Polar A300 - Reviews, Prices, Specs and Alternatives

Polar A300

Polar A300
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The Polar A300 is a more Spartan approach to fitness monitoring. It doesn’t have the GPS tracker of the M400 or the built-in heart rate monitor of an A360, because the Polar A300 is a simple fitness a... Read full review
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Brand
Polar
Details
  • ACTIVITY TRACKER: Waterproof fitness monitor motivates you to reach your daily goal by tracking your steps, distance, and calories burned 24/7
  • ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY: Vibrating inactivity alerts help you keep moving throughout the day
  • SLEEP TRACKER: Automatically tracks your sleep time, quality of sleep, and sleep patterns
  • COMPATIBLE: Compatible with H7 Heart Rate sensor for continuous, accurate heart rate
  • CUSTOMIZE: Design your A300 fitness tracker to fit your style with interchangeable wrist bands in different colors
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Physical Features
Color Mouse over a color for a picture
Black
White
Pink
Yellow
Style At first, fitness trackers were designed more for function than fashion, as they were geared towards fitness buffs to wear when exercising, so style wasn’t really a concern. Since then, fitness tracke ... Show more
On the Wrist
Dimensions
6 x 5 x 3 inches
Weight

1.3 oz
 
Size Variations Mouse over a size variation for a picture
Software
Syncs Data Automatically The way that your tracker stores and syncs data is hugely important to the experience you have with your device. The most convenient trackers will sync data automatically and wirelessly to your smartp ... Show more
Yes
Compatibility What software platforms are compatible with it?
  • Mac OS X 10.6, OS X 10.7, OS X 10.8, and later
  • PC Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, and later
  • Polar Flow web service
Third Party App Integration Getting the full picture of your health requires input from other sources other than the app associated with your tracker - tracking fitness is only part of living a healthy lifestyle. This might incl ... Show more
Yes
Strava, TrainingPeaks, Apple Health Kit, Google Fit, MyFitnessPal and MapMyFitness
Activity Detection The most basic fitness trackers measure steps, distance and calories... your general fitness needs. Beyond that, some will also detect when you are exercising, based on your heart rate and movements. ... Show more
  • Walking
  • Running
Sleep Tracking
Sleep Tracking Like activity tracking, sleep tracking is a common feature for most fitness trackers with much variation. The main difference between trackers is whether or not sleep is tracked automatically or manua ... Show more
Automatic
Advanced Sleep Metrics For devices that do track sleep, the quality of the metrics recorded varies. Some devices simply record the number of hours that you were asleep. Others go farther and tell you when you were in light, ... Show more
Yes
Sleep duration, stages (deep or light sleep) and pattern
Alarms & Reminders A small, but still significant, feature of fitness trackers is the ability set alarms or reminders. First, there are alarms to wake you up in the morning. Usually, these are silent, vibrating alarms o ... Show more
Yes
Silent vibrating alert
Premium Features
Water Resistant Fitness trackers are available at varying levels of water resistance. Some can’t get wet at all; some can be worn while you swim or shower. Trackers that are listed as “splash proof” can’t really get ... Show more
3 ATM - Rain, splashing, accidental submersion and showering. No swimming.
Heart-Rate Tracking Because you’re supposed to wear a fitness tracker all day, tracking your heart rate provides you with extremely valuable metrics. First, your resting heart rate is an indicator of how healthy you are. ... Show more
Via Chest Strap
Polar Heart Rate sensor sold separately
GPS For the more advanced athlete, a GPS-enabled fitness tracker is a must. Regular devices cannot track pace, intervals, elevation, or even distance accurately—stats that are hugely important to avid run ... Show more
No
Music Player A much less common feature, but still notable, is the potential to upload and store music on your fitness tracker. This can only be found on the most advanced trackers (and thus will come with a large ... Show more
No
Display

The type of display or screen on fitness trackers varies widely by brand and price point—from a few LED lights to full color touchscreens. The main benefit of a screen is being able to read the time and your fitness stats any time of the day without needing to open an app on your phone or plug the tracker into your computer. This could be a positive or negative—some people prefer not to see progress and feel rewarded when they finally look at results and meet their goal. Others need a constant reminder of their status to push them to reach their goals. It’s totally up to you.

