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GPS

The V800 has built-in GPS that provides accurate speed and distance measurement for a range of outdoor sports, and allows you to see your route on map in the Flow app and web service after your session.

V800 includes the following GPS features:

  • Distance: Gives you accurate distance during and after your session.
  • Speed/Pace: Accurate speed/pace information during and after your session.
  • Race Pace: Helps you to keep a steady pace and achieve your target time for a set distance.
  • Running index: In V800, Running Index is based on heart rate, speed and altitude data measured during the run. It gives information about your performance level, both aerobic fitness and running economy. In V800, this feature can also recognize if you're running uphill or downhill.
  • Back to start: Directs you to your starting point in the shortest distance possible, as well as shows the distance to your starting point. Now you can check out more adventurous routes and explore them safely, knowing that you're only a touch of a button away from seeing the direction to where you started.
  • Route guidance: Follows your previously recorded routes and shared routes from Polar Flow.
  • Power save, long session mode and Medium accuracy GPS: Allows you to save the battery life of your V800 during long training sessions. In power save mode your GPS data is stored at intervals of 60 seconds, and in medium accuracy mode it is stored at intervals of 30 seconds. A longer interval gives you more recording time. When using power save mode or medium accuracy GPS location-based automatic lap, automatic pause and route guidance cannot be used. In addition, Running Index cannot be used unless you have a stride sensor, and Race Pace cannot be used unless you have a stride sensor or speed sensor.
  • Incline: See your incline during your session. Uphill/downhill steepness is shown in percentages and grade. Only available in high accuracy GPS mode.

When using power save mode, the GPS data is not as accurate as in high accuracy mode. Power save mode is only recommended to be used in long sessions lasting over 10 hours. '

When using power save mode in cycling your current speed is not shown.

When training with either a Polar Stride Sensor Bluetooth® Smart or Polar Speed Sensor Bluetooth® Smart with GPS set on, speed and distance information is collected from the stride sensor or speed sensor, not the GPS. However, route information is collected from the GPS.

For best GPS performance, wear V800 on your wrist with the display facing up. Due to the location of the GPS antenna on the V800, it is not recommended to wear it with the display on the underside of your wrist. When wearing it on the handlebars of a bike, make sure the display is facing up.