The Polar V800 MultiSports Watch is possibly the year’s most eagerly anticipated GPS device. The full function watch sits firmly at the top of Polar’s product tree and is also their first foray in the multisports arena. This is a serious piece of kit for any athlete which will also double up as an all day activity tracker for full analysis of all the wearer’s activities, workouts and steps.
As the Polar V800 only hit general release in June 2014 it is operating with its beta software with more features promised by way of firmware updates. At the time of writing this review, the full swimming capabilities have not been made available. That said, the watch is packed full of features making it ready to rival some of the more established multisports devices from the likes of Garmin and Tom Tom.
The Polar V800 is cutting edge in terms of data transfer benefiting from Bluetooth Smart to allow wireless transfer to a smartphone together with USB syncing to a home computer. It’s also a very stylish day-to-day wrist watch.