Polar Ignite review

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  • Polar Ignite
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Designed for those who push their limits and want a workout partner to guide them along the way, the Polar ignite is a next generation fitness watch created for those who want to reach their goals The right way. Integrating advanced wrist-based heartrate, GPS, personalized workout guidance, and nightly recovery management, The Polar ignite will help you realize your true potential.

Designed for those who push their limits and want a workout partner to guide them along the way, the Polar ignite is a next generation fitness watch created for those who want to reach their goals The right way. Integrating advanced wrist-based heartrate, GPS, personalized workout guidance, and nightly recovery management, The Polar ignite will help you realize your true potential.

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Tech Spec
Display Size 1.2"
Display Type IPS TFT
Display Resolution 240 x 204
Battery Life Up to 17 hours
Battery Type LiPo (Lithium Polymer)
Specification
Warranty (Months) 12 months
Release date 5-September-2019
Size 4.3 x 4.3 x 8.5 cm (1.7 x 1.7 x 3.3 in)
Weight N/A

Critic Reviews


OutdoorGearLab

Great looking watch with some innovative features

from OutdoorGearLab

The Polar Ignite perfectly fits a specific niche group of users. For the people that fit into this niche, this watch might be perfect. It has so many features for an affordable watch and looks wonderful. Like one bad apple ruins the bunch, one or two flaws in a GPS watch can ruin the entire user experience.

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The Polar Ignite perfectly fits a specific niche group of users. For the people that fit into this niche, this watch might be perfect. It has so many features for an affordable watch and looks wonderful. Like one bad apple ruins the bunch, one or two flaws in a GPS watch can ruin the entire user experience.

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Business Insider

Solid fitness tracking, helpful alerts

from Business Insider

If you're a serious athlete who wants insights into your training, and help personalizing your workouts, you'll be happy with the Polar Ignite. It's not just a fitness tracker — it's a motivational assistant. You'll get accurate exercise statistics, and the GPS won't let you down. You'll look...More

If you're a serious athlete who wants insights into your training, and help personalizing your workouts, you'll be happy with the Polar Ignite. It's not just a fitness tracker — it's a motivational assistant. You'll get accurate exercise statistics, and the GPS won't let you down. You'll look forward to reading your sleep and exercise analysis, and will hopefully develop healthier habits.

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Tech Advisor

Very good smartwatch at a remarkably attractive price

from Tech Advisor

The Polar Ignite is a decent fitness focussed smartwatch coming complete with key features such as GPS and a heart rate monitor. It's also more affordable than many rivals, but the screen could do with being more responsive.

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The Polar Ignite is a decent fitness focussed smartwatch coming complete with key features such as GPS and a heart rate monitor. It's also more affordable than many rivals, but the screen could do with being more responsive.

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Wareable

A sports watch that smartly tells you what your next workout should be

from Wareable

The Polar Ignite manages to cram a whole lot into a small, comfortable design that's generally a joy to wear. It covers the sports tracking bases, it's well priced and in FitSpark, it has a feature Garmin, Suunto and Fitbit owners will no doubt be envious of. Minor areas of disappointment include...More

The Polar Ignite manages to cram a whole lot into a small, comfortable design that's generally a joy to wear. It covers the sports tracking bases, it's well priced and in FitSpark, it has a feature Garmin, Suunto and Fitbit owners will no doubt be envious of. Minor areas of disappointment include smartwatch features that are kept to a minimum, and occasional screen responsiveness issues. But if you are looking for a sports watch for under $200, the Ignite is well worth looking at.

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TechRadar

A serious workout watch that puts recovery first

from TechRadar

Clean and simple but feature-rich, the Ignite sets a new benchmark for fitness watches that recommend workouts and track sleep and recovery. The recovery insights are deep and digestible, while the adaptive workout recommendations are as useful, easy to follow and motivational as we’ve seen. Th...More

Clean and simple but feature-rich, the Ignite sets a new benchmark for fitness watches that recommend workouts and track sleep and recovery. The recovery insights are deep and digestible, while the adaptive workout recommendations are as useful, easy to follow and motivational as we’ve seen. This is a serious all-round fitness tool at a very reasonable price.

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T3

A versatile workout partner

from T3

The Polar Ignite is an accurate and versatile fitness companion that will help you understand your fitness requirements better. It can also help you sleep better and analyse your performance more accurately through the Polar Flow app.

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The Polar Ignite is an accurate and versatile fitness companion that will help you understand your fitness requirements better. It can also help you sleep better and analyse your performance more accurately through the Polar Flow app.

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Gadgets @ Wearables

An all-around fitness device offering advanced metrics

from Gadgets @ Wearables

Ignite is a great fitness watch. Polar has managed to cram an impressive array of features into something that is very good looking and extremely lightweight. The device was developed as a more affordable version of the company’s Vantage V & M watches launched in September last year.

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Ignite is a great fitness watch. Polar has managed to cram an impressive array of features into something that is very good looking and extremely lightweight. The device was developed as a more affordable version of the company’s Vantage V & M watches launched in September last year.

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Digital Trends

Rekindled my fitness efforts and then doused them again

from Digital Trends

There’s no contactless payment support with the Polar Ignite and no apps or music, but it does have all the fitness tracking features you’re likely to want in a fairly stylish package. If you want to deep dive into stats and build an ambitious training schedule then Polar has you covered, but...More

There’s no contactless payment support with the Polar Ignite and no apps or music, but it does have all the fitness tracking features you’re likely to want in a fairly stylish package. If you want to deep dive into stats and build an ambitious training schedule then Polar has you covered, but casual users looking for a little encouragement might be better off with something else.

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Expert Reviews

Frustratingly close to brilliance

from Expert Reviews

I really want to give the Polar Ignite top marks because it gets so much right. But you don’t get points for trying and, ultimately, this feels more like a great prototype rather than the finished article. It looks lovely, it feels nice on the wrist, the way it links sleep to training is great...More

I really want to give the Polar Ignite top marks because it gets so much right. But you don’t get points for trying and, ultimately, this feels more like a great prototype rather than the finished article. It looks lovely, it feels nice on the wrist, the way it links sleep to training is great and the software with recommended exercises is brilliantly intuitive. It’s just a bit hard to trust said recommendations when the GPS accuracy is highly dubious and the heart-rate monitor seems to choose not to work at random.

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ZDNet

Active coaching based on readiness, slim and sleek with a frustrating display

from ZDNet

At $229.95, the Polar Ignite is a very attractive option for people looking for a reasonably sized and lightweight fitness tracker capable of GPS tracking, detailed heart rate measurements, and useful guidance to help you reach your goals. Polar Ignite users should be flexible on what type of exe...More

At $229.95, the Polar Ignite is a very attractive option for people looking for a reasonably sized and lightweight fitness tracker capable of GPS tracking, detailed heart rate measurements, and useful guidance to help you reach your goals. Polar Ignite users should be flexible on what type of exercise they perform as the watch will offer alternatives based on your sleep, heart rate, and measured recovery.

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