Polar Announces GoPro Connectivity, available on Polar V800, Polar M600 and New Polar H10
Kempele, Finland – January 5, 2017 – Polar, the leader in heart rate sensors, activity trackers and wearable sports technology, announces GoPro connectivity for the Polar V800 GPS sports watch, the Polar M600 smart sports watch and their new heart rate sensor, the Polar H10. Polar athletes can now relive their adventures or training sessions and see their contextual heart rate data overlaid on GoPro videos. Athletes can also use the Polar V800 and Polar M600 to operate basic commands on their GoPro, making it easier to operate the camera during an adventure, see when the camera is and is not filming and view the remaining battery life on the camera. Polar’s collaborative relationship with GoPro continues to enable athletes to capture GoPro video overlaid with Polar's accurate heart rate and training data to see exactly how their body reacted to every incline, wave, finish line or other moment in their sports adventures.
The Polar H10 heart rate sensor provides advanced heart rate monitoring and features an entirely new measuring algorithm. The new chest strap includes extra interference-preventing electrodes to ensure heart rate is captured accurately and without interference. Users can connect the Polar H10 heart rate sensor to GoPro HERO4 and HERO5 cameras via Bluetooth and overlay heart rate data directly onto their GoPro videos.
With the Polar V800 GPS sports watch and the Polar M600 smart sports watch, users will be able to control their GoPro remotely. The ability to stop and start recording using Polar V800 and Polar M600 will enable users to capture moments in challenging conditions.
"Together with GoPro, we've created a streamlined experience that enables Polar athletes to combine our world-leading heart rate tracking and GPS technology with best-in-class video capture from GoPro devices,” says Marco Suvilaakso, Chief Strategy Officer at Polar. "Adding heart rate data over action videos not only enhances the Polar experience for adventurers, but also enables them to truly showcase and relive their athletic accomplishments."
The GoPro functionality will begin with the GoPro HERO4 remote control on Polar V800 in January 2017, followed by support for Polar M600 and GoPro’s HERO5 line-up early this year. Polar H10 functionality for both GoPro HERO4 and HERO5 devices will be available during Q1 2017.
Polar GoPro connectivity will be demonstrated at the 2017 International CES at the Sands, Halls A-D, Booth #44317.
Polar is the innovator in heart rate monitoring, activity trackers and training computers. With nearly 40 years of experience and a proud heritage in physiological and sports medical research, we cater to all levels of fitness by offering a comprehensive product range including cycling computers, wearable sports devices and activity trackers, training apps and online services. Our award-winning training computers are the number one choice among consumers worldwide, being sold through over 35,000 retailers globally. Headquartered in Finland, Polar is a privately held company that operates in more than 80 countries including U.S. headquarters in Lake Success, NY. For more information, please visit polar.com.