Polar archive

  • Polar Loop activity tracker band hits the UK for £80
    Sports Fitness

    Polar Loop activity tracker band hits the UK for £80

    By 15 January 2014

    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
    Sports Fitness

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

    By 6 January 2014

    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....

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

    By 18 September 2013

    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...

  • A week in reviews: May 6  - May 10
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    A week in reviews: May 6 - May 10

    By 11 May 2013

    It’s fitness week on Pocket-lint, at least informally, with two reviews of things you put on your wrist that help keep you fit: the Polar RC3 and Jawbone Up. But there were also cars, cameras, a phone and a satellite receiver that blows everything from...

  • Polar RC3 GPS Tour De France edition review
    Sports Fitness 4 out of 5

    Polar RC3 GPS Tour De France edition review

    By 10 May 2013

    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
    Sports Fitness

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

    By 9 April 2013

    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...

  • Polar FT4 and FT7 heart monitors launched
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    Polar FT4 and FT7 heart monitors launched

    By 19 October 2009

    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 review
    Gadgets 4 out of 5

    Polar FT80 heart rate monitor review

    By 9 September 2009

    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 review
    Gadgets 4 out of 5

    Polar FT60 review

    By 6 February 2009

    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
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    Polar FT range aims to optimise exercise efforts

    By 21 January 2009

    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
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    Walk yourself fit with the Polar FA20

    By 21 January 2009

    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
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    Nokia N79 Active launches

    By 14 January 2009

    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
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    Polar give more power to cyclists

    By 13 July 2007

    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
    Sports Fitness

    Polar AW200 launch innovative technology to make monitoring exercise easy

    By 23 June 2007

    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...

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    Children need 90 minutes of exercise a day

    By 23 July 2006

    A new study has suggested that your kids need at least 90 minutes of exercise a day if they are to avoid heart disease when they are older - much more than the recommended amount of just an hour. While guidelines suggest that 5 to 18-year-olds should...

  • Polar cs100 bike computer review
    Sports Fitness 4.5 out of 5

    Polar cs100 bike computer review

    By 21 February 2006

    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...