Overview

Measures every training session and 24/7 daily activity

Helps you understand your training load and recovery need

Tracks your speed, distance and route with integrated GPS

Fully customizable sport profiles to get the most out of your training

Supports multisport training with transition times

Gives heart rate even in water with a comfortable dual-mode transmitter

Allows you to plan and analyze your training with the free Polar Flow app and service

Compatible with Polar Bluetooth® Smart running and cycling sensors

Waterproof to 30 m/100 ft

Polar Flow

Flow web service

  • Create sport profiles and tailored views for different sports
  • Balance between training and resting with Training load & Recovery
  • Plan and analyze every detail of your training and learn more about your performance

Flow mobile app

  • Get a quick visual overview of your training and analyze your performance
  • Follow your activity 24/7 and understand how much and how well you’re sleeping
  • Easy sync with Bluetooth Smart

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Features

  • Body measurement features
    • Orthostatic Test

      Orthostatic Test

      Orthostatic Test is an easy and reliable test to determine your current condition. It shows how your heart rate responds to training and factors such as stress and illness. By repeating the test regularly, you’ll learn what to expect with your heart rate and what can affect it. You can then adjust your training to allow your body to recover when it needs it.

    • 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.

    • Training load

      Training load

      Shows you how your training affects your body and helps you compare the load of different workouts. Continuous monitoring of training load will help you recognize your personal limits and adjust your training intensity and duration according to your targets.

    • Recovery status

      Recovery status

      Find the perfect balance between training and rest and get a true picture of your recovery status before getting out there again. Recovery status is based on the cumulative load of all your activities including your training sessions and data on the small activities you do every day. Continuous monitoring of recovery status helps you plan your training so that you avoid over- and undertraining.

  • Training features
    • 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.

    • HeartTouch – button-free operation of wrist unit

      HeartTouch – button-free operation of wrist unit

      When HeartTouch is on, different training information during training can be accessed without pressing buttons, for instance, when gloves make pressing buttons difficult, by bringing your training computer close to your transmitter.

    • Vibration and audio alerts

      Vibration and audio alerts

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

    • Swimming metrics (Coming 2014 - 11)

      Swimming metrics (Coming 2014 - 11)

      Analyze your swimming performance with the extensive swimming metrics. They measure your swim distance, swim time and pace, do stroke counting, and can also identify your swimming style. With the SWOLF score, you can improve your swimming technique.

    • Tap gestures

      Tap gestures

      When you firmly tap the display of your training computer in time mode, it will show your recovery status. During training, you can also take lap time, change the training view or turn the light on by firmly tapping the display.

    • 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.

    • Transition times in multisport training

      Transition times in multisport training

      Shows the time it takes for switching from one sport to another.

    • Multisport training

      Multisport training

      With just a few button presses, you can change from one sport to another during training, for example in triathlon.

    • 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.

    • Training reminder

      Training reminder

      Reminds you to drink, eat or take other important actions during training.

    • 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 the Polar web service. When you transfer your training results from your training computer to the Diary, you can easily follow up your activity well as plan future training sessions. You can choose to see your training history in a month or week view, along with a monthly or weekly summary.

    • Training load

      Training load

      Shows you how your training affects your body and helps you compare the load of different workouts. Continuous monitoring of training load will help you recognize your personal limits and adjust your training intensity and duration according to your targets.

    • Recovery status

      Recovery status

      Find the perfect balance between training and rest and get a true picture of your recovery status before getting out there again. Recovery status is based on the cumulative load of all your activities including your training sessions and data on the small activities you do every day. Continuous monitoring of recovery status helps you plan your training so that you avoid over- and undertraining.

  • 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.

    • Mobile app compatibility

      Mobile app compatibility

      iPad (3rd & 4th generation), iPad mini, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPod touch (5th generation). The Android version will be available in December 2014.

    • 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.

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

    • Route guidance

      Route guidance

      Follows your previously recorded routes and shared routes from the Polar Flow web service.

    • 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
    • Race Pace
    • 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.

    • Power save mode

      Power save mode

      Allows you to save the battery life of your training computer during long training sessions. You can store your GPS data at the intervals of 1 second or 60 seconds. A longer interval gives you more recording time, while a shorter interval allows you to record more detailed data.

  • Cadence sensor Bluetooth® Smart features
    • Cadence – current, average and maximum
  • Speed sensor Bluetooth® Smart features
    • Speed – current, average and maximum
    • Distance – training, lap, trip and total
    • Bike settings – for three bicycles

      Bike settings – for three bicycles

      You can define settings up to three bikes in your training computer. When you start training, you can select the bike with the correct settings for that particular training session.

    • 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.

    • Race Pace

      Race Pace

      Race Pace allows you to set a target speed/pace for a certain distance. It then helps pacing the run or ride by showing the current speed/pace and by telling in time, how much you are behind or ahead of the set target.

    • Incline Measurement

      Incline Measurement

      Incline measurement tells you the uphill or downhill inclination in numerical form, helping you to adjust cycling effort accordingly. The feature shows you the uphill/downhill steepness in percentages and grades.

  • Kéo Power Bluetooth® Smart features
    • Coming 2014 - 10
  • Stride sensor Bluetooth® Smart features
    • Cadence – current, average and maximum
    • Distance – training, lap, trip and total
    • Jump Test

      Jump Test

      Helps to assess leg muscular strength and power output and how tired your muscles are. Requires Polar stride sensor Bluetooth® Smart.

    • Race Pace

      Race Pace

      Race Pace allows you to set a target speed/pace for a certain distance. It then helps pacing the run or ride by showing the current speed/pace and by telling in time, how much you are behind or ahead of the set target.

    • 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
    • Memory capacity 60 h training with GPS and HR
    • Training files (with summaries) – 14
    • Training diary

      Training diary

      Stores up to 80 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.

    • R-R Recording

      R-R Recording

      R-R recording rate saves heartbeat intervals, that is, intervals between successive heartbeats. This information is also shown as instantaneous heart rate in beats per minute in recorded samples.With RS800CX and CS600X you can analyze your heart rate variability (HRV) using the ProTrainer 5 software with an accuracy of 1 ms. With V800 you can analyze it at the Polar Flow web service.

    • Weekly history

      Weekly history

      Weekly history gathers your weekly training data. By selecting a week, you can review your training data for the week.

  • Altimeter and barometer features
    • Temperature
    • Altitude, ascent and descent – meters, degrees, percentage

      Altitude, ascent and descent – meters, degrees, percentage

      Altitude is measured with an atmospheric air pressure sensor. Altitude is shown as ascended and descended meters/feet and uphill/downhill steepness in percentages and grades.

  • Data transfer
    • Compatible with PC Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, and later
    • 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
    • Compatible with Polar Flow web service via custom USB cable
    • Data export (Coming 2014 - 09)

      Data export (Coming 2014 - 09)

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

    • Training history export (polarpersonaltrainer.com) (Coming 2014 - 09)

      Training history export (polarpersonaltrainer.com) (Coming 2014 - 09)

      Moving your training history from polarpersonaltrainer.com to Flow.

    • Training history export (ProTrainer 5) (Coming 2014 - 11)

      Training history export (ProTrainer 5) (Coming 2014 - 11)

      Moving your training history from ProTrainer 5 to Flow.

  • Watch features
    • Backlight
    • 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.

    • Battery life: Up to 13 h training time, 50 h in GPS low power mode, 30 days in time mode with daily activity monitoring
    • Rechargeable battery with custom USB cable
    • Time of day (12/24h) with alarm and snooze
    • Water resistant – 30m

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