Thursday, December 18, 2014

Polar Product Day - M400

Product: M400
Designed for: Runners/Walkers and people who want to keep an eye on their fitness
Price: $199.95 w/o Heart Rate Sensor; $249.95 with Heart Rate Sensor
What Comes In The Box: M400 Unit, H7 Heart Rate Sensor, USB Cord, Getting Started Literature (No Heart Rate Sensor if purchased without it)

Say Hello to Polar's newest training computer, the M400. This little guy/girl is a truly all-in-one unit, especially if you are a runner or walker.

Since around September, I have been using a Polar Loop and the Polar RC3  in conjunction with each other. The Loop is an all-day activity tracker; it tracks your activity, sleep, calories burned & steps, and if used with the H7, can be used during workouts (see my previous blog post). The Polar RC3 is a GPS and heart rate monitor, that I used during workouts & races, including my half marathon.

But this little baby, it replaces both of those! How? Because the M400 is an all-day activity tracker & a GPS all rolled into one sleek, great looking watch. Now you might be saying "Man, this Polar ambassador is really laying it on thick", but I swear to you, I'm not making ANY of this up. I am seriously in LOVE with this watch. Since the day it was announced (which of course escapes me at the moment), I've been waiting to get my hands on it! And now that my hand is on it, I'm not taking it off!

So, lets get some nitty gritty details shall we? The M400 has built-in GPS, so you can track your distance, pace, and altitude. And if you are looking for new routes on your runs, the Back to Start feature is awesome! The M400 tracks your daily activity, including calories burned and steps taken. But what I love about the unit is it tells you how much more "activity" you need to reach your daily goal (the photo above is an example. The activity can be standing, walking, or running. It's not just steps, it's any activity, which I love. This unit is magic somehow (kind of like the Loop) and can judge your movement super accurately. I hear there are tons of little sensors in it, but it got kinda technical ;)

As with the Loop, the M400 syncs up to Polar Flow (web) and to the Flow mobile app (iOS users only right now. Polar expects Android service to be up and running soon, to which I am patiently waiting)

The M400 comes in Black and White and the compatible heart rate sensor, the H7, comes in a variety of fun colors!

As always, let me know if you have any questions!

Thursday, December 4, 2014


Would you like a chance to win a FREE Polar FT4? This is the giveaway for you!

The kind people over at Polar have offered up a FT4 to give away to one of my lucky followers! So what better way to try to win it than to MOVE?! So...let's get movin!

Here is how it works...

When: Starting today lasting until December 31st at 11:59pm EST
Where: My Facebook page -
Step 1) LIKE my Facebook page. You MUST like my page for a chance to win!
Step 2) GET MOVIN' - this includes walking, running, dancing in your kitchen, playing with your kids or pups, swinging, swimming, lifting, etc and so forth! Any way you can get your body moving, do it! I don't care how long, how far, how heavy, just GET MOVIN'!
Step 3) SHARE YOUR PHOTO - share you photo in the event I have created on my Facebook page For every "workout selfie" you post, you receive ONE entry toward the grand prize of a Polar FT4! Don't care for selfies? That's cool, post the equipment used, the dog you walked, the kids you played with, the shoes you wore, ANYTHING! This is supposed to be fun, no pressure, no (okay, almost) rules!
Step 4) REPEATYou can receive an entry for every movin' photo you post (up to 1 per day) So you can enter once a week or once a day, it's up to you!

Want some bonus entries? Here you go!
For these to count, post a screenshot as proof in the event of each

Bonus entry 1: Like the Polar USA and/or Polar FB pages
Bonus entry 2: Follow me on Twitter - @abbysgettinfit
Bonus entry 3: Follow Polar on Twitter - @polarglobal
Bonus entry 4: SHARE the contest on your personal page - extra bonus - you will receive 2 entries for this!
Bonus entry 5: Use hashtag #getmovingiveaway on either Twitter or FB when sharing about the giveaway
Bonus entry 6: Follow me on IG - @abbysgettinfit

A winner will be chosen at random from the entries! Obviously the more you post, the more chances you have, but that shouldn't mean you burn yourself out or over exercise to get more entires! This is about having fun, enjoying your body movement, and not feeling the pressure (because we have enough of that don't' we?!) And don't forget, like and comment on other people's photos in the event! This is all about having fun and encouraging all of us to move in ways we love!

Please note - this entire giveaway will take place on my Facebook page, so please read here than head over there! Any photos posted here will not be included in the entries.

US ONLY please! Sorry other countries, I'll get ya next time!