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  • Polar Loop Activity and Sleep Tracker (Black) with Black H7 Heart Rate Transmitter
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Polar Loop Activity and Sleep Tracker (Black) with Black H7 Heart Rate Transmitter

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Basic Features
  • Activity Guide - shows how active you've been during the day
  • Activity level -Polar Loop tracks your daily activities at five intensity levels: resting, sitting, low, medium and high.
  • Step - Counts steps taken during the day
  • Smart Calories - The most accurate calorie counter on the market
  • Activity reports - Store all your daily activity so that you can easily analyze your daily and long-term physical activity.
  • Heart Rate Displayed as BPM when using HR Transmitter
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Discover The Joy of Being Active and Make it Part of Your Everyday
Is it spontaneous racing on the street, running in the rain or walking with your loved one? Polar Loop tracks all of this and makes it easy to follow how your days are so you can focus on the fun part.

The Polar Loop is the latest and greatest activity monitor. Compatibility with the Polar H6 and H7 Transmitter allows you to track your heart rate in addition to tracking your active time, steps, calories, inactive time, guides to reach your goals, and even your sleep time. Stay active and reach your goals with the Polar Loop!

What's In the Box

  • Polar Loop
  • USB cable
  • Tool for buckle
  • Polar H7 Heart Rate Transmitter
  • Loop Getting Started Guide

Activity guidance

  • 24/7 activity tracking : 24/7 activity tracking registers your daily activity at different intensity levels continuously for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Shows resting and sitting times as well as daily activities at low, medium, and high intensities. Counts daily calories and steps.
  • Activity Guide : Activity Guide shows how active you've been during the day. It also tells you how much you need to do to reach the global recommendations for physical activity. With practical guidance like ‘walk for 50 minutes or jog for 20 minutes’ you can choose how to reach your daily activity goal. Meet your goal faster with more intense activities or stay active at a slightly more moderate pace throughout the day.
  • Activity Benefit : Activity Benefit tracks all your active choices during the day and shows how they help you stay healthy. It'll reward you when you've done enough and make you move if there's still a bit missing from your daily activity goal. Activity Benefit gives you daily, weekly and monthly feedback, because the more you move, the greater the health benefits. You can check up on how you're doing either from your mobile or from the web.
  • Activity zones : Polar Loop tracks your daily activities at five intensity levels: resting, sitting, low, medium and high. It measures the different activity zones (low, medium, high) so that the higher the intensity, the faster your goal is reached. In the Polar Loop bracelet, ‘UP’ means low intensity, ‘WALK’ means medium intensity, and ‘JOG’ means high intensity. You can find more examples for low, medium and high intensity activities at the Polar Flow web service.
  • Smart Calories : The most accurate calorie counter on the market calculates the number of calories burned. Calculation is based on your individual data: your weight, height, age, gender and the intensity of physical activity. Smart Calories are available in heart rate monitors and activity trackers.
  • Steps : Counts steps taken during the day, which allows for very simple targeting of daily activity. A basic recommendation is to aim for 10,000 steps or more a day.
  • Inactivity alert with Polar Flow mobile app
  • Reminds you when you have been sitting for too long.
  • Advanced activity analysis at Polar Flow mobile app and web service
  • Activity reports store all your daily activity so that you can easily analyze your daily and long-term physical activity. The total active time tells you the cumulative time of body movements that are good for your body and health. Besides the many details you get about your physical activity and all the health benefits that come with it, you can also see the inactive periods and when you've been still for too long.
  • Training diary at Polar Flow web service : Diary is available at the Polar web service. When you transfer your training results from your training computer to the Diary, you can easily follow up your activity well as plan future training sessions. You can choose to see your training history in a month or week view, along with a monthly or weekly summary.

