Polar launches two new health and fitness watches for runners, Pacer Pro and Pacer

Globally renowned fitness, sports, and health tech company Polar Electro has taken the wraps off two new running watches – Polar Pacer and Polar Pacer Pro.

The company said that both wearables will offer a superior running experience with powerful training and recovery features that help runners understand their bodies and know when they’re doing too much or not enough to reach their goals.

They are aimed at both first-time runners and more serious athletes and come with the insights to track miles and inform training.

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Polar Pacer Pro Is now on sale and the vanilla Polar Pacer arrives In shops In May.

Polar Pacer Pro

The ultra-light wearable Is powered by what the firm calls a high-performance core processor.

It includes an extensive suite of advanced training tools to help experienced runners improve their running economy and performance.

The new antenna design offers accurate GPS with up to 35 hours of training with full GPS and heart rate tracking enabled.

Runners can automatically measure, in watts, power values from the wrist

The firm said that the barometer in Polar Pacer Pro allows runners to automatically measure, in watts, power values from the wrist.

This means they can monitor the effort required for every segment of their run instantly, ensuring they always run at the right intensity and finish strongly.

The compact device sports super-grip buttons to withstand extreme weather condition while there Is an aluminium bezel surrounding the watch face.

It’s got a bright and power-efficient MIP (memory-in-pixel) reflective colour display and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen protection.

Users can easily customise the look of their watch with any standard 20mm wristband with quick release spring bars.

Polar Pacer

Polar Pacer is aimed more at new runners and promises to teach them how training affects their body, ensuring they find their pace and the right intensity.

Starting with the new Walking Test, beginners and inexperienced runners can easily estimate their initial aerobic fitness based on their VO2max – the ultimate figure to illustrate how much oxygen the body can absorb and use during exercise – by going for a 15-minute walk on a flat path.

Both watches have all of the essentials such as pace, time, laps, and stopwatch.

Polar Pacer shares similar design principles

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The 14 Best Fitness Trackers, Watches and Bands In 2021

Staying in shape is hard work (and honestly, that can feel like a humble brag to anyone trying to get into shape in the first place). It’s especially hard to do on your own, without any help, coaching or encouragement. That’s why a lot of people turn to tech to keep themselves active and engaged in their personal health and fitness journey. A fitness tracker—whether it’s a fitness band or a smartwatch—can remind you to exercise, monitor your activity level during and after each workout and track your progress over time. The best fitness trackers are the next best thing to having your own personal trainer.

Choosing the right tracker can be daunting. Fitbit, the company that singled-handedly popularized the concept of fitness tracking, sells no fewer than seven different models on its own. And then there are fitness trackers from Samsung, Garmin, Amazfit and a dozen other companies. It pays to shop carefully, because not all trackers are designed for the kinds of exercise you want to do, and some have extra features, like smartphone notifications, heart rate monitoring, stress tracking and blood-oxygen level sensors.

No matter which fitness tracker you choose, there’s a good chance it’ll cover all the basics pretty well, but you might want extras like water resistance (great if you’re a swimmer), the ability to track stairs and built-in GPS so you don’t need to bring your phone along on a long run. We’ve rounded up 14 of the best fitness trackers you can buy today; no matter where you are on your fitness journey, there’s a model here for you.

Best Fitness Tracker Overall

Fitbit Inspire 2

The Fitbit Inspire 2 captures the flag as the best overall fitness tracker because it represents, in many ways, the template from which all other trackers are created. The Inspire 2 represents the culmination of everything Fitbit has learned about making wearables over the years, and includes pretty much everything the average person needs in a fitness tracker. It counts steps, distance and has sleep tracking features. It automatically recognizes when you’re doing a variety of common workouts and starts tracking—over 20 kinds of workouts in all. It’s waterproof to about 150 feet and you can wear it into a pool to track swim workouts.

The Inspire 2 replaces the older Inspire HR

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