Polar release ground-breaking device
NEW PREMIUM MULTI-SPORT WATCH OFFERS ADVANCED METRICS AND COACHING FEATURES, INCLUDING WRIST-BASED RUNNING POWER
WEARABLE sports and fitness tech company Polar has launched the Vantage V, described as its most advanced multisport watch, developed for athletes and coaches who demand the highest level of sport performance.
A whole host of cutting-edge sport technologies have been integrated into the new sleek design, with advanced metrics and coaching features including Training Load Pro, Recovery Pro and wrist-based running power – it’s the world’s first watch to offer this.
Given the amount of data which can be recorded by the device, Running With Us coach Tom Craggs has described it as “potentially a game-changer” for coaches. As well as Polar Precision Prime, which has been designed to offer a new level of heart rate accuracy and reliability, the Polar Vantage V can also measure power, without the need for external sensors.
Running power is based on speed, how fast that speed is changing and altitude gradient (based on barometer), displaying the information as a number representing the power that the user’s muscles are supplying during running – in real time.
Created to complement heart rate, it helps to measure external work rate, for example how much leg muscle work is required and thus strained.
These metrics help athletes and coaches to understand their body and the impact of their training, through Training Load Pro and Recovery Pro.
The waterproof, GPS-enabled watch weighs 66g and has a battery life which will allow up to 40 hours of continuous training.
The Polar Vantage V can be pre-ordered at polar.com/ vantage for £439.
As part of its #BloodSweatAndData launch, Polar also announced the Polar Vantage M, an all-in-one multisport watch that offers advanced performance metrics and Smart Coaching features at a lower price of £249.