the Polar sport list. If you have over 20 sport profiles in the Flow web service, the first 20 on the list are transferred to your Polar device when syncing. You can change the order of your sport profiles by dragging and dropping them.

Add a Sport profile

In the Polar Flow web service:

  1. Click your name/profile photo in the upper right corner.
  2. Choose Sport profiles.
  3. Click Add sport profile.
  4. Choose a sport from the list. The sport is added to your sport profiles list.

In the Polar Flow mobile app:

  1. Go to the main menu.
  2. Choose Sport profiles.
  3. Tap the plus sign on the upper right corner.
  4. Choose a sport from the list. Tap Done on Android app. The sport is added to your sport profiles list.

You can’t create new sports yourself. The sports list is controlled by Polar, because each sport has certain default settings and values, which affect, for example, the calorie calculation and the training load and recovery feature.

Edit a Sport Profile

In the Polar Flow web service

  1. Click your name/profile photo in the upper right corner.
  2. Choose Sport profiles.
  3. Click Edit under the sport you want to edit. Check out what information you can edit for each Polar device below.
  4. When you're done with the settings, click SAVE. Remember to sync the settings to your Polar device.

In the Polar Flow mobile app:

  1. Go to the main menu.
  2. Choose Sport profiles.
  3. Choose a sport and tap Edit. Check out what information you can edit for each Polar device below.
  4. When you're ready, tap Done. Remember to sync the settings to your Polar device.

 

Polar A300

BASICS

TRAINING SOUNDS: Set the training sounds off, or adjust the volume.

HEART RATE

HEART RATE VIEW: Choose Beats per minute (bpm), or % of maximum.

HEART RATE VISIBLE TO OTHER DEVICES: If you choose On, other compatible devices using Bluetooth ® Smart wireless technology (e.g. gym equipment) can detect your heart rate.

HEART RATE ZONE SETTINGS: With the heart rate zones you can easily select and monitor training intensities. If you choose Default, you can't change heart rate limits. If you choose Free, all limits can be changed. Default heart rate zone limits are calculated from your maximum heart rate.

 

Polar A360

HEART RATE

HEART RATE VIEW: Choose Beats per minute (bpm), or % of maximum.

HEART RATE VISIBLE TO OTHER DEVICES: Choose On if you take part in Polar Club classes and want the Polar Club system detect your heart rate from your wrist. Or if you use H7 with your A360, other compatible devices using Bluetooth ® Smart wireless technology (e.g. gym equipment) can detect your heart rate.

HEART RATE ZONE SETTINGS: With the heart rate zones you can easily select and monitor training intensities. If you choose Default, you can't change heart rate limits. If you choose Free, all limits can be changed. Default heart rate zone limits are calculated from your maximum heart rate.

GESTURES AND FEEDBACK

Vibration feedback: Set the vibration feedback on or off.

 

 

Polar M200

TRAINING VIEWS

Choose what information you see on your training views during your sessions. You can have a total of eight different training views for each sport profile. Each training view can have a maximum of four different data fields.

Click a training view to edit it, or click ADD NEW VIEW. You can select one to four items for your view from six categories:

TIME

  • Time of day
  • Duration
  • Lap time
  • Automatic lap time

ENVIRONMENT

  • Altitude
  • Total ascent
  • Total descent
  • Current lap ascent
  • Current lap descent
  • Automatic lap ascent
  • Automatic lap descent

BODY MEASUREMENT

  • Heart rate
  • Average heart rate
  • Maximum heart rate
  • Lap HR avg
  • HR max in lap
  • Calories
  • Automatic lap HR avg
  • Automatic lap HR max

DISTANCE

  • Distance
  • Lap distance
  • Automatic lap distance

SPEED

  • Speed/pace
  • Average speed/pace
  • Maximum speed/pace
  • Lap speed/pace
  • Lap maximum speed/pace
  • Automatic lap speed/pace avg
  • Automatic lap max speed/pace
 

Click an item to add it to the training view (a). You can change the order of the items by dragging and dropping (b) and delete an item by clicking the delete icon (c). The order of the training views can’t be changed.

