Polar Vantage V3

An ensemble of biosensing instruments, AMOLED display, dual-frequency GPS, maps, and the most comprehensive suite of training and recovery tools on the market. The stage is set, and the Polar Vantage V3 smart sports watch is ready to put in the performance of a lifetime.

Polar Ignite 3 Titanium

Polar Ignite 3 Titanium is a stylish fitness & wellness watch that helps you live a more energized life. It tracks your sleep, activity, and heart rate to provide guidance that’s tailored to your body and lifestyle.

Polar Ignite 3

Polar Ignite 3 is a stylish fitness & wellness watch that helps you live a more energized life. It tracks your sleep, activity, and heart rate to provide guidance that’s tailored to your body and lifestyle.

Polar Pacer Pro

Polar Pacer Pro is an ultra-light, new-generation sports watch with integrated barometer that equips athletes with advanced tools to improve running economy, training sessions, and sports performance.

Polar Pacer

Sport is play – why complicate it? Polar Pacer is a no-nonsense sports watch that gives new athletes all the essentials, plus the specialized training tools they need to train better.

Polar Vantage V2

A powerful convergence of minimalist design, innovative technology, and intelligent training and recovery tools make Polar Vantage V2 our most formidable sportswatch to date.

Polar Grit X Pro

Built for military-level durability with sapphire glass and ultra-long battery, equipping you with new navigation tools, always-on outdoor features and Polar's ultimate training solutions.

Polar Vantage M2

Designed for function, the Polar Vantage M2 works as hard as you do. Our industry-leading technology is here to help you reach your goals and come back stronger. For that athlete attitude.

Polar Ignite 2

A fitness watch that’s sleek, simple and smart? Polar Ignite 2 is a true triple threat. Versatile and full of great features, it’s the perfect companion for any sport and any lifestyle.

Polar Ignite

A waterproof fitness watch with advanced wrist-based heart rate and integrated GPS, Polar Ignite offers you a full view of your day and guides you towards a more balanced life.

Polar Unite

A beautifully simple watch with personalized daily workout guidance, 24/7 heart rate and activity tracking, plus automatic sleep and recovery applications.

Polar Vantage V

Polar Vantage M

An all-round multisport & running GPS watch for anyone who loves setting new records. Polar Vantage M is a slim, lightweight training companion that gives you all the data you need to improve your performance.

Polar Grit X

An outdoor multisport watch with rugged yet lightweight design, ultra-long battery life and military-standard durability for anyone who prefers the trails over the roads.

Polar M430

A GPS running watch with wrist-based heart rate, advanced running features and Polar Running Program, Polar M430 is a top-level watch for runners who want more.

Polar Verity Sense

When freedom of movement is important to you, Polar Verity Sense is your go-to choice for any sport.

Polar H10

Widely regarded as the gold standard in wireless heart rate monitoring, this is the most accurate sensor in Polar’s history.

Polar H9

A reliable, high-quality heart rate chest strap for all your everyday sports with Bluetooth® and ANT+ connectivity. Get connected and get going.

Polar OH1+

Polar OH1+ is an optical heart rate monitor that combines versatility, comfort and simplicity. You can use it both as a standalone device and pair it with various fitness apps, sports watches and smart watches, thanks to Bluetooth® and ANT+ connectivity.

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Polar Grit X Outdoor Series

Made for outdoor sports and built to handle any environment nature can throw at you, Grit X watches are designed to help you explore the world and gear up for adventure.

Polar Vantage Performance Series

Our flagship series is tailored for high-performance and endurance sports and training. Every aspect of our Vantage watches are designed with one particular person in mind – the athlete.

Polar Pacer Multisport Series

The Pacer Series gives athletes all the essentials such as accurate GPS and precise heart rate tracking, plus the specialized training, sleep, and recovery tools they need to train better.

Polar Ignite Fitness & Wellness Series

Sleek, simple, and smart – Ignite watches are the perfect partner for any fitness goals and any lifestyle.

How to Utilize Running Cadence in your Training

Running cadence is calculated by counting the number steps you take per minute, and dividing it by two. For example, if your take 180 steps per minute counting both feet, your cadence is 90. Cadence is an important tool for assessing your running efficiency, and something that you can improve fairly easily by making changes to your running technique.

Cadence depends on several factors, these include:

  • Speed. When running within the endurance range the effect of speed on cadence is minor. On the other hand, sprinters increase their speed mainly by increasing their cadence.
  • Training history. Taking part in sports that require lots of changes in speed and in the direction of speed such as tennis or soccer tends to increase cadence even during constant velocity running.
  • Physical parameters. Taller runners tend to have lower cadences.
  • Uphill/downhill. Cadence is lower when running uphill and higher when running downhill.
  • Footwear. Running barefoot increases your cadence.

Monitoring your cadence can help you improve your running performance and avoid injuries. If you haven’t done a lot of running, your cadence might not be optimal. Typical problems include running with a cadence that is too low and overstriding (taking strides that are too long).

To develop cadence, your nerve-muscle connection needs to be trained reasonably frequently. A session of cadence training a week is a good start. Include running with high and low cadences into your program. Exaggerate! By doing so, your neuromuscular system should quickly adapt to a new optimal cadence.

A low cadence at expected race pace can cause problems later in the event as your legs tire. Try to shorten your stride and increase cadence while holding the same pace (set a narrow pace zone on your Polar device to give you audio feedback). You can aim to raise your cadence above the following:

  • 80/min (4 hour Marathoners)
  • 85/min (3 hour 30 min Marathoners)
  • 88/min (3 hour Marathoners)

This is only a general guide, taller runners will naturally have slightly lower cadences. Tune in to what feels comfortable! Elite long-distance runners typically run with a high cadence of 85-95.

Overstriding means stepping too far ahead. This slows you down at each step. Overstriding is often coupled with a heel strike, which can lead to a running injury. If you suspect you are overstriding, check your cadence. If it is less than 80, and especially if you also happen to heel strike, you should probably try to increase your cadence, but not to more than 90.

There are two ways to measure cadence. It can be measured with a Polar stride sensor that is attached to your shoe or straight from the wrist with a Polar device’s built-in accelerometer.

Add speed and cadence to the same training view so you can easily follow them in real time during training. This can be done in the Sport Profiles training views in the Polar Flow web service. Also don’t forget to sync your data after each run to the Flow web service for a more detailed analysis.

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