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.

Pairing and calibrating a Polar stride sensor

Pair a Stride Sensor with M430/M400

Make sure the stride sensor has been correctly attached to your shoe. For more information on setting up the stride sensor refer to the user manual of the stride sensor.

There are two ways to pair a stride sensor with your M430/M400:

  1. Press START in time view to enter pre-training mode.
  2. Touch your stride sensor with M430/M400, and wait for it to be found.
  3. The device ID Pair Polar RUN xxxxxxxx is displayed. Choose Yes.
  4. Pairing completed is shown when you are done.

or

  1. Go to General Settings > Pair and sync > Pair other device and press START.
  2. M430/M400 starts searching for your stride sensor.
  3. Once the stride sensor is found, Polar RUN xxxxxxxx is displayed.
  4. Press START, Pairing is displayed.
  5. Pairing completed is displayed when you are done.

Calibrate the Stride Sensor

Calibration of the stride sensor improves the accuracy of speed/pace and distance measurements. It is recommended that you calibrate the stride sensor before using it for the first time, if there are significant changes in your running style, or if the position of the stride sensor on the shoe is dramatically changed (e.g. if you have new shoes or if you switch the sensor from your right shoe to your left one). The calibration should be done at the speed you normally run. If you run at different speeds, the calibration should be done at your average speed. You can calibrate the stride sensor manually or automatically.

When training with a stride sensor you can choose to use speed data from GPS or from the stride sensor. To set this go to Settings > Sport profiles > Running> Stride sensor > Choose sensor for speed, and choose Stride sensor or GPS.

Manual Calibration

Manual calibration can be done in two ways. You can run a distance you know, and set the correct distance in Quick menu. You can also set the calibration factor manually if you know the factor which gives you accurate distance.

Set Correct Lap Distance

  1. Press START in time view to enter pre-training mode, and scroll to the Running profile.
  2. Start a session, and run a distance you know that is more than 400 meters.
  3. When you have the ran the distance, press START to take a lap.
  4. Press and hold light to enter the Quick menu, and choose Stride sensor > Calibration > Manual > Set correct lap distance
  5. Set the actual distance you have ran. The calibration factor is updated.

Set Factor

To calibrate the stride sensor manually by setting the factor, choose Settings > Sport profiles > Running> Stride sensor > Calibration > Manual > Set factor: If you already know the factor which gives you accurate distance. Calibrated. Factor: xxxx is displayed when you are done.

Manual calibration can also be started during a session, when the stride sensor is in use. Press and hold LIGHT to enter the Quick menu and then choose Stride sensor > Calibration > Manual.

Automatic Calibration

Automatic stride sensor calibration is done based on GPS data and it happens in the background. Current pace, stride length and cumulative distance will be updated and shown correctly after the automatic calibration. Your speed is shown in gray on the display until the calibration is complete. If you manually calibrate your stride sensor later, the GPS based calibration factor will be overwritten.

The automatic calibration is performed twice, and the average of the two calibration factors is used. In your next training session, the average of your previous calibration factor and the factor obtained during that session is used.

The automatic calibration starts after 100 meters. Following criteria has to be met during the calibration distance of 500 m.

  • At least 6 satellites have to be available
  • Speed has to be at least 7 km/h
  • Ascent and descent are less than 30 meters

When running on different surfaces (e.g. road, trail), use a different sport profile for each of them to achieve the best calibration for each surface.

To calibrate the stride sensor automatically, choose

  • Settings > Sport profiles > Running> Stride sensor > Calibration > Automatic

Automatic calibration can also be started during a session, when the stride sensor is in use. Press and hold LIGHT to enter the Quick menu and then choose Stride sensor > Calibration > Automatic.

Running Cadence and Stride Length

Cadence* is the number of times the foot with the stride sensor* hits the ground per minute. Stride length* is the average length of one step. That is the distance between your right and left foot contacting the ground. Running speed = 2 * stride length * cadence. There are two ways to run faster: moving your legs at a higher cadence or taking longer steps. Elite long distance runners typically run with a high cadence of 85-95. On uphills, typical cadence values are lower. On downhills they are higher. Runners adjust stride length to gather speed: stride length increases as speed increases.Yet one of the most common mistakes novice runners make is over-striding. The most efficient stride length is the natural one – the one that feels most comfortable. You will run faster in races by strengthening your leg muscles so they take you forward with a longer stride.

You should also work on maximizing cadence efficiency. Cadence does not progress easily, but if properly trained, you will be able to sustain it throughout your runs and maximize your performance. To develop cadence, the nerve-muscle connection needs to be trained - and reasonably frequently. A session of cadence training a week is a good start. Incorporate some cadence work into the rest of your week. During long easy runs, you could include some faster cadence every now and then. A good way of improving stride length is to undertake specific strength work, like running hills, running in soft sand, or running up steps. A six-week training period including strength work should result in noticeable improvements in stride length, and if combined with some faster leg speed work (such as short strides at best 5km pace), noticeable improvements should be seen in overall speed, as well.

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