Polar Unite Blue

Version: Blue
Collection color:
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Key specs

Compatible with operating system
Android, iOS
Shows smartphone messages
Yes
Phone calls via watch possible
No
Type of heart rate measurement
Optical heart rate measurement
Integrated GPS receiver
No

Pros and cons

According to our smartwatch expert
  • Displays heart rate zones during a workout, so you can focus specifically on endurance or burning fat, for example.
  • You're quickly informed of messages and incoming calls, because you receive notifications from your smartphone.
  • You can get insight in your stress level and take action to lower it.
  • You can't add your own apps to the watch, like Buienradar or NS Reisplanner.
  • Doesn't have an integrated GPS receiver, so you need to bring your phone if you want to track your route.
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Description

The Polar Unite Blue helps you to improve your physical and mental health. The smartwatch keeps track of your workouts and shows you how your training affects your body. Other than that, you can keep an extra close eye on your heart thanks to the heart rate monitor. Even when you sleep, the watch keeps track of your heart rate and other important sleep data, thanks to the integrated Sleep Plus Stages sleep tracking function. Reducing stress is an important part of Polar Unite. The watch gives you daily feedback on how stress affects you. You can reduce stress through useful tips and functions such as mindfulness exercises. In addition to all those functions, you can also view all your messages and notifications on the smartwatch.

The Polar Unite Blue helps you to improve your physical and mental health. The smartwatch keeps track of your workouts and shows you how your training affects your body. Other than that, you can keep an extra close eye on your heart thanks to the heart rate monitor. Even when you sleep, the watch keeps track of your heart rate and other important sleep data, thanks to the integrated Sleep Plus Stages sleep tracking function. Reducing stress is an important part of Polar Unite. The watch gives you daily feedback on how stress affects you. You can reduce stress through useful tips and functions such as mindfulness exercises. In addition to all those functions, you can also view all your messages and notifications on the smartwatch.


Included by default

  • Manual (2.65 MB)
  • USB charger
  • Watch strap short (wrist circumference 13 - 18.5cm)
  • Watch strap long (wrist circumference 15.5 - 21cm)

Included by default

  • Manual (2.65 MB)
  • USB charger
  • Watch strap short (wrist circumference 13 - 18.5cm)
  • Watch strap long (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
Type of heart rate measurement
Optical heart rate measurement
Integrated GPS receiver
No

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Most helpful reviews

4 / 5 stars
8,3/10

Very complete sports watch with a beautiful design.

I have been using this Polar Unite for almost 4 weeks now. The watch looks nice, has many options and is easy to use. The watch is available in different colors and wristbands can be exchanged, so you can create different color styles. In addition to the watch with wristband, the box contains an extra wristband, which is slightly longer. For example, the watch can be used by people with a slimmer or fuller wrist, without having a whole piece of the wristband left or it is too short. Charging is a bit fiddly. No cable is included, but a USB charging adapter (Unite). This is a kind of elongated plate that you click the watch on and which has a USB end of about one centimeter that can be plugged into your laptop, for example, to charge. If, like me, there is another port next to the USB port for HDMI that also has an HDMI connector inserted, then you can't charge the watch at that USB port because it doesn't fit. If an extension cable had been included, even if only 10 centimeters, this would have been a lot more convenient. From what I can read from the manual, the Ignite version has a more convenient charger that does have a cable. Furthermore, the USB connector is quite thin and can therefore move up and down in the USB port, which seems quite fragile. Putting on the watch takes some getting used to at first. It is not a regular watch strap. On one side are a ball on which you have to click one of the holes of the other side of the wristband. Then slide the end of the part with the holes through an opening under the part with the balls. After practicing a few times, this got a little easier. Pairing the watch with the smartphone is very easy. After pairing, the watch will sync to the latest software version. This took me 18 minutes. The Polar Flow app is very clear and provides extensive information about your workouts. With multiple workouts per day, the battery will be empty after less than 2 days. Fortunately, charging is fast, so you can use the watch again quickly. You must pair the watch with your mobile phone for the GPS function. Since I always have my phone with me, that is not a problem for me. I did notice a deviation of about 4.5% more distance on the watch than on my phone. The Polar Ignite does have a built-in GPS. The watch is easy to use and the touchscreen (which is sometimes a bit too sensitive) allows you to quickly navigate through the menus. During the activities you can quickly and clearly see the specifications of the relevant activity on the screen. The Nightly Recharge function is a very nice one. This provides insight into your sleeping pattern and gives advice based on your sleep. The Polar Unite is a very complete sports watch that is easy to use. It has a beautiful design and the screen is very clear and well-arranged, partly due to the use of colors.

