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Polar V800 GPS Sports Watch
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- Measures every training session and 24/7 daily activity and calories burned
- Tracks your speed, distance and route with integrated GPS and altimeter
- Get guidance while training and switch between sports
- Waterproof to 30 m/100 feet and rechargeable battery
- Allows you to plan, analyse and set your training targets with the free Polar flow app and service
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Polar V800 is an multi-sport watch with GPS, heart rate, training load and recovery. 24/7 activity tracker measuring steps, calories, time, sleep , activity goal and activity guidance. Three settings running, cycling, swimming and triathlon mode including transition times. Features include calories, training benefits, running index, altimeter, back to start function, race pace and route guidance. Measures pool metrics and open water including stroke rate, SWOLF score, stroke type, distance. Links to Polar balance smart scale.
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From the Manufacturer
Polar Flow web service and app help you stay on track with your daily activity and training.
- Quick visual overview in the app
- Free app compatible with Android (4.3 and later) and iOS
- Deeper insight and analysis in the web service
Polar V800 with H7 Sensor
Sports Watch with GPS
Polar V800 is one of the world’s smartest training devices for devoted athletes. It’s the ultimate choice for anyone wanting to achieve their best and beyond. The V800 gives you real-time guidance in every sport you do. It combines your training load with 24/7 activity and shows your true recovery status.
Pair up the V800 with Polar H7 heart rate sensor to get the most out of your training.
- Built-in GPS and atmospheric air pressure sensor
- Heart rate also in water with H7 heart rate sensor
- Full Bluetooth Smart sensor support
- Feedback after training
- Training load and recovery status
- Personal best rewards after training
- 24/7 activity tracking
- Inactivity alert
- Activity goal and activity benefit
- Sleep duration and quality
- Fitness test (H7 heart rate sensor required)
- Orthostatic test (H7 heart rate sensor required)
- Jump tests (Stride Sensor Bluetooth Smart required)
- USB charging
- Polar Flow web service and app
Built-in GPS and Atmospheric Air Pressure Sensor
The V800 tracks your ride, run or hike with integrated GPS sensor, and it measures your speed, distance and route. Check out more adventurous routes knowing that you're only a touch of a button away from seeing the direction to where you started. The Running Index gives you information about your performance level, both aerobic fitness and running economy. The V800 measures altitude with an atmospheric air pressure sensor, showing meters/feet ascended/descended and uphill/downhill steepness in percentages and grades.
Built-in GPS and altitude
Bluetooth Smart sensors
Training Load and Recovery Status
The V800 shows you how your training affects your body and helps you compare the training load of different workouts. With recovery status the V800 helps you find the perfect balance between training and rest and get a true picture of your status before getting out there again. Continuous monitoring will help you recognize your personal limits, adjust your training according to your targets, and better plan your training to avoid over- and undertraining.
Running Index is based on your heart rate and speed data measured during the run. It gives you information about your performance level, both aerobic fitness and running economy. Improvement in running efficiency indicates improved economy of running performance.
Orthostatic Test is an easy and reliable test to determine your current condition. The V800 shows how your heart rate responds to training and factors such as stress and illness. Repeat the test regularly, and you’ll learn what to expect with your heart rate and what can affect it. You can then adjust your training to allow your body to recover when it needs it.
Polar Fitness Test measures your aerobic fitness at rest in just five minutes. The result evaluates your maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max). Fitness testing will motivate and inspire you to start, maintain or increase physical exercise.
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Top Customer Reviews
So, V800: the good, the bad and the ugly...
- Really accurate and easy to set up. Despite what I read on review sites, it picks up GPS signal between 5-10sec. First time it took 18 sec to pick up satelites. I do not live in a built up area. Mapping is really accurate (I run trails in Great Windsor Park - where you get lots of tree coverage). Plotting the map in Polar Flow showed the running path right smack on the trail - puny little watch but impressively accurate nevertheless.
