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Wear Heart Rate Sensor

Use our heart rate sensors when training to get the most out of Polar’s unique Smart Coaching features. Heart rate data gives you an insight into your physical condition and how your body responds to training. This will help you fine-tune your training plans and reach your peak performance.

A heart rate monitor gives you a physiological window, through accurate heart rate measurement, into your body's response to the moment-to-moment changes in your physical activity. Although there are many subjective clues as to how your body is doing during exercise (perceived exertion, breathing rate, physical sensations), none is as reliable as measuring heart rate. It is objective and is affected by both internal and external factors - meaning you will have a dependable measure of your physical state.

Pair Heart Rate Sensor

  1. Wear your heart rate sensor, and press START in time view to enter pre-training mode.
  2. To pair, touch your sensor with V800 is displayed, touch your heart rate sensor with V800 , then wait for it to be found.
  3. The device ID Pair Polar H7 xxxxxxxx is displayed. Choose Yes.
  4. Pairing completed is shown when you are done.

You can also pair a new sensor in Settings > General settings > Pair and sync > Pair other device. For more information on pairing, see Pairing

When using a H7 heart rate sensor, V800 may detect your heart rate via GymLink transmission before you have paired it. Make sure you have paired your heart rate sensor before starting training. GymLink transmission is optimized to be used in swimming, therefore your heart rate is shown in gray in other sport profiles if you haven't paired your heart rate sensor via Bluetooth®.

  1. Moisten the electrode areas of the strap.
  2. Attach the connector to the strap.
  3. Adjust the strap length to fit tightly but comfortably. Tie the strap around your chest, just below the chest muscles, and attach the hook to the other end of the strap.
  4. Check that the moist electrode areas are firmly against your skin and that the Polar logo of the connector is in a central and upright position.

Detach the connector from the strap, and rinse the strap under running water after every training session. Sweat and moisture may keep the heart rate sensor activated, so also remember to wipe it dry.