Route guidance for the Polar V650
The new route guidance feature for the Polar V650 guides you along routes that other Flow web service users have recorded and shared or routes you have recorded during your previous sessions.
To get started, update your Polar V650 with FlowSync to version 1.3.2 and make sure you have the maps activated on your V650. How to activate the maps, is explained in this document.
Then, to add a route to your V650, you must first add it to your Favorites list in the Flow web service. After this you can sync the routes to your V650. You can have a maximum of 20 routes at a time in your V650.
When you have the routes synced to your V650, choose the route you want to display behind the new Routes menu. Then you’re ready to go!
As a new feature, you can follow on the map how many kilometers or miles you have left until you reach your finish point.
A nice addition to the Map layers is the favorite routes. If you have selected this option from the map layers, you can see all your synced routes if you have set the single view map display on your V650. And as an icing on the cake, you can see your speed, distance, duration, heart rate, cadence and power on the same screen while viewing the map.
Did you know you can zoom the map even during your training session?! Here’s a handy document showing how it’s done.
We also added a bug fix in this release which some of our Strava users had reported. Some V650 training sessions had incorrect time zone which were then difficult to find on the Strava feed. The time zone has now been corrected and the future training session will appear correctly on the Strava feed after the Polar V650 software has been updated to version 1.3.2.
Detailed release notes for the V650 software update can be found here.