Hannah reviews this feature packed Polar Grit X, a GPS watch with long battery life, designed for outdoor enthusiasts.
It must be about 20 years since I last wore a watch, and I’ve never really got into the whole step counter and heart rate monitoring world of gadgets. On the odd occasion I have tried to do anything akin to training, I’ve usually given up with the faff of a heart rate monitor and just gone by the sensations my body is giving me: sweating, seeing stars, panting, feeling sick, wanting to fall off the turbo trainer. The more scientific and rigorous approach of actual numbers is new to me.
I first got the Polar Grit X in to test as I wanted to see how many calories I was consuming on an e-bike ride, and a watch like this seemed about the simplest way of doing that. Well…simple… there’s an awful lot of functionality packed into this watch – really, more than I could ever want or use. So with that in mind, let’s see what I’ve found useful, and not so useful.
Three Things I Liked
- Quick connections with phone and satellite
- Feature filled app
- Long battery life
Three Things I’d Change
- Add ability to trim training sessions in the app (for when you forget to press stop).
- Make a slimmer version.
- Make it chargeable on a wireless charging stand.
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