Polar announced the second generation of its Loop fitness tracker. Simply called Loop 2, the device adds vibration alerts and smartphone notifications on top of the standard step counting / sleep tracking capabilities.
Like pretty much all such products, Polar’s wearable works with a companion app (iOS and Android) that further syncs the progress with the web-based service (Polar Flow) from where users get additional information to better understand their activity (or their lack off) and how it impacts their health.
The newly added vibration feature can be used as a non-intrusive alarm clock as well as to alert users when they were inactive for certain period of time. Also, there are smartphone notifications that take advantage of the built-in 85 LED lights on the band to inform users about incoming calls and messages.
Heart rate monitor is not included, and those craving for that capability will have to get a dedicated heart rate monitor, preferably Polar’s own H7 chest strap.
Polar Loop 2 will be available in white, pink and black for $199.95.The Polar Loop 2 is designed for any number of fitness activities, including running, cycling, swimming, and more. The collected activity data gets separated into five intensity levels: resting, sitting, low, medium and high. Beyond that, it will catch every step you make in the meantime, calories spent, as well as the quality of your sleep.
The Polar Loop 2 will be available soon in white and pink, with black model coming in September. All three variants will sell for $199.95.