Polar makes a number of fitness products including smartwatches and wristbands that try to help people track their fitness goals. Polar is on hand at CES 2014 and has pulled the wraps off its latest training device called the Polar V800. Polar says this is its smartest and most advanced training computer.
The V800 is designed for multiple sports and athletic pursuits. The watch has integrated GPS and the ability to monitor activity 24/7 with profiles for multiple sports. The watch can automatically adjust recovery status to provide an accurate timeframe for rest needed between workout sessions.
The V800 can also measure heart rate while you swim and gives accurate altitude readings with an integrated barometric pressure sensor. The watch gives users access to four weeks of training history at the touch of a button. The large screen of the watch is covered in Gorilla Glass to prevent scratches.
The watch can last for 14 hours of training per charge, 50 hours in low power GPS mode, and up to 30 days on standby. The V800 also has updatable software to add new features in the future. The V800 will sell for $449.95 without a heart rate monitor or $499.95 with a heart rate monitor. The watch will ship in April in black with a blue version expected in the spring.