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Introducing Polar Grit X2 Pro

Go for hike, climb a mountain, hop on your mountain bike for thrilling rides, hit the trails and run, navigate rough terrain, and wander into the wilderness to discover incredible landscapes. Step off the beaten path and embark on an adventure. It’s time to explore more with the new Polar Grit X2 Pro.

Polar Grit X2 Pro is the next generation of our ultra-durable, extremely-capable premium outdoor sports watch. Featuring a brilliant AMOLED touchscreen display, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass, high-strength stainless-steel front casing, dual-frequency GPS, and innovative biosensing technologies powered by Polar Elixir™. And, of course, it also offers everything you need to explore more about the world and your body, including robust navigation tools, offline maps, plus all the training, recovery, and sleep tracking.

Explore more with Polar Grit X2 Pro.

New bolder design

With Polar Grit X2 Pro, our design team aimed to take the design language of our Grit X series further and create a stunning timepiece. The team delivered. Big time.

This watch is a statement

Our design team crafted a watch that isn’t just rough and rugged, it’s also elegant and stylish. Polar Grit X2 Pro being designed with great attention to every detail, like the compass-inspired etching on the stainless-steel front casing, the exposed screws, and the perfectly rounded buttons, which give the watch a sophisticated vibe, perfect to wear on every occasion.

Finally, for an extra touch of style, Polar Grit X2 Pro comes with a newly-designed silicone wristband, featuring a modern stainless-steel buckle and an elegant undulating pattern next to the watch lugs. This detail supports optical heart rate measurements by providing added flexibility to the wristband. Sweat and weather-resistant, the band feels soft against the skin while wide tongue holes increase breathability.

We could continue to use countless words to describe the new Polar Grit X2 Pro, but none would truly do it justice. Experience its beauty firsthand in this incredible film.

With Polar Grit X2 Pro on your wrist, you’re telling others this is who you are, and this is what you do. A watch isn’t like a pair of hiking boots that you stash away once the adventure ends. Instead, it’s with you everywhere – at home, the office, on dates, even grocery shopping. When you wear it 24/7, it’s part of your identity – like fashion.

This watch is tough

A defining feature of the Grit X family is its exceptional durability. Polar Grit X2 Pro is a beacon of resilience, having passed a series of tests designed to challenge its limits in extreme conditions. The rigorous testing follows strict MIL-STD-810H guidelines, ensuring that this watch is built for high durability and peak performance.

  • Altitude test: Polar Grit X2 Pro thrives in both the thin air of high altitudes and the pressure changes of rapid ascents and descents, ensuring reliability whether you’re scaling mountains or descending into the deepest valleys.
  • Temperature test: Tested in the searing heat and subzero conditions, Polar Grit X2 Pro components remain unaltered and fully functional in temperatures ranging from -20℃ to +50℃. Ideal for both winter sports enthusiasts and desert explorers.
  • Temperature shock test: Designed to endure sudden shifts from extreme heat to cold and vice versa, Polar Grit X2 Pro proves its reliability for those transitioning between varied climate zones rapidly, ensuring operational integrity no matter the environmental shock.
  • Humidity test: Polar Grit X2 Pro withstands the rigors of high humidity without fogging or malfunctioning, ideal for trekking through tropical and moist environments, ensuring visibility and functionality remain intact.
  • Immersion test: Fully water-resistant up to 100m, Polar Grit X2 Pro excels underwater, functioning flawlessly during and after immersion, making it suitable for swimmers, divers, and water sports aficionados.
  • Shock Test: Built to withstand drops and impacts, the protective outer shell of the Polar Grit X2 Pro is designed to guarantee that the exterior stays beautiful, and everything on the inside performs as it should.
  • Corrosion Test: Standing up to the corrosive effects of saltwater, Polar Grit X2 Pro is perfect for sailors, surfers, and beach-goers, guaranteeing durability and performance near the ocean or in marine environments.