Heart rate guidance (Heart rate sensor included) The Polar H7 transfers heart rate information while swimming with products which support 5kHz transmission such as Polar FT1, FT2, FT4, FT7, FT40, FT60, FT80, RS100, RS300X, RS400, RCX5, CS100, CS200, CS300

  • Heart rate in beats per minute
  • EnergyPointer : If you want to improve your fitness or burn fat, Energy Pointer is a simple-to-use feature that visually shows you what the main effect of your training is so that you can focus on what you want to achieve.
  • Training Benefit at Polar Flow web service : Motivating feedback that’s delivered right to you immediately after exercise is something we can all benefit from. So if you want to know the effect of different training sessions, this feature will tell you exactly what you need to know. You get a quick overview after each session, and for more detailed feedback, you can either check your training file or get further in-depth analysis at Polar web services.

Technical features

  • Water resistant up to 20m
  • Custom-fit bracelet
  • Time of day
  • Display texts in English
  • Data transfer via custom USB cable or Bluetooth Smart via Polar Flow mobile app
  • Memory capacity 12 days activity data
  • Rechargeable battery with 5 days continuous use
  • Web service compatibility with Mac OS X 10.6, OS X 10.7, OS X 10.8, or later, and PC Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, or later
  • Compatible with iPhone 4S and later, and with selected Android devices including Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4 using Android 4.3 or later

The Polar Loop

How do I START using Polar Loop?
To start using Polar Loop, you need to go to the Polar Flow web service:

- Plug in your Polar Loop to your computer’s USB port with the cable that came in the box.
- Download and install Polar FlowSync, the syncing software that you need for communication between your computer, the Polar Flow web service and Polar Loop.

- Create a Polar account in the Polar Flow web service (if you don’t already have one) and set up your Polar Loop.

- Trim the Polar Loop band to fit your wrist.

Put it on and start tracking your activity.

Getting Started with Polar Loop

What is the SIZING of Polar Loop?
You can trim your Polar Loop to perfectly fit for your wrist. Guidelines and the measurement tool are included in the sales package.
The minimum circumference is 145 mm or 5.7 inch (XS).
The maximum circumference is 235 mm or 9.3 inch (XL).

What if I trim the bracelet TOO SHORT for my wrist?
Contact Polar Customer Care or the place where you bought it within one month of the purchase date to have it serviced for free.

Make Polar Loop fit your wrist

Can we SHARE one Polar Loop within our family?
Polar Loop is designed to be your personal activity tracker. It’s trimmed to fit your wrist and the individual activity guidance it gives you is based on your physical settings. It works at its best with one person at a time. If you want to change the user, you can do a Factory reset. Just plug in Polar Loop to your computer’s USB port and reset it in Polar FlowSync. Please note, you cannot make the band longer if you’ve already trimmed it.

How do I CHANGE THE TIME on my Polar Loop?
The time display view on Polar Loop comes from your computer’s clock automatically. To change the time, you must first change the time on your computer and then sync your Polar Loop. You can also change the time format (12h or 24h) in the Polar Flow web service. If you change the time on your mobile device and sync the Polar Flow app with the Polar Flow web service and your Polar Loop, the time also changes on your activity tracker.

How does Polar Loop TRACK YOUR ACTIVITY?
An internal 3D accelerometer records your wrist movements. It analyses the frequency, intensity and irregularity of your movements together with your physical information, and guides you to reach your daily activity goal. It also displays your activity in steps and calories.

What sorts of ACTIVITIES are TRACKED?
Polar Loop tracks all activities 24/7 from light chores to intense sports and sitting and resting. If you wear it at night, it also tracks your sleep. You can also see the time you’ve taken off your activity tracker. You can view and share this data in the Polar Flow web service. Like other activity trackers, Polar Loop is sensitive to movements and it does not track load carried, uphill risen or force used in strength training, for example. Heart rate sensor is sensitive in these conditions, too.

What is ACTIVITY BENEFIT and what is it based on?
Activity benefit is one of Polar’s Smart Coaching features that gives you information about long-term health benefits and detailed feedback about your activity, including active time and sitting time. The feedback is based on international guidelines and research on the health effects of physical activity and sitting behavior. You will see your activity benefit in the Polar Flow web service or mobile app.

What sort of ACTIVITY can be defined in the UP CATEGORY?
UP category activities can be every-day activities or light physical low intensity activities that you do up on your feet like light household chores, gardening, baking, playing pool, slow walk or tai chi.

