Overview

Polar Flow web service
Enables planning and in-depth analysis of training

Track pace, distance and altitude with the built-in GPS

Follow your 24/7 activity, calories and steps

Plan, sync and share your training with Polar Flow mobile app and web service

Set targets to beat your personal best

Polar Flow mobile app
Syncs automatically and displays training data instantly

Find your way back home with Back to Start

Train at the right intensity within your personal heart rate zones (requires H7 heart rate sensor)

Supports smart notifications: receive alerts and notifications from your phone to your training computer

Track your total calorie intake and expenditure by connecting with MyFitnessPal app

Polar Flow

Flow web service

  • Create sport profiles and tailored views for each sport you do.
  • Create detailed training targets, like interval workouts and sync them to your device.
  • Gain deeper insight and learn from what you do, analyze every detail of your training in Polar Flow.

Flow mobile app

  • Get a quick visual overview of your training and analyze your achievements.
  • Stay motivated with feedback that’s delivered straight to you immediately after exercise.
  • Easy sync with Bluetooth Smart.
MyFitnessPal
  • Keep tabs on your nutrition by connecting with MyFitnessPal, the world's largest food, nutrition and calorie database (iOS only).

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Features

  • Body measurement features
    • User-definable heart rate zone limits

      User-definable heart rate zone limits

      There are three ways you can set zone limits: as default heart zones that are automatically calculated based on your max HR; as free heart rate zones for which you can set the limits yourself; or as heart rate zones based on thresholds which you can define yourself.

    • HRmax (user set)
    • HRmax (age-based)

      HRmax (age-based)

      The highest number of heart beats per minute (bpm) during maximum physical exertion. For a rough estimate of your maximum heart rate, subtract your age from 220. HRmax is a useful tool for determining the intensity of training as intensity zones can be defined using HRmax. Some Polar products define maximum heart rate during the Polar Fitness Test, see also HRmax (Polar Fitness Test -based).

    • Polar Fitness Test

      Polar Fitness Test

      Polar Fitness Test measures your aerobic fitness at rest in just five minutes. The result, Polar OwnIndex, evaluates your maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max). With the Polar Fitness Test you can measure your aerobic fitness by yourself, automatically and without any exertion. All you need is your training computer. The Polar Fitness Test is as accurate in predicting the VO2max as any sub maximal fitness test. The test is based on heart rate and heart rate variability at rest and personal information.

    • Polar OwnCal® – Smart Calories

      Polar OwnCal® – Smart Calories

      The most accurate calorie counter on the market calculates the number of calories burned. Calculation is based on your individual data: your weight, height, age, gender and the intensity of physical activity. Smart Calories are available in heart rate monitors and activity trackers.

    • HR-based target zones with visual and audible alarm

      HR-based target zones with visual and audible alarm

      You can define your target zones for a training session based on heart rate to help define the right intensity. When you are out of the preset zones, the training computer will give a visual and audible alarm.

    • Automatic age-based target zone – bpm / %

      Automatic age-based target zone – bpm / %

      To help you train safely and effectively, the training computer determines your heart rate target zone limits automatically according to your age-based maximum heart rate (220 minus age). The limits are determined either in beats per minute (bpm), as a percentage (%) of your maximum heart rate, or as a heart rate reserve (% HRR). See also Maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) and Manual target zone.

    • Average, minimum and maximum heart rate of training
    • Heart rate – bpm / %

      Heart rate – bpm / %

      Heart rate is the measurement of the work your heart does. Heart rate can be expressed as the number of beats per minute or as percentage of your maximum heart rate. Heart rate can also be expressed as a percentage of your heart rate reserve, meaning the difference between your resting heart rate and maximum heart rate (HRR = HRmax - HRrest). In Polar software or during strength training, heart rate can be displayed as a graphical trend.

    • Heart rate zones

      Heart rate zones

      Heart rate zones provide an easy way to select and monitor the intensity of your training and to follow heart rate based training programs. The default heart rate zones are divided into five zones based on the percentage of your maximum heart rate: very light (50-60 % HRmax), light (60-70 % HRmax), moderate (70-80 % HRmax), hard (80-90 % HRmax) and maximum (90-100 % HRmax). You can also define the zones as you want.

    • Training Benefit

      Training Benefit

      Motivating feedback that’s delivered straight to you immediately after exercise is something that can help all of us. So if you want to know the effect of different training sessions, this feature will tell you exactly what you need to know. You get a quick overview after each session, and for more detailed feedback, you can either check your training file or get further in-depth analysis at Polar web services.

  • Activity features
    • 24/7 Activity Tracking

      24/7 Activity Tracking

      24/7 Activity Tracking registers your daily activity at different intensity levels continuously for 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Counts daily calories and steps.

    • Activity Goal

      Activity Goal

      Get your daily activity goal and guidance on how to reach it. Activity Goal is based on your personal data and choice of activity level. The activity goal bar on your device fills up during the day based on your activity. With practical guidance like ‘walk for 50 minutes or jog for 20 minutes’ you can choose how to reach your daily activity goal. Meet your goal faster with more intense activities or stay active at a moderate pace throughout the day. You can find more tips on how to reach your activity goal from Polar Flow mobile app and web service.

