Polar Loop – well worth checking out
Polar Loop was just announced today by Polar and it is a $99 wrist band, similar to FitBit and Nike Fuel but far better, that connects with Bluetooth Smart appliances like a Polar H7 chest strap to your iPhone or Bluetooth Smart enabled Smartphone.
“This Polar Loop is waterproof and can track activity swimming, unlike Fitbit and Nike Fuel, and it can use a Polar H7 strap to track heart rate during training which neither Fitbit or Nike Fuel can do”, says Rusty Squire, President of the Heart Rate Watch Company. He adds, “It has some serious advantages over the competition”.
WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL?
Now you can take your smartphone and use it with Polar’s new activity based smart coaching software. Heart rate, calories, daily activity, sleep quality and guidance on how to reach goals are all provided by Loop.
It’s smaller and lighter than a watch but, unlike Fitbit and Nike Fuel, you don’t have to forgo heart rate data thanks to Polar’s Bluetooth Smart chest strap options.
MUST HAVE ACCESSORIES
Thankfully, Polar has stayed ahead of the Bluetooth Smart device curve and has the Polar H7 and Polar H6 Bluetooth Smart chest straps and transmitters that communicate directly with iPhone.
The difference between the H7 and the H6 transmitters is that the H7 has the Polar GymCode, so it will talk to over 90% of all the gym equipment in existence that is heart rate enabled. “For a few extra bucks we highly recommend getting the H7 over the H6 for this feature alone”, says Squire.
WHO IS POLAR LOOP FOR?
Anybody who wants to measure their activity levels 24/7 and have the possibility of incorporating in heart rate data for better training accuracy.
MEASURING NOT JUST ACTIVITY BUT SLEEP, TOO!
The Loop measures the quality of your sleep and rest and reports this in the app.
COLOR, HOW MUCH, AVAILABILITY
The Polar Loop is available to order now at Heart Rate Watch Company for pre-order and should begin shipping by early October at the price of $99. “This is going to be a hot item for Christmas this year and it has an affordable price point relative to other fitness tracker bands and comes from the world’s leader in fitness assessment technology, Polar”, says Squire.