Black Friday 2021

BLACK FRIDAY Polar Vantage M and Vantage V at all-time lows


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These two Black Friday offers are historical minimum price for both models, they've never been so cheap.

>> Go to the Polar Vantage M offer

>> Go to the Polar Vantage V offer 


The offer of the Polar Vantage M for 149€.. On previous occasions the maximum reduction that had reached were 159 €-169 €. There is no watch on the market that gives more for less.

As for the Polar Vantage V is available in only 249€never before has it been so cheap.


Both are triathlon watches, which means that in addition to allowing you to swim, bike (using a potentiometer) or run, you can set up multisport for poder to switch from one profile to another during the same activity.

As you can see, two interesting clocks, and even more so after firmware update who added the three main novelties of the Polar IgniteSleep Plus Stages and Nightly Recharge. And FitSpark is also available on them. Not only that, have also significantly improved the performance of GPS.

It is true that the replacement for both models has already arrived on the market, both Vantage M2 like Vantage V2. The basic operation of these is the same and the innovations of the new models are secondary, although obviously preferable.

But the price of course is something to take into consideration and the discount on both models is really interesting.



Polar Vantage M and Polar Vantage V, what you need to know about them

Polar has focused on performance metrics, leaving aside fighting Garmin for pure performance numbers (in that competition no one can fight Garmin).

But that's talking about the Vantage V, because the Vantage M offers pretty much the same as any Garmin in its price range (and that's not on sale).

But what they do have are Polar-specific features, which they integrate fantastically into their platform. Starting with Training Load ProThis metric will measure the intensity of your workouts by measuring TRIMP, muscle load, and perceived load.

Training Load Pro allows you to take stock as you introduce workouts, seeing how each one affects your fitness and allowing you to decide in advance what the next one should be.

Training Load Pro Report

These are the data you will find on the Polar Flow (available on the web or in the mobile application) and that they will be updated every time you synchronize a workout. You will be able to see it on the mobile screen, but also on the screen of the watch itself.

Polar Vantage V - Training Load Pro

Thanks to Training Load Pro you will be able to identify when you should increase or decrease the intensity of your workouts. I'm talking about intensity and not kilometres covered. You know, it's not the same to do 10km smooth as 10km on fire, because the physical impact is very different in both cases.

So it will let you know when you can (and should) increase the intensity of your training. Or the other way around, make your next session smoother because you've been working too hard in the past few days.

This is something that is present in Vantage M and Vantage V, but the latter also has Recovery ProThis is a great way to get a feel for your recovery and combines perfectly with Training Load Pro.

Polar Vantage V - Recovery Pro

Of course it is not new, in other manufacturers you will find similar functions, but where Polar has won the battle is in the representation it makes on its platform.

And finally the two new features you just added, Sleep Plus Stages and Nightly RechargeThe data collected during the sleep (which is a lot, but again represents a very easy to understand) will give you a recommendation for the next training, of course together with what we already have from Training Load Pro.

In other words, these are not individual metrics, they are all linked together to show an overview of your entire training.

Where there is a unique feature to the Polar Vantage V is in the power measurement. It is the first (and only) watch that is able to display and record the running power completely autonomously, without the use of any external accessories.

Yes, it is an estimate and it is not comparable with the data we can obtain from other methods, but it is equally true that in many phases of your training or in races with slopes it will help you.

Polar Vantage V - Power Training

You can see in this training series how the power measurement is a completely instantaneous value, unlike the heart rate which takes much longer to reach the levels for that interval.

On top of all this there is the great range offered by both models or the new Polar Precision Prime optical pulse sensor. And this is just a quick example, so I recommend you take a look at the full test I made of the VantageThis is not only so that you can see what they have to offer, but also so that you can decide which one will best suit your training.

And to see what the new features that are already or will come, you have the corresponding section in the Ignite Polar analysis.


BLACK FRIDAY Polar Vantage M and Vantage V at historical low 1Polar Vantage M

See offer on Amazon

BLACK FRIDAY Polar Vantage M and Vantage V at historic lows 2Polar Vantage V

See offer in i-Run


If you are thinking of renewing your Polar M400 or M430 for a more current model of the brand, or you want to try something new by switching to Polar, this is a good opportunity to do so because both models are at historic low prices.

Eduardo Mateos

I've been surrounded by electronic devices of all kinds for more than 25 years. Using them, testing them, taking them apart and dissecting them. Long distance triathlete: I swim, run and cycle for a long time. Maybe too much.

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  1. How about the possibilities to create complex interval or series workouts with the latest update? Track navigation is quite lazy compared to suunto and garmin is not?
    A salute.

    1. It's very easy to prepare workouts, although there aren't as many choices of targets or variety of intervals as with Garmin, although when the zone blocking comes in it will be extremely interesting, because you don't have to prepare it in advance.

      Indeed, navigation is quite basic. Valid for occasional use but not if you are going to be doing routes every weekend.

  2. Hi, looking at the offers you posted today, I have two questions:
    1- taking into account that there is hardly any difference in price, with which you would stay: polar vantage v, suunto 9 or garmin fenix 5
    2- considering the price difference between le polar vantage v and it worth the cost?
    and, on the other hand, you can already navigate with the most advantageous
    many thanks

    1. 1. It depends on the use you are going to give it, I copy the answer I have given previously about it.

