Fitness wearables maker Polar has announced the A360, its first wrist-worn device that features optical heart-rate monitoring. While the band has a simple design, that’s far from a downside. The A360’s display is a vertical rectangle, similar to the Microsoft Band, with a color touchscreen. This is used in an effective way to display both the time and a number of fitness stats.
In addition to tracking a user’s heart-rate, the A360 will monitor steps, calories, daily activity, workouts, and sleep patterns. The only major feature not included is GPS, which Polar’s M400 does offer. That may be a fair trade, however, for no longer needed to wear a chest strap for heart monitoring.
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