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Polar Unveils The All-New Vantage V3

Author: David Hogan


Polar, the leader in wearable sports and fitness technology for nearly 50 years, has announced Polar Vantage V3, a new premium multisport watch that brings Polar Elixir–the next generation of Polar biosensing technologies– and a new stunning Nordic design for everyone who feels and acts as an

Polar Elixir equips the new Polar Vantage V3 with the capability to measure a spectrum of
bodily functions—such as cardiovascular activity, autonomic nervous system, and body
temperature—and translate it into digital data and insights that include blood oxygen
saturation, skin temperature, and the electrical signals of the heart with Wrist-ECG. It also
introduces Polar’s Gen-4 OHR, to deliver the most advanced and precise optical heart rate
tracking abilities to date on a Polar watch.

The latest addition to the popular Polar Vantage V series of premium multisport watches
continues to offer indispensable tools to help dedicated athletes harness their talent and
determination, and ultimately, perform at their best. It features a beautiful, strikingly sharp
high-resolution AMOLED touchscreen display, dual-frequency GPS, offline maps, and a new
processor delivering the smoothest and swiftest performance in a Polar watch ever.

“Athletic progress is defined by goals; setting them, working towards them, surpassing them,
and setting the next ones. This requires a vast amount of personal insight only achievable
through measuring and analyzing highly accurate data about your performance. This
knowledge, paired with personalized guidance, is the ultimate key to progress,” explains
Polar CEO Sander Werring. “Vantage V3 is Polar’s most ambitious watch to date, powered
by our most advanced biosensing technology, Polar Elixir.

Polar Elixir biosensing technologies are the result of Polar’s long-term dedication to sports
science, research, and innovation. This innovative sensor fusion platform measures more
information from the human body than ever before, to provide a wider range of physiological
and mechanical data points with high accuracy. This, in turn, reinforces the capabilities of
Polar’s Smart Coaching algorithms, empowering users to get even more from the most
comprehensive suite of training and recovery tools on the market.

Polar Elixir is the next-generation platform that will lay the foundation for all future Polar
products. This first iteration already brings remarkable improvements, such as the most precise optical heart rate measurements in a Polar Watch to date. Along with algorithm
refinements, the redesigned sensor structure minimizes light leakage and dramatically reduces
interference caused by arm movement, and improves power efficiency to provide 25% more
accuracy in many of the most popular sports, including running and cycling.

In addition to the vastly improved OHR sensor, Polar Elixir also brings pulse oximetry
technology to measure blood oxygen saturation, a crucial indicator when training at high
altitudes. In a collaborative study with the Sport Product Testing group at the Canadian Sport
Institute in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, the Polar SpO 2  sensor, powered by Polar Elixir™, was
validated using International Organization for Standardization (ISO) protocols typically used
during the development of medical devices. The results showed that the Polar SpO 2  sensor
generated values with a root mean square error of less than 3.5% when compared to arterial
blood oxygenation measurements. The level of accuracy provided by the sensor is similar to
commercially available fingertip pulse oximeters.

Thanks to Polar Elixir and the built-in wrist ECG sensor, the Polar Vantage V3 allows
users to take an electrocardiogram in 30 seconds, offering readings of their heart’s electrical
signals. This unlocks advanced insights into overall well-being and pro-level recovery
features like Orthostatic Test to maximize the potential of Polar Recovery Pro, so users
can assess their training readiness each day and optimize recovery.

What’s more, with Polar Elixir temperature sensing capabilities, Polar Vantage V3
automatically detects users’ skin temperature at night, offering valuable insights into their
overall well-being. Women can use these skin temperature insights to gain a deeper
understanding of the specific stage within their menstrual cycle.

“Polar Elixir is the determined result of years of R&D, backed by real science to offer a
personal guidance tool unlike anything else on the market”, continues Werring. “The level of
insights and accuracy that Polar Elixir offers highlights how Polar’s commitment to
innovation impacts not just its products, but the wearables industry as a whole.”

The breathtaking design strikes a perfect balance between functionality and elegance. Inspired by Polar’s Nordic heritage, Vantage V3 has an entirely new design that is ideal for both sports performance and everyday use. It features a remarkably bright 1.39-inch AMOLED touchscreen, which has been expanded closer to the edges, giving users a larger viewable area— the biggest screen on a Polar watch to date. At 462ppi, the content looks impressively sharp and vibrant. In addition, the aluminium bezel feels light and elegant around the clock.

A set of rugged, glove-friendly buttons makes it easy and practical to use during high-intensity workouts, swimming, and endurance sports, offering instant access to the most important functions. For the first time in the Vantage V series, the new Polar Vantage V3 is fully compatible with standard 22mm wristbands, meaning no adapters are needed.

Polar Vantage V3 delivers incredible performance, with a 129% faster CPU speed compared
to Vantage V2 and 32GB of internal storage. Plus, dual-frequency GPS measures distances
with precision and with less interference from buildings and bad weather. Even with the
larger and brighter display, Vantage V3 delivers battery life that lasts for days. Users can enjoy up to 140 hours of training on a single charge when in power-saving mode, and up to eight full days of display time.
For explorers, the Vantage V3 comes equipped with offline maps, allowing users to plan their
training confidently to always find their way.

Features like track-back, turn-by-turn guidance powered by Komoot, and Hill Splitter empower users to transform any terrain into their elite training ground. The AMOLED display with its enhanced screen sharpness makes the offline map experience user-friendly, even in the most challenging conditions.

With over 150 built-in sports profiles, Polar Vantage V3 is a phenomenal tool for athletes and
sports enthusiasts who participate in a variety of sports and activities. It is packed with all the
activity, training, recovery, and sleep-tracking tools that Polar users have come to love.

Fitness assessment tools, like Running and Cycling Performance tests, make it easy for
users to estimate their VO2 max, power and heart rate zones, so they always train at the
right intensity, without doing too much or too little. Before embarking on their next training session,
users can assess their current condition with a full suite of advanced recovery tools. This way, they
can tailor their training plan at any moment to align seamlessly with their body’s state, thus mitigating
the risk of overtraining and promoting optimal performance.

With its extended battery life, the Polar Vantage V3 doesn’t run out of power by the end of the day. As
users sleep, the Vantage V3 monitors their recovery overnight using the most advanced suite of sleep
tracking tools, including SleepWise, Nightly Recharge, and Sleep Plus Stages.

Seeing progress is easy, too. Users can conveniently see all the data and insights that the
Polar Vantage V3 captures on the free Polar Flow app and website. With Polar Flow, they
can analyze various aspects of their physical activity, fitness, and health, set their goals, and
track their progress. By tapping into training, sleep, and recovery insights, athletes can
transform their sports journey into a well-informed, balanced, and successful adventure.
Polar Vantage V3 and its enhanced biosensing technology, together with superior, science-
backed Polar algorithms, provide the best-personalised guidance in sports and fitness,
highlighting how Polar’s commitment to innovation impacts not just its products, but on the
wearables industry as a whole.

Availability and pricing
Customers worldwide can pre-order Polar Vantage V3 today on and selected
retailers for $899 in three colour variants: Night Black, Sky Blue, and Sunrise Apricot, with
orders shipping on 25 October. Availability in stores will start on 25 October.

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