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.

The what and how of Recovery Status

The Recovery Status feature estimates how much training load you can tolerate. It keeps track of your cumulative load – that is, intensity, volume and frequency of your training and activity – taking your training background into account, and estimates your current and future level of physical strain.

The calculation is based on heart rate measurement, which is a great way to assess exercise intensity during endurance type of training. The Recovery Status feature works best in endurance type of training - also when combined with strength training. In each training session, the neuromuscular load of exercise is estimated taking the sport of a session into account. But the feature is not suitable for strength or power athletes whose training is mainly focused on straining the neuromuscular system.

This feature helps you understand how much training you can tolerate and how much recovery is needed for optimal training benefits. It helps you find the balance between training and recovery, which is important for improving your performance and achieving your training goals. If you train hard and often, and don’t take enough time for rest and recovery, it may lead to fatigue and decrease your performance.

In the long term, Recovery Status helps in keeping your total training amount in control. In the short term, it helps you plan your future trainings.

You can train even when you are not in “Balanced” state. We recommend that you do your harder sessions when you are “Balanced” and lighter sessions when you are "Strained".

Your Recovery Status combines your Training Load with the data on the activities you do every day. High intensity and/or long duration activities are taken into account in the Recovery Status. They increase the load, prolong the recovery time and affect your Recovery status. On the other hand, significant rest periods and restful sleep affect your Recovery Status positively.

The same personal information, including training history, that affects the Training Load calculation, also plays a role in the Recovery Status. The past week’s training and activity data is used in the calculation and is evaluated against your long term training history. The most recent trainings and activities affect the Recovery Status the most.

The Recovery Status is updated in the training device regularly.

Go to Diary and click RECOVERY STATUS to view your recovery status for the selected period. Choose the period – DAY, WEEK or MONTH. Browse the periods using the arrows.

The bars show your cumulative load. The red part of the bar is the load accumulated from your training sessions recorded using a heart rate sensor. The turquoise shows how much of the load comes from your daily activity. Only activity with high enough intensity or long enough duration affects your Recovery Status and is shown in the graph. The grey part is the remaining load from your past trainings and activity from the last 8 days. The grey bar continues to the future days and predicts your Recovery Status based on your long and short-term Training Load and activity. Note that if you have created training targets taking place in the future, they are not taken into account in the recovery prediction.

The scale on the left describes your recovery status.

Balanced tells you that your recent training from the last week and the time you need to recover from it are in balance. When you devote enough time for recovery, you can make sure you get the most out of your training.

Strained shows that your training load has cumulated and become high. This may also mean that you're not fully recovered from your past training and activity. Improving fitness and performance requires strenuous training every now and then, but also time to recover well.

Very strained means that you have been training hard lately and your cumulative load is very high. Over time this will improve your fitness and performance. You just need to give yourself enough time to fully recover before your next heavy training period or competition.

Undertrained means that you have recently been training less than normally. Perhaps you need some extra time to recover due to an illness, stress from everyday life or change of focus in your training plan. Please remember, though, that if you cut down your training load for weeks in a row without careful planning, some of the training benefits you have already gained may diminish.

Click a date on the MONTH or WEEK view to see the training load and recovery of that day.

Hover your mouse over a bar on the MONTH or WEEK view to see the trainings of that day. Click the training to open the training result view.

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