Polar Loop Activity And Sleep Tracker Review

Polar Activity and Sleep Tracker

Product Description

The Polar Loop Activity And Sleep Tracker provides activity data and guidance to help you remain active. Your heart rate (bpm), calories burned, steps taken and the time of day can all be displayed on the loop. The Polar OwnCal feature provides statistics for the cumulative energy expenditure during exercise. EnergyPointer offers guidance on getting into shape, whilst the built-in Activity Guide and Activity Benefit provide feedback for your daily, weekly and monthly workouts. Further guidance can be accessed through the Polar Flow app and the Polar Flow web service. The loop can be worn whilst swimming, and is water resistant up to WR20. 12 days of data can be stored in the internal memory of the loop, which is also compatible with the Polar H6 and H7 Bluetooth Smart heart rate sensors.

Product Features

  • Polar EnergyPointer – Gives you clear guidance on how to get into shape faster.
  • Polar OwnCal® – Lets you know exactly how many calories you’ve burned.
  • Waterproof – Suitable for swimming. The loop is water resistant up to WR20.
  • Activity Guide – Helps you stay active all day long.
  • Activity Benefit – Gives feedback about your daily, weekly and monthly activity.

Product Instruction Manual

Polar Loop Instruction Manual

Polar Loop Activity and Sleep Tracker Instruction Manual

Product Details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 132 g
  • Manufacturer reference: 90047657

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Product Summary

The Polar Loop is unobtrusive and rather attractive. Hooking up with a real heart rate monitor is a huge benefit

So far I am impressed with the Loop. It is recording my activity well in the background and appears to be accurate.

For me the Android app (on a HTC One) is stable and works.

Pairing with a H7 heart rate monitor is easy and practical.

A few reviews mention the strap to be a problem, but it is up to the same standards as other activity monitors and I didn’t find it to be a problem

The Good Points

  • The polar loop can be linked to a heart rate monitor to analyse activity data
  • Polar loop links to Polar flow
  • Water resistant
  • Set up is easy with instruction videos available online
  • Secure bracelet clasp
  • Sleep tracker functionality
  • Memory holds 12 days of activity data

The Bad Points

  • Needs charging every 4 days (roughly)
  • No altimeter, so unable to give a stair count
  • Display can be difficult to see in bright sunlight

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Product Reviews

“Best tracker out there for those serious about fitness”

“Good fitness monitor with ability to link to HRM and Polar flow”

“I love using the Loop”

“Thinking of becoming more active? This really helps”

“Fabulous – better than the fitbit charge HR any day”

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Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity Tracker and Sleep Wristband Review

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Product Description

Never stop moving with Fitbit Flex. Wear this slim, stylish device all the time and get the motivation you need to get out and be more active. It tracks steps, distance, and calories burned and shows you how you’re stacking up against your daily goals. At night, it tracks your sleep cycle, helps you learn how to sleep better, and wakes you silently in the morning. Access your stats anytime on your computer, tablet, or from smartphones – both iPhone and Android. Flex is your perfect companion, and stays with you everywhere – even in the shower.

Product Features

  • Polar EnergyPointer – Gives you clear guidance on how to get into shape faster.
  • Polar OwnCal® – Lets you know exactly how many calories you’ve burned.
  • Waterproof – Suitable for swimming. The loop is water resistant up to WR20.
  • Activity Guide – Helps you stay active all day long.
  • Activity Benefit – Gives feedback about your daily, weekly and monthly activity.

Product Instruction Manual

Instruction Manual

Fitbit Flex Instruction Manual

Product Details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 100 g
  • Item model number: FB401PK-EU

What’s in the box?

1 x Fitbit Flex Tracker
1 x Small Wristband
1 x Large wristband
Charging Cable
Wireless USB dongle
1 x Free Fitbit Account

Never stop moving with Fitbit Flex. Wear this slim, stylish device all the time and get the motivation you need to get out and be more active. It tracks steps, distance, and calories burned and shows you how you’re stacking up against your daily goals.

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Product Summary

The activity monitor looks very nice. There are different colours available. It is very lightweight, comfortable and barely noticeable when worn. The is a trick to putting the watch on with the clasp, but easy once you get the hang of it.

The fact that it is water resistant and can be worn in the shower and swimming was the primary reason many people buy this over the other activity monitors. The material is very hardy and lasts. Tapping the activity monitor gives an indication of progress throughout the day. Progress such as calories burned, step count and sleep duration can also be monitored via a smartphone.

The Good Points

Comfortable and unobtrusive.

Good app for progress monitoring.

Water resistant.

Accurate sleep tracking.

The Bad Points

Battery life is short at around 4 days.

If the battery goes flat you lose all the unsynchronised data.

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Product Reviews

“I purchased 3 of these”

“Gets me moving”

“If you want to lose weight stay fit or keep healthy I would recommend one”

“Great for motivation – well worth the money”

“Next Generation Fitness Band”

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Garmin Vivofit Wireless Fitness Wrist Band and Activity Tracker with Heart Rate Monitor Review

Garmin Vivofit Wireless Fitness Wrist Band and Activity Tracker with Heart Rate Monitor

Product Description

vívofit learns your activity level and assigns a personalised daily goal so it works for you, no matter how active you currently are. It displays steps, calories, distance and monitors your sleep to give an overall picture. It can also pairs with a heart rate monitor (not included but is available to purchase separately) for use when you’re taking part in fitness activities. Then you can save, plan and share your progress at Garmin’s free website, Garmin Connect for further motivation.

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