Smartwatch-fashion notifications are lastly coming to Polar’s V800
12 months in the past, Polar introduced the V800, a supremely highly effective GPS operating watch that got here with constructed-in exercise monitoring. The standout function, nevertheless, can be that the system would supply-up Pebble-esque smartwatch notifications. Sadly, the corporate did not have the event assets to make good on its guarantees, so the latter function was iced in favor of enhancing the watch’s swimming options. A yr later, nevertheless, and the corporate is lastly able to make good on its pledge.
Very similar to the well-known E-Ink watch so beloved by just about everybody, any notification that may seem as a banner in your telephone’s display — for example tweets, emails and SMS — will push over Bluetooth to the V800. As well as, customers may also have the ability to reply or reject calls utilizing the scroll up and down buttons on the fitting hand aspect, and the watch will even vibrate. Since Polar is a health-targeted firm, nevertheless, it is also tweaked the software program in order that if you’re out on a run or some other exercise, each notification aside from incoming calls are suspended. The watch will even combine with Google Maps and supply-up textual content instructions whenever you’re operating in a overseas land.
The software program replace that permits the V800 to turn out to be a smartwatch in addition to a health tracker will drop sooner or later within the first three months of the yr. Now that the corporate is turning into extra concerning the “platform,” moderately than particular person units, the options will then arrive on the M400, and probably even the brand new A300 after that. There is no phrase (but) on what that’ll do to the V800’s battery life, however we think about that the figures will drop from the present score, however even then, it is a small worth to pay to solely want one gadget in your wrist.