Polar PRO

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…

WAHOO ELEMNT / BOLT on the wahoo kickr kickr17 smart trainer review

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.…

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 OH1 and adapter review to follow

Polar OH1 | Oh WOW ! or Oh NO ! ?

  Polar have just announced their new Scosche RHYTM+ competitor. It’s called the Polar OH1. The Polar OH1 Review is here (link to: the5krunner.com) but here are some first thoughts. IN A SENTENCE Apart from the lack of ANT+ support, Polar appear to have nailed this sub-market with a VERY LARGE nail. Nice Job. I first…

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…