NEW MAY 2019: replacement for the Forerunner 235(one of the best sellers in the world) but much more complete, this model has new functions that will appeal to athletes looking for a best watches under 200 with a reasonable and complete price. In addition to the essential functions for running (GPS / GLONASS / Galileo, heart rate on the wrist, recording of the course, voice coach), this model includes many new features: mp3 player, pulse oximeter, compass, record autonomy (24h in GPS mode!), excellent GPS navigation (route guidance, breadcrumb, Trackback, return to start), advanced analysis functions (training status, training load, training effect, race dynamics, time ground contact, stride length, etc. with compatible accessory), functions for swimming and cycling, Varia compatibility,
A very complete watch for the price offered. It will satisfy the most demanding and should be a hit.
The most: full, featherweight (38.5 g), long battery life (24h GPS mode), mp3 player, color screen, wrist HR, compass, activity tracking, numerous monitoring and analysis functions, 5 ATM water resistance , Excellent value
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Record autonomy and precision even without GPS signal
NEW IN June 2018: This outdoor multisport GPS watch will delight fans of ultra-trails, ultra-deep races and long hikes as well as triathletes. Replacing the Spartan Ultra, this model offers record autonomy (120 hours in Ultra mode) but above all without altering the precision too much thanks to a new innovative FusedTrack ™ algorithm. FusedTrack ™ combines GPS data with that of other sensors (accelerometer, compass, gyroscope) to reduce the number of GPS measurements and save battery. You can also increase the maximum autonomy time at any time by changing the battery management mode on watch alerts. Also exists in a cheaper version without a barometer (see merchant site).
Most: great autonomy (25h maximum precision, 40 or 120 h, intelligent battery management, 80 sports, wrist wrist, reliable, robust, precise, interchangeable bracelet without tools, baro altimeter, barometer, gyroscope, compass, weather functions, VO2max , stress, recovery, sleep score, waterproof 10 ATM.
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Powerful drive tools, integrated power meter
NEW IN October 2018: The Polar Vantage V is a Premium sports watch designed for high performance athletes or who train like professionals. It is loaded with functions, including the brand new Training Load Pro & trade function, helping athletes to optimize their performance (performance analysis, VO2max estimation, recovery aid, training efficiency, etc.). This model measures your running power without an additional sensor and informs you about muscular and cardiac demands. It also has a new revolutionary optical sensor (9 LEDs, 4 sensors) which works underwater and is precise and reliable. The watch has 130 sports profiles. It has a color touch screen, great autonomy (40 h). She knows how to manage transitions between activities and is particularly suitable for triathlon. You can connect a cadence sensor for running and cycling). New improvements are planned for the coming months (GPS route, return to the starting point, Smartphone notifications, timer for the split, etc.). A model that will appeal to demanding athletes!
The most: many tools for high performance athletes, +++ autonomy, precise optical sensor, Training Load Pro function, power sensor, measurement of muscle stress and perceived load, activity tracker. An excellent choice.