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Sport Profile Settings

Adjust the sport profile settings to best suit your training needs. In V800 you can edit certain sport profiles settings in Settings > Sport profiles. You can, for example, set the GPS on or off in different sports.

A wider range of customization options is available in the Flow web service. For more information, see Sport Profiles

There are seven sport profiles shown in the pre-training mode by default. In the Flow web service you can add new sports to your list, and sync them to your V800. You can have a maximum of 20 sports on your V800 at a time. The number of sport profiles in the Flow web service is not limited.

By default, in the Sport profiles you'll find:

  • Running
  • Cycling
  • Swimming
  • Other outdoor
  • Other indoor
  • Triathlon
  • Free multisport

If you have edited your sport profiles in the Flow web service before your first training session, and synced them to your V800, the sport profile list will contain the edited sport profiles.


To view or modify sport profile settings, go to Settings > Sport profiles and choose the profile you want to edit. You can also access sport profile settings from pre-training mode by pressing and holding LIGHT. In sport profiles, that include multiple sports (e.g. triathlon and biathlon) the settings for each sport can be modified. For example, in triathlon you can modify the settings for swimming, cycling and running.

  • Training sounds: Choose Off, Soft, Loud or Very loud.
  • Vibration feedback: Choose On or Off. When set on, V800 vibrates, for example, when you start or stop a training session, GPS signal is found or you reach a training target.
  • Heart rate settings: Heart rate view: Choose Beats per minute (bpm), % of maximum or % of Hr reserve. Check HR zone limits: Check the limits for each heart rate zone. HR visible to other device: Choose On or Off. If you choose On, other compatible devices (e.g. gym equipment) can detect your heart rate.
  • Bike power settings: Choose Power view, Power, rolling average, Set FTP value or Check power zone limits. Set how you want to view your power, how frequently data points of your power are recorded, set your FTP value or view your power zone limits.

Bike power settings are visible only if Kéo Power has been paired.

  • GPS recording: Choose Off, High accuracy, Medium accuracy or Power save, long session.

When using power save mode or medium accuracy GPS, location-based automatic lap, automatic pause and route guidance cannot be used.

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

  • Sport specific tap sensitivity: Choose Off, Light tap, Normal tap, Strong tap or Very strong tap. Set how hard you have to tap the display when using tap gestures.
  • Stride sensor: Choose Calibration or Choose sensor for speed. In Calibration, choose Automatic or Manual. In Choose sensor for speed, set the source for speed data: Stride sensor or GPS. For more information on Stride sensor calibration, Polar Stride Sensor Bluetooth® Smart

Stride sensor is visible only if a stride sensor has been paired.

  • Calibrate altitude:Set the correct altitude. It is recommended to always manually calibrate altitude when you know your current altitude.

Altitude calibration is only visible when accessing sport profile settings from pre-training mode.

  • Speed View: Choose km/h (kilometers per hour) or min/km(minutes per kilometer). If you have chosen imperial units, choose mph (miles per hour) or min/mi (minutes per mile).
  • Automatic pause: Choose On or Off. If you set the automatic pauseOn, your session is automatically paused when you stop moving.

GPS recording must be set to high accuracy to use automatic pause.

  • Automatic lap: Choose Off, Lap distance, Lap duration or Location- based. If you choose Lap distance, set the distance after which each lap is taken. If you choose Lap duration, set the duration after each lap is taken. If you choose Location- based, a lap will always be taken at the starting point of your session.

GPS recording must be set to high accuracy to use location-based automatic lap. Location-based automatic lap is activated if the GPS fix is ready when starting a training session (and location-based automatic lap is set on in sport profile settings and GPS is set to High Accuracy). POI's added later are NOT taken into account (regarding automatic lap). There can be several POI's during one session but only one location triggers the automatic lap (that point is the starting point), and you need to pass outside the 10 meter range of starting point and return into it to get the automatic lap saved.