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Introducing the Polar Vantage Series – the Next-generation Multisport Watches

The Polar Vantage series pro-level multisport watches are designed to help ambitious, goal-oriented athletes reach their full potential.

Building on Polar legacy, these advanced multisport watches are unique in their accuracy, design and technology.

No matter what your sport is, the Polar Vantage products will guide you on your way and provide the most accurate data so that you can focus on what’s important: the sport itself.

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Shaping the future based on strong legacy

Since creating the first heart rate tracking solution more than 40 years ago, it has been our mission to help athletes of all levels to achieve their goals by providing them the most reliable smart heart rate technology and services.

“Given our long track record and continuous innovation, we consider it justified to say that we are the pioneers of sports wearable technology and heart rate measurement,” says Marco Suvilaakso, Chief Strategy Officer at Polar.

Based on decades of experience, Polar Vantage multisport watches lead the way to the future of sports technology.

Taking all the lessons learned along the way, we’ve used that knowledge and experience to create the Polar Vantage multisport watches that lead the way to the future of sports technology. These next-generation products are based on decades of experience and research and the fundamental needs of pro-level athletes.

Vantage series – All-in-one multisport watches

Polar Vantage V and Polar Vantage M both come with next-generation technology and all the essentials for athletes who take sports seriously:

Both Polar Vantage series multisport watches come with next-generation technology and features for athletes who take sports seriously.

  • Cutting-edge optical heart rate technology
  • A completely new approach to measuring training load
  • More than 130 sports profiles to choose from
  • A multisport mode to track several different sports in one session (ahoy triathletes!)
  • Support for swimming metrics and cycling sensors
  • Ultra-long battery life

To understand what Polar Vantage series is all about, let’s first take a look at the new features they have in common. 

Cutting-edge optical heart rate technology

As said, heart rate is at the core of our solutions so let’s start there.

Because one size never fit anyone and you need alternative solutions to serve different needs, after developing the category-defining H10 heart rate sensor and OH1 optical heart rate sensor, we’re now introducing the next generation heart rate measurement:

Polar Precision Prime™, sensor fusion technology.

Polar Precision Prime™, sensor fusion technology sets a new standard for wrist-based accuracy.

This unique sensor fusion technology with Polar’s customized smart algorithm sets a new standard for wrist-based accuracy. Polar Precision Prime measures your heart rate from the wrist with two LED colors and skin contact measurement, ruling out any disturbances to the heart rate signal. It is accurate, always on and tracks your heart rate without a chest strap, even in the most demanding conditions and training sessions.

This accurate optical heart rate technology allows you to track heart rate in situations where using a chest strap isn’t convenient.

Polar Precision Prime allows you to track heart rate from the wrist in situations where using a chest strap isn’t convenient, but it doesn’t replace existing heart rate technology completely.

Even though Polar Vantage multisport watches take optical heart rate measurement to a whole new level, the H10 heart rate sensor is still the best match, for example, for strength training, sprints and measuring recovery.

The recommended approach is to use chest-based and wrist-based heart rate solutions as complementary and choose the best method case by case.

New approach to training load

Another next-generation feature in the Polar Vantage series is the new Training Load Pro™ that doesn’t measure just one but three aspects of training load! In addition to Cardio Load, you can measure Muscle Load and combine these measurements with your subjective feeling (Perceived Load).

This way you’ll know how strained each system of your body is and you can optimize your training by working the right system at the right time. You get a numerical value, verbal feedback and a visual bullet scale for each training load (Cardio Load, Muscle Load, Perceived Load).

In addition to the training load from individual training sessions, you can monitor how Cardio Load builds up over time, which allows you to keep the total training volume in control, optimize the timing of training at different intensities and know whether your training has been progressive.

(Polar Vantage V measures your entire training load, including Muscle Load from running, without any additional sensors or pods. With Polar Vantage M, you can measure Muscle Load by pairing it with a third-party power meter.)

True multisport watches, but more than sports watches

The Vantage series products are true multisport watches with more than 130 sports profiles to choose from and a multisport mode that allows you to include several sports into one training session.

You not only get a sports watch, but also an access to the ultimate training platform for data-loving athletes (and their coaches).

What’s more, you not only get a sports watch, but also access to the ultimate training platform for data-loving athletes.

Polar Vantage products works seamlessly with Polar Flow, the online window to your training, sleep and activity. With extensive training planning and analysis tools, an automatic training diary, progress reports and much more, Polar Flow will help you achieve all your training goals.

With the free Polar Flow for Coach service your coach can access and analyze your training data and develop training plans that sync with your Flow account and Polar Vantage product. You can also sync your data to other online sports communities, such as Strava or TrainingPeaks.

Alike but unique

So, if they both have all this, what’s the difference?

Polar Vantage V – Pro-style recovery and running power

Polar Vantage V is a premium multisport watch, designed specifically for pro-level athletes.

It comes with all the goodies a pro athlete needs – such as ultra-long battery life up to 40h in training mode, stainless steel front case and Gorilla Glass lens – with a special focus on optimizing training and recovery.

Polar Vantage V combines the data from the new 3-layer Training Load Pro™ (Cardio, Muscle and Perceived) with your daily and long-term recovery levels (Recovery Pro™). This allows you to monitor the balance between training and recovery and recognize your personal limits.

The best part is that you won’t be overwhelmed just with a bunch of data and numbers: Polar Vantage V is like an assistant coach on your wrist, making sure you don’t train too much or too little, but just right, and giving you a personalized daily training recommendation.

Polar Vantage V is also the first multisport watch to measure running power from the wrist without any additional foot pods or sensors. Running Power measures your external training load, not replacing but complementing heart rate monitoring as it responds to changes in intensity faster than heart rate.

Get to know Polar Vantage V.

Polar Vantage M – All-in-one package with style

Polar Vantage M is not for goofing around either – it has all the essentials you need to challenge yourself and improve your performance in all your favorite sports.

It’s packed with tools that help you break your records and reach your goals: avoid overtraining with the holistic Training Load Pro feature and monitor your running progress with the extensive advanced running features, such as Running Index and free Running Programs.

With changeable wristbands you can personalize your Polar Vantage M to match every situation and style so you can wear it all the time and make the best use of the 24/7 activity tracking, continuous heart rate measurement and sleep tracking.

Polar Vantage M is perfect for daily use but also the ideal training companion thanks to its compact size (46 x 46 x 12.5 mm), lightweight design (45 g) and ultra-long battery life (up to 30h in training mode).

Read more about Polar Vantage M.

Where to buy the new Polar Vantage multisport watches?

You can buy Polar Vantage V or Polar Vantage M on the Polar webstore or if you want to literally get your hands on the product first, find a store closest to you.

We’re rolling out a number of enhancements to both Polar Vantage V and M. Check our Vantage updates page to see what’s coming.

Nobody is born a winner but with the right tools and putting in the hours and sweat, anybody can become one. Polar Vantage multisport watches will provide you with everything you need to go all the way. We bring the data – the rest is up to you!

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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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