Polar has announced Beat – a next-generation training app for anyone who wants to exercise. Most training apps just track your exercise but training more, or faster, does not necessarily bring improved performance – it’s about training smarter. Polar Beat adds intelligence to your training data, so you know what your body has achieved and what to do to meet your desired goal: get slimmer, run faster, or go further.
Polar Beat draws on 35 years of Polar experience to add meaning and direction to your workouts, whether you’ve just signed up to your local gym or are a world class triathlete, indoors or outdoors. When used together with the Polar H7 heart rate sensor it sports numerous unique features that help anyone who exercises make a difference to their fitness:
- · Plan your training target: maybe you want to burn calories or beat a time or distance record. You can also upgrade inside the app to target a more sophisticated goal such as boosting your metabolism, working on aerobic or anaerobic fitness, or pushing your maximum performance and sprint speed
- · Train at the right intensity: Beat helps you stay within your target heart rate zone whatever your personal goal. With the in-app upgrade you can also see deeper real-time analysis of the main effects of your workout, whether you’re burning fat or improving fitness
- · Understand the impact of your workout: Beat interprets your workout data to show visually the impact of training at different levels of intensity. See what you achieved, whether you improved endurance, increased strength, or burned fat
- · Accurate calorie tracking: get the most accurate calorie count – even while exercising indoors
Polar Beat also provides all the other features you would expect: training targets and training session data for time, distance and calories; maps and music; training history and personal bests. It’s also social, so you can share your success with friends and family online.
Minna Wahlberg, Sports Sector Director at Polar said: “This is no ordinary app. Polar has put decades of expertise into developing innovative technology that ensures anyone can enjoy and improve their fitness with accurate, intelligent information. Polar Beat can help you get better, whatever your goal. Data is dead, long live intelligent information”.
Pricing, availability and compatibility
Polar Beat can be found on Apple’s App Store http://itunes.apple.com/app/id555252645 from today at no cost. An in-app feature upgrade for £2.49 is also available, providing advanced target setting and deeper real-time workout analysis. Beat is compatible with the iPhone 4S and the new iPhone 5.
Polar Beat’s enhanced features – like heart rate monitoring, accurate calorie counting and training intensity levels – require a Polar heart rate sensor such as the new Polar H7 Heart Rate Sensor. The Polar H7 Heart Rate Sensor pairs with Polar Beat using Bluetooth Smart for a high quality connection and minimal battery consumption. Discover more about Polar Beat and H7 at www.polar.fi/beat.
Founded in 1977, Polar Electro invented the first wireless heart rate monitor. Since then the company has been leading the sports instruments and heart rate monitoring category through its in-depth understanding of human physiology, performance, and the environment. Polar works in close cooperation with leading sports institutes and governing bodies, and has, thus, become widely recognized as the pioneer and world’s leader of heart rate monitoring and fitness evaluation equipment.
Headquartered near Oulu in Finland, the company operates internationally in more than 80 countries and its products are sold through over 35,000 retailers globally.
Today, the award-winning Polar training computers are the number one choice among consumers worldwide. To learn more about how the wide range of Polar products and services can help you achieve your training goals and make your fitness story a success, please visit www.polar.fi.