Polar Vantage V2 Full Specifications and Features Review

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Last Updated on October 11, 2020 by Jude Simeone

Polar has released the Vantage V2 which succeeds Vantage V, it’s a lightweight multisport premium GPS smartwatch that’s equipped to help train more effectively with a long battery life that lets you go longer from a single charge. The Vantage V2 packs new features such as music playback, ambient light sensor, and more fitness tracking features that will guide you to achieving more fitness goals.

Polar Vantage V2 Full Specifications

 Polar Vantage V2
Polar vantage v2 specs

EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Battery:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Features:
3.6 out of 5 stars (3.6 / 5)
Price:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Average:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)

WHERE TO BUY

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device namePolar Vantage V2
Device typeFitness/Sport Smartwatch
PredessesorPolar Vantage V
Successor__
Released dateOctober, 2020
Ideal forMen

DISPLAY

Display typeMIP Transflective LCD
Display size1.2 inch
Display resolution240 x 240 pixels
Pixel density__
Input typeTouchscreen
5 physical buttons
Always-onYes

BODY

ShapeCircular
Dimension47 x 47 x 13 mm
Weight52 grams
(including straps)
Casing materialAluminum/
Glass fiber reinforced polymer back
Strap/band materialSilicone
Bezel MaterialAluminum
Strap size22mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, 10ATM (MIL-STD-810G)
Swim-proofYes, recommended
Color(s)Gray/lime back
Black/black
Black/green

MEMORY

RAM__
Internal storage__
Memory card slotNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v4.2 LE
Bluetooth callingNo
Wi-FiNo
NFCNo
GPSGPS/GLONASS/GALILEO/QZSS/A-GPS

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNo
SIMNo
BandNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYes
SMS alertYes
Calls alertYes
Event reminderYes
WeatherYes
Third-party appsYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep apneaNo
Sleep trackingYes
StepsYes
Floors climbedYes
Heart rate monitoringYes
CaloriesYes
DistanceYes
StressYes
VO2 Max.Yes
Blood oxygenNo
Blood pressureNo
Menstrual cycle trackingNo
Swim trackingYes
Under-water heart rate trackingYes
Preloaded mapsYes
On-screen workout modes__
Triathlon modeYes
ECG TrackingNo
Preloaded sport modesYes, 130
Safety trackingNo

MEDIA

AudioNo
Music streamingNo
Bluetooth musicNo
RadioNo
LoudspeakerNo
MicrophoneNo
CameraNo

SENSORS

AccelerometerYes
Barometer/AltimeterYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)Yes
CompassYes
Gyroscope Yes
Ambient lightYes
Pulse Ox.No
ECGNo
Thermometer_
Other sensors--

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)_
Chipset_
CPU_
GPU--

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity 346mAh
Battery lifeMixed usage: 7 days
GPS mode: 40hrs
Charging typeUSB cradle
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeYes
Solar powerNo
Rapid chargingNo

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYes
StopwatchYes
AlarmYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Control cameraNo
Music controlYes
Find phoneYes
Text responseNo

MISC

Payment systemNone
Compatibility Android and iOS
Companion appPolar Flow app
Customizable watch faceYes
Interchangeable band Yes, 22mm
Voice commandNo

BOX CONTENTS

Polar Vantage V2
Straps
USB cradle
Quick start guide
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Polar Vantage V2 Features Review

  • Sophisticated Design
  • The Vantage V2 is a lightweight smartwatch that weighs only 52 grams with the straps. All thanks to its aerospace aluminum alloy with glass fiber reinforced polymer case, while the straps are made of silicone and are interchangeable with 22mm compatible straps. The 1.2 inches display is still powered by reflective LCD which is easy to read outdoors. However, Vantage V2 has an ambient light sensor that controls the brightness of the display according to the environment. The display is also touch-sensitive in addition to 5 physical buttons that makes navigation very easy.

    You can customize the watch face by choosing from the available preloaded options, and you can now change the color of the display to match your style.

    The Vantage V2 is rated 10ATM which makes it waterproof up to 100 meters, it’s safe to wear to the shower, under the rain, pool, or ocean.

  • Robust Activity Tracking
  • The Vantage V2 packs lots of sensors that include inbuilt multi-satellite GPS components, heart rate sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, altimeter, and more. This enables it to track your daily activities from the basics like steps, distance, heart rate, calories, sleep to more advanced metrics like stress management, recovery pro, training load Pro, running index that measures your VO2 Max., underwater heart rate tracking, free running programs, support for Strava, FitSpark training guide with over 130 preloaded sport modes to choose from.

