More than a fitness tracker that logs your workouts, steps, calories burnt and sleep patterns, the Polar A360 is a smartwatch that monitors your heart rate, too.
When you hit the gym, do you know how intense your workout is? And how much harder you have to go at it to optimise fat burn or improve your performance? Well, it depends on your heart rate during exercise, as well as its maximum heart rate – calculated by subtracting your age from 220. Instead of strapping a heart rate monitor around your chest, you can now measure your heart rate accurately by wearing the Polar A360, a fitness tracker-cum-smartwatch.
With a soft, silicone wristband (2.35cm wide and 1.35cm thin), the Polar A360 is so sleek, you won’t mind having it on all the time. Plus, it’s waterproof to a depth of 30m and has a battery life of up to two weeks with a full charge. This allows you to track your activity from morning to night for as long as 14 days and train for an hour per day. The iOS- and Android-compatible device vibrates when you have incoming calls, messages, calendar alerts, and social media notifications, as well as when you’ve been sitting for too long.
Your physical activities are constantly tracked, with data displayed on a high-resolution colour touchscreen. Using the Polar Flow mobile app, you’ll get an in-depth analysis of your daily, weekly and monthly activity. When working with a trainer, Polar Flow for Coach lets you share workout information via the Polar Flow web service and receive feedback. You can even share live heart rate data with gym instructors during fitness classes. Need more guidance? The Polar A360’s Smart Coaching feature helps you to chart fitness goals and shows you the best ways to achieve them.
Priced at $299, the Polar A360 (in small, medium and large sizes) comes in black, white, pink and blue. Interchangeable wristbands, sold separately, come in the above-mentioned hues and neon green. To purchase, visit www.polar.com/sg-en.