Polar Vantage V and M | Training with Key Features



Watch how a couple of Polar Smart Coaching features work with Vantage V and M !

Training Load Pro

Quantify the strain of your training session and see how your training strains the different parts of your body.

Running Power

Get more comprehensive insight into the intensity of your running sessions.

Polar Precision Prime

Get accurate wrist-based heart rate tracking even in the most demanding conditions

Sleep Plus™

Sleeping well will help boost your recovery and performance. Polar Sleep Plus™ automatically detects the timing, amount, and quality of your sleep.

Sport profiles

Polar Vantage V supports over 130 different sports. Add your favorite sports to your sports watch in Polar Flow.

Flow for Coach

Share your training data with your coach or PT with the free Polar Flow for Coach service. With Polar Flow for Coach and the Polar ecosystem, you’ll get a holistic view of your performance.
www.polar.com/en/flow-for-coach

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49 thoughts on “Polar Vantage V and M | Training with Key Features

  • August 9, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    Polar, please make it possible to scroll in both directions (and endlessly!) in menus! Depending on which arm you wear your watch it's more comfortable to either press the upper or lower right button for scrolling. This is such a basic UI function in other Polar watches, why not the Vantage?

  • August 9, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    I have tested it for 3 months. Great for running and cycling, with good GPS and HRM. But my piece was really bad at indoor swimming, freestyle stroke laps was not detected at all and breaststroke was sometimes accurate and sometimes 3-4 times off – I’ve set many world records in 200m breaststroke now according to the watch.
    Pair this with a very bad support and I’m now going to other brand. Polar has not given me a single useable answer in 2 months, and the service department returned my watch without doing anything at all.

  • August 9, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    Buen día.! Las estadísticas son muy malas en su visualización y exportación para compartir. En la Apps SOLO muestra las Laos automáticas y NO MUETRA los entrenamientos por fase. Es decir si realice 4 pasadas de 500m en la App sólo muestra 2 pasadas 1km cada una. Lo mismo pasa si quieres compartir este dato al exportar sólo te da 3 datos simples

  • August 9, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    come on, guys, you mess it up with vantage M. Also, polar flow is a garbage app! you should rewrite it from scratch. The best watch polar did was the v800, but the crappy software from polar site makes its use awkward too. I don't know who's at the management of the company, but you'd rather admit you went totally wrong and rethink.. Listen for the clients, fix that crappy software.. If not, polar will cease to exist…

  • August 9, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    Truely sad to say this, but a bit disappointed… 🙁
    The heart rate was better than what many say, if you wear it correctly! (tested with V800 paired with H7 and Vantage M on the other wrist durng intervals on the treadmill. good, but not perfect. but the Vantage is missing SO much from the V800 (wich is great)
    Give us:
    – better backlight/brighter (and BIGGER) screen
    – zonelock
    – the same menu and setup that V800 has (I DONT LIKE the trainng log found on the Vantage)
    – the opportunity to scroll all the way thru, and not have to scroll back up (this is a bit picky)
    – to change the watchface! there are no secunds showing when having it on digital watch, and when going analog, it is not that great since there are no numbers showing
    – to set your name on the watchface!!!! if you loose your watch it is good to have your name on the screen, so people can see whos the owner!
    – there are no way to see your laps and truely look at your stats on the watch after a workout. that is a bummer!
    – to set the backlight on while training
    – there are some other things that I dont really care about, that I dont use, like notifications and stuff like that, but others might like it!
    – ultratrack mode for GPS (like the V800 has)

    and you should have added things like
    – music? (there are so many brands with music)
    – vo2 max estimate after workouts looks cool
    – lactate thershold estimate

    i have been uising Polar for about 12 years. V800 was a gamechanger for me. Buying the Vantange was…. not my best buy. If there will be any changes to these Vantage watches I will still be rocking Polar for the next 12 (and more) years! I truely hope so, otherwise Suunto or Garmin get one more customer.
    Hope you guys really take a moment to look at the feedback so many user give you, and do something about it. You guys have the best heart rate monitors, now step up your game, and make us the best watch! I will be using the V800 until it is nighttime for that one (and sometimes use the Vantage, when i feel for it) but i hope to see some changes made. the design of the vantage watches was GREAT, and really a step in right way!
    Hope you can do more

    from Norway, peace out! #bloodsweatanddata

  • August 9, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    @Polar, another question for support for my M. It is stated on the feature list of M that Recovery Status is available for M, yet I don't see that menu at all on my Polar Flow web service under Diary (I've been training for 10k). Please reply.

  • August 9, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    @Polar, I own Vantage M. Is Galileo now enabled since fw 3.2.10? Which GNSS satelite constellation is now used by default (GPS+GLONASS, GLONASS+GALILEO)? Please elaborate. On http://www.usegalileo.eu there is no Polar watch said to use Galileo, even though Sony chip supports it afaik.

  • August 9, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    Hey Polar I’m looking to buy a smartwatch and I really like this model from the aesthetics point but I’m not a runner! I’m more of a fitness guy! With that said I’m interested if it has the auto lap feature ? Does it count the reps ? Thanks

  • August 9, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    You know what's really weird? I bought the Vantage M and a H10 strap (because the optical HR is never as good as a strap). Then I linked my old polar M400 and new Vantage M to the H10 strap…results…The M400 is reacting much faster to HR changes. The Vantage M is way of! I don't understand why there are so much differences even when you use a h10 strap…Someone can help me?