    Other fitness tracking features added to Vantage V2 include FuelWise that helps you monitor water intake, running performance tests that help keep track of your training, leg recovery test that tells you whether your legs are ready for high-intensity training, and many more. Route planning and turn-by-turn navigation guidance with Komoot is also available, it allows you to plan your route on Komoot, then upload it to the Vantage V2.

  • Notifications
  • Vantage V2 pairs with the Polar Flow app to allow you to manage notifications on your phone. So that when you receive a notification on your phone, you get buzzed on the watch. There’s now a music playback feature that allows you to control the music played on a paired smartphone, as well as weather forecasts.

  • 7 Days Long Battery Life

Vantage V2 has a 340mAh lithium-polymer battery which according to Polar can last up to 7 days in smartwatch mode and up to 40 hours with continuous GPS tracking.

Polar Vantage V2 Activity Features

Activity Tracking FeaturesVantage V2
Compass
Has a compass that allows you to know your exact orientation.
Yes
Swimming Metrics
Automatically detects your heart rate, swimming style, distance, pace, strokes and rest times. Distance and strokes get tracked also in open water swimming.
Yes
Fitness Level Test
Test your fitness level easily in just 5 minutes without breaking a sweat.
Learn more
Yes
Breathing Session For Stress Management
Relax your body and calm down your mind with the help of a guided breathing exercise
Yes
Complete Sleep Monitoring
Tracks your complete sleep cycle including stages and time spent in each.
Yes
Training Benefits
Get motivating feedback immediately after training describing the effect of the session. Learn more
Yes
Weather Update
Check current weather info and a 2-day forecast straight on your watch
Yes
Continuous Heart Rate Tracking
Tracks your heart rate continuously to give you a comprehensive view of how your heart behaves during the day as well as calories.
Yes
Track Calories
Know exactly how many calories you’ve burned based on your weight, height, age, gender, your individual maximum heart rate (HRmax) and how hard you’re training.
Yes
Running Program
Get a personal and adaptive training plan that fits you and your goals.
Learn more
Yes
Route Planning With Komoot
Plan your route on Komoot, import it to your Polar Grit X and let the turn-by-turn guidance take care of navigation for you.
Yes
Route Guidance
Upload your route to your Polar Grit X and stay on the right path with real-time guidance.
Yes
Running Index
Get an estimate of your running VO2max and see how your running performance is developing.
Yes
Training Load Pro
Quantify the strain of your training session and see how your training strains the different parts of your body.
Yes
Hill Splitter
Get detailed data about your performance on the uphill and downhill sections of your session
Yes
FuelWise
Learn to refuel and maintain adequate energy levels during your long training sessions.
Yes
FitSpark Training Guide
Polar Grit X and the FitSpark™ training guide make sure you’re prepared for your pursuit to conquer the trails with ready-made daily workouts that match your recovery, readiness, and training history. Learn more
Yes
Energy Sources
See how your body uses different energy sources during a training session. Polar Grit X divides your energy usage into carbs, proteins and fats.
Running Power
Get more comprehensive insight into the intensity of your running sessions.
Learn more
Yes
Recovery Pro
See how recovered your body is and get recovery feedback. Learn more
Yes
Strava Live Segments
Make your runs and rides more exciting with Strava Live Segments. Get alerts about nearby segments, see real-time performance data during a segment and check your results right after you finish.
Yes
Multisport Training
It allows you to do multiple sports in one training session and seamlessly switch between sports without interrupting the recording of your training.
Yes
Inbuilt GPS/QZSS/GLONASS/A-GPS/GALILEO
Built-in GPS provides accurate speed and distance measurement for a range of outdoor sports, and allows you to see your route on the map in the Polar Flow app and web service after your session.
Yes
Leg Recovery Test
The Leg Recovery Test tells you whether your legs are ready for high-intensity training.
Yes
Running Performance Test
The Running Performance Test helps you keep track of your progress and personalize your heart rate, speed, and power zones.
Yes
Cycling Performance Test
Helps you follow your progress, allows you to personalize your power zones, and tells you your personal functional threshold power. A compatible power meter required.
Yes

Pros

  • Rugged and durable design.
  • A comprehensive fitness tracker.
  • Long battery life.

Cons

  • Lakcs music storage.
  • Lacks microphone and loudspeaker.

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