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Since creating the world’s first heart rate monitor in 1977, innovative physiological and sports medical research has been at the core of everything we do at Polar.

The Polar Research Center consists of our in-house team of experts from technology, physiology and data science. The center carries out innovative studies in the fields of wearable technology, sports sciences, physical activity and sleep, and our team is actively involved in research collaborations globally.

On this site you can download white papers about Polar innovations, see the list of references to studies using Polar technology and find our guidelines for research collaborations.


The technology and the proprietary Smart Coaching features in Polar products are based upon scientific work and are in accordance with recommendations from the world’s leading sports medicine authorities.

Our mission is to bring the benefits of our research within the reach of every athlete and turn data into actionable guidance. The background of our technology is explained in detail in our white papers.

3 products found in Polar

Polar Ignite Fitness Watch Wrist-Based Heart Rate and GPS 90071063
  • From $229.00

Multi-Sport Watch

Polar Vantage M Multi-Sport Watch With Wrist Based Heart Rate 90069736
  • $279.95

Multi-Sport Watch

Polar Grit X Outdoor Multi-Sport Watch With Built-in GPS 90081734
  • $449.00

Multi-Sport Watch