What are INACTIVITY ALERTS and why do I get them?
If you have been sitting still for one hour at a time, you will get an Inactivity Alert for every hour if you are only sitting still. They are reminds reminders for you to get up and take a short walk or do some other light activity to benefit your daily health. Sitting still for extended periods at a time is not good for your health. You can turn the alerts off in the Polar Flow mobile app. Just go to Settings -> Notifications -> Inactivity alerts -> Off. You can also check the total amount of inactivity alerts from the Polar Flow web service.

Can I CHANGE my DAILY ACTIVITY GOAL?
The daily activity goal is based on your physical settings and your typical day. You can change them in the Polar Flow web service. If you feel you need a more challenging goal, and your current typical day choice is Mostly sitting, you can change the typical day to Mostly standing or Mostly moving, for instance.

Why do I need to select a TYPICAL DAY? How does it affect my daily goal?
When you make this choice, Polar Loop can evaluate how much energy you consume daily and how it affects your metabolism. If you choose Mostly sitting, Polar Loop gives you the lowest Activity goal. Then again, with Mostly standing the goal will be a little higher, and with Moving as the highest. The Mostly standing, and Moving choices, can also be selected by more active people to get some more challenge.

Where does the DAILY TARGET come from?
The daily target arises from global physical activity recommendations for moderate and vigorous intensity activities, and research findings on the negative health effects of sedentary behavior. In fact, the daily target may slightly exceed most recommendations - in addition to one hour of moderate intensity activity the low intensity activity also plays an important role. The targeted amount of low intensity activity varies based on your typical day: an office worker is expected to reach about four hours of low intensity during an ordinary day while more hours can be expected if an ordinary day includes a lot of standing or moving work.
In a novel but very understandable way, the intensity limits for low/medium/high intensities depend on age and gender - the older and women reach their target with lower intensity compared to the younger and men. You fill in your typical day, age and gender when you start using the activity tracker in the Polar Flow web service.

What do the DIFFERENT TO GO TARGET READINGS mean?
With the TO GO options, Polar Loop tells you how you can reach your daily activity goal: first, you see the activity type and then the duration of how long you should perform the activity to reach that goal. For example, Polar Loop may give you the options JOG for 46 minutes, WALK for 1 hour 46 minutes, or UP for 5 hours 56 minutes. You don’t need to perform all of them, only one activity or a combination of them. The more active you are throughout the day, the shorter the duration of each activity becomes. The duration is longer with low intensity activities and shorter with high intensity activities.

- JOG stands for high intensity activity like jogging, exercise class, rope skipping, basketball, tennis, handball or squash.

- WALK stands for medium intensity activity like brisk walking, mowing the lawn, circuit training, bowling, skateboarding, gentle dancing, gentle swimming or table tennis.

- UP stands for low intensity activity up on your feet like cleaning, washing dishes, gardening, playing guitar, baking, playing pool, slow walk, playing darts or tai chi.

For more examples, see the Polar Flow web service or mobile app.

How does Polar Loop TRACK STEPS?
A 3D digital acceleration sensor measures your wrist movement. The frequency, intensity and irregularity of your movements are registered and utilized in the estimation of steps. Therefore you’ll accumulate steps even if you’re swimming for instance and not actually taking steps at all.

How are the STEPS accumulated if I wear my Polar Loop on my dominant hand?
You will get a bigger steps reading because your dominant hand naturally will do many more small moves compared to your non-dominant hand in every-day chores.
Polar Loop is designed to be worn on your non-dominant wrist. If your left wrist if you are right-handed, and vice versa. In higher intensities e.g. walking and running, there should not be a difference, however.

Why do I get MORE STEPS even though I’m not moving? While driving a car, for example?
Polar Loop updates the steps reading once a minute. You can take a lot of steps in one minute and notice the reading change quite a bit later. For example your activity before entering the car could be added by the time you check your steps reading. If you wear Polar Loop in your dominant hand, you will get more steps because the dominant hand is moving more when you are not taking actual steps.

