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Smart Notifications feature on Polar Loop 2 (Polar Flow app iOS)

The Smart Notifications feature allows you to get notifications from your phone on your Polar Loop 2. Your Polar Loop 2 notifies you if you get an incoming call or receive a message (for example an SMS or WhatsApp message). It also notifies you about calendar events you have on your phone calendar. When heart rate training with your Polar Loop 2, you can only receive notifications about calls if you have the Polar Flow app running on your phone.

  • Make sure you have the latest firmware version on your Polar Loop 2.
  • To use the Smart Notifications feature you need to have the Polar Flow mobile app for iOS, and your Polar Loop 2 needs to be paired with the app.
  • Please note that when the Smart Notifications feature is on, the battery of your Polar device and phone will run out faster because Bluetooth is continuously on.

Smart Notification Settings

Polar Flow mobile app

On the Polar Flow mobile app, the Smart Notifications feature is set off by default.

Set the Smart Notifications feature on/off in the mobile app as follows.

  1. Open the Polar Flow mobile app.
  2. Go to Settings > Notifications.
  3. Under SMART NOTIFICATIONS choose On (no preview) or Off.
  4. Sync your Polar Loop 2 with the mobile app by tapping the touch button of your Polar Loop 2.
  5. NOTIFICATIONS ON or NOTIFICATIONS OFF is shown on your Polar Loop 2 display.

Whenever you change the notification settings on the Polar Flow mobile app, remember to sync your Polar Loop 2 with the mobile app.


Do not disturb

If you want to disable notification alerts for certain hours of the day, set Do not disturb on in the Polar Flow mobile app. When it's on, you won't receive any notification alerts during the time period you've set. Do not disturb is set on by default, and the time period is 10 pm – 7 am.

Change the Do not disturb setting as follows:

  1. Open the Polar Flow mobile app.
  2. Go to Settings > Notifications.
  3. Under SMART NOTIFICATIONS you can set Do not disturb on or off, and set the start and end time for Do not disturb.
  4. Sync your Polar Loop 2 with the mobile app by tapping the touch button of your Polar Loop 2.
     


Phone

The notification settings on your phone determine what notifications you receive on your Polar Loop 2. To edit the notification settings on your iOS phone:

  1. Go to Settings > Notifications.
  2. Make sure the apps that you would like to receive notifications from are listed under INCLUDE and have their alert style set to Banners or Alerts.

    Please note, that notifications from Facebook and Twitter have been blocked to save the battery of your Polar Loop 2.

You won't receive notifications from apps listed under DO NOT INCLUDE.

Using the Smart Notifications

When getting a notification, your Polar Loop 2 will discreetly alert you by vibrating and showing CALL/ caller’s name*, CALENDAR or MESSAGE on the display. A calendar event and message alert once, while incoming calls alert until you tap the touch button on your Polar Loop 2 or answer the phone.

*) The caller’s name is shown on the display if you have the caller on your mobile phonebook and the name only includes  basic Latin characters and special characters of the following languages: French, Finnish, Swedish, German, Norwegian or Spanish.

The Smart Notifications feature works via Bluetooth connection

The Bluetooth connection and the Smart Notifications feature work between your Polar Loop 2 and your phone when they are within the range of 10 m/33 ft from each other. If your Polar Loop 2 is out of range for less than two hours, your phone restores the connection automatically within 15 minutes when your Polar Loop 2 returns to the range area.

If your Polar Loop 2 is out of range for more than two hours, restore the connection by tapping the touch button on your Polar Loop 2. The small Bluetooth icon on your phone display starts blinking and turns on when the connection has been established.

If the Smart Notifications feature doesn’t work or stops working, follow the related document link for instructions.

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