Polar Unveils Polar Vantage V, a Premium Multi-Sport Watch for Athletes Serious About Performance and the Polar Vantage M, an All-in-One Sport Watch with Advanced Heart Rate for Goal-Oriented Athletes

Polar, the leader in wearable sports and fitness technology for over 40 years, announces Polar Vantage V, the company’s most advanced multisport watch that integrates cutting-edge sport technologies into a sleek, durable design and offers extremely effective coach and athlete interaction.

Polar Vantage V

Polar Vantage V introduces Polar’s Precision PrimeTM wrist-based fusion heart rate technology, as well as Polar’s new wrist-based running power. Developed for athletes and coaches who demand the highest level of sport performance, Polar Vantage V comes equipped with exclusive Smart Coaching features such as Training Load Pro and Recovery Pro, as well as a new Polar Coach interface. The waterproof, GPS-enabled watch features an always-on color touchscreen display, offers the most accurate data across a more than 130 sport profiles and provides an ultra-long battery life with up to 40 hours of continuous training.

Polar Precision Prime
Polar Vantage V delivers a new level of heart rate accuracy and reliability via Polar Precision Prime, Polar’s proprietary wrist-based heart rate technology. Polar’s unique sensor fusion technology and customized smart algorithm deliver a new standard for wrist-based accuracy.

“We’re thrilled to introduce Polar Precision Prime, which is the only heart rate technology that integrates three sensor types to deliver leading wrist-based heart rate,” says Sanna Merio, Segment Manager at Polar. “Precision Prime uses nine optical channels that deploy two colors and wavelengths of light to extract data from different layers in the skin. In addition to the 3D accelerometer, we’ve also incorporated new electrode sensors that measure sensor-skin contact. These advancements mean a faster response time, more sensitivity for readings, and much higher accuracy and reliability for wrist-based heart rate.”

Running Power
Polar Vantage V also introduces the world’s first running power from the wrist. Running power lets athletes train with a level of convenience and effectiveness that hasn’t been possible without a separate sensor before Polar Vantage V. Polar’s running power unifies several running metrics into an easy-to-understand number that represents the power that the runner produces during running. Wrist-based running power also offers the added benefit of no need for external sensors. As the trusted brand for heart rate accuracy, Polar now provides both metrics to enable athletes to train smarter and more effectively, so they can reach performance goals.

Training Load ProTM and Recovery Pro
Leveraging years of experience and working with some of the most prestigious sports teams and endurance athletes around the globe, Polar has developed advanced Smart Coaching metrics for athletes in Polar Vantage V: Training Load Pro and Recovery Pro. For the first time in any consumer fitness product, Polar is bringing together muscular load, perceived load and cardiovascular load into one, holistic view of training load. The new features monitor training load from each session, measure the balance between strain and tolerance in the long-term, and help athletes recognize personal limits by informing them when they’re overtraining, undertraining or are right on track.

For added measure, Recovery Pro, exclusive to Polar Vantage V, provides a holistic understanding of the balance between training and recovery by measuring daily and long-term recovery. Together Training Load Pro and Recovery Pro offer personalized training guidance and are exceptional tools to ensure athletes are improving personal performance while avoiding injury.

More Planning and Insights with Polar Flow for Coach
As an added benefit, Polar Vantage V provides Polar’s free Polar Flow for Coach online service. Polar Flow for Coach allows coaches to develop robust training plans that sync with an athlete’s Flow account and Polar Vantage V. Athletes can follow daily training on their watch, and coaches can view data, compare actual training sessions to original plans and make adjustments. Polar Flow for Coach now includes advanced seasonal planning features, providing easy-to-use tools and visualizations that offer an annual overview as well as detailed look at weekly and monthly training.

Sophisticated Smart Coaching & Training Features
Vantage V also touts a variety of performance and Smart Coaching features including:

  • Running Index: Provides a straightforward number that scores running performance. Running Index automatically provides an estimate of a runner’s Running Vo2max score based on their submaximal or typical runs.
  • Running Program: Polar’s free, personalized and adaptive training program that offers daily, tailored workouts for athletes of all levels targeting distances from5k to marathon.
  • Polar Sleep PlusTM: Automatically detects the timing, amount, and quality of sleep and provides feedback for improvement.
  • Daily Activity and Continuous Heart Rate: Intelligently combines activity and heart rate data to calculate daily calorie burn outside of training, and offers a comprehensive view of everyday life, accurate calorie consumption, and activity data.
  • Swim Metrics: Tracks indoor and outdoor swimming sessions with metrics such as stroke rate and distance.

