Polar Grit X2 Pro Titan

Polar Grit X2 Pro Titan is a rough and rugged outdoor sports watch crafted for adventure with sapphire glass AMOLED display in titanium casing, and a hi-tech toolkit of navigation and performance features for exploring the wonders of the world, and the body.

Polar Grit X2 Pro

Polar Grit X2 Pro is a rough and rugged outdoor sports watch crafted for adventure with sapphire crystal glass AMOLED display, and a hi-tech toolkit of navigation and performance features for exploring the wonders of the world, and the body.

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

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 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.

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Wristbands

Personalize any watch for any style and any need.

Straps

Replace or upgrade your Polar Sensor chest straps or arm bands.

Power & Cables

For charging your products and data transfer.

Mounts & Adapters

Adapt your product for any situation.

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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.

Vertical speed & VAM

Vertical speed

Vertical speed is an instant, real-time measurement of ascents and descents, used to calculate how many meters or feet you ascend or descend per minute, taking only altitude into account. It provides insight into your current training intensity during climbs and can be used the same way as speed or power on level ground. To view the vertical speed during training sessions, you need to add it to the training views of the sports profiles you wish to view it in.

Vertical speed (m/min) or (ft/min)

Ascent speed (VAM)

VAM is a metric that measures how quickly you ascend while cycling. It is expressed in vertical meters per hour (m/h). VAM measures your average ascent speed both during a 30-second window and since the start of a lap. VAM measured during a 30-second window (VAM, 30s) gives you an idea of how many meters you would climb in an hour if you maintained your current pace. This information can be used to monitor your climbing performance and estimate remaining climb time.

Lap Ascent Speed (Lap VAM) shows the average ascent for the current lap. By starting a lap at the beginning of a climb, you can track climb-specific performance metrics. Lap VAM also allows you to measure average ascent speed in intervals during a long continuous climb. While Lap VAM provides a good measure of overall climb performance, it doesn't respond quickly to momentary variations in intensity. To understand how momentary intensity relates to average intensity during long climbs, you can compare ascent speed (VAM, 30s) and lap ascent speed (Lap VAM) side by side. To view these metrics during training sessions, you need to add them to the training views of the sports profiles you wish to view them in.

VAM, 30s (m/h) / Lap VAM (m/h)

Adding Vertical speed and VAM to a Training View

Choose the data you want to view during your sessions by customizing your training views in the sports profile settings in the Polar Flow app or web service. Vertical speed and VAM are currently available in the following sport profiles:

  • Hiking
  • Trail running
  • Cycling
  • Road cycling
  • Mountain biking
  • Downhill skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Mountain bike orienteering
  • Ultra Running
  • Telemark skiing
  • Backcountry skiing
  • Snowshoe trekking
  • Climbing (outdoor)
  • Off-road triathlon
  • Off-road duathlon

In the Flow app:

  1. Go to the main menu, and choose Sport profiles.

  2. Choose a sport profile and tap Edit to open the sport profile settings.

  3. If you have more than one device in your Flow account, make sure Grit X2 Pro/Vantage V3 is chosen at the top of the page. You can change the device by swiping.

  4. Scroll down to Training views and tap an existing view to edit it, or tap the plus icon to add a new view. Then tap the data fields to add them to the training view. Vertical speed and VAM can be found under the Environment section.

  5. When you're ready, tap Done. Remember to sync the settings to your watch.

In the Flow web service:

  1. Click your name/profile photo in the upper right corner. Go to Sport Profiles, and choose Edit on the sport profile you wish to add it to.
  2. Choose Related to device.
  3. Click on an existing view to edit it, or click on the plus icon to add a new view. Then click on the data fields to add them to the training view. Vertical speed and VAM can be found under the Environment section.
  4. When you're ready, click Save. Remember to sync the settings to your watch.

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