The M430 looks pretty good so far.
It’s predominantly a running watch that you can use for other sports and for general fitness use.
It’s very similar to the best-selling M400 (2014) but with some noteworthy additions that I’ll go through in detail another time.
The OPTICAL heart rate uses Polar’s top-end sensor (as on the M600 NOT as per the M200, below) and so far looks VERY good for RUNNING USAGE – much better than the Garmin Fenix 5X I was using recently, for example. Less good optical HR for swimming though.
GPS also looks good though perhaps not quite up to the V800, even though they have the same chipset (SiRFStar IV)
Instant pace is like the industry norm…ie a bit ‘meh’. but with the addition of a decent footpod (as per image at the top) we’ll soon have that sorted out.
No STRYD support…yet 😉 (I don’t know if it supports it but think it will)