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I Bought the Polar Vantage V – Is this a Smartwatch or a Fitness Instrument?

The word “polar” usually suggests “extreme.” North Pole, South Pole. Bipolar. With the Polar Vantage V, it’s so polarizing that it’ll make a Fitbit seem like an amateur toy watch. It’s like a Jeep versus a everyday SUV. It’s like a full carbon-fibre bike frame versus an aluminum frame. Gourmet ramen versus instant noodles. It’s …

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Samsung Galaxy Watch3 vs Polar Vantage V (Same Price Category)

This is truly a battle of two watches from opposite spectrums of purpose (or as programmers say, “use case”). When you buy smartwatches, just remember that when you see an orange strap, it means it’s a specialized smartwatch meant for sports. This is exactly what the Vantage V is. And when you see a leather …

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Ticwatch C2 vs Polar Vantage V (Orange Strap Means Something)

What does it mean when one watch comes with a beige-coloured, leather strap and another comes with a synthetic, ORANGE-coloured strap? Offering a smartwatch strap in orange has a strong meaning in the smartwatch world. It means that the smartwatch is a hardcore sportsperson’s watch. But when you buy a smartwatch with an orange strap, …

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Ticwatch S2 vs Polar Vantage V – Definitely Not Equal

The Ticwatch S2 is marketed as a sports smartwatch just as the Polar Vantage V is. But what justifies the extra cost of the Polar Vantage V? Within the smartwatch realm, the more specialized the smartwatch, the costly it is. Oftentimes, that also comes at a cost of some features.that even an entry-level watch like …

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Ticwatch E2 vs Polar Vantage V (The Sports Watch Showdown)

The Ticwatch E2 is marketed as a sport watch and so is the Polar Vantage V. But they are leagues apart. Not only in how they look, function and the things they can do, all the way to their prices and target market. The Polar Vantage V has five buttons while the Ticwatch E2 has …

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Garmin Fenix 6 vs Polar Vantage V (Kings of Sport)

The Garmin Fenix 6 and the Polar Vantage V are two watches that deserve to go head-to-head first among the many comparison reviews that I will write. They’re meant for folks who want to climb Everest, win a marathon and live a better, healthier life. They sacrifice many functions available in a general-purpose smartwatch and …

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Samsung Galaxy Watch/Active 2 vs Polar Vantage V

I’ve just done a review of the Samsung Galaxy Watch vs the Garmin Fenix 6, and that really gave me some perspective. In that review, I examined the best sports smartwatch against the best Samsung smartwatch. The Polar Vantage V is very much so, a sports-oriented watch. Beyond a simple timepiece, your choice between the …

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Apple Watch Series 5 vs Polar Vantage V (Comparing Apples to Oranges?)

I have always imagined a “smartwatch” to be a watch which functioned as a watch and also helped you do tasks that would otherwise require you to interact with your phone or computer. The Polar Vantage V shattered that concept into pieces. I struggled with calling it a “smartwatch” because while it is a very …

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Polar Vantage V vs Fitbit Versa 2 (Fitness watches go head-to-head)

The difference between the Polar Vantage V and the Fitbit Versa 2 is one that defines what a pro and an amateur. It’s Usain Bolt versus a father who takes first at the annual marathon in his city. Both are champions at different levels of competition. One is fully invested in running, the other runs …

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Polar Vantage V vs Fossil Sport Smartwatch (Major Price Difference)

The Fossil Sport Smartwatch costs much less than the Polar Vantage V. Surprisingly, the Fossil Sport puts up a good fight against the Vantage V and is a clear winner if you prioritized the “smart” part in “smartwatch.” If your priority is sport, then the Vantage V is the clear winner. Operating System The Fossil …

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Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle vs. Polar Vantage V (Top-of-the-line smartwatches?)

Two of society’s elites met at a conference to solve a problem that has confounded people since time immemorial — how do we help people lead better lives? The first person is a tech elite, family name “Fossil”, first name “Carlyle”, and suggests that helping people live more efficient lives is key by employing technology …

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Polar Vantage V vs. TicWatch Pro (Completely different beasts)

Placed side-by-side, the Polar Vantage V and the TicWatch Pro are about the same size, they have buttons and they have rubber-like straps, but that’s more or less it for their similarities. Under the hood, these two watches are for two different types of consumers. The TicWatch Pro is meant for a user looking for …

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