Overview

Activity Guide helps you stay active all day long

Activity Benefit gives feedback about your daily, weekly and monthly activity

Displays daily activity, calories burned, steps taken, time of day

Free guidance with the Polar Flow app and Polar Flow web service

Compatible with Polar H6 and H7 Bluetooth Smart heart rate sensors

Waterproof

Measures your activity even when swimming (without heart rate)

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

Polar Flow

Flow web service

  • Learn how all your smart choices and healthier daily habits can improve your wellbeing
  • Get daily, weekly and monthly feedback that helps you understand that the more you move, the greater the health benefits
  • Track your daily activity at five intensity levels: resting, sitting, low, medium and high, and reach your goals faster by increasing the intensity

Flow mobile app

  • Follow your daily progress and get guidance that helps you meet your daily activity goals
  • Understand how much and how restfully you’re sleeping
  • 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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  • Polar Loop
  • Polar Loop
  • Polar Loop

Features

  • Body measurement features
    • 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.

  • 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 of health and fitness beneficial body movement. Basic recommendation: aim for 30 minutes or more a day.

    • Sleep Duration and Quality

      Sleep Duration and Quality

      Sleep and required amount of rest are very individual and affected by several factors such as 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 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.

  • Polar Flow web service features
    • Sleep duration and quality

      Sleep duration and quality

      Starts tracking your sleep time automatically when you lie down and your body movements slow. It also tracks your body movements as you sleep. 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 and how changes in your daily life can affect your sleep patterns.

    • 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). 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
    • Sleep duration and quality

      Sleep duration and quality

      Starts tracking your sleep time automatically when you lie down and your body movements slow. It also tracks your body movements as you sleep. 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 and how changes in your daily life can affect your sleep patterns.

    • Distance measured in activity

      Distance measured in activity

      Measures the distance you move throughout the day based on your activity. The Polar Flow mobile app and web service tell you how many miles you've covered. The distance is measured based on your body movements.

    • Activity zones
    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Compatible with iPhone 4S and later, and with select Android devices using Android 4.3 or later

      Compatible with iPhone 4S and later, and with select Android devices using Android 4.3 or later

    • Display texts in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Finnish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Japanese and Simplified Chinese
    • Easy data sync to the Polar Flow web service via Bluetooth® Smart
  • Recording features
    • Memory capacity 12 days of activity data
  • 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
  • Watch features
    • Firmware update

      Firmware update

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

    • LED display
    • Display text in English
    • Low battery indicator
    • Rechargeable battery with custom USB cable
    • Battery life: 5 days in continuous use
    • Time of day (12/24 h)
    • Water resistant – WR20