V800 sport profiles

GESTURES AND FEEDBACK

VIBRATION FEEDBACK: Your training device alarms you by vibrating when for example, you start or stop a training session, GPS signal is found and when you are out of your target heart rate limits.

GPS AND ALTITUDE

GPS RECORDING RATE: Choose GPS recording rate to High accuracy or Off.

 

Polar M400

BASICS

AUTOMATIC LAP: Choose OffLap duration or Lap distance. If you choose Lap distance, set the distance after which each lap is taken. If you choose Lap duration, set the duration after which each lap is taken.

TRAINING SOUNDS: Set the training sounds off, or adjust the volume.

HEART RATE

HEART RATE VIEW: Choose Beats per minute (bpm)% of maximum or % of heart rate reserve.

HEART RATE VISIBLE TO OTHER DEVICES: If you choose On, other compatible devices using Bluetooth ® Smart wireless technology (e.g. gym equipment) can detect your heart rate.

ZONE LOCK AVAILABLE: Choose zone lock for heart rate zone On or Off.

HEART RATE ZONE SETTINGS: With the heart rate zones you can easily select and monitor training intensities. If you choose Default, you can't change heart rate limits. If you choose Free, all limits can be changed. Default heart rate zone limits are calculated from your maximum heart rate.

SPEED/PACE SETTINGS

SPEED/PACE VIEW: Choose km/h or min/km.

ZONE LOCK AVAILABLE: Choose zone lock for pace zone On or Off.

PACE ZONE SETTINGS: With the speed/pace zones you can easily select and monitor your speed or pace, depending on your selection. Default zones are an example of speed/pace zones for a person with a relatively high fitness level. If you choose Default, you can't change the limits. If you choose Free, all limits can be changed.

TRAINING VIEWS

Choose what information you see on your training views during your sessions. You can have a total of eight different training views for each sport profile. Each training view can have a maximum of four different data fields.

Click a training view to edit it, or click ADD NEW VIEW. You can select one to four items for your view from six categories:

TIME

  • Time of day
  • Duration
  • Lap time
  • Last lap time
  • Automatic lap time

ENVIRONMENT

  • Altitude
  • Total ascent
  • Total descent
  • Current lap ascent
  • Current lap descent
  • Automatic lap ascent
  • Automatic lap descent

BODY MEASUREMENT

  • Heart rate
  • Average heart rate
  • Maximum heart rate
  • HR avg in lap
  • Lap HR avg
  • Calories
  • Lap HR max
  • HR ZonePointer
  • Time in HR zone
  • Automatic lap HR avg
  • Automatic lap HR max

DISTANCE

  • Distance
  • Lap distance
  • Last lap distance
  • Automatic lap distance

SPEED

  • Speed/pace
  • Average speed/pace
  • Maximum speed/pace
  • Lap speed/pace
  • Speed/pace ZonePointer
  • Time in speed/pace zone
  • Lap speed/pace max
  • Automatic lap speed/pace avg
  • Automatic lap max speed/pace
  • Last lap speed/pace

CADENCE

  • Running/Cycling cadence
  • Average running/cycling cadence
  • Current lap running/cycling cadence
  • Lap running/cycling cadence max
  • Lap running/cycling cadence avg
  • Stride length
  • Average stride length
  • Automatic lap running/cycling
  • Maximum running/cycling cadence

Click an item to add it to the training view (a). You can change the order of the items by dragging and dropping (b) and delete an item by clicking the delete icon (c). The order of the training views can’t be changed.

V800 sport profiles

You can also choose the training zones you want to see on your M400 during your sessions (HR ZonesSpeed/pace zones). You can also choose to show Back to start function on your M400. When using this feature, the location guide will guide you back to your original starting point. You need to enable GPS to use this function.

GESTURES AND FEEDBACK

AUTOMATIC PAUSE: To use the Automatic pause during training, you need a GPS or speed sensor. Your sessions pause automatically when you stop, and continue automatically when you start.

