Polar Loop Activity Tracker

Polar Loop Activity Tracker

Polar Loop

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Polar Loop Activity Tracker

Polar Loop is the smarter 24/7 activity tracker. It provides guidance and motivational feedback to help you increase your daily activity. All you have to do is wear the smart bracelet on your wrist and all of your activity- including cycling and swimming- is captured. At the tap of a button, Polar Loop shows the time, your total steps, calories burned, daily activity goal and tips to reach it – all on a display of 85 LEDs. Living an active lifestyle has never been this fun and easy!

The smarter activity tracker

Take the stairs. Ride the waves. Walk to the store. Polar Loop tracks all the healthy choices you make during the day and shows how they benefit your overall health. Its unique technology accurately tracks five different levels of activity and can tell the difference between light intensity walking vs. running. This means you get a more complete picture of your daily movement. When working out, you can even add a Polar H6 or H7 Bluetooth® Smart heart rate sensor for accurate heart rate so you can get credit for indoor cycling classes, pushing a jogging stroller and more!

Here’s how it works

The Polar Loop system includes the Polar Loop activity tracker, the free Polar Flow app and Polar Flow web service. After your initial set up on Polar Flow, a daily activity target is customized for you based on your personal info and global physical activity recommendations. As you move throughout the day, Polar Loop will display an instant view of your activity data including: cumulative steps, calories burned and your daily activity goal bar. To help you reach your activity target Polar Loop displays practical guidance like ‘walk for 50 minutes’ or ‘jog for 20 minutes’. For even more motivation, set inactivity alerts via your smartphone and the Polar Flow app.

Follow your achievements: on your wrist. on the web. on your smartphone.

Polar Loop connects to the new Polar Flow web service that automatically syncs via Bluetooth Smart. These free services provide additional analysis and guidance, including illustrative graphs that show cumulative daily activity and periods of inactivity. Check the Polar Flow web service often to see how all your small choices and daily habits can make a world of difference.

 

Key Features

Key Features
Sync your Loop via Bluetooth Smart to the free Polar Flow app

Sync your Loop via Bluetooth Smart
to the free Polar Flow app
for extra motivation!
Polar Flow app available for
select Android and iPhone devices.

• 24/7 activity tracking

• Displays daily activity, calories burned, steps taken, time of day

• Activity Guide helps you stay active all day long

• Activity Benefit gives feedback about your daily, weekly and monthly activity

• Advanced activity analysis with the free Polar Flow app and Polar Flow web service

• Compatible with Polar H6 and H7 Bluetooth Smart® heart rate sensors (Sold separately. Not included.)

• Inactivity alert with Polar Flow mobile app

• Measures the distance (miles) you’ve covered throughout the day and shows info on the Polar Flow app and web service

• Suitable for swimming (i.e. tracks your active time in water)

• Monitors sleep duration and quality

• Custom fit bracelet

• Data transfer via custom USB cable or Bluetooth Smart via Polar Flow mobile app

• Memory capacity: stores 12 days of activity data

• Rechargeable battery with 5 days continuous use

• Polar Flow mobile app compatibility:

Apple devices: iPhone 4S, iPhone 5/5C/5S, iPod touch (5th generation), iPad (3rd & 4th generation), iPad mini

Android devices with Android 4.3 or later: Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy Note II, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, LG Nexus 5

In The Box

  1. Polar Loop activity tracker
  2. Custom USB cable
  3. Tool
  4. Get Started Guide

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H7 heart rate sensor
H7 Bluetooth Smart® heart rate sensor

Provides real time, accurate heart rate to mobile training apps such as Polar Beat and Polar Flow. Also connects with many Polar heart rate monitors as well as compatible gym equipment.

H6 heart rate sensor
H6 Bluetooth Smart® heart rate sensor

Provides real time, accurate heart rate to mobile training apps including Polar Beat and Polar Flow.

Smart Training Starts Here

Smart Training Starts Here

Polar invented the world’s first heart rate monitor and pioneered the Smart Coaching training approach that delivers faster progress and better results. Polar Loop is backed by Polar’s 35 years of experience and includes unique Smart Coaching features that will guide you toward a more active lifestyle.

 

Activity Guide
Activity Guide

Helps you to stay active all day long.

 

Activity Benefit
Activity Benefit

Gives feedback about your daily, weekly and monthly activity. It will reward you when you’ve done enough and encourage you to move if there’s still a bit missing from your daily activity goal.

 

Energy Pointer
EnergyPointer*

Gives you clear guidance on how to get into shape faster.

*Requires H6 or H7 Bluetooth® Smart heart rate sensor. Sold separately. Not included.

 

Smart Calories
Smart Calories

Lets you know exactly how many calories you’ve burned.

 

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Polar Customer Care

Buying a Polar product is only the start of your experience with us. We’ll be there to help you get the most out of your new product. The Polar Loop includes a 2 year limited warranty.

Polar is committed to customer satisfaction. Review the User Manual for more information. You can find additional support information at www.polar.com/us-en/support/Loop, by email at customer.service.usa@polar.com, and by phone at 1-800-227-1314.

