Polar Vantage V3

An ensemble of biosensing instruments, AMOLED display, dual-frequency GPS, maps, and the most comprehensive suite of training and recovery tools on the market. The stage is set, and the Polar Vantage V3 smart sports watch is ready to put in the performance of a lifetime.

Polar Ignite 3 Titanium

Polar Ignite 3 Titanium is a stylish fitness & wellness watch that helps you live a more energized life. It tracks your sleep, activity, and heart rate to provide guidance that’s tailored to your body and lifestyle.

Polar Ignite 3

Polar Ignite 3 is a stylish fitness watch that helps you live a more energized life. It tracks your sleep, activity, and heart rate to provide guidance that’s tailored to your body and lifestyle.

Polar Pacer Pro

Polar Pacer Pro is an ultra-light, new-generation sports watch with integrated barometer that equips athletes with advanced tools to improve running economy, training sessions, and sports performance.

Polar Pacer

Sport is play—why complicate it? Polar Pacer is a no-nonsense sports watch that gives new athletes all the essentials, plus the specialized training tools they need to train better.

Polar Vantage V2

A powerful convergence of minimalist design, innovative technology, and intelligent training and recovery tools make Polar Vantage V2 our most formidable sports watch to date.

Polar Grit X Pro

Built for military-level durability with sapphire glass and ultra-long battery, equipping you with new navigation tools, always-on outdoor features and Polar's ultimate training solutions.

Polar Vantage M2

Designed for function, the Polar Vantage M2 works as hard as you do. Our industry-leading technology is here to help you reach your goals and come back stronger. For that athlete attitude.

Polar Ignite 2

A fitness watch that’s sleek, simple and smart? Polar Ignite 2 is a true triple threat. Versatile and full of great features, it’s the perfect companion for any sport and any lifestyle.

Polar Ignite

A waterproof fitness watch with advanced wrist-based heart rate and integrated GPS, Polar Ignite offers you a full view of your day and guides you towards a more balanced life.

Polar Unite

A beautifully simple watch with personalised daily workout guidance, 24/7 heart rate and activity tracking, plus automatic sleep and recovery applications.

Polar Vantage M

An all-round multisport & running GPS watch for anyone who loves setting new records. Polar Vantage M is a slim, lightweight training companion that gives you all the data you need to improve your performance.

Polar Grit X

An outdoor multisport watch with rugged yet lightweight design, ultra-long battery life and military-standard durability for anyone who prefers the trails over the roads.

Polar M430

A GPS running watch with wrist-based heart rate, advanced running features and Polar Running Program, Polar M430 is a top-level watch for runners who want more.

Polar Verity Sense

When freedom of movement is important to you, Polar Verity Sense is your go-to choice for any sport.

Polar H10

Widely regarded as the gold standard in wireless heart rate monitoring, this is the most accurate sensor in Polar’s history.

Polar H9

A reliable, high-quality heart rate chest strap for all your everyday sports with Bluetooth® and ANT+ connectivity. Get connected and get going.

Polar OH1+

Polar OH1 is an optical heart rate monitor that combines versatility, comfort and simplicity. You can use it both as a standalone device and pair it with various fitness apps, sports watches and smart watches, thanks to Bluetooth® and ANT+ connectivity.

Wristbands

Personalise any watch for any style and any need.

Straps

Replace or upgrade your Polar Sensor chest straps or arm bands.

Power & Cables

For charging your products and data transfer.

Mounts & Adapters

Adapt your product for any situation.

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Polar Grit X Outdoor Series

Made for outdoor sports and built to handle any environment nature can throw at you, Grit X watches are designed to help you explore the world and gear up for adventure.

Polar Vantage Performance Series

Our flagship series is tailored for high-performance and endurance sports and training. Every aspect of our Vantage watches are designed with one particular person in mind—the athlete.

Polar Pacer Multisport Series

The Pacer Series gives athletes all the essentials such as accurate GPS and precise heart rate tracking, plus the specialized training, sleep, and recovery tools they need to train better.

Polar Ignite Fitness & Wellness Series

Sleek, simple, and smart—Ignite watches are the perfect partner for any fitness goals and any lifestyle.

Optical Heart Rate

Optical heart rate uses light to measure your heart rate, providing real-time data, and insight on the heart's activity during sports, sleep, and everything between.

What is optical heart rate monitoring?

Simply put, optical heart rate monitoring (OHR) is a method to measure a person’s heart rate using light to track blood flow variations. An optical heart rate monitor shines a bright light through the skin and detects the intensity of the light reflecting back from the skin to the sensor.

One of the biggest benefits of optical heart rate tracking is the ease of use. Because of its convenience, this technology is often integrated into wearable devices like watches and fitness trackers, making it suitable for heart rate tracking during your workouts, while you sleep, or if you want to track your heart rate round the clock.

How does optical heart rate monitoring work?

When your heart beats, it pumps blood to your arteries, making the blood flow stronger and reducing the amount of returning light. Between the heart beats, the blood flow is weaker in your wrist, and more light is reflected back. Measuring the time between high- and low-light intensities enables the device to measure beat-to-beat time intervals and calculate heart rate from that data.

Measuring the time between high- and low-light intensities enables the device to measure beat-to-beat time intervals and calculate heart rate from that data.

Gen 4

The next generation of optical heart rate monitoring

Since we introduced the world’s first wireless heart rate monitor, we haven’t stopped perfecting the way we measure heart rate.

Powered by Elixir biosensing technologies, the next generation of our wrist-based optical heart rate monitor offers the most accurate optical heart rate measurements in a Polar watch ever. The new sensor has been redesigned to further reduce interference caused by movement and light leakage, and improve power efficiency to provide accurate readings round the clock.

Optical heart rate vs. ECG

ECG, or electrocardiogram, and optical heart rate monitoring are two different ways of measuring the same thing: heart rate. A traditional chest strap with an HR sensor measures heart rate by analysing the heart's electrical activity, providing highly accurate reference-level readings.

OHR uses a technique called photoplethysmography (PPG) to measure changes in blood volume under the skin. Theoretically, it is possible to measure the PPG signal from anywhere on the body: your finger, earlobe, temple, or wrist, for example.

Both methods have their pros and cons, and determining the best one might depend on the specific use case. Apart from the technology used to measure heart rate, the main difference lies in how you wear the measurement devices, with OHR being notably convenient for continuous tracking.

  • ECG Electrocardiogram
  • OHR Optical Heart Rate

How accurate is OHR?

One of challenges of optical heart rate tracking is dealing with hand movement. With each new generation of our OHR technology, we have introduced improvements to reduce motion interference and enhance precision.

Based on our validation studies, OHR powered by Polar Elixir biosensing technologies can offer heart rate readings that closely resemble ECG-based measurements in many of the most popular sports, mainly running and cycling.

Compatible products

Optical Heart Rate

OHR enables heart rate monitoring from the wrist, providing real-time data, and insight on the heart's activity during sports, sleep, and everything between.

Blood Oxygen Level

SpO2 is a non-invasive measurement of the oxygen saturation in red blood cells to indicate the effectiveness of the body’s ability to transport oxygen. It’s especially useful for high-intensity–or high-altitude–workouts.

Skin Temperature

Nightly skin temperature monitors fluctuations in core body temperature during sleep to provide insights on thermoregulation and sleep quality.

Wrist-ECG

Electrocardiogram monitoring from the wrist provides valuable insights into the heart's electrical activity and rhythm for a better understanding of cardiovascular health and performance.

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