      Water resistant – WR20

      Suitable for swimming

In the box

Reviews

Loop is rated 3.3333 out of 5 by 114.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I like better than Jawbone and Tidbit I've been wearing this for over a month now. It's a'ight. I'm not using it as much as when I first bought it. I wear it only during waking hours. As for sizing it, I suggest you take the long route. You need to go one clip at a time. It might be a drag to dissemble and reassemble for each cut. But you do want an honest fit. Rushing the cuts will only lead to a loop that doesnt fit.
Date published: 2014-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Wristband! Was debating between the Loop and a nike fuelband. Ultimately went with the Loop so I could pair it with an h7. This thing is awesome! It tells me to get off my butt if I have been sitting around too long via my phone. It motivates me to keep active with the countdown functions with workout types. Also it's waterproof which none of the other bands are or atleast confident enough to say so. People complain about the cutting part to size. It really is pretty idiotproof. Read the directions, measure your wrist, cut one above your size for comfort, and boom done. My only gripe is that the app doesn't talk with any other apps like MyFitnessPal or LoseIt. Not a big deal though.
Date published: 2014-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just the best of all of them I've tried just about every band out there. And I've been using some form of workout log/tracking type system for over 20 years (back in the day of the little spiral bound Jeff Galloway-based notebook log things). So once the first activity bands started to come out, I jumped on it. Had the very first-gen Jawbone UP band, and like everyone else who had that early model, mine failed. And the replacement they sent also failed. And again. They were nice enough to refund my money. So then the FitBits started to show up. I got one of the FitBit 'One' model - the one that clamps onto your belt or waistband, whatever. Not bad, but it fell off a few times, and I really wanted a better BAND. So then the second-generation UP came out. Also tried it. Bottom line, the UP isn't made to withstand water or harsh conditions. Just not tough enough. So I replaced it with a FitBit Flex. Very nice. But I was still using a watch - a Polar RS-300 watch/heart rate monitor thing. I wanted ONE band to replace them both. When the Loop was announced I jumped all over it. Haven't even about replacing with something else. It looks great, feels great on the wrist, does all the functions I want without missing a beat - it's the only band that is 'set it and forget it'. No need to put in 'sleep mode' to track your sleep, or 'activity mode' to track your workout. It's really simple and easy. Get it - you won't regret it.
Date published: 2014-02-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from True Regret I bought this to replace my Fitbit Flex. I should have just bought another Fitbit. The Android app wouldn't work on my phone after my phone updated to the KitKat OS. Even before the update, it wouldn't sync to my phone, just kept telling me to push the "loop" button to sync. Like every 5 minutes... Was hard on the battery for both the phone and the Loop. I couldn't integrate my activity automatically with MyFitnessPal either, like I was able with Fitbit. I truly have buyer's remorse. The only thing I can say good about it is that it looks better on my wrist than the Fitbit Flex ever did, but I don't like its limited usefulness.
Date published: 2014-07-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible I was very excited about this wrist band. I read reviews about the Bluetooth capability and being able to sync your heart rate monitor to the loop. I thought I had done my research but I was wrong!. First of all, I don't like the fact that you have to cut the band with scissors in order to adjust it to your wrist. Now I have no option other than keeping the band with no use to me. Second of all, I didn't realize that the app only works with iPhones and not Android!. So now I have an activity tracker that I can't sync with my phone and in order to sync my activity I have to manually upload it to the computer. Not happy about this purchase.
Date published: 2014-03-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The good the bad & the ugly I've had the loop since November. I love what it's supposed to do.. Track my activity, sync to an app on my phone.. When it works I love it. I have installed & uninstalled the app on my phone, I have uninstalled & reinstalled flow sync on my computer. I have done a factory reset. The app tells me it can't find my device. I've updated the firmware on my loop. Fails to sync. Heart rate monitor works even when not attached! What? Yes.. I get heart rate activity in the low 200s when the hr7 is not attached to the strap & not on my body! As for cutting the strap for perfect fit.. Yeah ok, but when you cut just a little too close to the hole.. You need gorilla glue to hold it together.. Yep.. That's how it stays on my wrist..the next hole makes it too tight - I have very small wrists, so finding the most accurate & comfortable position was difficult. With the latest update I keep getting memory full & I need to upload to my computer. I bought this thinking "oh syncs with phone.. Don't need to sync with computer..fantastic". This product is new.. Has quite a few issues.. The concept is there.. Maybe it will get there sooner rather than later
Date published: 2014-06-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK - But need more please Add The loop is cool, but needs to integrate with other applications. Fitbit allows the integration, but not Heart Rate like Polar. I have to wear both and would like only one. Polar needs to add or integrate food tracking, food diary, better dashboard or able to customize dashboard, add a scale or integration with other scales, and integration with MyFitnessPal or other applications to be a well rounded active / daily tracker. At this time I have to wear the Fitbit and login to multiple applications. This will allow me to have one stop shop for app and tracker. Once a product has all that they will get my business, but I do love Polar. So hope you win the race. At this time I would not recommend, but might change my mind and fix recommendation at a later date.
Date published: 2014-06-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from activity tracking is a little lacking I got this as a Christmas present from my husband and I started using it a couple of months ago. I love the fact the it is waterproof, but I find that the battery drains quickly if it gets wet a lot. It captures most of my activity, but I find that if I'm standing in one place for a prolonged period of time it does not give me "credit" for being up and it counts it as sitting on my activity tracker. In addition, skiing is also counted just as standing or walking. It feels like I have to swing my arms when a walk in order to get it to register that I'm walking.
Date published: 2014-04-12
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