Later this year, Polar Grit X and Vantage V2 will get plenty of new features

Polar has revealed that by the end of 2021, the Grit X and Vantage V2 sports watches will have a slew of additional capabilities.

The Polar Vantage M2 and Ignite 2 were unveiled earlier today. The pair deliver several incremental improvements over their predecessors, such as design tweaks and new functionality.

These new functions will be available in a firmware upgrade for Polar’s high-end sports watches in the coming months. We’re afraid that nothing has been revealed for older watches at this time.

Music control, Polar HR Sensor Mode, and more

HR Sensor Mode is one of the new features included in the update. This will be available in both Grit X and Vantage V2.

HR Sensor Mode has been spotted on various Polar heart rate bands, such as the H10 and A370 watches. It enables devices with optical heart rate sensors to broadcast their readings. These can then be detected by connected gym equipment and third-party smartphone apps, for example.

Owners of the Grit X may also look forward to weekly summary data and the opportunity to establish training targets in Polar Flow depending on power. The smartphone app will also allow users to add ZonePointers for power and speed zones, as well as last lap details and training views, among other things.

A “Your name” watch face provides some more broad functionality for Grit X owners. They’ll also be able to quiet phone calls from their wrists, and the quick settings menu will be improved. More crucially, music controls will be provided, which will be welcomed by many.

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Keeping an eye on our website is the best method to find out when updates are available for download. You can also sign up for the Polar newsletter, which will almost certainly arrive before us.

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