Polar V800
GPS Sports watch

The Polar V800 is an advanced multisport GPS watch for serious sports enthusiasts and professional athletes who want to reach peak performance. #daretowin

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Frederik Van Lierde

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Kaisa Mäkäräinen

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John Degenkolb

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V800 Features

Push your limits

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Training load

Shows you how your training affects your body and helps you compare the load of different sessions. Monitor your load continuously to recognize your personal limits and adjust training intensity and duration accordingly. More ›

Recovery Status

Shows you the time necessary for recovery before the next training session. More ›

Training benefit

Delivers motivating feedback immediately after training and describes the effect of your session. More ›

Running index

Shows how your running performance is developing. More ›

Running Program

Train for a running event with a personal and adaptive training plan in Polar Flow. Choose from four different targets, 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon, and get a training plan that fits you and your goals. More ›

Smart calories

Lets you know exactly how many calories you’ve burned based on your weight, height, age, gender, your individual maximum heart rate (HRmax) and how hard you’re training. More ›

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. More ›

Fitness test

A five-minute test that measures aerobic fitness from your resting heart rate, heart rate variability and your background information. Complete the test regularly to see the progress you’re making. More ›

Activity Guide

Shows how active you’ve been during the day and gives practical guidance for reaching your daily activity goal. More ›

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Integrated GPS

The V800 includes fast and accurate GPS functionality, allowing you to see your speed, distance, and route.

Sport-specific profiles

Create and customize profiles for different sports and get exactly the data and guidance you need to train effectively in each one.

Great for swimming

The V800 is waterproof to 30 meters and can measure your heart rate even in water (requires additional sensor). Supports both pool and open-water swimming.

Running cadence from the wrist

Keep an eye on your running cadence to improve your running efficiency and avoid injuries.

Predict your event finish times

Based on your long-term progress, Running Index analysis predicts your event finish times for 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon runs.

Import new routes

Find new routes and import them to Polar Flow from other services that support GPX or TCX files.

Track your activity

Learn how your daily activity affects your recovery status and find the perfect balance between training and rest.

Sensor compatibility

The V800 is compatible with Polar Bluetooth® Smart running and cycling sensors, which provide even more detail about your training.

Polar Flow

The exclusive Polar Flow service records detailed information about each training session, allowing you to monitor progress and plan further training quickly and effectively.

Speed and distance also indoors

Measure your speed and distance while running or walking indoors – all from the movement of your wrist.


Weight 79g
Thickness 12,7 mm
Display size 128 x 128 pixels, high contrast, high resolution display


Integrated GPS
8MB flash memory
Rechargeable 350 mAh lithium polymer battery
Battery duration up to 13h of training time with GPS and sensors and up to 50h in GPS low power mode
Gorilla glass window
Aluminum and stainless steel shell
Water resistant - 30m


USB cable for data sync with PC or Mac via Polar FlowSync
Bluetooth Smart
Hybrid solution for sensors: BT Smart & 5kHz (heart rate, stride, bike speed, cadence, power)
Polar Flow web service compatibility with Mac OS X 10.6, OS X 10.7, OS X 10.8, or later, and PC Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, or later
Polar Flow mobile app compatibility
Updatable software
Compatible third-party power meters (Check third-party compatibility)
UI languages English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Danish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, German, Italian, Finnish, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese

Smart Notifications

Stay in the know

The most advanced training companion comes with smart notifications. Designed for 24/7 use and demanding sports conditions, the V800 makes sure you stay in the know wherever you are.

Don't miss a thing

See incoming calls and texts at a glance. Answer calls using your watch or decline them when training demands it.

Keep up to date

Check message notifications conveniently on the V800's display when your phone is not at hand.

Be where you need to be

V800 will alert you about the appointments on your calendar and makes sure you're always on time.

Stay social

Get the latest social media updates on your wrist to make sure you're in the loop.

Polar ecosystem

Polar Flow: A world of fitness

Flow web service and app

Follow your daily progress and get guidance that helps you meet your goals. Learn how your daily habits can improve your wellbeing.

Polar Coach

Free online tool for your coach to easily create training programs and follow your progress.

Sensor compatibility

Boost your performance with Polar Bluetooth® Smart sensors: heart rate, stride, speed, cadence and Kéo power. Check compatibility with third-party power meters


Sync with Strava via Polar Flow web service coming soon.

Polar V800 Javier Gomez Noya Special Edition

What's in the box

Polar V800 Javier Gomez Noya Special Edition comes with Polar V800, H7 heart rate sensor, CS cadence sensor Bluetooth Smart and Universal Bike Mount.


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Get support and the latest updates

Update your product to take advantage of the latest features and functionalities. Get support and user manuals.

Updates See all
2016.07.05Polar Flow and TrainingPeaks connectivity
2016.05.18Polar V800 bug fix update
2016.05.16Route import from 3rd party services to Polar Flow


Upgrade your performance

Upgrade your training computer to enhance your experience and achieve a more complete understanding of your performance.

