Polar Vantage V2 vs V vs V Titan – What’s the Difference?

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Last Updated on October 15, 2020 by Jude Simeone

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Polar is one of the best GPS smartwatch maker, a stiff competitor to Suunto, Coros, and Garmin. The company has dropped the Vantage V2 which succeeds Vantage V, it comes with new features such as music control, ambient light sensor, and more fitness tracking features that can help you stay fit and reach more fitness goals, yet priced the same as its predecessor. This comparison post compares head-to-head Polar Vantage V2 vs V vs V Titan features to find out the differences and to help you decide which is the best choice for you.

Polar Vantage V2 vs V vs V Titan Full Specifications Compared

Polar Vantage V2Polar Vantage VPolar Vantage V Titan
Polar vantage v2 specspolar vantage v specspolar vantage v titan 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)
Design:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Battery:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Features:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Price:
3.3 out of 5 stars (3.3 / 5)
Average:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Design:
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Battery:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Features:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Price:
3.4 out of 5 stars (3.4 / 5)
Average:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)

WHERE TO BUY

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device namePolar Vantage V2Polar Vantage VPolar Vantage V Titan
Device typeFitness/Sport SmartwatchFitness/Sport SmartwatchFitness/Sport Smartwatch
PredessesorPolar Vantage V____
Successor______
Released dateOctober, 2020September, 2018May, 2019
Ideal forMenMenMen

DISPLAY

Display typeMIP Transflective LCDMIP Transflective LCDMIP Transflective LCD
Display size1.2 inch1.2 inch1.2 inch
Display resolution240 x 240 pixels240 x 240 pixels240 x 240 pixels
Pixel density______
Input typeTouchscreen
5 physical buttons
Touchscreen
5 physical buttons
Touchscreen
5 physical buttons
Always-onYesYesYes
Customizable watch faceYesYesYes

BODY

ShapeCircularCircularCircular
Dimension47 x 47 x 13 mm46 x 46 x 13 mm46 x 46 x 13 mm
Weight52 grams
(including straps)
66 grams
(including straps)
59 grams
(including straps)
Casing materialAluminum/
Glass fiber reinforced polymer back
Stainless steel/
Glass fiber reinforced polymer back
Titanium/
Glass fiber reinforced polymer back
Strap/band materialSiliconeNylon/TPESilicone
Bezel MaterialAluminumStainless steelTitanium
Strap size22mm22mm22mm
Interchangeable band Yes, 22mmYes, 22mmYes, 22mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3Corning Gorilla Glass 3Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, 10ATM (MIL-STD-810G)Yes, 5ATM (MIL-STD-810G)Yes, 5ATM (MIL-STD-810G)
Swim-proofYes, recommendedYes, recommendedYes, recommended
Color(s)Gray/lime back
Black/black
Black/green
Black
Orange
White
Black

MEMORY

RAM______
Internal storage______
Memory card slotNoNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v4.2 LEBluetooth v4.2 LEBluetooth v4.2 LE
Bluetooth callingNoNoNo
Wi-FiNoNoNo
NFCNoNoNo
GPSGPS/GLONASS/GALILEO/QZSS/A-GPSGPS/GLONASS/GALILEO/QZSS/A-GPSGPS/GLONASS/GALILEO/QZSS/A-GPS

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNoNoNo
SIMNoNoNo
BandNoNoNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYesYes
SMS alertYesYesYes
Calls alertYesYesYes
Event reminderYesYesYes
WeatherYesYesYes
Third-party appsYesYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep apneaNoNoNo
Sleep trackingYesYesYes
StepsYesYesYes
Floors climbedYesYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYesYes
CaloriesYesYesYes
DistanceYesYesYes
StressYesYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYesYes
Blood oxygenNoNoNo
Blood pressureNoNoNo
Menstrual cycle trackingNoNoNo
Swim trackingYesYesYes
Under-water heart rate trackingYesYesYes
Preloaded mapsYes__
On-screen workout modes__NoNo
Triathlon modeYesYesYes
ECG TrackingNoNoNo
Preloaded sport modesYes, 130YesYes
Safety trackingNoNoNo

