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…

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.  …

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 V900: Speculation of watch features

It’s only right to speculate on the Polar V900 / V850 There’s been plenty of speculation on the Garmin 930XT. There’s no point in speculating on the Ambit 4 as it is the Spartan Sport/Ultra. I suspect BUT HAVE NO INFORMATION FROM POLAR OR ANYONE ELSE that a V900 (v850) is due this year. EVIDENCE:…

Polar Flow – Spanner In The Works. Here’s some WD40

Edit: This is now fixed. ——————————– Polar Flow is still ‘down’ in the sense that it can’t communicate with other apps…well Strava. Manual export also does not work. Has anyone tried syncmytracks? That always used to work before the new STRAVA link was announced a couple of months ago. Maybe the hack syncmytracks use still works??? Also…

Polar V800 – New Colours ?

This HAS been photoshopped, not by me I hasten to add. Rumour has it that Polar are looking to add new strap colours to the V800 (this was from several months ago). What do you want? New strap colours or a V850/V900 ? 🙂 Although, of course, one option is MUCH easier to do that…