How does Loop TRACK CALORIES?
Polar Loop displays your total caloric consumption, which includes both basic metabolism and activity-based calories. If you train with a compatible heart rate sensor, Polar Loop utilizes activity based calories at resting, sedentary and low intensities, and heart rate based calories at moderate and high intensities. Your physical details filled in the Polar Flow web service are used to make the calories tracking accurate to you.

How can it already show my CALORIES if I just started your it?
The daily activity calories that Polar Loop shows take into account your basic metabolism and the physical settings you filled in in the Polar Flow web service. Every bodily function takes effort, so your body burns calories even if you haven't accumulated any activity during the day. The displayed amount of calories has been calculated for the day you started using Polar Loop. The activity tracking resets at 0:00/midnight.

Does Polar Loop TRACK CYCLING accurately?
Activity trackers with accelerometers worn on your body or wrist are not ideal for cycling and weight training activities. In cycling Polar Loop will underestimate the amount of activity performed. If you wear a compatible Polar heart rate sensor, like H6 or H7, with your Polar Loop, you'll get more accurate information about your cycling and also get comprehensive heart rate training analysis.

Which HEART RATE SENSORS are COMPATIBLE with Polar Loop?
Polar Loop is compatible with Polar H6 and H7 Bluetooth Smart heart rate sensors. We cannot guarantee compatibility with other manufacturers' heart rate sensors at this time.
Can I USE my heart rate sensor TOGETHER with Polar Beat and Polar Loop?
Polar Loop and Polar Beat are compatible with Polar H6 and H7 Bluetooth Smart heart rate sensors. You can use the same sensor with both of them, but not at the same time. You must have at least a two two-minute break between the sessions, so that you can pair it with another device.

Connecting a Heart Rate Sensor with Polar Loop

My Polar Loop doesn't show my HEART BEAT. Why?
Make sure that:
- You're wearing a heart rate sensor that works with Polar Loop: either Polar H6 or H7 Bluetooth Smart.

- The electrode areas of the heart rate sensor strap are moistened.

- The heart rate sensor is correctly paired with Polar Loop: put on the sensor, bring your Polar Loop next to it and tap the touch button. Wait for the PAIRED text to scroll on the display. You only need to pair the sensor once. From now on, just wear the heart rate sensor, tap the button and wait for your heart rate to show up on the screen.

- The heart rate sensor is not in contact with any other devices via Bluetooth.

- Your Polar Loop is not in Flight mode. See the online user manual for details.

How does Polar Loop TRACK MY ACTIVITY if I use it together WITH a HEART RATE SENSOR?
Polar Loop tracks your moves and accumulates your active time. With a heart rate sensor, it gives you even more information about your training, such as heart rate in beats per minute and the main effect of your training; whether it’s burning fat or improving fitness. Also, you can track your cycling sessions much more accurately.
When you wear a heart rate sensor, it shows up in the Polar Flow web service as a training session after you've synced your data.

How is NIGHT’S SLEEP TIME calculated, what is it based on? Do I need to activate a sleep mode?
No, you don’t need to activate sleep mode. Based on your wrist movements Polar Loop estimates when you are sleeping. Sleep time is calculated from the longest continuous rest time of the 24 hours from 18:00/6pm to 18:00/6pm. (To be precise, the wake-up time needs to be found within the time period.)
You can view your sleep times in the Polar Flow web service or in the Polar Flow mobile app.

Why does the LED light up when I'm taking a SHOWER or SWIMMING?
Polar Loop has a capacitive touch button that reacts to water as well as to a human touch. No need to worry though, your Polar Loop is water-resistant and can be worn during swimming and showering.

How do I TRANSFER DATA from my Polar Loop to the Polar Flow web service?
You can transfer data from your Polar Loop via USB cable or wirelessly via Bluetooth Smart with the Polar Flow app. Every time you plug in your Polar Loop to your computer, the Polar FlowSync software will transfer your data to the Polar Flow web service and sync any settings you may have changed in the service. The Polar FlowSync software must be running on your computer’s taskbar (Windows) or menu bar (Mac OS X) for the automatic sync to work. If you use the Polar Flow mobile app, you can sync your data automatically with the web service by opening the app and tapping the touch button. The automatic sync takes place in the background once an hour.

