NEW IN June 2018: This outdoor multisport GPS best watches under 200 will delight fans of ultra-trails, ultra-deep races and long hikes as well as triathletes. Replacing the Spartan Ultra, this model offers record autonomy (120 hours in Ultra mode) but above all without altering the precision too much thanks to a new innovative FusedTrack ™ algorithm. FusedTrack ™ combines GPS data with that of other sensors (accelerometer, compass, gyroscope) to reduce the number of GPS measurements and save battery. You can also increase the maximum autonomy time at any time by changing the battery management mode on watch alerts. Also exists in a cheaper version without a barometer (see merchant site).
Most: great autonomy (25h maximum precision, 40 or 120 h, intelligent battery management, 80 sports, wrist wrist, reliable, robust, precise, interchangeable bracelet without tools, baro altimeter, barometer, gyroscope, compass, weather functions, VO2max , stress, recovery, sleep score, waterproof 10 ATM.
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High level sport – Triathlon and marathon
Powerful drive tools, integrated power meter
NEW IN October 2018: The Polar Vantage V is a Premium sports watch designed for high performance athletes or who train like professionals. It is loaded with functions, including the brand new Training Load Pro & trade function, helping athletes to optimize their performance (performance analysis, VO2max estimation, recovery aid, training efficiency, etc.). This model measures your running power without an additional sensor and informs you about muscular and cardiac demands. It also has a new revolutionary optical sensor (9 LEDs, 4 sensors) which works underwater and is precise and reliable. The watch has 130 sports profiles. It has a color touch screen, great autonomy (40 h). She knows how to manage transitions between activities and is particularly suitable for triathlon. You can connect a cadence sensor for running and cycling). New improvements are planned for the coming months (GPS route, return to the starting point, Smartphone notifications, timer for the split, etc.). A model that will appeal to demanding athletes!
The most: many tools for high performance athletes, +++ autonomy, precise optical sensor, Training Load Pro function, power sensor, measurement of muscle stress and perceived load, activity tracker. An excellent choice.
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Multisports (80 profiles), triathlon
With adaptive drives
NEW MAY 2019: replacing the Spartan Trainer, this watch has the essential functions to satisfy most athletes. It offers GPS navigation (with trace), physiological measurements (VO2max, stress, body resource, quality of sleep), a long autonomy (up to 40 h), an intelligent management of the battery as on the Suunto 9 and a very useful function (already present on Suunto 3): personalized workouts. The watch tests your form and offers a 7-day plan adapted to your physical condition (duration and intensity objectives), the aim being to help you improve it. For more metrics, choose the Forerunner 245 or the Forerunner 735 XT (triathlon).
An elegant, comfortable and complete watch suitable for triathlon and offering an intuitive interface. Adaptive training will delight regular athletes who do not want to take the lead with complicated statistics to analyze.
The most: complete, long battery life, color screen, wrist HR, adaptive training, activity monitoring, 80 sports, sleep and stress analysis, 5 ATM water resistance
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