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Polar M430 GPS running watch now official

Polar M430 GPS running watch now official
Polar M430
The successor of the popular Polar M400 comes with wrist-based heart rate monitoring, 24/7 activity tracking, as well as an integrated GPS module. Priced at $229 USD, it promises up to 20 days of autonomy with activity tracking enabled and up to 30 hours while using low-power GPS.

Polar has just unveiled the successor of the award-winning M400 connected watch. Dubbed Polar M430, this new GPS running watch is waterproof and has been designed "for serious, goal-driven runners."

The highlights of this new smart wearable include the following:

  • 128X128-pixel black and white display, easy to read in direct sunlight
  • same five-button design as its predecessor
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • smart notifications
  • Polar Smart Coaching features, such as the Running Program
  • proprietary wrist-based heart rate technology with 6 LEDs
  • integrated GPS and 24/7 activity tracking
  • Polar Flow-compatible, web service that works with both Windows and macOS
  • 8 hours autonomy with both GPS and optical heart rate monitoring enabled
  • 20 days activity tracking-only autonomy

Polar M430 will go on pre-order later this month, priced at $229 USD/€229 EUR. The three color options available are orange, dark gray, and white. According to Polar's official blog, shipments are scheduled to begin in May. We will get back to it as soon that happens, since some details might still be missing at this stage.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-04- 7 (Update: 2017-04- 7)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.