Polar has revealed the latest update to its signature multisport watch. Polar V800 now features Strava Live Segments, support for Polar’s proprietary Fitness Test via Polar OH1 and GoPro video overlay.
Strava Live Segments
Strava Live Segments integration includes running and cycling segment support. After updating the watch and connecting to Strava, Strava Premium users will receive notifications when they approach a starred segment. Polar V800 users can view their real-time performance against a segment’s KOM/QOM as well as their personal record on a segment.
Users who purchase a Polar V800 will also receive a 60-day Strava Premium membership (available only to new Strava Premium users).
Fitness Test Support via Polar OH1
Fitness Test support is now available with the new Polar OH1 optical heart rate monitor. Paired with Polar V800, athletes can benefit from Polar’s proprietary Fitness Test, which enables athletes to gauge their current fitness levels. Polar adds that Polar OH1 is a small, comfortable and convenient alternative to the chest strap, and that by regularly comparing test results, users can see the progress they’re making and how their fitness is improving.
GoPro Video Overlay
In addition to being able to remotely control GoPro cameras and see the camera status via the V800 users will now be able to inject metadata from fromV800 to GoPro HERO4 (Silver & Black), HERO5 (Black and Session) and HERO6 (Black) via Bluetooth to overlay heart rate, speed and altitude metadata directly to the video file.
Polar V800 is priced at US$499.95. In addition to monitoring of training sessions, 24/7 activity monitoring and personalized coaching, Polar 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 multisport watch provides customizable profiles for multiple sports, it changes between sports recording transition times and offers a host of unique features including open water swimming metrics.
Headquartered in Finland, Polar is a privately held company that operates in more than 80 countries. Polar products are sold through over 35,000 retailers globally.