Polar Ignite Black - Size M/L

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Key specs

Compatible with operating system
Android, iOS
Shows smartphone messages
Yes
Phone calls via watch possible
No
Battery life according to customers
Good
Type of heart rate measurement
Optical heart rate measurement

Pros and cons

According to our smartwatch expert
  • The Polar heart rate sensor with 9 LED lights is very accurate for a pulse measurement.
  • Uses your nightly recovery for a workout based on your fitness that day.
  • Take a moment for yourself with the Serene breathing exercise.
  • The watch doesn't support music storage, so you have to take your phone with you each workout.
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Description

The Polar Ignite is your digital coach when it comes to finding the right balance between being active and relaxing. During nighttime, the watch measures how you recover from the day by tracking the quality of your sleep and the activity of your autonomic nervous system. Based on this Nightly Recharge reading, the FitSpark training program recommends a workout that matches your physical and mental fitness. Are you up for intensive strength training today or are you better off taking it easy and stretching? The Ignite will tell you and show you the right exercises. Are you recovering well physically but not mentally, for example due to stress? The watch will advise you to do something that makes you happy, for example. The watch can measure your fitness level in under 5 minutes with a VO2 max measurement at rest. Do your best to reach the Polar elite level and become fitter than ever.

Note: a charger adapter isn't included. Do you want to charge the watch via a socket? If so, order a charger adapter separately.

The Polar Ignite is your digital coach when it comes to finding the right balance between being active and relaxing. During nighttime, the watch measures how you recover from the day by tracking the quality of your sleep and the activity of your autonomic nervous system. Based on this Nightly Recharge reading, the FitSpark training program recommends a workout that matches your physical and mental fitness. Are you up for intensive strength training today or are you better off taking it easy and stretching? The Ignite will tell you and show you the right exercises. Are you recovering well physically but not mentally, for example due to stress? The watch will advise you to do something that makes you happy, for example. The watch can measure your fitness level in under 5 minutes with a VO2 max measurement at rest. Do your best to reach the Polar elite level and become fitter than ever.

Note: a charger adapter isn't included. Do you want to charge the watch via a socket? If so, order a charger adapter separately.


Included by default

  • Manual (2.49 MB)
  • USB-A charging cable (excluding adapter)
  • Watch strap (wrist circumference 15.5 - 21cm)

Included by default

  • Manual (2.49 MB)
  • USB-A charging cable (excluding adapter)
  • Watch strap (wrist circumference 15.5 - 21cm)

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Key specs

Compatible with operating system
Android, iOS
Shows smartphone messages
Yes
Phone calls via watch possible
No
Battery life according to customers
Good
Type of heart rate measurement
Optical heart rate measurement

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Reviews

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  • 4 / 5 stars
    8,3/10
    super watch

    BramV | 22 July 2019 | In the version: Silver/White - M/L | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • design
    • wearing comfort
    • reliable heart rate measurement
    • quick shutdown screen

    22-07-2019 review Polar Ignite
    I've been using the Polar Ignite for 2 weeks now and I'm very excited about this sports watch.
    The watch looks like an ordinary and, in my opinion, beautiful watch. Case and silicone strap are comfortable and I wear the watch 7x 24 hours without irritation.
    Installing the Polar Flow App on the smartphone and Flow sync on the PC goes smoothly and the connection between watch and smartphone (via Blue Tooth) and the PC (via USB cable) is established smoothly. Syncing Polar and smartphone takes less than a minute. The quick start guide will get you up and running quickly with your Polar . The comprehensive manual can be downloaded from the Polar website on the Internet. The basic menu is logical and intuitive. The single button operation and touchscreen work excellent. Even during workouts with sweaty fingers. The touchscreen works, predictably, more erratic during showering/swimming, you'd better lock the screen.
    A drawback of the Polar Ignite is the screen that switches off very quickly to save battery. To reactivate the screen, turn the watch towards your face. Depending on the starting position of your arm with watch, the movement is often insufficient and you continue to look at a black screen. Fortunately, you can choose during a training via a submenu for
    “the lights are always on”. Polar better write “screen always on” here in the manual. And it would be even better if Polar would also make the option for "screen always on" possible in the watch mode in a next firmware update.
    For me, the heart rate measurement is one of the most important features. The added value of the "precision prime sensor fusion technology" applied by Polar is, in my opinion, clear. The watch finds your heart rate at lightning speed and the registration is constant/stable. My previous watches with wrist heart rate measurement regularly got lost in the Crosswalker, Rowing and strength training. The Polar Ignite remains constant. Even in the shower, the watch remains undisturbed in its measurement and this will probably also apply to swimming. You must now have very special reasons for still wanting to train with a chest strap.
    The functions “sleep” and “nightly recharge” are (especially in combination) very informative. Based on the registrations, the watch comes to a conclusion and makes recommendations that I have found to be valuable or useful. I am less impressed with the Serenity function. For me, this is a somewhat simple impetus and visual support for a breathing or relaxation exercise. Perhaps other users find this very valuable.
    I am still trying out the watch, but so far I am very enthusiastic.

