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Polar V800

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Polar V800 review: specs and price

Polar V800
Polar V800
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Why is Polar V800 better than the average?

  • Battery life with GPS on
    50hvs17.56h
  • Thickness
    12.7mmvs14.79mm
  • Width
    37mmvs47.23mm

Top specs and features

Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Polar V800

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

2.sweat resistant
Polar V800

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

3.Has a display
Polar V800

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.

4.waterproofing maximum depth

30m

These devices will not experience water damage, e.g. in the shower. Devices which can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming or diving.

Best

Casio GWA1000FC-2A

200m

5.resolution

128 x 128px

Best

Suunto 9

300 x 320px

6.weight

79g

Best

Polar RCX3 GPS

33g

Sensors

1.has GPS
Polar V800

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

2.Has a heart rate monitor
Polar V800

A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.

3.Has a barometer
Polar V800

This measures barometric air pressure. It can predict weather changes, for example a sudden drop in air pressure could mean a storm is coming. When calibrated correctly it can be used to determine altitude, which helps GPS devices to lock on quicker and with greater accuracy.

4.Has a temperature sensor
Polar V800

With a temperature sensor you can monitor changes in temperature to measure your exertion levels and avoid hyperthermia.

For example

Garmin Fenix 5 47mm

Activity tracking

1.Tracks distance
Polar V800

It tracks how far you travel.

2.Provides activity reports
Polar V800

Your activity data is analysed to give you reports, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see how active you have been and to help you make improvements.

3.Measures pace
Polar V800

Measuring pace shows how much time it takes to travel one kilometer or one mile. For example, in running, a 4 minute kilometer would be a very good pace.

4.Has a route tracker
Polar V800

With a route tracker you can add your route onto a map. It is helpful if you plan to do the same route again, or want to share it with your community.

5.Detects activities
Polar V800

The device automatically detects when you start an activity such as jogging, saving you from entering it manually at a later time.

6.Has goal setting
Polar V800

Allows you to set your own goals, such as reaching 15,000 steps in a single day.

Connectivity

1.Has Bluetooth
Polar V800

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

2.Is compatible with Android
Polar V800

It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.

3.Is compatible with iOS
Polar V800

It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

Battery

1.has a battery level indicator
Polar V800

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.battery life with GPS on

50h

There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.

Best

Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire (HR)

50h

3.battery life

30 days

With a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.

Best

Tech4o Traileader Jet

730 days

4.battery life in training mode

14h

With a long battery life, you can train for several hours a week and only have to recharge the device every few weeks.

Best

Casio Pro Trek PRW2500T-7

3600h

5.has a rechargeable battery
Polar V800

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.Has vibrating alerts
Polar V800

Vibrating alerts have a variety of uses, such as interval training.

2.Has achievements
Polar V800

You are awarded achievements for reaching goals, helping to encourage you and keep you motivated.

3.Has silent alarm
Polar V800

The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.

4.Has inactivity alerts
Polar V800

The device detects when you have been idle for too long, and alerts you to encourage you to stay active.

5.Includes access to online portal
Polar V800

Your tracking data is uploaded via your smartphone or computer, and is available to view on the manufacturer’s online portal in the form of reports and graphs.

6.Has a stopwatch
Polar V800

With a stopwatch you can time yourself.

Miscellaneous

1.Has trackback mode
Polar V800

This feature enables you to track your route and reverse it in order to guide you back to where you began your journey.

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