Polar Vantage V2 sports watch is packed with training features

Polar is launching the successor to its top segment sports watch. The Vantage V2 is extremely light, has a long battery life and more training features than you could ever need.

Of Polar Vantage V2 weighs just 52 grams, or 21% less than Vantage V, despite a full aluminum housing and a long battery life of 40 to 100 hours, depending on how you use the heart rate function with reliable measurement on the wrist.

There is one specifically for riders conditietest which is based on FTP, and you can choose from a 20, 30, 40 or 60 minute test. Afterwards you will see your FTP value, VO2Max and W / kg. Of course you will need a compatible power meter, but if you have a reliable indoor trainer with integrated wattage measurement, then of course that is the best option for such a type of test.

In addition, you have many other training functions, such as the Leg recovery test, which shows you whether you are really ready for speed or strength training. You do not need any other meters or devices for that. With Training Load Pro you gain insight into how your training sessions load the different systems of your body, and how much you have been training lately.

Recovery Pro, measures how recovered your body is, and provides warnings about possible overtraining or injury. Sleep Plus Stages tracks your sleep and the sleep cycles (light, deep and REM) so that you can get an idea of ​​your sleep quality. Nightly Recharge not only tracks your sleep pattern but also your autonomic nervous system, so you know how well you slept.

Fitspark offers you personalized workouts that you can do anywhere based on the collected data. Fuelwise in Energy Sources teach you to replenish your energy supply and keep your energy level high. For example, you will find out whether your fat burning has improved.

You also get a reliable weather forecast, route guidance with Komoot, Strava Live Segment en Hill Splitter (ideal for those who like to climb quickly). Music Controls is useful for skipping a number without having to take your phone out of your pocket. This is compatible with Android and iOS and with all music players on your phone.

In the new training overview dashboard you get a smooth weekly overview, but otherwise you can also just see what is important to you on the Vantage V2, and there are new ‘watch’ interfaces to choose from.

The connection with the online platform is important Polar Flow, with which you can easily connect to many apps such as Strava and Endomondo.

The Polar Vantage V2 costs 499.90 euros or 50 euros extra with H10 heart rate sensor. There are also six additional bracelets available at EUR 34.90 in various sizes.

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