Polar Ignite 3: Revamped smartwatch launches in multiple colours for US$329.95
Polar has released the Ignite 3, just a day after Garmin announced the Instinct Crossover series. While the Ignite 3 resembles its predecessor in most senses, Polar has made many tweaks between generations. With that being said, the Ignite 3 weighs 21 g without its wristband and 35 g in total, mirroring the Ignite 2.
Similarly, the Ignite 3 is a 43 mm smartwatch, albeit one that is 9.5 mm thick, 1 mm thicker than the Ignite 2. However, the Ignite 3 has a larger 1.28-inch display, underlining that it has thinner display bezels than its predecessor. Additionally, Polar has equipped the new smartwatch with an AMOLED panel, which should be a considerable visual upgrade over the TFT panel in the Ignite 2.
Moreover, the Ignite 3's display operates at 416 x 416 pixels, nearly double its predecessor's resolution. Likewise, the Ignite 3 ships with an ambient light sensor, another feature that the Ignite 2 lacks. Seemingly, Polar has equipped the newer Ignite with a more powerful chipset too, as well as nearly 8x the RAM that the Ignite 2 has.
Furthermore, the Ignite 3 has a larger battery at 215 mAh. Theoretically, the larger battery capacity should yield another 10 hours of use in training mode but will not result in longer runtimes in watch or power-saving training modes. Elsewhere, Polar has added SleepWise and sleep-wake rhythm analysis, the details of which you can find on the company's website. The Ignite 3 is already orderable in Purple Dusk, Greige Sand, Night Black and Brown Copper colourways, all for US$329.95.