Polar has a large range of sports watches, and the new Polar M200 has been launched as the companies, one-two punch, with GPS tracking and optical HRM budget watch. At £130 RRP the Polar M200 may be a very interesting proposition. But what has Polar had to do in order to hit that price point?
Tag: optical HRM
Not all running tech costs the earth! Nowhere is that more evident than with Garmin’s Forerunner 35, which I’ve been putting through its paces over the last couple of months. So the question has to be if Garmin does a budget price, does that mean you only get budget performance? Let’s see!
The Polar M430 is an update to the excellent Polar M400 running watch, with the inclusion of heart rate monitoring on the rear. So now that optical HRM has trickled down to the mid levels of Polar’s portfolio, what’s the M430 like out on the run?
Has a year of further firmware development and new hardware in the form of optical heart rate monitoring made the Suunto Spartan into the watch we had always dreamt of, or it all spec sheet and no substance?
The Fitbit Alta HR launched nearly one year after the debut of the original Alta. Has the addition of an optical heart rate monitor managed to catapult the Alta from being an “Also ran” device to one of the categories best devices? Let’s take a long hard look
Polar have made a BIG decision. Bringing in Android Wear as the core operating system for the Polar M600. Yes, they have applied their own tweaks to the top of the system, but is the M600 a true Polar?. Has Polar sold out? Or with one product release have they catapulted themselves over their rivals?…
When the FitBit Blaze launched earlier this year in Las Vegas, in spite of the Blaze’s smoking looks, I think it’s fair to say it didn’t set the world on fire. Which is a shame! After living with the FitBit Blaze for a few months, whilst it might not have initially been a white hot…
Gone of the days of TomTom purely being a car GPS system. Now TomTom is powering the tech behind Apple Maps, and has successfully branched out into sports gear – hence this review of the TomTom Spark Cardio – Running, music and optical HR, what more could you want?
The Fenix 3 its great. It’a my personal watch. What would have made it better is an optical heart rate sensor. Well Garmin have answered my heart’s desire… The question this Garmin Fenix3 HR Review will ask, is it worth the price of admission however?