Longer battery life

Because all AMOLED displays are power-hungry, you may be tempted to think that Polar Grit X2 Pro battery life comes short. Well, think again. Even with a brighter display and faster processing power, Polar Grit X2 delivers longer battery life than its predecessor, allowing up to 10 full days of battery in smartwatch mode on a single charge.

When it comes to training, with Polar Grit X2 Pro you get up to 43 hours in performance training mode, and up to 140 hours in eco training mode. That’s enough time to complete an ultra-marathon or a 100 miler on a single charge.

Polar Grit X2 Pro comes with several power-save modes. Explore them with this battery calculator.

Maps and navigation tools: Explore the world with confidence

When you head into the wilderness, one of your main concerns will be matching the right gear with your impeding adventures. You want to be comfortably attired and well-equipped so that you can fully immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring wonders of nature. Weather-appropriate clothing, sturdy hiking shoes, nutritious snacks, ample water supply, and reliable lighting are among the indispensable items you will surely include in our backpack. And… maps and navigation tools, of course.

The new Polar Grit X2 Pro packs a complete suite of navigation and routing tools, including topographic maps, turn-by-turn route guidance powered by komoot, new Strava routes syncing options, and the new Breadcrumbs feature. No matter where you are in the world, you can let yourself get lost in the excitement of your adventure, knowing with confidence that you’ll always know where you stand, where you’ve been, where you’re going, and how to find your way back.

From the preparation phase, Polar Grit X2 Pro will be your trusted companion. First, map out your route using apps like Strava or komoot. Then, sync the route to your watch—it’s much easier than packing your backpack.

The map view on Polar Grit X2 Pro takes full advantage of the bright AMOLED display. It shows trails, parks, buildings, major road networks, waterways in rich detail, offering a clear indication of your precise location at all times and tracking every step you take, whether you’re training hard or just glancing at your watch when you’re out and about.

The watch comes pre-installed with maps of Europe and North America, but that’s just the beginning. For the ultimate topographic map experience, you can download additional, more detailed maps of countries and regions for free in Polar Flow.

When you’re going off the beaten path, you want to navigate with the best positioning experience. For that, Polar Grit X2 Pro comes with high-precision dual-frequency GPS and a newly-designed signal-boosting antenna.

If you’re going off the beaten track, you’ll probably want superior navigation technology so you can plan, customize, and map detailed routes anywhere in the world – Komoot does this better than anyone. 

You can sync your routes to your watch for real-time, Turn-by-Turn Guidance powered by komoot as you move. You’ll get your home region for free when you sign up, plus an additional free region bundle with Polar Grit X Pro, so whether you’re hiking, trail running, or mountain biking, discovering new paths has never been easier. 

Polar Grit X2 Pro is packed with even more navigation features, here’s a summary:

  • Dual-frequency GPS and new antenna design: More accurate positioning with less interference from tall buildings and bad weather.
  • Offline Maps: Downloadable detailed topographic maps to keep users on the right track, no matter where they are.
  • Pre-installed Europe and North America maps. Users can download additional regions and continents for free in Polar Flow.
  • Turn-by-turn guidance by komoot: Complete compatibility with komoot route planner, enabling the synchronization of detailed routes and providing turn-by-turn guidance.
  • Strava Routes:  Polar will soon offer the ability to sync routes from Strava. With a Strava Premium subscription, you get access to their Route Planner. You can either create a new route, or even take a friend’s uploaded ride and turn that into a route.
  • Breadcrumbs: Users are guide to their starting point or a previous location.
  • In-built flashlight function.

Polar Grit X2 Pro: Specialized outdoor training tools

If the great outdoors is your training ground, Polar Grit X2 Pro gives you a full suite of specialized outdoor training tools. For those who think that flat is boring and prefer to go up and up and up, and then down and down and down, we’ve added new metrics and features designed to offer a complete view of your workout.

