USER MANUAL
USER MANUAL
CONTENTS
Contents
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Introduction
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Polar A360
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USB cable
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Polar Flow App
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Polar FlowSync Software
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Polar Flow Web Service
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Get started
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Set up your A360
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Choose one option for setup: computer or a compatible mobile device
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Option A: set up with your computer
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Option b: set up with polar flow app using your mobile device or tablet
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Wristband
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Menu structure
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Activity
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My day
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Training
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Favorites
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Settings
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Display setting
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Time of day setting
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Flight mode
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Turn flight mode ON
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​Turn flight mode OFF
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Training
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Wear your a360
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Start a Training Session
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Start a training session with a target
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During training
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Training views
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Training with heart rate
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Training with a duration or calorie based training target
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Training with a phased training target
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Pause/Stop a training session
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Training Summary
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After Training
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Training summary in A360
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Polar Flow App
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Polar Flow Web Service
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Features
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24/7 Activity Tracking
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Activity Goal
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Activity data
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Inactivity alert
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Sleep information in the Flow web service and Flow app
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Activity data in Flow App and Flow web service
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Smart notifications
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Smart Notification Settings
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Polar Flow mobile app
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Do not disturb
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Phone
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Smart Notifications in practice
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The Smart Notifications Feature Works via Bluetooth Connection
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Polar Sport Profiles
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Polar Smart Coaching features
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Smart Calories
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Heart Rate Zones
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Training Benefit
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Polar Flow app and Web Service
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Polar Flow App
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Pair a Mobile Device with A360
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Polar Flow Web Service
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Feed
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Explore
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Diary
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Progress
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Plan Your Training
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Create a Training Target
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Quick Target
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Phased target
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Favorites
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Sync the Targets to your A360
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Favorites
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Add a Training Target to Favorites:
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Edit a Favorite
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Remove a favorite
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Polar Sport profiles in Flow Web Service
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Add a Sport profile
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Edit a Sport Profile
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Syncing
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Sync with Flow mobile App
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Sync With Flow Web Service Via FlowSync
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Firmware Update
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With computer
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With mobile device or tablet
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Pairing
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Pair a Heart Rate Sensor with A360
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Restart A360
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Reset A360
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Important Information
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Taking Care of Your A360
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Storing
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Service
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Batteries
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Charging A360 battery
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Battery Operating Time
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Low Battery Notifications
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Precautions
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Interference
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Minimizing Risks When Training
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Technical Specification
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A360
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Polar FlowSync Software and USB Cable
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Polar Flow Mobile Application Compatibility
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Water Resistance
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Limited International Polar Guarantee
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Disclaimer
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INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on your new A360! This waterproof fitness tracker has a wrist-based heart rate monitor,
unique Polar smart coaching features and smartwatch features like smart notifications and a color touchscreen. With 24/7 activity measurement your new companion encourages you towards a more active and
healthier lifestyle. Get an instant overview of your daily activity on your A360 or with Polar Flow app. Together
with the Polar Flow web service and the Flow app your A360 helps you to understand how your choices and
habits affect your well-being.
This user manual helps you get started with your new A360. To check the video tutorials and the latest version
of this user manual, go to www.polar.com/support/A360.
1. Touchscreen
2. Button
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To activate the display: press the button or turn your wrist when you're wearing the fitness tracker.
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To change the watch face: tap and hold the display in time view, and swipe up or down. Then choose
one by tapping it.
POLAR A360
Track your activities in your everyday life and enjoy training with wrist-based heart rate. See how they benefit
your health and get tips on how to reach your daily activity goal. Follow your activity goal in your wrist and find
more details about your activity in Flow app or Flow web service. Use smart notifications if you want to stay
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connected and get alerts from your phone directly to you wrist. Change the wristband and accessorize any outfit. You can buy additional wristbands separately.
USB CABLE
The product set includes a standard USB cable. You can use it for charging the battery and syncing data
between your A360 and Flow web service via FlowSync software.
POLAR FLOW APP
View your activity and training data at a glance. Flow app syncs your activity and training data wirelessly to
the Polar Flow web service. Get it on the App StoreSM or Google playTM. You can start using your A360 also
with the Flow app and update your A360 wirelessly too.
POLAR FLOWSYNC SOFTWARE
Polar FlowSync syncs your data between your A360 and the Polar Flow web service on your computer. Go to
flow.polar.com/start to start using your A360 and to download and install the FlowSync software.
POLAR FLOW WEB SERVICE
Plan your training, follow your achievements, get guidance and see detailed analysis of your activity and training results. Let all your friends know about your achievements. Find all this at polar.com/flow.
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GET STARTED
SET UP YOUR A360
When you get hold of your new A360, it’s in storage mode. It wakes up when you plug it into a computer for
setup or a USB charger for charging. We recommend that you charge the battery before you start using your
A360. If the battery is completely empty, it takes a couple of minutes for the charging to start. See Batteries
for detailed information on charging the battery, battery operating times and low battery notifications.
CHOOSE ONE OPTION FOR SETUP: COMPUTER OR A COMPATIBLE MOBILE DEVICE
You can choose how to set up your A360, with a computer and a USB cable or wirelessly with a compatible
mobile device. Both methods require an Internet connection.
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Mobile setup is convenient if you don't have access to a computer with a USB port, but it might take
longer.
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Wired setup is quicker and you can charge your A360 at the same time, but you need a USB cable and
computer available.
OPTION A: SET UP WITH YOUR COMPUTER
1. Go to flow.polar.com/start and install the FlowSync software to set up your A360 and update the firmware if needed.
2. Push down the top part (A) of the USB cover inside the bracelet to access the micro USB port and plug
in the supplied USB cable (B).
Don't charge the device when its USB port is wet. If the USB port of your A360 has gotten wet,
let it dry up before plugging in.
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3. Plug the other end of the cable into the USB port of your computer for setup and charging the battery
(C).
4. Then we’ll walk you through signing up for the Polar Flow web service and personalizing your A360.
To get the most accurate and personalized activity and training data, it’s important that you’re precise with the physical settings when signing up for the web service. When signing up, you can choose
a language and get the latest firmware for your A360.
When closing the USB cover, make sure it fits flush on the device.
After the setup is done, you’re ready to go. Have fun!
OPTION B: SET UP WITH POLAR FLOW APP USING YOUR MOBILE DEVICE OR TABLET
Polar A360 connects to the Polar Flow mobile app wirelessly via Bluetooth Smart, so remember to have it
turned on in your mobile device.
1. To make sure there’s enough charge in your A360 during the mobile setup, just plug the USB cable in a
powered USB port or a USB power adapter. Make sure that the adapter is marked with "output 5Vdc"
and that it provides a minimum of 500mA. The display begins to show an animated circle with
Bluetooth and USB icons.
Don't charge the device when its USB port is wet. If the USB port of your A360 has gotten wet,
let it dry up before plugging in.
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2. Go to the App StoreSM or Google PlayTM on your mobile device and search and download the Polar
Flow app.
The mobile compatibility is available at polar.com/support.
3. When you open the Flow app it recognizes your new A360 nearby and prompts you to start pairing it.
Accept the pairing request and enter the Bluetooth pairing code from your A360 to the Flow app.
Make sure your A360 is powered up in order to make the connection possible.
4. Then create an account or sign in if you already have a Polar account. We’ll walk you through the signup and setup within the app. Tap Save and sync when you’ve defined all the settings. Your personalized settings will now be transferred to the bracelet.
To get the most accurate and personal activity and training data, it’s important that you’re precise with
the settings.
