TriRadar takes a sneak peek at Polar’s all-new GPS-equipped triathlon watch

Polar V800 [photo: Colin Levitch]

TriRadar first announced the debut of the Polar V800back in January and it has taken six months for the all-new triathlon watch featuring true recovery status, GPS and swimming heart-rate data to reach our offices – well, at least our Australian office in Sydney.

From skiing and triathlon, not only does each sport benefit from its own customisable profile, but the Polar V800 also seamlessly changes between sports, recording your full performance, including transition times between each sport.

Used by Ironman World Champion Frederik Van Lierde, Polar is calling the V800 “the world’s smartest and most advanced training computer.”

Well, we will be the judge of that.

So without further ado, TriRadar has passed the watch around the office, taken a few snapshots for Instagram and Facebook and quickly shipped it off to our exclusive gear tester – two-time Olympic triathlete and Ironman Courtney Atkinson (AUS).

Over the next few weeks, Atkinson, a past winner of Ironman 70.3 Cairns and Xterra Great Ocean Road, will put the V800 to the test, but not just any test – a ‘pro’ test.

To follow Atkinson’s review process, make sure to follow @TriRadar and @Courtney_Akco on Twitter for up-to-the-minute updates as the Polar V800 gets #PROtested and rated right here on TriRadar.

So stay tuned and continue to ‘watch’ this space (see what we did there?).

Polar V800 bundle with heart-rate monitor strap and USB charger [photo: Colin Levitch]