V800 is rated 4.115702479338843 out of 5 by 121.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought this last May, very happy with it I wanted a triathlon tracking watch that generated HR in the water (my weakest area, and I was trying to see if I was spiking HR, or something else, in the swim, thanks to Polar I now know it's not my HR causing issues, so not sure what it is). It tracks more accurately than anything I've used on GPS, iPhone, Android (Galaxy S5 and S7Edge, using Strata, and about 3 other run trackers (Strava seems least accurate, for reasons DCRainmaker has covered elsewhere). On most runs with validated distance markers, it's off by no more than 50ft per mile. Tight twisty mountain bike courses it drifts more (compared to a very accurately calibrated cyclocomputer), up to 20% on really tight "back/forth" switching courses like we have around Dallas, but it still reads longer (more accurately) in total on the watch than anything tracked by cell phone GPS from multiple models and apps. Initial features were "promised but not delivered" however they've now delivered on all those promises through updates, and are now extending the feature set! (Unheard of really in a 1+ year old product, adding GoPro features now has been announced). Problems are charging (horrible design as easily known via web commentary, the M400 is such an improvement), and that is really it. The soft heart rate strap is NOT good for swimming (they do have a hard shell strap available at significant cost and not user-replaceable battery, I used to have that on my F7) that supposedly does a much better job in water, but too much tradeoff. Otherwise, if they could come up with a suitable "push-off" compliant swimming strap, which is independent really of the V800 anyhow, that's the only other common complaint I've seen (and had myself).
Date published: 2016-07-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I am a polar fan but.... ´1.-I have problems with my HR in the pool, it show me all the time the same rate. (now I don´t use my strap any more in the wather) the RCX5 was better in the wather . 2.- When I'm climbing it does not show the %, (the angle)
Date published: 2016-07-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from GPS is ehhh... Negatives: I've had the watch for over 18 months now, I monitor my run distance on a standard 400m track 3x a week. Around 90% of time the GPS records a 10% overcalculation in distance. Therefore I can never trust my race pace readings. Instead of accurate readings I use it more as an indicator now. I use this watch as a really fancy stopwatch now. But enjoy haha Also, charging is pretty tough. I actually strap my watch to the charger using electrical tape in order for it to work. Positives: -The watch holds charge pretty well. I charge it every 3 weeks -The heart strap battery lasts a very long time, I got about a year of use out of it, and replacing the battery is like 4 bucks from a local drugstore and takes 3 minutes to swap out. -Not bulky, great fit. - customer service is pretty good
Date published: 2016-07-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I like the watch, but would expect more I really like the watch and Im using it for Mountainbiking. Allthough everything works as it should Im missing two Major Features (From my perspective). 1) To race/compete against myself on a Route 2) Being able to add a route over flow I think for the amount you pay for this watch this should be available.
Date published: 2016-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent features Very informative and motivating I bought this over a year ago, I wanted to make sure I spent adequate time with it before a review. I absolutely love this thing. Seems to be accurate, very motivating and information revealed about workouts is rewarding and informative. Works great with heart chest strap monitor and keeps me aware of heart rate and zones during use. Also works great in water, one of the main reasons I bought this over other fitness trackers. I wear this 24/7. Even take it into shower to wash it off after an intense workout. Battery life is also a huge plus, without gps and working out at least 4-5 times per week I only charge every 3 weeks. With gps workouts is obviously shorter. Gps is quick to connect and seems to be quite accurate. Love the size, just big enough with out being gaudy. Glad to have chest strap heart rate monitor since wrist based monitors aren't that accurate under intense workouts. Wouldn't have minded one though for daily activity or sleep. Sleep taking is fairly accurate, like to see how my averages are each weekof sleeping hours. Overall very satisfied with this product and highly recommend it. I use this device for sleep tracking, calories burned during workouts and daily activity, cycling and running with gps, swimming with both gps and without, and recovery information.
Date published: 0003-06-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great watch, charging interface is a fatal flaw It works great, until you need yo charge it. Holding the charger very tightly between my fingers allows me to get enough charge for a few hours
Date published: 2016-06-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Love the V800, hate the strap in water I am a former Olympic level swimmer and bought the V800 for my workouts in a short course 25 yd pool. Pushing off the wall at the speed I am accustomed causes the strap to flip over and slid down to my belly button. I have to stop and reset the strap. Does not matter if I set the strap to the tightest position. Garmin has a water strap that is wider, thicker and made of a different material than the elastic strap that came with my V800. I have been looking for an alternative, nothing yet. Will have to build something I am sure. For a $500 watch, it really should have a better strap made of wetsuit material.
Date published: 2016-05-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from HR HR measurement is doesn't work 100% of the time. Sometimes work and sometimes don't.
Date published: 2016-05-18
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