One of Polar’s stand-out features has got better…well at least more widely available.
The previous implementation of the Training Load/Recovery stats on the cycling products was behind that of their other devices.
Not any more
The Polar stats and algorithm anecdotally seem more accurate than the equivalent Garmin measures.
IMO Garmin Training Readiness is too imprecise and Recovery Hours are generally a little too long.
—– Press Release ————–
Cyclists, it’s time to raise the stakes and take your training up a notch with the help of the Training Load and Recovery Status features. These are now both enabled in Polar Flow for our Polar V650 users and as the M450 already has the Training Load shown in Flow, it is now accompanied with the recovery status to complete the whole.
Continuous monitoring of your training load and recovery will help you recognize personal limits, avoid over- or undertraining, and adjust training intensity and duration according to your daily and weekly targets. Learn detailed and handy information about the Training Load and Recovery Status features from our support pages.
Accompany your cycling computer with a Polar device with activity and sleep tracking to get the 24/7 total load and recovery status from your everyday life. You get the most out of the recovery status feature when it can combine the training load with activity data. High intensity and/or long duration activities increase the load, slow down the recovery time and affect your Recovery status. On the other hand, significant rest periods and restful sleep help you recover faster.