The science behind Polar Smart Coaching & technology
The technology and the proprietary Smart Coaching features in Polar products are based upon scientific work and are in accordance with recommendations from the world’s leading sports medicine authorities.
Our mission is to bring the benefits of our research within the reach of every athlete and turn data into actionable guidance. The background of our technology is explained in detail in our white papers.See white papers
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Polar heart rate monitoring and analyzing technology has been used by numerous researchers in the fields of sports, exercise and health. See our research library to find details of the studies that utilize Polar technology.Read more
Latest Science news
Polar OH1 optical HR measurement success story
The validity of OH1's heart rate measurement has been studied in several papers successfully. For example, the mean absolute error at rest and during various physical activities was 0.4% ranging from 0.1-0.9% in comparison to Polar H10 (Gilgen-Ammann).
Wearables – leading Fitness Trend for 2020
With more than 50,000 members and certified professionals, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is the global authority for sports medicine and exercise science.
Physical Activity Guidelines mention technology
The U.S. Government for Health and Human Services released the latest physical activity guidelines in the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans 2nd edition in 2018.
What is this News section about
Polar Science News brings up topics that relate to novel scientific findings in the fields of exercise, training, sports and technology as well as announcements from leading science and research authorities.