    BramV | 22 July 2019 | In the version: Silver/White - M/L | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    9,0/10
    Top product that meets expectations!

    Frank Stuurman | 31 July 2019 | In the version: Silver/Black - M/L | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • Many sports standard in app
    • Comprehensive sleep analysis
    • Sports advice based on your sleep recovery
    • Fully charge in 45 min
    • Battery life is shorter than stated, but still fine after 3.5 days

    Extensive range of sports, good sleep analysis, charges quickly, sits comfortably even while sleeping. Beautiful design.

    Frank Stuurman | 31 July 2019 | In the version: Silver/Black - M/L | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    9,7/10
    Beautiful watch that measures your entire physical condition

    RianneScholt | 14 July 2019 | In the version: Silver/White - S | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • Beautiful design
    • Personal running schedule
    • Syncs well with the Polar Flow app
    • User friendly
    • GPS
    • Smartphone notifications don't always work
    • Sometimes takes a long time for the screen to light up

    I've had the watch on almost 24/7 for a week now. What a cool thing! The battery lasts a long time and it charges very quickly. Not only does the watch look stylish, but it also keeps track of your entire physical condition. The touchscreen is responsive and very user-friendly. Sometimes I find it takes a long time for the screen to light up to read the time. That sometimes also takes a long time during a running training. The screen is basically black and movement makes it turn on. Maybe this can also be set, but I haven't found that out yet.
    At night, the watch keeps track of your sleep rhythm and measures how your body recovers from the day during the night. The next morning you will receive advice about the sport intensity for that day. You also get daily complete workouts that you can perform. And then you don't necessarily have to look for a gym to do it.
    I also always keep the watch on while showering. Then the band remains nice and white and after an intensive activity it is also fresh to clean the watch.
    I've been given a complete running training program that will always adjust to my progress. I just started with that and am very curious how this will work in practice. The watch accurately measures speed, distance and pace during an activity. Through the Polar Flow app you can sync all data from the day and night to your phone and view it easily. The smartphone notifications with notifications for incoming calls and messages do not always work well for me. The watch and my phone don't communicate every time of the day. I don't see any added value in this.
    The watch measures, fairly accurately, your heart rate continuously. I do think that a heart rate belt is even more reliable. You can also link this to this watch.
    I practice the Serene breathing every night before going to sleep. I notice that I can find peace and fall asleep faster as a result.
    A beautiful watch that gives a good insight into your rest and movement during the day and at night.

    RianneScholt | 14 July 2019 | In the version: Silver/White - S | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4 / 5 stars
    8,3/10
    Beautiful and extensive sports watch, also for narrow wrists
    • Beautiful design
    • wearing comfort
    • Training Tips
    • GPS and Altitude Accuracy

    I was looking for a replacement for my Fitbit Charge. Why? I wanted a watch that records my route, provides information about running speeds, enables heart rate zone training, and can (swim) in water.
    I already found Fitbit's sleep tracking interesting, so I didn't want to compromise on it. The watch also didn't have to be too bulky, since I have a small wrist and wear it during sports and work. With that, most Garmins already dropped out.

