Polar V800 review
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- Fitness watch
- No built-in heart rate monitor
The Polar V800 is designed for serious sports enthusiasts, and endorsed by top athletes including Ironman World Champions and a World Cup women's biathlon champion. It's no surprise, as it has features that pack some serious athletic prowess including, but definitely not limited to, a five-minute fitness test, three types of jump test, training load analysis, recovery status, and a whopping 100 sport profiles for tracking specific exercise. It sounds impressive, but is it? We put it to the test in the lab, gym, on a running trail and in the pool - see our full review to find out how it performed.
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- What is it?
- What can it do?
- What's the setup like?
- What's it like to wear and use?
- How accurate is it?
- Is there anything else I should know?
- Should I buy it?
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