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Best of CES 2017 - Smartwatches and fitness trackers: Casio, New Balance, Garmin and more

Best of CES 2017 - Smartwatches and fitness trackers: Casio, New Balance, Garmin and more

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Smartwatches and fitness trackers have yet again had a noticeable presence at CES 2017. We haven't seen as many devices as previous years, but there have been a number of announcements within the smartwatch and fitness tracking fields worthy of attention.From new... >>

Polar Team Pro Shirt preview: A heart-rate tracking shirt for serious athletes only

Polar Team Pro Shirt preview: A heart-rate tracking shirt for serious athletes only

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Polar is at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas showing off its first foray into the smart apparel market.The company, which is known for its fitness trackers and heart-rate sensors, is basically taking wearables to a whole new level. It's... >>

Polar fitness watches and GoPro cameras will now play nicely together

Polar fitness watches and GoPro cameras will now play nicely together

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Polar has already announced a wearable vest with heart rate monitoring and GPS tracking built in to it, but that's not the only big announcement the company has for CES 2017.  CES 2017: What is it and what to expect Polar's other big announcement is... >>

Polar gives a new meaning to wearables with Team Pro Shirt

Polar gives a new meaning to wearables with Team Pro Shirt

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Fitness tracking expert Polar has used CES 2017 to unveil a new kind of wearable in the Team Pro Shirt. The Team Pro Shirt is, as the name suggests, a piece of clothing but has a heart rate monitor embedded into the fabric by way of two thin heart rate... >>

Best Android Wear smartwatch 2016: The best smartwatches available on Google's platform

Best Android Wear smartwatch 2016: The best smartwatches available on Google's platform

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Android Wear launched in 2014 with three hero smartwatches - the Motorola Moto 360, LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live. These three watches are now obsolete, taken over by fancier models that are far more appealing, far better looking and far more... >>

Polar M600 review: Top-notch smartwatch and fitness tracker fusion
4.5 stars

Polar M600 review: Top-notch smartwatch and fitness tracker fusion

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The explosion of smartwatches and fitness trackers has thrown up some real gems and thrown down some real turds, leaving us all to step carefully when choosing a new device. Polar is an established name in fitness devices, one of the oldest, perhaps,... >>

Polar M200 is an affordable GPS running watch with heart rate tracking

Polar M200 is an affordable GPS running watch with heart rate tracking

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Polar has just announced the M200, the latest in its lineup of smartwatches designed for fitness fanatics. The M200 borrows much of the same technology that can be found in the M400 and M600, but comes in at a more affordable price.It doesn't run on Android... >>

GoPro brings more stats to your action videos, BMW, Polar and more on the list

GoPro brings more stats to your action videos, BMW, Polar and more on the list

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GoPro has announced its Developer Program which allows other companies to make GoPro cameras do anything they need. It will also mean GoPro can take advantage of other hardware and sensors.Big names like BMW and Polar have already announced cars and wearables... >>

Polar Balance smart scale is here to offer more lifestyle feedback

Polar Balance smart scale is here to offer more lifestyle feedback

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Polar has announced that it will be getting more involved in lifestyle tracking by adding its first smart scale to its offerings in the Polar Balance.Polar Balance isn't just a weighing scale as it offers much more data for the user, in conjunction with... >>

Polar Activity Loop 2 review: Function over form
3.5 stars

Polar Activity Loop 2 review: Function over form

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Polar has been on the fitness tracking scene for a while - like 40 years - creating devices for those who take their activity monitoring a little more seriously. The runners and cyclists of this world who want plethora of stats including heart-rate monitoring... >>

Polar offers its first optical hear rate monitor in A360 fitness tracker

Polar offers its first optical hear rate monitor in A360 fitness tracker

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Polar is well known for sticking to its chest straps when it comes to heart rate monitoring. But it appears to have changed its mind and now offers optical heart rate monitoring in its new A360 fitness tracker.The Polar A360 comes with a colour display... >>

Polar made an affordable wrist wearable with an OHR sensor, coming soon

Polar made an affordable wrist wearable with an OHR sensor, coming soon

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Polar has confirmed it is working on a new fitness wearable for consumers, and you can expect it to arrive shortly. The upcoming device will feature a built-in optical heart rate monitor. Keep in mind Polar specialises in heart-rate monitors that you... >>

Polar Loop 2 adds notifications, vibration alerts, and keeps on tracking

Polar Loop 2 adds notifications, vibration alerts, and keeps on tracking

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Polar has announced an updated version of its activity tracker, the Polar Loop. The new Loop 2 retains many of the features of the original, but expands the feature set for a more connected smart experience.The Polar Loop 2 adopts many of the skills seen... >>

Polar V800 review: Tempting for triathletes
3.5 stars

Polar V800 review: Tempting for triathletes

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Polar has been scaling down the physical size and improving the look of its GPS fitness watches throughout the last few product cycles. The latest V800 has competitor Garmin clearly fixed in its sights, with running, cycling, and swimming activities paired... >>