How often do I need to SYNC?
For example, Polar Loop has the memory capacity to store either 12 days of activity and 4 one-hour training sessions with a heart rate sensor or 7 days of activity and 8 one-hour training sessions. Training sessions are recorded when you wear a compatible heart rate sensor. You will get a MEM. FULL warning when the memory capacity reaches 80%. When the memory becomes full, the oldest activity data is overwritten by the most recent activity data.

Why should I UPDATE the Polar Loop software? What happens when I do that with Polar FlowSync?
To get the best out of your Polar Loop and to keep it up-to-date, we recommend always using the latest version of the firmware. If new updates for Polar Loop are available, Polar FlowSync will automatically prompt you to update it. When you start the update, Polar FlowSync will sync all your activity data with the Polar Flow web service first. It will then update the Polar Loop software, which will erase all the activity data from the bracelet. For this reason the Polar Flow mobile app and Polar Loop may show incomplete activity data for this day, but not to worry, all your activity data is added up in the Polar Flow web service: it combines the activity data from before and after the software update.

Can I USE ONE COMPUTER to sync SEVERAL Polar Loops?
Yes, every Polar Loop is tied to one Polar account. You will sign in to your own user account in Polar Flow when you sync your own Polar Loop.

How do I TRANSFER DATA from my Polar Loop to the Polar Flow web service?
You can transfer data from your Polar Loop via USB cable or wirelessly via Bluetooth Smart with the Polar Flow app. Every time you plug in your Polar Loop to your computer, the Polar FlowSync software will transfer your data to the Polar Flow web service and sync any settings you may have changed in the service. The Polar FlowSync software must be running on your computer’s taskbar (Windows) or menu bar (Mac OS X) for the automatic sync to work. If you use the Polar Flow mobile app, you can sync your data automatically with the web service by opening the app and tapping the touch button. The automatic sync takes place in the background once an hour.

Where can I find the Polar FLOWSYNC software?
www.flow.polar.com/loop to install Polar FlowSync software

When INSTALLING Polar FlowSync my computer is asking me to restart. What do I need to do?
You don't need to restart your computer right away. Click Later and continue with the installation and sync your Polar Loop.

I CAN’T SEE Polar Loop in Polar FlowSync and can't continue the setup. What do I need to do?
Try one of these options:

- Unplug the USB cable, then plug it back in and try again.

- Restart Polar FlowSync and try again.

- Try another USB port in your computer.

How do I RESET my Polar Loop?
You can do a Factory reset on your Polar Loop. It removes Polar Loop’s connection to your user account and deletes any saved data on it. Plug in your Polar Loop to your computer’s USB port and go to Polar FlowSync software, click Settings and Factory Reset. If you want to continue using Polar Loop, go back to the Polar Flow web service and repeat what you did when you first started using the product.

My Polar Loop display DOESN’T WAKE UP even if I press the touch button. What should I do?
Make sure you’ve connected the activity tracker with your computer and completed the setup before starting to use it.

Wear Polar Loop on your wrist or place your finger on the custom USB cable connector and then touch the button.

Check that the battery is not empty: connect Polar Loop to a computer or a wall charger with the USB cable.

If the Polar Loop button is wet, has steam or frost on it, it will probably respond to your touch with less sensitivity than in dry indoor conditions. Instead of a quick forefinger touch, you may have to use your thumb to cover more surface. You may also have to wait until the surface has dried off completely.

It’s also possible that if you’ve not worn or used your Polar Loop for a long time, it might take a while for the button to start working. In that case, wear the activity tracker on your wrist for some time and try again later.

Which MOBILE PHONES are COMPATIBLE with Polar Loop?
Polar Loop's optional mobile companion, the Polar Flow app, is compatible only with Apple’s iPhones, starting with iPhone 4S. Polar Loop communicates wirelessly with the Polar Flow mobile app via Bluetooth Smart, which is currently available for iPhone 4S and newer.