  • Passare
  • 13 August 2020
  • Collection color: Black
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
3.5 / 5 stars
7,3/10

great watch

  • many features
  • notifications from smartphone
  • sweaty band

I've been using the Polar Unite for a month now. This is my first fitness watch and I was very curious how it would turn out. I am very satisfied with the watch! I'm trying to live a healthier lifestyle and this watch is helping me a lot. I think it's a nice watch. Not too big and neutral, goes with everything. The wristband also looks great, but it does sweat very quickly. After wearing the watch for a few days and nights, my wrist really itch. That's why I don't always wear it at night. On the display you can choose different color themes and for an analog and digital clock. There is only 1 button on it and you control the rest with the touchscreen. You can track several things with the watch: your activity, heart rate and sleep. I mainly use it to track my activity. Here you can set a goal, you can choose between 3 different levels. The screen shows how many percent of this you have achieved on that day and he fills a ring. To go to the different functions, swipe to the right from the clock, this works fine. Another function is the training proposal. He gives you various options to follow that day, for example cardio or exercises. I have not used this yet, but I think it would be useful for people who are not yet exercising or are starting to exercise. There are many different workouts that the watch can register, which I really like. It then keeps track of the time, the number of calories and the heart rate zones. During the training you can see which heart rate zone you are in. These have different colors and so you can see how you train best. After the training you will see a short summary on the watch itself and a more extensive one in the app. The app works very fine. The watch itself already provides a lot of information, but the app just a little more and so you have a little more overview. The battery of the watch lasts about 50 hours according to the description. If you turn off the continuous heart rate measurement, it will last longer. I find the charger a bit fragile, you click it on the back of the watch and then you can plug it into a USB adapter. The first few times I plugged it in wrong and then it won't charge. So all in all I am very positive. The only downside is the sweaty strap. Yet I wear the watch a lot and I have become really more active because of this.

  • Iris87
  • 14 August 2020
  • Collection color: Black
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
4 / 5 stars
7,7/10

Recommended as a watch to register your workouts

  • Understanding Calorie Consumption
  • Set different workouts
  • Difficult to do

The watch provides good insight into your results. The watch tells you exactly how many calories you burn during your training sessions. The battery life is also decent! After two days I charge it again. You can enter all kinds of different sports. The registration of the night is also super interesting, so you suddenly get insight into your own sleep rhythm. The serene feature: Breathing exercises are definitely a lot of fun and good to try. The installation of the watch with your smartphone is very easy to do, as is the charging. Wearing the watch day and night and when it comes into contact with water is completely fine. It doesn't bother you. The design is also very beautiful. The only thing that took a while was putting on the strap of the watch. Furthermore, the different layouts of your home screen of the watch are fun to switch. The color touchscreen is very easy to use. You can easily stop your training by pressing the button for 3 seconds. That was a bit of a search in the beginning. When you are home after your training, you can view all the results directly on your smartphone. It's almost addictive to burn even more calories the next workout :)

  • Mamarinde
  • 23 July 2020
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
4 / 5 stars
7,7/10

Nice fitness and lifestyle watch

  • Good insight into day activity and sleep pattern
  • heart rate measurement is nice
  • display does not turn on super fast

