Polar A370 announced

Just a few weeks after Garmin released their latest fitness tracker, the Vivosmart 3, Polar have a new product announcement too. The Polar A370 was released today from the Finnish HQ. It looks. from first inspection, like Polar have added 24/7 heart rate monitoring to their popular Polar A360.

New Product - Polar have released the new Polar A370

What’s NEW?

Improved Sleep Algorithm

It looks like the key new feature with the Polar A370 that’s not found in the A360 is Polar Sleep Plus. It’s an intelligent sleep system with a clever algorithm that trakcs the timing, amount and quality of sleep taking in to consideration position and wrist movements. Their proprietary algorithm the golden standard of monitoring sleep quality and duration –  polysomnography – as a reference measurement.

All Day Heart Rate monitoring

As well as the new improved sleep tracker the A370 has 24/7 heart rate monitoring. With a minimum sampling rate of every 5 minutes the Polar A370 and associated Polar Flow account, has access to your daily activity intensity. When the A370 detects above “normal” arm movement and during periods of increased heart rate, the sampling rate is increased to give a more accurate representation of activity.

CardioCritic Review

We hope to have a review of the new Polar A370 online very soon, please bear with us. In the meantime, why not revisit our review of the Polar A360 and think – better sleep tracking and all day heart rate monitoring …

Press Release

In their press release Polar said …

“Polar, the leader in wearable sports and fitness technology for 40 years, introduces Polar A370, a fitness tracker with Polar 24/7 continuous wrist-based heart rate and advanced Polar Sleep Plus™ analytics. By combining daily activity goal guidance with Polar Sleep Plus, Polar A370 delivers a complete picture of the user’s fitness based on the intersection of activity, rest and recovery. Polar A370’s sophisticated and premium design features waterproof, vibrant glass lens color touch display and vibrating notifications. Lightweight, interchangeable band colors allow users to customize A370 to their style preference. Polar A370 is available now for pre-order at www.polar.com for $179/€199 and will begin shipping in June. “

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