Polar Vantage M2 User Manual: Get Started > Button functions and gestures

Button functions and gestures

You watch has five buttons that have different functionalities depending on the situation of use. See the tables below to find out what functionalities the buttons have in different modes.

Time view and menu

LIGHT

Illuminate the display

In time view, press to view the battery status symbol

Press and hold to lock buttons

BACK

Enter the menu

Return to the previous level

Leave settings unchanged

Cancel selections

Press and hold to return to time view from menu

In time view, press and hold to start pairing and syncing

OK

Confirm the selection shown on the display

Press and hold to enter pre-training mode

Press to view more details about the information shown on the watch face

UP/DOWN

Change the watch face in time view

Move through selection lists

Adjust a selected value

Pre-training mode

LIGHT

Illuminate the display

Press and hold to lock buttons

Press to enter Quick Menu

BACK

Return to time view

OK

Start a training session

UP/DOWN

Move through sports list

During training

LIGHT

Illuminate the display

Press and hold to lock buttons

BACK

Pause training by pressing once

To stop the session, press and hold when paused

OK

Mark a lap

Continue training recording when paused

UP/DOWN

Change training view

Backlight activation gesture

The backlight is automatically switched on when you turn your wrist to look at the watch.