Please notice your A360 may get the latest firmware update during the wireless setup, and depending on your connection it may take up to 10 minutes to complete. Your A360 will receive the language
package according to your selection in the setup and it will also take some time.
5. A360 display will open to the time view once the synchronization is done.
You’re ready to go, have fun!
WRISTBAND
The wristband of your A360 is easy to change. Very handy if you want to color coordinate with your outfit, for
example.
1. Bend the wristband from both sides, one side at a time, to detach it from the device.
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2. Pull the device from the wristband.
To attach the wristband, perform the steps in the reverse order. Make sure the band fits flush with the device
on both sides.
MENU STRUCTURE
You can turn on the display by a simple wrist gesture or press the button on the side.
Enter and browse through the menu by swiping the touch screen up or down. Select items by tapping the
icons, and return with pressing the button on the side.
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ACTIVITY
Your daily activity goal is visualized in some of the watch faces and in the activity bar in My day menu. For
example, you can see your progress towards the goal how the clock numbers fill up with color in one.
For more information, see 24/7 Activity Tracking.
MY DAY
Here you'll see the progress of your daily activity goal in more detail, steps, distance and calories and any
training sessions you've done so far during the current day or any planned training sessions you've created in
the Flow web service.
Tap each event in your day to see the it in more detail. To see what you have left to go to reach your daily activity goal, tap the activity data.
TRAINING
This is where you start your training sessions. Tap the icon to access the sport selection menu. You can edit
the selection in the Flow web service to keep your favorite sports more easily accessible on your A360. Go to
Flow, click your name and Sport profiles. Add or remove your favorite sports from there.
To start training, wait for your heart rate to appear next to a sport icon and tap the sport icon and the training
session begins.
FAVORITES
In Favorites you'll find training sessions you have saved as favorites in the Flow web service. If you've not
saved any favorites in Flow, this item is not in the A360 menu.
For more information, see Favorites.
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SETTINGS
DISPLAY SETTING
You can choose on which hand you want to wear your A360 either in the Polar Flow web service or the Polar
Flow mobile app. The setting changes the orientation of the A360 display accordingly.
We recommend wearing the bracelet on your non-dominant hand to get the most accurate activity tracking
results.
You can edit your settings any time in the Polar Flow web service and mobile app.
To change the display setting on your computer
1. Plug in your A360 to your computer's USB port, go to polar.com/flow and sign in.
2. Go to Settings and Products.
3. Choose your A360, click and change the handedness.
The display orientation on your A360 will change on the next synchronization.
To change the display setting on the mobile app
1. Go to Settings.
2. Tap Product information and choose the desired wrist handedness for your A360.
The display orientation on your A360 will change on the next synchronization.
TIME OF DAY SETTING
The current time and its format are transferred to your A360 from your computer system clock when you sync
with the Polar Flow web service. To change the time, you'll first need to change the time zone on your computer and then sync your A360.
If you change the time or time zone on your mobile device and sync the Polar Flow app with the Polar Flow
web service and your A360, the time also changes on your A360. Your mobile device needs to have Internet
connection available in order to change the time.
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FLIGHT MODE
Flight mode cuts off all wireless communication from your A360. You can still use it, but you can't sync your
data with the Polar Flow mobile app or use it with any wireless accessories.
TURN FLIGHT MODE ON
1. Press and hold the button until you see an airplane icon. First you'll see the pair/sync notification, just
keep pressing the button until the airplane icon shows up..
2. Tap the icon and FLIGHT MODE ON is shown.
​TURN FLIGHT MODE OFF
1. Press and hold the button until you see an airplane icon.
2. Tap the icon and FLIGHT MODE OFF is shown.
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TRAINING
WEAR YOUR A360
Your Polar A360 fitness tracker has a built-in heart rate sensor that measures heart rate from the wrist. To
measure wrist-based heart rate accurately you need to wear the bracelet snugly on top of your wrist, just
behind the wrist bone. The sensor must be in constant touch with your skin, but the wristband should not be
too tight either to prevent blood flow.
You can wear the bracelet a little looser, if you like, while not working out, but you should tighten it up for your
training sessions to make sure you get accurate heart rate readings from the wrist. If you have tattoos on the
skin of your wrist, avoid placing the sensor right on it as it may prevent accurate readings.
Also it's a good idea to warm up the skin if your hands and skin get cold easily. Get the blood going before
starting your session!
In sports where it's more challenging to keep the sensor stationary on your wrist or where you have pressure
or movement in muscles or tendons near the sensor, we recommend using a Polar H7 heart rate sensor with a
chest strap to get better measurement of your heart rate.
Follow your heart rate zones directly from your device and get guidance for training sessions you've planned in
the Flow web service
Although there are many subjective clues as to how your body is doing during exercise (perceived exertion,
breathing rate, physical sensations), none of them are as reliable as measuring heart rate. It is objective and is
affected by both internal and external factors - meaning you will have a dependable measure of your physical
state.
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START A TRAINING SESSION
In the time view, swipe the display up or down and tap Training to enter pre-training mode:
a heart icon turns to display your heart rate when it's been found.
Choose the sport profile you want to use by swiping up or down.
Tap the chosen sport icon to start the session.
See Functions During Training for more information on what you can do with your A360 during training.
To pause a training session, press the button. Paused is displayed and the A360 goes to pause mode. To
continue your training session, tap the green arrows icon.
To stop a training session, press and hold the button during training recording or in pause mode until the session summary comes up. Or you can tap and hold the red stop icon for three seconds to end the recording.
START A TRAINING SESSION WITH A TARGET
You can plan your training and create detailed training targets in the Flow web service and sync them to your
A360 with Flowsync software or Flow app. Your A360 will guide you towards completing your target during
training.
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To start a training session with a target:
1. Go to My day.
2. Choose the target from the list by tapping it.
3. Choose the sport you want to use by tapping its icon.
4. Training display comes up and you can start training.
DURING TRAINING
TRAINING VIEWS
You can activate the display by a wrist gesture and browse through training views by swiping the display up or
down. The display turns off automatically to save battery. You can see the available training views below.
TRAINING WITH HEART RATE
Your current heart rate in the color of the current heart rate zone.
The duration of your training session so far.
Time of day
Calories burned so far during training
You can also disable the heart rate sensor for your next session by tapping and holding a sport icon while
in the Training menu.
TRAINING WITH A DURATION OR CALORIE BASED TRAINING TARGET
If you have created a training target based on duration or calories in the Flow web service and synced it to your
A360, you have the following views:
OR
If you've created a target based on calories, you can see how much of your target
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you've completed both in calories and as a percentage.
If you've created a target based on time, you can see how much of your target you've
completed both in time and as a percentage.
Your current heart rate
The duration of your training session so far
Your current heart rate.
The color of the heart rate number shows in which heart rate zone you are.
Time spent in the heart rate zone you are currently in
Time of day
Calories burned so far during training
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TRAINING WITH A PHASED TRAINING TARGET
If you have created a phased target in the Flow web service, defined the heart rate intensity for each phase
and synced the target to your A360, you have the following views:
You can see your heart rate, the lower and upper heart rate limit of the current phase
and the duration of the training session so far. The heart symbol visualizes your current
heart rate between the heart rate limits.
Your current heart rate
The duration of your training session so far.
Your current heart rate.
The color of your heart rate shows the heart rate zone you are currently in.
Time of day
Calories burned so far during training
PAUSE/STOP A TRAINING SESSION
1. To pause a training session, press the button. Paused is displayed. To continue your
training session, tap the green arrows icon.
