V800 1.8.15 firmware update – the outdoor release


Update - December 12th: This firmware release has been withdrawn from distribution. It has come to our attention that some users had encountered problems with the new firmware. We decided to immediately withdraw it and start investigating why it is doing so for some users.

For those of you who successfully updated your Polar V800, without encountering technical difficulties—rest assured that your Polar V800 was not, and will not, be affected.

The firmware release will be returned to distribution once the problem has been fixed.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.


The new 1.8.15 firmware version is out now with new languages, route guidance enhancements, GPS based updates along with several improvements and fixes.

New languages

From now on speakers of Czech, Turkish and Indonesian can use V800 in their languages.

Route Guidance feature enhancements

We’ve improved the look and usability of the route guidance feature. In addition, you can now start a route from the middle or from the end.  

30 second GPS recording rate

A new medium accuracy 30 sec GPS recording rate was added, giving you about 20 hours of GPS training time.  This gives you another option to get more training time but with better accuracy than with power save mode.

Incline data based on GPS

This release also brings incline details based on GPS data that can be viewed during training. To see your incline during training, add incline to the training view in the Flow web service Sport Profiles.

Other improvements/fixes included in this release

  • Autolaps enabled to both GPS Low Power modes
  • Training target information shown in Start mode
  • Trophy icon shown in time mode when Event target is completed
  • Synchronizing with iPhone 7, fixed
  • Orthostatic test result was not saved when total amount of test results exceeded 60, fixed
  • Few GPS coordinates were saved although GPS is set OFF, fixed
  • Vibration was missing from the beginning of an alarm, fixed
  • Percentage value wasn't shown on activity bar in Diary, fixed
  • Other quality improvements and bug fixes, see the full release note here

Older Polar V800 release notes are available here

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