Polar Brings Nightly Recharge, Sleep Plus Stages and More Updates to Polar Vantage M and Vantage V
BETHPAGE, NEW YORK – October 15, 2019 – Polar, the leader in wearable sports and fitness technology for over 40 years, announces a new round of updates for Polar Vantage V and Vantage M multi-sport watches, as well as a new blue wristband option and a black copper colorway for Vantage M. Available today, the new firmware update introduces:
- Sleep Quality Insights with Sleep Plus Stages™: Sleep Plus Stages™ sleep tracking offers you a full window to your night – it automatically tracks the amount and quality of your sleep and shows you how long you spent in each sleep stage. Sleep is important for the mental side of recovery: the amount and quality of sleep have a profound impact on learning and memory as well as mood and motivation. It is also crucial for physical recovery from training, illness prevention and exercise-induced injuries. For performance athletes, poor sleep can affect training and competition directly, through fatigue, or indirectly, through increased performance anxiety.
- Recovery Insights with Nightly Recharge™: Nightly Recharge™ is an overnight recovery measurement that shows you how well you recover from the demands of your day. Recovery from overall stress plays a major role in performance development, optimal daytime functioning, well-being and health. Restorative functions like muscle growth, tissue repair, protein synthesis and growth hormone release occur mostly during sleep. Nightly Recharge tells you how well your body was able to recover from the strain caused by training and other demands of your day.
- Serene™: Serene™ offers new guided breathing exercises, right from the wrist. Athletes’ bodies don’t distinguish between stress from training and other parts of life, and mental well-being is an important part of recovery. Regular, daily breathing exercises with Serene can help balance body and mind, recover better, and even help with better sleep.
In addition to new feature additions, Polar has also added Galileo and QZSS satellite system support, manual stride sensor calibration as well as Zone Lock, which supports heart rate, pace, and running and cycling power. Since the products’ initial release, Polar has continued to make GPS enhancements that improve performance and data accuracy. For added convenience, the Vantage watches also offer inactivity alerts, a constant backlight for easy viewing during training, and a fitness test that can now be performed via the watch’s wrist-based heart rate monitor.
Polar also introduces a new blue wristband color for Vantage M and Vantage V. Both Vantage V and Vantage M are available for purchase with the blue bands, for $499.95 and $279.95, respectively. For those looking to update their Vantage watches, individual blue silicone bands are available in size M/L for Vantage V priced at $39.95 and Vantage M, priced at $24.94. On October 16th, a black copper version of the Vantage M will also be available at polar.com.
In December, Polar will release a 5.0 update that includes Strava Live Segments support for Vantage V, as well as Race Pace and FitSpark for Vantage V and M.
For over 40 years, Polar has been the innovator of sports technology, helping athletes and coaches achieve peak performance. Polar began with heart rate monitoring, but has since expanded into multiple training solutions for elite athletes, coaches and active fitness enthusiasts. Polar remains the trusted performance partner due to our accuracy, reliability and superior experience. Polar’s award-winning product range includes pioneering sports wearables that work elegantly with Polar training apps and cloud services.
Headquartered in Finland, Polar is a privately held company that operates in more than 80 countries. Polar products are sold through over 35,000 retailers globally. For more information, please visit polar.com.
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