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Polar V800
GPS Sports watch

The Polar V800 is an advanced multisport GPS watch for serious sports enthusiasts and professional athletes who want to reach peak performance. #daretowin

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V800 Athletes

Chosen by Champions

These top athletes rely on V800 to push them even futher.

Frederik Van Lierde

Learn more about Frederik and how he trains with Polar V800

Kaisa Mäkäräinen

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John Degenkolb

Learn more about John and how he became a cyclist

V800 Features

Push your limits

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Training load

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. More ›

Recovery Status

Shows you the time necessary for recovery before the next training session. More ›

Training benefit

Delivers motivating feedback immediately after training and describes the effect of your session. More ›

Running index

Shows how your running performance is developing. More ›

Running Program

Train for a running event with a personal and adaptive training plan in Polar Flow. Choose from four different targets, 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon, and get a training plan that fits you and your goals. More ›

Smart calories

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 ›

Orthostatic test

Orthostatic Test is an easy and reliable test to determine your current condition. It shows how your heart rate responds to training and factors such as stress and illness. By repeating the test regularly, you’ll learn what to expect with your heart rate and what can affect it. You can then adjust your training to allow your body to recover when it needs it. More ›

Fitness test

A five-minute test that measures aerobic fitness from your resting heart rate, heart rate variability and your background information. Complete the test regularly to see the progress you’re making. More ›

Activity Guide

Shows how active you’ve been during the day and gives practical guidance for reaching your daily activity goal. More ›

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Integrated GPS

The V800 includes fast and accurate GPS functionality, allowing you to see your speed, distance, and route.

Sport-specific profiles

Create and customize profiles for different sports and get exactly the data and guidance you need to train effectively in each one.

Great for swimming

The V800 is waterproof to 30 meters and can measure your heart rate even in water (requires additional sensor). Supports both pool and open-water swimming.

Running cadence from the wrist

Keep an eye on your running cadence to improve your running efficiency and avoid injuries.

Predict your event finish times

Based on your long-term progress, Running Index analysis predicts your event finish times for 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon runs.

Import new routes

Find new routes and import them to Polar Flow from other services that support GPX or TCX files.

Track your activity

Learn how your daily activity affects your recovery status and find the perfect balance between training and rest.

Sensor compatibility

The V800 is compatible with Polar Bluetooth® Smart running and cycling sensors, which provide even more detail about your training.

Polar Flow

The exclusive Polar Flow service records detailed information about each training session, allowing you to monitor progress and plan further training quickly and effectively.

Speed and distance also indoors

Measure your speed and distance while running or walking indoors – all from the movement of your wrist.

Measurements

Weight 79g
Thickness 12,7 mm
Display size 128 x 128 pixels, high contrast, high resolution display

Tech

Integrated GPS
Barometer
Accelerometer
8MB flash memory
Rechargeable 350 mAh lithium polymer battery
Battery duration up to 13h of training time with GPS and sensors and up to 50h in GPS low power mode
Gorilla glass window
Aluminum and stainless steel shell
Water resistant - 30m

Connectivity

USB cable for data sync with PC or Mac via Polar FlowSync
Bluetooth Smart
Hybrid solution for sensors: BT Smart & 5kHz (heart rate, stride, bike speed, cadence, power)
Polar Flow web service compatibility with Mac OS X 10.6, OS X 10.7, OS X 10.8, or later, and PC Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, or later
Polar Flow mobile app compatibility
Updatable software
Compatible third-party power meters (Check third-party compatibility)
UI languages English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Danish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, German, Italian, Finnish, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese

Smart Notifications

Stay in the know

The most advanced training companion comes with smart notifications. Designed for 24/7 use and demanding sports conditions, the V800 makes sure you stay in the know wherever you are.

Don't miss a thing

See incoming calls and texts at a glance. Answer calls using your watch or decline them when training demands it.

Keep up to date

Check message notifications conveniently on the V800's display when your phone is not at hand.

Be where you need to be

V800 will alert you about the appointments on your calendar and makes sure you're always on time.

Stay social

Get the latest social media updates on your wrist to make sure you're in the loop.

Polar ecosystem

Polar Flow: A world of fitness

Flow web service and app

Follow your daily progress and get guidance that helps you meet your goals. Learn how your daily habits can improve your wellbeing.

Polar Coach

Free online tool for your coach to easily create training programs and follow your progress.

Sensor compatibility

Boost your performance with Polar Bluetooth® Smart sensors: heart rate, stride, speed, cadence and Kéo power. Check compatibility with third-party power meters

Strava

Sync with Strava via Polar Flow web service coming soon.

Polar V800 Javier Gomez Noya Special Edition

What's in the box

Polar V800 Javier Gomez Noya Special Edition comes with Polar V800, H7 heart rate sensor, CS cadence sensor Bluetooth Smart and Universal Bike Mount.

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Buy from the official Polar webstore or find retailer

Webstore available in selected countries

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Support

Get support and the latest updates

Update your product to take advantage of the latest features and functionalities. Get support and user manuals.

Updates See all
2016.07.05Polar Flow and TrainingPeaks connectivity
2016.05.18Polar V800 bug fix update
2016.05.16Route import from 3rd party services to Polar Flow
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Accessories

Upgrade your performance

Upgrade your training computer to enhance your experience and achieve a more complete understanding of your performance.

