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Polar Ignite full specifications

Polar Ignite Full Specifications, Features and Price

Polar Ignite 2 full specifications

Polar Ignite 2 Full Specifications, Features and Price

Price $139.95 $149.95
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name Polar Ignite Polar Ignite 2
Device type Fitness/Sport smartwatch Fitness/Sport smartwatch
Gender Unisex Unisex
Release date June, 2019 April, 2021
Predecessor Polar Ignite
Successor Polar Ignite 2
Versions
BODY BODY BODY
Dimension 43 x 43 x 8.5 mm 43 x 43 x 8.5 mm
Weight (35g with straps), (excluding straps), 21g (35g with straps), (excluding straps), 21g
Shape Circular Circular
Case material Glass fiber reinforced polymer Glass fiber reinforced polymer
Strap material Silicone Silicone
Bezel material Stainless steel Stainless steel
Strap size 130-185 mm (small), 155-210 mm (large) 130-185 mm (small), 155-210 mm (large)
Screen protection Dragontrail glass Dragontrail glass
Water resistance 3ATM 3ATM
Durability test
Swim-proof Yes, recommended Yes, recommended
Color Black/copper, Black/silver, Pink/rose, White/silver, Yellow/black Black/pearl, Blue, Champagne/gold, Pink/rose
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.2 inches 1.2 inches
Display type IPS, LCD, transflective IPS, LCD, transflective
Display resolution 240 X 204 pixels 240 X 204 pixels
Pixel density 262.49 PPI 262.49 PPI
Always on Yes Yes
Custom watch face No Yes
Input type 1 Physical button, Touchscreen 1 Physical button, Touchscreen
CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth
Bluetooth calling No No
GPS A-GPS, GLONASS, GPS, QZSS A-GPS, GLONASS, GPS, QZSS
NFC No No
Wi-Fi No No
MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY
RAM N/A N/A
ROM N/A N/A
Memory card slot No No
CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY
Technology None None
SIM type None None
Band
NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS
SMS alert Yes Yes
Calls alert Yes Yes
Email alert Yes Yes
Event reminder Yes Yes
Third-party apps alert Yes Yes
MEDIA MEDIA MEDIA
Audio No No
Bluetooth music No No
Loudspeaker No No
Microphone No No
Camera No No
Radio No No
SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Altimeter No No
Ambient light No Yes
Barometer No No
Compass No No
ECG No No
Gyroscope Yes Yes
HRM Yes Yes
Pulse oximeter (SpO2) No No
Thermometer
Other sensors
ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING
Blood oxygen No No
Blood Pressure No No
Calories Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes
ECG tracking No No
Heart rate monitoring Yes Yes
Sleep tracking Yes Yes
Steps Yes Yes
Floors climbed - -
Stress Yes Yes
Incidental fall detection No No
Menstrual cycle
VO2 Max Yes Yes
Swim-tracking Yes Yes
Underwater heart rate tracking
On-screen workout No No
Sport modes Yes Yes
BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY
Battery type non-removable Lithium-polymer non-removable Lithium-polymer
Battery capacity 165mAh 165mAh
Battery life Continuous GPS tracking: 17hrs, Smartwatch mode: 5 days Continuous GPS tracking: 20hrs, Smartwatch mode: 5 days
Charging type Charging dock Charging dock
Charging time 1-2 hours 1-2 hours
Solar power No No
PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM
Chipset
CPU
GPU
Operating system Proprietary OS Proprietary OS
MISC MISC MISC
Companion app Polar Flow app Polar Flow app
Compatibility Android, iOS Android, iOS
Payment system None None
Interchangeable strap Yes Yes
Voice command No No
Find my phone No No
Box content Charger, Manual, Polar Ignite, Straps Charger, Manual, Polar Ignite 2, Straps
Price $139.95 $149.95
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FEATURESPOLAR IGNITEPOLAR IGNITE 2
DESIGN AND DISPLAY
Case MaterialGlass fiber reinforced polymer case with stainless steel bezelGlass fiber reinforced polymer case with stainless steel bezel
Weight35g
(including straps)
35g
(including straps)
Waterproof Rating3ATM3ATM
Display Size1.2 inches1.2 inches
TouchscreenYesYes
SMARTWATCH FEATURES
Music Control
The Watch will connect to the music app on your phone, so you can easily control your music without having to take out your phone.
NoYes
Notifications
The watch will vibrate when there is a new notification from apps on your phone. Although, you can't reply to notifications from watch.
YesYes
Watch Face Color Themes
Watch face can be changed to your preferred color theme.
