Polar H10 Bluetooth Heart Rate Sensor offers enhanced accuracy, iPhone connectivityWearable technology company Polar has introduced the H10 Bluetooth Heart Rate Sensor, with the new version of the chest-worn device offering greater accuracy over previous models, plus the ability to be connected to an iPhone and Apple Watch using the company's app.
The Polar H10 is a combination of enhanced hardware and an improved heart rate algorithm. Extra electrodes have been include in the chest strap, with "silicone friction dots" preventing slippage of the waterproof band.
When paired with Polar's free fitness and training app for the iPhone and Apple Watch, users can access real-time heart rate data and training guidance. For those who prefer to train without a phone, the Polar H10 can store one training session in its built-in memory, allowing users to sync sessions later.
It is not clear if the H10 will connect directly to the Apple Watch without the proximity of an associated iPhone. AppleInsider has reached out to Polar for more information.
Besides just iPhone connectivity, the heart rate sensor is compatible with "several" Android devices, and Polar's own line of Bluetooth monitors. Later in 2017, Polar H10 users will also be able connect their heart rate sensor to GoPro's Hero4 and Hero5 cameras, with the sensor providing and overlay of heart rate data on the captured video.
The Polar H10 is available now at Polar's website for $89.95, and comes in size ranges XS-S and M-XXL. The Polar Pro Strap is also sold separately.