24/7 Activity Tracking
A360 tracks your activity with an internal 3D accelerometer that records your wrist movements. It analyzes the frequency, intensity and regularity of your movements together with your physical information, allowing you to see how active you really are in your everyday life, on top of your regular training. We recommend to wear you A360 on your non-dominant hand for more accurate activity tracking.
You'll get your personal activity goal when you register your Polar account in Flow. It guides you in reaching the goal each day. You can view the goal on your A360 and in Polar Flow app or web service. The activity goal is based on your personal data and activity level setting, which you can find in the Daily Activity Goal settings in the Flow web service.
If you want to change your goal, sign in to the Flow web service, click your name/profile photo in the upper right corner and go to the Daily Activity goal tab in Settings. The Daily Activity goal setting lets you choose the one that best describes your typical day and activity from three activity levels. Below the selection area, you can see how active you need to be to reach your daily activity goal on the chosen level. For example, if you're an office worker and spend most of your day sitting, you would be expected to reach about four hours of low intensity activity during an ordinary day. For people who stand and walk a lot during their working hours, the expectations are higher.
A360 gradually fills up an activity bar to indicate your progress towards your daily goal. When the bar is full, you've reached your goal and you'll get a vibrating alert. You can view the activity bar in My day menu and in some of the watch faces.
In the My day menu you can see how active your day has been so far along with any training sessions you've done or planned for the day.
It's widely known that physical activity is a major factor in maintaining health. In addition to being physically active, it's important to avoid prolonged sitting. Sitting for long periods of time is bad for your health, even on those days when you train and gain enough daily activity. Your A360 spots if you’re being inactive for too long during your day and this way helps you to break up your sitting to avoid the negative effects it has on your health.
If you’ve been still for 55 minutes, you'll get an inactivity alert: It's time to move is shown along with a small vibration. Stand up and find your own way to be active. Take a short walk, stretch, or do some other light activity. The message goes away when you start moving or press any button. If you don't get active in five minutes, you'll get an inactivity stamp, which you can see on the Flow app and Flow web service after syncing.
Both Flow app and Flow web service will show you how many inactivity stamps you have received. This way you can check back on your daily routine and make changes towards a more active life.
Sleep information in the Flow web service and Flow app
A360 will track your sleep time and quality (restful / restless), if you wear it at night. You don't have to turn the sleep mode on. The device automatically detects from your wrist movements that you're sleeping. Sleep time, and its quality (restful / restless) is shown in the Flow web service and Flow app after A360 is synced.
Your sleep time is the longest continuous rest time that takes place within 24 hours starting from 18:00/6pm to next day’s 18:00/6pm. Breaks shorter than one hour in your sleep don't stop sleep tracking, but they are not taken into account in the sleep time. Breaks longer than 1 hour stop sleep time tracking.
The periods when you sleep peacefully and don’t move a lot are calculated as restful sleep. The periods when you move and change your position are calculated as restless sleep. Instead of simply summing up all the immobile periods, the calculation gives more weight to long than short immobile periods. The percentage of restful sleep compares the time you slept restfully with the total sleeping time. Restful sleep is highly individual and should be interpreted together with sleep time.
Knowing the amount of restful and restless sleep gives you a look into how you sleep at night and if it’s affected by any changes in your daily life. This may help you in finding ways to improve your sleep and feel well rested during the day.
Activity data in Flow App and Flow web service
With the Flow app you can follow and analyze your activity data on the go and have your data synced wirelessly from your A360 to the Flow web service. The Flow web service gives you the most detailed insight into your activity information.