V800 is rated 4.0390625 out of 5 by 128.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great functionality, POOR CRAFTMANSHIP I'm on my second watch in 18 months and both have displayed the same problem. The watch has started coming apart at base and the screws are still in it. Addtionally, I have to finagle the charger and today the start button stopped working. I will not buy from Polar again.
Date published: 2016-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I got this watch 4 months ago and I love it it's the best watch I've had yet every four weeks I charge it I am impressed with the design and weight of it I thought it would be bulcky for a woman it's actually not I LOVE IT
Date published: 2016-08-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great after a month of training so far... After a month of training with this watch I have been happy with it's performance in terms of pacing, heart rate monitoring, and GPS. It's a rugged watch that I wear almost 24/7. I've only had to charge it a couple of times in the month I've had it. The supporting software such as the polar flow website have been invaluable in terms of tracking recovery and my running index. I'm also happy with the strava integration. I have not had any issues with charging as other people have mentioned, though my watch is still pretty new. I try to keep the port dry, so I hope this prolongs the life of it for me. The polar flow iOS is a great way to sync data to the polar flow web service, but I think it is lacking in functionality itself. I only use it for syncing at the moment. The charging unity is a bit clunky, but I haven't had any issues with it. Overall it's been a great tool for me.
Date published: 2016-08-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Still no Android support Been a Polar devotee now for over 20 years, but am a little disappointed that they have not introduced the promised (over a year late so far) integration with Android. We Android users still do not have the ability to see our messages on the V800 unlike iOS users have since the beginning. Is anyone there aware that Android is outpacing iOS these days? From a sports perspective the V800 was ahead of the game at launch but is feeling dated now, and the updates seem to be less and less these days.
Date published: 2016-07-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Quality mess Great design, great functions & a great idea theoretically but a mess in terms of execution and quality. I am on my third watch (in 2 years), after the charging/connecting port of my first 2 models corroded and the watch could not be recharged. Polar fixed this issue with a plastic cap in the later models which seems to work (for now). Now, my latest watch lost bluetooth connectivity (and no, I am not talking about the app-syncing issues that every v800 owner knows). My bluetooth is gone. So is my warranty... which leaves me with a $500 piece of junk. pros: - design (well 2 years ago it looked good) - functions cons: - QUALITY!!!! - satellite connection takes forever - lousy connectivity (any app) For a USD 499 product from a "quality" brand like polar, I expect much more. Save your money and get an garmin, or an apple watch (both cheaper!!!)
Date published: 2016-07-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from pairing I've owned this watch for over 1 year now. I have had three different episodes where I can't sync my watch to my iphone. The solution: factory reset. People I have 6 POLAR sensors paired to this device. Your instructions of performing a factory reset means I have to not only reset so I can sync to my iphone, but I will have to reset all 6 of the other Polar products I use. This is very time consuming and frankly ridiculous. My time is valuable. When this watch works its the BEST but having this many non-syncable events is taking time out of my training. It seems as if your company could come up with a better, more feasible solution to this problem, especially with the expense of this watch. Very disappointed...
Date published: 2016-07-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great overall, minus charging Okay, so it's obvious there was a major flaw in the original charging design for this watch but Polar is obviously helping customers with the issue. Like many others that have reported issues charging, I use a large alligator clip while charging. Outside of the charging issue the watch has been a flawless workhorse. While it may not have a color LCD and fancy display options yet, it sets itself apart by being a SERIOUS sports watch. I own a Fenix 3 and while it's pretty and loaded with a lot of features, it can't hold a candle to the V800 when it comes to accuracy and consistency.
Date published: 2016-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought this last May, very happy with it I wanted a triathlon tracking watch that generated HR in the water (my weakest area, and I was trying to see if I was spiking HR, or something else, in the swim, thanks to Polar I now know it's not my HR causing issues, so not sure what it is). It tracks more accurately than anything I've used on GPS, iPhone, Android (Galaxy S5 and S7Edge, using Strata, and about 3 other run trackers (Strava seems least accurate, for reasons DCRainmaker has covered elsewhere). On most runs with validated distance markers, it's off by no more than 50ft per mile. Tight twisty mountain bike courses it drifts more (compared to a very accurately calibrated cyclocomputer), up to 20% on really tight "back/forth" switching courses like we have around Dallas, but it still reads longer (more accurately) in total on the watch than anything tracked by cell phone GPS from multiple models and apps. Initial features were "promised but not delivered" however they've now delivered on all those promises through updates, and are now extending the feature set! (Unheard of really in a 1+ year old product, adding GoPro features now has been announced). Problems are charging (horrible design as easily known via web commentary, the M400 is such an improvement), and that is really it. The soft heart rate strap is NOT good for swimming (they do have a hard shell strap available at significant cost and not user-replaceable battery, I used to have that on my F7) that supposedly does a much better job in water, but too much tradeoff. Otherwise, if they could come up with a suitable "push-off" compliant swimming strap, which is independent really of the V800 anyhow, that's the only other common complaint I've seen (and had myself).
Date published: 2016-07-21
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