After the release of the Polar Grit X and Polar Unite, Polar followed up today with the Vantage V2. The focus of the Vantage V2 is on knowledge and data. Introducing Running and Cycling Performance tests which don’t last long (the running test takes about ten minutes). Then a Leg recovery test which consists of just three jumps to tell you if that fresh feeling you have is actually true. One note about the Cycling performance test is that it requires a power meter.
Valtteri Bottas himself showed the product on the live stream (which you can review here).
The Idea behind the Vantage V2 is to provide a tool for training and recovery. To give you the knowledge for success. Make the data understandable so you can use it to your effort.
The new Vantage V2 is slightly bigger than the Vantage but lost some weight more than 21% actually! Coming in at 52 g (1.83 ounces) with wristband is quite amazing. The screen itself is not much different, an always on touch display of 240×240 pixels, but it has an ambient light sensor to adjust brightness automatically, which is great for nightly wake-ups.
The battery can last up to 100 hours in training when you select the right battery saver options, but I’m not sure what kind of masochistic creature you would be to put yourself through 100hours without a break, but you can.
The Vantage V2 is made of “aerospace aluminium alloy with glass fiber reinforced polymer”. Which is cool and obviously contributes to the weight loss mentioned above. The Aluminium bevel is anodised to match the band colour and it comes in three colours: black/black, green/black and white or “Silver and Gray-Lime”.
Here’s an overview of the colours and a bunch of features on the screen:
Smart Watch features.
It is obviously a connected device and therefor supports Music Controls,
Weather reports and notification from your phone.
The Polar Vantage V2 is available for pre-order exclusively on Polar.com for now at $499.95 or €499.90. This puts it above the Grit X ($430) again, but it has a couple of extra features to warrant this small difference.
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