    And suddenly there appeared to be the Ignite. A nice and not too big sports watch, with a pleasant battery life (4-5 days) and good heart rate registration. With that he already beat all android smartwatches in my opinion.

    I've been using the watch for about two weeks now. It was a bit of a puzzle to get all settings right with the app (and that is mainly up to me, because I want to find out everything). With running it is very helpful with the interval training for the heart rate zones. The endurance runs are also well registered. When cycling, the current speed does deviate from my cycling computer, but a comparable summary is produced over the entire route. Nice to have those speeds in addition to the heart rate. CrossFit is not included as a sport profile, so I use functional training for that. Works fine.

    The registered height differences of the GPS (I think) are incorrect. I have no idea what that's based on either. So I don't use that anymore.

    What I do use is the Sleep Analysis icm. the training advice. Where I used to mainly follow my training agenda, I now let my watch 'advise' me and I shift my type of training. That Sleep Analysis is really impressive. Last weekend I didn't feel quite top, and that is also 'perceived' by the watch. The endurance training I had devised (and performed) felt worthless and lifeless. The watch already indicated that I should do a different type of training, but yes, stubborn. Fortunately, the watch just doesn't say 'I told you so' :-).

    The training advice also gives examples of training, including exercises and description. Top!

    Cons? Yes, the height measurement. And the lack of multisport mode (for the triathlon for example). Bright sunlight on it results in reduced legibility.

    And as for the drawbacks mentioned by others: I have no problems with the touch mode. Syncing is perfect and easy. You can optimize battery life by turning off continuous heart rate measurement and not having the screen on all the time for endurance sports (I do when cycling).

    JJC | 19 August 2019 | In the version: Silver/White - S | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 3 / 5 stars
    6,0/10
    Good Watch, wristband and basic functions could be better
    • Beautiful design
    • Many sports options
    • Nightly Recharge
    • Wearing comfort TPU band
    • Touch screen quality
    • Light up not working properly
    • Screen quality

    I come from an Apple watch but needed more sports functions. Hence bought this Polar Ignite. The wearing comfort and daily functionalities are quite disappointing. The supplied TPU strap is much too stiff for me, since I have narrow wrists it leaves painful marks on my wrist, and my hand often sleeps at night. I never had any problems with this with the Apple watch, the strap is not too tight either, because otherwise the heart rate function will not work. I note that silicone straps are sold separately, this might solve the above problem but I haven't tested that yet.

    Furthermore, I find the light up function when you turn your wrist against falling, half the time it doesn't work as it should, and when it works, it is with a lot of delay. The resolution of the screen could also have been a bit better in this time, and the touchscreen sometimes handles poorly. these daily functionalities could have been better in my opinion.

    Apart from these negatives, the rest of the functionalities are top notch, the sports functions work well, you get nice work outs and the sleep tracking works well. I think the nightly recharge is a beautiful and interesting application that no other watch has so far.

    Stef | 10 September 2019 | In the version: Silver/Black - S | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4 / 5 stars
    7,7/10
    Not recommended for swimming
    • Fits nicely on a narrow wrist
    • Large amount of sports
    • Lots of information about your activity and sleep
    • Doesn't recognize swimming stroke
    • Doesn't track jobs well
    • Doesn't register where and how far I swim
    • Image does not turn on when turning wrist

    I bought this watch especially for swimming and it seems to be seriously failing in that regard. It measures running, walking and cycling excellently, but with job counting it is consistently wrong. Special is, for example, how it ends up on an odd number of lanes every time, while I really leave the pool on the same side as where I entered! On a stretch in open water where I swam four times the distance from buoy to buoy (a 150m), he only registered once back and forth. While I certainly tapped that farthest buoy twice. And finally: no matter how trained my front crawl is; he always thinks I'm swimming breaststroke. Good looking.

    Jeanine | 25 August 2019 | In the version: Silver/Black - S | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 3.5 / 5 stars
    6,7/10
    Nice design, but ease of use is disappointing.
    • design
    • Waterproof
    • Serene Breathing Exercises