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General settings

To view and edit your general settings, go to Settings > General settings.

In General settings you'll find:

  • Pair and sync
  • Continuous HR tracking
  • Flight mode
  • Do not disturb
  • Phone notifications
  • Units
  • Language
  • Inactivity alert
  • About your watch

Pair and sync

  • Pair and sync phone/Pair sensor or other device: Pair sensors or phones with your watch. Sync data with the Flow app.
  • Paired devices: View all the devices you have paired with your watch. These can include heart rate sensors and phones.

Continuous HR tracking

Turn the Continuous Heart Rate feature On, Off or Night-time only. For more information, see Continuous heart rate.

Flight mode

Choose On or Off.

Flight mode cuts off all wireless communication from your watch. You can still use it, but you can't sync your data with the Polar Flow mobile app or use it with any wireless accessories.

Do not disturb

Turn the Do not disturb feature On, Off or On ( - ). Set the period when do not disturb is on. Choose when it Starts at and Ends at. When it is set on, you will not get any notifications or call alerts. Also, the backlight activation gesture is disabled.

Phone notifications

Set phone notifications Off or On, when not training. Note that you will not receive any notifications during training sessions.


Choose metric (kg, cm) or imperial (lb, ft). Set the units used to measure weight, height, distance and speed.


You can choose the language you want to use on your watch. Your watch supports the following languages: Bahasa Indonesia, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, English, Español, Français, Italiano, Nederlands, Norsk, Polski, Português, Русский, Suomi, Svenska, 简体中文, 日本語 and Türkçe.

Inactivity alert

Set the inactivity alert On or Off.

About your watch

Check the device ID of your watch, as well as the firmware version, HW model, A-GPS expiry date and the Polar Ignite-specific regulatory labels.

Restart your watch: If you experience problems with your watch, you can try restarting it. Restarting the watch will not delete any of the settings or your personal data from the watch. Tap the display to restart and tap again to confirm the restart. You can also restart your watch by pressing and holding the BACK button for 10 seconds.