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Polar A360

Polar A360
alaScore 90

803 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 803 reviews of Polar A360. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Polar A360 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Polar A360

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 user reviews of Polar A360 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

73% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Polar A360 white - Size LPolar A360 white - Size L

Sep, 2018

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by : Lee Crane (digitaltrends.com)

Polar A360 review

 

If you're an active person, Polar's A360 is as close to perfect as fitness bands get.

Polar has done its research when it comes to what active people want in a fitness band. The A360’s feature list reads like an answer to many people’s complaints about Fitbit products: color display, full smart notifications, waterproof, Micro USB...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Jill Duffy (pcmag.com)

Polar A360

 

If you've already mastered the basics, the Polar A360 is an advanced fitness tracker that gives concrete recommendations on how to improve your health.

Tracks daily activity, steps, calories, workouts, and sleep. Helpful coaching features. Includes optical heart rate monitor. Excellent battery life. Waterproof. Comfortable. Swappable bands.

Costs $50 more than closest competitor. Sleep data could be presented better.

Conclusions The Polar A360 is for a certain type of person — someone who has mastered the basics of fitness tracking and wants to get fitter through training. It's a well-designed device with excellent coaching tips and fitness suggestions. It won't...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : David Wise (techgearlab.com)

Polar A360 Review

 

While great at tracking heart rate, it fell short in other important aspects

Great display, tons of other trackable activities, accurate heart rate monitoring

Not water resistant, difficult to put on, poor sleep tracking

While the A360 stood out in some categories and sub-metrics, it fell short in aspects that made up the highest weightings in our scores. We wouldn't recommend this one unless you are solely interested in tracking heart rate and nothing else, and in...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Valentina Palladino (arstechnica.com)

Polar A360 reviewed: Another fitness tracker with smartwatch envy

 

The $199 tracker is the first with Polar's own wrist-bound heart rate monitor.

Customizable design with interchangeable bands. ; Device and app suggest ways to help you complete your daily goal. ; Heart rate monitor is fairly accurate; you have the option to connect to a Polar H7 chest strap as well.

Cannot read full smartphone notifications on the display. ; Tiny charging port cover gets lost easily/ ; App has issues when syncing over Bluetooth. ; $199 is a bit steep, especially compared to its competition.

As the fitness tracker market becomes ever more crowded, the smallest features will be what cause you to choose one device over another, especially when the devices are as similar as the A360 and the Vívosmart HR. The A360 has a color screen and...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : John R. Quain (tomsguide.com)

Polar A360 Fitness Tracker Review

 

The $199 Polar A360 is comfortable, waterproof, accurately measures your heart rate in real time and delivers helpful information about exercise, sleep and periods of rest. The screen is possibly the easiest to read among comparably priced fitness...

Waterproof ; Large color touch-screen display with touch support ; Accurate heart rate ; Works during strenuous activity

Doesn't track running distance ; Awkward band clasp ; App doesn’t track nutrition ; Shorter battery life than competitors

The Polar A360 is an easy-to-read fitness tracker with a built-in heart rate monitor whose main weakness is that it doesn't log the miles you run.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Roger Fingas (appleinsider.com)

Review: Polar A360 fitness tracker makes ease-of-use a top priority

 

Polar's A360 is one of the most user-friendly fitness trackers you can buy, and arguably one of the best on the market period, even if it lacks some of the features advanced athletes might want.

Easy-to-use, info-rich graphical interface ; Long battery life ; Waterproof ; Backed by great app and Web tools

Heart rate monitor semi-accurate, only on during workouts ; No GPS functions ; High pricetag for features ; App could use better sleep and coaching functions ; The Polar A360 is available for $199 ; .

The A360 is a curious beast. At $200, it's a little pricey for casual fitness types who could spend $50 less and get a Fitbit Charge HR with many (though not all) of the same benefits. Hardcore athletes, meanwhile, may bemoan the average heart rate...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : DC Rainmaker (dcrainmaker.com)

Polar A360 In-Depth Review

 

It's been about a month since Polar announced their latest wearable – the A360. This would be their first entrant into the optical HR sensor world, a key milestone for a company that's effectively built its entire reputation and company on measuring...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : DC Rainmaker (dcrainmaker.com)

A few quick thoughts on Polar’s new A360 with optical HR sensor

 

Earlier today Polar announced their latest wearable, the A360. More notably – it marks the first Polar product to include an optical heart rate sensor. This takes the concept of the (and ) and adds in heart rate sensing technology while also including...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Max Anderton (trustedreviews.com)

Polar A360

 

Its name is synonymous with accurate heart rate tracking, but this is Polar's first device to be aimed at average Joes who just want to move more.

The Polar A360 is a decent choice for anyone looking to be more active, but it can't quite keep pace with similar rivals.

Aug, 2016

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

​Polar debuts its first fitness tracker with an optical heart-rate sensor (hands-on)

 

Polar is the latest company to offer an activity tracker with a built-in optical heart-rate sensor. The Polar A360 is a smart activity tracker that's capable of measuring steps, distance, calories burned and sleep. It also includes vibration to remind...

The A360 will be available in November for $200 in the US. That price converts to about £130 in the UK and AU$275 in Australia. Colors will initially be limited to black (for medium and large sizes) and white for smaller wrists. Additional colors and...

Oct, 2015

Product Specifications

Design

Band color:Black / Blue / Pink / White
Band size:L / M / S
Color of product:Black / Black, White / Blue / Pink / White
Control Type:Touch
Device type:Wristband / Wristband activity tracker
Maximum strap length:7.87
Minimum strap length:5.91
Protection features:Water Resistant
Waterproof: Yes

Display

Display Resolution:80 x 160
Display Type:TFT
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y / Yes

Energy Management

Battery performance:100

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Active minutes:Y / Yes
Alarm clock: Yes
Altimeter: Yes
Calories burned:Y / Yes
Distance traveled:Y / Yes
Eat & drink:N
Heart rate monitor: Yes
Hours slept:Y / Yes
Pedometer:Y / Yes
Personal goals:Y / Yes
Position location:N
Quality of sleep:Y / Yes
Stairs climbed:N
Vibrating motor:Y
Workout tracking:Y

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wired/Wireless
USB connector type:Micro-USB
Wi-Fi: No
Wireless technologies:Wired/Wireless

Power

Battery Capacity:100
Battery Life:14
Charging source:USB

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra, 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 10.10 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 / Yes
Mobile operating systems supported:Android 4.3, Android 4.4, Android 5.0, Android 5.1, iOS 10, iOS 7.0, iOS 7.1, iOS 7.2, iOS 8.0, iOS 8.1, iOS 8.2, iOS 8.3, iOS 8.4, iOS 9.0, iOS 9.1, iOS 9.2, iOS 9.3 / Android 4.3, Android 4.4, Android 5.0, Android 5.1, iOS 7.0, iOS 8.0, iOS 8.2, iOS 9.0 / Android 4.3, iOS 7.0 / Android, iOS
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:0.531
Weight:1.12 / 1.19 / 1.32
Width:0.925