Polar adds MyFitnessPal integration to iOS Flow app, Android incoming

Polar adds MyFitnessPal integration to iOS Flow app, Android incoming

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Polar has announced that its users will now be able to integrate their activity tracking directly with the MyFitnessPal app.MyFitnessPal is useful for tracking daily diet, including calorie intake thanks to its huge food database that works via a scan... >>

Polar A300 blends fitness band appeal with sports watch functionality

Polar A300 blends fitness band appeal with sports watch functionality

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Polar has announced the A300, which it describes as a fitness and activity monitor, sitting between the Polar Loop and its more advanced sports watches.So on one hand the A300 will track your steps and alert you if you've been inactive for too long like... >>

Polar Loop activity tracker band hits the UK for £80

Polar Loop activity tracker band hits the UK for £80

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Polar, the sports watch specialist, has announced the release of its Loop activity tracker band in the UK with an £80 price.For your money you'll get a black wrist band that, in a world first, also connects to a heart rate monitor for a deeper level... >>

Polar V800 aims to bridge the gap between multisport GPS watch and health tracker

Polar V800 aims to bridge the gap between multisport GPS watch and health tracker

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Polar is on a mission to bring its already well-established multisport GPS watches into your life all day, everyday. Why stop tracking when you're not exercising? You might as well measure all your calories burnt for a more accurate picture of your health.The... >>

Polar Loop fitness and sleep tracker to release in October with iPhone app

Polar Loop fitness and sleep tracker to release in October with iPhone app

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Are you a fitness freak who needs yet another fitness tracker? Well, look no further: Polar has just announced Polar Loop, a bracelet-like activity tracker that - you guessed it - tracks daily activity and exercise levels, among other things.Aside from... >>

Polar RC3 GPS Tour De France edition
4.0 stars

Polar RC3 GPS Tour De France edition

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Just like Le Tour winner's yellow jersey, the limited Tour De France edition of the Polar RC3 GPS sports watch comes dressed in a similar bright yellow finish. The RC3 was the first built-in GPS sports watch released by Polar in 2012 and this limited... >>

Polar RC3 GPS Tour de France edition gives you the yellow jersey, in wearable bike computer form

Polar RC3 GPS Tour de France edition gives you the yellow jersey, in wearable bike computer form

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Sports fitness specialist Polar has announced a Tour de France edition of its RC3 GPS training computer, and because of its distinctive yellow stripe, you can feel like your leading the pack in the world's most famous road race. Sort of.The official training... >>

Polar FT4 and FT7 heart monitors launched

Polar FT4 and FT7 heart monitors launched

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Polar, apparently the world's leading manufacturer of heart rate monitors, has released a games console. No, just kidding. The company has released a pair of heart rate monitors. The Polar FT4 and FT7, to be precise.The FT4 is the lower end of the duo.... >>

Polar FT80 heart rate monitor
4.0 stars

Polar FT80 heart rate monitor

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The Polar FT80 heart rate monitor "training computer" comes in at the top of the range of generalist fitness devices offered by Polar. Here we test the standard FT80, although it also is available with the G1 GPS module for speed and distance tracking,... >>

Polar FT60
4.0 stars

Polar FT60

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Polar are synonymous with heart rate monitors and it is difficult to go anywhere in the world of sports and fitness without encountering Polar products. With heart rate training forming a core aspect of many professional training programmes, it is not... >>

Polar FT range aims to optimise exercise efforts

Polar FT range aims to optimise exercise efforts

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Polar have a wealth of experience behind their heart rate monitors having been in the business for over 30 years. Their new FT range aims to put a personal trainer on your wrist with the introduction of three new models of heart rate monitor. The new... >>

Walk yourself fit with the Polar FA20

Walk yourself fit with the Polar FA20

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If you are looking to lose weight and get fit in 2009, then you might be interested in Polar’s new FA20, a watch-based "activity computer". Over the past few years, various campaigns have driven home the message of adopting a healthier lifestyle by... >>

Nokia N79 Active launches

Nokia N79 Active launches

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Nokia has announced the launch of the Nokia N79 Active, which will ship with the wireless Polar Bluetooth WearLink heart rate belt. This "healthy addition" to the Nseries range is angled as the perfect running companion and gets aGPS tracking and a new... >>

Polar give more power to cyclists

Polar give more power to cyclists

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Polar have announced the most intelligent cycling products in the company's 30-year history - the new CS400, the most accurate computer on the market today and the CS600 w/ Power, the most complete power measurement system at an affordable price. For... >>

Polar AW200 launch innovative technology to make monitoring exercise easy

Polar AW200 launch innovative technology to make monitoring exercise easy

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Polar, the leading innovator of sports instruments and heart rate monitors, has launched a new watch that offers a brand new way of accurately measuring your activity levels. Unlike specialist pedometers and heart rate monitors, the new Polar AW200 is... >>

Polar cs100 bike computer
4.5 stars

Polar cs100 bike computer

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The reason people go to the gym to run on the treadmills isn’t because they like oogling at the girls also in the gym or the fact that they prefer to run inside rather than out, it's because of the stats. How fast, how far, what incline are just some... >>