NoYes
Weather
This feature will show you the current weather info and a 2-day forecast straight on your watch.
NoNo
Location CoordinatesNoNo
Sunrise, Sunset and Twilight TimesNoNo
ACTIVITY TRACKING
Breathing Exercise
This app can help you reduce stress by guiding you through a breathing session.
YesYes
Nightly Recharge
This feature looks at how you slept and how your autonomic nervous system (ANS) calmed down during the early hours of the night. It compares both of these components to your usual levels and evaluates your Nightly Recharge status.
YesYes
Daily Activity Tracking
Tracks your sleep, heart rate, calories, steps, activity time and alert.
YesYes
ADVANCED ACTIVITY TRACKING FEATURES
FitSpark
It offers you daily ready-made workouts that match your recovery, fitness level and training history.
YesYes
Hill Splitter
This feature tracks your performance on the uphill and downhill sections of your training session. You get detailed data about the elevation profile of your session, and you’ll be able to compare hill stats between different sessions
NoNo
FuelWise
Will help you learn to refuel during a longer session in a way that suits you best.
NoNo
Training Load Proin Polar Flowin Polar Flow
Running Program
Choose one of four events, 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon, and get a comprehensive training plan that fits you and your goals.
YesYes
Recovery ProNoNo
Measure Cadence, Speed and DistanceYesYes
Route Planning and Turn-by-turn Guidance Powered by Komoot
Plan routes on Komoot’s navigation and route planning app and sync them to your Polar product for detailed turn-by-turn route guidance.
NoNo
Route Guidance
Guides you along routes that you have recorded in previous sessions or routes that other Polar Flow web service users have recorded and shared.
NoNo
Route Import
Allows you to import new routes to Polar Flow web service from other services that support GPX or TCX files.
NoNo
Heart rate, HR max and HR zonesYesYes
Power Zones
Monitors your training intensity in cycling and running, and to achieve optimal effects out of your training.
NoNo
ZoneLock/ZonePointer
ZoneLock will allow you to target and lock a specific training zone during your training session, while ZonePointer shows whether you are inside a pre-set or desired target zone.
NoNo
Supports Strava Live Segments
Supports Strava that allows you to see real-time performance data during a segment and check your results right after you finish
NoNo
Orthostatic Tests
Analyzes how you recover from intensive, frequent training and optimize your training to prevent overtraining. H9/H10 heart rate sensor required
NoNo
Polar Fitness Test
Allow Polar Index to evaluate your maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) to know what aerobic fitness level you are compared with people of the same age and gender.
YesYes
Running Index
Estimates your maximal aerobic running performance as a theoretical VO2max value in ml/min/kg. A higher reading indicates that you have better cardiorespiratory/aerobic fitness.
YesYes
Leg Recovery Test
Tells you whether your legs are ready for high intensity training in just a couple of minutes without any specialist equipment
NoNo
Running Performance Test
Helps you keep track of your progress and personalize your heart rate, speed and power zones.
NoNo
Cycling Performance Test
Helps you follow your progress, allows you to personalize your power zones and tells you your personal functional threshold power. A compatible power meter required.
NoNo
Smart Calories
Calculate the number of calories burnt based on your individual data.
YesYes
Energy Sources
See how your body used different energy sources during your training session
NoYes
Back to Start
Directs you to your starting point in the shortest distance possible, as well as shows the distance to your starting point.
NoNo
Track BackNoNo
Route and elevation profilesNoNo
Altitude, Ascent/Descent
Shows your current altitude and to determine altitude-related conditions. Your current altitude is shown as meters/feet
YesYes
Sport Profiles
Choose the sport relevant for your training from over a hundred Polar sports with sport-specific reports
YesYes
Multisport Training
Allows you to do multiple sports in one training session and seamlessly switch between sports without interrupting the recording of your training.
NoNo
Race Pace and Speed/Pace
