Sunday, April 17, 2016

Polar A360 Review


I can't say enough good things about my new Polar A360 fitness tracker. This little gadget can do so many amazing things for a compact and simple design. I mean, look at my face above! That's how happy I was when I got it in the mail...yeah, I was excited.
The Polar A360 comes with so many different features. For one, you can change the type of workout you are doing. The options are: running, walking, biking, group classes, strength training other indoor, and other outdoor. The purpose of these different features is so that the tracker can better calculate your heart rate and calories burned.
When you first hit the button on the side of the watch, the main screen is the time and date. You can change the date and time display to anything you'd like. Analog, horizontal, or the way shown above, there are so many options! Swipe up once, and you'll get to the "My Day" option, in which if you tap on it, you'll be able to see all the details of your day so far. This includes how many steps you've taken, the distance you've walked, the calories you've burned and all your workout details for the day. Additionally, you can see how close you are to meeting your daily fitness goal. Once you've reached your goal, the watch will buzz and congratulate you on reaching your fitness goal! How motivating is that?!
Now this hasn't happened to me since I've gotten the watch just a few days ago, but supposedly if you've been sitting around for too long, the watch will buzz to tell you to get your butt moving. I think this is both hilarious and smart. It's the perfect way to remind you to stop watching Netflix and get some blood flowing!
Swipe up again and the watch takes you to the training/activity screen. Here, you can choose which workout you'll be doing. Tap on one of the seven exercise options, and the clock will start going. The little green light on the opposite side of the screen will light up (you can only see this if you lift the watch slightly up from your arm), and this means that the watch is calculating the calories you are burning and your heart rate. Once on this screen, you can swipe up or down to see the different stats on how you are performing. You can see your heart rate, which heart rate zone you are in, time elapsed, the current time, and how many calories you have burned. To stop the workout or change the workout you are performing, simply hold the side button until the watch counts down from three. Tip: Make sure during your workouts that the watch is firmly tightened against your wrist. This will ensure that the watch is getting an accurate heart rate reading!
Swipe up again and you'll get to the "My Heart Rate" screen. This screen simply calculates your heart rate at that exact moment.
The battery life on this little guy is amazing. I've had the watch for five days and have worn it all day, every single day and the battery is only at half way! Polar claims that the watch lasts 12 days when fully charged and I think they are pretty spot on with this one!
Tip: Make sure after your workout that you let the watch air out. Before charging the watch, it is extremely important that the charger jack is completely dry. The warranty does not cover any damaged for this!
The accuracy of this watch is impeccable. I decided to give it a little test to see if the heart rate reading was accurate. I did this by calculating my heart rate the old fashioned way with a stopwatch and my fingers. I calculated my heart rate as 56 bpm. Lo and behold, the Polar A360 calculated my heart rate as...56 bpm!
As for the design of this watch, I don't think they could make it any better. Sleek and compact, the watch looks good for a sweat session at the gym and on a walk into town. It's not bulky like some other fitness trackers and I've actually been asked if it was an Apple Watch! This just goes to show that it truly is a attractive and sophisticated design!
Overall, I couldn't be happier with this purchase. I love everything about this watch and have yet to find something I dislike about it. I haven't tried out the sleep tracker feature yet, but with the way this watch has been delivering so far, I can only imagine it is awesome.
If your on-the-fence about purchasing this watch, I recommend it 100%. Accurate readings, amazing features, quality battery, and a sleek design, this watch is perfect for any fitness-lover like myself. I have actually even found myself more motivated than ever in the gym because I love the feeling of that watch buzzing telling me that I've reached my goal. Plus, seeing that my heart rate has gotten to the maximum area is pretty dang rewarding!
Thanks for reading and I hope you've found this helpful!
Much love,
Gabriella xx


  1. sounds amazing,i could probably do with buying one of these myself,great post as always Gabriella x

    1. Your comments never fail to put the biggest smile on my face. Thank you so much Hollie! xxx


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