I am a Polar Ambassador. As an ambassador, I was given the Polar M200 a GPS running watch with wrist based heart rate to use and review. No compensation was received, all opinions are my own.
Find the joy of running
The best workout is the one you do. The easy-to-use Polar M200 with wrist-based heart rate monitoring motivates and guides you every step of the way.
I am a huge Polar Global fan. I love listening to my heart when I am running, working out, or even working around the house. I firmly believe that when you listen to your body and your heart… you are doing what is best for uniquely you.
The M200 is a wrist-based heart rate monitor with GPS. No more slipping chest straps or chaffing under your sports bra. The Polar M200 GPS running watch measures your heart rate from the wrist, just tighten the changeable wristband and you are ready to train!
As with most Polar products, the M200 watch is designed with runners in mind. There are many amazing features as well as smart coaching.
Not only is the A200 functionally sound with amazing features… but the color elements are on point. Look at all the color choices you can choose from to blend your Polar M200 with your personal style.
One of the amazing features that all Polar Global products have access to is the polar ecosystem… Polar Flow. Getting connected with the Polar Flow app helps hold you accountable with your fitness goals as well as gives you the opportunity to build community with other like minded individuals.
I used my M200 for a few weeks before I gifted it to my dad. He has been eyeing my Polar GPS watches and heart rate monitors. I told him that I needed to give this watch a few spins before handing it off to him so I could explain to him how to use it. Honestly, I wanted to play with it too… it is really neat.
I have (well, my dad now has) the red M200. Go Chiefs! It does fit a bit big on my wrist… but it isn’t any bigger or bulkier than my M400 or any other traditional GPS watch.
The back of the watch is where the occular heart rate monitor is. When wearing the GPS watch and wanting it to record heart rate, you need to tighten the strap a bit (not too tight) so it can accurately record heart rate via your wrist pulse.
I have followed up with my dad on his review of the watch. He said he likes it. The thing he likes most about the M200 GPS wrist-based heart rate monitor is that it challenges him with his daily activity. The inactivity alerts, step count, sleep quality, heart rate and more have really helped my dad up his movement game especially when he and my mom are exploring the country as they enjoy retirement.
I am still using and loving my Polar A360 for my fitness training (wrist based heart rate) and my M400 for my GPS training runs.