Allows you to set a target speed/pace for a certain distance, while you can view your speed/pace on the device. You can also set a target based on your speed/pace training zones.
Speed/Pace present
No race pace
Speed/Pace present
No race pace
Training Targets
Allows you to create training targets in Polar Flow and save them to your training diary or as favorites for later use.
YesYes
Training History and Training Diary
Training history will allow you see your past training history while training diary will allow you to easily follow up on your past training and activity as well as your planned training sessions ahead.
Yes, in mobile appYes, in mobile app
Interval Timers
This feature allows you to do interval training that can help you to know when it’s time to switch from a harder to a lighter training and vice versa.
Yes, in mobile appYes
Laps (Manual and automatic)
This feature will allow you to setup laps manually on the go as you train. You can also set your automatic laps in the Polar Flow web service based on a certain time frequency or distance.
Auto laps present
No manual lap
Auto laps present
No manual lap
Tap Gestures
Tapping the display during training takes a lap, changes the training view, or turns on backlight.
NoNo
Autostop/Start
If autostop/start is enabled, your watch will automatically start or stop the recording as you start or stop moving during training.
YesYes
Barometric sensorNoNo
CompassNoNo
Heart Rate Sensor Mode
This will allow you to use wrist unit to track your heart rate and transfer live heart rate data to other Polar products, such as cycling computers, or to compatible gym equipment, apps and other devices via Bluetooth.
NoYes
POLAR FLOW WEB SERVICES
Running Index Analysis
This feature lets you see how your running performance is developing. Based on your long-term progress, Running Index analysis predicts your event finish times for 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon runs.
YesYes
Diary
This will allow you to follow your training, activity and progress in the Polar Flow web service. You can see your data in a daily, monthly or weekly view. The Diary data includes e.g. completed training sessions and plans, test results and your daily activity.
YesYes
Map View
This gives you a map view of your training route in the Polar Flow web service when GPS is used. From the map, you can examine your training data in further detail.
YesYes
Relive
This will create a video that presents your previous training routes and allows you to see the highlights of the session. The video will be available in the Polar Flow web service and you can share it with your friends and contacts in the Polar Flow community.
YesYes
Instant Activity and Training Analysis
This will gives you an instant, visual summary of one training session or your activity in the Polar Flow app. You can then follow your activity in daily, weekly or monthly view.
YesYes
Advanced Activity and Training Analysis
This allows you to easily analyze every detail of your training and long-term physical activity in the Flow web service, you will also get a deeper insight into your training analyses.
YesYes
Training Analysis
This will create a detailed training target in the Flow web service. You can then save them to your training diary or as favorites for later use and sync them to your training computer.
YesYes
Sport Profile Settings
This will allow you to choose the sport relevant for your training from over a hundred Polar sports with sport-specific reports.
YesYes
Progress Flow-up
This feature offers a practical tool to follow your development with reports and graphs over longer periods.
YesYes
DATA TRANSFER
Training history export (from polarpersonaltrainer.com to Polar Flow)NoNo
Komoot CompatibilityNoNo
Data Export
Allows you to manually export data of your training session to third party apps and services as TCX, GPX or CSV files. You can also zip the files for faster download.
YesYes
BATTERY LIFE
GPS Power Saver Mode
This will allow you to save the battery life of your watch during long training sessions by adjusting the GPS interval from 1 second to 30 or 60 seconds. A longer interval gives you more recording time, while a shorter interval allows you to record more detailed data.
NoYes
Training Time With Power Save OptionsNoUp to 100hrs
Normal Training TimeUp to 17hrsUp to 20hrs

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