It has been a whole year since Polar moved the crowd at CES with it's all powerfull V800 model. This time though the company is aiming the new fitness watch at hardcore runners and cardio buffs but at the same time looking for a cheaper, yet more sophisticated tracker.
The all new Polar A300 ditches the conventional GPS and favors the Loop-style 24/7 activity and sleeping tracker. Something we saw in Huawei's Talkband.
As you can see in the photo the A300 is not attached to the strap but instead it is removable. On removing it you will find all the USB prongs necessary for charging. The strap on the other hand is a soft chunky rubber while the rest of the watch looks like Polar's other new-style watches like the ( V800 and M400).
The new watch by Polar can do all the expected fitness tracking like calculate your calories burned, provide inactivity alerts and track your sleep as well. But something in addition to all this the watch also provides smart coaching features and if you are willing to splash another $40 for a chest worn heart-rate sensor, it'll do that too.
The A300 can be taken on a swim as it is waterproof. It comes in three colours namely black, white and pink.
The Polar A300 will go on sale at some point in Febuary of 2015 and will be priced at $139.95 for the basic unit and $179.95 for the watch plus chest strap. The price seems to be average when compared to other fitness bands made by Jawbone and Fitbit.