      If you're already on the Garmin platform the way to the Fenix 5 is pretty clear. If you don't use an external application it's honestly the most comfortable way to have everything consolidated. You're right that the Fenix 5 has been on the market for a while, but if the new features of the Fenix 5 Plus don't appeal to you (maps for navigation, music playback, Garmin Pay) they both offer the same.

      As for the other two, the main drawback of Suunto 9 is that it's not the Baro, but it's a watch that I like very much for the quality of its display and the amount of information it can show clearly. In that respect it's the best on the market. It would be my choice, but only if you're going to make use of the advanced range possibilities, which is its main advantage over other models.

      Finally the Vantage V. Its weak point is route navigation, if you are going to do it with the watch forget about the Polar. Otherwise it would be my choice if you are going to train following all its training metrics, because in that sense it is the best of the three. But if you follow a trainer guided training then you won't give it much more use than you can have with Garmin performance metrics.

      The Garmin has the advantage that you are already on the platform and, in terms of performance, it is the one that offers the most. But the other two are also a good option if you are looking for something of what they offer specifically.

      2. If you are an advanced runner, the power is a plus and it has the recovery tracking function, in addition to the altimeter... For me I would pay for it, but it already depends on each one.

      The Vantage M will not receive the navigation. It is not something the V stands out in anyway... If it is the most important thing I would choose first Suunto 9 and then the Fenix 5.

  3. Good morning, Eduardo!
    At these prices, what do you think: Vantage M or COROS Pace 2?
    I was pretty sure I was going to go for the Coros because of the power in the race, but now I have doubts... 40 euros is a lot of money!

    1. Well, it's a difficult decision. With the Polar you can always pair the Stryd, but it is extra outlay. It is clear that in the case of the Polar you win in terms of training and rest metrics, but then the autonomy is not even comparable. And if you are a TrainingPeaks user, the new COROS update allows you to download workouts.

      Yesterday I was talking to them and I am waiting for them to tell me the stores where they are going to receive stock of the PACE 2, to see if they will send them to me.

        1. This is what I was told: "We've just received a new batch of inventory the other day". UK is out of stock, US is in stock. It's just a matter of new units being shipped to Europe.

  4. Hi, Eduardo!
    Is it worth trading a Garmin 245 for a Vantage V? I go running three times a week and cycling once a week.

    1. It's hard to assess... the 245 is a good banger that has received some nice upgrades lately.

      That's not to say that you didn't gain several things: quality of materials, rest tracking and a little bit of training load tracking (I like the way Polar does it better), running power, barometric altimeter...

      However the 245 is better in menu speed (it's nicer to use, feels faster), route navigation seems friendlier to me and mobile notifications work better.

      You must weigh the pros and cons of the things you gain/lose and see what is in your best interest.

      1. Finally, one thing that has slipped my mind; is it true what they say about the vantage screen not looking good?

        Thank you very much!
        I love your work.

        1. It doesn't look bad, but it is true that if you are used to black text on a white background, it can be difficult to switch to white text on a black background.

          During the day I have no problems, but it is true that at night and despite the lighting, I may need to stop a few tenths more when looking at the clock. But I don't consider it to be a major barrier.

  5. Hello, I'm getting information to buy a watch, but I don't have much idea so I wanted to ask you.
    Within a budget of 180€, I have been told that the best options are the polar vantage m and the garmin 735 XT, of those two which one would you choose?
    Or if you would buy another option with that budget, what would it be?
    Thank you very much!

    1. For that price you have the Garmin FR245 (only available on offer today...), which is a much better choice than the 735.

      Between the Vantage M and the 245 it depends on what you are looking for. I recommend both of them in the buying guide. The Polar is better in the metrics of training load and rest measurement. The Garmin in smart features, has route navigation and the optical pulse sensor performs better.

      With either of those two you can't go wrong.

  6. Hello, thank you very much for all the information. Specifically I have looked at the Polar and I think I could fit the Vantage M model, especially if you have an offer as attractive as the one you mention for 159€. The thing is that I have not found it, I have clicked but I get much higher prices. Where and how can I buy it with the offer?
    Thank you and greetings.

  7. Well, I'm sorry but it's almost 100€ more and then it's not worth it. A pity because I would have bought it. Regards.

      1. Thank you very much, I will wait a bit to see if in the next few weeks until September something comes out on Amazon that can also benefit your site. Regards.

  8. In Moya is at 194 €. I think I'm going to buy it because maybe nothing special comes out on Amazon until Black Friday and I want it for almost already poder be (the old one I still use, a M200 of several years and almost no longer gives the battery to the poor). Thanks and sorry not poder buy with your links, it makes me angry....

      1. I read you just in time and bought this C.I. offer.
        Thank you so much Eduardo!!! 👏🏼👏🏼👍🏼

  9. In the end it didn't work out with the Corte Inglés offer, although in theory it was going to arrive, but they must have had a stock problem. I will keep looking now after the vacations.

  10. Bought on Amazon for 159,99€ (same price as Prime day) in case anyone else is interested. Greetings!

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