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Polar Releases Major New Features to Vantage M & V Series

Remember back in June when Polar announced the Polar Ignite GPS watch? That unit had a huge amount of new features not previously seen on any Polar device. The $220 device was mainly targeted at non-endurance athletes though, competing for the … Read More Here

Polar Ignite GPS In-Depth Review

Back in June Polar announced their Ignite GPS watch. This new watch undercut the higher end Vantage M on price, but yet at the same time also added a slew of features that the Vantage series doesn’t yet have (most of them are coming in November to the Vantage M/V). While the Vantage series was aimed at more hardcore athletes, the Ignite watch aimed to straddle the soft squishy middle.

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Polar’s Ignite GPS Hands-On: Everything you ever wanted to know

The Polar Ignite appears to be a significant turning point in Polar’s strategy, taking higher end functionality and offering it much lower. How well does it work thoug? I dig in. Read More Here

Polar OH1 Plus Optical HR Sensor In-Depth Review

And just like that, Polar now makes ANT+ devices. The Polar OH1 is one of two devices today that Polar has announced that are getting ANT+ compatibility. The other being the H10. But I cover that (and thoughts around possible … Read More Here

Polar adds ANT+ to two devices, contemplates ANT+ expansion to Vantage series

When you woke up this morning, I’m pretty sure the title of the post was the last bit of news you expected today in the sports technology realm. And if you weren’t at the ANT+ Symposium last fall, that surprise … Read More Here

Polar Vantage M Multisport GPS Watch In-Depth Review

It’s been nearly five months since Polar first announced the Vantage series watches, including the Vantage M and Vantage V.  You probably saw my Vantage V review a couple months back. Since then I’ve transitioned to using the less expensive … Read More Here

Polar Vantage V Multisport GPS In-Depth Review

It’s been four months since Polar announced their new Vantage series of multisport watches. This series is currently comprised of two watches, the Vantage V and Vantage M. The V is the higher end multisport watch, meant to be a … Read More Here

Polar Announces Open API for App Access to Polar Flow

Today Polar announced the ability for app developers to access data within Polar Flow, via their new ‘Polar Open AccessLink’ API.  An API (Application Programming Interface) is what allows applications and platforms across the internet to communicate with each other.  … Read More Here

Hands-on: Polar’s OH1 Standalone Optical HR Sensor

Over the past couple of years, Polar has been continuing to iterate on their optical HR sensor design.  While Garmin and Fitbit (for example) have mostly kept to the same design and slowly iterated and improved it with minor changes, … Read More Here

Polar M430 In-Depth Review

Polar’s latest GPS watch steps up to plate with what might be the most accurate optical HR sensor in a mainstream GPS watch. I dive into the details. Read More Here

Polar A370 In-Depth Review

Just over a week ago Polar announced their latest wearable – the Polar A370.  This new unit took the hardware of the Polar A360 that was released about 18 months ago and plopped in a few new features like continuous … Read More Here

Hands-on: Polar’s M430 GPS watch with optical HR

Update: My full Polar M430 in-depth review is now available here!  Go over to check out how it fared after months of usage! Today Polar announced their latest wearable, the M430.  This unit follows in the footsteps of the popular … Read More Here

Polar shows off GoPro camera control, new H10 heart rate strap

While Polar started off the week with an announcement about their new wearable shirt that has integrated heart rate sensors in it, they began today announcing details on GoPro camera control and a new H10 heart rate strap.  I got … Read More Here

Roundup from CES Day 1: Unveiled Event

In the lead up to CES officially starting there are a number of press events for companies to showcase their newest products to media before the showroom floor actually opens.  Last night I had the chance to attend one of … Read More Here

Polar M600 Android Wear GPS Watch In-Depth Review

It’s been a touch bit over two months since Polar announced their first Android Wear device, the M600 GPS-enabled watch.  This running/lifestyle/not-triathlon focused watch was not only unique in Polar’s stable for being Android Wear, but for also including features … Read More Here

Hands-on: Polar’s new M200 GPS watch with Optical HR

Today Polar announced its latest device – the M200, which is a budget focused running GPS watch, but one complete with optical heart rate, smartphone notifications, and even structured training options.  All at $149/149EUR.  Or, $189 if you want to … Read More Here

Hands-on: Polar’s new Android Wear based M600 GPS Sport Watch (with music!)

Today Polar announced their latest wearable, and in the process also signaled a shift in direction to a far more open platform than they’ve ever had in their 39 year history. The Polar M600 takes the best of their M400 … Read More Here

Why GoPro’s integration announcement with Polar is far wider reaching

It’s been a couple weeks since GoPro announced clearer details of their developer program, and in conjunction with that – when Polar concurrently announced (on GoPro’s stage) their integration of the Polar V800 with certain GoPro products. I’ve spent the … Read More Here

Polar rolls out Strava Automatic Sync

Earlier this morning Polar rolled out their long awaited (and previously promised) ability to automatically sync Polar Flow activities to Strava.  This means that upon completion of an activity, the activity data will automatically sync to Strava’s site.  No more … Read More Here

Polar A360 In-Depth Review

It’s been about a month since Polar announced their latest wearable – the A360.  This would be their first entrant into the optical HR sensor world, a key milestone for a company that’s effectively built its entire reputation and company … Read More Here

A few quick thoughts on Polar’s new A360 with optical HR sensor

Heads up! I’ve now posted my full A360 In-Depth Review, which can be viewed here!  Enjoy! Earlier today Polar announced their latest wearable, the A360.  More notably – it marks the first Polar product to include an optical heart rate … Read More Here

The new Polar Loop 2 and also new $19 Misfit Flash Link Activity Tracker

I just wanted to very briefly cover two new products that have been announced in the last 24 hours.  Neither one really warrants a standalone post – especially since neither company has samples available on-hand (or rather, in my hands).  … Read More Here

Hands-on with Polar’s new M450 GPS cycling computer

Today Polar has announced their latest cycling focused product, the M450 GPS based bike computer.  In doing so, they’ve also quite likely just upended Garmin with a unit that quite frankly kicks ass (at least based on my limited testing … Read More Here

A quick update on Polar’s planned software updates

Since Polar announced the V800 triathlon watch at CES 2014 (just over a year ago), there’s been a steady stream of firmware updates to the unit increasing functionality of the multisport watch.  At the same time, there have also been a … Read More Here

Polar announces M400 footpod support, also smartphone notifications for V800/M400/A300

Today at CES Polar has made two fairly solid and notable announcements.  Both of these updates continue to increase the competitiveness of the products included, but especially the M400 – which was already my top pick for a sub-$300 running … Read More Here