Polar Vantage V, Polar Vantage M – Colours

This is the Polar Vantage M. The looks are very similar to the more expensive V model. Colours are basic and only offered in 3 and I understand that the RED colour is only available directly from Polar. That’s my last favourite of the three.

Polar Vantage V Review, Polar Vantage M Review

Polar thought that there is a wider desire to customise watches at the price point of the M. So the M has interchangeable straps and the replacements are about $/Eu29.90.

The straps are a standard 22mm width but the Polar ones that are provided on the watch when new have slightly chunky ends that provide a more snug fit to the watch casing – apparently it’s meant to look classier.

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The M model does NOT lay flat with the standard straps which is annoying for photos. I’m reasonably sure that when I saw some of the other coloured straps that some of them did let the watch lay flat.

You might want to consider either the black or white models if you are thinking of changing strap colours as I would imagine that black/white will ‘go’ with more differently coloured strap options.

A Polar Vantage Review will not follow until late October and that will be with a proper production model not this beta unit.

Band Lengths:

The watch body is only available in one size however there are different strap length options in S/M/L

  • Vantage M : Sizes S-M : Colour options black or white straps
  • Vantage M : Sizes M-L : Colour options black, white, or red straps.
  • Vantage M : Recycled PET, interchangeable accessory bands : Colour options white melange, orange and petrol
  • Vantage V  : Sizes M-L : Colour options black, white, or orange straps.
  • Vantage V  : Size S : Additional $/Eu9.90

So here, below, we have the Vantage V…the flagship model. It does have a slightly nicer feel about the construction of the body as well as the strap and the buttons feel better when pressed and are a different shape to those on the Vantage M – oval and not circular. Again there is the black and white option but this time there is a orangey colour as well. The straps are NOT changeable with standard bands but can be replaced if damaged. They require a pin to be pushed out to do that.

Polar Vantage V Review, Polar Vantage M Review

Next we have the right hand side buttons on the Polar Vantage V (white and black coloured bands) with the two holes being shown in the side of the orange Vantage V. The holes are for the barometer which only the V has. The barometer  is also used as an input for onboard running power. #CoolAsBeans

Polar Vantage V Review, Polar Vantage M Review

Compare that to the right hand side of the Vantage M model (below) and perhaps you will also start to notice that the V model (above) has a larger amount of stainless steel in the casing that surrounds its buttons.

Polar Vantage V Review, Polar Vantage M Review

Here, again, are all the barometer holes on the Vantage V model and you can also see the tiny pin in the strap which would need to be pushed though if you ever needed to replace these straps.

Polar Vantage V Review, Polar Vantage M Review

To complete the set here is the left hand side of the Vantage M.

Polar Vantage V Review, Polar Vantage M Review

On the underside is the most awesome-looking optical heart rate monitor ever. It’s the same sensor array and implementation on both models and there is a separate post where we go into a bit more detail about that.

Polar Vantage V Review, Polar Vantage M ReviewAnd here we are with the Vantage V underside, below. This is getting repetitive isn’t it? So I thought I’d use the flash on this one just so you couldn’t read the writing on the back of the white colour 😉 I’ve just noticed an interesting tidbit of information in that all the models I have say the devices are ‘beta and not for re-sale’.

Polar Vantage V Review, Polar Vantage M Review

The 4 round, shiney metal circles are for charging and you can see a small red square on the left of each of the watches’ sensor array. This is used by the charging cradle to align itself properly over the round metal circles. More about those mysterious circles elsewhere.

I’ll finish with this image where the lights are all a-blazin’.

Polar Vantage V Review, Polar Vantage M Review

 

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Price, Availability & Discount

The Polar Vantage M retails at $260/GBP250/Eur280,

The Polar Vantage V retails at $499/GBP439/Eur499

The Polar Vantage now has general availability. There do not seem to be widespread discount yet in the EU. I’ve included the Amazon international link below but you will find a better deal at New Running Gear and Power Meter City. New Running Gear (NRG), below, were also bundling in GBP50 of running freebies. Help support this blog with the great deals below:

Polar Vantage 10 % off discount coupon promotion code

Click http://geni.us/PolarVantage to buy in UK/Eu/USA

Best Amazon price is linked to. Prices could fall below existing level from 2019 onwards £249/$259/Eu279. Buying from Amazon supports this site.

Best Amazon price is linked to. Prices could fall below existing level from 2019 onwards £439/$499/Eu499. Buying from Amazon supports this site.

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hi tfk,
have you got a pic where you align Vantages and M4x0 and V800 to be able to compare the sizes etc.
havent found one by now
Thanks 😉