Polar has added to its coronary heart charge monitor line-up with the all-new Verity Sense.
The Polar Verity Sense strikes away from the usual EKG chest strap utilized by the present H9, H10 and OH1 units to make use of an optical sensor that’s designed to be positioned (practically) anywhere on the physique.
Polar says you can connect the Verity Sense on the arm, leg and even the temple – making it extra versatile than a normal chest strap or wrist-based sensor. It additionally simply has one button to start out monitoring exercise.
It’s particularly geared toward swimmers and can be clipped to goggles to measure coronary heart charge, distance and tempo from the pinnacle.
As we’ve lengthy reported, the wrist isn’t an excellent place to measure coronary heart charge – particularly if you’re bending or flexing it throughout train.
Boxers, swimmers, Crossfitters will all undergo inaccuracy and noise from the wrist, attributable to extreme motion and flexing of the joint that inhibits the sunshine sign from the optical sensor.
That’s meant the pure different has been the chest strap, however these can be uncomfortable to wear, require wetting for a superb connection and fiddling round below your high.
The Verity Sense boasts 20 hours of battery life and can document 600 hours of exercise information between syncs. That means you can exercise and not using a smartphone or sports activities watch, and obtain the information when you get again.
If you need to pair the system with a wearable that’s no downside – it helps each ANT+ and Bluetooth.
Obvious opponents are the Wahoo Tickr Fit and Scosche Rhythm+ 2 – each of which use optical sensors and can be positioned on the higher arm. However, the Polar has swimming smarts up its sleeve.
The Polar Verity Sense is offered now, and prices £79.99.