2. To stop a training session, press and hold the button for three seconds during training
recording or in pause mode until the counter hits zero. Or you can tap and hold the red stop
icon on the display.
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If you stop your session after pausing, the time elapsed after pausing is not included in the total training
time.
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TRAINING SUMMARY
AFTER TRAINING
You'll get a summary of your training session on your A360 right after you've stopped training. Get a more
detailed and illustrated analysis in the Flow app or in the Flow web service.
TRAINING SUMMARY IN A360
You can only view your training summary for the current day in A360. Go to My day and choose the training
session you want to view.
Start time
The time when your session started.
Duration
The duration of the session
Average heart rate
Your average heart rate during the session
Maximum heart rate
Your maximum heart rate during the session
Training Benefit
The main effect / feedback of your session. To get Training Benefit, you'll need to
have spent at least 10 minutes in Sport Zones with heart rate measurement on.
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Heart rate zones
The percentage of training time spent in each heart rate zone
Calories
Calories burned during the session
Fat burn %
The percentage of fat burning calories during the session
POLAR FLOW APP
Sync your A360 with Flow app by pressing and holding the button in the time view. In Flow app you can analyze your data at a glance after each session. The app allows you to see a quick overview of your training data
offline.
For more information, see Polar Flow App.
POLAR FLOW WEB SERVICE
The Polar Flow web service allows you to analyze every detail of your training and learn more about your performance. Follow your progress and also share your best sessions with others.
For more information, see Polar Flow Web Service.
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FEATURES
24/7 ACTIVITY TRACKING
A360 tracks your activity with an internal 3D accelerometer that records your wrist movements. It analyzes
the frequency, intensity and regularity of your movements together with your physical information, allowing
you to see how active you really are in your everyday life, on top of your regular training. We recommend to
wear you A360 on your non-dominant hand for more accurate activity tracking.
ACTIVITY GOAL
You'll get your personal activity goal when you register your Polar account in Flow. It guides you in reaching
the goal each day. You can view the goal on your A360 and in Polar Flow app or web service. The activity goal
is based on your personal data and activity level setting, which you can find in the Daily Activity Goal settings
in the Flow web service.
If you want to change your goal, sign in to the Flow web service, click your name/profile photo in the upper
right corner and go to the Daily Activity goal tab in Settings. The Daily Activity goal setting lets you choose the
one that best describes your typical day and activity from three activity levels. Below the selection area, you
can see how active you need to be to reach your daily activity goal on the chosen level. For example, if you're
an office worker and spend most of your day sitting, you would be expected to reach about four hours of low
intensity activity during an ordinary day. For people who stand and walk a lot during their working hours, the
expectations are higher.
ACTIVITY DATA
A360 gradually fills up an activity bar to indicate your progress towards your daily goal. When the bar is
full, you've reached your goal and you'll get a vibrating alert. You can view the activity bar in My day
menu and in some of the watch faces.
In the My day menu you can see how active your day has been so far along with any training sessions
you've done or planned for the day.
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Steps: Steps you've taken so far. The amount and type of body movements are registered and
turned into an estimation of steps.
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Distance: Distance you've covered so far. The distance calculation is based on your height and
the steps you've taken.
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Calories: Shows how many calories you've burned through training, activity and BMR (Basal
metabolic rate: the minimum metabolic activity required to maintain life).
INACTIVITY ALERT
It's widely known that physical activity is a major factor in maintaining health. In addition to being physically
active, it's important to avoid prolonged sitting. Sitting for long periods of time is bad for your health, even on
those days when you train and gain enough daily activity. Your A360 spots if you’re being inactive for too long
during your day and this way helps you to break up your sitting to avoid the negative effects it has on your
health.
If you’ve been still for 55 minutes, you'll get an inactivity alert: It's time to move is shown along with a small
vibration. Stand up and find your own way to be active. Take a short walk, stretch, or do some other light activity. The message goes away when you start moving or press any button. If you don't get active in five
minutes, you'll get an inactivity stamp, which you can see on the Flow app and Flow web service after
syncing.
Both Flow app and Flow web service will show you how many inactivity stamps you have received. This way
you can check back on your daily routine and make changes towards a more active life.
SLEEP INFORMATION IN THE FLOW WEB SERVICE AND FLOW APP
A360 will track your sleep time and quality (restful / restless), if you wear it at night. You don't have to turn the
sleep mode on. The device automatically detects from your wrist movements that you're sleeping. Sleep time,
and its quality (restful / restless) is shown in the Flow web service and Flow app after A360 is synced.
Your sleep time is the longest continuous rest time that takes place within 24 hours starting from 18:00/6pm to
next day’s 18:00/6pm. Breaks shorter than one hour in your sleep don't stop sleep tracking, but they are not
taken into account in the sleep time. Breaks longer than 1 hour stop sleep time tracking.
The periods when you sleep peacefully and don’t move a lot are calculated as restful sleep. The periods when
you move and change your position are calculated as restless sleep. Instead of simply summing up all the
immobile periods, the calculation gives more weight to long than short immobile periods. The percentage of
restful sleep compares the time you slept restfully with the total sleeping time. Restful sleep is highly individual and should be interpreted together with sleep time.
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Knowing the amount of restful and restless sleep gives you a look into how you sleep at night and if it’s
affected by any changes in your daily life. This may help you in finding ways to improve your sleep and feel
well rested during the day.
ACTIVITY DATA IN FLOW APP AND FLOW WEB SERVICE
With the Flow app you can follow and analyze your activity data on the go and have your data synced wirelessly from your A360 to the Flow web service. The Flow web service gives you the most detailed insight into
your activity information.
SMART NOTIFICATIONS
The Smart Notifications feature allows you to get notifications from your phone on your A360. Your A360 notifies you if you get an incoming call or receive a message (for example an SMS or WhatsApp message). It also
notifies you about calendar events you have on your phone calendar. When heart rate training with your A360,
you can only receive notifications about calls if you have the Polar Flow app running on your phone and the
phone nearby.
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To use the Smart Notifications feature you need to have the Polar Flow mobile app for iOS or Android,
and your A360 needs to be paired with the app. iOS 7 and Android 5.0 are the minimum supported
mobile operating systems.
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Please note that when the Smart Notifications feature is on, the battery of your Polar device and phone
will run out faster because Bluetooth is continuously on.
SMART NOTIFICATION SETTINGS
POLAR FLOW MOBILE APP
On the Polar Flow mobile app, the Smart Notifications feature is set off by default.
Set the Smart Notifications feature on/off in the mobile app as follows.
1. Open the Polar Flow mobile app.
2. Go to Settings > Notifications.
3. Under SMART NOTIFICATIONS choose On (no preview) or Off.
4. Sync your A360 with the mobile app by pressing and holding the button of your A360.
5. NOTIFICATIONS ON or NOTIFICATIONS OFF is shown on your A360 display.
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Whenever you change the notification settings on the Polar Flow mobile app, remember to sync your A360
with the mobile app.
DO NOT DISTURB
If you want to disable notification alerts for certain hours of the day, set Do not disturb on in the Polar Flow
mobile app. When it's on, you won't receive any notification alerts during the time period you've set. Do not
disturb is set on by default, and the time period is 10 pm – 7 am.
Change the Do not disturb setting as follows:
1. Open the Polar Flow mobile app.
2. Go to Settings > Notifications.
3. Under SMART NOTIFICATIONS you can set Do not disturb on or off, and set the start and end time
for Do not disturb.
