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 technology in COVID-19 studies
Polar technology is being used to study the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on training, sleep, and overall health.
Activity tracker gets young men moving again
A new study shows that Polar is effective in promoting more active lifestyles amongst young males.
Over 9500 science references found at Polar Research Library
Polar Research Library continues to grow; with more studies added each year and more people using it as a reference.
Sleep and mental health show interactions
Studying the relationship between sleep and mental health
January 2021: Good snow conditions move Finns to ski tracks
Perfect snow conditions encouraged more Finns to exercise outdoors in January 2021.
Countermovement jump test valid in runner fatigue detection
Validated: Countermovement Jump (CMJ) test monitors stress and fatigue in elite athlete.