Polar Loop Activity and Sleep Tracker (Black) with Black H7 Heart Rate Transmitter$135.00
3 stars based on 10 reviews 
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Great motivation. 5 Awesome product. A little longer battery life would be nice but other than that, I definitely think this is a fantastic product.
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Polar Loop with Bluetooth Strap 2 I purchased this in early May and loved it till the end of June when the strap quit transmitting to the Polar Loop. I took my heart rate strap to an authorized Polar Dealer to have the battery replaced and it still won't sync with the Polar Loop AT ALL. I did all of the suggestions on Polar's site, but still no heart rate. I am highly disappointed in this product. It was fun while it lasted, but that didn't last long. I am wary now when it comes to Polar products.
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Polar Loop 4 Pros: Nice look, does whats expected, great when used with compatible HR monitor, and great for knowing if your training properly for burning fat versus cardio. Nice mobile app.

Cons: The battery last about 3 days max, not the 6 days as advertised. If your not very active, its possible it could last longer.
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Polar Loop 4 I would recommend this product. I have read some of the other reviews and have not had the same issues. The HR monitor has to be "wet" or moist for it to connect. Mine has connected with no issues each time I have used it. It also synchronizes with my iPhone 5 with no problems at all. The reason I got this was because it can be used in the water and for heavy sweaters/rain. Fit Bit Force cannot. I also use this to monitor sleep. I am a triathlete and mom with a busy schedule, so I use this to keep myself in check to get enough sleep.
Again, I would recommend this for anyone looking to monitor activity, particularly, if you like to swim.
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Function 1 I am very disappointed with this product.
The touch button does not work consistently and the Loop will not connect to heart rate sensor. I thought it might be me. I sat next to person in business meeting last week and he is having the same issues.I have had numerous Polar products and have always been satisfied
I would not buy this product until Polar gets these issues fixed.
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Not very robust 2 I prefer a display that I can see without having to hit a button a few times.

While it does display my heart rate, I prefer the polar watches much better for the constant read out and recordings. And beyond that I now much prefer the Digifit Bluetooth app. where I can easily categorize my workouts and more graphically display them.

I found that after only a week, I no longer wear this device. Remember only one device works at a time with Bluetooth as the devices have to be mated.

The information is not very relevant for example if you were doing a spinning class. Your wrist remain relatively still as compared to running or a cardio class.

Some people run on a tread mill holding onto the railing others never do this and in both cases, you would get very different results.

Further, Seems without a chest strap it appears only slightly better than a pedometer in that it attempts to give you information while sleeping.
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Polar Loop and H7 transmitter 4 Overall, the Loop is great. I searched high and low for a wearable device that was small yet capable of taking heart rate.

I have never tried any other activity/fitness tracker, and I am not disappointed with this one.

There are few things I don't like about the loop... one is that it does not allow you to set personal goals on the device. The Loop, I suppose, determines goals for you, so if you want to set goals past what the Loop does automatically, you have to track them through the software.

I have an Android phone that does not have access to the app to sync with the Loop, but I don't mind... I plug the Loop into my computer via USB and load and review all of my daily stats while the Loop charges.

The H7 strap is comfortable... I am a well-endowed female, which causes the monitor to lose connection with my skin during certain exercises, and after syncing with Polar Flow I notice that my heart-rate reads zero off and on depending on the exercise I am doing. The disconnect is only in short 2-3 second periods... but it does happen 15% of the workout. I think I am still getting accurate average/maximum HR readings though.

An FYI, the Loop worn all day and synced to H7 for one 45 min training session uses about 10-20% of the battery daily. If you wear the H7 transmitter all day with it, you will use about 40% of the charge. It takes about 10-15 minutes to get 100% charge with daily charging.
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Polar Loop with transmitter 4 LOVE IT so far!!
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Polar Loop Review 5 Polar Loop Review:

Let me state up front that I am a bit of a gadget geek. I use a Fitbit One, and I have been using a Garmin Forerunner HR monitor for years as an exercise calorie expenditure tracking tool. My primary data interest is accurate caloric expenditure for weight loss and maintenance tracking.

My advice . . . just wait! Conceptually, it has tremendous potential but current reality, it has a long way to go, particularly in the area of soft-ware design.