4. Sync your A360 with the mobile app by pressing and holding on the button of your A360.
PHONE
The notification settings on your phone determine what notifications you receive on your A360. To edit the notification settings on your iOS phone:
1. Go to Settings > Notifications.
2. Make sure the apps that you would like to receive notifications from are listed under INCLUDE and
have their alert style set to Banners or Alerts.
Please note, that during training sessions you will only receive phone calls and location related messages.
You won't receive notifications from apps listed under DO NOT INCLUDE.
On your Android phone: Change the settings in your Android phone's App notifications settings. See the user
manual of your phone for further information on App notifications settings.
Then Polar Flow app has to have permission to read the notifications from your phone. You have to give Polar
Flow app access to your phone notifications (i.e. enable notifications in the Polar Flow app). Polar Flow app
guides you to give access when needed.
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SMART NOTIFICATIONS IN PRACTICE
When getting a notification, your A360 will discreetly alert you by vibrating and showing a call icon with
caller’s name, calendar icon or message icon on the display. A calendar event and message alert once, while
incoming calls alert until you press the button on your A360 or answer the phone.
THE SMART NOTIFICATIONS FEATURE WORKS VIA BLUETOOTH CONNECTION
The Bluetooth connection and the Smart Notifications feature work between your A360 and your phone when
they are in the line of sight and within the range of 5 m /16 ft from each other. If your A360 is out of range for
less than two hours, your phone restores the connection automatically within 15 minutes when your A360
returns to the range area.
If your A360 is out of range for more than two hours, restore the connection by pressing and holding the button
on your A360.
POLAR SPORT PROFILES
We have created seven default sport profiles to your A360. In the Flow web service you can add new sport profiles and sync them to your A360, and this way create a list of all your favorite sports. You can also define
some specific settings for each sport profile. For example, set vibration feedback off in in the yoga sport profile. For more information, see Sport Profiles in Flow Web Service.
Using sport profiles makes it possible for you to keep up with what you've done and see the progress you've
made in different sports. You can do this in the Flow web service.
POLAR SMART COACHING FEATURES
Whether it’s assessing your day-to-day fitness levels, creating individual training plans, working out at the
right intensity or receiving instant feedback, Polar Smart Coaching offers a choice of unique, easy-to-use features, personalized to your needs and designed for maximum enjoyment and motivation when training.
A360 includes the following Polar Smart Coaching features:
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Smart calories
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Heart rate zones
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Training Benefit
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SMART CALORIES
The most accurate calorie counter on the market calculates the number of calories burned. The energy
expenditure calculation is based on:
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Body weight, height, age, gender
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Individual maximum heart rate (HRmax )
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Heart rate during training
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Activity measurement outside of training sessions and when you train without heart rate
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Individual maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max )
VO2max tells about your aerobic fitness. You can find out your estimated VO2max with the Polar Fitness Test. Available only with Polar H7 heart rate sensor.
HEART RATE ZONES
Polar heart rate zones introduce a new level of effectiveness in heart rate-based training. Training is divided
into five heart rate zones based on percentages of maximum heart rate. With heart rate zones, you can easily
select and monitor training intensities.
Target zone
Intensity % of
HRmax
HRmax = Maximum heart rate
(220-age).
MAXIMUM
90–100%
Example: Heart
Example durrate zones (in
ations
beats per minute)
for a 30-years-old
person, whose
maximum heart
rate is 190 bpm
(220–30).
171–190 bpm
Training effect
less than 5
Benefits: Max-
minutes
imal or near
maximal effort
for breathing
and muscles.
Feels like:
Very exhausting for breathing and
muscles.
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Target zone
Intensity % of
HRmax
HRmax = Maximum heart rate
(220-age).
Example: Heart
Example durrate zones (in
ations
beats per minute)
for a 30-years-old
person, whose
maximum heart
rate is 190 bpm
(220–30).
Training effect
Recommended
for: Very experienced and fit
athletes. Short
intervals only,
usually in final
preparation for
short events.
HARD
80–90%
152–172 bpm
2–10 minutes
Benefits:
Increased ability to sustain
high speed
endurance.
Feels like:
Causes muscular fatigue
and heavy
breathing.
Recommended
for: Experienced athletes
for year-round
training, and for
various durations.
Becomes more
important during pre competition
season.
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Target zone
Intensity % of
HRmax
HRmax = Maximum heart rate
(220-age).
MODERATE
70–80%
Example: Heart
Example durrate zones (in
ations
beats per minute)
for a 30-years-old
person, whose
maximum heart
rate is 190 bpm
(220–30).
133–152 bpm
10–40 minutes
Training effect
Benefits:
Enhances general training
pace, makes
moderate
intensity
efforts easier
and improves
efficiency.
Feels like:
Steady, controlled, fast
breathing.
Recommended
for: Athletes
training for
events, or looking for performance
gains.
LIGHT
60–70%
114-133 bpm
40–80 minutes
Benefits:
Improves general base fitness, improves
recovery and
boosts metabolism.
Feels like:
Comfortable
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Target zone
Intensity % of
HRmax
HRmax = Maximum heart rate
(220-age).
Example: Heart
Example durrate zones (in
ations
beats per minute)
for a 30-years-old
person, whose
maximum heart
rate is 190 bpm
(220–30).
Training effect
and easy, low
muscle and cardiovascular
load.
Recommended
for: Everybody
for long training
sessions during base training periods and
for recovery
exercises during competition
season.
VERY LIGHT
50–60%
104–114 bpm
20–40 minutes
Benefits:
Helps to warm
up and cool
down and
assists recovery.
Feels like:
Very easy,
little strain.
Recommended
for: For recovery and cooldown, throughout training season.
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Training in heart rate zone 1 is done at a very low intensity. The main training principle is that performance
improves when recovering after, and not only during training. Accelerate the recovery process with very light
intensity training.
Training in heart rate zone 2 is for endurance training, an essential part of any training program. Training sessions in this zone are easy and aerobic. Long-duration training in this light zone results in effective energy
expenditure. Progress will require persistence.
Aerobic power is enhanced in heart rate zone 3. The training intensity is higher than in sport zones 1 and 2, but
still mainly aerobic. Training in sport zone 3 may, for example, consist of intervals followed by recovery. Training in this zone is especially effective for improving the efficiency of blood circulation in the heart and skeletal
muscles.
If your goal is to compete at top potential, you will have to train in heart rate zones 4 and 5. In these zones, you
exercise anaerobically in intervals of up to 10 minutes. The shorter the interval, the higher the intensity. Sufficient recovery between intervals is very important. The training pattern in zones 4 and 5 is designed to produce peak performance.
The Polar target heart rate zones can be personalized by using a laboratory measured HRmax value, or by taking a field test to measure the value yourself. When training in a target heart rate zone, try to make use of the
entire zone. The mid-zone is a good target, but keeping your heart rate at that exact level all the time is not
necessary. Heart rate gradually adjusts to training intensity. For instance, when crossing from heart rate target zone 1 to 3, the circulatory system and heart rate will adjust in 3-5 minutes.
Heart rate responds to training intensity depending on factors such as fitness and recovery levels, as well as
environmental factors. It is important to look out for subjective feelings of fatigue, and to adjust your training
program accordingly.
TRAINING BENEFIT
Training Benefit gives you textual feedback on your performance for each training session helping you better
understand the effectiveness of your training. You can see the feedback in Flow app and Flow web service.
To get the feedback, you need to have trained at least a total of 10 minutes in the heart rate zones. Training
Benefit feedback is based on heart rate zones. It reads into how much time you spend and how many calories
you burn in each zone.
