Polar Loop Activity Tracker
Polar Loop is the smarter 24/7 activity tracker. It provides guidance and motivational feedback to help you increase your daily activity. All you have to do is wear the smart bracelet on your wrist and all of your activity, including swimming, is captured. At the tap of a button, Polar Loop shows the time, your total steps, calories burned, daily activity goal and tips to reach it - all on a display of 85 LEDs. Living an active lifestyle has never been this fun and easy!
The smarter activity tracker
Take the stairs. Ride the waves. Walk to the shops. Polar Loop tracks all the healthy choices you make during the day and shows how they benefit your overall health. Its unique technology accurately tracks five different levels of activity and can tell the difference between light intensity walking vs. running. This means you get a more complete picture of your daily movement. When working out, you can even add a Polar H6 or H7 Bluetooth Smart heart rate sensor for accurate heart rate so you can get credit for indoor cycling classes, pushing a buggy and more!
Here's how it works
The Polar Loop system includes the Polar Loop activity tracker, the free Polar Flow app and Polar Flow web service. After your initial set up on Polar Flow, a daily activity target is customised for you based on your personal info and global physical activity recommendations. As you move throughout the day, Polar Loop will display an instant view of your activity data including: cumulative steps, calories burned and your daily activity goal bar. To help you reach your activity target Polar Loop displays practical guidance like 'walk for 50 minutes' or 'jog for 20 minutes'. For even more motivation, set inactivity alerts via your smartphone and the Polar Flow app.
Follow your achievements: on your wrist. on the web. on your smartphone.
Polar Loop connects to the new Polar Flow web service and app for iPhone that automatically syncs via Bluetooth Smart. These free services provide additional analysis and guidance, including illustrative graphs that show cumulative daily activity and periods of inactivity. Check the Polar Flow web service often to see how all your small choices and daily habits can make a world of difference.
- Activity Guide helps you stay active all day long
- Activity Benefit gives feedback about your daily, weekly and monthly activity
- Displays daily activity, calories burned, steps taken, time of day
- Free guidance with the Polar Flow app and Polar Flow web service
- Compatible with Polar H6 and H7 Bluetooth Smart heart rate sensors
- Measures your activity even when swimming (without heart rate)
WHAT's IN THE BOX?
- 1 x Polar Loop Activity Tracker Black
- 1 x Warranty Card (2 years Polar Malaysia)
- 1 x Get Starter Guide
- 1 x Custom USB Cable
- 1 x Original Polar Tag & Packaging Box
Q: Do you need to purchase the Bluetooth heart rate sensor, or can the activity tracker be used alone?
It works without the heart rate monitor strap, but it will make a significant difference in accuracy if you do have one. I wear mine with just the loop bracelet and put on the chest strap for workouts and heavy activity. This is the best combo, and why I purchased it in the first place.
Q: Are there any swimmers here and what are the pros and cons?
I do water aerobics 3 hours/week with my Loop and I have no problems. It is one of the few all-day activity trackers that you can swim with. However, the Loop will not accurately track swimming activity such as laps, strokes, etc. It estimates all activity as "steps" and my experience in the pool is that the Loop underestimates your steps and calories to some degree. The only way to accurately measure your calories is to use a heart rate monitor. However, Bluetooth Smart does not transmit in water so you can't use the Loop and H7 even though they are both waterproof for swimming.