Polar Grit X 2.0 firmware release – Music controls, Running performance test plus more


We’ll be bringing a host of features and functions new to Grit X by the end of the year. The release will include updates such as the Running performance test, HR sensor mode, music controls as well as many other handy features and functions.

Music controls

Navigate around your playlist and adjust volume straight on your Grit X without having to take out your phone. Available during training sessions as well as from the time view when not training.

Running performance test

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.

Change route on-the-fly

We`ll also be adding the option to change your route on-the-fly during sessions. You can, for example, plan multiple routes and change the route to a longer or shorter one based on how you’re feeling that day. Just pause your session and choose a new route from Quick menu- Routes.

HR sensor mode

HR Sensor mode allows you to use your watch as a heart rate sensor to view your heart rate data via BLE on gym equipment or mobile apps for example.

Weekly summary, power-based targets and more

Other new features include weekly summary, which shows you an overview of your training week. In addition, in Polar Flow you’ll be able to create training targets based on power, add ZonePointer for power and speed zones, and add last lap details training views. Also included is the ability turn off your watch or perform a factory reset on it, and personalize your watch with the “Your name” watch face.

Grit X users will also be able to manually skip a phase during a phased session, see the distance covered and time elapsed when pausing a session and silence a phone call from their watch. Another handy addition will be the fully customizable quick settings menu which conveniently gives you access to flight mode, do not disturb, alarm and the countdown timer by swiping down from the top of the display in time view.

The 2.0 update will be available for download via FlowSync and the Flow app by the end of the year.

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