The descriptions of different training benefit options are listed in the table below
Feedback
Maximum training+
Benefit
That was a hard session! You improved your sprint speed and the
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Feedback
Benefit
nervous system of your muscles, which make you more efficient.
This session also increased your resistance to fatigue.
Maximum training
That was a hard session! You improved your sprint speed and the
nervous system of your muscles, which make you more efficient.
Maximum & Tempo training
What a session! You improved your speed and efficiency. This
session also significantly developed your aerobic fitness and your
ability to sustain high intensity effort for longer.
Tempo & Maximum training
What a session! You significantly improved your aerobic fitness
and your ability to sustain high intensity effort for longer. This session also developed your speed and efficiency.
Tempo training+
Great pace in a long session! You improved your aerobic fitness,
speed, and ability to sustain high intensity effort for longer. This
session also increased your resistance to fatigue.
Tempo training
Great pace! You improved your aerobic fitness, speed, and ability
to sustain high intensity effort for longer.
Tempo & Steady state training
Good pace! You improved your ability to sustain high intensity
effort for longer. This session also developed your aerobic fitness
and the endurance of your muscles.
Steady state & Tempo training
Good pace! You improved your aerobic fitness and the endurance
of your muscles. This session also developed your ability to sustain high intensity effort for longer.
Steady state training +
Excellent! This long session improved the endurance of your
muscles and your aerobic fitness. It also increased your resistance to fatigue.
Steady state training
Excellent! You improved the endurance of your muscles and your
aerobic fitness.
Steady state & Basic training, long
Excellent! This long session improved the endurance of your
muscles and your aerobic fitness. It also developed your basic
endurance and your body's ability to burn fat during exercise.
Steady state & Basic training
Excellent! You improved the endurance of your muscles and your
aerobic fitness. This session also developed your basic endurance
and your body's ability to burn fat during exercise.
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Feedback
Basic & Steady state training, long
Benefit
Great! This long session improved your basic endurance and your
body's ability to burn fat during exercise. It also developed the
endurance of your muscles and your aerobic fitness.
Basic & Steady state training
Great! You improved your basic endurance and your body's ability
to burn fat during exercise. This session also developed the endurance of your muscles and your aerobic fitness.
Basic training, long
Great! This long, low intensity session improved your basic endurance and your body's ability to burn fat during exercise.
Basic training
Well done! This low intensity session improved your basic endurance and your body's ability to burn fat during exercise.
Recovery training
Very nice session for your recovery. Light exercise like this allows
your body to adapt to your training.
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POLAR FLOW APP AND WEB SERVICE
POLAR FLOW APP
Polar Flow app allows you to see an instant visual interpretation of your activity and training data offline
whenever you want.
Get details of your 24/7 activity. Find out what you're missing from your daily goal and how to reach it. See
steps, covered distance, burned calories and sleep time.
Flow app lets you easily access your training targets and view fitness test results.Get a quick overview of
your training and analyze every detail of your performance right away. See the weekly summaries of your training in the training diary. You can also share the highlights of you training with your friends in the Flow community.
You can also wirelessly setup your new A360 with it. See Setup your A360 how.
To start using the Flow app, download it from App Store or Google Play onto your mobile. Flow App for iOS is
compatible with iPhone 4S (or later) and needs Apple’s iOS 7.0 (or later). Polar Flow mobile app for Android is
compatible with devices running Android 4.3 or later. For support and more information about using Polar Flow
app, go to www.polar.com/en/support/Flow_app. Before taking a new mobile device (smartphone, tablet) into
use, it has to be paired with your A360.
PAIR A MOBILE DEVICE WITH A360
Before pairing a mobile device
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download Flow app from the App Store or Google Play.
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make sure your mobile device has Bluetooth turned on, and airplane mode/flight mode is not turned on.
Please note that you have to do the pairing in the Flow app and NOT in your mobile device's Bluetooth settings.
To pair a mobile device:
1. On your mobile device, open Flow app and sign in with your Polar account, which you have created
when setting up your A360.
2. Wait for the Connect product view to appear on your mobile device (Waiting for A360) is displayed.
3. On A360, press and hold the button
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4. Pair: touch device with A360 is displayed. Touch the mobile device with your A360
5. Pairing is displayed.
6. Confirm on other dev. xxxxx is displayed on your A360. Enter the pin code from the A360 on the
mobile device. The pairing starts.
7. Pairing completed is displayed when you're done.
To see your training data in Flow app, you must sync your A360 with it after your session. When you sync
your A360 with the Flow app, your activity and training data are also synced automatically via an internet connection to the Flow web service. Flow app is the easiest way to sync your training data from your A360 with
the web service. For information on syncing, see Syncing.
POLAR FLOW WEB SERVICE
The Polar Flow web service shows your activity goal and the details of your activity, and helps you understand how your daily habits and choices affect your well-being. Flow web service allows you to plan and analyze every detail of your training and learn more about your performance and progress in the long run. Set up
and customize your A360 to perfectly fit your training needs by adding sport profiles and tailoring settings. You
can also share the highlights of you training with your friends in the Flow community.
To start using the Flow web service set up your A360 at flow.polar.com/start. There you are guided to download and install the FlowSync software for syncing data between your A360 and the web service, and to create a user account for the web service. Also get the Flow app for your mobile for instant analysis and for easy
data sync to the web service.
FEED
In Feed you can see what you and your friends have been up to lately. Check out the latest training sessions
and activity summaries, share your best achievements, comment and like your friends' activities.
EXPLORE
In Explore you can browse the map and see other users' shared training sessions with route information. You
can also relive other people’s routes and see where the highlights happened.
DIARY
In Diary you can see your daily activity, planned training sessions (training targets), as well as review past
training results and fitness test results.
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PROGRESS
In Progress you can follow your development with reports. Reports are a handy way to follow your progress in
training over longer periods. In week, month and year reports you can choose the sport for the report. In custom period, you can choose both the period and the sport. Choose the time period and sport for report from the
drop-down lists, and press the wheel icon to choose what data you want to view in the report graph.
For support and more information about using the Flow web service, go to, polar.com/en/support/flow.
PLAN YOUR TRAINING
Plan your training in the Flow web service by creating detailed training targets and syncing them to your A360
with Flowsync or via Flow app. Your A360 will guide you towards completing your target during training. Note
that A360 uses heart rate zones in training sessions planned in the Flow web service - EnergyPointer feature
is not available.
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Quick Target: Choose a duration or calorie target for the training. You can, for example, choose to burn
500 kcal, run 10 km or swim for 30 minutes.
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Phased Target: You can split your training session into phases and set a different duration and intensity for each of them. This one is for e.g. creating an interval training session, and adding proper warmup and cool-down phases to it.
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Favorites: Create a target, and add it to Favorites to easily access it every time you want to perform it
again.
CREATE A TRAINING TARGET
1. Go to Diary, and click Add > Training target.
2. In the Add training target view, choose Quick or Phased.
Quick Target
1. Choose Quick
2. Choose Sport, enter Target name (maximum 45 digits), Date and Time and any Notes (optional) you
want to add.
3. Fill in either duration or calories . You can only fill in one of the values.
4. Click the favorite icon
if you want to add the target to your Favorites.
5. Click Save to add the target to your Diary.
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Phased target
1. Choose Phased
2. Choose Sport, enter Target name (maximum 45 digits), Date and Time and any Notes (optional) you
want to add.