GPS AND ALTITUDE

GPS RECORDING RATE: Choose GPS recording to Normal or Off.

 

Polar M430

BASICS

AUTOMATIC LAP: Choose OffLap duration or Lap distance. If you choose Lap distance, set the distance after which each lap is taken. If you choose Lap duration, set the duration after which each lap is taken.

HEART RATE

HEART RATE VIEW: Choose Beats per minute (bpm)% of maximum or % of heart rate reserve.

HEART RATE VISIBLE TO OTHER DEVICES: If you choose On, other compatible devices using Bluetooth ® Smart wireless technology (e.g. gym equipment) can detect your heart rate.

ZONE LOCK AVAILABLE: Choose zone lock for heart rate zone On or Off.

HEART RATE ZONE SETTINGS: With the heart rate zones you can easily select and monitor training intensities. If you choose Default, you can't change heart rate limits. If you choose Free, all limits can be changed. Default heart rate zone limits are calculated from your maximum heart rate.

SPEED/PACE SETTINGS

SPEED/PACE VIEW: Choose km/h or min/km.

ZONE LOCK AVAILABLE: Choose zone lock for pace zone On or Off.

PACE ZONE SETTINGS: With the speed/pace zones you can easily select and monitor your speed or pace, depending on your selection. Default zones are an example of speed/pace zones for a person with a relatively high fitness level. If you choose Default, you can't change the limits. If you choose Free, all limits can be changed.

TRAINING VIEWS

Choose what information you see on your training views during your sessions. You can have a total of eight different training views for each sport profile. Each training view can have a maximum of four different data fields.

Click a training view to edit it, or click ADD NEW VIEW. You can select one to four items for your view from six categories:

TIME

  • Time of day
  • Duration
  • Lap time
  • Last lap time
  • Automatic lap time

ENVIRONMENT

  • Altitude
  • Total ascent
  • Total descent
  • Current lap ascent
  • Current lap descent
  • Automatic lap ascent
  • Automatic lap descent

BODY MEASUREMENT

  • Heart rate
  • Average heart rate
  • Maximum heart rate
  • HR avg in lap
  • Lap HR avg
  • Calories
  • Lap HR max
  • HR ZonePointer
  • Time in HR zone
  • Automatic lap HR avg
  • Automatic lap HR max

DISTANCE

  • Distance
  • Lap distance
  • Last lap distance
  • Automatic lap distance

SPEED

  • Speed/pace
  • Average speed/pace
  • Maximum speed/pace
  • Lap speed/pace
  • Speed/pace ZonePointer
  • Time in speed/pace zone
  • Lap speed/pace max
  • Automatic lap speed/pace avg
  • Automatic lap max speed/pace
  • Last lap speed/pace

CADENCE

  • Running/Cycling cadence
  • Average running/cycling cadence
  • Current lap running/cycling cadence
  • Lap running/cycling cadence max
  • Lap running/cycling cadence avg
  • Stride length
  • Average stride length
  • Automatic lap running/cycling
  • Maximum running/cycling cadence

Click an item to add it to the training view (a). You can change the order of the items by dragging and dropping (b) and delete an item by clicking the delete icon (c). The order of the training views can’t be changed.

V800 sport profiles

You can also choose the training zones you want to see on your M400 during your sessions (HR ZonesSpeed/pace zones). You can also choose to show Back to start function on your M400. When using this feature, the location guide will guide you back to your original starting point. You need to enable GPS to use this function.

GESTURES AND FEEDBACK

AUTOMATIC PAUSE: To use the Automatic pause during training, you need a GPS or speed sensor. Your sessions pause automatically when you stop, and continue automatically when you start.

VIBRATION FEEDBACK: Your training device alarms you by vibrating when for example, you start or stop a training session, GPS signal is found and when you are out of your target heart rate limits.

