Polar H10 Heart Rate Monitor Review

Athletes who are training for competition really need to get as much information on how they are performing as possible. Modern technology makes that so much easier. A common piece of technology that athelte use to get a snap shot of their overall fitness is a heart rate monitor.

Now, heart rate monitors are not naturally specific to athletes alone. They can be used by anyone who is looking to track it but athletes reap a significant benefit from using the tool.

There are a few things athletes should be looking for before they go out and get a heart rate monitor:

  • Accuracy
  • Connectivity
  • Fit
  • Price
  • prestige

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    Introducing The Polar H10

    Polar is one of the most prestigous heart rate technology companies out their. This is their latest addition to the line up. It contains some interesting new features that would not be expected from a simple heart rate monitor.

    What's In The Box?

    •  CR2025 battery (included)
    • Polar H10 Monitor
    • Soft Strap
    • Start Guide

    The Polar H10 is the upgraded version of the famous Polar H7. It is a perfect heart rate monitor for a serious athlete. It is going to capture your real time heart rate data with accuracy as well as give you the ability to store training sessions without the use of your phone. It even has a built in GPS.

    The Polar H10 comes with a new strap. A possibly more comfortable and secure option for those who did not like the hook style strap of the Polar H7.

    This heart rate monitor is pretty extensive. It is filled with some cutting edge technology and the price point indicates such. Retailing right at $89.95

    Pros

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      Connectivity
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      Memory Storage
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      Comfortable Fit

    Cons

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      Limited Storage
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      No running analytics

    Features

    Precision

    This heart rate monitor is claimed (by Polar) to be the most accurate heart rate monitor they have produced in recent history

    Long Battery Life

    Polar claims that the Polar H10 has the ability to last up to 400 hours. I have not been able to verify that claim because I have not had it long enough to know if that is true. It would take 8-10 months to verify this claim.

    Memory

    You can leave your phone at home. The Polar H10 has on board memory for up to one training session.

    Updatable

    Polar has now made it possible to update your heart rate monitor with over the air technology. Without having to connect anything to your computer.

    Connectivity

    Much like any other heart rate monitor on the market the Polar H10 can connect with some of the most popular fitness applications and wearable devices.

    What Are People Saying?

    The Polar h10 has been getting great reviews across the world. It is not a perfect device however. It does lack some features that is biggest competitor the Wahoo Tickr X has including the ability to store up to 16 hours of work. That is the biggest hit against the Polar h10.

    The Verdict

    With the brand recognition of Polar and their proven track record of bringing quality to the table you can't overlook the Polar H10. It is a solid heart rate monitor and it will give you all and more than you need as an athlete.

    It does not have a huge memory but it will get you though one training session. If you are in the market for a heart rate monitor on the higher end of the spectrum then the Polar H10 should be one of the first you look into.