Since last week I decided to follow the Polar half marathon running plan, I’m using exclusively the Polar Vantage V2, with all it has to offer. I noticed that at least for Vantage V2, starting with 2.0.6 firmware (I don’t know if that was also available in the 1.x firmware) there is the possibility to skip the phase of one structured workout – one of the missing features I noticed when compared with Garmin.
One annoyance is the implementation of the sensor detection – basically, if the sensor (in my case the Stryd) is in range, the watch will try to connect, no matter what sport profile you’re using and that’s just lame…I mean, it doesn’t have to waste battery to connect with every sensor you know regardless of it’s usage in the current context. For that, Polar should offer the possibility to customise the sport profiles and select only some sensors active.
For example, I won’t use my Stryd when I’m walking the dog, but since I start the session in front of my house, for the first meters I’ll have the Stryd connected and sending the pace/distance (zero) to the watch. The same applies for a Strength session indoor, getting Stryd connected doesn’t make any sense. Luckily that doesn’t happen with the Tacx, that’s only triggered for the indoor cycling.
The supportive sessions included in the plan are nice and valuable, but I would appreciate them to be sent similar to FitSpark sessions to the watch – like structured workouts, instead of me just watching the video or trying to execute from memory the phases of the workout.
Otherwise, the watch is nice to wear, light and comfortable. The journey continues…
Stay safe and run happy!