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Activity Tracking

V800 tracks your activity with an internal 3D accelerometer that records your wrist movements. It analyzes the frequency, intensity and irregularity of your movements together with your physical information, allowing you to see how active you are outside your training sessions.

You’ll get a daily activity goal and guidance on how to reach your goal. V800 also reminds you to get up and move when you’ve been inactive for too long. View the data on your V800 or Polar Flow App.

The daily activity goal you get from Polar V800 is based on the global physical activity recommendations for moderate and vigorous intensity activities, as well as research findings on the negative health effects that too much sitting may have on you. The daily activity goal V800 gives you may in fact be slightly more than most recommendations state. In addition to one hour of moderate intensity activity, also the low intensity activity plays an important role in fulfilling V800's daily activity goal requirements.

Your daily activity goal is set based on your physical settings and your typical day. If you are an office worker, for instance, 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, V800 has higher expectations.

Activity data

V800 gradually fills up an activity bar to indicate your progress towards your daily goal. You can view the activity bar in Today's activity and, optionally, in time view (change the watch face by pressing and holding UP).

In Today's activity you can see how active your day has been so far and get guidance on how to reach you goal.

  • Activity
    • Active time: Active time tells you the cumulative time of body movements that are good for your body and health.
    • Calories: Shows how many calories you have burned through training, activity and BMR (Basal metabolic rate: the minimum metabolic activity required to maintain life).
    • Steps: Steps you have taken so far. The amount and type of body movements are registered and turned into an estimation of steps. A basic recommendation is to aim for 10 000 steps or more a day.

    Press START in the Activity view to see how your calories are split between training, activity and BMR.

  • To go: Your V800 gives you options for reaching your daily activity goal. It tells you how much longer you need to be active if you choose low, medium or high intensity activities. You have one goal, but a number of ways to achieve it. The daily activity goal can be reached at low, medium or high intensities. In the V800, 'up' means low intensity, 'walking' means medium intensity, and 'jogging' means high intensity. You can find more examples for low, medium and high intensity activities at the Polar Flow web service and choose own way of reaching your goal.

Inactivity alert

V800 spots if you’re being inactive for too long during your day.

If you’ve been still for 55 minutes, It's time to move is shown. Stand up and find your own way to be active. If you're not active in the next five minutes you'll get an inactivity stamp.

You can set the alert on or off in Settings > General Settings > Inactivity alert.

Both the Polar Flow app and the Polar Flow web service will show you how many inactivity alerts you have received. This way you can check back on your daily routine and make changes toward a more active life.

Sleep information in the Flow web service and Flow app

If you wear your V800 at night it will track your sleep. No sleep mode activation is needed. V800 will automatically detect from your wrist movements that you’re sleeping.

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. While less than 1 hour breaks to your sleep do not stop sleep calculation, they are not calculated into sleep time. Breaks longer than 1 hour discontinue sleep time calculation.

Sleep time, and its quality (restful / restless) is shown at Flow web service and Flow app after V800 is synced. The periods when you sleep peacefully and don’t move a lot are calculated as restful sleep. Periods when you move and change your position are calculated as restless sleep. Instead of simply summing up all the immobile periods, the algorithm 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

With the Polar Flow mobile app you can follow and analyze your activity data on the go and have your data synced wirelessly from your V800 to the Polar Flow service.