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On the right track
V650 includes OpenStreetMap (OSM) support. Download free map data to enhance your cycling experience, wherever you are.
Put yourself on the map
With OpenStreetMap support you can download the map data for the area you are riding in and see your exact location in real-time.
Find your way with route guidance
Sync your favorite routes from Polar Flow to your V650 and let it guide you in real time. Retrace your path or discover new routes from other users.
Powered by collaboration
Over 2 million registered users worldwide expand and update OpenStreetMap data daily.
Large map area
The V650 downloads map data in blocks of 450 x 450 kilometers at a time – enough for even the most ambitious day rides.
More to come
We aim to add more features in the future, because just like you, we constantly seek to improve.
See every detail
Delivers motivating feedback immediately after the ride describing the effect of the training session. More ›
Shows you how your training affects your body and helps you compare the load of different sessions. Monitor your load continuously to recognize your personal limits and adjust training intensity and duration accordingly. Available on the Polar Flow web service. More ›
Lets you know exactly how many calories you’ve burned based on your weight, height, age, gender, your individual maximum heart rate (HRmax) and how hard you’re training. More ›
Shows you the time necessary for recovery before the next training session. Available on the Polar Flow web service. More ›
The V650’s stylish exterior has been awarded the Red Dot Design Award. Clever details, like the front LED light that turns on automatically in low-light conditions, complete the package.
2.8” color touch screen
V650 tracks all the essential data from your cycling sensors on a big, bright color touch screen.
Create and customize profiles for different types of rides. See only the data you need, whether you’re indoors, on the road or in the mountains.
Import new routes
Find new routes and import them to Polar Flow from other services that support GPX or TCX files.
GPS & maps
The V650 is equipped with a fast and reliable GPS chip that keeps track of your ride from beginning to end. OpenStreetMap support keeps you on the map wherever you go.
Barometer with real-time VAM
A barometric altimeter keeps track of altitude, ascents and descents. Real time VAM, average ascent speed, shows how many vertical meters you climb per hour (requires additional speed sensor).
The V650 is compatible with Polar Bluetooth® Smart heart rate and cycling sensors, which can be used to provide additional data.
|(with mount||20 mm)|
|Display size||High resolution display (320x240)|
Color touch screen
Water resistant – IPX7
Asahi Dragon Trail glass window
Front LED light
Memory capacity over 10,000h
Rechargeable battery with up to 10h training time
Display texts in 15 languages
Compatible third-party power meters (Check third-party compatibility)
Polar Flow web service compatibility with Mac OS X 10.6, OS X 10.7, OS X 10.8, or later, and PC Windows 7, Windows 8, or later
UI languages English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Danish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, German, Italian, Finnish, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese
See V650 in action.
Polar Flow web service and app*
Follow your routes and see long term development with in-depth analysis.
*Limited support for Android devices. Check here for more details.
Free online tool for your cycling coach to easily create training programs and follow your progress.
Boost your cycling performance with Polar Bluetooth® Smart sensors: heart rate, speed, cadence and Kéo power. Check compatibility with third-party power meters.
Sync with Strava via Polar Flow web service.
Get support and the latest updates
Update your product to take advantage of the latest features and functionalities. Get support and user manuals.
|2017.02.06||Polar Flow web service update – explore something new||›|
|2016.10.20||Polar V650 1.4.7 firmware update||›|
|2016.07.05||Polar Flow and TrainingPeaks connectivity||›|
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With Route import, you can import new routes to Polar Flow from other services that support GPX or TCX files. Export the files from the service and import them to the Polar Flow web service. From Polar Flow, you can sync the routes to your Polar V800 or Polar V650 for live route guidance.
Heart rate (HR) is an excellent measure of exercise and your training intensity. In the human body heart rate is regulated to match the demands of the body and the environment. When exercise intensity increases, heart rate also increases to match the increased rate of energy expenditure and oxygen uptake.
Heart rate can be expressed as the absolute number of beats per minute (bpm) or as a percentage of your maximum heart rate (% HRmax) or heart rate reserve (% HRR). Absolute heart rate during training is not very informative on its own, but when it’s expressed and interpreted in relation to HRmax or HRR it determines individual exercise intensity.
Your heart rate value in beats per minute (e.g. 125 bpm) is individual and cannot be compared to another person's value. A percentage of your maximum heart rate value on the other hand is comparable. For instance your friend may have a higher heart rate value in bpm, but the percentage of your individual HRmax can be the same. This means that you have the same relative training intensity.
Maximum heart rate (HRmax) is the highest number of heart beats per minute (bpm) during physical exertion. HRmax is individual and may somewhat decrease as you age. It sets the individual reference value for your training intensity and is used in the calculation of the default heart rate zones and many Polar Smart Coaching features.
An age-based HRmax is a rough estimate of your maximum heart rate, and it is used as default in most Polar training computers. The most reliable and safest way to determine your HRmax is to have it measured in a maximal laboratory test.
