Conclusion: The Polar Loop is a solid product. Its creation, coming from a long-standing, traditional manufacturer, is an endorsement of this category of product. If a company like Polar sees room to enter the market, it must be a viable product sector.
Conclusion: The things I would like to see Polar improve upon with the next version of the Loop activity tracker includes fixing the inactivity notifications, add stair counting and a heart rate sensor that doesn’t require an optional chest strap.
Pros: Easy to use, Bright display, Compatible with some Polar heart rate straps, Waterproof
Cons: Doesn't count stairs climbed, inactivity alert doesn't work, Doesn't have a built in heart rate sensor
Conclusion: The Polar Loop is one of the more disappointing fitness bands I’ve tried out. While you may be able to overcome the slightly fiddly setup, the information gathered isn’t displayed in a totally understandable manner.
Pros: + Comfortable fit,
+ Water resistant
Cons: - Unnecessarily complicated setup,
- No vibrating alerts,
- No Android app
Summary: When it comes to fitness trackers, we’re spoiled for choice in 2014 - and unless you want the extra heart rate monitor above all else, the competition makes the Polar Express a difficult sell.
Conclusion: The Polar Loop has a lot going for it, not least the ability to pair with a heart rate sensor. The fact that it’s fully waterproof is another plus point that the majority of the competition don’t boast. But it’s also not without its issues.
Polar Loop Activity Tracker Review: A Circle Behind The Curve
5 December 2013
Excerpt: Everybody and their mother has brought an activity tracker to market in the last year, but it actually makes sense that Polar — a company with a long history making heart rate monitors — would get into the game. Unfortunately, their first stab at a fitness monitor feels more like a first-draft.