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Polar Vantage M


Advanced running & multisport watch with GPS and wrist-based heart rate

Challenge your limits with Polar Vantage M, an all-round multisport & running GPS watch for anyone who loves setting new records. This slim and lightweight training companion provides you with all the data you need to improve your performance.

Polar Vantage M
Buy now - $279.95

Features and technical specifications


Feature highlights

Polar Precision Prime
Advanced wrist-based heart rate

Polar Vantage M tracks heart rate with the Precision Prime™ sensor fusion technology.* Read more

Training Load Pro
Training Load Pro

Quantify the strain of your training session and see how your training strains your body. Learn more

Nightly Recharge™
Nightly Recharge™

See how well you recover from your day during the night. Learn more

Sleep Plus Stages™
Sleep Plus Stages™

Follow your sleep stages and get insights to your sleep quality. Learn more

Sport profiles
Sport profiles

Polar Vantage M supports over 130 different sports. Add your favorite sports to your Polar Vantage M in Polar Flow.

Swimming metrics
Swimming metrics

Follow your progress in the pool. Polar Vantage M automatically detects your heart rate, swimming style, distance, pace, strokes and rest times. Distance and strokes get tracked also in open water swimming.

Phone notifications
Phone notifications

Stay connected with notifications from your phone. You’ll get alerts for incoming calls, messages, emails and calendar events.

Activity & sleep tracking
24/7 activity tracking

Polar Vantage M tracks steps, distance, calories and sleep and gives you a personalised activity goal for each day.

Additional Smart Coaching features

Running Index
Running Index

Find out your running VO2max and follow how your running performance is developing. Learn more

Running Program
Running Program

Training hard is good, training smart is better. Polar’s scientifically-validated Smart Coaching delivers the tools you need to achieve your goals with efficiency and precision. Learn more

Smart Calories
Smart Calories

Know exactly how many calories you’ve burned based on your weight, height, age, gender, your individual maximum heart rate (HRmax) and how hard you’re training. Learn more

Training Benefit
Training Benefit

Get motivating feedback immediately after training describing the effect of the session. Learn more

Continuous Heart Rate
Continuous Heart Rate

Get a comprehensive view on how your heart behaves during your day. Continuous heart rate monitoring gives you even more accurate calorie burn and activity data and tells you the lowest and highest heart rate of your day. Learn more

Serene™ breathing exercise
Serene™ breathing exercise

Relax your body and calm down your mind with the help of a guided breathing exercise. Learn more

FitSpark™ daily training guide
FitSpark™ daily training guide

Get ready-made daily workouts that match your recovery, readiness and training history. Learn more

Training Load Pro
Fitness Test

Test your fitness level easily in just 5 minutes without breaking a sweat. Learn more

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Polar Precision Prime™

Polar Vantage M measures heart rate from the wrist with the Precision Prime™ sensor fusion technology. This innovation combines optical heart rate measurement with other sensor technologies in order to rule out involuntary movement that might disturb the heart rate signal and produce unreliable readings.

Read more about heart rate tracking

Match any look

Polar Vantage M blends into any look and situation with the help of changeable wristbands.

Sports bands

Polar’s durable sports bands are available in three colors: white, black and red. The bands are made of TPE and silicone, and they’re available in two sizes to ensure the best possible fit.

Woven bands

Put the finishing touch to your street look with a woven wristband, made of recycled PET yarn. The woven bands come in three colors: white, orange and petrol.

Mix & match

Polar Vantage M gives you unlimited style options – you can match it to any watch band that uses 22 mm spring bars.

Optimize your training with Training Load Pro™

When you’re training to achieve a specific goal, you need to know how your workouts strain your body in order to find the balance between different types of training and rest.

Polar Vantage M data will show you how your training sessions can strain your body and how it can affect your performance.

Training Load Pro monitors the strain your training puts on your cardiovascular system (Cardio Load), and also takes into account how strained you feel (Subjective Load). If you’re using a separate running or cycling power meter, you will also get a training load value for your musculoskeletal system (Muscle Load).

When you know how strained each body system is, you can optimize your training by working the right system at the right time. You get a numerical value, verbal feedback and a visual bullet scale for each training load.

Cardio Load

Your Cardio Load value tells you how much strain your training session put on your cardiovascular system. It is calculated after every workout from your heart rate data.

Your Cardio Load is calculated as training impulse (TRIMP), a commonly accepted method to quantify training load.

Perceived Load

Perceived Load is a value that takes into account your own subjective experience of how demanding your training session was.

Your Perceived Load is quantified with Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE), a scientifically accepted method to quantify subjective training load. Your Perceived load levels indicate how hard a training session was compared to your session average from the past 90 days.

Strain & Tolerance

In addition to the training load from individual training sessions, you can follow how Cardio Load builds up over time

Strain shows how much you have strained yourself with training lately. It shows your average daily load from the past 7 days.

Tolerance describes how prepared you are to endure cardio training. It shows your average daily load from the past 28 days. To improve your tolerance for cardio training, slowly increase your training over a longer period of time.

Your Cardio Load Status looks at how your Strain compares to your Tolerance and estimates how your training is impacting your body.

Muscle Load (only available with a power meter) If you’re using a power meter in your running or cycling workouts, your Polar Vantage M will also calculate a Muscle Load value. Muscle Load tells you how much your muscles were strained during your training session. Muscle Load helps you quantify your training load in high-intensity training sessions, such as short intervals, sprints and hill sessions, when your heart rate doesn’t have enough time to react to the changes in the intensity.

Muscle Load shows the amount of mechanical energy (kJ) that you produced during a running or cycling session. This reflects your energy output, not the energy input it took you to produce that effort. In general, the fitter you are, the better the efficiency between your energy input and output.

One watch, 130+ sports

Choose from over 130 sports and add your favorite sport profiles to your Polar Vantage M in Polar Flow. You can add up to 20 sport profiles to your sports watch and customize individual settings for each.

For example, you can define individual heart rate, speed or power zones and choose what data you want to see on your watch face while you train.

Using the right sport profile helps you keep your training log in Polar Flow up to date. You’ll also get sport-specific feedback.