Polar Ignite review

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  • Polar Ignite
  • Polar Ignite
  • Polar Ignite

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Designed for those who push their limits and want a workout partner to guide them along the way, the Polar ignite is a next generation fitness watch created for those who want to reach their goals The right way. Integrating advanced wrist-based heartrate, GPS, personalized workout guidance, and nightly recovery management, The Polar ignite will help you realize your true potential.

Designed for those who push their limits and want a workout partner to guide them along the way, the Polar ignite is a next generation fitness watch created for those who want to reach their goals The right way. Integrating advanced wrist-based heartrate, GPS, personalized workout guidance, and nightly recovery management, The Polar ignite will help you realize your true potential.

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Tech Spec
Display Size 1.2"
Display Type IPS TFT
Display Resolution 240 x 204
Battery Life Up to 17 hours
Battery Type LiPo (Lithium Polymer)
Specification
Warranty (Months) 12 months
Release date 5-September-2019
Size 4.3 x 4.3 x 8.5 cm (1.7 x 1.7 x 3.3 in)
Weight N/A

Critic Reviews


Tech Advisor

Very good smartwatch at a remarkably attractive price

from Tech Advisor

The Polar Ignite is a decent fitness focussed smartwatch coming complete with key features such as GPS and a heart rate monitor. It's also more affordable than many rivals, but the screen could do with being more responsive.

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The Polar Ignite is a decent fitness focussed smartwatch coming complete with key features such as GPS and a heart rate monitor. It's also more affordable than many rivals, but the screen could do with being more responsive.

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Wareable

A sports watch that smartly tells you what your next workout should be

from Wareable

The Polar Ignite manages to cram a whole lot into a small, comfortable design that's generally a joy to wear. It covers the sports tracking bases, it's well priced and in FitSpark, it has a feature Garmin, Suunto and Fitbit owners will no doubt be envious of. Minor areas of disappointment include...More

The Polar Ignite manages to cram a whole lot into a small, comfortable design that's generally a joy to wear. It covers the sports tracking bases, it's well priced and in FitSpark, it has a feature Garmin, Suunto and Fitbit owners will no doubt be envious of. Minor areas of disappointment include smartwatch features that are kept to a minimum, and occasional screen responsiveness issues. But if you are looking for a sports watch for under $200, the Ignite is well worth looking at.

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T3

A versatile workout partner

from T3

The Polar Ignite is an accurate and versatile fitness companion that will help you understand your fitness requirements better. It can also help you sleep better and analyse your performance more accurately through the Polar Flow app.

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The Polar Ignite is an accurate and versatile fitness companion that will help you understand your fitness requirements better. It can also help you sleep better and analyse your performance more accurately through the Polar Flow app.

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Gadgets @ Wearables

An all-around fitness device offering advanced metrics

from Gadgets @ Wearables

Ignite is a great fitness watch. Polar has managed to cram an impressive array of features into something that is very good looking and extremely lightweight. The device was developed as a more affordable version of the company’s Vantage V & M watches launched in September last year.

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Ignite is a great fitness watch. Polar has managed to cram an impressive array of features into something that is very good looking and extremely lightweight. The device was developed as a more affordable version of the company’s Vantage V & M watches launched in September last year.

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ZDNet

Active coaching based on readiness, slim and sleek with a frustrating display

from ZDNet

At $229.95, the Polar Ignite is a very attractive option for people looking for a reasonably sized and lightweight fitness tracker capable of GPS tracking, detailed heart rate measurements, and useful guidance to help you reach your goals. Polar Ignite users should be flexible on what type of exe...More

At $229.95, the Polar Ignite is a very attractive option for people looking for a reasonably sized and lightweight fitness tracker capable of GPS tracking, detailed heart rate measurements, and useful guidance to help you reach your goals. Polar Ignite users should be flexible on what type of exercise they perform as the watch will offer alternatives based on your sleep, heart rate, and measured recovery.

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DC Rainmaker

The watch is impressive from a training metrics standpoint, but falls short in areas like accuracy and general usability

from DC Rainmaker

Polar's done some impressive things on the Ignite, mainly from a software functionality standpoint. The Nightly Recharge and FitSpark functionality are truly new within not just Polar’s lineup, but across the sports tech and fitness industry. It’s great to see Polar leading again in some area...More

Polar's done some impressive things on the Ignite, mainly from a software functionality standpoint. The Nightly Recharge and FitSpark functionality are truly new within not just Polar’s lineup, but across the sports tech and fitness industry. It’s great to see Polar leading again in some areas of feature innovation, which frankly hasn’t happened in a number of years.

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Ars Technica

Clever fitness perks marred by too many compromises

from Ars Technica

Developing the Ignite as a slightly more affordable version of the Vantage M was a good idea on Polar's part. However, the final product forces too many compromises to be worth its $229 price tag. To give credit where credit is due, the Ignite is a solid fitness watch in that it has an accurate h...More

Developing the Ignite as a slightly more affordable version of the Vantage M was a good idea on Polar's part. However, the final product forces too many compromises to be worth its $229 price tag. To give credit where credit is due, the Ignite is a solid fitness watch in that it has an accurate heart-rate monitor and GPS, and Polar's on-watch software makes recording workouts and tracking a bunch of advanced information easy.

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DC Rainmaker

This GPS watch is packed full of training-focused features

from DC Rainmaker

Overall, I’m pretty impressed with the Ignite in most ways. While I’ve been skeptical of Polar’s ability to innovate lately, they seem to nail it in this watch in terms of the new physio-focused features around sleep and training guidance. And perhaps most astoundingly do it all in a sub-$200 GPS watch. That’s the most impressive part.

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Overall, I’m pretty impressed with the Ignite in most ways. While I’ve been skeptical of Polar’s ability to innovate lately, they seem to nail it in this watch in terms of the new physio-focused features around sleep and training guidance. And perhaps most astoundingly do it all in a sub-$200 GPS watch. That’s the most impressive part.

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