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Polar News : Titanium Vantage V and 2019 Upgrade Schedule

New Polar Vantage V Titan and what will come in 2019


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Not everything is Garmin in these last two weeks, other brands have also been working hard and even with new products. Polar, without going any further, has presented a new watch. Although, to tell the truth, it is a new finish on the already known Vantage V.

Polar Vantage V Titan

This week, Polar announced a new premium finish for its top-of-the-range Polar Vantage V TitanThe modifications with respect to the model you already knew is that in this case the casing is made of titanium instead of the steel of the normal model. With this change we save 7 grams of weight (going from 66 grams to 59 grams). It also has a strap exclusive to the model, made of silicone and in black and red.

Oh, and the TITAN inscription on the side of the titanium case.

Polar Vantage V Titan

It's no different from the rest of the Vantage V (Take a look at the test to know all the details) But well, having a titanium watch is always cool, I won't deny that.

The price of this new Polar Vantage V Titan version is £599, £100 more than the normal model.

Polar Vantage Upgrade Calendar

Speaking of other things in the Polar world; after completing the Upgrade your Polar H10 and Polar OH1 sensors to provide ANT+ connectivity have taken the opportunity to announce what the update schedule for Vantage M and Vantage V will be.

So far, they have complied perfectly with the plans they had in placeIn addition to what they already had established in the calendar, they have also been improving other features, and it is worth mentioning that they have made improvements in the reception of satellites (something that was weak at the beginning in some circumstances).

I haven't had a chance to update my Vantage M yet to see how it behaves now, but it's something I'm not forgetting... As for the future, this is what they have in store for the Vantage:

Update 4.0 - October 2019
Polar Vantage V and M


  • Fitness TestThe pulse sensor can be integrated into the device or a chest sensor.
  • Zone LockoutPossibility to block a zone Improvements for existing functions (basically, bug fixes), hopefully also including the possibility to block a specific power zone.
  • Satellite support Galileo/QZSS/BeiDu, along with GPS and GLONASS enhancements
  • Possibility of manual calibration of footpod
  • Sleep Plus Stages
  • Nightly Recharge
  • Serene
  • Possibility to leave the lighting active during training
  • Inactivity alert
  • Other improvements

Only on Polar Vantage V

  • Return data: time, distance, average pace, etc. will be recorded in the activity file. I am not very clear about what they refer to or what it will bring us... but it will have to be taken into account.

Update 5.0 - December 2019
Polar Vantage V and M

Only on Polar Vantage V

  • Live Strava Segments

Without a doubt what I am most looking forward to is the zone lock, one of the best features of Polar watches because of the possibilities it offers and the ease of use. In the past this lock could be used for the rhythm and heart rate zones.

As we also have power zones available on the Vantage, I hope that the lockout will also be available for this last metric. It will be quite useful not only for racing, but also for cycling.

These are major upgrades, version changes. It doesn't mean that nothing will come in the form of an upgrade from now until October, but they will be minor and about firmware version 3.

That is, we will be able to see improvements in the operation of GNSS chipsets or optical pulse sensors, but not new software possibilities. This is reserved for version changes where new features are introduced.

What Polar has not commented on is the possibility of offering ANT+ compatibility for their watches. After the update their sensors have received it is something that is in the air but that Polar has not yet confirmed. It is also true that they have not denied it either, so for the moment I do not rule it out at all.

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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