Choosing the best fitness watch can be a mission. There are so many amazing brands out there these days. Fitbit, Apple Watch, TomTom, Garmin, the list goes on. So the big question is, which one do I choose? I bought my Polar A360 about a year ago. So, I know how you feel. I was reading EVERY review on ALL the watches, making my brain go crazy!
Those of you that follow my Instagram, know that I try to keep things real and honest, so I thought I’d be brutally honest with you guys about what I think about my Polar A360.
Why I chose the Polar A360:
I wanted a heart rate monitor that was not only accurate and small but doesn’t need the body strap. To me at the time, I was already uncomfortable in my own body, why would I add a strap that would maybe make me feel more uncomfortable and bother me when I am busy working out?
I also wanted a waterproof watch. Having the job that I have, my watch sometimes gets dirty and I need to wash it. I don’t feel bad at all taking my watch off and soaking it in the water to really get it clean.
I am not sure if this should be listed under cons, but if you are inactive for an hour, the watch notifies you. No need to feel guilty you get when you’re chilling on the couch, scrolling through Instagram for only “5 mins” and your watch notifies you that you have actually been sitting for an hour! This ensures that you no longer procrastinate.
Unfortunately, not everything can be perfect:
Of course, the watch also has a few flaws. For me, the pros outweigh the cons. The wrist clasp seems to sometimes just open randomly, but there is an extra clamp that ensures the watch won’t fall off.
Also, the watch doesn’t have a GPS, so it’s not ideal for outdoor runners. I am not that much of an outdoor runner so it was okay for me.
Overall pros and cons:
- Not too bulky
- Easy to use the watch
- User-friendly app
- Long battery life (about a week)
- Automatic sleep monitoring
- Waterproof to up to 30m
- No need for a chest strap
- Inactivity alerts
- Clasp sometimes randomly opening
- No GPS
- Difficult to set up watch at first – but thanks Google for helping me!
As you can see, the pros outweigh the cons. I am actually not too sure how accurate the watch is regarding the number of calories burnt. More research may have to be done regarding that. Overall, I am super impressed with my watch. I have never had a problem with it and I feel that the heart rate monitor is quite accurate.
The awesome Kirsti (from itsmekirsti) owns the Polar A370, she wrote a review about it here. Go check it out!