Polar v800.next news

It’s looking ever more likely that a new high end watch will arrive soon from Polar. Although nothing is on FCC right now there are some hints. Firstly, it’s been way too long since v800 was released. It’s a great watch (finally) but was dated a few months after release when Garmin dropped the 920XT and then Fenix 3 which kind of killed the market for black and white watches with slow feature releases.
Anyway, my slender evidence…Amazon, yes AMAZON appear to have ceased ordering v800 watches. They aren’t the only ones, various other sports retailers have quietly dropped the watch. Amazon obviously still lists it, but from third party sellers only and at an inflated price. This is what happens to legacy products on Amazon, try it with pretty much anything you can’t get any more and you’ll find one or two sellers asking crazy money.
Both the black and the blue are gone with no signs of new stock but much higher prices from third party sellers. Clearly Amazon are expecting something new and different shortly, and that might line up with CES 2017 or perhaps earlier to capture the xmas market.

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7 comments on “Polar v800.next news
  1. Amazon says:

    That’s the old color 🙂

  2. naiboo says:

    this is a very vague evidence for a new watch since the special editions are still available of V800s (https://www.amazon.com/Polar-Sports-Watch-Special-Monitor/dp/B01ECAK47W/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1477557876&sr=8-3&keywords=polar+v800)

    no doubt polar will release a successor of v800 sooner or later since the market demands it!

  3. Serkan says:

    V800 will stay in the market for a while with new black and red versions. Even v800 GoPro Camera add-on didnt show up yet. Dont expect a v800 next version from polar till 2018 January my guess.

    • Perix says:

      How can you be speculate that?
      I believe that it is not in the interest of Polar to wait so long to launch a new high end product. That flagship position cannot be maintained by a product launched so long ago and with special edition already proposed to the market.

  4. the5krunner says:

    maybe they have learnt a lesson from someone else?

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