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Polar's New Smartwatch is Engineered for the Extremes

by Suzanne Kantra on March 20, 2024

Polar has unveiled the Grit X2 Pro ($749), a rugged sports smartwatch built to tackle the most demanding environments. This is an evolution of the acclaimed Polar Vantage V3 ($599) and it focuses heavily on durability and outdoor-specific features, making it the ultimate companion for those who enjoy taking the path less traveled.

Polar Grit X2 Pro shown on person outdoors.,

At the product launch briefing I attended, Polar stated, “The Grit X2 Pro brings the same state-of-the-art Polar technologies, sensors, and algorithms used on the Vantage V3. These are now combined with the military-level durability, rugged design, and technical features specifically tailored for the outdoors." So, if you don't need extra durability, you're better off with the Vantage V3.

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The Grit X2 Pro is tested to military 810H standards; it's built to withstand extreme temperatures, shocks, and whatever else the forces of nature can throw at you. The watch has a high-strength stainless-steel front casing and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass AMOLED touchscreen. If you're in it for the looks, check out the Titan edition, with its premium aerospace titanium casing and a luxurious leather wristband.

Like the Vantage V3, the Grit X2 Pro has dual-frequency GPS, offline maps, and turn-by-turn guidance by Komoot. Plus, the Grit X2 will launch with Strava Routes and an innovative Breadcrumb feature to retrace your steps. These two features will also be available on the Vantage V3 through a firmware update.

Polar Grit X2 Pro showing a map

Polar is also debuting new performance metrics geared to outdoor activities with the Grit X2 Pro. You'll find VAM (average ascent speed), Vertical Speed, and 3D speed that provide insights tailored for cyclists and others covering varied terrain. (Vantage 3 owners will get access to these metrics through a firmware update). Polar Elixir sensor fusion technology, which launched with the Vantage V3, lies at the heart of the watch, providing guidance for training, recovery, and holistic well-being.

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The Grit X2 Pro delivers up to 140 hours of battery life in its low-power eco-training mode. Its 32GB storage means you can keep detailed map data and training records directly available on your wrist instead of relying on the cloud.

Polar Grit X2 Pro showing the regular and Titan styles.

Pre-orders for the Polar Grit X2 Pro will open on March 20th and close on April 2nd, with sales starting on April 3rd. The standard Grit X2 Pro costs $749, while the Titan edition costs $869.

[Image credit: Polar]

For the past 20+ years, Techlicious founder Suzanne Kantra has been exploring and writing about the world’s most exciting and important science and technology issues. Prior to Techlicious, Suzanne was the Technology Editor for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and the Senior Technology Editor for Popular Science. Suzanne has been featured on CNN, CBS, and NBC.


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From Muslce Garage Fitness on March 25, 2024 :: 3:29 am

I went to the website and found the article about the Polar Grit X2 Pro’s launch to be quite informative. It provided a clear description of the product’s aspects and benefits. Great job keeping it easy to examine and understand!


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