3. Choose whether you want to create a new phased target (CREATE NEW) or use the template (USE
TEMPLATE).
4. Add phases to your target. Click DURATION to add a phase based on duration.Choose name and duration for each phase, manual or automatic next phase start, and the intensity.
5. Click the favorite icon
if you want to add the target to your Favorites.
6. Click Save to add the target to your Diary.
Favorites
If you have created a target and added it to your favorites you can use it as a scheduled target.
1. Choose FAVORITE TARGETS. Your training target favorites are shown.
2. Click USE to select a favorite as a template for your target.
3. Enter Date and Time.
4. You can edit the target if you wish, or leave it as it is.
Editing the target in this view doesn’t affect the favorite target. If you want to edit the favorite target,
go to FAVORITES by clicking the star-icon right next to your name and profile photo.
5. Click ADD TO DIARY to add the target to your Diary.
SYNC THE TARGETS TO YOUR A360
Remember to sync the training targets to your A360 from the Flow web service via FlowSync or
Flow App. If you don't sync them, they are only visible in your Flow web service Diary or Favorites list.
After syncing your training targets to your A360, you can find the training targets listed as favorites in Favorites.
For information on starting a training target session, see Start a training session.
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FAVORITES
In Favorites, you can store and manage your favorite training targets in the Flow web service. Your A360 can
have a maximum of 20 favorites at a time. If you have over 20 favorites in the Flow web service, the first 20 in
the list are transferred to your A360 when syncing. You can find them under the Favorites menu in your A360.
You can change the order of your favorites by dragging and dropping them in the web service. Choose the
favorite you want to move and drag it into the place you want to put it in the list.
Add a Training Target to Favorites:
1. Create a training target.
2. Click the favorites icon
on the lower right corner of the page.
3. The target is added to your favorites
or
1. Open an existing target from your Diary.
2. Click the favorites icon
on the lower right corner of the page.
3. The target is added to your favorites.
Edit a Favorite
1. Click the favorites icon
on the upper right corner next to your name. All your favorite training targets
are shown.
2. Choose the favorite you want to edit.
3. You can change the name of the target. Click SAVE.
4. To edit other details of the target click VIEW. After you've done all the needed changes, click
UPDATE CHANGES.
Remove a favorite
1. Click the favorites icon
on the upper right corner next to your name. All your favorite training targets
are shown.
2. Click the delete icon in upper right corner of the training target to remove it from the favorites list.
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POLAR SPORT PROFILES IN FLOW WEB SERVICE
There are seven sport profiles on your A360 by default. In the Flow web service you can add new sport profiles
to your sports list, as well as edit them and existing profiles. Your A360 can contain a maximum of 20 sport
profiles. If you have over 20 sport profiles in the Flow web service, the first 20 in the list are transferred to your
A360 when syncing.
You can change the order of your sport profiles by dragging and dropping them. Choose the sport you want to
move and drag it into the place you want to put it in the list.
ADD A SPORT PROFILE
In the Flow web service:
1. Click your name/profile photo in the upper right corner.
2. Choose Sport Profiles.
3. Click ADD SPORT PROFILE, and choose the sport from the list.
4. The sport is added to your sport list.
EDIT A SPORT PROFILE
In the Flow web service:
1. Click your name/profile photo in the upper right corner.
2. Choose Sport Profiles.
3. Click EDIT under the sport you want to edit.
In each sport profile, you can edit the following information:
Heart Rate
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Heart rate view
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Heart rate visible to other devices (Other compatible devices using Bluetooth ® Smart wireless technology (e.g. gym equipment) can detect your heart rate.)
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Heart rate zone type of the training sessions you have created in the Flow web service and transferred
to your A360.
Gestures and Feedback
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Vibration feedback
When you're done with the sport profile settings, click SAVE. Remember to sync the settings to your A360.
SYNCING
You can transfer data from your A360 via the USB port with FlowSync software or wirelessly via Bluetooth
Smart® with the Flow app. To be able to sync data between your A360 and the Flow web service and app, you
need to have a Polar account and FlowSync software. You already have created the account and downloaded
the software, if you have set up your A360 at flow.polar.com/start. If you did the quick set up when starting to
use your A360, go to flow.polar.com/start for the complete setup. Download Flow app onto your mobile from
the App Store or Google Play.
Remember to sync and keep your data up-to-date between your A360, the web service and the mobile app
wherever you are.
SYNC WITH FLOW MOBILE APP
Before syncing make sure:
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You have a Polar account and Flow app
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Your mobile device has Bluetooth turned on, and airplane mode/flight mode is not turned on.
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You have paired your A360 with your mobile. For more information, see Pairing.
Sync your data:
1. Sign into Flow app and press and hold the button on your A360.
2. Connecting to device is displayed, followed by Connecting to app.
3. Syncing completed is displayed when you're done.
When you sync your A360 with the Flow app, your activity and training data are also synced automatically
via an internet connection to the Flow web service.
For support and more information about using Polar Flow app, go to www.polar.com/en/support/Flow_app
SYNC WITH FLOW WEB SERVICE VIA FLOWSYNC
To sync data with the Flow web service you need FlowSync software. Go to flow.polar.com/start, and download and install it before trying to sync.
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1. Plug your A360 to your computer with the USB cable. Make sure FlowSync software is running.
2. The FlowSync window opens on your computer, and the syncing starts.
3. Completed is displayed when you are done.
Every time you plug in your A360 to your computer, the Polar FlowSync software will transfer your data to the
Polar Flow web service and sync any settings you may have changed. If the syncing does not automatically
start, start FlowSync from the desktop icon (Windows) or from the applications folder (Mac OS X). Every time
a firmware update is available, FlowSync will notify you, and request you to install it.
If you change settings in the Flow web service while your A360 is plugged into your computer, press the
synchronize button on FlowSync to transfer to the settings to your A360.
For support and more information about using the Flow web service, go to www.polar.com/en/support/flow
For support and more information about using FlowSync software, go to www.polar.com/en/support/FlowSync
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FIRMWARE UPDATE
WITH COMPUTER
You can update the firmware of your A360 yourself to keep it up to date. Whenever a new firmware version is
available, FlowSync will notify you when you connect A360 to your computer. The firmware updates are downloaded via FlowSync.
Firmware updates are performed to improve the functionality of your A360. They can include improvements to
existing features, completely new features or bug fixes.
To update the firmware:
1. Plug your A360 to your computer with the USB cable.
2. FlowSync starts syncing your data.
3. After syncing, you are asked to update the firmware.
4. Choose Yes. New firmware is installed (this may take some time), and A360 restarts.
You won't lose any data due to the firmware update: Before the update begins, the data from your A360 is
synced to the Flow web service.
WITH MOBILE DEVICE OR TABLET
You can also update the firmware with your mobile device if you're using Polar Flow mobile app to sync your
A360 training and activity data. The app will let you know if there's an update available and will guide you
through it. We recommend you plug in the A360 to a power source before starting the update to ensure flawless update operation.
The wireless firmware update may take up to 10 minutes, depending on your connection.
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PAIRING
Bluetooth Smart ® heart rate sensor has to be paired with your A360 for them to function together. Pairing
takes only a few seconds, and ensures that your A360 receives signals from only your sensors and devices ,
and allows disturbance-free training in a group. Before entering an event or race, make sure that you do the
pairing at home to prevent interference from other devices.
Polar A360 fitness tracker is compatible with Polar Bluetooth Smart® heart rate sensors H6 and H7.
PAIR A HEART RATE SENSOR WITH A360
When using a Polar Bluetooth Smart® heart rate sensor, A360 does not measure heart rate from the wrist.
