Nowadays people are becoming more aware of the importance of exercise in daily life. Fitness watches help us to keep a track of our workout and also motivate us to exercise more. Polar has become a name synonymous with fitness trackers and Polar A300 is one of the best fitness watches from it. Polar A300 fitness tracker can be used with a heart rate monitor if you want to get more details about your heart rate data.
Best of Polar A300 Features
Polar A300 activity tracker gives you call and text alerts from your smartphone. It also gives you message notifications from social media apps. You can also receive or reject a call using the watch.
It alerts you if you have made any appointments on your calendar.
Daily Activity Tracking
Polar A300 fitness watch can track your daily activity such as distance moved, steps climbed and calories burned.
Remaining idle for very long time can cause serious health issues. Polar A300 gives you an idle alert if you remain idle for more than 55 minutes.
It reminds you through vibrations if you sit idle for a very long time and motivates you to achieve your fitness goals.
It shows your daily activity and informs you how much more you have to workout to achieve the global recommendations for physical activity. It can also guide you to reach your daily fitness goal by doing more intensive workouts.
This feature present in Polar A300 analyses your daily activity and tells you the health benefits of these activities on your body. It will congratulate you if you have reached your daily fitness goal, else it will make you workout till you attain your daily activity goal.
Activity goal motivates you to stay active throughout the day. The fitness tracker sets daily activity goal based on your height, weight, age, gender and activity level and also guides you to achieve your goal. You can reach your goal faster by doing high-intensity workouts or can stay active the whole day by doing low-intensity workouts.
This feature also gives you daily, weekly and monthly feedback on your workout.
This feature calculates the number of calories burned with great accuracy. It is calculated on the basis of your height, weight, gender, age, maximum heart rate heart rate during the workout, resting heart rate and maximum oxygen uptake.
Heart Rate Zone
This feature available in Polar A300 is capable of finding your optimum heart rate zone with which you can carry out exercise within your heart rate zone. This feature will help you to workout with same intensity and prevent excess stress on your heart.
This feature will inform you whether you are burning fat or calories during your activity. Higher intensity workouts can improve your cardiovascular health whereas lower intensity workouts concentrate on oxidation of fat.
This feature helps you to keep a balance between lower intensity and higher intensity workouts.
The energy pointer is calculated based on your gender, age, height, weight, heart rate, maximum heart rate and heart rate variability. The value of energy pointer does not remain same every day. It varies every day depending on your physical and mental status.
This feature gives you feedback at the end of every training session. If you need a detailed feedback you can check training file or you can get it from polarpersonaltrainer.com.
Polar Fitness Test
Polar A300 has a 5-minute fitness test which is calculated based on your age, gender, height, weight, resting heart rate and maximum oxygen uptake. On the basis of this test, Polar A300 charts your fitness program.
Your fitness level will improve after every workout session and hence, this test should be done often to know your current fitness level so that your fitness program is planned considering your recent fitness level.
This feature of Polar A300 fitness watch can train you for running programs by making personalized training plans. You can choose your target and the fitness watch will make a training plan accordingly.
Duration and Quality of Sleep
This feature automatically calculates the duration and quality of your sleep. The sleep needs of every individual vary depending upon their physical activity and mental state. The quality of sleep is assessed based on your body movements and is classified as a period of restful sleep and a period of restless sleep.
When you bring your training computer near the heart rate sensor it displays time, date and details of other activities.
This allows you to choose as a sport of your choice from a number of polar sports. It will also give you detailed information about the sports chosen by you.
Interchangeable Wrist Bands
Wristbands of Polar A300 are easily interchangeable and are available in white, charcoal, black, sorbet pink, mellow yellow, indigo blue and storm grey colors.
It is water resistant up to 30 meters.
Battery is rechargeable and lasts up to 4 weeks.
Polar A300 is a great fitness tracker with all basic features. The main drawback is you have to buy H7 chest strap separately if you want to get detailed information about your heart rate data.
Frequently Asked Questions on Polar A300 Heart Rate Monitor
Does Polar A300 come with a chest strap?
Yes, it comes with a chest strap.
Is Polar A300 waterproof?
Yes, it is waterproof up to 30 meters.
How long does the battery of Polar A300 last?
The battery lasts for almost 3 weeks.
Can Polar A300 be used without the chest strap?
The wristband can be used to calculate distance moved, steps climbed etc. But you will not be able to monitor your heart rate without the chest strap.