Most people who train want some sort of wearable to track their activity, but not everyone needs all the bells and whistles. Polar today announced the Polar Unite, a new multisport fitness smartwatch for users who want to easily track their daily activities.
Polar Unite belongs to the same class as devices such as the Fitbit Versa 2, Suunto 3 or Garmin Vivosmart 4. It is a smartwatch with a 1.22 "color LCD touchscreen (240 x 204) with support for smartphone notifications. It is also quite light at 32g.
The Unite comes with connected GPS, so it's a good option for runners who don't mind taking their phone with them while running. However, there is no altimeter or compass on board. Elsewhere, it offers Polar's Precision Prime heart rate sensor, as well as Sleep Plus Stages and Nightly Recharge functions for sleep tracking. It also supports the company's serene breathing exercises.
Like the recently announced Polar Grit X, it supports Unite FitSpark, Polar's training guide for daily workouts. After your workout with Polar Unite, it shows heart rate zone analysis, calorie burn, and how much you're putting on your cardiovascular system.
There is no MIL-STD-810G rating here, although this IP rating has up to 30 meters.
Polar says the Unite can last up to four days in smartwatch mode, or up to 50 hours in training mode with GPS connected and the heart rate sensor.
Interested? It is available now from Polar.com for $ 149.95. Color options include black, white, pink and blue, and additional mint and blush accessory bands are available at an additional cost.
I think the Polar Unite sounds like an interesting alternative to the Fitbit Versa 2. Polar has proven itself with the accuracy of the optical heart rate sensor and offering that technology in a package under $ 150 sounds like a win.
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