Choose views

The Polar Ignite 3 views provide you with a variety of timely and relevant data, including your activity status, weekly training summary, Nightly Recharge status, Cardio load status, FitSpark training guide and Weather. Swipe left or right from the watch face to access the views. Scroll through the views by swiping left or right and open a more detailed view by tapping the display.

Choose the views you want to be shown from Settings > Choose views.

Daily activity

View your progress towards your daily activity goal and steps you've taken so far.

Your progress towards your daily activity goal is shown as a percentage and visualized with a circle that fills up as you are active. The amount and type of body movements are registered and turned into an estimation of steps.

In addition, when opening the details, you can see the following details of your day’s accumulated activity:

  • Active time tells you the cumulative time of body movements that benefit your health.
  • When using the Continuous heart rate feature, you can check your current heart rate, your highest and lowest heart rate readings of the day, and also view what your lowest heart rate reading of the previous night was. You can turn the Continuous heart rate feature on, off or to night-time only mode on your watch in Settings > General settings > Continuous HR tracking.
  • Calories you've burned through training, activity and BMR (Basal metabolic rate: the minimum metabolic activity required to maintain life).

For more information, see 24/7 Activity tracking.

Weekly summary

View an overview of your training week. Your total training time for the week split into different training zones is illustrated on the display. Tap the display to open more details. You’ll see distance, training sessions, total calories and time spent in each heart rate zone. To view more information about a single session, browse to the session you want to view and tap the display to open the summary.

In addition, you can view last week’s summary and details as well as any sessions planned for next week.

Nightly Recharge

When you wake up you can see your Nightly Recharge status. Nightly Recharge status tells you how restorative your last night was. Nightly Recharge combines information on how well your autonomic nervous system (ANS) calmed down during the early hours of your sleep ( ANS charge) and how well you slept ( sleep charge). Tap ANS charge or Sleep charge to see more details.

For more information, see Nightly Recharge™ recovery measurement or Sleep Plus Stages™ sleep tracking.

Boost from sleep

The Boost from sleep graph shows how your recent sleep is expected to boost you throughout the day. The lighter the shade and higher the bar, the higher the boost level. Boost score summarizes the daily forecast into one number in order to make it easy to compare between days. Tap the display to see more details.

For more information, see Sleepwise™ guide to daytime alertness.

Nightly skin temperature

When your watch detects that you have woken up, it compares the skin temperature measured during sleep with your 28-day average, and shows the variation to that average. When you open the details, you'll see a graph showing the skin temperature measurements for the last 7 nights.

For more information, see Nightly skin temperature.

Cardio load status

Cardio Load Status looks at the relation between your short term training load (Strain) and long term training load (Tolerance) and based on that tells you whether you are in a detraining, maintaining, productive or overreaching training load status.

In addition, you can see the numeric values for your Cardio Load Status, Strain and Tolerance, and when opening the details, also a verbal description of your Cardio load status.

  • The numeric value for your Cardio load status is Strain divided by Tolerance.

  • Strain shows you how much you have strained yourself with training lately. It shows your average daily cardio load from the past 7 days.

  • Tolerance describes how prepared you are to endure cardio training. It shows your average daily cardio load from the past 28 days.

  • Verbal description of your Cardio load status.

For more information, see Training Load Pro.

FitSpark training guide

Your watch suggests the most suitable training targets for you based on your training history, fitness level and current recovery status. Tap the display to see all the suggested training targets. Tap one of the suggested training targets to see detailed information about the training target.

For more information, see FitSpark daily training guide.

Sunrise & sunset

Check when the sun rises, sun sets and the length of day for your current location. Tap the display to see more details.

  • Sunset - dusk

  • Dawn - sunrise

  • Length of day

Sunrise & sunset data is automatically updated via the Flow app if you've paired your watch with it. You can also update it manually via GNSS by choosing Update.

Note that sunrise & sunset information can only be found from the sunrise & sunset view.


View the current day's hourly forecast straight from your wrist. Tap the display to view more detailed weather information including for example wind speed, wind direction, humidity and chance of rain as well as tomorrow's 3-hour and the day after tomorrow's 6-hour forecast.

For more information, see Weather.

Music controls

Control music and media playing on your phone with your watch from the Music controls view.

For more information, see Music controls.