Polar Grit X$429.95
Polar Vantage M$279.95
Polar Vantage V2$499.95
|–Heart rate sensor features|
|HR measurement method||ECG||ECG||Optical heart rate (6 LED solution)|
|Product placement||Chest||Chest||Arm and temple|
|Operation time||400 h||400 h||12 h|
|Water-resistant||30 m||30 m||30 m|
|Strap||Polar Pro Strap||Polar Soft Strap||Armband|
|Compatible with 3rd party apps||•||•||•|
|Built-in memory||For 1 training session||No||Up to 200 h of HR training|
|Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity||•||•||•|
|Two simultaneous Bluetooth connections||•|
|5 kHz transmission (Gymlink)||•||•|
|Weight||Connector 21 g, Strap 39 g||Connector 21 g, Strap 39 g||Sensor 5 g, Armband 12 g, Clip 3,5 g|
|–Flow Full Features|
|Daily activity goal|
|Long-term activity analysis|
|Swimming Metrics (M600)|
|Running performance analysis|
|Long term progress analysis|
|Training load and recovery status|
|–Activity & Sleep|
|Serene™ breathing exercise|
Serene™ is a guided deep breathing exercise that helps you relax your body and calm down your mind.
Deep breathing is known to be an easy and efficient way to manage stress, build resilience, and improve focus. The Serene breathing exercise invites you to take a moment to yourself to relax and calm down.
When you do the Serene breathing exercise regularly, it can help you manage stress, improve the quality of your sleep, and give you a sense of improved overall well-being.
|Nightly Recharge™ recovery measurement|
Nightly Recharge™ is an automatic overnight recovery measurement that shows you how your body was able to recover from training and stress.
Nightly Recharge helps you make the most of your day even when your resources are low. It offers you practical tips on how to train, sleep better, and regulate your energy levels.
Nightly Recharge looks at how you slept and how your autonomic nervous system (ANS) calmed down during the early hours of the night. It compares both of these components to your usual levels and evaluates your Nightly Recharge status.
|Continuous heart rate|
Follow your heart rate around the clock with Polar’s continuous wrist-based heart rate solution.
Continuous heart rate complements Polar’s 24/7 activity tracking. The combination of continuous heart rate measurement and 24/7 activity tracking takes into account the intensity of your activity more comprehensively – even activities with very little arm movement (such as cycling or walking with grocery bags) can be counted towards your daily activity goal and calorie burn more accurately. The heart rate graph in the Polar Flow app and web service shows how your heart rate varies during the day. You’ll also get to know your highest and lowest daytime heart rate and your lowest night-time heart rate.
Polar’s continuous heart rate solution is intelligent, dynamic and optimized to complement 24/7 activity tracking in the best possible way. Your wrist unit checks your heart rate at regular short intervals, and if it detects that your heart rate is elevated, it automatically starts to record it. When your heart rate goes down, the recording stops automatically. The automatic heart rate recording also begins when the accelerometer on your wrist unit detects a high activity level. This way, your Polar device makes sure you get credit for all those important active moments in your day.
Sleep is one of the key elements of recovering from training and daily stress. Sleep plays an important role in many of the body’s restorative functions, such as muscle growth and tissue repair, as well as the mental side of recovery: learning, memory, and mood.
When you want to improve or fine-tune your sleep, tracking it on a regular basis is the first step. Sleep tracking helps you see if your sleeping patterns are affected by any changes in your daily life. Polar’s sleep tracking solutions are based on scientific research and give you insights to your sleep duration and quality. All of Polar’s sleep tracking solutions are completely automatic – all you need to do is to wear your Polar product when you sleep.
|24/7 Activity Tracking||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Sleep Duration and Quality||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Steps and Distance||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|FitSpark™ training guide|
FitSpark™ is a daily training guide that takes care of workout planning for you. It offers you daily ready-made workouts that match your recovery, fitness level, and training history.
Each workout is easily available on your Polar sports watch. Your watch offers you real-time guidance during the workout.
FitSpark creates 2-4 workouts to choose from every day. The workouts are based on your Nightly Recharge status, current fitness level, and training history from the past 28 days. FitSpark keeps your training diverse with three different types of workouts: cardio, strength, and supportive sessions, such as core and mobility.
Hill Splitter™ tracks your performance on the uphill and downhill sections of your training session. You get detailed data about the elevation profile of your session, and you’ll be able to compare hill stats between different sessions.
Hill Splitter™ automatically detects all uphills and downhills by using your speed, distance and altitude data. It shows you detailed insights into your performance, such as heart rate, distance, speed, ascent and descent, for every detected hill on your route.
|FuelWise™ smart fueling assistant|
FuelWise™ is a smart fueling assistant that helps you find the optimal way to fuel during a long training session or event. To perform at your best during a long session, you need to fuel your system with carbs and drink regularly. With FuelWise™, you can maintain adequate energy levels and stay hydrated throughout your performance.
