How do I perform Fitness test and what is it used for?

The Polar Fitness Test is an easy, safe and quick way to estimate your aerobic (cardiovascular) fitness at rest. The result, Polar OwnIndex, is comparable to maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max), which is commonly used to evaluate aerobic fitness. Your long-term training background, heart rate, heart rate variability at rest, gender, age, height, and body weight all influence OwnIndex. The Polar Fitness Test is developed for use by healthy adults.

To perform the Fitness test:

  1. Go to Fitness test > Start test. Your A300 starts searching for your heart rate. Heart rate found and Lie down and relax is shown on the display and the test starts. 
  2. Lie down, stay relaxed and limit body movements and communication with other people. The bar on your A300's display fills up as the test progresses.
  3. After the test Test completed is shown and you'll get your test result.
  4. Press DOWN to see your estimated VO2max. Press START and select Yes to update your VO2max value, which is shown in Polar Flow web service.

You can interrupt the test in any phase by pressing BACK. Test canceled is displayed.