Tag Archives: Polar

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Polar V800 Multisport GPS Watch In-Depth Review

All the way back in early January at CES Polar announced the V800 multisport GPS watch.  This would be their first multisport integrated GPS watch to market, combining the RC3 GPS watch along with the RCX5 non-GPS multisport watch.  On … Read More Here

First look at Polar V650 GPS bike computer

Today Polar announced their first dedicated GPS bike computer – the V650.  The unit combines integrated GPS with a full color touch screen, it also becomes the first bike-specific computer to be Bluetooth Smart sensor capable.  This marks the second … Read More Here

First look at Polar’s new V800 GPS triathlon watch

(Please note that my full in-depth review is now published and available based on the final unit and functionality.  Read it all here!) Today, Polar fully announced their new V800 GPS integrated triathlon watch.  The watch covers all three sports … Read More Here

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Initial hands-on with Polar Loop activity tracker

Hello! My Polar Loop In-Depth Review is now published, and can be found here.  Thanks! Today Polar announced their latest product – the Polar Loop.  This marks a new area for Polar where they’re branching into the heath “activity monitor” … Read More Here

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Polar Bluetooth Smart Stride Sensor (Footpod) In-Depth Review

Earlier this week Polar announced their latest product – though, it’s not a watch.  Or even anything connected to a watch.  Instead, it’s an accessory for smart phones that further illuminates Polar’s direction and protocol strategy going forward. The Bluetooth … Read More Here

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CES 2013: A look at what’s coming to me next week

While it’s always my goal to secures loot and gadgets to take home the week of the convention, sometimes that just doesn’t work out.   The reasons usually vary, sometimes it’s because the company simply doesn’t have enough units on hand … Read More Here

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Polar adds GPS based elevation data to PolarPersonalTrainer.com

Last week, Polar added a small but highly useful checkbox to their website.  In doing so, they in turn added elevation metrics that’s pulled from units that support either integrated GPS, or the GPS pod (such as the RC3, RCX3, … Read More Here

A look at the new Polar Beat Bluetooth Smart app with H7 Heart Rate Strap

Late last week, Polar released their first iPhone App – Polar Beat.  The app aims to bridge the gap between their dedicated devices and the phone market.  Most importantly however, it’s actually the first Bluetooth Smart compatible offering from them.  … Read More Here

Polar RC3 integrated GPS watch In-Depth Review

Finally, it’s here.  Polar’s first integrated GPS product.  After years of waiting and hoping, Polar released their first fully integrated GPS product – the RC3.  Previously, Polar watches connected to a separate GPS pod (about the size of a thin … Read More Here

The Interbike 2012 Sports Tech Golden Nuggets (with Polar, Garmin, Timex, TrainingPeaks, Metawatch and more…)

There’s a ton of stuff I see each or hear while at Interbike that never makes it to a full scale post.  This year, that’s even more so true with most of the major companies holding back from releasing new … Read More Here

Eurobike Sports Technology Things That Didn’t Fit: Part I

There’s a gazillion things to see at Eurobike, and many of them simply don’t make the cut for a bigger full-sized post.  Sometimes it’s because they are too early in the development cycle and lack full details, sometimes because I … Read More Here

First look at the new Polar RC3 GPS–the first integrated GPS watch from Polar

NOTE – Sept 27, 2012: My Full In-Depth Review is now available for the Polar RC3. You can view that here. Today Polar announced their new RC3 integrated GPS watch – the first fully integrated GPS watch coming from Polar.  … Read More Here

Polar Look Keo Power System–Pedal Based Power Meter–In-Depth Review

The Polar Look Keo Power System is the first pedal based power meter to make it to market, meaning, you can actually go out and buy one.  Announced nearly two years ago, the units finally started trickling out into the … Read More Here

A weekend with dueling power meters, activity monitors and more!

After a rather busy travel week last week, I was looking forward to relaxing a bit this weekend.  I landed safely back in DC around 1AM Saturday morning.  I mention ‘safely’ since our plane had a minor gear issue which … Read More Here

Polar RCX3 In-Depth Review

The Polar RCX3 was announced a little over a month ago, though, the unit won’t be available until this summer.  The RCX3 is designed to be the RCX5’s younger sibling.  A bit cheaper, though with fewer features.  It’s a clean … Read More Here

Garmin, Suunto and Polar want your feedback (directly)

This might be the quickest post I’ve ever written – but it’s one that I feel probably deserves some brief mention – if only to divert mail flow from my own inbox, directly to theirs (at the office this is … Read More Here

The Girl: “I’ll actually wear this watch” (The New Polar RCX3)

Over the past few years The Girl has put up with all manner of sports gadgets floating through the house.  Some of them, she pays attention to.  Others, not so much.  Those that she pays attention to usually get ‘alternative … Read More Here

Friday Tidbits: Velodromes, 10K’s, Polar Power Meters, and a bike dishwasher

Good morning!  We’re gonna keep this post quick and to the point.  Mostly because I’m running out of steam, worked 13 hours today plus a hard (but fun) interval run, and it’s getting late.  Further, I’m still contemplating ice cream.  … Read More Here

A weekend of new gadgets: Polar Power Pedals, heart rate strap integrated clothing, and more!

This weekend was a bit of a catch-up weekend on items to get unboxing photos on, and ensure I have all the photos I need of a product before I start using it.  I’ve long since learned that if I … Read More Here

CES 2012 Health and Fitness Gadget Roundup: Part I

I spent a crazy busy 24 hours in Las Vegas on Wednesday, as part of speaking at a session/panel on Wednesday there (which I’ll be posting on here shortly).  During that time I talked to just about everyone that I … Read More Here

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Polar/Look Keo Power pedal-based power meter

(Above: The shipping/retail box for Keo Power) By most accounts, the Polar/Look Keo Power pedal based power meter system is the closest pedal based power meter to public availability.  In fact, some units are now available at a few shops … Read More Here

Polar RCX5 In Depth Review

While the Polar RCX5 was officially released yesterday, I’ve actually been playing with it now for over a month – getting the change to put it through its paces in hundreds upon hundreds of miles of real world running, cycling … Read More Here

A weekend at home and in the pool with the Polar RCX5

This weekend was a bit of a whirlwind – despite being one that in theory shouldn’t have been.  With getting stuck working rather late downtown on Friday night, before I knew it, it was Saturday morning and time to head … Read More Here

A weekend on and around the Rev3 Quassy Course

This past weekend I was up in Connecticut for my cousins wedding, but of course, the training for Boise 70.3 would not halt merely because we were a few hundred miles away.  Instead, we loaded up our little bikes into … Read More Here

Tip of the day: Remembering to retire your running shoes

The other day I had a minor epiphany.  I realized that somehow along the way I had forgotten to retire my current pair of running shoes.  I normally try and aim for about 500 miles per pair before recycling them … Read More Here