Triathlon Magazine Canada

Polar Vantage M2 and Ignite 2


$450 VANTAGE M2, $340 IGNITE 2 These two new watches from Polar offer lots of sports and fitness features, with the M2 geared toward performanc­e training and measuremen­t, while the Ignite 2 is a smartwatch that provides lots of sports and fitness features.

With up to 100 hours of battery life in training mode, the 45 g M2 has an always-on 1.2-inch colour display with 240 x 240 resolution and a stainless steel bezel. The wrist-based HR monitor and GPS provide lots of training info, and the Vantage M2 also provides daily workout plans and monitors the impact of your training to ensure you’re getting enough recovery. There are lots of smartwatch features, including wrist-based music controls, weather reports and push notificati­ons.

The Ignite 2 features a sleek, lightweigh­t design and up to five days of battery life. You can personaliz­e the watch with a variety of watch faces and bands, while wrist-based HR data and GPS functions allow you to track workouts and location, as well as sleep and recovery data. The HR sensor can be paired with gym equipment and cycling computers, and the Ignite 2 offers personaliz­ed daily workouts. Smartwatch features include music controls, weather info and push notificati­ons.

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