MEDIA

AudioNoNoNo
Music streamingNoNoNo
Bluetooth musicNoNoNo
RadioNoNoNo
LoudspeakerNoNoNo
MicrophoneNoNoNo
CameraNoNoNo

SENSORS

AccelerometerYesYesYes
Barometer/AltimeterYesYesYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYesYes
CompassYesNoYes
Gyroscope YesYesYes
Ambient lightYesNoYes
Pulse OximeterNoNoNo
ECGNoNoNo
Thermometer___
Other sensors------

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)___
Chipset___
CPU___
GPU------

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity 346mAh320mAh320mAh
Battery lifeMixed usage: 7 days
GPS mode: 40hrs
GPS and wrist-based heart rate: 40 hrs
Watch mode with heart rate: Up to 7 days
GPS and wrist-based heart rate: 40 hrs
Watch mode with heart rate: Up to 7 days
Charging typeUSB cradleUSB cradleUSB cradle
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeYesYesYes
Solar powerNoNoNo
Rapid chargingNoNoNo

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYesYes
StopwatchYesYesYes
AlarmYesYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Control cameraNoNoNo
Music controlYesNoYes
Find phoneYesYesYes
Text responseNoNoNo

MISC

Payment systemNoneNoneNone
Compatibility Android and iOSAndroid and iOSAndroid and iOS
Companion appPolar Flow appPolar Flow appPolar Flow app
Voice commandNoNoNo

BOX CONTENTS

Polar Vantage V2Polar Vantage VPolar Vantage V Titan
StrapsStrapsStraps
USB cradleUSB cradleUSB cradle
Quick start guideQuick start guideQuick start guide
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What’s the Difference?

The difference between Vantage V2, V, and V Titan is that the V2 has more fitness tracking features such as the new route planning feature with Komoot, leg recovery test, running performance test, and cycling performance test which the other two lacks. The V2 also has an ambient light sensor that auto regulates display brightness and also has a music playback features that allow you to control the music played on your phone from the watch. The V2 is a more comprehensive smartwatch than V and V Titan.

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Polar Vantage V2 vs V vs V Titan Fitness Tracking Features Compared

Activity Tracking FeaturesVantage V2Vantage VVantage V Titan
Compass
Has a compass that allows you to know your exact orientation.
YesNoNo
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.
YesYesYes
Fitness Level Test
Test your fitness level easily in just 5 minutes without breaking a sweat.
Learn more
YesYesYes
Breathing Session For Stress Management
Relax your body and calm down your mind with the help of a guided breathing exercise
YesYesYes
Complete Sleep Monitoring
Tracks your complete sleep cycle including stages and time spent in each.
YesYesYes
Training Benefits
Get motivating feedback immediately after training describing the effect of the session. Learn more
YesYesYes
Weather Update
Check current weather info and a 2-day forecast straight on your watch
YesNoNo
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.
YesYesYes
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.
YesYesYes
Running Program
Get a personal and adaptive training plan that fits you and your goals.
Learn more
YesYesYes
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.
YesNoNo
Route Guidance
Upload your route to your Polar Grit X and stay on the right path with real-time guidance.
YesYesYes
Running Index
Get an estimate of your running VO2max and see how your running performance is developing.
YesYesYes
Training Load Pro
Quantify the strain of your training session and see how your training strains the different parts of your body.
YesYesYes
Hill Splitter
Get detailed data about your performance on the uphill and downhill sections of your session
YesNoNo
FuelWise
Learn to refuel and maintain adequate energy levels during your long training sessions.
YesNoNo
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
YesYesYes
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
YesYesYes
Recovery Pro
See how recovered your body is and get recovery feedback. Learn more
YesYesYes
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.
YesYesYes
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.
YesYesYes
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.
YesYesYes
Leg Recovery Test
The Leg Recovery Test tells you whether your legs are ready for high-intensity training.
YesNoNo
Running Performance Test
The Running Performance Test helps you keep track of your progress and personalize your heart rate, speed, and power zones.
YesNoNo
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.
YesNoNo

Which is Better?

The Vantage V2 which weighs a little less than the other two and has more fitness tracking features is a more comprehensive smartwatch than Vantage V and V Titan, yet priced about the same.

On the flip side, Vantage V Titan has the most durable build.

Prices

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