There are two ways to pair a heart rate sensor with your A360:
1. Wear the heart rate sensor, and press and hold the button in time view until a message displays to
touch the device with the A360.
2. Touch the heart rate sensor with your A360.
3. Pairing completed is shown when you're done.
OR
1. Wear the heart rate sensor, tap Training on your A360.
2. Touch the heart rate sensor with your A360.
3. Pairing completed is shown when you're done.
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RESTART A360
You can restart your A360 by pressing and holding the button for a while until you see the power icon. Touch it
to turn the device off. Press the button again to restart it.
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RESET A360
If you experience problems with your A360, try resetting it. Resetting empties your A360 of all information and
you need to set it up again for your personal use.
Reset your A360 in FlowSync with your computer:
1. Connect your A360 to the computer with the supplied USB cable
2. Open settings in FlowSync.
3. Press the Factory Reset button.
You can also reset your A360 from the bracelet itself:
1. Press and hold the button to enter the row of icons menu. Ignore the sync/pair message and keep
pressing the button.
2. Tap the power icon to turn the device off,
3. While the Turning off text is shown, press the button again for five seconds.
Now you need to set up your A360 again, either via mobile or computer. Just remember to use the same Polar
account in the setup you've used before resetting.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
TAKING CARE OF YOUR A360
Like any electronic device, Polar A360 should be treated with care. The suggestions below will help you fulfill
guarantee obligations and enjoy this product for many years to come.
Don't charge the device when its USB port is wet. Let the USB port dry up by leaving the port cover open
for a while before charging. This way you'll ensure smooth charging and syncing.
Keep your training device clean.
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We recommend that you wash the device and the silicone wristband after each training session under
running water with a mild soap and water solution. Please remove the device from the wristband and
wash them separately. Wipe them dry with a soft towel.
It is essential that you wash the device and the wristband if you wear them in a swimming pool where chlorine is used for keeping the pool clean.
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If you don't wear the device 24/7, wipe off any moisture before storing it. Don't store in non-breathable
material or in a damp environment, e.g. plastic bag or damp gym bag.
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Wipe it dry with a soft towel when needed. Use a damp paper towel to wipe dirt from the training
device. To maintain the water resistance, do not wash the training device with a pressure washer.
Never use alcohol or any abrasive material such as steel wool or cleaning chemicals.
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When you connect your A360 to a computer or a charger, check that there is no moisture, hair, dust or
dirt on the A360's USB connector. Gently wipe off any dirt or moisture. Don't use any sharp tools for
cleaning to avoid scratching.
Operating temperatures are -10 °C to +50 °C / +14 °F to +122 °F.
STORING
Keep your training device in a cool and dry place. Do not keep them in a damp environment, in non-breathable
material (a plastic bag or a sports bag) nor with conductive material (a wet towel). Do not expose the training
device to direct sunlight for extended periods, such as by leaving it in a car or mounted on the bike mount.
It is recommended to store the training device partially or fully charged. The battery slowly loses its charge
when it is stored. If you are going to store the training device for several months, it is recommended to
recharge it after a few months. This will prolong the battery lifetime.
Dry and store the strap and the connector separately to maximize the heart rate sensor battery lifetime. Keep
the heart rate sensor in a cool and dry place. To prevent snap oxidation, do not store the heart rate sensor wet
in non-breathing material, such as a sports bag. Do not expose the heart rate sensor to direct sunlight for
extended periods.
SERVICE
During the two-year guarantee/warranty period we recommend that you have service done by an authorized
Polar Service Center only. The warranty does not cover damage or consequential damage caused by service
not authorized by Polar Electro. For further information, see Limited International Polar Guarantee.
For contact information and all Polar Service Center addresses, visit www.polar.com/support and country-specific websites.
Register your Polar product at http://register.polar.fi to ensure we can keep improving our products and services to better meet your needs. For the registration you need a Polar account which you have created when
taking your device into use via web. The username for your Polar Account is always your email address. The
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same username and password are valid for Polar product registration, Polar Flow web service and app, Polar
discussion forum and newsletter registration.
BATTERIES
At the end of the working life of the product Polar encourages you to minimize possible effects of waste on the
environment and human health by following local waste disposal regulations and, where possible, utilizing separate collection of electronic devices. Do not dispose of this product as unsorted municipal waste.
CHARGING A360 BATTERY
The A360 has an internal, rechargeable battery. Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge
cycles. You can charge and discharge the battery over 300 times before a notable decrease in its capacity.
The number of charge cycles also varies according to use and operating conditions.
Do not charge the battery in temperatures under 0°C or over +40°C or when the USB port is wet.
You can also charge the battery via a wall outlet. When charging via a wall outlet use a USB power adapter
(not included in the product set). If you use a USB power adapter, make sure that the adapter is marked with
"output 5Vdc" and that it provides a minimum of 500mA. Only use an adequately safety approved USB power
adapter (marked with "LPS", "Limited Power Supply" or "UL listed").
To charge with your computer just plug your A360 to your computer and at the same time you can have it
synced it with FlowSync.
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1. Push down the top part (A) of the USB cover inside the bracelet to access the micro USB port and plug
in the supplied USB cable (B).
2. Plug the other end of the cable into your computer's USB port. Check that the USB port is dry before
connecting it to the computer. If the battery is completely empty, it takes a couple of minutes for the
charging to start.
3. After syncing, green battery icon animation begins to fill up on the display.
4. When the green battery icon is full, the A360 is fully charged.
Don't leave the battery fully discharged for a long period of time or keep it fully charged all the time,
because it may affect the battery life time.
BATTERY OPERATING TIME
The battery operating time is up to 12 days with 24/7 activity tracking and 1h/day training without Smart Notifications on. The operating time depends on many factors, such as the temperature of the environment in
which you use your A360, the features you use, how much the display is on and battery aging. The operating
time is significantly reduced in temperatures well below freezing. Wearing the A360 under your overcoat helps
to keep it warmer and to increase the operating time.
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LOW BATTERY NOTIFICATIONS
Battery low. Charge
The battery charge is low. It is recommended to charge A360.
Charge before training.
The charge is too low for recording a training session. A new training session cannot be started
before charging A360.
When the display doesn't wake up from a wrist gesture or a press of the button, the battery is empty and A360
has gone to sleep mode. Charge your A360. If the battery is totally drained, it may take a while for the charging
animation to appear on the display.
PRECAUTIONS
The Polar A360 is designed to measure heart rate and tell your activity. No other use is intended or implied.
The training device should not be used for obtaining environmental measurements that require professional or
industrial precision.
We recommend that once in a while you wash the device and the wrist strap to avoid any skin problems from
a dirty bracelet.
INTERFERENCE
Electromagnetic Interference and Training Equipment
Disturbance may occur near electrical devices. Also WLAN base stations may cause interference when training with the training device. To avoid erratic reading or misbehavior, move away from possible sources of disturbance.
Training equipment with electronic or electrical components such as LED displays, motors and electrical
brakes may cause interfering stray signals.
If the training device still does not work with the training equipment, it may be electrically too noisy for wireless heart rate measurement. For further information, www.polar.com/support.
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MINIMIZING RISKS WHEN TRAINING
Training may include some risk. Before beginning a regular training program, it is recommended that you
answer the following questions concerning your health status. If you answer yes to any of these questions,
we recommend that you consult a doctor before starting any training program.
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Have you been physically inactive for the past 5 years?
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Do you have high blood pressure or high blood cholesterol?