FuelWise™ consists of two reminders: a smart carbs reminder and a drink reminder. The smart carbs reminder estimates the amount of carbs you’ll need during your session and automatically reminds you to refuel on the go based on your energy expenditure. The drink reminder is a manual alarm that you can set to remind yourself to drink regularly. You can adjust the frequency of the reminder to match the conditions and your personal preferences.
FuelWise™ helps you learn to refuel during a longer session in a way that suits you best.
|Training Load Pro||•||in Polar Flow||in Polar Flow||•||•||•||•|
|Cardio load||•||in Polar Flow||•||•||•||•||•|
|Muscle load||•||via 3rd party sensor||•||•||•|
|Perceived load||•||in Polar Flow||•||•||•||•||•|
|only in Flow service|
|Training Load||in Flow web service|
Train for a running event with a personalized and adaptive running plan in Polar Flow. Choose one of four events, 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon, and get a comprehensive training plan that fits you and your goals.
Depending on your choices and activity levels, you will receive a personal running program that can range from 9 to 15 weeks in length. Running Program also offers a base-building phase that can work for months before the start of the actual running plan.
Running Program gives you easy-to-follow instructions, motivational guidance and supportive exercises with video instructions that take the guesswork out of training.
During individual training sessions, compatible Polar products guide you in real-time. You can see your target heart rate zone and target duration and adjust your training for optimal results.
|H9/H10 heart rate sensor required||•||•||•|
|Recovery Status||in Flow web service|
|Running power from wrist||•||•||•||•|
|via 3rd party sensor||•||•||•||•||•|
|Speed and distance from the wrist|
Measure your speed and distance from the movement of your wrist. Use running related sport profiles or walking and let the accelerometer track your distance and speed - indoors and out.
For accurate readings, remember to specify on which hand you wear your watch, and other physical settings.
|Running cadence from the wrist||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Route planning and turn-by-turn guidance powered by Komoot||•||•|
With Route import you can import new routes to Polar Flow web service from other services that support GPX or TCX files. Just export the files from the service and import them to Polar Flow. From Polar Flow you can sync the routes to compatible Polar devices.
|Wrist-based heart rate measurement|
Polar wrist-based heart rate measurement integrates heart rate into a device that can be worn on your wrist. It enables you to quickly and easily check your heart rate by activating the training mode in your device. It measures your heart rate accurately and easily, and gives training guidance on how to train at the right intensity. Polar wrist-based heart rate measurement is based on Polar's proprietary optical heart rate algorithm to give the best possible results, with an emphasis on both design and functionality.
One of the key factors to accuracy in wrist-based heart rate measurement is ensuring a proper fit. The watch should sit behind the wrist bone, with the back of the watch fitting snugly against your wrist, but not so tight as to prevent blood circulation or feel uncomfortable.
|Heart Rate zones||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Speed/Pace zones||•||•||•||•||From mobile device||•||•||•||•|
|Advanced Power Metrics|
Keeps you training at certain intensity. With ZoneLock you can target and lock a specific training zone during your training session. When you are out of the preset heart rate/speed/pace or power zones, the training computer will give a visual and vibration alarm.
|Strava Live Segments|
Make your runs and rides more exciting with Strava Live Segments. Get alerts about nearby segments, see real-time performance data during a segment and check your results right after you finish. Available for Strava Premium members.
|H9/H10 heart rate sensor required||•||•||•|
|Polar Fitness Test||H10 heart rate sensor required||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Polar Fitness Test with wrist-based heart rate||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Leg Recovery Test|
Navigate around your playlist and adjust volume right on your watch. Your Polar watch connects to the music app on your phone, so you can easily control your music without having to take out your phone.
|Running Performance Test|
The Running Performance Test helps you keep track of your progress and personalizes your heart rate, speed and power zones.
|Cycling Performance Test|
The Cycling Performance Test helps you follow your progress, allows you to personalize your power zones, and tells you your personal functional threshold power. A compatible power meter required.
|Training Benefit||•||in Polar Flow||in Polar Flow||•||•||in Polar Flow||in Polar Flow||in Polar Flow||in Polar Flow||in Polar Flow|
|Back to Start||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Distance||•||•||•||•||From mobile device||•||•||•||•|
Allows you to identify your current altitude and to determine altitude-related conditions. Your current altitude is shown as meters/feet and ascended and descended meters/feet. Altitude is measured either with GPS or an atmospheric air pressure sensor.
|User-adjustable training displays||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Fun running displays||•|
|GPS via mobile|
When you train outdoors and bring your phone with you, your speed, distance and route are tracked with your phone’s GPS. In order for this feature to work, make sure that your phone is getting a GPS signal and that the Bluetooth connection between your phone and wrist unit is working.
GLONASS is a global satellite navigation system that provides speed, distance and route data for your outdoor activities. It works together with the built-in GPS to provide the best possible accuracy for your data.
Galileo is a global satellite navigation system that provides speed, distance and route data for your outdoor activities. It works together with the built-in GPS to provide the best possible accuracy for your data.