GPS AND ALTITUDE

GPS RECORDING RATE: Choose the GPS recording rate. Power save, long session is only recommended to be used in long sessions lasting over 10 hours. When using power save mode, the GPS data is not as accurate as in normal mode.

Polar M450

BASICS

AUTOMATIC LAP: Choose OffLap duration or Lap distance. If you choose Lap distance, set the distance after which each lap is taken. If you choose Lap duration, set the duration after which each lap is taken.

TRAINING SOUNDS: Set the training sounds off, or adjust the volume.

HEART RATE

HEART RATE VIEW: Choose Beats per minute (bpm) or % of maximum.

ZONE LOCK AVAILABLE: Choose zone lock for heart rate zone On or Off.

HEART RATE ZONE SETTINGS: With the heart rate zones you can easily select and monitor training intensities. If you choose Default, you can't change heart rate limits. If you choose Free, all limits can be changed. Default heart rate zone limits are calculated from your maximum heart rate.

SPEED/PACE SETTINGS

SPEED/PACE VIEW: Choose km/h or min/km.

ZONE LOCK AVAILABLE: Choose zone lock for pace zone On or Off.

SPEED ZONE SETTINGS: With the speed/pace zones you can easily select and monitor your speed or pace, depending on your selection. Default zones are an example of speed/pace zones for a person with a relatively high fitness level. If you choose Default, you can't change the limits. If you choose Free, all limits can be changed.

TRAINING VIEWS

Choose what information you see on your training views during your sessions. You can have a total of eight different training views for each sport profile. Each training view can have a maximum of four different data fields.

Click a training view to edit it, or click ADD NEW VIEW. You can select one to four items for your view from six categories:

TIME

  • Time of day
  • Duration
  • Lap time
  • Last lap time
  • Automatic lap time

ENVIRONMENT

  • Altitude
  • Ascent
  • Lap ascent
  • Automatic lap ascent
  • Descent
  • Lap descent
  • Automatic lap descent
  • Lap VAM
  • Inclinometer
  • Temperature

BODY MEASUREMENT

  • Heart rate
  • Average heart rate
  • Lap HR avg
  • Automatic lap HR avg
  • Last lap average HR
  • Maximum heart rate
  • Lap maximum heart rate
  • Automatic lap maximum heart rate
  • Last lap maximum heart rate
  • Calories
  • HR ZonePointer
  • Time in HR zone
  • HR limits

DISTANCE

  • Distance
  • Lap distance
  • Automatic lap distance

SPEED

  • Speed/pace
  • Average speed/pace
  • Lap average speed/pace
  • Automatic lap average speed/pace
  • Last lap average speed/pace
  • Maximum speed/pace
  • Lap maximum speed/pace
  • Automatic lap max speed/pace
  • Last lap maximum speed/pace
  • Speed/pace zone pointer
  • Distance in speed/pace zones
  • Time in speed/pace zones
  • Speed/pace limits

CADENCE

  • Cadence
  • Average cadence
  • Lap average cadence
  • Automatic lap average cadence
  • Last lap average cadence
  • Maximum cadence
  • Lap maximum cadence

POWER

  • Power
  • Rolling average power
  • Average power
  • Lap average power
  • Automatic lap average power
  • Last lap average power
  • Maximum power
  • Lap maximum power
  • Automatic lap maximum power
  • Last lap maximum power
  • Power zone pointer
  • Force max of revolution
  • Left/right balance
  • Average left/right balance
  • Lap average left/right balance
  • Automatic lap average left/right balance
  • Last lap average left/right balance

Click an item to add it to the training view (a). You can change the order of the items by dragging and dropping (b) and delete an item by clicking the delete icon (c). The order of the training views can’t be changed.

V800 sport profiles

GESTURES AND FEEDBACK

AUTOMATIC PAUSE: To use the Automatic pause during training, you need a GPS or speed sensor. Your sessions pause automatically when you stop, and continue automatically when you start.

POWER SETTINGS

Please note that power settings are only available in cycling sports.

