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Sport Profiles in Flow Web Service

There are six sport profiles on your M450 by default. In the Flow web service you can add new sport profiles to your sports list, as well as edit them and existing profiles. Your M450 can contain a maximum of 20 sport profiles. The number of sport profiles in the Flow web service is not limited. If you have over 20 sport profiles in the Flow web service, the first 20 in the list are transferred to your M450 when syncing.

You can change the order of your sport profiles by dragging and dropping them. Choose the sport you want to move and drag it into the place you want to put it in the list.

Add a Sport Profile

In the Flow web service:

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

Edit a Sport Profile

In the 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.

In each sport profile, you can edit the following information:


  • Automatic lap (Can be set to duration or distance-based)
  • Training sounds
  • Speed view

Heart Rate

  • Heart rate view (choose beats per minute (bpm) or % of maximum.)
  • Heart rate visible to other devices (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 cannot 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.

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 the pencil icon on an existing view to edit it, or add a new view. You can select one to four items for your view from seven categories:

  • Time of day
  • Duration
  • Lap time
  • Automatic lap time
  • Last lap time
  • Altitude
  • Ascent
  • Lap ascent
  • Automatic lap ascent
  • Descent
  • Lap descent
  • Automatic lap descent
  • Inclinometer
  • Temperature
  • Heart rate
  • Average heart rate
  • Lap HR average
  • Automatic lap average heart rate
  • Last lap average heart rate
  • Maximum heart rate
  • Lap maximum heart rate
  • Automatic lap maximum heart rate
  • Last lap maximum heart rate
  • Calories
  • HR zone pointer
  • Time in HR zones
  • HR limits
  • Distance
  • Lap distance
  • Automatic lap distance
  • 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
  • Average cadence
  • Lap average cadence
  • Automatic lap average cadence
  • Last lap average cadence
  • Maximum cadence
  • Lap maximum cadence
  • 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


Depending on your power view selection in Sport profile settings, the power output is shown in W (Watts), W/kg (Watts/kg) or FTP % (% of functional threshold power).

When you are done with the sport profile settings, click save. To sync the settings to your M450, press synchronize in FlowSync.

Please note that in a number of indoor sports, group sports and team sports profiles the HR visible to other devices setting is enabled by default. This means that compatible devices using Bluetooth Smart wireless technology, e.g. gym equipment, can detect your heart rate. You can check which sport profiles have Bluetooth broadcasting enabled by default from the Polar Sport profiles list. You can enable or disable Bluetooth broadcasting from sport profile settings.