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.
- 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
- Boxed-product Weight: 132 g
- Manufacturer reference: 90047657
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
“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”