RANK #17

Polar Vantage M

"The GPS-equipped Polar Vantage M is a solid multisport fitness tracker that's especially good for runners, except those looking to focus on form."
As posted by pcmag.com

Pros

  • Onboard GPS and heart rate monitor
  • Lightweight
  • Solid performer
  • Good battery life
  • Comfortable

Cons

  • No smartwatch features other than phone notifications
  • No music support

Overall Rating

87.5%
The overall rating was calculated based on 2708 customer and expert reviews from 9 review sites and 2 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Smartwatches:
  • 98.7%
    Design
  • 98.7%
    Comfort
  • 91.9%
    Fitness tracking
  • 85.6%
    Display
  • 87.5%
    Controls
  • 87.5%
    Connectivity
  • 92.2%
    Sleep Tracking
  • 91.7%
    Battery Life

Expert Reviews Rating

Excellent
3
Good
6
Fair
0
Poor
0
Bad
0

Customer reviews by store

Price Comparison

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    EBAY.COM
    956 reviews
    $269.00
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Expert Reviews

The GPS-equipped Polar Vantage M is a solid multisport fitness tracker that's especially good for runners, except those looking to focus on form.

Read more on pcmag.com

Pros

  • Onboard GPS and heart rate monitor
  • Lots of features
  • Many data viewing options on the display
  • Fun extras, like breathing and stretching exercises

Cons

  • No smartwatch features other than phone notifications
  • Advanced running metrics require additional connected device

The Polar Vantage M packs a lot of features into a lightweight, affordable package.

Read more on techradar.com

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • More stylish design
  • Big battery life

Cons

  • No music
  • Running power needs additional sensor
  • Can be slow to sync

Polar Vantage M: The Polar M430 was a great but ugly wearable. The Vantage M fixes its looks and keeps most of the functionality

Read more on expertreviews.co.uk

Pros

  • Much better looking than the M430
  • Solid performer
  • Good battery life

Cons

  • Hidden thick bezel
  • Not the brightest colour screen

If you're looking for a sports-first smartwatch then there's a lot to admire about the Vantage M (leaving the V model for much more advanced users). As a lifestyle smartwatch it's not so great when it comes to features - no music support and notifications aren't great - but, ultimately, it all boils down to what you want from your wearable.Read full verdict

Read more on pocket-lint.com

Pros

  • Lots of sport support
  • Great Polar Flow environment
  • Training programmes
  • Comfortable

Cons

  • Heart rate sensor a bit hit and miss
  • No music support
  • No payments

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