Polar Vantage V is available now for pre-order at www.polar.com/vantage/v for $499.90/€499.90. The heart rate set, which includes Polar Vantage V and Polar H10 heart rate monitor, is available for $549.90/€549.90. The watch comes in a variety of colors including black, white, and orange in sizes medium and large. Small bands are also available for $9.90/€9.90.

Polar Vantage M

With Polar Vantage M, Polar introduces new Precision Prime wrist-based heart rate sensor technology for enhanced accuracy, providing goal-oriented athletes a reliable, customizable running and multi-sport training device. New, advanced metrics like Training Load Pro provide athletes insight into personal performance, workload and recovery management for a holistic, integrated approach to training.

Intended for athletes who strive to constantly improve and push the limits of their personal performance, Vantage M offers the ability to customize by 130+ sports, allowing athletes to focus improvement by sport category. The lightweight, waterproof design ensures optimal comfort in any sport as well as a clear, always-on color display. Even with GPS tracking and an always-on heart rate monitoring feature, Polar Vantage M offers an impressive ultra-long and ultra-light battery that offers 30 hours of continuous training.

Accuracy with Polar Precision Prime
Polar Precision Prime, Polar’s proprietary cutting-edge optical heart rate technology, uses sensor fusion to set a new benchmark for wrist-based accuracy across multiple sports and varying degrees of movement. While easy to capture HR at rest, movement increases the difficulty and unreliability. Polar Precision Prime overcomes motion artifacts to offer the best possible optical HR performance and features reliable wear detection to identify when sensors have optimal skin contact for the best measurement. Precision Prime is the only heart rate technology that utilizes three methods to provide accurate heart rate: nine optical channels using several colors and wavelengths of light, 3D acceleration and an electrical sensor that measures the quality of sensor- skin contact.

Training Load Pro
Polar introduces Training Load Pro with Polar Vantage M, a new Smart Coaching feature that guides athletes to reach the ideal amount of training to perform at their very best. The new feature monitors the training load from each training session and helps athletes recognize personal limits by informing them when they’re overtraining, undertraining or training just right. Training Load Pro takes into account Cardio Load, or how much stress is placed on the cardiovascular system. When paired with a power sensor, the feature also tracks Muscle Load to indicate how much the muscles were stressed during a training session. Coupled with Perceived Load, or the athlete’s perception of the training session, Vantage M offers an exceptional tool to ensure athletes are improving personal performance while preventing injury.

More Planning and Insights with Polar Flow for Coach
As an added benefit, Polar Vantage M provides Polar’s free Polar Flow for Coach online service. Polar Flow for Coach allows coaches to develop robust training plans that sync with an athlete’s Flow account and Polar Vantage M. Athletes can follow daily training on their watch, and coaches can view data, compare actual training sessions to original plans and make adjustments. Polar Flow for Coach now includes advanced seasonal planning features, providing easy-to-use tools and visualizations that offer an annual overview as well as detailed look at weekly and monthly training.

Sophisticated Smart Coaching & Additional Features
Beyond new heart rate technology and Smart Coaching, Polar Vantage M also adds a variety of performance features spanning multiple sports:

  • Running Index: Provides a straightforward number that scores running performance. Running Index automatically provides an estimate of a runner’s Running Vo2max score based on their submaximal or typical runs.
  • Running Program: Polar’s free, personalized and adaptive training program that offers guidance on completing anything from a 5k to a marathon.
  • Polar Sleep PlusTM: Automatically detects the timing, amount, and quality of sleep and provides feedback for improvement.
  • Daily Activity and Continuous Heart Rate: Intelligently combines activity and heart rate data to calculate daily calorie burn outside of training, and offers a comprehensive view of everyday life, accurate calorie consumption, and activity data.
  • Swim Metrics: Tracks indoor and outdoor swimming sessions with metrics such as stroke rate and distance.

Vantage M is available for pre-order today at Polar.com for $279.95/€279.90. Sizes S-M come with black or white straps and sizes M-L come with black, white, or red straps. Accessory bands, featuring woven textile from recycled PET materials, are available in white melange, orange, and petrol for $29.90/€29.90.

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