Polar fitness tracker review
Product: Polar A300 Fitness tracker
Price: $129.99 (retail)
Polar H10 Heart Rate Monitor: $76.45
Find Best Price: Amazon.com
Weight: 48 grams
Guarantee: 2 Year Full Warranty
My Rating: 7.5 out of 10
The Polar A300 Fitness Tracker Product Overview
If you’re anything like me when I first started working out and losing weight, I needed a lot of help and guidance, as mentioned in a previous post.
I would have to say one key to my success in staying motivated with weight loss and performing cardio was a Polar fitness tracker.
I was introduced to a personal trainer who began to teach me about strength training and also gave me alternative foods to eat that would aid and sustain with my fat loss.
He also introduced me to a couple of different types of cardio and encouraged me to purchase a fitness tracker with a heart rate monitor to track my heart rate and calories burnt whilst training to motivate me I guess.
So If you’re just starting out and don’t know where to start either and are looking for a fitness tracker to motivate you, have a look at my review on polar fitness tracker.
What is a Fitness Tracker?
A fitness or activity tracker is simply a device or application that monitor’s and record a person’s fitness activity tracking things such as distance walked or run, calorie consumption in a day, and in some case’s heartbeat and quality of sleep.
The information from your fitness tracker is then synced to either a smartphone app or computer where you can see all your data and how you are tracking with your calories burnt, steps you have walked, and how your sleep was, and if you’re working out and have a heart rate monitor, can track your session that you just smashed out.
24/7 ACTIVITY TRACKING
The A300 is great at a click of a button it shows your daily activity, it also shows your steps, distance and burned calories so far, and how much more is required to achieve your daily goal.
Heart rate sensor is sold separate so when paired up with Polar H10 heart rate sensor, this measures your every heartbeat and lets you know if you’re mostly burning fat or improving your fitness.
Polar prides itself in this technology stating it gives the most accurate calorie burn in heart rate based training.
Let’s you know exactly how many calories you’ve burned. This is done on an individual bases based on your data: weight, height, age, gender and the intensity of physical activity you do in a day.
The VO2 feature tells you exactly how your fitness level is progressing by measuring your aerobic fitness at rest heart rate evaluating your maximal oxygen uptake.
The A300 if you keep it on all night also tracks your sleep time and quality of sleep. With the data collected learn from your sleeping patterns in Polar Flow web service and app.
The interchangeable A300 colored wristbands are easily changed to reflect your style and mood.
Choose from either Powder White, Charcoal Black, Sorbet Pink, Mellow Yellow, Indigo Blue and Storm Grey.
VIBRATING INACTIVITY ALERT
This will remind and motivate you to remain active with a vibration alert to get you up and moving after sitting still for 55 minutes.
POLAR FLOW SITE SYNCING CONNECTIVITY
Polar has its own online capability which tracks and communicates with both iOS and Android devices where you can automatically upload your stats to the Polar Flow Site.
This allows you to store your daily activity stats as well as information on individual activities, giving you a complete picture of how effective and efficient you’re working out is.
MY Fitness Pal Syncing:
Recently Polar added within their Flow app the capability to automatically sync your stats with My Fitness Pal app, which is one of the most popular apps on the market for diet and exercise.
· Track many activities, swimming, cycling, strength training, walking
· Waterproof resistant
· Easy to navigate
· Bright blue back light
· Long battery life
· Changeable wristbands
· Tracks fitness via V02
· Polar Flow app
· Sync your stats with My Fitness Pal app
- Appears clunky
- No heart rate monitor provided is bought separately
- Doesn’t connect to the net like a smart watch
Polar H10 Heart rate Monitor
So if you work out regularly and enjoy running then I would highly recommend purchasing a heart rate monitor being the Polar H10. As the A300 does not come with a heart rate monitor it will have to be bought separately.
When it comes to accuracy and tracking your fitness levels and knowing your resting heart rate, your max heart rate and fat burning zone, it’s well worth the money as this will give you the best indication of your progress and keeps you on track.
No matter what your fitness aspirations are or how much your budget is this entry level fitness tracker will definitely meet your needs and keep you on track with your fitness goals and keep you motivated at the same time, hope you enjoyed the review.