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.

The what and how of Training Load

Training load is textual feedback on the strenuousness of a single training session. Training load calculation is based on the consumption of critical energy sources (carbohydrates and proteins) during exercise. The Training Load feature makes the loads of different types of training sessions comparable with each other. For example, you can compare the load of a long low intensity cycling session to that of a short high intensity running session. To enable a more accurate comparison between sessions, we have converted your training load into an approximate recovery need estimation.

The calculation is based on heart rate measurement, which is a great way to assess exercise intensity during endurance type of training. Therefore, the Training Load feature is targeted for those whose training mainly includes endurance type of exercise. As heart rate doesn’t fully indicate the muscle fatigue, a sport-specific factor takes into account the type of sport performed.

The Training Load feature helps you to understand the amount of effort that you put into a training session. Training Load is calculated for every training session based on intensity and duration. The Training Load feature makes the effort of a short high intensity session comparable to that of a long low intensity session. Training Load value is indicated to the user in days and hours for more detailed comparison between sessions.

To improve your performance in the long run, you need to progressively increase the volume and intensity of your training. As your fitness improves, same training session (e.g. 10 km in 1 hour) creates less training load compared to the time when you started to train.

Training Load is based on intensity and duration of a training session. The intensity of a session is measured using heart rate and the calculation is further affected by your personal information, such as age, sex, weight, VO2max, and training history. Before training history is available, your Training Background selection is used in the calculation. We also use your aerobic and anaerobic threshold values in the calculation. If you have reliably measured them, please update the default values in the Flow web service. The sport of a session is taken into account via sport specific factor, which improves the calculation accuracy.

Polar Flow shows a description of your Training Load and the corresponding numeric value in days and hours for every training session, if you’re using a Polar training device that supports the Training Load feature.

Go to Diary and click DIARY (a) to see the regular Diary view. The training load for each training session is described with a five-step scale (b). Note that the time above the training load scale is the duration of the training session - not the value for the load from the session. Check the descriptions for each level of the scale below the calendar (c).

Mild 0-6 hours

Reasonable 7-12 hours

Demanding 13-24 hours

Very demanding 25-48 hours

Extreme Over 48 hours

Click a training session in your Diary to open a detailed training analysis view. Expand the view by clicking MORE (a) to check the numeric value for the load from the session (b)

  • M400: You can see the Training Load details from Polar Flow web service.
  • M430: You can see the Training Load details from Polar Flow web service.
  • M460: You can see the Training Load details from Polar Flow web service.
  • V650: You can see the Training Load details from Polar Flow web service.

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