The Polar Unite does what it promises. It is a fitness watch with nice functions. I myself am charmed by the sleep function. I always used a phone app, but this is (if I believe the description) more accurate. Since my phone is next to me and the watch is on my wrist, I assume that too. I have a sedentary profession and do not exercise. I am active, so always take the bike, take the stairs to the office on the third floor. I live in a house with three high floors, have three young children...so plenty of exercise. At least that's what I call home. So check with the watch if that is really the case. And well... level 1 is relatively easy for me. You already have level 2 if you stand (walk) most of the day. I'm considering seeing how I score then. Serene's breathing exercise is a fun gadget and if your heart rate is high, a nice one to do. I have used it twice now. The fitness test is also fun. Just lie down and breathe and you will get feedback about your fitness level. Glad mine is good. If you would do a lesson or run, you can set that and measure what your warkout has done for you. You can also read everything back on your phone and even more on your computer. Although it is all simple, it does take a while to find all the functions. There is no description, but everything can be found on the Polar Unite website. The display lights up a little later than I would like, but I've always had an analog watch until now. So maybe take some getting used to. I've turned off receiving messages, because it's not really convenient for me, since my phone is always on my desk. And if I can't record it, I don't need info per watch. The strap is good. Very occasionally it irritates my skin, but that is often after it has been wet (shower/washing up). Let it dry for a while and then turn again. Charging is easy, but when should I do it...because if you're constantly keeping track there's no time to take it off. And when you charge it, don't forget to remove it quickly, otherwise you'll miss a day of info :-). You can use the battery for about 2 days. Charging takes about half an hour. Not enough for the real fanatic athlete, but for the average person a great watch to keep track of your daily fitness and to motivate you to maintain a healthy lifestyle

  • Nynw1
  • 11 August 2020
  • Collection color: Blue
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
3 / 5 stars
6,0/10

Good watch if you don't want too many gadgets.

  • Nice
  • records heart rate well
  • not sensitive enough

In my opinion, this watch is not sensitive enough when you lift your arm, so in my case the screen was never visible and I had to keep pressing the button to see the hours or notifications, which is not useful when you are cycling, for example. The options are also limited. Layout display, font size, ... I also failed to connect Strava and my calendar from my iPhone.

  • Sarah
  • 29 July 2020
  • Collection color: Black
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
4.5 / 5 stars
9,0/10

very satisfied with it.

  • very good registration of your activity, heart rate and sleep.
  • very comfortable
  • no built-in GPS

I have been using the polar unite for 14 days now and I am very satisfied with this activity tracker. However, this polar unite does not have a built-in GPS. So you always have to pair your smartphone to use the GPS of your device. Is this a problem? This is really not a problem for me. I always have my smartphone in my pocket so it makes no difference to me. I did the test with a friend who has a polar vantage and the result was almost identical. You have to pay attention that your smartphone has a good connection with the GPS satellite. So don't put it in your backpack or anything. Furthermore, the registration of your heart rate, your activity of the day and your sleep is very good. Thanks to the polar flow app you can check everything very accurately. This polar is also very comfortable to wear. Very comfortable and a very good strap although it is a bit fiddly to get it on at first. The screen is also very nice and clear with different colors and settings. This is really a very good entry-level model from polar.zee r satisfied with it.

  • Gert engelborghs
  • 24 July 2020
  • Collection color: Black
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
4 / 5 stars
8,0/10

A beautiful and handy watch!

  • Beautiful design
  • Correct measurements
  • Short battery life

Very good product. Functions perfectly. Battery life is shorter than expected, but this is not an inconvenience. The app is a bit complicated, but if you take a good look at it, it works. Satisfied!

  • Yana windmolders
  • 9 August 2020
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
4.5 / 5 stars
8,7/10

An indispensable training buddy.

  • Unknown possibilities
  • i.cm. the Polar Flow app allows all kinds of analysis
  • Battery life seems to be disappointing

Looking for a training buddy who could tell me how I spent my workout, I came across this Polar Unite. A good companion who keeps you continuously informed of your progress during the day by means of. the percentage of your activity against your set goals, including your active time, the number of kcal consumed and steps. For specific workouts (strength, cardio, walking or otherwise), Polar continuously provides you with the information you need to achieve the chosen training target. Synchronize with your Polar Flow account after your training and you get even more insight into the results of your training. If you then go and look at your personal page, you will surprise yourself. In short, a very complete and accurate sports watch with a lot of additional information that will help you achieve your training goals in an (inter)active way. About the battery: Possibly due to the extensive use during the first days after purchase, the battery life seems to be a bit disappointing, I hope that the battery life will extend with "more normal" use.

