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Technical specification

Polar Ignite

Battery type: 165 mAh Li-pol rechargeable battery
Operating time: In continuous use:

Up to 17 hours training with GPS and optical heart rate

5 days activity tracking with continuous heart rate measurement

Operating temperature: -10 °C to +50 °C / 14 °F to 122 °F
Watch materials: Device: ABS+GF, GLASS, PMMA, STAINLESS STEEL

Wristband: TPU OR SILICONE, STAINLESS STEEL

Cable materials: BRASS, PA66+PA6, PC, TPE, CARBON STEEL, NYLON
Water resistance: 30 m

(ISO 22810, suitable for swimming)

Memory capacity:  Up to 90 hours of training with GPS and heart rate depending on your language settings
Resolution 240 x 204
Maximum power 5 mW
Frequency 2.402 - 2.480 GHz

Uses wireless Bluetooth® technology.

The Polar Precision Prime optical heart rate sensor fusion technology uses a very small, safe amount of electric current on the skin to measure the contact of the device to your wrist to enhance accuracy.

Polar FlowSync Software

To use FlowSync software you need a computer with Microsoft Windows or Mac operating system with an internet connection and a free USB port.

Check the latest compatibility information from support.polar.com.

Polar Flow mobile application compatibility

Check the latest compatibility information from support.polar.com.

Water resistance of Polar products

Most Polar products can be worn when swimming. They are not, however, diving instruments. When measuring heart rate in water with a GymLink compatible Polar device and heart rate sensor, you may experience interference for the following reasons:

  • Pool water with high chlorine content, and seawater are very conductive. The electrodes of the heart rate sensor may short-circuit, preventing ECG signals from being detected by the heart rate sensor.
  • Jumping into water or strenuous muscle movement during competitive swimming may shift the heart rate sensor to a location on the body where ECG signals cannot be picked up.
  • The ECG signal strength is individual and may vary depending on the individual’s tissue composition. Problems occur more frequently when measuring heart rate in water.

In the watch industry, water resistance is generally indicated as meters, which means the static water pressure of that depth. Polar uses this same indication system. Water resistance of Polar products is tested according to International Standard ISO 22810 or IEC60529. Every Polar device that has water resistance indication is tested before the delivery to stand water pressure.

Polar products are divided into four different categories according to their water resistance. Check the back of your Polar product for the water resistance category, and compare it to the chart below. Please note that these definitions do not necessarily apply to products of other manufacturers.

When performing any underwater activity, the dynamic pressure generated by moving in water is greater than the static pressure. This means that moving the product under water subjects it to a greater pressure than if the product were stationary.

Marking on the back of the product Wash splashes,
sweat, raindrops etc.
Bathing and swimming Skin diving with snorkel
(no air tanks)
SCUBA diving
(with air tanks)
Water resistant characteristics
Water resistant IPX7 OK - - - Do not wash with a pressure washer.
Protected against splashes, raindrops etc.
Reference standard: IEC60529.
Water resistant IPX8 OK OK - - Minimum for bathing and swimming.
Reference standard: IEC60529.
Water resistant
Water resistant 20/30/50 meters
Suitable for swimming
OK OK - - Minimum for bathing and swimming.
Reference standard: ISO22810.
Water resistant 100 meters OK OK OK - For frequent use in water but not SCUBA diving.
Reference standard: ISO22810.