Polar has launched the Polar A360 with wrist-based heart rate monitoring.
The wrist band includes heart rate measurement based training guidance alongside 24/7 activity tracking. Information is displayed on a high-resolution colour touchscreen. The A360 is water-resistant and tracks daily activity, steps, calories, workouts, and sleep.
Designed to encompass a 360-degree lifestyle and encourage activity, Polar A360 vibrates to inform users of incoming calls, messages, calendar alerts, and social media notifications, and also to provide gentle reminders when they have been sitting still for too long.
Fully charged, the A360 will track for two weeks with 24/7 activity tracking, including one hour of training per day. It also works with Polar’s H7 heart rate monitor in case users prefer to train with a chest strap.
The A360 offers Polar’s Smart Coaching features such as Activity Guide and Activity Benefit, which provide practical daily activity target suggestions and explain how activities affect the user’s health.
Daily activity and heart rate training details can be viewed on the Polar Flow mobile app (available for iOS and Android), which offers an in-depth analysis of daily, weekly, and monthly activity and a window into a person’s fitness and training diary. If training with a coach or personal trainer, Polar Flow for Coach offers additional training support, as users can connect and share workout information via the web service and receive feedback from their coaches. The A360 also works with Polar Club, allowing users to train with club instructors and view live heart rate data during fitness classes.
The A360 will be available in November 2015 for £154.50.
The Polar A360 will be available in Charcoal Black (size: M, L) and Powder White (size: S) in November. Additional colours such as Sorbet Pink (S, M) and Navy Blue (M) will be available soon after launch. Changeable wristbands in Powder White, Charcoal Black, Sorbet Pink, Navy Blue and Neon Green will be available in a variety of sizes and sold separately early next year.