Polar M200 is an affordable water-resistant running watch featuring wrist-based heart rate, integrated GPS and Polar’s easy-to-use training and activity features.
Polar, the pioneer of wearable sports and fitness technology and the leader of heart rate monitoring for more than 35 years, continues to grow their running portfolio with the introduction of the Polar M200. The Polar M200 is a water-resistant GPS running watch equipped with Polar’s proprietary wrist-based heart rate technology, 24/7 activity and sleep tracking and stylish interchangeable colour wristbands. The Polar M200 is an affordable and easy-to-use running watch that provides reliable training metrics as well as live, personalised training guidance.
Designed for runners at any level, the Polar M200 provides key metrics such as pace and distance via its integrated GPS, and boasts Polar’s optical heart rate measurement, a unique algorithm developed and optimised by Polar to meet their industry-leading heart rate standards. Fully charged, Polar M200 offers six hours of training time with GPS and optical heart rate, and also tracks daily activity such as steps, calories burned, sleep time and sleep quality. The Polar M200 keeps users connected by vibrating to inform them of incoming calls, messages, calendar alerts and social media notifications and reminds them to stay active with inactivity alerts. Comfortable and stylish, Polar M200 offers small/medium and medium/large changeable wristbands for the perfect fit, available now in red and black. Additional changeable wristband colours are sold separately.
“Polar has a rich history of heart rate monitoring,” says Marco Suvilaakso, Chief Strategy Officer at Polar. “We are continuously building on that heritage by developing new technology, such as our wrist-based heart rate measurement, which ultimately leads to new products like the M200. Runners will appreciate the simple transition to training that wrist-based heart rate offers, and when paired with Running Programme, the M200 becomes a personal trainer, coaching you during runs, adapting to your performance and bringing you closer to your goals.”
The latest wearable from Polar goes beyond providing training data and daily tracking to allow users to view their training, activity and sleep details in Polar Flow, the free online service available as an app (iOS and Android) and as a web service. On Flow for web, users can join events and groups, watch their own or others’ training sessions via the Relive feature and search for and comment on others’ training sessions. Flow for mobile offers a glimpse into daily activity and provides suggestions to encourage users to meet their fitness goals.
The Polar M200 also offers the company’s unique Smart Coaching features such as the new Running Programme, a personalised and adaptive training plan available for free in Polar Flow. Runners simply choose a running event (5K, 10K, half-marathon or marathon), and the Running Programme creates a customised training plan tailored to their current fitness level. As runners train, the plan offers easy-to-follow instructions to help them focus on what’s important for improvement. Users can upload training plans to the Polar M200 in order to follow targets and receive guidance before and during their runs. Other Smart Coaching features include Training Benefit and Running Index, both available in Polar Flow. They offer motivating feedback and ways to monitor running performance and progress.
The Polar M200 will be available for £129.50 in Charcoal Black and Bright Red from the beginning of January 2017 in the UK. Changeable wristbands are sold separately for £16.90 and available in White, Fresh Blue, Mellow Yellow as well as Charcoal Black and Bright Red.