POWER VIEW: Choose Watts (W)Watts per kilogram (W/kg) or Percentage of FTP (FTP%).

ZONE LOCK AVAILABLE: Choose zone lock for power zone On or Off.

ANAEROBIC THRESHOLD: Exercise intensity at which anaerobic metabolism increases and blood lactate starts to accumulate. This is the highest exercise intensity that can be sustained for a prolonged period. In cycling this is also known as Functional Threshold Power (FTP). If you have measured your actual threshold, you can insert it here.

POWER ZONE SETTINGS: With the power zones you can easily select and monitor training intensities. If you choose Default, you can't change power zone limits. Default zones are calculated from a rough estimate of your anaerobic (or functional) threshold power based on your weight. If you choose Free, all limits can be changed.

GPS AND ALTITUDE

GPS RECORDING RATEPower save, long session is only recommended to be used in long sessions lasting over 10 hours. When using power save mode, the GPS data is not as accurate as in normal mode.

ALTITUDE: Choose altitude measurement On or Off.

 

Polar M460

BASICS

AUTOMATIC LAP: Choose OffLap duration or Lap distance. If you choose Lap distance, set the distance after which each lap is taken. If you choose Lap duration, set the duration after which each lap is taken.

TRAINING SOUNDS: Set the training sounds off, or adjust the volume.

HEART RATE

HEART RATE VIEW: Choose Beats per minute (bpm) or % of maximum.

ZONE LOCK AVAILABLE: Choose zone lock for heart rate zone On or Off.

HEART RATE ZONE SETTINGS: With the heart rate zones you can easily select and monitor training intensities. If you choose Default, you can't change heart rate limits. If you choose Free, all limits can be changed. Default heart rate zone limits are calculated from your maximum heart rate.

SPEED/PACE SETTINGS

SPEED/PACE VIEW: Choose km/h or min/km.

ZONE LOCK AVAILABLE: Choose zone lock for pace zone On or Off.

SPEED ZONE SETTINGS: With the speed/pace zones you can easily select and monitor your speed or pace, depending on your selection. Default zones are an example of speed/pace zones for a person with a relatively high fitness level. If you choose Default, you can't change the limits. If you choose Free, all limits can be changed.

TRAINING VIEWS

Choose what information you see on your training views during your sessions. You can have a total of eight different training views for each sport profile. Each training view can have a maximum of four different data fields.

Click a training view to edit it, or click ADD NEW VIEW. You can select one to four items for your view from six categories:

TIME

  • Time of day
  • Duration
  • Lap time
  • Last lap time
  • Automatic lap time

ENVIRONMENT

  • Altitude
  • Ascent
  • Lap ascent
  • Automatic lap ascent
  • Descent
  • Lap descent
  • Automatic lap descent
  • Lap VAM
  • Inclinometer
  • Temperature

BODY MEASUREMENT

  • Heart rate
  • Average heart rate
  • Lap HR avg
  • Automatic lap HR avg
  • Last lap average HR
  • Maximum heart rate
  • Lap maximum heart rate
  • Automatic lap maximum heart rate
  • Last lap maximum heart rate
  • Calories
  • HR ZonePointer
  • Time in HR zone
  • HR limits

DISTANCE

  • Distance
  • Lap distance
  • Automatic lap distance

SPEED

  • Speed/pace
  • Average speed/pace
  • Lap average speed/pace
  • Automatic lap average speed/pace
  • Last lap average speed/pace
  • Maximum speed/pace
  • Lap maximum speed/pace
  • Automatic lap max speed/pace
  • Last lap maximum speed/pace
  • Speed/pace zone pointer
  • Distance in speed/pace zones
  • Time in speed/pace zones
  • Speed/pace limits

CADENCE

  • Cadence
  • Average cadence
  • Lap average cadence
  • Automatic lap average cadence
  • Last lap average cadence
  • Maximum cadence
  • Lap maximum cadence

