Speaking of which, Polar is selling a few straps of their own, and I think the grey one actually looks pretty nice. Have seen a lot of questions on this. Car manufacturers are dropping gasoline engines and clutches, Polar is leading the dropping of footpods and heart and arm straps at 66 grams and with 40 hrs of 1-min battery life. No problems with buildings: However, as I started to head out of town, there were definitely a few spots were the Vantage M sliced the corners a bit in orange on these charts. With the average power, the altitude profile and so on Polar could make a much better calculation. Only really need the extra pace accurate for treadmills, and think Stryd is abit overkill pricewise just for that purpose.
It shows your average daily load from the past 7 days. For instance, I have 3+ full years of V800 and V650 data including power meter, fot pod data and some Stryd data in Polarflow that has also sync with TraingPeaks and Strava over the years. Of course, Polar has done all their own legwork here for both training load and recovery, as opposed to licensing that from FirstBeat like Garmin, Suunto, and probably a dozen others have done. Hi Ray — not sure if you can help here as the website strips out the not equals sign. For the first 5K of this run, I ran along a rowing basin. You can also use it to perform firmware updates wirelessly via Bluetooth Smart. The explanation for the Vantages not being useable with the H10 while swimming, is simple if short-sighted.
The run bundle usually can be found cheaper than just the watch, and makes a huge difference. Hi Glenn My only issue with Polar fitness test is it fluctuates quite a lot and if you accept the value to update flow it affects the old recovery metrics and it does this retrospectively which is really confusing! Very sad thing I had the same problem, see reply 98, awaiting the replacement. Why Polar scratched them is beyond me. Your email address will not be published. The Vantage M like the Vantage V comes with a huge pile of sport modes that you can add to your watch up to 20 at a time. Yes, I think the key word here is implement. However, on the northern side, it was the Vantage V who was waist-deep in the water, while the Garmin and Apple units stayed on the path.
A lot of the features that are in the V and not the M seem to be on the gadget-y side touchscreen, running power,…. This release brings Japanese and Simplified Chinese languages to your Vantage. Thank you all for your input! Everyone else is doing practically the same thing and in some case, with more detail. The second should be a heavier weighting of this normalised value for higher levels of intensity. I also agree on your sober opinion around power.
Basically, most everything a typical triathlete would do. I am a long term Polar user. If so then the answer is no. If you have eyes over 40 yrs I would steer away from the Vantage M, if not this is also a good choice and will get better over time but probably does what you need now. With Polar Vantage V, you get a holistic view on how your training sessions strain these different systems and how it affects your performance. There are 2 New Polar Vantage series released, the and , so what is the difference? The V is the higher end multisport watch, meant to be a direct replacement of the nearly 5-year old V800. You can see it on my run from yesterday morning on the latest firmware.
I do it whenever I need to. At a high level, things look mostly passable. Looking forward to see a test with open water and the Vantage V and Vantage M. And 3rd party apps can easily handle it as well. I put plastic film screen protectors on it pretty consistently. But otherwise, it all feels the same. In the attached picture from Polar Flow you can see some of the flexibility you can have.
So for triathletes this may some day be worth spending the money but I am emensly dissapointed. I had the same issue with the M600 but my M430 reads the scale. Having an aswer will help me to make decisions. Correct me, but does the sports enthusiast they target with this watch really pine away over the look of their maps at close resolution? Oh, and for goodness sake make bands that are easily interchangeable, can they not read that nearly everyone wants that and to not be hostage to sending it away for a band replacement? I think the photos in this post are very accurate. The factor the is baked into the running profile regardless of device.
I swam 200m or 100m blocks. It is a mixed bag but I have decided to stay on for the ride roller coaster? We love you guys and all your passion…really we do. Generally speaking the watch feels great, a well crafted, quality piece of manufacturing with the metal bezel, the exchangeable strap is super good news, especially after the struggles of the custom M400 strap. Polar Service will help you get the most out of your Polar Heart Rate Monitor. Syncing with Bluetooth Smart for the Polar Flow app is supported today though, and is how I use it.
And while there are a ton of interesting features the lack of route navigation feels like a deal breaker to me. Still, Polar came to the Netherlands to meet with me and hand over watches for me to do my thing with. I could easily live with out gps routing — I have some good routes I prefer. They seem to focus on high quality metrics and simplicity of use in a complete ecosystem vs. Admittedly Polar should have included more features to start with.