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Polar Unveils Polar Vantage V, a Premium Multi-Sport Watch for Athletes Serious About Performance

KEMPELE, FINLAND – 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. Learn more about Polar Vantage V here.

Polar Vantage V introduces Polar’s Precision Prime™ 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 touch screen 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 one, 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. Learn more about training with Polar’s running power here.

Training Load Pro™ 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 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 wholistic 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. Learn more about Polar’s newest Smart Coaching features here.

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 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 & 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 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.

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.

Today Polar also announced the Polar Vantage M, an all-in-one multisport watch that offers serious athletes advanced performance metrics and Smart Coaching features at an affordable price. Polar Vantage M is available for $279.90/€279.90. To learn more visit www.polar.com/vantage/m.

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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