Polar Vantage V3 User Manual

This user manual helps you get started with your new watch. To see video tutorials and FAQs, go to support.polar.com/en/vantage-v3.


Congratulations on your new Polar Vantage V3!

Polar Vantage V3 is a premium multisport watch for athletes looking for performance. It features a unique combination of advanced biosensing instruments, AMOLED display, dual-frequency GPS, and the most comprehensive suite of training and recovery tools on the market. It has a bright, high-resolution AMOLED touchscreen display that doubles as a flashlight for quick, convenient use when you need to navigate the darkness. With advanced navigation tools and detailed offline maps, you can explore the world with confidence. The ultra-long battery life will not let you down, giving you up to 8 full days in watch mode, up to 61 hours of training with GPS and heart rate tracking and even up to 140 hours of training with power save options.

The new Polar Elixir™ biosensing technology equips Polar Vantage V3 with the capability to measure skin temperature, blood oxygen level and the electrical signal of the heart with Wrist-ECG, and the most precise optical heart rate measurement in a Polar watch yet.

The training load and recovery tracking tools help you optimize your training and avoid overtraining. The unique recovery solution Recovery Pro helps you prevent overtraining and injuries. It measures how recovered your body is and offers you recovery feedback and guidance. Wrist-ECG allows you to perform Orthostatic test, which is an integral part of the Recovery Pro feature, without a paired Polar heart rate sensor.

Reach the ideal amount of training to perform at your very best with Training Load Pro. Stay energized throughout your training 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.

Track your progress over time with Polar tests. 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. The Cycling Performance Test allows you to personalize your power zones and tells you your personal functional threshold power. The Leg Recovery Test tells you whether your legs are ready for high intensity training in just a couple of minutes without any specialist equipment – all you need is your watch.

Vantage V3 provides a full analysis of your body’s recovery overnight and a forecast of your energy and alertness for the day ahead. Sleep Plus Stages™ sleep tracking monitors your sleep stages (REM, light and deep sleep) and gives you sleep feedback and a numerical sleep score. Nightly Recharge™ is an overnight recovery measurement that shows you how well you recover from the demands of your day. The Sleepwise™ feature helps you grasp how sleep contributes to your daytime alertness level and readiness to perform.

Additional feature highlights include:

  • Get a more comprehensive insight into the intensity of your running sessions with Running power.
  • The Swimming metrics feature automatically detects your heart rate, swimming style, distance, pace, strokes and rest times. Distance and strokes get tracked also in open water swimming.
  • 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 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.

  • The Work-Rest guide analyzes your heart rate while you do strength training to provide you with personalized guidance for optimizing your rest. It does this by notifying you when you’re ready to start your next set, so you don’t start before you recover adequately.

  • 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 Voice Guidance feature allows you to get real-time voice guidance via Polar Flow app with headphones or speakers during training.
  • Polar Vantage V3 comes with the essential smart watch features: music controls, weather and phone notifications.
  • With the changeable wristbands, you can personalize your watch to match every situation and style.
  • Polar Vantage V3 supports over 150 different sports. Add your favorite sports to your watch in Polar Flow.

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 Polar Vantage V3

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