Heart Rate zones
Provide an easy way to adjust and monitor the intensity of your training. By using hear rate zones you can also follow heart rate-based training programs. The default zones are based on your HRmax.
Different training intensities have different training benefits, for instance light intensity enhances basic aerobic endurance and hard intensity improves your body’s ability to sustain high intensity exercise and your maximal oxygen uptake.
The default heart rate zones are divided into five intensity zones based on the percentage of your maximum heart rate:
- Very light (50–60% HRmax)
- Light (60–70% HRmax)
- Moderate (70–80% HRmax)
- Hard (80–90% HRmax)
- Maximum (90–100% HRmax)
You can define the zone limits yourself as you want. More detailed information about this can be found in the Polar Flow web service.
Help you to monitor your training intensity in cycling and to achieve the optimal effects out of your training. Power zones are based on power which is a direct measure of absolute exercise intensity.
Power output is an absolute value of the external work rate, whereas heart rate is the measure of physiological effort needed to produce the power output. Seeing how your heart rate corresponds to the power zones and how it changes over time gives more insight into how your performance is developing.
Using Power zones requires a Kéo Power Bluetooth® Smart pedal set and a compatible Bluetooth® Smart ready training device, such as Polar V800 or Polar V650, in which you can see the power data from the pedals during a training session.
You can define the zone limits yourself as you want. More detailed information about this can be found in the Polar Flow web service.
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 audio alarm.
A moving symbol in zone display in your training computer showing whether you are inside the pre-set or desired target zone. This feature helps you to reach the desired intensity/pace/speed targets.
Calculates the number of calories burned based on your individual data: your weight, height, age, gender, HRmax, HRrest, VO2max, and the intensity of your training/activity.
Heart rate-based calorie calculation is used when heart rate is measured, and it measures burned calories the most accurately also in conditions like cycling or lifting weights. Activity-based calorie calculation is used in training computers and activity trackers, when heart rate is not available.
You can see the cumulative energy expenditure (in kilocalories, kcal) during exercise and total kilocalories of the session after exercise. You can also follow your total daily calories.
Helps you to understand how each training session benefits your fitness. It also gives you motivating feedback immediately after exercise. With the Training Benefit feature, you can make your training more varied by altering your training intensity and duration.
The Training Benefit feedback is based on exercise intensity and duration. It reads into how much time you spend and how many calories you burn in each intensity zone. You get a quick overview after each session and for more detailed feedback, you can either check your training file from your training computer or later in the Polar Flow app or web service.
Training Load shows you how strenuous you training session was and helps you compare the load of different workouts. For example, you can compare the load of a long low intensity cycling session to that of a short high intensity running session.
Training Load is based on the intensity and duration of a training session. The intensity of a session is measured mainly by using your heart rate. The calculation is further affected by your personal information, such as age, sex, weight, VO2max and training history.
Your aerobic and anaerobic threshold values are used in the calculation. In addition, the sport you are doing is taken into account via a sport specific factor, which improves the calculation accuracy.
Available in Polar Flow.
in Flow web service
Recovery Status helps you to find balance between training and rest and estimates how much training load you can tolerate. It keeps track of your cumulative load – that is, the intensity, volume and frequency of your training as well as your daily activity measured by a Polar wrist unit. Recovery Status takes your training background into account and estimates your current and future level of physical strain.
Too much training in relation to time for recovery may lead to fatigue and decrease in performance. On the other hand, with too little training within a time frame, you may not take advantage of your whole capacity. By keeping an eye on your recovery status you can plan your training so that you avoid over- and undertraining.
The four Recovery Status levels are:
- Very strained
You can see your Recovery Status in the Polar Flow web service. V800 users can see their Recovery Status also on the V800’s display.
in Flow web service
Back to Start
Directs you to your starting point in the shortest distance possible (straight line distance), as well as shows the distance to your starting point.
Distance (km, mi) can be set and measured in several ways. Training distance tells you the distance traveled during a training session. Lap distance tells you the distance of one lap.
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 (V800, V650, M450).
Allows you to choose the sport relevant for your training from over a hundred Polar sports with sport-specific reports. You can get the most valuable information for you from your chosen sport.
All sport profiles are based on certain logic and the most common (endurance) sports are enhanced with Polar-specific multipliers affecting calorie and training load calculation.
You can choose and adjust your own favorite sports and define specific settings for each one in Polar Flow. In more advanced training computers you can get tailored views during your training and choose what data you want to follow during training, for instance heart rate or just speed and distance.
User-adjustable training displays
You can tailor your training views to fit your needs. Customize your training views in the sport profiles settings in Polar Flow.
Built-in GPS provides accurate speed and distance measurement for a range of outdoor sports, and allows you to see your route on the map in the Polar Flow app and web service after your session.
Discover new routes from other users on Polar Flow. Add their recorded routes to your favorites and let Route Guidance guide you on the map while you ride.
See your speed on your device during your workout and in Flow afterwards. Runners usually use the term pace (min/km or min/mile) instead of speed (km/h or mi/h). You can also set a target based on your speed/pace training zones. You can view your current, average and maximum speed/pace.