Product Features

  • Worn on your wrist, tracks your activity 24/7 and provides guidance and motivation to reach your activity goals
  • Shows daily activity, calories burned, steps taken, time of day and activity feedback on 85 LED display; Plus monitors sleep patterns
  • Automatically syncs to free Polar Flow app and training community via Bluetooth Smart. For best results use updated Flow app version 1.0.1. Refer the user manual for product help and support.
  • Custom fit bracelet is waterproof for swimming and has rechargeable battery; Battery life 5 days in continuous use
  • Provides accurate heart rate with Polar H6 or H7 Bluetooth Smart heart rate sensor accessory (not included, sold separately)

2 thoughts on “Polar Loop Activity Tracker

  1. S. Laramore

    Good Activity Monitor – Feel the need to leave this review 0

  2. PorscheOscar

    If you know what you’re doing this is 5 star First, don’t buy this unless you’re getting the H6 (for iPhone) or H7 chest strap. This review is based on using the Loop and chest strap. Currently the price for both can be had for about $150 on Amazon if you hold out for a sale. Considering the price of the Nike Fuelband at $150 and the Fitbit Force at $130, the chest strap for the Loop is a no-brainer and must have all at once.Why? because the Fitbit Force and Nike Fuel Band units will never use heart rate data, a deal-breaker for a legit exercise tracker. A $130-150 pedometer like the Fitbit and Fuel band are simply too expensive in my opinion if they exclude heart rate tracking. At $150 and higher you’re well into heart rate monitor pricing and well past e-pedometers.Let’s talk about sleep. Some have opined that the Fitbits are better for this. Total nonsense. If you’re using the chest strap, the Loop provides *minute by minute* tracking of your sleep. You can even see if you experience PAC and PVC’s during deep sleep on your chart using the Polar Flow website. Do Fitbit Force users know what PAC/PVC is? Of course not because their devices don’t use heart rate at all. Basically when you awake you remove the chest strap, synch the Loop to your laptop (very fast compared to Nike) and you’ll have a graph showing you (A) how long it took for you to get into deep sleep, (B) how many calories were burned during sleep,(C) what your resting heart rate is during deep sleep and (D) what the heart rate is during light sleep, (E)how many minutes or hours are spent deep sleep,(F) if you are restless sleeper as it shows when your breathing pattern was interrupted and (G) how many PAC or PVC’s you experience in a night. If you think that wrist movement alone like on the Fitbit during sleep is all you need to analyze your sleep then have been misled by Fitbit reviewers. This aspect of the Polar loop and chest strap alone makes it worth buying. You would have to check into a Hospital Sleep Center to have this kind of data analysis at your finger tips. For which they would bill your insurance thousands of dollars.Some have complained that they don’t know how to mark the begining or end of a workout when viewing the data on the Polar Flow website or App. Simple: get dressed for your workout and make sure the very last thing you do before you begin is to put on the chest strap (and hold the Loop up to it for it to connect). Dab a little water under the chest strap’s blue tooth transmiter, it speeds up the linking. When you are done with the workout and have recovered for a few minutes remove the chest strap. This stops the data recording of heart rate. The Loop will continue to record your foot steps however. That workout is now a “feed”. When I log on to Polar Flow I typically have two feeds a day. One is 7-8 hours for sleep. The other is 1.5-2.0 hours for workouts. In essence putting on and removing the chest strap acts as a stop watch. After your workout its good to leave it on until you’ve recovered your heart rate back towards the resting heart rate zone, or where you were when you began workout. Analyzing this data is important as it shows how quickly you can recover from exertion. As you workout more, this recovery time should begin to shrink. For example a very out of shape person climbing stairs will often be panting for a while afterwards. Since buying the Loop I wear the chest strap frequently to gauge how many calories are burned and the level of heart activity for common activities like walking in the mall or the supermarket. For example a long five hour shopping trip resulted in typical heart rate of 80 bmps and 1,300 calories burned (my resting heart rate for sleep is 55-60 bpms). This shopping trip was enough to meet my minimum activity goal for the day. On the Polar Flow website under “Diary” it showed 130% of the daily goal achieved and it also displayed the average for that week of 120%, thereby demonstrating short-term consistency towards a long-term goal. There were also hyperlinks for each calendar day that took you to the graph for that day’s workout when the chest strap was used.Important: by using heart rate tracking you can see how hard those 10 miles you just hiked actually were. The Fitbit and Nike will only show the steps hiked but what if those 10 miles were a mix of hard uphill steps where you had to expend much more energy? Well without heart rate tracking it registers them all as the same. What if you walked those miles at a brisk pace? Only the Loop and chest strap combination records that data, and it does so with the most accurate alogrithm for calories burned in the exercise industry.I’m Android user, no there’s no app yet. No big deal I can use use the Polar Flow website from my PC or Laptop to get at the data for exercise or sleep sessions until then. The Android app will come at some point so no point throwing out the baby with the bath water because of impatience. The issue is that…

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