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Smart Notifications (iOS)

The smart notifications feature allows you to get alerts about incoming calls, messages and notifications from apps onto your M460. You’ll get the same notifications on your M460 that you get on your phone screen. The smart notifications feature is available for both iOS and Android. Smart notifications are blocked during Orthostatic test, Fitness test and training sessions in which you use Interval timer.

Please note that when the Smart Notifications feature is on, the battery of your M460 and phone will run out faster due to increased Bluetooth activity.


Your M460 needs to be paired with Flow app to receive alerts and notifications, and you also need to have the correct settings on your M460 and phone.

After updating the firmware of your M460, you need to sync it with Flow app in order for the smart notifications settings to appear.

Notifications are off by default. They can be set on/off on your M460 or the Polar Flow app.


Set the Smart notifications on in Menu > Settings > General settings > Smart notifications.

  • Choose On to receive notifications, and have the contents of the notifications shown the display.
  • Choose On (no preview) if you don’t want to see the contents of the notifications on the display. You’ll just be informed that you’ve received a notification.
  • Choose Off if you don't wish to get any notifications on your M460.


The notification settings on your phone determine what notifications you receive on your M460. For more information, see Smart notifications (iOS).


When getting an alert, your M460 will notify you with a sound. When receiving a call, you can choose to answer, silence or decline it (only with iOS 8). Silencing just silences your M460, it won’t silence your phone. If a notification arrives during a call alert, it will not be shown.

Dismiss Notifications

Notifications can be dismissed manually or by timeout. Manually dismissing the notification also dismisses it from your phone screen, but timeout just removes it from your M460, and it will still be visible on your phone.

To dismiss notifications from the display:

  • Manually: Press the BACK button
  • Timeout: The notification will disappear after 30 seconds if you do not dismiss it manually

Smart notifications are blocked when Strava Live Segment view is active on your M460. If you wish to receive smart notifications for example during a longer segment, you can enable them by changing the training view.