Firmware v2.07: Polar Vantage – available now

Polar Vantage Review - New Screens

Custom pool length is shown

December’s v2.07 firmware has today been released for both Polar Vantage models; reviewed earlier here in detail (Polar Vantage Review)

Changes made by Polar are stated to be these:

  • Stopwatch, countdown timer and interval timer (image below)
  • Button and touch lock
  • Brighter backlight when looking at the display during training
  • Speed sensitivity improved (faster reaction to changes in speed)
  • Fixes for cases where distance is missing from the beginning of a session
  • Fixes for cadence from the wrist
  • Fixes for pool swimming distance. Most of the issues with units when swimming also fixed
  • Some touch UI freezes fixed
  • (+Bug fixes)

So there we go. That’s Firmware V2.07. Here’s some more related information

  • Forum: If you want to discuss this firmware please use this forum. Link to the5krunner.com. Comments, below are disabled
  • Roadmap: link to polar.com this shows that route navigation is due in early 2019
  • Firmware Details: link to Polar.com this shows all Polar firmware updates over time including this one

Take Out: The backlight will probably help me a bit, I’m not too fussed about the rest as they haven’t really affected me. I was hoping that the behaviour of the footpod+GPS was going to be addressed, I suspect the required change in behaviour will NOT count as a bug fix.

 

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