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Are you taking any blood pressure or heart medication?
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Do you have a history of breathing problems?
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Do you have symptoms of any disease?
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Are you recovering from a serious illness or medical treatment?
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Do you use a pacemaker or other implanted electronic device?
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Do you smoke?
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Are you pregnant?
Note that in addition to training intensity, medications for heart conditions, blood pressure, psychological conditions, asthma, breathing, etc., as well as some energy drinks, alcohol, and nicotine may also affect heart
rate.
It is important to be sensitive to your body’s responses during training. If you feel unexpected pain or
excessive fatigue when training, it is recommended that you stop the training or continue at a lighter
intensity.
Note! If you are using a pacemaker, defibrillator or other implanted electronic device, you can use Polar
products. In theory interference to pacemaker caused by Polar products should not be possible. In practice no
reports exist to suggest anyone ever having experienced interference. We cannot however issue an official
guarantee on our products’ suitability with all pacemakers or other implanted devices, such as defibrillators,
due to the variety of devices available. If you have any doubts, or if you experience any unusual sensations
while using Polar products, please consult your physician or contact the implanted electronic device manufacturer to determine safety in your case.
If you are allergic to any substance that comes into contact with your skin or if you suspect an allergic reaction
due to using the product, check the listed materials in Technical Specifications. To avoid any skin reaction to
the heart rate sensor, wear it over a shirt, but moisten the shirt well under the electrodes to ensure flawless
operation.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
A360
Battery type:
100 mAh Li-pol rechargeable battery
Operating time:
Up to 12 days with 24/7 activity tracking
and 1h/day training without Smart Notifications on.
Operating temperature:
-10 °C to +50 °C / 14 °F to 122 °F
Charging time:
Up to two hours.
Charging temperature:
0 °C to +40 °C / 32 °F to 104 °F
Fitness tracker materials:
Device: thermoplastic polyurethane,
acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, glass
fiber, polycarbonate, stainless steel,
glass
Wristband: silicone, stainless steel, polybutylene terepthalate, glass fiber
Watch accuracy:
Better than ± 0.5 seconds / day at 25 °C
/ 77 °F temperature
Heart rate measuring range:
30-240 bpm
Water resistance:
30 m
Memory capacity:
60 h training with heart rate depending on
your language settings
Uses Bluetooth® Smart wireless technology.
Your A360 is compatible with the following Polar heart rate sensor as well: Polar H6 and H7.
POLAR FLOWSYNC SOFTWARE AND USB CABLE
To use FlowSync software you need a computer with Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X operating system with
an internet connection and a free USB port for USB cable.
FlowSync is compatible with the following operating systems:
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Computer operating system
32-bit
64-bit
Windows XP
X
Windows 7
X
X
Windows 8
X
X
Windows 10
X
X
Mac OS X 10.6
X
X
Mac OS X 10.7
X
X
Mac OS X 10.8
X
X
Mac OS X 10.9
X
X
Mac OS X 10.10
X
POLAR FLOW MOBILE APPLICATION COMPATIBILITY
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iPhone 4S or later
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Android 4.3 or later, with Smart Notifications Android 5.0 or later
The Polar A360 training device applies the following patented technologies, among others:
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OwnIndex® technology for Fitness test.
WATER RESISTANCE
Water resistance of Polar products is tested according to International IEC 60529 IPX7 (1m, 30min, 20ºC) and
ISO 22810. Products are divided into four different categories according to water resistance. Check the back
of your Polar product for the water resistance category and compare it to the chart below. Please note that
these definitions do not necessarily apply to products of other manufacturers.
Marking on case back
Water resistant IPX7
Water resistant characteristics
Not suitable for bathing or swimming.
Protected against wash splashes and
raindrops. Do not wash with a pressure
washer.
Water resistant
Not suitable for swimming. Protected
against wash splashes, sweat, raindrops etc. Do not wash with a pressure
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Marking on case back
Water resistant characteristics
washer.
Water resistant 30 m/50 m
Suitable for bathing and swimming
Water resistant 100 m
Suitable for swimming and snorkeling
(without air tanks)
LIMITED INTERNATIONAL POLAR GUARANTEE
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This guarantee does not affect the consumer’s statutory rights under applicable national or state laws
in force, or the consumer’s rights against the dealer arising from their sales/purchase contract.
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This limited Polar international guarantee is issued by Polar Electro Inc. for consumers who have purchased this product in the USA or Canada. This limited Polar international guarantee is issued by Polar
Electro Oy for consumers who have purchased this product in other countries.
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Polar Electro Oy/Polar Electro Inc. guarantees the original consumer/purchaser of this device that the
product will be free from defects in material or workmanship for two (2) years from the date of purchase.
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The receipt of the original purchase is your proof of purchase!
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The guarantee does not cover the battery, normal wear and tear, damage due to misuse, abuse, accidents or non-compliance with the precautions; improper maintenance, commercial use, cracked,
broken or scratched cases/displays, armband, elastic strap and Polar apparel.
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The guarantee does not cover any damage/s, losses, costs or expenses, direct, indirect or incidental,
consequential or special, arising out of, or related to the product.
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Items purchased second hand are not covered by the two (2) year warranty, unless otherwise stipulated by local law.
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During the guarantee period, the product will be either repaired or replaced at any of the authorized
Polar Service Centers regardless of the country of purchase.
Guarantee with respect to any product will be limited to countries where the product has been initially marketed.
This product is compliant with Directives 1999/5/EC and 2011/65/EU.
The relevant Declaration of Conformity is available at www.polar.com/en/regulatory_information.
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This crossed out wheeled bin marking shows that Polar products are electronic devices and are in the scope
of Directive 2012/19/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste electrical and electronic
equipment (WEEE) and batteries and accumulators used in products are in the scope of Directive 2006/66/EC
of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 September 2006 on batteries and accumulators and waste
batteries and accumulators. These products and batteries/accumulators inside Polar products should thus be
disposed of separately in EU countries. Polar encourages you to minimize possible effects of waste on the
environment and human health also outside the European Union by following local waste disposal regulations
and, where possible, utilize separate collection of electronic devices for products, and battery and accumulator collection for batteries and accumulators.
To see the A360-specific certification and compliance information, press and hold the button until you see a
row of icons, swipe up and tap the information icon.
Manufactured by Polar Electro Oy, Professorintie 5, FI-90440 KEMPELE, Tel +358 8 5202 100, Fax +358 8
5202 300, www.polar.com.
Polar Electro Oy is a ISO 9001:2008 certified company.
© 2015 Polar Electro Oy, FI-90440 KEMPELE, Finland. All rights reserved. No part of this manual may be
used or reproduced in any form or by any means without prior written permission of Polar Electro Oy.
The names and logos in this user manual or in the package of this product are trademarks of Polar Electro Oy.
The names and logos marked with a ® symbol in this user manual or in the package of this product are
registered trademarks of Polar Electro Oy. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation and
Mac OS is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Google Play is a
trademark of Google Inc. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth
SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Polar Electro Oy is under license.
DISCLAIMER
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The material in this manual is for informational purposes only. The products it describes are subject to
change without prior notice, due to the manufacturer’s continuous development program.
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Polar Electro Inc./Polar Electro Oy makes no representations or warranties with respect to this manual
or with respect to the products described herein.
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Polar Electro Inc./Polar Electro Oy shall not be liable for any damages, losses, costs or expenses, direct, indirect or incidental, consequential or special, arising out of, or related to the use of this material or
the products described herein.
1.0 EN 10/2015
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