Polar has announced an evolved Polar V800 multisport watch. In addition to two new sleek colour options, featuring an all-black or a red design, Polar’s flagship product now offers enhanced route and explore functions, caters to longer training sessions with its new GPS low-power mode and offers even more user customization, functions and third party integration with GoPro as well as GPX tracks with the Polar Flow web service.
To celebrate the new Polar V800, Polar has started to offer the Javier Gomez Noya Special Edition V800 bundle, available from 4 May 2016 for US$469.95. Designed with triathletes in mind, the bundle includes the new all-black Polar V800, Polar universal bike mount and Polar cadence sensor Bluetooth Smart.
Javier Gomez Noya, a world champion triathlete who has relied on Polar products in his training for several years said, “As an elite triathlete, I need the right training and racing gear to reach my full potential. Polar gives me the best range of products to guide and monitor my training in all three disciplines: swimming, biking and running.”
New Polar V800 users as well as current owners should appreciate the enhancements to Polar Flow’s web service. With the new Route and Explore functions, users can search new routes based on location, sport, distance and time period as well as search by name to find out where the other Flow athletes like to ride.
Updated analysis functions offer the ability to add, move and delete laps, trim training sessions and provide more customization so that users can select the measures according to their interests.
With updated third party capabilities, users can now import GPX tracks into Flow from other services and be able to experience them using the Polar V800. Other GPS upgrades include an enhanced route guidance function on the V800, a GPS-based inclinometer and additional GPS low power mode that will be useful for extra long training sessions such as hikes and ultramarathons.
Additional third party integrations include GoPro capabilities, coming later this year. Polar V800 users will be able to operate GoPro cameras and inject performance and heart rate meta data into the GoPro camera as it films. Polar is among a group of early developers that have access to GoPro toolkits that will enable Polar to connect with GoPro products.
In addition to accurate monitoring of training sessions, 24/7 activity monitoring and personalized coaching, the V800 also features wrist-based running cadence and a unique running index score, allowing users to see the development of their running efficiency as well as predict their race times based on their running training. The multi-sport watch provides customizable profiles for multiple sports, changes between sports recording transition times, and offers a host of unique features including open water swimming metrics.
The Polar V800 Javier Gomez Noya Special Edition bundle featuring the all-black V800 will be available on 4 May for a suggested retail prices of US$469.95. The red Polar V800 Javier Gomez Noya Special Edition bundle, also priced at $469.95, will be available at the end of June.