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Polar Loop 2

Polar Loop 2
alaScore 89

192 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 192 reviews of Polar Loop 2. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Activity/Fitness Trackers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Activity/Fitness Trackers the Polar Loop 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Polar Loop 2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Polar Loop 2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Activity/Fitness Trackers on Amazon.co.uk.

33% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Polar Balance black + Loop 2 black - special bundle - Connected, Smart Sacle + Activity Tracker Loop 2Polar Balance black + Loop 2 black - special bundle - Connected, Smart Sacle + Activity Tracker Loop 2

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Jill Duffy (pcmag.com)

Polar Loop 2

 

The Polar Loop 2 is a middle-of-the-road fitness tracker that covers your basic needs and not much more.

Tracks activity, sleep, and inactivity. Divides daily activity into time spent sitting, standing, walking, etc. Waterproof. Syncs with computer or mobile device.

Not very fashionable. So-so battery life. Rudimentary push notifications.

Conclusions If you have a first-generation Polar Loop and love it, the Loop 2 might be for you. But if you're buying your first fitness tracker, another device with a better design or more features will probably make you happier. For style, I prefer...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Simon Hill (digitaltrends.com)

Polar Loop 2 review

 

If you're seeking a no-frills activity tracker, the Polar Loop 2 should place on your shortlist.

You could bemoan the lack of GPS, or the extra $80 you’ll have to pay out to snag a heart-rate sensor, but for $120 the Polar Loop 2 offers a pretty good range of features. Its automatic nature makes it suitable for anyone looking to boost their...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Stanley Goodner (gizmag.com)

Review: Polar Loop 2 activity tracker & H7 heart rate sensor

 

The market for wearable activity trackers continues to grow, which means greater choice for those interested in using technology to help maintain a better quality of life, but it also makes it tough to decide which one is right for you. We got some...

last up to a week, but we found that you need to keep notifications off and button presses to a freakish minimum to achieve this. The internal motor, which vibrates for notifications, and LED screen tend to drain the battery quickly. A full charge...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

Polar Activity Loop 2 review: Function over form

 

Polar has been on the fitness tracking scene for a while - like 40 years - creating devices for those who take their activity monitoring a little more seriously. The runners and cyclists of this world who want plethora of stats including heart-rate...

Waterproof; accurate activity tracking; good battery life (but not 8 days); comfortable to wear; smartphone notifications; tracks laying, sitting and standing as well as walking and running

Fiddly to size, app not as user-friendly as competitors (is better in browser form), can’t see display in sunlight, chunky design

The Polar Activity Loop 2 is a tricky one to place. Polar undoubtedly has a great deal of experience within the fitness tracking sector, but without the accompanying heart-rate monitor, the Loop 2 doesn't do much more than any of the others in its...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Michael Sawh (trustedreviews.com)

Polar Loop 2

 

The Polar Loop 2 is the Finnish company's second-generation sub-£100 activity tracker. Following years of making sports watches and wireless heart-rate monitors, Polar decided to take on the likes of Fitbit, Jawbone and Misfit with its very own fitness...

Light and comfortable to wear ; Useful inactivity alerts ; Easy to setup external heart-rate monitor support

Fiddly customising the perfect fit ; Some syncing issues ; Not a very sleek design

The Polar Loop 2 is a solid if uninspiring update to the original – I expect more from the next iteration of the Loop.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Dan Graziano (cnet.com.au)

​Polar's new Loop activity tracker adds smartphone notifications

 

It's been nearly two years since Polar entered the activity tracker market. Since the release of the Polar Loop in 2013, the wearable market has shifted towards devices that offer more than just basic activity tracking. We are now seeing trackers that...

Last updated on Thursday, July 16 at 10:30 ET: Information on the Loop's battery life has been added.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

Polar Loop 2 review

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The original Polar Loop was reasonably accurate, but we found some aspects of the design a little odd, as well as the band being fairly bulky compared to others. So has Polar cracked the comfort aspect with its successor? We tried it on for size to...

Jul, 2016

Consumer review by: Amberlee (bestbuy.com)

Great product for swimmers!

 

I bought this product specificly for my children who swim competitively. I like how it keeps track of their fitness and sleep. I liked it so much I bought my self one. My two favorite things about the loop is the call/text alert it will tell me who is...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: GreyFox (bestbuy.com)

Loop 2 by Polar

 

The Loop 2 is easy to use. I downloaded the program and set up my activities easily. I adjusted the wrist band on both sides. Left it too loose and readjusted the 2nd time. Fits better. I wear it in the pool for laps and water aerobics, all day and...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: pbmcc (bestbuy.com)

Won't Sync, bad service

 

it is SUPPOSED to do a bluetooth sync to an Android phone, but it won't sync. Polar doesn't advertise Live Chat for technical support, but when I found live chat support, the chat person told me that they only handle general purchase questions and to...

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications

Design

Band color:Black / Pink / White
Band material:Silicone, Thermoplastic polyurethane
Color of product:Black / Pink / Red / White
Device type:Wristband / Wristband activity tracker
Housing material:Silicone / Silicone, Thermoplastic urethane (TPU)
LED Indicators: Yes
Protection features:Water Resistant
Waterproof:Y / Yes
Waterproof up to:787.4 / 7874

Display

Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

Battery performance:38
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Charging Time:1.5
Standby Time:192

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Manual: Yes

Performance

Active minutes:Y
Calories burned:Y
Distance traveled:Y
Heart rate monitor: Yes
Hours slept:Y
Memory capacity:12
Pedometer:Y
Personal goals:Y
Quality of sleep:Y
Vibrating motor:Y

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wired/Wireless / Wireless
PC connected: Yes
Wi-Fi: No
Wireless technologies:Wired/Wireless / Wireless

Power

Battery Capacity:38
Battery Life:8
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Charging source:USB
Charging Time:1.5
Standby Time:192

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Mobile operating systems supported:Android, iOS / No
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 10 Education, Windows 10 Education x64, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Home x64, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 8.1 x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness:0.425
Weight:1.34
Width:0.787