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Polar adds features to Vantage M and Vantage V watches with firmware update

Published October 15, 2019

BETHPAGE, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Polar had added several significant new features to its Vantage V and Vantage M multi-sport watches via a firmware update. The company also has announced a new blue wristband option and a black copper colorway for the Vantage M.

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Available Tuesday, the new firmware update introduces:

● Sleep Quality Insights with Sleep Plus Stages, which automatically tracks the amount and quality of sleep and shows how long the user spent in each sleep stage. 
● Recovery Insights with Nightly Recharg, an overnight recovery measurement that shows how well users recovered from the demands of their day. 
● Serene: Serene offers new guided breathing exercises from the wrist. 

Polar has also added Galileo and QZSS satellite system support, manual stride sensor calibration as well as Zone Lock, which supports heart rate, pace, and running and cycling power. The Vantage watches also offer inactivity alerts, a constant backlight for viewing during training, and a fitness test that can now be performed via the watch's wrist-based heart rate monitor.

The Vantage V retails for $499.95 and the Vantage M is $279.95.

The new blue band is available with either watch model, or available separately in size M/L for Vantage V ($39.95) and Vantage M ($24.94). A new black copper version of the Vantage M will also be available this week.

In December, Polar will release a 5.0 update that will add Strava Live Segments support for Vantage V, as well as Race Pace and FitSpark for Vantage V and M.

More information at polar.com.

The new copper colorway for the Vantage M is available this week.

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