POWER

  • Power
  • Rolling average power
  • Average power
  • Lap average power
  • Automatic lap average power
  • Last lap average power
  • Maximum power
  • Lap maximum power
  • Automatic lap maximum power
  • Last lap maximum power
  • Power zone pointer
  • Force max of revolution
  • Left/right balance
  • Average left/right balance
  • Lap average left/right balance
  • Automatic lap average left/right balance
  • Last lap average left/right balance

TrainingPeaks

  • Automatic lap NORMALIZED POWER
  • Automatic lap INTENSITY FACTOR
  • Automatic lap TRAINING STRESS SCORE
  • NORMALIZED POWER
  • INTENSITY FACTOR
  • TRAINING STRESS SCORE
  • Lap NORMALIZED POWER
  • Lap INTENSITY FACTOR
  • Lap TRAINING STRESS SCORE
  • Last lap NORMALIZED POWER
  • Last lap INTENSITY FACTOR
  • Last lap TRAINING STRESS SCORE

Click an item to add it to the training view (a). You can change the order of the items by dragging and dropping (b) and delete an item by clicking the delete icon (c). The order of the training views can’t be changed.

V800 sport profiles

GESTURES AND FEEDBACK

AUTOMATIC PAUSE: To use the Automatic pause during training, you need a GPS or speed sensor. Your sessions pause automatically when you stop, and continue automatically when you start.

POWER SETTINGS

Please note that power settings are only available in cycling sports.

POWER VIEW: Choose Watts (W)Watts per kilogram (W/kg) or Percentage of FTP (FTP%).

ZONE LOCK AVAILABLE: Choose zone lock for power zone On or Off.

ANAEROBIC THRESHOLD: Exercise intensity at which anaerobic metabolism increases and blood lactate starts to accumulate. This is the highest exercise intensity that can be sustained for a prolonged period. In cycling this is also known as Functional Threshold Power (FTP). If you have measured your actual threshold, you can insert it here.

POWER ZONE SETTINGS: With the power zones you can easily select and monitor training intensities. If you choose Default, you can't change power zone limits. Default zones are calculated from a rough estimate of your anaerobic (or functional) threshold power based on your weight. If you choose Free, all limits can be changed.

GPS AND ALTITUDE

GPS RECORDING RATEPower save, long session is only recommended to be used in long sessions lasting over 10 hours. When using power save mode, the GPS data is not as accurate as in normal mode.

ALTITUDE: Choose altitude measurement On or Off.

 

Polar M600

BASICS

AUTOMATIC LAP: Choose OffLap duration or Lap distance. If you choose Lap distance, set the distance after which each lap is marked. If you choose Lap duration, set the duration after which each lap is marked.

HEART RATE

HEART RATE VIEW: Choose Beats per minute (bpm) or % of maximum.

HEART RATE ZONE SETTINGS: With the heart rate zones you can easily select and monitor training intensities. If you choose Default, you can't change heart rate limits. If you choose Free, all limits can be changed. Default heart rate zone limits are calculated from your maximum heart rate.

SPEED/PACE SETTINGS

SPEED/PACE VIEW: Choose km/h or min/km, or mph or min/mi.

TRAINING VIEWS

Choose what information you see on your training views during your sessions. You can have a total of eight different training views for each sport profile. Each training view can have a maximum of four different data fields.

Click a training view to edit it, or click ADD NEW VIEW. You can select one to four items for your view from six categories:

TIME

  • Time of day
  • Duration
  • Lap time
  • Last lap time
  • Last automatic lap time
  • Automatic lap time

ENVIRONMENT

  • Altitude
  • Total ascent
  • Total descent
  • Lap ascent
  • Lap descent
  • Automatic lap ascent
  • Automatic lap descent

BODY MEASUREMENT

  • Heart rate
  • Average heart rate
  • Maximum heart rate
  • Lap HR avg
  • Lap HR max
  • Last lap HR avg
  • Calories
  • Last lap HR max
  • HR ZonePointer
  • Time in HR zone
  • Automatic lap HR avg
  • Automatic lap HR max
  • Last automatic lap HR avg
  • Last automatic lap HR max

