24 May 2017
After launching a bunch of fitness trackers and smartwatches at the Consumer Electronics Show back in January, Polar has now unveiled their flagship running watch which includes all the features you can expect a wearable of 2017 to have.
The M430, which is being made to be the successor to the original M400s features wrist-based heart rate monitors with six LED lights that track your heart through optical sensors. The smartwatch also has built-in GPS, a monochrome display just like its predecessor with a similar unibody design but now comes with a perforated strap which can’t be swapped out.
Weighing in at just over 50 grams, the M430 is made lighter, thinner and yet features the latest technologies that modern wearables pack in. The watch supports smartphone notifications directly to your wrists and emphasizes on customized algorithms for monitoring heart rate.
Polar makes sure that the M430 like any of their devices are accurate to the core in contrast to their counterparts at Fitbit and Garmin who are used to fine-tune their measurements.
The watch also comes packed with Smart Coach features which showcase the sets of aerobic and anaerobic activities you might be involved in and you can also check your score in the Running Index which displays a detailed overview of the lengths of your run, your speed, and your overall work rate. There’s also a free guidance program that is brought to you on the basis of your age, gender, weight, running time and experience. For a price of $229, the Polar M430 would start retailing by the start of May this year.