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Polar A370 - Reviews, Prices, Specs and Alternatives
- Large, clear display
- Accurate heart rate-tracking
- Useful sleep management
- GPS can be unreliable
- Battery life inst so long
- Too expensive
- Overall less performance than top contenders
Polar's previous release the A360 was clearly lacking in key areas that was supposed to make it useful. They now released the A370 addressing these and clearly taking shots at FitBit by copying its features and dressing them up differently. Did these changes outdo FitBit? No it didn't, but lets see if this is still a good alternative at least.
The A370 looks almost identical to the A360. Both have crisp, bright, full-color touch screens that show the time when you move your wrist. The A370's touch screen is larger and longer than FitBit's and can show more information at a glance. You can also sync this with the Polar Flow app by pressing and holding the side button, and this also supports phone notifications from any app, has alarms, and sends you a message when its time to move and comes with a powerful vibration that will surely wake you up. Its continuous hear rate tracking is a step up since it can log your outdoor running mileage and speed, offer heart-rate-based insights on your activity, and give you a more comprehensive look at your sleep patterns, and this is what Polar waves around as a selling point. And a step further prom its predecessor, It also uses your phone's GPS to track your mileage. The App is where the A370 shines with its social aspects, and ease of use.
Now we go to its downsides. One of which is the side button that syncs your app, this is weird because this button also stops and starts a workout and you may end up unsyncing during a workout. The GPS is wonky due to the fact that it isn't built in to the device itself making this highly inaccurate. Adding to this, setting up the GPS was downright annoying due to it losing signal at times. Its battery life is weak compared to others with its 3 day lifespan. Its sleep tracking is bare-bones and could definitely do better unlike the FitBits REM vs light sleep tracking. Its design also looks very run-of-the-mill, and will not suit smaller framed people.
Its biggest flaw is that is is more expensive than the FItBit series, but is beaten at every turn by the latter which is too bad. At the $150- $180 range, I'm honestly struggling to recommend this one. If you're into waterproof heart-rate tracking and big displays this one OK. But not one for the pros, and the more serious fitness enthusiasts and isn't an overall good buy for them.Read full review Hide full review
- Continuous heart RATE
- Assisted GPS
- Improved sleep analysis
- Broadcast heart RATE
- 3Rd party compatibility
Polar A370 was released this year in January. There are dozens of newer fitness trackers on the market. Show newer Fitness Trackers
Polar A370 is $138.10 more expensive than the average fitness tracker ($39.99).
- Continuous heart RATE - have the A370 intelligently Track your heart RATE through the twists and turns of everyday life.
- Assisted GPS - Use your phone's GPS to Track speed, distance and route ; Get notifications for incoming calls, messages, social media and calendar appointments right on the screen of your Polar A370.
- Improved sleep analysis - get the valued insight you need to get a good Nights rest ; The wristbands are made of a soft material and come with a secure buckle.
- Broadcast heart RATE - the A370 can be used as a hr sensor. Pair it to your favorite fitness app
- 3Rd party compatibility - exercise and activity data is automatically sent and is available to be used in services where you allow it
- NOTE: Refer the User Guide before use.
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- On the Wrist
- 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
- Polar Sleep Plus
- Running program
- Training benefit
- Continuous heart rate tracking
- GPS via mobile
- Training history