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Polar updates V800 swim metrics - OneManEngine
Last week Polar released the update for the V800 to support swimming metrics. This update was long awaited for the V800 and with this update the V800 now supports tracking your swimming in the pool. This includes which stroke, your swolf, time, distance, speed and strokes per minute. If you have the Polar H7 heart rate strap, you will also get your heart rate, making the V800 one of the, if not the, most complete multi sports watch available to triathletes. V800 Swimming metrics The metrics the V800 takes are based on the movement of the watch, so they won’t be perfect. But if you are a capable swimmer and don’t do anything weird it should be correct. But this is a problem all watches have to deal with, the algorithms in the watch track the movement and translate this data to your stroke type, count, turns, etc. A missed stroke because another person blocked your way, or anything else might mess up your data, don’t worry though, just one missed lane won’t stuff it up. The current stage of the V800 is focussed on freestyle swimming, with new updates for better support on breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly. Update: The last [...]