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Activity Guide

Activity Guide

Know how active you are

We humans need physical activity to stay healthy. Activity Guide shows how active you've been during the day. It also tells you how much physical activity you need to do to reach the global recommendations.

Data to make you move

Polar activity tracking gives you objectively measured information on your activity and motivates you to increase your physical activity level.

With Activity Guide you can get clear examples on how to reach your daily activity goal and guidance to break up prolonged sitting. It also allows you to become familiar with your habits, so you can see your activity patterns on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.

Get a complete picture of your activity

Tracking your activity is a good way to find out how active you really are in your everyday life, on top of your regular training.

With Polar you can track your daily activity and get a complete picture of all your daily activity, including steps and calories; underlining the importance of every movement that’s made throughout the day.

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The science

Activity Guide is based on WHO's international physical activity guidelines and research on the health effects of physical activity and our sitting behaviour.

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How Activity Guide works

When you wear your Polar sport watch or fitness tracker 24/7 your activity is automatically tracked. Activity Guide analyses the frequency and intensity of your movements (wrist accelerations), together with your physical information, allowing you to see how active you really are in your everyday life, on top of your regular training.

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Motivation to move

Polar sports watch or fitness trackers give you an activity goal each day, it guides you on how to reach your goal and rewards by giving feedback and showing you the benefits of your activity.

Exercise is only one form of physical activity. Even if you are active and fulfilling or exceeding global physical activity recommendations, you can still be sitting down for too long. Activity Benefit gives you the insights to change your habits to improve your health and helps you to add active breaks into your daily routine, by reminding you to get up when you've been sat still for too long.

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 slightly more moderate pace throughout the day.