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!

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