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.

What are the pros and cons of different methods for measuring heart rate?

Polar uses two different methods for measuring heart rate: optical heart rate measurement and a heart rate sensor with a chest strap.

The optical heart rate measurement is based on photoplethysmography (PPG), whereas the heart rate sensor with a chest strap measures the electrical activity of your heart.

Both methods have their pros and cons. Regardless of which one you choose to use, make sure you wear the device correctly to get accurate results.

Wrist-based optical heart rate measurement (Grit X, Grit X Pro, Grit X2 Pro, Ignite, Ignite 2, Ignite 3, M200, M430, Pacer, Pacer Pro, Unite, Vantage M, Vantage M2, Vantage V, Vantage V2, Vantage V3)

Pros:

  • A convenient all-in one solution.
  • You can quickly check your heart rate or start a training session without having to put on a separate chest strap.

Cons:

  • Not necessarily accurate in sports where you move your hands vigorously or flex the muscles and tendons near your wrist.
  • Limited ability to accurately measure heart rate through dark or tattoed skin.
  • More likely to be worn incorrectly, either not tight enough or too tight.

Arm-based optical heart rate measurement (Polar Verity Sense, Polar OH1)

Pros:

  • You can wear the Polar Verity Sense/Polar OH1 sensor on your forearm or upper arm. In some situations, it’s better to track your heart rate from the arm rather than your wrist because some movements or exercises put a strain on your wrist and tendons (such as pull-ups) which in turn can affect the quality of the optical heart rate signal. These physiological constrains can be solved by taking advantage of the versatility of the sensor placement.
  • The Polar Verity Sense/Polar OH1 has an internal memory in it, so you can use it as an independent training device for example in sports like swimming where the signal can’t broadcast to your watch.
  • Ideal for swimming when used with the swimming goggle strap clip (included in the Polar Verity Sense and Polar OH1+ product packages) that you can wear against your temple to measure your heart rate accurately while swimming.

Cons:

  • Not necessarily accurate in sports where you move your hands vigorously or flex the muscles and tendons near the sensor.
  • Limited ability to accurately measure heart rate through dark or tattooed skin.
  • More likely to be worn incorrectly than a heart rate sensor with a chest strap.

Polar H10 heart rate sensor with a chest strap

Pros:

  • Very reliable in various sports.
  • Based on reliable and accurate Polar technology for heart rate measurement.
  • Connectivity via Bluetooth Smart with various other devices and software, like mobile apps and other training devices.

Cons:

  • Have to remember to carry the strap with you and wear it in addition to the wrist unit.
  • Some experience it uncomfortable around the chest.
  • Requires regular washing to keep the textile strap functional (washing also gradually wears it down, so you'll need to replace it with a new one at some point).

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