Garmin Forerunner 645 Music

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The “old” renders of the FR645 Music (the last one “Cerise” is listed on the Garmin site)

Black Friday has passed, Cyber Monday has passed and many couldn’t resist and bought the old FR235 or FR735XT. Stocks are now low so Garmin announced the Forerunner 645 Music (449.99 USD). (use your fantasy for the FR245 version.)

Going through the specifications it seems that “all” basic sports are included,  Running, Cycling and Pool Swimming. However it comes with limited Multisport and little less “extra’s” (No Golf, FTP etc) compared to the Forerunner 935 / Fenix 5s. With music playback now added i see Garmin didn’t include one of their items being tested. Perhaps they keep that for the next update of the Forerunner 935, after all the more expensive models must have some extra’s. For the same reason power meter support  and sports like open water swimming are not included.

edit: the listed delivery time was 5-8 weeks.

(All information from Garmin)

GPS Running Watch with Music and Contactless Payments

  • Easily download up to 800 songs to your watch, and connect with Bluetooth® headphones (sold separately) for phone-free listening
  • Syncs music from select streaming services for offline listening¹
  • Garmin Pay™ contactless payment solution² lets you make convenient payments with your watch, so you can leave your cash and cards at home
  • Provides advanced running dynamics³, including ground contact time balance, stride length, vertical ratio and more
  • Uses wrist-based heart rate4 to offer performance monitoring features, including evaluating your current training status
  • Battery life5: up to 7 days in smartwatch mode; 5 hours in GPS mode with music

 

Running is more than just exercise — it’s a performance. And Forerunner 645 Music has the tools to help you put on an outstanding show every time you lace up your shoes. It features on-device music storage — so you can run with your favorite tunes — and contactless payments that let you buy what you need without missing a beat. With all those features plus advanced running dynamics and performance monitoring tools, this GPS running watch is the instrument you need to refine the performance.

Music

With up to 800 songs worth of music storage built right into your watch, we’re putting the “beat” in your daily mission to beat yesterday. It’s easy to transfer music from your computer and then queue up your favorite playlist for easy listening through Bluetooth headphones. You can even sync your carefully crafted playlists from select music streaming services¹ to your watch for more ad-free listening. Now you really can leave your phone behind when you head out for a run, because the music that helps keep you moving is right there on your wrist.

 

Paying Made Easy

Always on the run? Feel free to leave your phone and wallet behind. Forerunner 645 Music features Garmin Pay contactless payment solution² which lets you pay for purchases with your watch. Use it just about anywhere you can tap your card to pay. A bottle of water here, a bite to eat there — just pay, and keep on moving.

Tune up Your Training

We’re making it easier to get the data you need to improve your form. Let Forerunner 645 Music measure crucial running metrics³ that you can use to analyze your performance. Biomechanical measurements, such as cadencestride lengthground contact time and balancevertical oscillation and vertical ratio, are the key to understanding your form so you can bring your best on race day. These metrics are available with the addition of a compatible heart rate strap³ or the compact Running Dynamics Pod, which clips right onto your waistband. Also, take advantage of feature sets to help with cycling and even swim training. In the pool Forerunner 645 Music will track your distance, pace, stroke count and more.

Monitor Your Performance

Just how effective is your current training plan? Forerunner 645 Music will help you monitor your training and recovery so you can better prepare for a race or training cycle. Training status is a performance monitoring tool that automatically evaluates your recent exercise history and performance indicators to let you know if you’re training productively, peaking or overreaching. The anaerobic training effect metric opens a window of insight to a critical dimension of training, telling you how your training is improving your ability to push the limits. You can even view your overall training load, which measures your exercise volume from the last 7 days and compares it to the optimal range for your fitness and recent training history.

 

More Ways to Customize

Check out the Connect IQ™ store, where you can add personality to Forerunner 645 Music by downloading apps, widgets, watch faces and more. It’s easy and — even better — it’s free. New apps are added every day, so you can keep tabs on when your Uber is arriving, turn on your lights at home with the SmartThings app, and even use the AccuWeather MinuteCast app to find out when the rain will start. With the Face It™ watch face app, choose any image from your photo library, make some tweaks, and set it as your watch’s face.

Stay Connected on the Run

Forerunner 645 Music makes it easy to run without leaving important smart features behind. Once paired with your compatible smartphone, you’ll be able to receive and even respond7 to text messages and see social media updates, emails and more right on your wrist. Find your phone, access music controls, and let friends LiveTrack your runs.

Share and Compete

Syncing your activities to Garmin Connect is for more than just storing your data. Garmin Connect is a thriving online community where people on the go can connect and compete by joining challenges, encourage each other’s successes and even share their triumphs via social media. Garmin Connect is free and available on the web or on your smartphone with the Garmin Connect™ Mobile app.

Train Your Way

Your routine is anything but routine. Forerunner 645 Music lets you change things up with ease, thanks to built-in activity profiles for running (indoor/outdoor), cycling (indoor/outdoor), swimming (pool), elliptical, paddle sports, strength training and many more. Create your own custom workouts, and download for free from our Garmin Connect online fitness community. Then review your past efforts on the app, or share them with family and friends for added motivation.

Love the Look

Feel free to take this watch outside in all kinds of weather. Not only is it safe for swimming and showering, its Garmin Chroma Display™ is easy to read — even in direct sunlight — and housed under extra-durable Corning® Gorilla® Glass. When you want to change it up, swapping bands is fast and doesn’t require tools. The perfect everyday companion, this lightweight watch is rated to 5 ATM (50 meters) to be safe for swimming and showering. And with up to 7 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and 5 hours in GPS mode with music playback, Forerunner 645 Music is the running partner that can keep up with you.

iHeartRadio: All Your Favorite Music. All our Favorite Stations

iHeartRadio has unlimited music and thousands of radio stations all in one app. Sign up for a free trial of iHeartRadio All Access today to take your favorite radio stations, music, news, podcasts, sports, talk and comedy shows offline while you run. Get your 30-day trial here.

Experience Wireless Audio

Method Wireless by Skullcandy is an ultra stable, sweat resistance sports earbud with 9 hours of battery life. Pair it with your Forerunner 645 Music and experience wireless audio with a bud that stays put, regardless of activity. Take advantage of a 50% discount when you purchase a Forerunner 645 Music.

 

General

Lens Material Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
Bezel Material stainless steel
Quick Release Bands yes (20 mm, Industry standard)
Strap material silicone
Physical size 42.5 x 42.5 x 13.5 mm
Weight 42.2 g
Water rating 5 ATM
Display type sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Display size 1.2″ (30.4 mm) diameter
Display resolution 240 x 240 pixels
Color display
Battery life Smartwatch Mode: Up to 7 days
GPS mode with music: Up to 5 hours
Memory/History 200 hours of activity data

Links below did work, however the product is taken offline (nov 28, 2017) so it is possible it will not show until release.

Compare the FR645 Music, FR735XT and FR935 (Link to Garmin)

Compare the FR235, FR630 and FR645 Music (Link to Garmin)

 

(it seems most sites have picked up the news, Looking at the timeframe i see the earliest person mentioning the news was done by Traxzero on GPSrunours  )

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Finally: The Garmin Descent Dive watch

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Yes, finally after appearing more than a year ago, Garmin released their first dive watch based on the Fenix.
This again shows it’s no secret to know which products are coming or even spot them in the wild, but the timeframe of announcement is much more difficult. Even functions and features tested and working on prototypes can be turned off and hold back for future versions.

The post from last year: Descent, Garmin’s next Fenix4 model?

Descent_Mk1

More information (Garmin): Garmin Descent Mk1

Press release

Garmin® debuts its first dive computer, the Descent Mk1, featuring surface GPS in a sleek, everyday wearable design

 

 Tuesday, October 31, 2017 6:00 am CDT
“The Descent Mk1 was built by divers, for divers and we are so excited that our passion for engineering purpose-built devices, now supports the passion of underwater explorers.”

OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the Descent™ Mk1, a dive computer housed in a watch-style design offering surface GPS navigation with rich color mapping. Designed for recreational, technical and free divers, the Descent Mk1 allows divers to plan their underwater adventure right on the watch and use GPS waypoints to automatically mark dive entry and exit points. The Descent Mk1 also offers multiple dive modes, 3-axis compass, in-dive data, as well as multi-sport functions like wrist-based heart rate, activity profiles and automatic dive log uploads via the Garmin Connect Mobile app to Garmin’s online dive community. The Descent Mk1 is being launched in conjunction with DEMA in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 1-4, booth #2234.

“No matter what kind of diver you are, the Descent Mk1 is the intuitive dive computer you won’t want to take off. And with features built for in and out of the water, packed into a watch form factor, you don’t have to,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “The Descent Mk1 was built by divers, for divers and we are so excited that our passion for engineering purpose-built devices, now supports the passion of underwater explorers.”

The Descent Mk1 includes an Apnea mode for recreational and competitive free divers, and Apnea Hunt mode for spear fishers. When the diver submerges, the device will automatically start the dive, and when the diver surfaces from the water, it will automatically stop the dive. The Descent Mk1 supports up to six gases including air, nitrox and trimix. While enjoying their dive under the water, useful information such as depth, dive time, temperature, NDL/TTS, ascent/descent rates, gas mix, PO2, N2 loading, decompression/safety stop information, time-of-day, and more can be viewed on a crisp 1.2-inch color display. The diver can switch to the dive compass and additional data pages with the push of a button, or with a quick double tap on the screen.

The dive computer utilizes the Bühlmann ZHL-16c algorithm with configurable conservatism settings. Choose from three pre-set conservatism settings, or enter custom Gradient Factors. Selectable tone and vibration alerts help keep divers informed throughout their dive. When worn over a divers bare wrist, the Garmin Elevate™ wrist-based heart rate technology1 will monitor pulse and track exertion levels. The Descent Mk1 will automatically upload dive logs to Garmin Connect™ for post-dive analysis. Divers can name their dive, and go back in app to review dive data such as type of dive, temperature, entry and exit points and more.

Topside, the Descent Mk1 features a high-sensitivity GPS and GLONASS satellite tracking for map-based surface navigation including ABC (altimeter, barometer and compass) sensors. Beyond the full range of diving functions, the Descent Mk1 offers a complete feature set of sports/training, fitness and outdoor navigation tools. Preloaded with activity profiles for swimming, running, biking, hiking, skiing, rowing, paddle boarding and more. The Descent Mk1, when paired with a compatible smartphone2, allows a user to receive and view text messages, emails and smart notifications right on the watch. Users can customize the watch display with free watch faces, apps and data fields from our Connect IQ  store.

Crafted with premium materials, the Descent Mk1 dive computer will be available in two styles. A stainless-steel bezel with silicone watch band or a premium version with titanium bezel and greater scratch-resistant brushed DLC titanium bracelet. Using QuickFit bands, the diver can easily change between regular and longer QuickFit bands, for use over thick wetsuits or dry suits. QuickFit bands also allow the diver to tailor their wrist-worn style for any daily activity or special occasion — no tools required. Both models feature a domed sapphire lens for scratch resistance, and a bright, high-resolution full color 1.2-inch display with LED backlighting, assuring readability in all lighting conditions, above or below the water. Dive rated up to 100 meters3 (EN13319) the Descent Mk1 has a battery life of up to 40 hours in dive mode, 19 days in watch mode, 10 days in smartwatch mode, 20 hours in GPS/HR activity mode, and up to 30 hours in UltraTrac™ mode.

The Descent Mk1 is expected to be available in Q4 2017 for a suggested retail price of $999.99 for the stainless-steel and $1,499.99 for the premium version. To learn more, visit www.garmin.com/descent.

The Descent Mk1 is the latest solution from Garmin’s expanding outdoor segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance users’ outdoor experiences. Whether hiking, hunting, geocaching, golfing or using satellite communication, Garmin outdoor devices are becoming essential tools for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. For more information about Garmin’s other outdoor products and services, go to www.garmin.com/outdoors.

For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom, contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at facebook.com/garmin, twitter.com/garmin, or youtube.com/garmin.

1 See Garmin.com/ataccuracy

2 When paired with a compatible smartphone; see Garmin.com/ble

See Garmin.com/waterrating

FCC Notice: The Descent Mk1 has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained.

Garmin – Forerunner 645?

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Edit: 2017-nov-28:  Forerunner 645 specifications: Specifiactions

It seems there are some pictures available of the Garmin Forerunner 645.
It also seems the name “music” is associated with it.
The watch looks similar to a Garmin Vívoactive 3 however this one has 5 buttons.

No time to look into it but will keep you updated on this one.
It doesn’t show up in the listings but that is no guarantee it wouldn’t be released already.

Buttons

The 5 buttons have names in text on top of the watch bezel like the Foreruner 935, they don’t have the small icons like the previous FR735XT or FR920XT.
The button placement is the same as the current Fenix and Forerunner 935 series, meaning the Up and Down button are moved apart and not placed together as in the previous Forerunner series.

  • Start – Stop
  • Back
  • Down
  • Up
  • Light

Colors

  • Forerunner 645 “Sandstone”
  • Forerunner 645 Dark Gray
  • Forerunner 645 Marsala Red

Colors based on previous (old) information and picture

Garmin Forerunner645 Dark Gray

Suunto – Spartan Trainer

Trainer Family

Late 2016 the Suunto Spartan Trainer appeared shortly in a few online shops with some specifications. Based on those specifications i couldn’t wait to get my hands on one. It would however take more than 8 months before Suunto decided to official announce it’s existence with the sale starting soon after. Because two of my watches didn’t like the Finish training grounds (Suunto Voodoo) and where getting unreliable it was a good opportunity to try the Spartan trainer until spring 2018.

This post contains the specification while the following posts will be about the usage during multiple training sessions or Moves as Suunto names them.

Spartan Trainer – Specs

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At the moment there are 9 different Suunto Spartan Trainer versions:

REF  SS022668000  Suunto Spartan Trainer Wrist HR Black
REF  SS022669000 Suunto Spartan Trainer Wrist HR White
REF  SS022670000 Suunto Spartan Trainer Wrist HR Ocean Mint
REF  SS022671000 Suunto Spartan Trainer Wrist HR Coral
REF SS023002000 Suunto Spartan Trainer Wrist HR Blue
REF SS023426000 Suunto Spartan Trainer Wrist HR Steel Gold (white band)
REF SS023425000 Suunto Spartan Trainer Wrist HR Steel Black
REF SS023408000 Suunto Spartan Trainer Wrist HR Steel Amber
REF SS023409000 Suunto Spartan Trainer Wrist HR Steel Sandstone

(White & Coral Official don’t exist online, however they seem to be available in very limited supply in some shops)

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Key Features

Measurements 46  x  46  x  15.7  mm (Polyamide) / 46  x  46  x  14.9  mm (Steel)
Weight 56 g (Polyamide) / 66 g (Steel)
Measurements 1.81  x  1.81 x  0.62 ” (Polyamide) / 1.81 x 1.81 x 0.59 ”  (Steel)
Weight 1.98 oz  (Polyamide) / 2.33 oz (Steel)
Bezel material: Glass fibre reinforced polyamide / Steel
Glass material: Polyamide / Mineral crystal  (Steel)
Case material: Glass fibre reinforced polyamide
Strap material: Silicone
COMPACT AND DURABLE
  • Battery life 10h with best GPS accuracy (up to 30h with power saving options)
  • 14 days battery life in time mode
  • Convenient wrist HR measurement
  • Compact size and optimal fit for sports and daily wear
  • 50 m water resistant
FOR VERSATILE OUTDOOR AND INDOOR TRAINING
  • Ready to go: swimming, running, cycling, gym, hiking, and more
  • GPS tracking with speed, pace and distance
  • Customizable sport modes with graphs and automatic laps
  • Create intervals on watch and follow on-screen guidance
  • Planned Move **
  • Find back safely with breadcrumb view of traveled route
  • Route navigation with Points of Interest (POI) and Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA)*
  • Sunrise/sunset times *
ACTIVITY TRACKING & MOBILE NOTIFICATIONS
  • 24/7 tracking of your daily steps, calories and sleep
  • Track your daily rest-HR value to know if you are stressed or over-trained
  • Personalize your watch with customizable watch faces
  • Get incoming calls, text and calendar notifications to your watch

*Available via Software Update on 17 October.
** Coming to Spartan (2018+)

 

 


Less pre-announcements/rumors in the future.

nextgen-suunto-garmin-polar-blur300You might have seen very little news on the this site lately, well there are many reasons for that: personal, work, exiting products and mostly the reorganized “leak” management of some big firms.

All information shared on this site was available of public or told to me with no restrictions of any kind.
Times have changed! While until a year and a half ago it was no problem getting information, now all information being shared to and with is carefully documented and for digital files are only shared to people on whitelists. Clear instruction not to talk or respond to information “leaked”, report it and then if possible it gets removed.

Looking at new products this leads to thing seen in my last post (april 2017): We knew Garmin had a new bike computer Edge 1030  (working name 1010) with battery pack and mount, Vector 3 and Varia Tail Light with Radar and Camera ready but no time when it would be released. Now in September everything has been released except the Tail light.
Same is true for the new Forerunners and Fenix series, we know the working names and most likely features but not the time and features at time of release (Forerunner 645, Fenix 5s plus, Fenix 5 plus and Fenix 5X plus).

During the summer it was clear Suunto was working on their 6th! version of the Spartan series. But not being able to share more information doesn’t make it an interesting story.
On the day i left Finland they finally announced the set back Spartan Trainer and this week the Spartan Sport Baro. The sixth variant similair to the trainer won’t take to long.

And finally Polar had an announcement that the next V800 would be announced next year (2018).

All single lines with no additional information until perhaps a week before the announcement takes place, for that reason i will post very little about pre-product announcements or rumors in the future. There are sites that are specialized in that.

The future.

While leaving Finland this summer i had a new record of 7 failing items (multiple watches, navigation devices, loggers and even a totally drowned full waterproof bike computer)
While having tried multiple devices in the past none of them where better that what i had before:

  • FR235, failing oHR, “bad” GPS and swim functionality
  • Fenix3, Size, GPS
  • Fenix5x, the one i loved but failing oHR (weight/bounce), GPS, size and so-so mapping. not making it my sports watch (should have known this on forehand because the Fenix 3 was the same)
  • Edge820, nice but i think mine didn’t have a touchscreen.

It’s always easy to return a product if you have other devices being just as good of better.

But know i needed another sportswatch, but which one would it be (private purchase)

  • Forerunner 935:
    pro: size and functions
    con: value for money, swim oHR, (again GPS?)
  • V800:
    pro: GPS, great value for money
    con: replacement in 6 months, no oHR
  • Spartan Trainer
    pro: price, “has it all?”
    con: functions.

I bought the Spartan Trainer for a very nice price with the idea that i would use it for 6 months. Next spring i will take a look on how the firmware has evolved and decide which real tri watch it will be (the Garmin FR935, new Polar V8xx or a smaller high end Spartan:-) )

Result: The next posts will be about the Suunto Spartan Trainer. My experiences and opinion after multiple moves. Not a one day hands-on review with a single move.
It’s got 6 months to prove itself!

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Garmin – Bike announcements?, Home automation app!

Garmin Lamp teaser

May 18: Next Garmin announcement will be the Virb 360 which will be released on May 24.

 

For the last week Garmin had a video online with a “home” lamp and the text “Wouldn’t it be nice if you could control your house with your Garmin?” and the date of today.

My guess was that they would pull of the lamp cover and show the new Varia Headligh.

But it seems that video was real home control related:

Garmin is also excited to announce an integration with the SmartThings home automation app – a free download from the Connect IQ store that allows users to control things in their home – lights, TVs, etc. – through their Garmin Connect IQ compatible device.

Well my main focus is not on Bikes or even lamps but i made this post so i can name these items and all other items which are in progress.

Today ? Soon we will see the first and possible two items

  • Varia Headlight
    Full control by ANT+ and very similair (Co-op?) to Bontrager (haven’t read anything on the relation between Garmin and Bontrager but both are very active the last days)
  • Varia Tail Light with Radar and Camera (not soon, poc?)
    I believe the camera is new? (i would think a cam will make it a little expensive)

Later this year (Eurobike?/Interbike?) expect to see the next generation of some of the existing products. Not that the current products are outdated but new metrics and new/added technologies can make a boost in sales. The development of a special edge 1010 external battery pack means that the current internal battery will be enough for the normal rides but the long rides will have to rely on an external pack.
Which metrics and if all items will be bluetooth remains unknown.

  • Edge 1010 & accessoires
    Main unit and accessoires in the form of an external battery pack and mount
  • Vector 3
    Dual-sensing pedal-based power meter
  • Vector 3S
    Single-sensing Pedal-based Power Meter, affordable power meter with option to upgrade to dual-sensing system

 

 

Polar introduces the M460

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Today Polar announced the second of two products

  • Announced April 6, the Polar M430, an advanced running watch with GPS and Wrist-based heart rate.
  • Announced April 12, the Polar M460, a GPS bike computer

Polar M460 GPS Bike Computer

Get all the features you want in a bike computer without breaking the bank. Now with Strava Live Segments, Polar’s feature rich M460 is ready to take on your next training session or race with Smart Coaching and Advanced Metrics to help you crush your latest PR. Its flexible mounting options allow you to position your training computer correctly on your bike – no matter whether it’s installed up front, on the bars or on the stem. Thanks to the Bluetooth compatibility, this computer is compatible with most speed, cadence and power sensors from other manufacturers including PowerTap, Stages, 4iii, Wahoo Fitness and Rotor.

Features:

  • Advanced power meter compatibility
    Polar M460 is compatible with several Bluetooth power meters.
  • Strava Live SegmentsMake your rides more fun with Strava Live Segments. Your M460 alerts you when you approach one of your starred Strava segments, gives you real-time data on your performance and shows your results after you finish the segment.
  • GPS & Barometer
    Track your speed, distance, altitude and gradient with GPS and barometer.
  • Heart rate guidance
    Hook up Polar M460 with Polar H10 heart rate sensor and discover the benefits of heart rate training. Heart rate is the most reliable indicator of how hard your body is working — monitoring your heart rate helps you train more effectively.
  • Long battery life
    Polar M460 has a battery life of up to 16 hours of training.
  • Smart notificationsKeep connected during your rides with smart notifications from your phone.
  • SafetyPolar M460 looks after your safety with a front LED light.
  • Designed to endurePolar M460 has a sleek, clear-cut design and carbon fiber style finish. The side buttons are textured to make them easy to find and press.

Specs

Measurements

Weight: 50 g
Thickness: 14,0 mm (19,4 mm with mount)
Display size: 34,65 mm x 34, 65 mm

Tech

  • Splash proof (IPX7)
  • High precision barometer
  • Sensitive and accurate GPS
  • 64Mb flash memory
  • Up to 70 hours of recording time (35h with HR and GPS)
  • Rechargeable 385mAh battery
  • Battery duration up to 16 hours of training with heart rate and GPS on

Connectivity

  • Easy wireless sync via Polar Flow app with Bluetooth Smart
  • Micro-USB connectivity for charging and data sync with PC or Mac via Polar FlowSync
  • Polar Flow web service compatibility with Mac OS X 10.6 or later and PC Windows XP, 7, 8, 10.
  • GPS satellite pre-loading
  • Compatible with Bluetooth power meters (Check third-party compatibility)
  • Updatable software
  • UI languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified), Russian, Polish, Turkish, Czech, Indonesian

What’s in the Box:

  • Polar M460
  • Adjustable Bike Mount
  • H10 Heart Rate Sensor (Bundle only)
  • Custom USB cable
  • Getting started guide

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Versions:

  • Polar M460 with HR strap – €230,00 / $229,95
  • Polar M460  – €180,00 / $179,95

Previous information in the Polar Teaser Post: Polar Teaser 2

More information about the Polar M460: Polar

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PRESS RELEASE:

Polar Announces Polar M460 GPS Bike Computer with Advanced Power Meter Compatibility and Smart Coaching

KEMPELE, FINLAND – April 12, 2017 – Polar, the leader in wearable sports and fitness technology for 40 years, introduces the latest addition to its cycling portfolio, the Polar M460. Featuring a sleek, all-black and fiber-like surface texture with improved button grip, the bike computer is equipped with integrated GPS, additional power meter compatibility, advanced power metrics and smart coaching, and Strava Live Segments, making it the ideal training tool for cyclists aiming to reach their goals. The Polar M460 will be available in April at www.polar.com from $179.90/€179.90 and includes a two-month Strava Premium membership.

Learn more about the new Polar M460 here.

“Polar’s experience working with professional athletes and coaches helps us develop the necessary technology to make Polar M460 a reliable tool for athletes during various stages of their training sessions,” said Marco Suvilaakso, Chief Strategy Officer of Polar. “Polar’s cycling products have become a staple for devoted cyclists who are passionate about their training and want to reach their goals.”

The versatile Polar M460 boasts reliable, integrated GPS and barometer-based inclinometer, compatibility with an extensive list of third party power meters and advanced cycling power metrics, such as Training Peaks’ Normalized Power®, Intensity Factor® and Training Stress Score®, to make training more efficient. Keeping cyclists connected, the Polar M460 also includes smart notifications for incoming calls, texts, calendar alerts and social media updates, as well as Strava Live Segments, allowing cyclists to see real-time stats to help them reach peak performance, while bringing the excitement of the social network for athletes to each ride. Additional features include IPX7 rating water resistance, a battery life offering 16 hours of training and front LED light.

When paired with the new Polar H10, athletes benefit from Polar’s industry leading heart rate technology, designed and tested for reliability, as well as the company’s proprietary Smart Coaching features via Polar Flow. These features include Fitness Test, which enables athletes to gauge their current fitness levels and see progress along the way, Training Load, which shows how a ride affects an athlete’s body, Orthostatic Test, which shows how an athlete’s heart rate responds to training and factors such as stress and illness, and Recovery Status, which helps athletes find the perfect balance between training and rest.

“Polar is no novice player in the cycling game, and we prove that with the introduction of Polar M460 to our cycling product portfolio,” said Tom Fowler, President of Polar U.S.A. “Cyclists rely on accurate data to not only track, but improve their performance, and Polar has used its industry leading technology, combined with passion for constantly improving cyclists’ performance, to develop an incredibly advanced bike computer. When a cyclist is equipped with data that is not only expansive and in-depth, but accurate, they are then equipped to set and achieve personal goals that encourage peak performance.”

Polar M460 is $179.90/€179.90 and available with the new Polar H10 for $229.90/€229.90 at www.polar.com in April. To learn more about Polar, visit www.polar.com.