Polar Announces the World’s Smartest training watch.
Polar unveiled the world’s smartest and most advanced training computer, now available in the Middle East. Designed for professional athletes and demanding amateurs for whom sport is a way of life, the new Polar V800 with integrated GPS helps you reach peak performance just when you need it. It combines your workout training load with data on day-to-day activities, so you have a true picture of your required recovery time before getting out there again. Its technology you’ll want on your wrist 24/7.
The Polar V800 encompasses the best of Polar’s design and technology and is used by top athletes such as IRONMAN world champion, Frederik Van Lierde. It features an integrated GPS and supports multiple sports, from running, cycling and swimming to skiing and triathlon. Not only does each sport benefit from its own customizable profile, but the Polar V800 also seamlessly changes between sports, recording your full performance, including transition times between each sport.
Most importantly, the Polar V800 helps serious athletes gain an edge by training, and recovering smart. It offers:
Smart and accurate monitoring of training sessions as well as the smallest activities in your everyday life, thanks to an integrated activity tracker. Now every movement is registered, from your toughest workout, to a walk up the stairs. The Polar V800 tracks every activity, even when you are not training, and it will automatically adjust your recovery status to give a true account of how much rest you get in between hard sessions.
Instant analysis and in-depth insights into all your training and recovery on the Polar V800 when used with the Polar Flow web service. The Polar Flow mobile app connects seamlessly with the Polar V800, synching the data gathered instantly with the Polar Flow web service to provide a full picture of all the data you need to train properly. Polar Flow also connects you to a community of similarly minded athletes and friends through its social functionality.
The Polar V800 also offers a host of other unique features that makes it stand out. It records your heart rate even while swimming – making it perfect for triathletes – and includes the most accurate altitude readings with a built-in barometric pressure sensor. It has a high-contrast black and white display which is optimized for different sports. The screen is easy to read, even in low-light conditions, and is very power efficient. This contributes to the excellent overall battery life of the rechargeable Polar V800, which offers up to 14 hours of training time, 50 hours in low power GPS mode, or 30 days in time mode with 24/7 activity monitoring.
Polar V800 also provides Running Index data on your aerobic fitness and running economy, as well as an Orthostatic Test to help you avoid over-training by gaining insight into recovery status over a long period of time. You can access four weeks of your training history at the touch of a button and can also share your Polar Flow data with your coach.
The Polar V800 is made for the most demanding of sports and features a large, scratch-resistant, Gorilla Glass face, similar to that used on the most advanced smartphones. This is set in stainless steel with an aluminum core and soft, breathable polyurethane straps. It’s a combination of strength, lightness, style and comfort.
Additionally, the Polar V800 features updatable software which will allow users to add new features from the comfort of their own home. This will include a power monitoring function for serious cyclists, which will be available in the middle of 2014 to be used in conjunction with new Bluetooth Smart power pedals. The wireless connection to a smartphone creates the possibility for further features, such as SMS notification and music control, which will be added as updates later in 2014.
Marco Suvilaakso, Director of Product Management at Polar said: “Athletes have been waiting for our new flagship product and we are incredibly excited to be presenting it for the first time this year. This is Polar’s smartest and most advanced training computer ever. It is designed for the most demanding athletes and sports in the world. We know that its design, integrated GPS and smart training features will delight our customers, whether you’re running, swimming, cycling, skiing or even doing them all. The Polar V800 helps you know just when you need to recover from a tough session and when you are ready to get back out there.”
“We are delighted to continue our work with Polar to introduce the ultimate flagship Polar V800 to all our sports enthusiasts in the region,” said Nicolas Girot, Founder of Sport In Life Distribution. This new device takes training guidance to the next level, no matter the sport, and we’re passionate the Polar V800 will bring superior workout benefits to professional athletes and demanding amateurs, for whom sport is a way of life.”
IRONMAN world champion, Frederik Van Lierde, said: “I train up to 35 hours a week and I need a smart training tool that gives me deep insight into my performance, whether I’m swimming, running or on a bike. The Polar V800 goes with me anywhere. And because it also measures even my smallest activity, it helps me know how I’m benefitting from the rest I need to stay at the top of my game.”
The Polar V800 with integrated GPS retails at AED 2,290. It will be available exclusively for pre-launch from Go Sport stores throughout the UAE, Qatar and Oman from mid-July and available from all other major sports stores from August.