The new Polar Vantage V2 is packed with recovery science

Polar Vantage V2 Features

Polar has just released its latest fitness watch, Polar Vantage V2, focussed on body recovery science and many novel features.

This new waterproof, multisport GPS watch comes with all of Polar’s sports expertise in one package offering value to a wide variety of users.

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Featuring a long battery life (up to 40 hours of continuous training time) the Polar Vantage 2 provides the following key features:

  1. Advanced wrist-based heart rate data powered by Precision Prime sensor fusion technology
  2. Gorilla Glass based Color Touch Always on Display
  3. Music controls
  4. Sleep Monitoring with detailed sleep stage metrics
  5. Swimming metrics ( The Vantage V2 is water-resistant up to 100 meters)
  6. Serene breathing exercises
  7. VO2 Max running index

In order to support beginning and experienced athletes alike, the new Fitness watch from polar has a number of fitness assessment functions that are unique offerings.Polar Vantage 2 performance tests

The Running Performance Test helps you keep track of your progress and provides personalization options for heart rate, speed, and power zones. Similarly, the Cycling performance test allows personalizing your power zones.

Focus on Recovery Science along with training

The new Polar Vantage V2 has also been designed to provide numerous metrics and insights around your body’s recovery from training. 

The training Load Pro feature helps you see how much you’ve been training lately and how your training sessions strain the different parts of your body. 

Similarly, ProRecovery Pro™  tells you whether your body is ready for training and offers you recovery feedback right on your watch.

The Vantage V2’s personalized feedback

With Recovery Pro you get feedback for both your current cardio recovery level and your longer-term training and recovery balance. Polar Vantage V2 combines these two into a daily personalized training recommendation.

Cardio Recovery Feedback on Polar Advantage 2

For runners and cyclists, the Vantage 2 also offers the Leg Recovery Test (a unique feature to Polar) that tells you whether your legs are ready for high-intensity training, in just a couple of minutes without any specialist equipment.

There is also the Nightly Recharge™ recovery measurement which shows you how well you recover from the demands of your day during the night. 

If you are into high intensity and long duration training, the Polar Vantage 2 offers you a Fuelwise smart assistant that will help you maintain adequate energy levels during the training.

Polar’s third-party support

Beyond these recovery focussed offerings, the fitness watch integrates with the Polar Flow platform offering you a simple yet insightful portal into designing your training plans and staying connected with communities from Strava, Komoot, myFitnessPal, and more.

Although the Polar Vantage 2 does not offer as many health monitoring options such as SpO2 analysis or ECG notifications as other wearables out there, the fitness watch is a solid platform for fitness enthusiasts who are looking for a watch that is focussed on training science and integrates well with established fitness apps and communities such as Strava and Komoot.

Pricing and availability

The new Polar Vantage 2 is available for pre-order starting at $499.95 and is expected to start shipping beginning 14th of October. The watch comes in three baseline color designs. You can choose the Black and Black classic look, or choose between a Silver and Gray lime or Black and Green scheme.

Will you be upgrading to the new Polar Vantage 2 or will you get the Polar Unite?

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Sudz Niel Kar
I am a technologist with years of experience with Apple and wearOS products, have a BS in Computer Science and an MBA specializing in emerging tech, and owned the popular site AppleToolBox. In my day job, I advise Fortune 500 companies with their digital transformation strategies and also consult with numerous digital health startups in an advisory capacity. I'm VERY interested in exploring the digital health and fitness-tech evolution and keeping a close eye on patents, FDA approvals, strategic partnerships, and developments happening in the wearables and digital health sector. When I'm not writing or presenting, I run with my Apple Watch Ultra or Samsung Galaxy Watch and closely monitor my HRV and other recovery metrics.


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