DISTANCE

  • Distance
  • Lap distance
  • Last lap distance
  • Automatic lap distance
  • Last automatic lap distance

SPEED

  • Speed/pace
  • Average speed/pace
  • Maximum speed/pace
  • Average lap speed/pace
  • Lap speed/pace max
  • Last lap speed/pace max
  • Automatic lap speed/pace avg
  • Automatic lap speed/pace max
  • Last automatic lap speed or pace
  • Last automatic lap speed max
  • Last lap speed/pace avg

CADENCE

  • Running/cycling cadence
  • Average running/cycling cadence
  • Lap running/cycling cadence
  • Lap running/cycling cadence max
  • Lap running/cycling cadence avg
  • Automatic lap running/cycling cadence avg
  • Running/cycling cadence max

Click an item to add it to the training view (a). You can change the order of the items by dragging and dropping (b) and delete an item by clicking the delete icon (c). The order of the training views can’t be changed.

V800 sport profiles

GESTURES AND FEEDBACK

VIBRATION FEEDBACK: Your training device alarms you by vibrating when for example, you start or stop a training session, GPS signal is found and when you are out of your target heart rate limits.

GPS AND ALTITUDE

GPS RECORDING RATE: Choose GPS recording rate to High accuracy or Off.

 

Polar V800

For multisports you choose the settings for each sport individually. For example, duathlon consists of a running leg, followed by a cycling leg and another running leg. The settings you have chosen for running are valid for both running legs.

BASICS

AUTOMATIC LAP: Choose OffLap durationLap distance or Location-based. If you choose Lap distance, set the distance after which each lap is taken. If you choose Lap duration, set the duration after which each lap is taken. If you choose Location-based, a lap will always be taken at a specific location (the starting point of your session or POI you have marked during your session).

TRAINING SOUNDS: Set the training sounds off, or adjust the volume.

TRAINING REMINDER: Training reminder reminds you to drink, eat or take other important actions during training. The reminder is based on duration, distance (km/mi) or energy consumption (kcal). The reminder alarms when certain duration, distance or amount of calories consumed has been reached during training. When the reminder alarms, reminder counter is reset. This means that the reminder alarms regularly (for example if the reminder is set for 300 kcal, the reminder alarms when 300 kcal, 600 kcal, 900 kcal...is consumed). Add the message text (max. 43 characters) that is shown on your training device display when the reminder alarms.

HEART RATE

HEART RATE VIEW: Choose Beats per minute (bpm)% of maximum or % of heart rate reserve.

HEART RATE VISIBLE TO OTHER DEVICES: If you choose On, other compatible devices using Bluetooth ® Smart wireless technology (e.g. gym equipment) can detect your heart rate.

ZONE LOCK AVAILABLE: Choose zone lock for heart rate zone On or Off.

HEART RATE ZONE SETTINGS: With the heart rate zones you can easily select and monitor training intensities. If you choose Default, you can't change heart rate limits. If you choose Free, all limits can be changed. Default heart rate zone limits are calculated from your maximum heart rate.

SPEED/PACE SETTINGS

SPEED/PACE VIEW: Choose km/h or min/km.

ZONE LOCK AVAILABLE: Choose zone lock for pace zone On or Off.

PACE ZONE SETTINGS: With the speed/pace zones you can easily select and monitor your speed or pace, depending on your selection. Default zones are an example of speed/pace zones for a person with a relatively high fitness level. If you choose Default, you can't change the limits. If you choose Free, all limits can be changed.

TRAINING VIEWS

Choose what information you see on your training views during your sessions. You can have a total of eight different training views for each sport profile. Each training view can have a maximum of four different data fields.

