Before the Polar event this afternoon the first articles about Polar’s new watch are being released.
The Computerbild (German site) released the first review.
It is -as rumored- the Polar Vantage V2. The successor of the Polar Vantage V is more evolution than revolution, but that is not necessarily a bad thing.
The design stays mostly the same. The casing as made of aluminum instead of plastics.
The battery allows 40 hours with GPS and 100 hours in energy saving mode.
All current metrics and analysis from Polar are available with this watch: Training Load Pro, Nightly Recharge and Fitspark support us with our training and sleep.
Also the Vantage V2 will get the routing functionality via Komoot from the Grit X. If the Vantage V2 will display maps is currently uncertain. The Grit X shows only the route on the display.
I personally have hoped for a music functionality. I won’t get it, but I can remotely control my mobile phone’s audio playback.
If you want to measure your current training status without using the metrics from the last days or weeks, you can now use the run, cycle and leg recovery tests to measure your today’s level of performance.
The watch is available as of October 10th and will cost 499 Euros.