QZSS is a regional satellite navigation system that provides speed, distance and route data for your outdoor activities. It works together with the built-in GPS to provide the best possible accuracy for your data in East Asia and Oceania region.
|Speed/Pace||•||•||•||•||From mobile device||•||•||•||•|
|H9/H10 heart rate sensor required||•||•||•||•|
|R-R Recording test|
Saves your heartbeat intervals, that is, intervals between successive heartbeats. This information is also shown as instantaneous heart rate in beats per minute in recorded samples.
In Polar Flow web service you can analyze your heart rate variability with an accuracy of 1 ms, get a visualized recording, and export raw, unfiltered RR interval data for use in third-party Heart Rate Variability analysis tools for a more in-depth study.
|Training diary (M600)|
When you plan and schedule your workouts in Polar Flow or use Polar Running Program, your device shows your scheduled workouts for the next seven days. You’ll also see scheduled workouts that you didn’t do from the past seven days.
|Heart rate sensor mode|
With the heart rate sensor mode you can use your wrist unit to track your heart rate and transfer live heart rate data to other Polar products, such as cycling computers, or to compatible gym equipment, apps and other devices via Bluetooth.
|–Smart watch features|
|Watch face color themes|
Match your watch to your style with changeable watch face color themes. You have multiple color options to choose from, and you can change the theme as often as you like.
|–Cadence sensor Bluetooth® Smart features|
|–Speed sensor Bluetooth® Smart features|
|–Kéo Power Bluetooth® Smart features|
|Kéo Power Essential Bluetooth Smart|
|Kéo Power Bluetooth Smart|
|–Stride sensor Bluetooth® Smart features|
Measures your running cadence by counting how many steps you take in a minute. The sensor measures your current, average and maximum cadence values. You can see your cadence on your wrist unit during your run and in the Polar Flow app and web service afterwards.
Cadence can be calculated as the total number of steps you take or as the number of steps one foot takes in a minute. In Polar products, cadence is calculated as the number of times one foot hits the ground. If you want to know the total number of steps you take in a minute, multiply the cadence value from your Polar device by two.
|Average stride length||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Setup via mobile||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|User memory capacity when training with GPS and heart rate|
|Training time with power save options||100h||100h|
(with wrist-based heart rate and connected GPS)
|Daily activity monitoring|
|Weight without wristband||44g||21g||29g||18g||28g||44g||34g|
|Weight||31,7g (S), 37,3g (M/L)||64g||35g||40g||51g||32g||45g||66g||59g||52g|
|Color touch display||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Color touch IPS TFT||•||•|
|Resolution||80 x 160||240X240||240x204||128X128||240x204||240X240||240X240||240X240||240X240|
|Water resistance||WR30||WR100||WR30||Waterproof (suitable for swimming)||WR30||WR30||WR30||WR50||WR50||WR100|
|USB charging adapter||•|
|USB cable||micro USB||Custom||Custom||USB A-connector||Custom||Custom||Custom||Custom||Custom|
|Display texts in languages||15||Simplified Chinese Danish Czech Dutch English Turkish Swedish Spanish Russian Portuguese Indonesian German French Finnish Italian Japanese Polish Norwegian||Simplified Chinese Danish Czech Dutch English Turkish Swedish Spanish Russian Portuguese Indonesian German French Finnish Italian Japanese Polish Norwegian||Danish Czech Dutch English Turkish Swedish Spanish Russian Portuguese Indonesian German French Finnish Italian Polish Norwegian||Simplified Chinese Danish Czech Dutch English Turkish Swedish Spanish Russian Portuguese Indonesian German French Finnish Italian Japanese Polish Norwegian||Simplified Chinese Danish Czech Dutch English Turkish Swedish Spanish Russian Portuguese German French Finnish Italian Japanese Polish Norwegian|
|Bluetooth Smart + GymLink (5kHz)|
|Front LED light|
|Date and weekday indicator||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Time of day (12/24h)||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Bike settings for three bicycles||•||•||•||•||•|
Allows you to update the software to the latest version with a USB.
|Firmware update (Android Wear)|
Your device receives firmware updates through the built-in wi-fi. If your wi-fi connection is not active, you’ll receive updates via Bluetooth.
|Ambient light sensor (ALS)||•||•||•|
|GPS Power save mode||•||•||•|
|Running Index analysis|
See how your running performance is developing. Based on your long-term progress, Running Index analysis predicts your event finish time for 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon runs.
|Instant activity and training analysis||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Advanced activity and training analysis||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Sport profile settings||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|–Polar Flow for Coach|
|Coach - Athlete interaction||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Compatible with MacOS 10.12, MacOS 10.13, MacOS 10.14||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Compatible with PC Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, and later||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|iOS 12 or later|
|Android 6 or later|
|Compatible with Mac OS X 10.9 and later||•|
|Compatible with PC Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, and later|
|Compatible with Polar Flow web service||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Compatible with Polar Flow mobile app via Bluetooth Smart||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Training history export (from polarpersonaltrainer.com to Polar Flow)|
|3rd party compatibility||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|