Polar V800 GPS Watch to connect with GoPro camera

Unit provides customizable profiles for a multitude of sports

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2016 Sea Otter Classic

Soon you'll be able to control your GoPro with this watch. James Bond would be proud.

Soon you’ll be able to control your GoPro with this watch. James Bond would be proud (click to enlarge).

Cool news coming out of the Polar camp. The longtime maker of wearable sports and fitness technology just announced that it’s joined the GoPro Developer Program, and is using GoPro toolkits to introduce GoPro functionality into the Polar V800 GPS multi-sport watch later this year.

The V800 provides live monitoring of various training metrics and tracks 24/7 activity and sleep. Polar will integrate GoPro capabilities, allowing V800 users to operate GoPro cameras and overlay performance and heart rate meta data into the GoPro camera as it films. Polar is one of the first developers that have access to GoPro toolkits that will enable Polar to connect with GoPro products. The Polar V800 is a waterproof GPS multi-sport watch.

The GoPro functionality takes reliving an event like shredding singletrack to a new level, allowing users to relive events or training sessions with a video, and see their contextual data overlaid so they can know exactly how fast they were moving, the altitude, how many miles into the event they were and how hard their bodies reacted to every incline, finish line, or any other moment in their sports adventure. Here’s a sneak peek of what it will look like.

Additionally, users will be able to use the V800 to operate basic commands on their GoPro camera, see when the camera is filming or not, and view how much battery remains on the GoPro.

The Polar V800 provides customizable profiles for a multitude of sports and seamlessly changes between sports, recording performance metrics. It also offers a host of other features, including heart rate, altitude readings via a built-in barometric pressure sensor, and more. MSRP is $500. Learn more at www.polar.com.

This article is part of Mtbr’s coverage of the 2016 Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California. For more from Sea Otter CLICK HERE.

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  • p brig says:

    I could care less what my pulse and speed is if it’s overlayed on a typical choppy and shaky GoPro vid. Even my knockoff, one third the price GIT2 has image stabilization and it really works .

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