The firmware update version 3.0.16 for the Vantage V2 timepiece from Polar has been made available to the general public. This comes with a few watch faces that are constantly on, updated navigation features, and the ability to announce your heart rate.
The software update was disclosed for the first time a few weeks ago when Polar Grit X Pro was introduced to the market. The available product one year ago has been updated with several enhancements. It features more robust construction, a compass, compatibility for the Galileo and QZSS satellite navigation systems, and several software-based improvements.
Some of these software changes are now trying to make their way across to the Polar Vantage V2, which was released earlier this year. Utilizing FlowSync on either your personal computer or your Mac will allow you to download and install the software successfully. You also have the option of completing this action by utilizing the Flow mobile application that is installed on your mobile device.
The Following are Some of the Modifications Made to the Software:
- Those who take pleasure in out-of-the-way excursions and hiking will find this activity to their liking. Features related to navigation include Route and Elevation profiles, which ensure that the user will never become disoriented. This will provide you with real-time information regarding your position, i.e., where in the route you are at the moment. Should you decide to change your mind, there is no need for concern because the device may alter the route on the fly. You are guaranteed to be able to navigate back to the starting point using the TrackBack functionality.
- Always-on dashboard features include a few new watch faces that are always displayed. These feature a Location watch face that shows the time and readings from an altimeter, compass, and GPS. The Sunrise & Sunset watch face is relatively straightforward in terms of its display.
- Thanks to the new heart rate sensor function, you may now utilize the gadget on your forearm to announce your heart rate. You may now link them to your device using Bluetooth and then access your heart rate measurements. Beneficial if you make frequent use of fitness equipment or download third-party apps.
- The list of enhancements does not conclude with the ones described above. In addition to these basic bug repairs, the most recent software update allows you to customize the amount of light emitted by the backlight on your V2. Now, the controls for your music can be located on a watch face that is only dedicated to music, making accessing them much simpler and more expedient.
Installing new firmware upgrades is not without its potential dangers. However, things are looking up so far. According to the earliest reviews, everything functions exactly as it should with firmware version 3.0.16.
In addition to several updated editions of Vantage V2 that were introduced at the beginning of this month, the software has also been updated. The only difference is in the design. However, these arrive with the same identical equipment as the other option. Black and silver are the two available colors for the Shift Edition of the Vantage V2 model that may be purchased. The new Red version is available for purchasers who want something with a bit more glitz. This one has an H10 heart rate strap already attached to it when you purchase it.