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Firmware v2.07: Polar Vantage – available now

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…

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Polar Vantage V Review – short review

In this Polar Vantage V Review we take a quick look at Polar’s new running and triathlon watch. Let’s start with some highlights. Pro’s Great battery life Looks good Light-weight, quality construction Inbuilt running power meter leveraging barometric altimetery Native, and fairly extensive, running power support & cycling power support Gives a more complete view…

Polar Vantage M Review – short review

In this Polar Vantage M Review we take a quick look at Polar’s new running and triathlon watch. Let’s start with some highlights. Pro’s Great battery life Looks good Super light-weight Native running power support & cycling power support Gives a more complete view of HR-based training load Generally good optical HR, including for swimming…

Polar Flow app with M600

Polar Flow app – iOS Vantage M/V support now live

Today’s ‘little’ release of the iOS version of Polar Flow just fixes a minor crash. Or does it?   Here are the details if  you want a look: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/polar-flow/id717172678?mt=8 But ! v3.7.9 is now the LIVE version as far as the Polar Vantage M/V is concerned. ie there is no iOS beta of FLOW for…

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Polar Pro – new functionality for the V800 replacement?

I was looking at Polar’s TEAM solutions and stumbled across some new (to me) heart rate monitors. In themselves they are probably not too relevant to most people who read this blog BUT the capabilities of the team solution’s HRM might suggest some of the functionality that Polar might introduce within the next 6 months…

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Red WAHOO Bolt, Orange OH1 Strap & Polar Training Freebies

Today is a multicoloured day of slightly extending product lives with new Product Variants. We have $18/£15 straps for the Polar OH1 (reviewed here) and two somewhat luridly coloured Wahoo Elemnt Bolts for £200.     Users of the Polar BEAT app with a Polar HRM (H10/OH1) now get Polar’s smart coaching features for free.…

Polar V650 Review

Polar V650 Review – 2018 New Features

This Polar V650 Review takes a look at the new feature set introduced in Spring 2018 and also benefits from being a review of a significantly updated product compared to the original from Spring 2014. Background to the Polar V650 Review I am a mere 4 years late in reviewing this cycle navigation computer. It’s…

Polar V650 V650N New Firmware

New Polar V650 Firmware refresh

The Polar V650 seems to have had a similar refresh to the M460 from last year. Despite rumours from earlier in the month and various listings of a Polar V650N model; it seems that it’s just the firmware that’s been updated. The firmware updates seem broadly in line with what was added to the M450/M460.…