Polar Pacer 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


Congratulations on your new Polar Pacer!

Polar Pacer is a no-nonsense running watch that captures your entire journey to monitor your strengths and weaknesses. It’s a lightweight timepiece with powerful technology built in to give the modern runner all the essentials such as time, pace, distance, laps, accurate GPS, and precise heart rate tracking, plus the specialized training, sleep, and recovery tools they need to do one thing better: 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.

Monitor your running progress with advanced running features, such as Running Index and Running Programs. You can use the Walking Test to 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, 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.

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.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

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 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 during Polar Club classes to broadcast your heart rate to the Polar Club system. Polar Pacer 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 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

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