Polar has announced today it is upgrading its heart rate training app with Smart Coaching features. Previously these were only available as in-app purchases.
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The Polar Beat app turns your smartphone into a fitness tracker, providing real-time heart rate data and training guidance. If you pair the app with a Polar heart rate sensor, such as the Polar OH1 or Polar H10, there is now some additional functionality.
These new Smart Coaching features include the following:
- Fitness Test: this is a five minute test that gives you a gauge of your current fitness level;
- EnergyPointer: gives guidance on how to achieve your goals faster by illustrating the main effects of workouts;
- Benefit Target: allows you to set goals and receive real-time voice guidance to help you achieve them;
- Running Index: provides an easy to understand metric illustrating how your running performance and efficiency is changing over time.
Polar has also announced today some new colour options for its OH1 armband and H10 chest strap. This includes melange grey, melange orange and melange turquoise.
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