09 February 2017
Polar has today announced that its new Polar H10 heart rate sensor is now globally available. The sensor was originally announced at CES 2017 and is an updated version of Polar’s H7 heart rate monitor. The Polar H10 heart rate sensor comes with a Polar Pro chest strap to offer you a complete experience.
The H10 includes a chest strap made of soft fabric that adjusts according to the shape of your body. Polar H10 works with all Bluetooth compatible Polar watches and trackers, and connects to your fitness app or training device. It allows you to monitor your heart rate in real time.
The Polar H10 heart rate sensor provides real time heart rate monitoring and features an improved heart rate measuring algorithm. The new Polar Pro chest strap includes extra electrodes with silicon friction dots to ensure heart rate is captured accurately and without interference. The strap also has a new buckle mechanism.
Also when used with Polar’s free fitness and training app, Polar Beat, users can access real-time heart rate data and training guidance. The sensor can even retain your one training session data. There's a built-in memory for tracking your heart rate without a phone nearby. So you can leave your phone behind when you go for your training session. But users will have to sync it for the later sessions.
The device is GoPro compatible. Users will be able connect their heart rate sensor to GoPro's cameras. Thereafter you can overlay your heart rate data onto recorded video. It also provides for enhanced battery life up from 200 to 400 hours.
Besides the iPhone and Apple Watch, the heart rate sensor is compatible with "several" Android devices along with a number of Polar products, as well as other compatible gym equipment. The sensor is waterproof too so you can wear it for swimming. But the Bluetooth connectivity will not be functional during swimming.
So in case you are out in the market looking for a heart rate monitoring device, then the H10 is the best option. It is now available in the official Polar webstore for $89.95 and comes with either Polar Pro Strap size XS-S or M-XXL.