- Lots of screen configuration options. Get the info YOU want rather than what the designer thought you shoud get. This is essential for someone like me who sometimes trains by heart zone, other times by speed or distance and also does the odd time by max hear rate fartlek. You can have all that on the screen (4 data fields) or just one. Yo can have multiple data screens at the push of a button with 1 to 4 data fields in it.
- I love, love, love the recovery status. What a fantastic feature, even if you should not totally trust it. However so far I'm injury free, so it seems to work.
- activity tracking is actually quite good. How good you ask? Ok, put it this way: it picked up the fact that I woke up last night to take a p*ss. So, I found it very accurate.Read more ›
As a regular swimmer as well, the watch performs but less well. You have to be careful in the pool with the watch. It is strapped to your wrist so any activity such as kicksets - (particularly freestyle kick which is generally quite a continuous fluid movement) aren't monitored accurately. It doesn't seem to be able to distinguish between freestyle and butterfly either but that might be my technique! You need to make sure that the monitoring devices in the watch are given a chance to work so swim hard into the wall at the end of each set, don't coast in.
The heart rate monitor strap is not designed for regular swimming training sessions in a pool. The position of the monitor with straps just under the chest is easily dislodged by the slightest force of water, such as pushing off the side of the pool or swimming at even the slowest of paces - Polar have clearly never tested the HR monitor/strap combo on a bare chest in a training session before which is kind of a huge design omission.
The only way the monitor works is if you wear a tight bodysuit/wetsuit to keep the monitor in place or use Kinesiology rocktape to physically stick the strap to your chest. I've tried using the heart rate monitor around the arm/leg/waist but it won't work. I have to say that you can easily monitor your heart rate in other ways, such as taking your own pulse, so this is not a huge issue (but then you need to record it in someway on the side of the pool which is inconvenient).Read more ›
The watch looks great, like everyday watch rather than the usual oversized bulky sports watch.The display is clear and easy to read and there is a choice of several screens available when the watch is used in Time Mode as a normal watch.
Setting the watch up is easy to do and the watch walks you through it although for best results you need to have it connected by USB to your PC or Mac. Using the Polar website you can widely configure the watch to display multiple screens for a very wide range of sports and activities. I have mine set up for running, cycling, indoor aerobics, and non specific outdoor activities. By pressing the Start button I can scroll though to find the activity I want. Having chosen and commenced my sport I can then scroll through a further range of screens I have pre selected and configured to show heart rate (in various forms), distance, duration, altitude, pace (in various forms) and a host of other metrics with up to four on each screen.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good watch. Unfortunately mine stopped working and UK.Top.Tech is not an authorized Polar deal which means that Polar will charge you for any repairs if anything goes wrong so be... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Francois
Fantastic for the serious athlete/gym addict however unlike the RS400/RS800/CS600/FT80 (Previous Polar models I have experience with) doesn't display a HR trend line, I always... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Edik
Just buy one.
If you're looking at this on Amazon, chances are you have a reasonably active fitness regime that involves running, cycling and / or swimming but which... Read more
The watch works fine but after 11 months the heart rate monitor has now died for the 3rd time! Feels like a cycle of "use, break, repair, use, break repair" until the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Benjamin Richard Hargreaves
by far the best sports watch I have ever owned and I have had many I love this watch the only down side is you need to use a chest strap for H/R when training which in fairness... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ron Walters
It's now 2 month I have purchased it. I am happy with the product and what it offers, but 2 days ago I had to change the batterie of the heart monitor, which was mission impossible... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Malika
don't try it, has a lot of leaks: swim is not counting properly when swimming in pool (not even close to the reality, completely unusable). Read morePublished 8 months ago by Giorgio Fadda
Excellent sports watch, a little bit bulky, but incredibly hard wearing and very cool. Screen is easy to read and has so many cool features. Read morePublished 8 months ago by KosmicTea