    • Steps and Distance

      Steps and Distance

      Counts steps taken during the day. The number of steps is estimated based on the frequency, intensity and regularity of your wrist movements. Polar Flow mobile app also shows distance based on the steps you have taken.

    • Active Time

      Active Time

      Active Time tells you the cumulative time at low, medium and high activity intensity. In Polar Flow mobile app and web service you can also see time spent in different activity intensity levels.

    • Sleep Duration and Quality

      Sleep Duration and Quality

      Sleep and required amount of rest are very individual and affected by several factors like training load, stress, body’s condition and individual differences. Polar Flow mobile app and web service tell you how much you have slept and how restful your sleep has been. By following your sleeping patterns you can see if they’re affected by any changes in your daily life and find the right balance of rest, daily activity and training.

    • Activity Benefit

      Activity Benefit

      Activity Benefit gives you daily, weekly and monthly feedback on the benefits of your activity and on the effects of sitting. The more you move, the greater the health benefits are. Check out how you're doing in Polar Flow mobile app or view the detailed information on health benefits in Polar Flow web service.

    • Activity Intensity Levels

      Activity Intensity Levels

      Your Polar device tracks your daily activities at five intensity levels: resting, sitting, low, medium and high. Check out how active you've been from Polar Flow web service and mobile app. You can also compare different activity intensities: the higher the intensity, the faster you’ll reach your activity goal. Find more examples for low, medium and high intensity activities from Polar Flow web service and mobile app.

    • Inactivity Alert

      Inactivity Alert

      Sitting for long periods of time is not good for your health – even on those days when you train and gain enough daily activity. Sitting affects to your blood circulation, metabolism, energy expenditure and body's readiness for training. Your device reminds you to get up after 55 minutes of sitting and helps you to add the active breaks to your daily routines. After one hour of sitting you will get an inactivity stamp which is visible in Flow app and web service. Recognize the patterns of your daily inactivity and find ways to make changes toward healthier living.

  • Training features
    • Personal best

      Personal best

      Tracks your personal bests and notifies you when you have broken your record.

    • Audio alerts

      Audio alerts

      During training, you are notified with a sound, for example when you need to slow down or to speed up to make sure your training goes as planned.

    • Interval timers

      Interval timers

      You can set two timers for any interval workout, based on distance or time.

    • Interval trainer guided workouts – heart rate / distance

      Interval trainer guided workouts – heart rate / distance

      Create interval workouts based on time, heart rate or distance and get guidance during training.

    • Manual and automatic laps
    • Sport Profiles (adjustable)

      Sport Profiles (adjustable)

      Lets you list all your favorite sports and define specific settings for each one of them. For example, you can create tailored views for each sport you do and choose what data you want to see when you train: just your heart rate or just speed and distance – whatever suits you and your training needs and requirements best. It will also automatically detect the sensors you have added. You can set up to 15 sport profiles with Polar RCX5 and up to 20 sport profiles with Polar V800 and M400.

    • ZonePointer

      ZonePointer

      ZonePointer is a visible and moving symbol on the training computer display indicating whether you are inside the pre-set or desired target zone. This feature helps you to reach the desired intensity/pace/speed/cadence targets.

    • User configurable displays

      User configurable displays

      This feature allows you to configure training computer displays to show the information that you need during your training session. You can do it either in your training computer, ProTrainer 5 software or at the Polar Flow web service.

    • ZoneLock

      ZoneLock

      ZoneLock feature helps you to accumulate certain intensity. You can either lock a zone before a training session or during it by pressing a button when you are on the desired zone.

  • Polar Flow web service features
    • Steps

      Steps

      Counts steps taken during the day, which allows for very simple targeting of daily activity. A basic recommendation is to aim for 10,000 steps or more a day.

    • Advanced training analyzing

      Advanced training analyzing

      You can easily analyze every detail of your training and get a deeper insight into your activities with plenty of possibilities to learn from what you do.

    • Map view

      Map view

      When you use GPS, you get a map view of your training route. On the map you can examine your training data in further detail.

    • Relive

      Relive

      A video feature with which you can see the highlights of your training and routes.

    • Sleep duration and quality

      Sleep duration and quality

      Starts tracking your sleep time automatically when you lie down and your body movements slow. The Polar Flow mobile app and web service tell you how much you slept in total and how restful your sleep was. By showing you the amount of restful versus restless sleep, it gives you a detailed look into how you sleep at night so you can see if it's affected by any changes in your daily life.

    • Training targets

      Training targets

      Create detailed training targets in the Polar Flow web service and sync them to your device. During training you can easily follow the guidance on your device.

    • Activity zones

      Activity zones

      Activity zones track your daily activities at five intensity levels: resting, sitting, low, medium and high. You can check how active you've been at the Polar Flow web service and mobile app. You can also compare the intensity of the different activity zones (low, medium, high) so that the higher the intensity, the faster your activity goal is reached. You can find more examples for low, medium and high intensity activities at the Polar Flow web service.