  • August 9, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    If you are interested in buying a Vantage M. Do not do it. The GPS is horrible. up to 300m per 10km difference to the V800 and map. That is almost 1km difference at a 30km run. Save 200 dollars, buy a stop watch and count the steps. Will probably be more exactly than the Vantage M. Why did Polar had to change the GPS chip. New one sucks.

  • August 9, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    I am Polar user for years and I liked nearly all. But sorry, the Vantage seems to be a fault . Promised a "presision prime" OHR and what I saw in many rewies and posts on social media was sometimes so bad. We all know that OHR can't be that accurate than a strap, but you promised it and some succesors, even from Polar, are better, with less LEDs. So …?
    Then the bad GPS. You had the most accurate in market with the V800. Now this. Even some Garmins are better. What a shame. I have read sometimes that your focus was not an accurate GPS. True? This is emberessing.
    I will use my V800 till it breaks and then…

  • August 9, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    I am terribly disappointed by the swimming metrics. The watch never recorded my swim even though i set it prior to the swim. Any idea why it doesn't work??

  • August 9, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    Hi, I just bought this watch. A few feedback from my experience. The light when auto flip can be brighter as it’s a bit dim to see what’s on the screen. I know it’s been updated but please update the brightness a notch higher. Another feedback would be to include every km lap time as it now only shows average lap time and best lap time.

  • August 9, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    I read many titles about Polar Vantage M and V. Differences?
    … Amateur, recreator (M) and professional athlete (V)? Home budget …

    Differences are stylishly diminished or stylishly
    emphasized, this is an impression when reading M or V views. With my age (over
    60), 3-4 workouts per week and main OWS (open water) sport, I should be happy
    with Vantage M!

    Differences: Does it mean that M and V equally show heart
    rate (what's older: more important), swimming in the pool, GPS tracking in the
    sea, running a GPS track, except for altitude, which would have to show the
    clock with the barometer better .

    … So can the answer be to the question (should it be the
    same) – to make it easier to decide for model M.

    I read many titles about Polar Vantage M and V. Differences?
    … Amateur, recreator (M) and professional athlete (V)? Home budget …

    I read many titles about Polar Vantage M and V. Differences?
    … Amateur, recreator (M) and professional athlete (V)? Home budget …

    Differences are stylishly diminished or stylishly
    emphasized, this is an impression when reading M or V views. With my age (over
    60), 3-4 workouts per week and main OWS (open water) sport, I should be happy
    with Vantage M!

    Differences: Does it mean that M and V equally show heart
    rate (what's older: more important), swimming in the pool, GPS tracking in the
    sea, running a GPS track, except for altitude, which would have to show the
    clock with the barometer better .  ?????

  • August 9, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    I would expect a dedicated Polar for professional sports, the Vantage is only for those who run outdoors WITH REFLECTED LIGHT … in the evening in a drawer

  • August 9, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    Thank you for an informative video. Is it possible to turn off the display (light) when going to bed? Are there alarm functions with vibration to wake you up discrete (no sounding alarm)? Can you use the watch as GPS without tether it to your phone? And last, is it possible and enough storage to transfer music to the watch, playing through Bluetooth headset directly from the watch?

  • August 9, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    I tried with the new firmware but the display with backlight does not deserve all this money and I would gladly go back to the v800 but with illuminated display

  • August 9, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    polar and closed environnement….no possibilty of importing data from other services of export polar data to other…..come on we are in 2018

  • August 9, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    I really want to buy this Polar Vantage V. Does it show average heart rate and heart rate in the same display, at the same time, during training?

  • August 9, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    Polar support, how long is the battery life if NO GPS is used, on the Vantage M? I have the RC3 and am thinking of upgrading, but I would like to know the battery life without any exercise.

  • August 9, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    The one problem I have with the Garmin 235 is the HR sensor: The accuracy annoyingly fluctuates or is inconsistent. How consistent is the wrist sensor on the Polar Vantage. This video kind of circumvents the question, which leads one to conclude that the sensor technology is just unreliable in general, regardless of the watch.

  • August 9, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    Wore my Vantage V for the first time yesterday, including when I slept. Just woke up and it hasn't recorded any sleep on the Flow app. Is there a specific setting I need to choose on the watch before I go to sleep, or should it of picked up automatically?

  • August 9, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    Hmmm….I wonder if this watch would be a good alternative to my Garmin 235, which I was considering upgrading or replacing….I wonder….🤔

  • August 9, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    Would anybody buy a car without a reverse gear and the vague promise that it will be available in an update next year? Beta version at full price! You blame your customers like Suunto did with the Spartan Ultra!

  • August 9, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    DC Rainmaker in his preview article had said that the watches have trouble with GPS accuracy while swimming in the open water mode. He'd mentioned that perhaps this would be fixed through a software update and wondering if that's in place now?

  • August 9, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    Does it work with Tacx or Wahoo smart trainers for that intervals trainings? I mean changing the resistance of the smart trainer during the intervals. My trainer does use Training Peaks, does the Polar Vantage give him informaton about my sleep and recovery, even if he doesnt use polar flow?

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