Polar Ignite 3 User Manual

This user manual helps you get started with your new watch. To see video tutorials and FAQs, go to support.polar.com/en/ignite-3.


Congratulations on your new Polar Ignite 3!

Polar Ignite 3 is a modern-classic fitness watch for a more energized life. With it on your wrist, you get guidance that’s tailored to your body and lifestyle day and night. Wake up to better days with sleep tracking features and daytime alertness insights that help you perfect a bedtime routine. Get moving with bespoke workout suggestions and real-time voice guidance. See meaningful metrics at a glance on a beautifully bright, high-resolution AMOLED touchscreen display with widgets you can customize.

Polar Ignite 3 provides a full analysis of your body’s recovery overnight and a forecast of your energy and alertness for the day ahead. Sleep Plus Stages™ sleep tracking monitors your sleep stages (REM, light and deep sleep) and gives you sleep feedback and a numerical sleep score. Nightly Recharge™ is an overnight recovery measurement that shows you how well you recover from the demands of your day. The new Sleepwise™ feature helps you grasp how sleep contributes to your daytime alertness level and readiness to perform.

Reach the ideal amount of training to perform at your very best with Training Load Pro. The FitSpark™ training guide makes sure you’re prepared for your pursuit to conquer the trails with ready-made daily workouts that match your recovery, readiness and training history. . Stay energized throughout your training session with the new FuelWise™ fueling assistant. FuelWise™ reminds you to refuel and helps you maintain adequate energy levels during your long sessions. See how your body uses different energy sources during a training session. Monitor your running progress with advanced running features, such as Running Index and Running Programs. The Voice Guidance feature allows you to get real-time voice guidance via Polar Flow app with headphones or speakers during training.

Assess your fitness level and track your progress over time with Polar tests. Fitness test is a quick and comfortable way to check your fitness level when you're about to start training. With the Walking Test you can keep track of how your aerobic fitness is developing. It's simple, safe and easy to repeat. With the Running Performance Test you know where your running performance is now, and it allows you to personalize your heart rate and speed zones so that you'll always make the most of your runs. You can also find out your maximum heart rate with the test.

The Continuous heart rate feature measures your heart rate around the clock. Together with 24/7 Activity tracking it gives you a complete overview of all your daily activity. The watch helps you relax and relieve stress with the Serene™ guided breathing exercise.

Polar Ignite 3 measures heart rate from the wrist with the Polar Precision Prime™ sensor fusion technology and tracks speed, pace, distance and route with built-in GPS. It's equipped with dual-frequency GPS technology for pin-point accuracy and less interference from your surroundings.

With the changeable wristbands, you can personalize your watch to match every situation and style. Polar Ignite 3 comes with the essential smart watch features: music controls, weather and phone notifications. In HR sensor mode you can easily turn your watch into a heart rate sensor and share your heart rate to other Bluetooth devices like training apps, gym equipment or cycling computers. You can also use your watch during Polar Club classes to broadcast your heart rate to the Polar Club system.

We are continuously developing our products for a better user experience. To keep your watch up to date and get the best performance, always make sure to update the firmware whenever a new version is available. The firmware updates enhance the functionality of your watch through improvements.

Take full advantage of your Polar Ignite 3

Get connected to the Polar ecosystem and get the most out of your watch.

Polar Flow App

Get the Polar Flow app from the App Store® or Google PlayTM. Sync your watch with the Flow app after training, and get an instant overview and feedback on your training results and performance. In the Flow app you can also see how active you’ve been during the day, how your body has recovered from training and stress during the night and how well you have slept. Based on the Nightly Recharge automatic overnight measurement and other parameters we have measured from you, you get personalized tips in the Flow app on exercise, and tips on sleep and regulating your energy levels on those particularly rough days.

Polar Flow web service

Sync your training data to the Polar Flow web service with the FlowSync software on your computer or via the Flow app. In the web service you can plan your training, track your achievements, get guidance and see a detailed analysis of your training results, activity and sleep. Let all your friends know about your achievements, find fellow exercisers and get motivation from your social training communities.

Find all this at flow.polar.com