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Polar Brings Athletes the Smallest Heart Rate Sensor Yet

08/01/2013

New H6 Bluetooth Smart heart rate sensor works with popular apps and all latest Apple devices

Today Polar announced an expansion of its line-up of wireless heart rate sensors, the Polar H6 Bluetooth Smart heart rate sensor. This new device is for anyone who wants to get more from their training. When used together with a fitness app, including Polar Beat, it offers accurate heart rate count live on a mobile device using Bluetooth Smart technology. It also features a lighter, slimmer, and more streamlined design that fits like a second skin.

The Polar H6 Bluetooth Smart heart rate sensor will help anyone looking to improve their health and fitness. Users benefit from:

  • The most accurate heart rate fed live to their mobile device so they can adjust their training intensity as they go and analyze it after a workout
  • Minimal battery consumption and a high quality wireless connection thanks to Bluetooth Smart technology (300 hours with Polar Beat and an iPhone 4S / 5)
  • The light, elegant feel of a second skin – the strap is extremely soft and the sensor has been designed to be lighter and more streamlined
  • Compatibility with all the latest Apple mobile devices and the most popular training apps, including Polar Beat, a free new app that adds intelligence to your training data, so you know what to do to meet your desired goal: get slimmer, run faster, or go further.

Marco Suvilaakso, Group Product Director: “This latest release will intensify the momentum established by the popular Polar H7 heart rate sensor in 2012. The new H6 Bluetooth Smart heart rate sensor raises the bar in offering people a real-time accurate heart rate for their smartphones using fitness apps. It’s light, elegant and compatible with all the latest Apple mobile devices. It’s the perfect accompaniment to any popular training companion, including Polar’s unique Beat sports and fitness app to get the very best results from every workout.”

Pricing, availability and compatibility

The Polar H6 Bluetooth Smart heart rate sensor is available from late January in the U.S. and Europe for a suggested retail price of 68.96 USD / €59.90. It works with the most popular training apps, including Polar’s own new training companion, Polar Beat. It is also compatible with all the latest Apple mobile products or any other Bluetooth Smart ready devices, including the iPhone 5, the most recent iPod Nano, the fourth generation iPad and the iPad Mini.

About Polar

Founded in 1977, Polar Electro invented the first wireless heart rate monitor. Since then the company has been leading the sports instruments and heart rate monitoring category through its in-depth understanding of human physiology, performance, and the environment. Polar works in close cooperation with leading sports institutes and governing bodies, and has, thus, become widely recognized as the pioneer and world’s leader of heart rate monitoring and fitness evaluation equipment.

Headquartered near Oulu in Finland, the company operates internationally in more than 80 countries and its products are sold through over 35,000 retailers globally.

Today, the award-winning Polar training computers are the number one choice among consumers worldwide. To learn more about how the wide range of Polar products and services can help you achieve your training goals and make your fitness story a success, please visit www.polar.com.