Oftentimes, you can also read smartphone notifications on a screen, depending on how advanced the tracker is. Every tracker will differ on what information is shown on the display, whether it’s the time, steps, heart rate, or other goals. Some will be a touchscreen, some will not. These aspects mainly affect ease of use, and will vary in importance by person. Finally, a display will also drain your battery more quickly, and come with a higher price tag.

Display Does the tracker have a screen?
Black & White Display
Touchscreen Is the display a touchscreen?
No
Smartphone Notifications As fitness trackers become more advanced, and as smart watches become more popular, the lines between the two are blurring, especially when it comes to linked capabilities between the device and your ... Show more
Yes
Battery

For fitness trackers, batteries vary widely. Some trackers have rechargeable batteries that last anywhere from hours to days. Others take coin cell batteries like you would find a regular watch, which last a few months to a year. Needing to purchase and replace batteries can be a hassle… but so can plugging in your device every five or so days via USB cable to recharge it. Remembering to take the device off, charge it, and then remembering to put it back on, can seriously interrupt your fitness routine, especially if you’re worried you’ll forget it. Plys, if you want consistent sleep tracking, you don’t want to be charging it overnight. Both options have advantages and disadvantages to keep in mind while you compare options.

Battery Life How long does the battery last?
28 days
Type of Battery
Rechargeable
Additional Features Any other features to note.
  • Running program in Polar Flow where you choose from 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon that suits your training plan.
  • Memory capacity up to 60 days
Edition
A300
Popularity 0-100 scale indicating how frequently people buy the product online. Recalculated daily.
88 / 100
Release Date
5 Mar 2015
Model Numbers Mouse over a model for a picture
Warranty
2-Year Warranty

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Key features
  • Smart notification for calls. messages and social media apps.
  • Activity guide
  • Activity benefit
  • Smart Calories
  • Heart rate zones
  • Energy pointer
  • Training benefit
  • Fitness Test

Polar A300 is a very popular option in the middle of the fitness trackers price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling fitness trackers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Withings Go or Sqord Activity Tracker .

Polar A300 was released in 2015. There are a lot of newer fitness trackers on the market. Show newer Fitness Trackers

Polar A300 is $1.10 more expensive than an average fitness tracker ($37.99).

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Is the Wahoo Tickr 100% compatible with the Polar A300?
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need to set time and date, how do I do it please?
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what is the difference besides price and a brand name ?
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How do you complete the initial charge of a Letscom pedometer? What USB port do you plug it into? There was no charger with my pedometer.
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How do you power the unit on....???
Related: Fitness Trackers | Submitted by James 19 days ago
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It depends on which model you have. Do you have any model in particular in mind?

Many fitness trackers turn off and on like this: put your fitness tracker in the charging cable and plug it in. Hold the button for 10-12 seconds. To turn your tracker back on, press and hold the button for a few seconds. Make certain that your fitness tracker (whichever model it may be) is fully charged before you start wearing it right out of the box. 

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I want a fitness tracker for swimming to track lengths, calories burnt and duration. which also has a watch.
Related: Leshp Activity Watch, Fitness Trackers | Submitted by anonymous 38 days ago
A:

I have had a pretty good experience so far with the Withings Steel (now called Nokia Steel). This device is waterproof (I've gotten worn it shower several times) and tracks sleep, steps, as well as tracking specific activities (such as running, swimming, etc). I haven't tried it swimming yet but the website says that it can track lengths and duration of your swim. It also looks like a very stylish analog watch face rather than a brightly colored rubber band, which is a bonus for me.

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