Polar Ignite 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.


Congratulations on your new Polar Ignite!

Polar Ignite is a fitness watch that helps you become your true potential. It measures heart rate from the wrist with Polar’s Precision Prime™ sensor fusion technology and tracks speed, distance and route with GPS. Nightly Recharge™ measures your recovery every night, and the FitSpark™ training guide gives you personalized workout guidance based on your training history, fitness level and current recovery status. The new Sleep Plus Stages™ sleep tracking monitors your sleep stages (REM, light and deep sleep) and gives you sleep feedback and a numerical sleep score. Polar Ignite helps you relax and relieve stress with the Serene™ guided breathing exercise.

Nightly Recharge™ is an overnight recovery measurement that shows you how well you recover from the demands of your day. Your Nightly Recharge status is based on two components: how you slept (sleep charge) and how well your autonomic nervous system (ANS) calmed down during the early hours of your sleep (ANS charge). Both components are formed by comparing your last night to your usual levels from the past 28 days. Your watch automatically measures both sleep charge and ANS charge during the night. Based on what we've measured from you, you get personalized daily tips in Polar Flow app on exercise, and tips on sleep and regulating your energy levels on those particularly rough days.

The FitSpark™ training guide offers daily on-demand workouts easily available on your watch. The workouts are built to match your fitness level, training history and your recovery and readiness, based on your Nightly Recharge status from the previous night. FitSpark suggests 2-4 different workout options for you every day: one that suits you best and 1-3 other options to choose from. You get a maximum of four suggestions per day and there are 19 different workouts in total. Suggestions include workouts from cardio, strength and supportive training categories.

Sleep Plus Stages automatically tracks the amount and quality of your sleep and shows you how long you spent in each sleep stage. It gathers your sleep time and sleep quality components into one easily glanceable value, sleep score. Sleep score tells you how well you slept compared to the indicators of a good night’s sleep based on the current sleep science. Comparing the components of the sleep score to your own usual level help you recognize which aspects of your daily routine may affect your sleep and may need adjusting.

Serene™ breathing exercise is a stress management tool that helps you to relax your body and calm down your mind. It guides you towards slow diaphragmatic breathing that has proven health benefits. During the breathing exercise your watch gives you biofeedback on the harmony between your breathing and your heart's beat-to-beat intervals. It tracks the time you spend in the serenity zones – the time when slow breathing has successfully driven your heart in a beneficial synchrony with the rhythm of your breathing.

With the changeable wristbands, you can personalize your watch to match every situation and style.

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

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