Polar Loop Review

A comfortable 24/7 continuous fitness tracker to help you achieve your daily fitness and activity goals!

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Product Description:

Polar Loop is the smarter 24/7 activity tracker. It provides guidance and motivational feedback to help you increase your daily activity. All you have to do is wear the smart bracelet on your wrist and all of your activity- including cycling and swimming- is captured. At the tap of a button, Polar Loop shows the time, your total steps, calories burned, daily activity goal and tips to reach it – all on a display of 85 LEDs. Living an active lifestyle has never been this fun and easy!

Polar Loop tracks all the healthy choices you make during the day and shows how they benefit your overall health. Its unique technology accurately tracks five different levels of activity and can tell the difference between light intensity walking vs. running. This means you get a more complete picture of your daily movement.

Feature Table:

Battery Up to 5 days
Display 85 LED
Tracking Steps, jump, runs, goals, calories, nutrition
App Works with the Polar Flow app
Sleep Monitoring
Heart Rate Sensor Sold separately
Compatible Mobile Devices iPad (3rd & 4th generation) iPad mini iPhone 4S iPhone 5 iPhone 5C iPhone 5S iPod touch (5th generation) iPhone 6 iPhone 6 Plus, Android 4.3 or later): Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, S5, S5 Mini, Note II, Note 3, Sony Xperia Z1, Z2, HTC One M8, One Max, One Mini, LG G Flex, G2, G3, Lexus 4, Lexus 5, Motorola Moto G, Moto X
Warranty 2 years
Syncing Syncs automatically with the Polar Flow app via bluetooth

Common Questions:

What comes in the box with the Polar Loop? What do you get in the box with the Polar Loop?

In the box you will get the Polar Loop Activity Tracker, Custom USB cable, Getting Started Guide, and a Tool.

What colors does the Polar Loop come in? What colors can you get the Polar Loop in?

The Polar Loop comes in Black, Blackcurrant (a dark purple), or Misty Blue (kind of a bright blue).

Do you need any additonal accessories to go with the Polar Loop? Accessories for the Polar Loop?

The Polar Loop can be packaged with a heart rate monitor or you can buy that monitor separately. I would highly recommend doing so as it makes the device much more accurate. You can view the heart rate monitor on Amazon here (ad).

Does the Polar Loop work with 3rd Party fitness apps? What apps does the Polar loop work with?

No, not at this time. It currently works with the Polar Flow app only.

What are the big selling features to the Polar Loop?

It is waterproof and comes with a 2 year warranty.

How does the Polar Loop compare to other similarly priced fitness trackers?

I think the Polar Loop should be considered similar to the FitBit Flex, Jawbone Up2, or the Garmin Vivofit. The Vivofit has the best screen, while the Polar Loop has LEDs, and the other two have no screens but do have indicator lights. The Vivofit and Flex have sleep monitoring, the others don’t. The FitBit Flex has the best app. The Vivofit has the best battery. For this price range, I and most reviewers would give preference to the FitBit Flex. Find out more about similar fitness trackers on my Best Fitness Trackers Under $100 page.

Does the Polar Loop come with a warranty?

Yes, the Polar Loop comes with a two year limited manufacturers warranty. This clearly shows the Polar stands behind their product, and this really is one of the best warranties on a fitness tracker out there (most are one year or less warranties).

Review:

The Polar Loop seems like it has been around for quite awhile now, and I feel like it has just been left behind by other brands like FitBit, Jawbone, and others. The design feels a little dated and is bulky on the wrist, although it isn’t really uncomfortable. The features that this fitness tracker has are all pretty much standard with the competition.

Some of the things the Polar Loop has going for it are that the device can work with the Polar WearLink+ heart rate transmitter and then take fairly accurate heart rate readings, something that has been problematic with other fitness trackers. The transmitter is a bit odd to wear, but you get used to it. That transmitter of course is a significant additional cost. I also really like that the Polar WearLink+ is fairly waterproof (although I still wouldn’t trust it in a pool) and it also comes with a 2 year warranty (most devices have a 1 year warranty).

The bad things about the device are that it only works with the Polar Flow app, which isn’t great. There is no 3rd party app support, yet. The device also doesn’t work with Windows phones.

Overall, I think this might be a good option for someone who wants to get really accurate heart rate readings, or for someone that wants a waterproof device with a good warranty. Otherwise, there really are slightly better options out there in the fitness tracker marketplace.

Polar Loop

Polar Loop
8.5

Good

9/10

    Pros

    • Accurate heart rate readings with purchase of the Polar WearLink+ heart rate transmitter
    • Has a 2 year warranty
    • Waterproof

    Cons

    • Polar Flow app isn't great
    • No 3rd party apps
    • No Windows phone support