    • Advanced activity analysis

      Advanced activity analysis

      Activity reports store all your daily activity so that you can easily analyze your daily and long-term physical activity. The total active time tells you the cumulative time of body movements that are good for your body and health. Besides the many details you get about your physical activity and all the health benefits that come with it, you can also see the inactive periods and when you've been still for too long.

    • Training diary

      Training diary

      Diary is available at Polar Flow web service. When you transfer your training and activity details from your activity tracker to Polar Flow, you can easily follow your activity and progress. You can choose to see your activity history in a monthly or weekly view, along with a monthly or weekly summary.

  • Polar Flow mobile app features
    • Steps

      Steps

      Counts steps taken during the day, which allows for very simple targeting of daily activity. A basic recommendation is to aim for 10,000 steps or more a day.

    • Sleep duration and quality

      Sleep duration and quality

      Starts tracking your sleep time automatically when you lie down and your body movements slow. The Polar Flow mobile app and web service tell you how much you slept in total and how restful your sleep was. By showing you the amount of restful versus restless sleep, it gives you a detailed look into how you sleep at night so you can see if it's affected by any changes in your daily life.

    • Instant training analysis
    • Inactivity Alert

      Inactivity Alert

      Reminds you when you have been sitting for too long. With V800, the Flow app shows when you've been still for too long.

    • Compatible with iPhone 4S and later, and with selected Android devices including Samsung Galaxy S4 and S5 using Android 4.3 or later

      Compatible with iPhone 4S and later, and with selected Android devices including Samsung Galaxy S4 and S5 using Android 4.3 or later

    • Easy data sync to the Polar Flow web service via Bluetooth® Smart
  • Integrated GPS features
    • A-GPS

      A-GPS

      The A-GPS data tells your device the GPS satellites' predicted positions, speeding up the GPS fix in pre-training mode. The A-GPS data file is valid for up to 14 days on your device. To ensure a faster fix time, make sure to sync your device with FlowSync on a regular basis.

    • Back to Start

      Back to Start

      Directs you to your starting point in the shortest distance possible, as well as shows the distance to your starting point. Now you can check out more adventurous routes and explore them safely, knowing that you're only a touch of a button away from seeing the direction to where you started.

    • Finish time estimator

      Finish time estimator

      When heading out for a run or a ride, you get an estimate of your end time based on your pace or speed.

    • Autostart/stop

      Autostart/stop

      When you turn on this feature, your training computer starts and stops training recording automatically when you start or stop moving.

    • Distance – training, lap, trip and total
    • Speed/Pace – current, average and maximum
    • Running Index

      Running Index

      Running Index is based on heart rate and speed data measured during the run. It gives daily information about your performance level, both aerobic fitness and running economy. Improvement in running efficiency indicates improved economy of running performance. In V800, this feature can also recognize if you're running uphill or downhill.

    • GPS based altitude
  • Stride sensor Bluetooth® Smart features
    • Cadence – current, average and maximum
    • Distance – training, lap, trip and total
    • Running Index

      Running Index

      Running Index is based on heart rate and speed data measured during the run. It gives daily information about your performance level, both aerobic fitness and running economy. Improvement in running efficiency indicates improved economy of running performance. In V800, this feature can also recognize if you're running uphill or downhill.

    • Average stride length
    • Speed/Pace – current, average and maximum
    • Speed/Pace-based target zones with visual and audible alarm
  • Recording features
    • Training diary

      Training diary

      Stores up to 30 h of training time (may vary depending on your language settings). You can see your training history from the past four weeks and what you have planned for four weeks ahead.

    • Memory capacity 30 h training with GPS and HR
    • Training files (with summaries) – 14
  • Data transfer
    • Compatible with PC Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, and later
    • Compatible with Polar Flow web service via standard micro-USB cable (requires FlowSync software).
    • Compatible with Polar Flow mobile app via Bluetooth Smart
    • Compatible with Mac OS X 10.6, OS X 10.7, OS X 10.8, and later
    • Data export

      Data export

      Exporting data so that you can send your training files to third party apps and services.

  • Watch features
    • Backlight
    • Battery life: Up to 8 h training time (when both GPS and HR in use), 24 days in time mode with daily activity monitoring
    • Rechargeable battery with standard micro-USB cable
    • Smart Notifications

      Smart Notifications

      Get alerts from incoming calls, received messages and push notifications from social media apps to your device and stay in the know wherever you are. Define which notifications you wish to receive from your phone’s settings or turn off notifications altogether from your device.

    • Firmware update

      Firmware update

      You can always update the software to the latest version with a USB cable.

    • Date and weekday indicator
    • Button lock

      Button lock

      By activating button lock, training computer buttons are locked, and accidental presses do not cause problems, for instance, during training.

    • Time of day (12/24h) with alarm and snooze
    • Water resistant – 30m

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