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Polar V800

Polar V800
alaScore 88

757 reviews

Aug, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 15 expert reviews and 742 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 86/100 and users rate it 85/100. The average review date is Jul 25, 2015. We have compared these reviews to 230898 reviews from other Smart Watches & Activity Trackers. The alaScore™ for this product is 88/100 = Very good. Last update: Aug 14, 2018.

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Expert review by : DC Rainmaker (

Polar V800 Multisport GPS Watch In-Depth Review


All the way back in early January at multisport GPS watch. This would be their first multisport integrated GPS watch to market, combining the RC3 GPS watch along with the RCX5 non-GPS multisport watch. On top of that, they'd also be integrating in...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Luke Edwards (

Polar V800 review: Tempting for triathletes


Polar has been scaling down the physical size and improving the look of its GPS fitness watches throughout the last few product cycles. The latest V800 has competitor Garmin clearly fixed in its sights, with running, cycling, and swimming activities...

Design, battery life, large and clear display, personalisation, additional sensor options

Complicated, no ANT+, expensive

At a time when sports watches are under threat from smartwatches and activity trackers, companies like Polar need to adapt fast. The V800 offers a robust feature set, is an accomplished GPS tracker with an impressive battery life and large display, but...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Mark Mayne (

Polar V800 review


Run, swim and bike yourself to a state of exceedingly lean fitness

Strong build quality. Easy to use, yet very powerful. Impressive battery life.

Highly annoying charging/syncing connector. The heft won't suit everyone and makes it a dubious choice for all-day wear. Not much use as a sleep tracker.

Triathletes and other multi-sport fitness fans will love this. If you only go running, it's probably overkill, but that's up to you and your wallet…

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (

Way too expensive


I was an early adopter of wearable devices and I've personally tried and own the Fitbit Surge, Samsung Gear S, and Samsung GS2. I bought a Maserati and a Hyundai would have worked for my workout, tracking my sleep, and some other analytics I watch....

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (

Great Watch


The watch is incredible. Easy to use for the most part. Only trouble had was tracking my last tri. Have gotten better since then.

Jul, 2015

Consumer review (

POLAR V800 - Red, Universal


I got the V800 at a great price. I expect it will be replaced sometime in 2018 but it does everything I need. Great battery life; almost a month in just watch function, a week with plenty of GPS / HRM use. The free Polar Flow app and web page is great...

A colour screen would be nice, but I expect an updated version will give that, though it could lose battery life.

Oct, 2017

Consumer review (

POLAR V800 - Red, Universal


Fantastic for pool swimming. My RCX5 just did HR and when you paused it you could no longer see your HR while resting. V800 shows everything. Never had a problem counting lengths but this watch counts distance swam, strokes, rest periods etc etc. Still...

Nothing but bit early to tell how long strap lasts.

Oct, 2017

Consumer review (

POLAR V800 - Red, Universal


Great product from Polar and as a multi sport watch provides all you need from swimming to cycling. Also linked to the Polarflow provides an outstanding training App.


Oct, 2017

Consumer review (

POLAR V800 - Black, Universal


So easy to use, I'm terrible with technology and I manage just fine with it! Love the test features on it and the amount of settings/sports on there. The indoor swim setting is really accurate, something a lot of other brands struggle with. Couldn't...

Sep, 2017

Product Specifications


Band color:Black
Color of product:Black / Blue / Blue, Red / Red
Device type:Wristband activity tracker
Housing material:Aluminium / Aluminium, Polycarbonate, Stainless steel
Protection features:Water Resistant
Water resistance:3 / 30
Waterproof up to:1181.1


Display Resolution:128 x 128

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite):Y


Position location:Y

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-10 - 50

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Chest strap:N


Active minutes:Y
Activity monitoring:Y
Alarm clock:Y
Automatic pause:Y
Barometric altimeter:Y
Built-in distance meter:Y
Calories burned:Y
Clock mode:12h/24h
Display:Gorilla Glass
Distance system of measurement:Imperial, Metric
Distance traveled:Y
Eat & drink:N
Fitness test:Y
Heart rate data transfer:USB
Heart rate monitor:N / Y
Heart rate-based calorie computation:Y
Integrated timer:Y
Languages support:CHI (TR), DAN, German, Dutch, English, Spanish, FIN, French, Italian, JPN, NOR, POL, Portuguese, RUS, SWE
Motivating feedback:Y
Personal goals:Y
Position location:Y
Quality of sleep:Y
Recommended activity:Cycling, Fitness, Running / Cycling, Running, Swimming / Fitness, Running
Sport watch to PC data transfer:Training data
Training programming:Y
Vibrating alert:Y
Vibrating motor:Y
Workout tracking:Y

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
PC connected:Y
USB connector type:Micro-USB


Battery Capacity:350
Battery Life:13 / 50
Battery low indication:Y
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Battery Type:Built-In / SR927W
Rechargeable battery:Y


Compatible operating systems:Compatible with PC Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, and later\nCompatible with Mac OS X 10.6, OS X 10.7, OS X 10.8, and later\nCompatible with Polar Flow web service\nCompatible with Polar Flow mobile app via Bluetooth Smart


Internal ROM:8
ROM capacity:8

System Requirements

Mac compatibility:Y
Mobile operating systems supported:iOS
Windows operating systems supported:Y

Weight & Dimensions