HRM pioneer and wearables specialist Polar has confirmed the availability of the Polar Vantage V and Polar Vantage M multisport watches, ‘just in time for the holidays’. Both watches are available and shipping now at www.polar.com.
Polar adds that its newest watches ‘combine cutting-edge sport technologies into a sleek, durable design.’ Key features include:
Polar Precision Prime: Polar Precision Prime is billed as the only wrist-based heart rate technology that integrates three sensors for faster and more accurate readings. The unique sensor fusion technology and customized smart algorithm claim to deliver a new standard for wrist-based accuracy.
Running Power from the Wrist: Polar Vantage V is the positioned as first watch in the world to offer running power from the wrist. As a complement to heart rate, running power helps athletes monitor the external load of their running, and can be used to maintain a steady effort during runs.
Coaching, Planning & Connectivity: Both watches include free access to Polar Flow for Coach, which allows coaches to develop training plans that sync with an athlete’s Polar Flow account. Athletes can upload daily training sessions, follow along via the watch, and share data back with their coach or personal trainer.
New Smart Coaching Features: With Training Load Pro, athletes can monitor their training load from each session, measure the balance between strain and tolerance in the long-term, and start to recognize personal limits. Recovery Pro, available exclusively in Polar Vantage V, gives daily personal feedback on cardio system recovery and training tips. This helps athletes find the right balance of training and recovery – ‘knowing when to take it to the extreme, and when to recover and take it easy.’
Battery Life: Polar Vantage V offers an impressive claimed 40 hours of training time with full heart rate and GPS usage, and Polar Vantage M offers 30 hours.
Polar Vantage V is available and shipping now for US$499.95 and comes in a variety of colours including black, white, and orange in sizes M-L. Small bands are also available for US$9.95.
Polar Vantage M is available and shipping now for US$279.95 and comes in sizes S-M in black or white. Sizes M-L come with black, white, or red straps. Accessory bands are also available for Polar Vantage M, and feature woven textile from recycled PET materials. Bands come in white melange, orange and petrol for US$29.95.