Polar Vantage V3

An ensemble of biosensing instruments, AMOLED display, dual-frequency GPS, maps, and the most comprehensive suite of training and recovery tools on the market. The stage is set, and the Polar Vantage V3 smart sports watch is ready to put in the performance of a lifetime.

Polar Ignite 3 Titanium

Polar Ignite 3 Titanium is a stylish fitness & wellness watch that helps you live a more energized life. It tracks your sleep, activity, and heart rate to provide guidance that’s tailored to your body and lifestyle.

Polar Ignite 3

Polar Ignite 3 is a stylish fitness & wellness watch that helps you live a more energized life. It tracks your sleep, activity, and heart rate to provide guidance that’s tailored to your body and lifestyle.

Polar Pacer Pro

Polar Pacer Pro is an ultra-light, new-generation sports watch with integrated barometer that equips athletes with advanced tools to improve running economy, training sessions, and sports performance.

Polar Pacer

Sport is play – why complicate it? Polar Pacer is a no-nonsense sports watch that gives new athletes all the essentials, plus the specialized training tools they need to train better.

Polar Vantage V2

A powerful convergence of minimalist design, innovative technology, and intelligent training and recovery tools make Polar Vantage V2 our most formidable sportswatch to date.

Polar Grit X Pro

Built for military-level durability with sapphire glass and ultra-long battery, equipping you with new navigation tools, always-on outdoor features and Polar's ultimate training solutions.

Polar Vantage M2

Designed for function, the Polar Vantage M2 works as hard as you do. Our industry-leading technology is here to help you reach your goals and come back stronger. For that athlete attitude.

Polar Ignite 2

A fitness watch that’s sleek, simple and smart? Polar Ignite 2 is a true triple threat. Versatile and full of great features, it’s the perfect companion for any sport and any lifestyle.

Polar Ignite

A waterproof fitness watch with advanced wrist-based heart rate and integrated GPS, Polar Ignite offers you a full view of your day and guides you towards a more balanced life.

Polar Unite

A beautifully simple watch with personalized daily workout guidance, 24/7 heart rate and activity tracking, plus automatic sleep and recovery applications.

Polar Vantage M

An all-round multisport & running GPS watch for anyone who loves setting new records. Polar Vantage M is a slim, lightweight training companion that gives you all the data you need to improve your performance.

Polar Grit X

An outdoor multisport watch with rugged yet lightweight design, ultra-long battery life and military-standard durability for anyone who prefers the trails over the roads.

Polar M430

A GPS running watch with wrist-based heart rate, advanced running features and Polar Running Program, Polar M430 is a top-level watch for runners who want more.

Polar Verity Sense

When freedom of movement is important to you, Polar Verity Sense is your go-to choice for any sport.

Polar H10

Widely regarded as the gold standard in wireless heart rate monitoring, this is the most accurate sensor in Polar’s history.

Polar H9

A reliable, high-quality heart rate chest strap for all your everyday sports with Bluetooth® and ANT+ connectivity. Get connected and get going.

Polar OH1

Polar OH1 is an optical heart rate monitor that combines versatility, comfort and simplicity. You can use it both as a standalone device and pair it with various fitness apps, sports watches and smart watches, thanks to Bluetooth® and ANT+ connectivity.

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Polar Grit X Outdoor Series

Made for outdoor sports and built to handle any environment nature can throw at you, Grit X watches are designed to help you explore the world and gear up for adventure.

Polar Vantage Performance Series

Our flagship series is tailored for high-performance and endurance sports and training. Every aspect of our Vantage watches are designed with one particular person in mind – the athlete.

Polar Pacer Multisport Series

The Pacer Series gives athletes all the essentials such as accurate GPS and precise heart rate tracking, plus the specialized training, sleep, and recovery tools they need to train better.

Polar Ignite Fitness & Wellness Series

Sleek, simple, and smart – Ignite watches are the perfect partner for any fitness goals and any lifestyle.

Orthostatic Test with Grit X Pro/Vantage V/Vantage V2

The Orthostatic test is a generally used tool for monitoring the balance between training and recovery. It allows you to track how your body responds to training. In addition to training induced changes, there are many other factors that can affect your Orthostatic test results, such as mental stress, sleep, latent illness and environmental changes (temperature, altitude) to mention a few.

The test is based on measuring heart rate and heart rate variability. Changes in heart rate and heart rate variability reflect changes in the autonomic regulation of the heart.

Performing the test
For the Orthostatic test, you need to use a Polar H9/H10 heart rate sensor (an H6 or H7 heart rate sensor can also be used if you have one). The test lasts for four minutes, and to make sure that your results are as reliable as possible, you need to perform the test in similar conditions every time – we recommend that you take the test in the morning before breakfast. Do the test regularly to establish your individual baseline. Sudden deviations from your averages could signify that something is off-balance. See the instructions below:

  • Wear the heart rate sensor with the strap. Moisten the electrode area of the strap and wear the strap snugly around your chest.
  • You should be relaxed and calm.
  • There should be no disturbing noises (for example, television, radio or telephone) or other people talking to you.
  • It is recommended to perform the test regularly and at the same time of day in the morning after waking up to get comparable test results.

On your watch, choose Orthostatic test > Start the test with HR sensor. The watch starts searching for your heart rate. When your heart rate is found Lie down & relax is shown on the display.

  • You can be seated in a relaxed position or lying in bed. The position should always be the same when you do the test.
  • Do not move during this first part of the test, which lasts for two minutes.
  • After two minutes, the watch will beep and Stand up is displayed. Stand up and remain standing for another two minutes until the watch will beeps again, and the test is finished.

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

If your watch cannot receive your heart rate signal, Test failed is displayed. In which case, you should check that the heart rate sensor electrodes are wet, and that the textile strap fits snugly.

Test results
The test gives you five different heart rate and heart rate variability values. These are:

  • HR rest: Average heart rate when lying down
  • HRV rest (RMSSD rest): Heart rate variability when lying down
  • HR peak: This is the one highest heartbeat that occurs after you stand up.
  • HR stand: Average heart rate when standing still.
  • HRV stand (RMSSD stand): Heart rate variability when standing still

View your latest test result on your watch in Orthostatic test > Latest results. Only your most recent result is shown, and only your first successful test for the day is taken into account as a part of Recovery Pro. The difference of your HR rest, HR peak and HR stand values to your averages are shown in parentheses next to your latest result.

When you’ve performed at least two Orthostatic tests during 28-day period, you’ll get feedback on your cardio system’s recovery on your watch after the test. The feedback is based on your heart rate variability values compared to population norms.

After performing at least four tests in a 28-day period your latest Orthostatic test result is compared to your individual normal heart rate variability (RMMS) range. Your normal range is calculated from the standard deviation of the test results from the past 4 weeks. As heart rate variability values are very individual, the accuracy of the test result becomes more accurate the more measurements are done.

For a visual analysis of your Orthostatic test results, go to the Flow web service and choose the test from your Diary to view details from it. You can also follow your test results in the long-term and spot any deviations from your baseline.

Orthostatic test with Recovery Pro
The Orthostatic test is also an integral part of the Recovery Pro feature in Grit X Pro/Vantage V/Vantage V2 that tells if your cardiovascular system is recovered or not. It compares your Orthostatic test results to your baseline gathered over time, and also takes into account your subjective recovery, as well as your long-term training history.

Learn more about Recovery Pro

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