Today, Polar expanded its lineup of fitness trackers with the introduction of a new wearable device. The A370 features an improved version of Polar’s Sleep Plus analytics as well as a wrist-based heart rate monitor that is continuously monitored.
The successor to Polar’s immensely successful A360 features a water-resistant glass lens color touch display with a resolution of 80 by 160 pixels, in addition to vibrating alerts. The wearable device is not only lightweight, but it also comes with interchangeable bands, so you may personalize its appearance however you see fit.
The tracker, as was to be expected, takes care of the fundamentals in terms of fitness tracking and will keep tabs on your steps, distance traveled, calories burned, and the amount of sleep you get. Additionally, it will connect to your smartphone in order to provide you with notifications.
In addition to this, the new heart rate sensor takes readings of your heart rate at regular intervals of at least five minutes while you are at rest. It is possible that the rate at which your heart beats while at rest is one of the most crucial measures of your overall health and fitness. When a person’s level of activity increases, such as when they start walking or running, the number of times their heart rate is measured also increases automatically.
Even though it does not have a GPS receiver built in, the A370 is capable of using the GPS from your smartphone to obtain more accurate statistics on speed, distance, and route. However, in order for the GPS on your mobile device to function, you will need to keep your phone on you at all times.
The usefulness of typical heart rate monitors has been restricted to the time spent working out. However, what about the other 23 hours in a day? “Understanding those hours, whether they were spent training, resting, or doing mild activity, is essential to reaching fitness goals,” says Tom Fowler, President of Polar USA. “Those hours may be spent doing everything from walking to lifting weights.”
“In order to bridge that significant gap, Polar created a continuous heart rate.” Now, we are giving our consumers the ability to take responsibility for their own fitness by providing them with a 24/7 perspective on their heart rate profile, activity levels, and even rest and recuperation. This is a game-changer for athletes of all levels, from amateurs all the way up to professionals.
Another significant new feature is the incorporation of comprehensive sleep analytics. Because an intelligent algorithm is able to automatically detect when you fall asleep, the only thing you need to do to use the tracker effectively is to remember to put it on before going to bed.
The system utilizes polysomnography as its reference measurement, which Polar describes as the “gold standard” when it comes to keeping track of the amount of time you spend sleeping. The algorithm will assign you a continuity score on a scale of 1–5 to show how well you slept by tracking a range of parameters. This score will show how well you slept. In addition to this, you are given direction on how to enhance your score.
“We spend a third of our lives sleeping, so if you’re trying to gain a holistic insight into your fitness, it’s equally important to monitor and understand our bodies at rest as it is to understand them during physical activity,” says Marco Suvilaakso, Chief Strategy Officer at Polar Global. “If you’re trying to gain a holistic insight into your fitness, it’s equally important to monitor and understand your bodies at rest as it is to understand them during physical activity,” says Marco Suvila.
“When you use Polar Sleep Plus and Polar Flow, your data is analyzed to offer you guidance that helps you better understand your sleep habits and the influence they have on your fitness, health, and quality of life.”
The majority of this information is seen on the display on the wrist, but the Polar Flow app provides a more comprehensive summary of the information. In this section, you’ll find additional information and charts on all aspects of your health and fitness, as well as access to Polar’s Smart Coaching features and insights from Activity Benefit, Smart Calories, and Training Benefit. Moreover, you’ll be able to view Polar’s Smart Coaching recommendations.
Even with the heart rate monitor turned on continuously, the watch has a respectable battery life of four days. When you are connected to the GPS on your smartphone, this time period is reduced to 12 hours. The device has been given a water resistance rating of WR30, which indicates that it is resistant to moisture such as accidental splashes, rain, and sweat.
The Polar A370 may be purchased right now on Amazon.