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Polar Cycling Competition

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

This is now your last chance to take part in our competition and win great prizes! If you can predict which 3 of our sponsored teams will do best in the team classification of the Vuelta a España race, you could win a Time Pro-Bike or POLAR cycling gear.

Being Official Cycling Computer and technical partner of the 62nd la Vuelta a España, September 3 - 23, 2007, POLAR brings an extra dimension to this race with live telemetry data showing cyclists speed, altimeter and heart rates. You can follow the live race data of some top riders during the race and enter into our competition at

Eleven winning teams, One thing in common, They all listen to their bodies with POLAR.

Polar Electro Celebrates 30 Years Of Innovation

Monday, February 12th, 2007

Kempele, Finland - In 1977 Professor Seppo Säynäjäkangas founded a company to pioneer the development, manufacture and marketing of wireless heart rate monitors for sports professionals. Now, three decades later, Polar Electro celebrates its 30th anniversary as the brand of choice amongst the world’s top athletes and is behind some of the greatest sporting achievements of our time.

Core to Polar’s success is the combination of expertise in electronics, computer sciences and physiology with a deep understanding of customer needs. An unparalleled level of knowledge and experience, gained from 30 years of research and development, coupled with a steadfast determination to continually deliver the most advanced products makes the company truly unique. Continued…

Finnish Biathlon Association Chooses Polar As Official Partner For Heart Rate Monitors

Monday, February 12th, 2007

Kempele, Finland - Polar Electro, pioneer and leading innovator of sports instruments and heart rate monitors, announced today the signing of a partner agreement with the Finnish Biathlon Association that will see Finland’s top national biathlon team use the RS800 system exclusively in training and competition.

Perfect for high intensity endurance sports like biathlon, the RS800 training system will prove an indispensable tool in helping the Finnish team prepare for races. In-built features, such as real-time R-R display and OwnOptimizer, provide the athletes with very clear indications of their recovery status and training effectiveness which is essential in guiding them to safely push for maximum fitness. Continued…

Polar RS200 Running Computer Wins iF Design Award

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

The Polar RS200 and Polar RS200sd have been awarded the iF Design Award 2006 in Leisure/Lifestyle category. iF Design Award is one of world’s key design competitions and a benchmark for outstanding design. This year’s IF design awards ceremony will be at CEBIT exhibition in Hannover in March. This year a total of just under 2000 products from 37 countries competed for the 2006 iF Design Award in different categories.

“For Polar, receiving the iF Design Award in this category is a precious recognition for our design team for combining multifunctional features with trendy and stylish design. The real test, however, lies in the hands of consumers, and with these urban models we have received an excellent reception”, says Mr. says Mr. Olli Komulainen, the leader of successful RS200 design group.

Polar Electro design team values the iF Design Award recognition - especially because the iF seal of design excellence has become a symbol for superior quality and developed into a trend-setting design competition over the past five decades. The challenge for the winner design team was to fit all Polar performance in functional but top trendy style: the large, high-contrast LCD display, 4 symmetrically placed side buttons and centrally placed iconic “Polar red” front lap button.

The Polar RS200 target was to create casual sporty design that you can wear 365 days a year. As a result, you can see influences from latest sport fashion and footwear, as well as modern furniture and interiors. Features like simple basic shapes with integrated structures give an impression of modern appeal and easy of use. All then wrapped up with highlighted center stripe emphasizes sportiness as well.

Polar and the fight against childhood obesity

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

In recognition of its support and advocacy of quality physical education programs, Polar Electro, the worldwide leader in wireless heart rate monitors (HRMs), received the Ross Merrick National Recognition Award at the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) Hall of Fame Banquet. For years, Polar has been committed to helping break the cycle of childhood obesity through its proprietary technology tools developed for physical education in schools.

“The National Recognition Award is given each year to an organization that has done exceptional work in supporting physical activity, physical education, or sport as it relates to NASPE’s mission and has supported NASPE as an organization,” said NASPE President Thomas J. Templin. Past inductees of the National Recognition Award include the American Heart Association, President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, and the United States Olympic Committee.

We’re extremely honored to be recognized by NASPE for this award,” said Jeff Padovan, President of Polar Americas. “As a company, we are committed to helping people improve their health and well-being. We’re particularly proud of the part that our technology has played in equipping teachers with the knowledge and tools to help kids establish a lifetime of fitness.”