I used by Fitbit One a lot in 2013 but was thrilled to try out the Polar Loop. I wanted something I could see daily since I often forgot about my Fitbit. I’ve worn the Polar Loop for a couple months not and figured it’s time for an in depth Polar Loop Review.
Polar Loop Activity Tracker Details
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!
- Worn on your wrist, tracks your activity 24/7 and provides guidance and motivation to reach your activity goals
- Shows daily activity, calories burned, steps taken, time of day and activity feedback on 85 LED display; Plus monitors sleep patterns
- Automatically syncs to free Polar Flow app and training community via Bluetooth Smart. For best results use updated Flow app version 1.0.1.
- Custom fit bracelet is waterproof for swimming and has rechargeable battery; Battery life 5 days in continuous use
- Provides accurate heart rate with Polar H6 or H7 Bluetooth Smart heart rate sensor accessory
What you get in the Polar Loop Activity Tracker box:
- Polar Loop activity tracker
- Custom USB cable
- Get Started Guide
What came in the box that I received!
What I Like About The Polar Loop
There are many reasons why I recommend this product. Here are a few things I like about the Polar Loop Activity Tracker:
- Instant feedback. I love that I can stop and scroll through the data on the screen on the Loop. It gives me instant feedback about my day and how much I’ve moved and how much I need to move. You can scroll through overall activity, calories burned, and steps taken.
- Great reminder to move. I love wearing the Polar Loop daily because it’s a visible reminder for me to get up and get moving. I lost weight during the first two months I wore the Loop cause I was moving more and just conscious of my decisions.
- Also a watch! I like this because I totally use the time function on the Polar Loop quite often. Since I don’t always like carrying my cell phone around it’s handy to have the time available via my Loop.
- Syncs with newer tech. You can use this with the app on a newer iPhone or iPad. From what I saw in my tests, this feature is pretty cool and I would use it a lot. I preferred the app to the full on website.
- Syncs with heart rate tech. You can synch the Polar Loop with the strap from Polar that tracks your heart rate and this data works with the Polar Loop to monitor your activity.
- Polar products are awesome. I know I’m an ambassador for them so take this with a grain of salt, but I do love the products from Polar. I still wear and use my heart rate monitors after several years of use.
- Price. Though I received the Polar Loop free I think it’s reasonably priced. I’ve seen it on sale on Amazon and at Target for around $80 and even at it’s normal price of $109 it’s a great deal for a piece of wearable tech.
Views from the iphone app on the iphone 5!
What I Don’t Like About The Polar Loop
No device is perfect and there are a couple things I don’t like about the Polar Loop Activity Tracker.
- Not 100% accurate. No activity tracker is 100% accurate so this is something I will mention on all of them. It doesn’t pick up all activity. It’s not the end all be all. It also was a bit annoying that no stationary biking exercise ever counted because I was sitting and the Loop didn’t track it if I wasn’t wearing my hrm strap.
- No synching with my phone. Because the Polar Loop uses a newer wifi technology to conserve battery life that meant it did not work with my older model iPhone. I did try it on a friend’s iPhone 5 which is what you see included in the post above.
- Not stylish with dress clothes. I wear my Polar Loop all the time… except when I’m getting dressed nice and going out. Then it just doesn’t work. In those situations I prefer a Fitbit that can be hidden or nothing because it’s just fun time.
Overall Thoughts On The Polar Loop
The Polar Loop is great! I seriously love wearing it and I plan to keep wearing it. It reminds me to get moving and get closer to my 10,000 steps a day goal. However, it definitely doesn’t work in every situation and isn’t for everyone. If you need to look super professional or wear a dress/nice clothes I don’t think it belongs. But if you are in a casual environment most of the time it’s a great wearable wristband to remind you to get up and move more often. Most of us are sitting too much daily so that’s a remind worth having!
Get it on Amazon: Polar Loop Activity Tracker
Note: I was given the Polar Loop to wear as a Polar Ambassador but all opinions are my own. There are affiliate links in this post. Thank you for supporting A Merry Life!