Polar has announced the launch of a new running watch, the Polar M200 and it comes with GPS and a wrist based heart sensor.
The Polar M200 will be available in two colors, Bright Red and Charcoal Black and it will retails for $149, it is launching in the USA, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore before the end of the year.
“Polar has a rich history of heart rate monitoring,” says Marco Suvilaakso, Chief Strategy Officer at Polar. “We are continuously building on that heritage by developing new technology, such as our wrist-based heart rate measurement, which ultimately leads to new products like the M200. Runners will appreciate the simple transition to training that wrist-based heart rate offers, and when paired with Running Program, the M200 becomes a personal trainer, coaching you during runs, adapting to your performance and bringing you closer to your goals.”
The Polar M200 also offers the company’s unique Smart Coaching features such as the new Running Program, a personalized and adaptive training plan available for free in Polar Flow. Runners simply choose a running event (5K, 10K, half-marathon or marathon), and the Running Program creates a customized training plan tailored to their current fitness level. As runners train, the plan offers easy-to-follow instructions to help them focus on what’s important for improvement. Users can upload training plans to the Polar M200 in order to follow targets and receive guidance before and during their runs. Other Smart Coaching features include Training Benefit and Running Index, both available in Polar Flow. They offer motivating feedback and ways to monitor running performance and progress.
There will also be a range of changeable wrist bands in different colors, which will include White, Fresh Blue, Mellow Yellow as well as Charcoal Black and Bright Red.
The Polar M200 will be launching globally in 2017, you can find out more information about the device over at Polar at the link below.