Polar Pacer Pro User Manual

This user manual helps you get started with your new watch. For video tutorials and FAQs, go to support.polar.com/en/pacer-pro.


Congratulations on your new Polar Pacer Pro!

Polar Pacer Pro is a new-generation running watch for serious performance. It has a new integrated antenna design for improved GPS tracking, powerful training tools, plus personalized recovery and sleep apps that increase your chances of becoming a better runner. With ultra-light design, bright display, and barometer, you can harness your power to make every run a good run.

  • Ultra-light design: Stripped back for maximum comfort and optimum performance with a thin, lightweight shell, aluminum bezel, and super grip buttons.
  • Enhanced Processor: For faster, smoother, more powerful performance and screen transitions.
  • MIP Color Display: With a thinner glass lens and improved backlight function for enhanced screen contrast, clarity, and experience any time of day.

With the Running Performance Test you know where your running performance is now, and it allows you to personalize your heart rate, speed and power zones so that you'll always make the most of your runs. You can also find out your maximum heart rate with the test. Monitor your running progress with advanced running features, such as Running Index and Running Programs.

Wrist-based running power monitors the effort required for every segment of your run instantly making it an extremely useful tool for sprints and short intervals. See your real-time mechanical energy output in Watts – whether you’re running on a flat, or taking on a steep hill. You can use the Walking Test to keep track of how your aerobic fitness is developing. It's simple, safe and easy to repeat. The Cycling Performance Test allows you to personalize your power zones and tells you your personal functional threshold power.

Reach the ideal amount of training to perform at your very best with Training Load Pro. Stay energized throughout your 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. Your energy usage is divided into carbs, proteins and fats.

Route and elevation profiles help you outline your coming adventure better and see your progress on the route. With route and elevation profiles you know your current position, how much you’ve ascended or descended, and how much you still have left to go. With the Hill Splitter™ feature, you’ll know how you performed on the uphill and downhill sections of your session. Hill Splitter automatically detects all uphills and downhills by using your speed, distance and altitude data. Make your runs and rides more exciting with Strava Live Segments. Get alerts about nearby segments, see real-time performance data during a segment and check your results right after you finish. With the third-party app Komoot, you can plan your route for all adventures and easily import the route to your watch, and let turn-by turn guidance keep you on the right track.

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. Nightly Recharge™ is an overnight recovery measurement that shows you how well you recover from the demands of your day. Sleep Plus Stages™ sleep tracking monitors your sleep stages (REM, light and deep sleep) and gives you sleep feedback and a numerical sleep score. 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. The watch helps you relax and relieve stress with the Serene™ guided breathing exercise.

In HR sensor mode you can easily turn your Polar Pacer Pro 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 Pacer Pro during Polar Club classes to broadcast your heart rate to the Polar Club system. Polar Pacer Pro also comes with the essential smart watch features: music controls, weather and phone notifications. Add your favorite sports to your watch in Polar Flow. Polar Pacer Pro supports over 130 different sports. You can customize settings for each sport. 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 Pacer Pro

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 Flow app. In the web service you can plan your training, track your achievements, get guidance and see 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