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.–