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 users carry numerous patents on their wrists
Polar is not only a pioneer of wearable sports technology, but a constantly active innovator.
Polar product R-R intervals comparable to 12-lead ECG in hypertensive adults
Examining the validity of recording R-R intervals using the Polar V800™ compared to 12-lead electrocardiograms (ECG).
Downloadable RR-intervals from training sessions
Training sessions done with an ECG heart rate sensor now contain a downloadable heart rate variability (HRV) data file.
New Article Adjusts Vagal Tank Model for Sports to Help Prevent Overtraining
Hottenrott et al. (2019) adjusted the “Vagal Tank Model” (Laborde et al., 2018) for application in sports, including the Orthostatic test.
8th HRV Symposium Took Place Online
HRV Symposium 2020, organized virtually this year, brought together almost 300 participants and 22 working groups to discuss the latest research topics on heart rate variability.
Polar Collaborates with Top Universities
Polar’s research collaborators rank high in the 2020 ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments.