Polar Introduces Polar Loop Activity Tracker
Sep 20, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Polar announced Polar Loop, an activity tracker in the form of a smart bracelet, which tracks daily activity and exercise levels, monitors sleep patterns, gives instant motivational feedback and provides alerts to help users achieve personalized daily activity goals.
According to a release, combined with Polar Flow, a free online tracking service and app for iPhone that automatically syncs via Bluetooth Smart, Polar Loop provides smart guidance on how to improve health and wellbeing by making small changes in daily activity. Designed to be worn 24 hours a day, Polar Loop is waterproof and accurately captures all movement and exercise and distinguishes between various levels of activity.
"Polar is a trusted training partner for everyone from elite athletes to those looking to lose weight," said Herb Baer, Polar USA president. "Polar Loop brings our expertise and insights beyond time spent exercising, providing a complete and accurate picture of all daily activity and underlining the importance of every movement made throughout the day -- from running, cycling and weight training to cooking, taking the stairs and walking the dog."
Additionally, at the touch of a button, the Polar Loop display shows information about the user's activity goal and what they need to do to achieve it, as well as calories burned, steps taken and the time of day. The Polar Flow app and web service provides additional analysis and guidance, including illustrative graphics that showcase cumulative daily activity and periods of inactivity.
Polar Loop is also offers users the option of incorporating heart rate monitoring during workouts, which ensures that credit is given for all exercise, including activities such as cycling that an activity tracker alone will not capture. Adding heart rate monitoring also gives the user access to more Smart Coaching features, training guidance based on physiological expertise from Polar.
Polar Loop will be available in October 2013 in black and features a red LED display set into a rubberized wristband with a stainless steel buckle.
Polar USA is a subsidiary of Finland-based Polar Electro OY, which invented the first wireless heart rate monitor (HRM) in 1977.
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