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Polar Releases OH1 +, a Versatile Optical Heart Rate Sensor Featuring Dual ANT+ and BLE Connectivity


KEMPELE, FINLAND – March 20th, 2019 – Polar, the leader in wearable sports and fitness technology for over 40 years, unveils Polar OH1 +, an optical heart rate sensor ideal for swimmers, featuring ANT+ and BLE connectivity and a convenient goggle clip, providing accurate heart rate measurement while swimming. In addition to your Polar devices, OH1 + will now connect with gym & studio equipment like treadmills, as well as ANT+ compatible cycling computers. With an internal memory capable of storing up to 200 hours of training and a battery life of up to 12 hours, you can have the freedom to track heart rate with or without the need of a wrist-based device.

Polar OH1 + package including the goggle strap clip for swimmers is available now with black, grey and orange armbands for $79.95/€79.90. Current Polar OH1 and Polar H10 users may also enjoy dual ANT+ and BLE connectivity via a software update

With OH1 +, swimmers can now record their heart rate while training and understand the intensity of their session to modify future training sessions, all without the need for a chest strap. OH1 +’s ease of use and comfortable strap make it the most multipurpose tracking tool for athletes of all types, particularly when a chest strap or wrist-based monitor is not ideal, due to activity type or personal preference.

“Polar continues to be the trusted leader in heart rate technology, with constant advancements in our hardware and software products continually raising the industry benchmarks for accuracy and reliability,” said Riikka Rae, Product Segment Manager at Polar. “Chest straps and wrist-based monitoring have their places in training, but OH1 + was designed as a comfortable option when scenarios call for more evolved heart rate options. For example, with OH1 +, you can simultaneously transmit your heart rate in BLE and ANT+ to your smart trainer as your Polar watch records training load data, helping ensure the documented intensity of your training session is always accurate,” she said. 

Versatility: For users who prefer not to wear a chest strap or wrist-based heart rate device, Polar OH1 + may be worn on the forearm or upper arm during any sports activity, is machine-washable and waterproof up to 30m. Swimmers may also use the included clip to attach OH1 + to their goggles and position the sensor over their temple for comfortable heart rate measurement while swimming.

  • Accuracy: Equipped with Polar’s scientifically developed, proprietary optical heart rate solution for accurate heart rate tracking.
  • Comfort: Small sensor that clips comfortably onto most swim goggles, and a soft, textile armband fits snugly and comfortably around the arm.
  • Diversity: Athletes may simultaneously follow their heart rate in real-time on compatible Polar and Bluetooth/ANT+ devices, Polar Beat mobile app and other third-party fitness apps. When paired with Polar Beat, users can access real-time heart rate data, training guidance and Polar’s Smart Coaching features.
  • Convenience: Internal memory stores up to 200 hours of HR training, long battery life boasts up to 12 hours (USB rechargeable battery) of operating time, and firmware updates offer feature updates. ANT+ connectivity is available to current OH1 users through a software update. 


About Polar:

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


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Polar Releases OH1 +, a Versatile Optical Heart Rate Sensor Featuring Dual ANT+ and BLE Connectivity

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