Polar has launched Unite today, a new lifestyle everyday fitness watch. This is their most lightweight and affordable timepiece yet.
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The device packs a bright, color touchscreen on top of a slim and attractive body which weights a mere 32 grams. Users will get the basic fitness tracking sensors and battery life of up to four days in watch mode with continuous heart rate tracking and up to 50 hours with connected GPS.
There is nothing particularly new as far as functionality, but Polar has taken some of the best features from its existing range that are designed to take the guesswork out of fitness.
- FitSpark or daily training guide with ready-made workouts that you can do anywhere;
- Sleep Stages which spit out a wealth of stats on your nightly rest, along with a Sleep Score and insights; and
- Nightly Recharge which measures how well your autonomic nervous system (ANS) has recovered. This will let you know whether you should push hard that day or take it easy.
The rest is pretty standard Polar stuff. There is continuous heart rate, a quick fitness test for continual improvement, Serene relaxing experiences, tips and insights on activity and calories burned.
Price and availability
Looking at the specs, the Unite reminds very much of Ignite. Apart from slight design tweaks, the main difference seems to be the lack of built-in GPS on the former. Hence, its price is more budget friendly.
The new timepiece is available from today on polar.com in a choice between black, white, pink and blue. Small and M/L bands can be found inside the $149.95 package. This is about $70-80 dollars less than the cost of Polar Ignite. If you need an everyday fitness watch and don’t require build-in GPS, Polar Unite presents itself as an attractive option.
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