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Basic Settings

To make sure you get to enjoy your V800 at its best, please go to where simple instructions will guide you through setting up your V800, downloading the latest firmware and taking the Flow web service into use. If you already have a Polar Account, you don’t need to register a new account in the Flow web service. You can sign in with the same username and password you are using e.g. with

After charging your V800, it's time to enter the basic settings. To get the most accurate and personal training data, it’s important that you’re precise with physical settings like your training background, age, weight and sex, as they have an effect on calorie calculation, your training load as well as other Smart Coaching features.

Choose language is displayed. Press start to choose English.

If you choose a language other than English, you will be guided to go to to get the language. When taking V800 into use with the Flow web service, you can add another language during the setup. To add another language later, go to and sign in. Click your name/profile photo in the upper right corner, choose Products, and then V800 Settings. Choose the language you want from the list, and sync with your V800. The languages you can choose are: Dansk, Deutsch, English, Español, Français, Italiano, 日本語, Nederlands, Norsk, Português, 简体中文, Suomi or Svenska.

If you choose English, Set up your Polar V800 is displayed. Set the following data, and confirm each selection with the Start button. If at any point you want to return and change a setting, press Back until you reach the setting you want to change.

  1. Time format : Choose 12 h or 24 h. With 12 h, select AM or PM. Then set the local time.
  2. Date : Enter the current date.
  3. Units : Choose metric (kg, cm, °C) or imperial (lb, ft,°F) units.
  4. I wear my product on : Choose Left hand or Right hand.
  5. Weight : Enter your weight.
  6. Height : Enter your height.
  7. Date of birth : Enter your date of birth.
  8. Sex : Select Male or Female.
  9. Training background : Occasional (0-1 h/week), Regular (1-3 h/week), Frequent (3-5 h/week), Heavy (5-8 h/week), Semi-Pro (8-12 h/week), Pro (12+ h/week). For more information on training background, see Physical Settings
  10. Ready to go! is displayed when you're done with the settings, and V800 goes to time view.