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 Titanium

Polar Ignite 3 Titanium 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 Ignite 3

Polar Ignite 3 is a stylish fitness 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 sports watch 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 personalised 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.

Polar OH1+

Polar OH1 is an optical heart rate monitor that combines versatility, comfort and simplicity. You can use it both as a standalone device and pair it with various fitness apps, sports watches and smart watches, thanks to Bluetooth® and ANT+ connectivity.

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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.

Why does my activity accumulate differently with my new Polar device with Continuous Heart Rate feature compared to my older Polar device?

The Continuous Heart Rate feature complements the 24/7 Activity Tracking feature of Polar devices. While the 24 /7 Activity Tracking feature records your wrist movements to track your activity, the Continuous Heart Rate feature also tracks your heart rate around the clock in order to give you an even more precise calculation of your calorie consumption than before. In other words, the new Continuous Heart Rate tracking feature allows for a more personal measuring of your overall activity because it takes into account your body’s response to the intensity of physical activity, that is, how much your heart rate rises when you’re physically active.

If you’ve used a Polar device with 24/7 Activity Tracking feature before, you might experience that with a Polar device with the Continuous Heart Rate tracking feature it’s either easier or more difficult to reach your daily Activity goal than before. Here you can find some reasons why:

If your choice of physical activity includes minimal wrist movements, like when you’re pushing a baby stroller, carrying groceries or cycling, your overall activity will now be tracked better with the Continuous Heart Rate feature. Because the feature records your raised heart rate, also this kind of activity will now add to your progress towards reaching your Activity Goal. The higher your measured heart rate, the higher the recorded activity level will be, therefore also physical effort can be taken into account, e.g. when walking uphill or carrying a heavy backpack. In your older Polar device, for this type of activity to accumulate activity you had to start a training session recording your heart rate.

We want to encourage you to lead an active life, and we want to be able to give you reliable feedback on your activity. In order for your Polar device to be able to give you reliable and personalized information on your progress towards reaching your activity goal, it is important that the personal settings in your Flow account are truthful and up-to-date.

Updating your personal settings in the Flow web service

Activity level

If you feel that it’s too easy for you to reach your activity goal, you can change the activity level. The activity goal is based on your personal data and activity level setting, which you can find in the Activity goal settings in both Polar Flow web service (your name/profile photo > settings > Daily activity goal) and mobile app (your name/profile photo > Activity goal). You can choose from three activity levels the one that motivates you and is nicely challenging. For example, if your current activity level choice is Level 1, you can change it to Level 2. This way you will get a more demanding activity goal.

Physical settings

You should check and update your personal settings in the Flow web service to make sure your progress towards your activity goal is calculated accurately. Go to flow.polar.com > tap your name/profile picture > tap Settings.

Your physical settings, (e.g. your sex, date of birth, height and weight) affect the accuracy of the measuring values, such as the heart rate zone limits and calorie expenditure.

Resting heart rate value

It’s important that you check and update also your Resting heart rate value. Your resting heart rate is the lowest number of heart beats per minute (bpm) when fully relaxed and without distractions. Your age, fitness level, genetics, health status and sex affect the resting heart rate. A typical value for an adult is 55–75 bpm, but your resting heart rate can be significantly lower than that, for example, if you’re very fit.

It’s best to measure your resting heart rate in the morning after a good night’s sleep, right after you wake up. It’s OK to go to the bathroom first if it helps you to relax. Don’t do any strenuous training leading up to the measurement and make sure you’re fully recovered from any activity.

For accurate and easy measuring, use your Polar device with wrist-based heart rate measuring or your Polar heart rate monitor and the chest strap with a heart rate sensor. You should do the measurement more than once, preferably on consecutive mornings, and calculate your average resting heart rate.

To measure your resting heart rate:

  1. Wear your Polar device. Lie down on your back and relax.
  2. After about 1 minute, start a training session on your wearable. Choose any sport profile, for example Other indoor.
  3. Lie still and breathe calmly for 3–5 minutes. Don’t look at your training data during the measuring.
  4. Stop the training session on your Polar device. Sync the wearable with the Polar Flow app or web service and check the training summary for the value of your lowest heart rate (HR min)—this is your resting heart rate. Update your resting heart rate to your physical settings in Polar Flow.

Notice that the lowest heart rate readings for the day and night that you get with your Polar device with Continuous Heart Rate tracking are NOT the same as your resting heart rate!

Other factors affecting your heart rate and the accumulation of your daily activity

Your Polar device with Continuous Heart Rate tracking can detect elevated heart rate readings also if you’re stressed, excited, or feeling sick like have the flu. Also these higher heart rate readings will make you reach your activity goal a little faster.

If you have an abnormally high heart rate that makes you reach your activity goal too fast, we recommend that you turn off the Continuous Heart Rate feature on your device and continue to monitor your activity based only on the 24/7 Activity tracking feature and your wrist movements. This way you’ll be able to get more reliable feedback on your activity.

If you find that now when you’re using a Polar device with Continuous Heart Rate tracking it’s more difficult to reach your activity goal than it was before, it’s probably because you’re in good condition!

When you do aerobic training long enough, your heart will become more efficient and will pump more blood per beat than before. This can be observed as a lower resting heart rate as well as a lower training heart rate because to pump the same amount of blood, your heart needs fewer beats.

So let’s say you like to go for a 50 minute walk. Earlier the 24/7 Activity Tracking feature recorded your wrist movements to track your activity. Now when you go for the same walk, the Continuous Heart Rate feature tracks also your heart rate, and detects that your fit heart doesn’t have to beat too hard during the training session. As the measuring of your overall activity is now more personal, your low heart rate affects the progress towards reaching your activity goal. Now you’ll either have to walk longer with the same pace or quicken your pace for the same 50 minute walk to get your heart beating faster to accumulate more activity.

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