Much more than just a heart rate monitor. Built-in GPS keeps track of your ride, run, or hike measuring your speed, distance, and route. Syncs with phone, tablet, or computer for use with Polar Flow app/website to track progress and personalize settings. Waterproof to 30m. Counts laps.
Heart rate monitor doesn’t really work while swimming.
Great choice for basic function without the bells and whistles of other fitness trackers. Loved for its continuous, accurate heart rate monitor (chest strap included). Beeps when you go out of your zone, a function that can be turned on/off. Tracks calories burned. Also tells time and date.
Strap must be cleaned regularly to work properly. No stopwatch function.
Well-liked for its functionality and affordability. Accurate heart rate reading continually displayed. Calculates calories burned and fat-burning zone. Can be used as normal watch when not in exercise mode (displays time, day, date). Comfortable chest strap stays in place and is washable. Popular with men and women.
Limited information displayed on watch; LCD display feels outdated.
Calculates altitude. Rechargeable battery lasts for a full-day hike or run. Syncs with Polar app/website for training programs. Popular among triathletes. Comes with heart rate strap. Highly readable screen.
Not water-resistant. GPS signal takes a few minutes to pick up.
Popular for its three customizable cardio zones: calorie-burning, fat-burning, and maintenance. Tracks weekly goals and rewards you with a “trophy” when you reach them. Waterproof. Easy to use and doesn’t require a phone or computer.
No stopwatch function. Heart rate monitor doesn't work in the water.
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A Polar watch is designed for athletes of all ages. It allows you to track your heart rate, calories burned, and other exercise data. Plus, each watch syncs with a smartphone, tablet, or computer, enabling you to evaluate your exercise progress over time. Some watches can be customized to different cardio zones. Additionally, various watches are waterproof, which means you can wear your watch when you swim. A Polar watch even enables you to measure your distance, speed, and route during walks, runs, and bike rides. It comes in multiple styles, sizes, and colors. And when you are not exercising, a Polar watch can be used as an everyday watch that displays the date and time.
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