Stores your recent training files. Memory capacity and number of stored training files varies according to training computer and what and how much data is included in files (e.g. heart rate, GPS). Certain languages also affect the memory capacity.
Allows you to take laps on the go whenever you want.
Set your automatic laps in the Polar Flow web service based on a certain time frequency or distance.
Real time VAM (average ascent speed) shows how many meters you climb per hour (vertical meters per hour).
When Autostop/start is on, your training computer automatically starts and stops the recording as you start or stop moving during training.
Cadence sensor Bluetooth® Smart features
Measures your real time and average cadence of your entire cycling session by wireless cadence sensor with Bluetooth. By using cadence sensor you can improve your cycling technique and identify your optimal cadence.
The cadence sensor measures your pedaling rate as revolutions per minute so you can compare the effectiveness of your ride against previous rides.
Speed sensor Bluetooth® Smart features
Measures your speed wirelessly and accurately and gives you current, average and maximum speed values.
You can see the speed in your training computer during your cycling session and in the Polar Flow app and web service afterwards.
Measures your distance wirelessly and accurately and gives you training and lap and total distance values.
You can see the distance in your training computer during your cycling session and in the Polar Flow app and web service afterwards.
Tells you the uphill or downhill inclination in numerical form, helping you to adjust your cycling effort accordingly. It shows you the uphill/downhill steepness in percentages and grades.
You can see the inclination in your training computer during your cycling session and in the Polar Flow app and web service afterwards.
Display texts in languages
Connects your Polar device and possible sensors to each other and enables you to sync your data via mobile. It is a standardized, wireless communication technology that is optimized for low power consumption and based on an open platform.
Once paired, the Bluetooth Smart sensor is automatically locked to transmit data to your training computer. The training computer picks up your data from your transmitter only.
Keeps the buttons of your training computer safety locked avoiding any undesired accidental presses.
Front LED light
Date and weekday indicator
Time of day (12/24h)
Bike settings for three bicycles
Allows you to define settings in your training computer for up to three sensor-based bikes. When you start training, you can select the bike with the correct settings for that particular cycling session.
Allows you to update the software to the latest version with a USB.
Offers an easy way to follow your training, activity and progress in the Polar Flow web service. You can see your data in a daily, monthly or weekly view.
The Diary data includes e.g. completed training sessions and plans, test results and your daily activity.
Gives you a map view of your training route in the Polar Flow web service when GPS used. On the map you can examine your training data in further detail.
Creates a video presenting your previous training routes and allows you to see the highlights of the session. The video is available in the Polar Flow web service and you can share it with your friends and contacts in the Polar Flow community.
Allows you to see and discover public training sessions that other users have shared by browsing the map in the Polar Flow web service.
Be a part of the Polar training community and meet other Polar trainers there. You can share your own achieves, like training sessions or activity summaries or you can follow and comment other trainers´ training session or activity summary.
Instant activity and training analysis
Gives you an instant, visual summary of one training session or your activity in the Polar Flow app. You can follow your activity in daily, weekly or monthly view.
Advanced activity and training analysis
Allows you to easily analyze every detail of your training and long-term physical activity in the Flow web service. You can also get a deeper insight into your training analyses, for example compare your heart rate against speed, view detailed lap information or analyze your performance related to the route.
Besides the many details you get about your physical activity and all the health benefits that come with it, you can also get practical guidance how to reach your Activity Goal and see your inactive periods.
Offers you a practical tool to follow your development with reports and graphs over longer periods. In Week, Month and Year reports you can choose the sport you want to include to the report. In Custom period you can choose both the period and the sport.
Compatible with PC Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, and later
Compatible with Mac OS X 10.6, OS X 10.7, OS X 10.8, and later
Compatible with Polar Flow web service via USB
Allows you to manually export data of your training session to third party apps and services as TCX, GPX or CSV files. You can also zip the files for faster download.
E.g. you can export a specific route in GPX format or a training session including key training data like route, heart rate, calories and cadence in TCX format.
Training history export (from polarpersonaltrainer.com to Polar Flow)
You can transfer the training results and fitness test results from polarpersonaltrainer.com to Polar Flow with the following Polar products: RCX3, RCX5, RC3 GPS, CS500, CS500+, RS300X, RS800CX, CS600X, FT80, FT60, FT40 and FT7. It’s possible to transfer either a single training or fitness test result or up to 25 results at a time.
Log into Polar Flow with your polarpersonaltrainer.com username and password. The training and fitness test results are transferred from your polarpersonaltrainer.com account to the corresponding account in Polar Flow (the account with the same username and password). Note that you can’t choose the account you transfer the results to.
3rd party compatibility
Offers an easy way to connect your Polar training device with 3rd party services.
Your training and daily activity details are automatically sent and available to be used in the services where you allow it. Now you can be connected for example with Strava, TrainingPeaks, Apple Health Kit, Google Fit, MyFitnessPal and MapMyFitness,
Polar is actively developing new 3rd party compatible services and will update the information constantly.