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
Big data reveals secrets of running
A new study combines wearables with mathematical modeling to predict marathon performance.
Sleep data now available via Polar API
The Polar Open AccessLink API now provides access to sleep and nightly recovery data from Nightly Recharge™.
Polar Team Pro can catch you
Polar’s player tracking solution excels in a validation study to estimate the accuracy of movement-related parameters.
Polar Active in E-Clothing Study
The Polar Research Center collaborated with the University of Oulu and VTT Research Center on a study on flexible electrodes.
Polar Heart Rate Sensors Used in Study on Swimmers
Polar H10 and OH1 heart rate sensors were utilized in a study by the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences about maximal heart rate for swimmers.
Polar sport watches excel in distance recordings validation study
The Swiss Federal Institute of Sport Magglingen (SFISM) studied the accuracy of the recorded distances obtained by eight GNSS-enabled sport watches, including three Polar watches.