Polar something coming?

I’m partially guessing but Polar appear to have hosted some press in Madeira this week judging by their feeds, and some comments from well known bloggers. I can’t see anything in the FCC or trademarks, or even any rumours yet.

If said event took place, it certainly included cycling, so it would seem either the long overdue v800 replacement (v900, v950, v1000 take your pick!) or a v650 replacement which is less overdue. Either way, we’re too close to xmas for a sensible announcement so CES 2017 could be the date to wait for.

If anyone has any info let me know in the comments or on Twitter.

Posted in Cycling, Multisport, Polar, Running, Swimming
24 comments on “Polar something coming?
  1. Serkan says:

    polar didnt announce some updates still for v800 like GoPro integration.

    I dont expect a next generation v800 till 2018 from polar.

    But otherwise who knows?

  2. Mikl says:

    A compatibility with Stryd will be imminently.

  3. Andrey Nikanorov says:

    I guess this event will be about v800 firmware update. Powermeters or/and GoPro.

  4. Vaclav says:

    Or new accessories like H7i with running dynamics for V800 ;-).

    • lusty says:

      I’d be surprised if they flew the press to an island in the Atlantic (with bikes) just for running dynamics a month before CES…
      I’ve been wrong before though 🙂

  5. Mikl says:

    A long time ago, they mail me a survey for update the V650.
    Perhaps they work on it.

  6. Marco says:

    there was a rumor about a new 24/7 activity tracker with 24/7 HRM… may be a new version of the A360 ?
    The article I read said release date december 2016… I can’t find it anymore

  7. Aku says:

    I personally wait successor for V800 watch. Sold all my garmin products and now i am waiting new multisport watch from Polar.

  8. Ondrej says:

    just for the curiosity sake: why did you do that? is garmin not sufficient for you needs?

  9. Marek says:

    I really don’t recommend Polar. Currently have rcx5 and before that s610i if I remember correctly and there is NO way that my next watch is Polar. I really hate the policy that noone cares about the old products after new releases.
    And also, to get the data from polar, I had to write a script to get all the data and its not compatible with any other environments.

    • Andrey Nikanorov says:

      Marek,

      I have rcx3, m400 and v800 from Polar. All of them works fine and fully supported. Do not understand your concerns. Also you could export data in open format from Flow and PPT.

      New products first policy is the same for all top 3 companies and all IT at all.

      • Marek says:

        I cant use polar flow directly. One way is to upload them to, polarpersonaltrainer, from there ju must export them to flow. All seems doable, UNLESS you use multisport, then you are pretty much screwed, because exporting multisport sessions is not allowed.
        But anyway, exporting them to there is usless because you cant do much in flow with an older product.
        And if I wanted to get data to strava, I had to upload it to polarpersonaltrainer, export to flow, export as file and then import to strava(unless you have multisport, in which case, like I said, youre screwed).

        So thats my experience with polar. It isnt new product first, it seems more like new product only.

    • toni says:

      Polar’s after-sales service is very good. I have changed the V800 for various errors in 2 days and delivering a new one in Barcelona.
      In swimming of open waters the GPS works perfectly and for me, pulsations in water in real time are the best.
      I have a friend with suunto sport and the technical service is bad, I guess because they know that their product has left unfinished

    • Targon says:

      When it comes to support for old products, you need to look at if there are just newer products, or a new GENERATION of products. The RCX5 is from the old Polarpersonaltrainer.com generation. All products released since the Polar Loop, including the V800, M400, V650, M450, etc. are a part of the Polar Flow generation of products.

      Since Flow is the new platform, it makes sense that the RCX5 wouldn’t be supported. Another thing about the new generation, all of these products can receive firmware updates, meaning new features can be added without needing to release a new product. The actual need to release a new PRODUCT every year is vastly reduced, and new products are only needed when new physical components/features are going to be added. Optical heart rate, or a color touchscreen would obviously require a new model, while just adding features would not.

      As a final note, Polar isn’t a company that believes in throwing every feature at a product just to have it on a checklist. A feature saying how many beers or slices of pizza you have “earned” from your workout doesn’t make for a better product, and doesn’t help with training.

  10. toni says:

    I agree, I want my product to improve and not a new model comes out every year. I also do not understand the fashion of color screen and less when I’m doing sports that I just look at distance time and beats.

    The pulsations in wrist and more in the water needs to improve a lot and neither will determine the change of my V800.

    People are becoming too accustomed to companies taking out products every year, with incomplete software and at a price of gold. Especially in the world of technology and video games

    • toni says:

      I agree, I want my product to improve and not a new model comes out every year. I also do not understand the fashion of color screen and less when I’m doing sports that I just look at distance time and beats.

      The pulsations in wrist and more in the water needs to improve a lot and neither will determine the change of my V800.

      People are becoming too accustomed to companies taking out products every year, with incomplete software and at a price of gold. Especially in the world of technology and video games

      • Marek says:

        Oh how i hate all the touchscreen and color screen stuff. I wish there is a way to buy same functionality without the touch/color display with half the price 😀

  11. lepop says:

    Polar V800 + HR 230€ in France…something is comin’ ?

  12. Miguel Coloma Visedo says:

    Today update speed and speed indoor for Polar M400 and probably next week for V800

  13. tommy says:

    Polar confirming on facebook that an V800 upgrade is planned, but that is all the info they can give at this point

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