Polar Vantage M2 User Manual: Polar Flow > Sport Profiles in Flow

Sport profiles in Polar Flow

There are 14 default sport profiles on your watch. In the Polar Flow app or web service, you can add new sport profiles to your sports list and edit their settings. Your watch can contain a maximum of 20 sport profiles. If you have over 20 sport profiles in the Polar Flow app and web service, the first 20 in the list are transferred to your watch when syncing.

You can change the order of your sport profiles by dragging and dropping them. Choose the sport you want to move and drag it into the place you want to put it in the list.

 

Add a sport profile

In the Polar Flow mobile app:

  1. Go to Sport profiles.
  2. Tap the plus sign in the upper right corner.
  3. Choose a sport from the list. Tap Done on Android app. The sport is added to your sport profiles list.

 

In the Polar Flow web service:

  1. Click your name/profile photo in the upper right corner.
  2. Choose Sport Profiles.
  3. Click Add sport profile, and choose the sport from the list.
  4. The sport is added to your sport list.

You can’t create new sports yourself. The sports list is controlled by Polar, because each sport has certain default settings and values, which affect, for example, the calorie calculation and the training load and recovery feature.

Edit a sport profile

In the Polar Flow mobile app:

  1. Go to Sport profiles.
  2. Choose a sport and tap Change settings.
  3. When you're ready, tap Done. Remember to sync the settings to your watch.

 

In the Flow web service:

  1. Click your name/profile photo in the upper right corner.
  2. Choose Sport Profiles.
  3. Click Edit under the sport you want to edit.

In each sport profile, you can edit the following information:

Basics

  • Automatic lap (Can be set to duration or distance-based or turned off)

Heart Rate

  • Heart rate view (Beats per minute or % of maximum)
  • Heart rate visible to other devices (This means that compatible devices using Bluetooth Smart wireless technology, e.g. gym equipment, can detect your heart rate. You can also use your watch during Polar Club classes to broadcast your heart rate to the Polar Club system.)
  • Heart rate zone settings (With the heart rate zones you can easily select and monitor training intensities. If you choose Default, you cannot change heart rate limits. If you choose Free, all limits can be changed. Default heart rate zone limits are calculated from your maximum heart rate.)

Speed/Pace settings

  • Speed/Pace view (Choose speed km/h / mph or pace min/km / min/mi)
  • Speed/pace zone settings (With the speed/pace zones you can easily select and monitor your speed or pace, depending on your selection. Default zones are an example of speed/pace zones for a person with a relatively high fitness level. If you choose Default, you can't change the limits. If you choose Free, all limits can be changed.)

Training views

Choose what information you see on your training views during your sessions. You can have a total of eight different training views for each sport profile. Each training view can have a maximum of four different data fields.

Click the pencil icon on an existing view to edit it, or click Add new view.

Gestures and feedback

  • Vibration feedback (You can choose to have vibration on or off)

GPS and altitude

  • Automatic pause: To use Automatic pause during training, you need to have GPS set to High Accuracy or a Polar stride sensor in use. Your sessions pause automatically when you stop, and continue automatically when you start.
  • Choose the GPS recording rate (Can be set off or to High accuracy, meaning that the GPS recording is on)

When you're done with the sport profile settings, click Save. Remember to sync the settings to your watch.

Please note that in a number of indoor sports, group sports and team sports profiles the HR visible to other devices setting is enabled by default. This means that compatible devices using Bluetooth Smart wireless technology, e.g. gym equipment, can detect your heart rate. You can check which sport profiles have Bluetooth broadcasting enabled by default from the Polar Sport profiles list. You can enable or disable Bluetooth broadcasting from sport profile settings.