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Polar Introduces Polar Vantage M, an All-in-One Sport Watch with Advanced Heart Rate for Goal-Oriented Athletes

KEMPELE, FINLAND – Polar, the leader in wearable sports and fitness technology for over 40 years, introduces Polar Vantage M, an all-in-one multisport watch that offers serious athletes advanced performance metrics and new Smart Coaching features at an affordable price. 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.  Learn more about Polar Vantage M here.

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 guide athletes to reach the ideal amount of training to perform at their very best. The new feature monitors 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 trainings 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 trainings.

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 Plus™: 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 on 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.

Today Polar also announced the Polar Vantage V, an all-in-one multisport watch that offers Polar’s most accurate wrist-based heart rate to date and features advanced metrics and coaching features such as Training Load Pro™, Recovery Pro™ and wrist-based running power. Polar Vantage V is available for pre-order now 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. To learn more visit www.polar.com/vantage/v.

About Polar:
For over 40 years, Polar has been the innovator of sports technology, helping athletes and coaches achieve peak performance. Polar began with heart rate monitoring, but has since expanded into multiple training solutions for elite athletes, coaches and active fitness enthusiasts. Polar remains the trusted performance partner due to our accuracy, reliability and superior experience. Polar’s award-winning product range includes pioneering sports wearables that work elegantly with Polar training apps and cloud services.

Headquartered in Finland, Polar is a privately held company that operates in more than 80 countries. Polar products are sold through over 35,000 retailers globally. For more information, please visit polar.com.

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