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.…

Polar Deals Now On – M430? V800?

Polar deals are just starting to kick off with the A360. Watch the rest follow M430 The V800 will go a little lower : Target Sub $250 For the M460 target Sub $200 You might as well get the cheaper A360…which is similr apart from linked GPS from your phone and continuous HR H10 and…

Chiaro Elvie Vaginal Activity Tracker Kegel Pelvic Floor Exercise

Women’s | Top 3 | Running, Fitness & Tri Gadgets

We originally took a sneaky look at, probably unintended, gender bias in this article about the wider reporting of the suitability of the Fenix 5S to ‘various demographics’. Have a read if you don’t remember it; it probably would be classed as ‘vaguely humorous‘ by a small percentage of the population PARODY: Garmin Fenix 5…

Polar M430 Detailed Review stryd footpod

Polar M430 gets continuous heart rate | FIRMWARE |

Polar have delivered on the promise to implement continuous heart rate (optical) in today’s firmware of v1.1.4. Alongside this the FLOW app gives you the all day view of that data. There are also minor improvements to show you sleep continuity and the new ability to ‘rate’ your sleep. This is nice, non-sporty information to…

Polar V810 / V850 / V900 – or something else for 2018 ?

The V810 (V850, V900) replacement for Polar’s successful V800 triathlon watch has been semi-confirmed for Spring 2018 by Stan Brajer, SVP Sales and Marketing (Polar, US) Source: Interview at http://www.babbittville.com/radio/ just after 11 minutes, search for “Brajer” on that site Although it has not been confirmed as a V8XX numbered model. Indeed I suspect it won’t be.  …

Milestone pod review

Milestone POD Review

Milestone Pod Review This Milestone Pod Review includes a brief overview and a more detailed look at the differing aspect of the POD. The MILESTONE POD has been around for a few years. It is now on its third hardware iteration and has moved on considerably from it’s first appearance as a souped-up shoe mileage…

Polar M430 Detailed Review stryd

Polar M430 – Initial thoughts on Accuracy

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…

STRYD Polar V800 Review

STRYD : First POWER Run with the V800

I updated the V800 firmware last night (details here) with some excitement (yes I am a very sad person 😉 or, at least, easily pleased). Finally a proper run with the V800 and STRYD!!!!! TA DA !! The definition of a ‘proper’ run means that POWER data is shown properly as POWER in WATTS in a…

STRYD Footpod

Polar V800 + STRYD :: Proper Support JUST Released

Welcome news from Polar HQ. We knew that Polar were working on full V800 compatibility for STRYD last year. There’s just been an announcement that ‘proper’ support is now working for the V800. We shall have to see if that filters down the M430 as well soon. STRYD Compatibility comes with firmware v1.10.103. Use flowsync to…

Polar H10 H7

Polar HRM Incorporates GPS Capability

Well not for  you and me it doesn’t. Maybe. Polar’s team solution (March 2017, here) includes a shirt-based HRM which we mentioned here some time ago. this is the Polar HRM which includes a motion sensor and GPS for use in team sports. The first of those links is an interestingish read on the Polar…

Polar M460 Cycling Detailed Review

Polar M460 | Review |

  The M460 is a refreshed and extended 2017 version of the older M450. The M460 also has slightly more extensive functionality and a similar price to the older and larger V650. The V650 also has navigation though, but the V650 could well be replaced soon with a new update as Polar have refreshed two of their products already…