Polar Grit X Watch Review

Hannah reviews this feature Polar Grit X, a GPS watch with a long battery life, designed for outdoor enthusiasts.

It must be about 20 years since I last wore a watch, and I never really got into the world of step counters and heart rate monitoring gadgets. On occasion I’ve tried doing anything resembling working out, I’ve generally ditched the issue of a heart rate monitor and gone through the sensations my body gives me: sweating, seeing stars, gasping, feeling sick, wanting to fall off the turbo trainer. The more scientific and rigorous approach to real numbers is new to me.

I first tested the Polar Grit X because I wanted to see how many calories I was consuming on an e-bike ride, and a watch like this seemed like the easiest way to do that. Well…simple…there’s an awful lot of functionality in this watch – really, more than I could ever want or use. So with that in mind, let’s see what I found useful and less useful.

Three things I liked

  • Fast connections with telephone and satellite
  • Feature-packed app
  • Long battery life

Three things I would change

  • Add the ability to mute workouts in the app (when you forget to press stop).
  • Make a slimmer version.
  • Make it rechargeable on a wireless charging stand.

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