The breakdown . . . .

As a HR monitor for exercise training sessions, like other Polar products it works fine. I like the smart calorie technology and I liked the data on the training summary. I had the H7 strap and found it to be comfortable to wear. Downside for me here comes in wearing a wrist unit that requires me to push a button multiple times when I just want to know what time it is. I maybe one of the few people left that doesn’t use my iPhone as a watch. I also disliked having to pop off the HR strap module in order to stop my training session. You should be able to stop a training session from the wrist unit. The variety of “Sport” available on the training data summary is seriously lacking.

As a 24-hour activity monitor as compared to the Fitbit One which I also use, it pretty much sucked. I wore the device for two weeks, and every single day the activity summary data was incomplete. It shows many hours as being not worn when in fact I was wearing it. I could not get enough 24-hour data to even compare it for accuracy with my Fitbit. A friend of mine told me she was getting better summary data but mine was a train wreck. This is where I think the Loop falls way down on being an activity monitor. You can’t set specific goals like daily step goal or calorie goals. Want to know how your step or calorie count looks for the week with a nice day-to-day breakdown in one graph You won’t get it from the Loop. Their activity overview design needs a major overhaul in design. I might could overlook the crappy reporting design if I was at least getting a complete report of my 24 hour activity but I am not.

Synchronization with the iPhone 5 was temperamental. Synchronization with the iMac was seamless. Training summary data can only be viewed after synchronization to either phone or computer, so if you are wanting to know your caloric expenditure for tracking this is a added stumbling block. Most HR wrist units can give you this data with a couple of button clicks, not so with the Loop!

The “Flowbeta” and “Explore” tabs on the Polar flow website, while maybe an intriguing marketing tool, I found nothing here that helped me with my Fitness goals. I wish the energy used to create and upkeep that particular aspect of the website was being directed toward improving the accuracy of the activity monitor and it’s diary interface.

Lastly and sadly, this product cannot be returned for a refund as it is altered from original condition. . . cutting the wrist unit to fit is step one. If I could return it for a refund, I certainly would. If you want a great activity monitor, I highly recommend the Fitbit One. If you want a great HR monitor, I recommend you go with a more classic watch style wrist unit as you will find it more user friendly.

Respectfully submitted.
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LOVE my new POLAR Loop 5 I LOVE the new POLAR Loop. I've had it about 2 weeks and so far I've had no lingering issues. The set up instructions that come in the box leave MUCH to be desired. I had to go to POLAR's website to search for a quick start guide but once I crossed that hurdle I was back on track. Syncing with my iPhone app can be quirky and I thought this was going to be an ongoing problem BUT I have discovered that it doesn't update the activity in the Polar Flow app unless your see the Bluetooth symbol light on the iPhone quickly flashes, which indicates the loop has connected with the phone. It then gives a message that it is syncing with Product versus every other time it says syncing with service. Once that happens the activity in the app is updated. With the phone app open I sometimes have to touch the button on the loop to make the connection with the phone. Holding the phone in close proximity to the loop also helps. The loop has to be on your wrist to sync with the phone or you can sync with your online Flow account via connection to your computer using the USB cable included in the box. I still don't know what it does when it says syncing with service because none of the activity in the app changes after syncing with service is complete. Again, none of this is anywhere in the Polar user guide or spelled out on the website at least from what I've seen, which is a negative. You're left to figure these things out on your own.

I purchased the H7 heart rate monitor as well and the Loop connects with the monitor effortlessly. When you stop monitoring your training session by removing the HR sensor from the chest strap the Loop stops recording stats for that session. Once you sync with the app it shows you a summary of your session: high and avg HR, calories burned, breakout of % calories burned in your fat burning zone versus fitness zone.

I can't say more good things about this one stop activity and HR monitor. The HR monitoring combined with the activity tracker all in one device sealed the deal for me. I could take stars off the rating for the syncing deal and the fact that Polar does not disclose proper instructions for operating the device, but since I have figured out how to sync with the app consistently I'm going to give it 5 stars. I'm hooked!
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