  • Ronald
  • 21 July 2020
  • Collection color: Black
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
4 / 5 stars
8,3/10

Provides a lot of insight into sleep quality and energy cons

The polar Unite is a nice, basic sports watch that gives me insight into my sleep time and quality and it shows how much energy I use in a day. All results can be viewed with an explanation via the Polar Flow app.

  • Susan
  • 13 March 2021
  • Collection color: Black
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
4.5 / 5 stars
9,0/10

Nice watch that I can definitely recommend!

  • lightweight
  • nice design

A nice watch for sports, but also for charting your daily movement and sleeping pattern. Via the app and PC you can easily see what those patterns are and see in detail how your heart rate and pace went during a workout. It is easy to set a training target and polar then links to a program that you can follow via the watch. A nice system that works well. The only point of attention before purchasing is that there is no GPS built into the watch. When exercising outside, you should therefore take into account that you also have to take your phone with you. Not a problem for me since I also listen to music on the phone while exercising. The design of the watch is beautiful and you can easily read all kinds of information via the menu that you can swipe through. I had to get used to the strap, which closes with a pressure hole, but once you've done that a few times, it actually goes automatically. When used with workouts, you should charge it about once every 2 days, which is easy with the included USB drive. I am very satisfied with this watch!

  • Viskaaln
  • 23 July 2020
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
4 / 5 stars
8,3/10

Very complete sports watch with a beautiful design.

I have been using this Polar Unite for almost 4 weeks now. The watch looks nice, has many options and is easy to use. The watch is available in different colors and wristbands can be exchanged, so you can create different color styles.

In addition to the watch with wristband, the box contains an extra wristband, which is slightly longer. For example, the watch can be used by people with a slimmer or fuller wrist, without having a whole piece of the wristband left or it is too short.

Charging is a bit fiddly. No cable is included, but a USB charging adapter (Unite). This is a kind of elongated plate that you click the watch on and which has a USB end of about one centimeter that can be plugged into your laptop, for example, to charge. If, like me, there is another port next to the USB port for HDMI that also has an HDMI connector inserted, then you can't charge the watch at that USB port because it doesn't fit. If an extension cable had been included, even if only 10 centimeters, this would have been a lot more convenient. From what I can read from the manual, the Ignite version has a more convenient charger that does have a cable. Furthermore, the USB connector is quite thin and can therefore move up and down in the USB port, which seems quite fragile.

Putting on the watch takes some getting used to at first. It is not a regular watch strap. On one side are a ball on which you have to click one of the holes of the other side of the wristband. Then slide the end of the part with the holes through an opening under the part with the balls. After practicing a few times, this got a little easier.

Pairing the watch with the smartphone is very easy. After pairing, the watch will sync to the latest software version. This took me 18 minutes. The Polar Flow app is very clear and provides extensive information about your workouts.

With multiple workouts per day, the battery will be empty after less than 2 days. Fortunately, charging is fast, so you can use the watch again quickly.

You must pair the watch with your mobile phone for the GPS function. Since I always have my phone with me, that is not a problem for me. I did notice a deviation of about 4.5% more distance on the watch than on my phone.
The Polar Ignite does have a built-in GPS.

The watch is easy to use and the touchscreen (which is sometimes a bit too sensitive) allows you to quickly navigate through the menus. During the activities you can quickly and clearly see the specifications of the relevant activity on the screen.

The Nightly Recharge function is a very nice one. This provides insight into your sleeping pattern and gives advice based on your sleep.

The Polar Unite is a very complete sports watch that is easy to use. It has a beautiful design and the screen is very clear and well-arranged, partly due to the use of colors.

  • Passare
  • 13 August 2020
  • Collection color: Black
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
3.5 / 5 stars
7,3/10

great watch

  • many features
  • notifications from smartphone