The V650 bike computer from Polar will soon receive a significant firmware update, the company said. This features the incorporation of Strava Live Segments, GPS-based gradient, Advanced Power Metrics, and significantly better compatibility with Power Sensors. As part of this upgrade, users will also get a free subscription to Strava Premium for two months.
The V650 has established itself as a well-liked option among riders. It does this by keeping track of your ride using GPS and by providing you with data on your altitude using a barometric pressure sensor that is built in. The device, manufactured by Polar, has a colour touch screen that is 2.8 inches and is interoperable with Bluetooth smart pulse rate and cycling monitors. It can provide you with information on your pace, cadence, and pulse rate.
In addition, the V650 comes with free maps, so you can keep track of where you are and where you are going while you ride by looking at a map. When it goes out of power, you can recharge it using the USB connector on it.
In addition to making the app compatible with Strava, the upgrade will also make available to customers Advanced Power Metrics, which will give them a deeper understanding of the rides they have completed. When you connect it to a power meter, you’ll be able to see NP (Normalized Power), IF (Intensity Factor), and TSS (Training Stress Score), which will help you figure out your FTP (Functional Threshold Power).
The V650 from Polar is a product that can be purchased on Amazon.com. You could also go with its cheaper relative, the M450 (amazon.com), but if you do that, you won’t be able to take advantage of the path import and assistance features that its big brother offers.