Polar Vantage V and M multi-sport watches are made for athletes

Polar's latest watches know if you're maximizing your workouts

The watch's heart-rate sensing isn't made to be EKG-accurate, but it's created to work with multiple sports. As well, the Vantage V is said to be the first of its kind to offer "running power", a combination of metrics for runners that eliminates the need to use external sensors. They are not smartwatches, but incorporate the strengths of Polar's history and extensive research and testing to offer affordable, capable Global Positioning System watches to help you improve your performance. Skin contact sensors are also used to help Polar achieve accurate, timely, and reliable heart rate measurements. The color touchscreen is used for daily wear, but when you train the touchscreen is deactivated and you can control the experience with the physical buttons.

Background: The three main selling points of the Vantage M are Polar Precision Time heart monitoring solution, Training Load Pro service for quantifying one's training regimes and the manner in which they affect the body, and the Polar Running Program, a highly personalized solution meant to prepare its users for specific running events. The watches also offer battery life of up to 40 hours or training time, new training load and recovery features and the ability to calculate running power with no additional sensors.

The Vantage V is the most advanced of the two models, boasting a variety of features, including Polar's Precision Prime, a heart rate technology from the company that promises a high level of accuracy.

The two watches also tout more more accurate heart rate monitoring that uses multi-layer optical sensing, electrodes and accelerometers to get both faster and more accurate heartbeat readings.

Polar Flow for Coach has been updated to allow coaches develop seasonal training calendars.

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But, of course, not every user needs to dabble with high-end features, which is where the Vantage M (shown above) comes in.

Polar Vantage M and Vantage V pre-orders are underway now, with deliveries scheduled to begin sometime in November.

The Vantage V will be available for $499.99 with black, white, and orange color options available.

The new watches will also integrate neatly with the Polar Flow website and app, which can provide training plans with the workouts guided by heart rate.

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