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Polar M430

Polar M430
alaScore 91

162 reviews

Aug, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 162 reviews of Polar M430. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 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 M430 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Mark Jansen (digitaltrends.com)

Polar M430 review

 

Primogenitor of the heart rate sensor, Polar has fallen behind other fitness tracking companies like Fitbit and Garmin in recent years. With waterproofing and a large suite of fitness tracking tools, does the $200 Polar M430 have enough to leverage...

Excellent fitness stats ; Personal coaching for running ; Comfortable to wear ; Built-in GPS ; Heart rate sensor

Outdated design ; Notifications are terrible ; Software lacking in certain areas

While we had our nitpicks with it, namely the need to use the Polar Flow desktop app and its touchy connectivity, there’s still a lot to love about the Polar M430 if you’re not put off by its visuals. With the capability of tracking a healthy helping...

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Victoria Song (pcmag.com)

Polar M430

 

The Polar M430 is a great fitness tracker for runners, but a bit too pricey and sporty for more casual use.

Built-in optical heart rate monitor and GPS. Tracks indoor activity. Vibration alerts for push notifications. Thin, perforated strap.

Sporty design and colors not for everyone. Can't swap bands. Slow syncing and unintuitive app design.

If you're a regular runner or training for a marathon, the Polar M430 is a solid tracker. It has a comfortable, breathable band, its screen is easy to read outdoors, and Polar emphasizes helpful stats for runners like heart rate, distance, and splits....

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Patrick Holland (cnet.com)

Polar M430 first take review: It's an Olympic coach for your wrist

 

Polar's new M430 running watch comes with a heart-rate monitor and pairs with an app for smart coaching.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : DC Rainmaker (dcrainmaker.com)

Polar M430 In-Depth Review

 

It's been a few months since Polar first announced the M430, which builds upon their previously popular M400 GPS watch aimed primarily at the running crowd. While the M430 is a modest upgrade to the M400, it does bring with it features that enable it...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : DC Rainmaker (dcrainmaker.com)

Hands-on: Polar’s M430 GPS watch with optical HR

 

Today Polar announced their latest wearable, the M430. This unit follows in the footsteps of the by adding in an optical heart rate sensor as well as a handful of other small (but desired) features. While this watch lineage has previously been somewhat...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Kieran Alger (techradar.com)

Polar M430 review

 

Simple, smart and effective

Good battery life ; Easy to use ; Reliable and accurate

Annoying charging lead ; Not the best looking ; Some smartphone syncing issues

A highly capable tool for goal-driven runners, the Polar M430 takes nearly all the best bits from the best-selling M400, adds solid wrist-based heart rate tracking, better GPS, sleep tracking and smartphone notifications to create one of the best...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Polar M430 review: A super-accurate running watch

 

It's big, fat and hard to live with permanently, but the M430 is much better when you break it out for running specifically

Sensational battery life ; Straightforward app ; Very accurate

Ugly ; Uncomfortable to wear for extended periods

Therefore, it all comes down to exactly what kind of fitness tracker you’re looking for. If you’d prefer a stylish watch or band that never needs to be taken off, the M430 doesn’t fit the bill. If, on the other hand, you just want a super-accurate...

Nov, 2018

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by : Henry Burrell (techadvisor.co.uk)

Polar M430

 

The Polar M430 is a no-frills but fully featured GPS running watch. Here's our full review

Expert review by : Alan Martin (alphr.com)

Polar M430 review: Brilliant function over functional form

 

The Polar M430 won't win any beauty contests, but its performance is tough to beat

I have two opinions about the Polar M430 and bear with me because they’re a bit contradictory.

Oct, 2017

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