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timed fartleks, so I re­ally ap­pre­ci­ated the ease of set­ting up the timer.) While you’re swimming you can keep track of your heart rate and the num­ber of lengths done dur­ing your work­out.

On the bike the V800 works with Po­lar Blue­tooth Smart cy­cling sen­sors so you can keep track of your power, cadence and the like in ad­di­tion to the speed and dis­tance data pro­vided by the GPS. While that sounds great, in re­al­ity the V800 isn’t the watch for you if you want to get your power data on the bike and you’re not us­ing the Po­lar KEO ped­als, which is no fun for those of us with a Quarq, Stages, SRM or other Ant+ com­pat­i­ble power me­ters.

Run­ning is where the V800 re­ally shines, es­pe­cially with the new up­date that pro­vides cadence in­for­ma­tion with­out any other sen­sors. The V800 syncs your data re­ally eas­ily through a USB con­nec­tion and the Po­lar Flow web ser­vice and app. You can cre­ate work­outs and down­load all your data with ease and, thanks to an up­date that be­came avail­able last De­cem­ber, you can even sync your lat­est ac­tiv­i­ties with Strava. You can even set things up so you will get no­ti­fi­ca­tions like calls and texts from your phone and it can even alert you about the ap­point­ments on your cal­en­dar. Thanks to the var­i­ous up­dates that are avail­able for the V800, it is a great train­ing watch that keeps get­ting bet­ter.–

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