Since the first Polar heart rate monitor was developed in 1982, Polar Electro has been committed to conducting innovative physiological and sports medical research. In fact, all of the features in Polar products are based upon scientific work and are in accordance with recommendations from the world’s leading sports medicine authorities. In addition to its own in-house research and development, Polar Electro is also involved in co-operation with a number of research institutions worldwide, the results of which have been presented in many scientific congresses and published in international scientific papers. Besides individuals interested in their personal well-being, Polar heart rate monitoring and analyzing technology has been used by numerous researchers in the fields of sports, exercise and health. In the following sections you’ll find numerous articles about the research we, and other organisations have carried out in relation to Polar products and exercise training.

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