Polar box 2020

UPDATE: Polar about to release the Polar Vantage V2

Polar reportedly is about to release the new Polar Vantage V2.

Update 2: Polar is releasing the Polar Vantage V2.

Update: Polar is advertising a new event on 10. October 2020.

The Polar Vantage V was Polar’s beginning of a new generation of wearables. Released almost 2 years ago, it was the role model for a lot of devices: The Vantage M, Polar Ignite, Polar Grit X and Polar Unite.

But after 2 years it is time so something new. A lot of missing features have been brought via updates, but since end of 2019 no new features have been added.
There are no official announcements from Polar about a new watch, but the Finnish online retailer Prisma has (accidentally?) published the offer for the Vantage V2.

Polar Vantage V2 rumored
Shop entry for the Polar Vantage V2 (© gadgetsandwearables.com)

The entry was pulled short after, but it indicates that Polar is about to release the watch. The price for the Vantage V2 was 499€, which is the same price level as the Vantage V.

Notebookcheck.com (German site) states that the release date is 10th October 2020, but also say that this is a Saturday so it rather unlikely.

Also there are currently no information about new features the Vantage V2 will offer. The design is pretty similar to the Vantage V, which surprised at release with power measurement on the wrist.

I do hope that Polar will surprise us again and will offer all features on the release date and not again via updates over 12 months.

Also there are no rumors whether Polar will release a Vantage M2.

Update October 5th 2020

Polar is teasing us with some new pictures and information through the social networks. One post show a box (presumably for a new watch):

Polar box 2020
Polar’s new watch? (© Polar)

So, this looks like a new watch. Another hint for the Polar Vantage V2 maybe.

Additionally Polar shows sports related questions on their website:

  • HAVE I BEEN TRAINING TOO HARD?
  • HOW MUCH SLEEP HAVE I BEEN GETTING LATELY?
  • HOW DO I FIND OUT MY HEART RATE ZONES?
  • WHAT IS MY VO2MAX?
  • HOW DO I KNOW IF I’M MAKING PROGRESS IN RUNNING?
  • HAVE I RECOVERED FROM MY LAST WORKOUT?
  • SHOULD I GO FOR A RUN OR A DO A STRENGTH SESSION TODAY?
  • I’M A CYCLIST. HOW SHOULD I SET MY POWER ZONES?
  • WHAT IS THE BEST RUNNING SONG?

The first questions are not really that interesting as they are answerable with Polar Flow. The last ones are more important: Whether to go for a run or in the gym is a very good information for athletes. Also the question regarding cycling might indicate that Polar is going to release new cycling computer.

For me the most interesting question is regarding music. If Polar releases a music enabled watch, it would be -at least for me- a huge benefit as I wouldn’t have to carry my mobile or MP3 player with me.

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