Click a training view to edit it, or click ADD NEW VIEW. You can select one to four items for your view from seven categories:

TIME

  • Time of day
  • Duration
  • Lap time
  • Last lap time
  • Automatic lap time

 ENVIRONMENT

  • Altitude
  • Total ascent
  • Total descent
  • Incline
  • Temperature
  • Current lap ascent
  • Current lap descent
  • Automatic lap ascent
  • Automatic lap descent

 BODY MEASUREMENT

  • Heart rate
  • Average heart rate
  • Maximum heart rate
  • HR avg in lap
  • Lap HR avg
  • Calories
  • Lap HR max
  • HR ZonePointer
  • Time in HR zone
  • RR variation
  • Automatic lap HR avg
  • Automatic lap HR max

DISTANCE

  • Distance
  • Lap distance
  • Last lap distance
  • Automatic lap distance

 SPEED

  • Speed/pace
  • Average speed/pace
  • Maximum speed/pace
  • Lap speed/pace
  • Speed/pace ZonePointer
  • Time in speed/pace zone
  • Lap speed/pace max
  • Automatic lap speed/pace avg
  • Automatic lap max speed/pace
  • Last lap speed/pace

CADENCE

  • Running/Cycling cadence
  • Average running/cycling cadence
  • Current lap running/cycling cadence
  • Lap running/cycling cadence max
  • Lap running/cycling cadence avg
  • Stride length
  • Average stride length
  • Automatic lap running/cycling
  • Maximum running/cycling cadence

POWER (available in cycling sports)

  • Power
  • Left/right balance
  • Maximum force of pedal revolution
  • Power limits
  • Average power
  • Maximum power
  • Left/right balance avg
  • Lap power
  • Lap maximum power
  • Lap Left/Right balance avg
  • Time in power zone
  • Lap power avg
  • Lap power max
  • Automatic lap power avg
  • Automatic lap power max
  • Automatic lap L/R balance avg
  • Lap L/R balance avg

 

Click an item to add it to the training view (a). You can change the order of the items by dragging and dropping (b) and delete an item by clicking the delete icon (c). The order of the training views can’t be changed.

V800 sport profiles

You can also choose the training zones you want to see on your V800 during your sessions (HR ZonesPower zonesSpeed/pace zones). You can also choose to show Back to start function on your V800. When using this feature, the location guide will guide you back to your original starting point. You need to enable GPS to use this function. In addition you can choose to see Force graph on your V800.

When you are done with the settings, click SAVE. Sync the settings to your V800 with FlowSync software.

POWER SETTINGS

 Please note that power settings are only available in cycling sports.

POWER VIEW: Choose Watts (W)Watts per kilogram (W/kg) or Percentage of FTP (FTP%).

ZONE LOCK AVAILABLE: Choose zone lock for power zone On or Off.

ANAEROBIC THRESHOLD: Exercise intensity at which anaerobic metabolism increases and blood lactate starts to accumulate. This is the highest exercise intensity that can be sustained for a prolonged period. In cycling this is also known as Functional Threshold Power (FTP). If you have measured your actual threshold, you can insert it here.

POWER ZONE SETTINGS: With the power zones you can easily select and monitor training intensities. If you choose Default, you can't change power zone limits. Default zones are calculated from a rough estimate of your anaerobic (or functional) threshold power based on your weight. If you choose Free, all limits can be changed.

GESTURES AND FEEDBACK

HEARTTOUCH: Choose the function for HeartTouch. Bring your training device close to your heart rate sensor during your session to activate HeartTouch. The HeartTouch function works only with a Polar H7 heart rate sensor.

TAP: Set the function for tapping the training device (Off/Take a lap/Change training view/Activate backlight).

AUTOMATIC PAUSE: To use the Automatic pause during training, you need a GPS or speed sensor. Your sessions pause automatically when you stop, and continue automatically when you start.

VIBRATION FEEDBACK: Your training device alarms you by vibrating when for example, you start or stop a training session, GPS signal is found and when you are out of your target heart rate limits.

GPS AND ALTITUDE

GPS RECORDING RATEPower save, long session is only recommended to be used in long sessions lasting over 10 hours. When using power save mode, the GPS data is not as accurate as in normal mode.

ALTITUDE: Choose altitude measurement On or Off.