On trail runs, hikes, rides, and other sports, you have new ways of seeing your effort and pace when ascent and descent:

  • Vertical speed: This metric shows you instant, real-time measurement of ascents or descent to calculate your uphill or downhill speed in meters, or feet, per minute. In varying terrains, monitoring vertical speed helps you assess your pace and determine if you’re climbing or descending too rapidly. This way, you can better estimate your progress along the trail and anticipate landmarks or waypoints.
  • VAM (or average ascent speed): Cyclists love this metric because it shows their climbing prowess by measuring the rate of climbing, specifically how many vertical meters you are climbing per hour. It can be a handy measure to help you pace your effort. Oh, and in case you’re wondering, the acronym VAM originates from the Italian term velocità ascensionale media.
  • 3D Speed: Factors in the speed you’re going on a horizontal plane, and the speed you’re going vertically to calculate your true speed as you move.

These three new features will join the extensive list of specialized outdoor training tools, including:

  • FuelWise™:Get smart reminders to help maintain your energy and hydration levels and fuel up the right way for extra-long journeys.
  • Hill Splitter™: See every uphill and downhill on your route using your speed, distance and altitude data to provide detailed insights for each ascent and descent.
  • Wrist-Based Running Power: Calculate the power you generate every time your feet hit the earth; measured in watts, directly from your wrist, instantly.
  • Route & Elevation Profiles: Get calculated slope angles and see how much you’ve ascended or descended every time you climb up or come down on a route.
  • Always-on Outdoor Dashboards: Altimeter, Compass, Coordinates, Weather, and Daylight Times

Polar Grit X2 Pro: Powered by Elixir™ biosensing technologies

Polar Grit X2 Pro is an invitation to explore the world, but it is also a conduit to explore the wonder of the body. Powered by Polar Elixir™ biosensing technologies, the watch measures a spectrum of biological markers to provide the best, clearest insights, and personalized guidance in sports and in life.

With Polar Elixir™ at its core, the new Polar Grit X2 measures four crucial indicators:

  • Fourth generation optical heart rate: One of the most precise optical heart rate sensor configurations in the world.
  • Blood oxygen levels (SpO2). Built-in pulse oximetry technology to measure the amount of oxygen circulating in your blood—a key indicator of overall health.
  • Skin temperature. Measures your skin temperature at night, offering valuable insights into your overall wellbeing.
  • Wrist-ECG. By just placing a finger on a button, you can take an electrocardiogram in 30 seconds and get readings of your heart’s electrical signals to unlock pro-level recovery features and insights into your body’s adaptation to exercise, including Orthostatic Test.

The powerful sensor fusion technology captures the signals emitted by the human body and translates them into actionable data and meaningful insights. This process unlocks our suite of science-backed smart coaching features that provide unique and individual guidance in sports and in life, including sleep and recovery features.

See all Polar Smart Coaching and sleep tracking features.

Extra tough, extra style: Polar Grit X2 Pro Titan

Those with extreme demands – out there or at home – can choose Polar Grit X2 Pro Titan, the strongest, lightest, and more adaptable Polar outdoor watch yet. This special edition replaces the stainless steel front casing with titanium, one of the strongest and lightest materials on Earth. With a leather wristband, Polar Grit X2 Pro Titan weights just 64 grams and looks extremely elegant in every situation.

Polar Grit X2 Pro Titan also comes with two wristband sets. You get the standard black silicone wristband made for sports, and a leather wristband with anti-bacterial cork inner lining for premium comfort and breathability.

Polar Grit X2 Pro: Explore More

These are the new Polar Grit X2 Pro and Polar Grit X2 Pro Titan, the next generation of Polar’s ultra-durable and extremely-capable outdoor sports watches.

Polar Grit X2 Pro is available now for pre-order from polar.com. You can choose from Night Black or Stone Gray colors, or upgrade to Polar Grit X2 Pro Titan with Autumn Leather and Black Silicone wristband.

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Please note that the information provided in the Polar Blog articles cannot replace individual advice from health professionals. Please consult your physician before starting a new fitness program.

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