Polar adds Nike+ Run Club support to its fitness devices

Runners who are part of the Nike+ Run Club just gained the ability to use even more wearable devices in their never-ending pursuit to improve performance. Polar on Tuesday announced that it will begin supporting Nike’s popular run-tracking system on several of its devices, including the M430 and M600 GPS watches. The update comes as part of Polar’s Polar Flow data-syncing platform, which is available on the web, as well as Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android.

To take advantage of the Nike+ integration, users must first update to the latest version of the Polar Flow software or app, then sign in using their account information. From there, they simply go to the “settings” menu and select the new option to link their Flow account with Nike+. The Polar software will prompt them to add their Nike ID and password so Polar Flow can grant permission to sync the data collected from a workout to Nike+.

polar nike run club flow 1

Both systems have their advantages for runners looking to improve their overall performance. For instance, Polar Flow monitors a number of important metrics throughout a run, and then visually displays that data in a format that is easy for users to understand. The software tracks progress over the course of days, weeks, and months, charting important milestones and workout trends along the way. The Nike+ Run Club offers a similar experience, although it also provides automated coaching options to help fine-tune performance, as well as an active online community of fellow runners to share achievements and challenges with. The social aspect of Nike’s online service is one of its biggest strengths, as athletes often look to friends and family for continued motivation.

The addition of Nike+ support is just the latest in a line of new partnerships for Polar. The company also added support for controlling GoPro cameras and the Stryd power meter to its M800 watch, and it has also updated its device with Strava, Apple Health, and Google Fit. This level of versatility isn’t found in a lot of other fitness wearables, making these options more attractive to serious runners.

Find out more at polar.com.

Deals

Before buying a Fitbit or Apple Watch, check out these fitness trackers under $50

Fitbit and Apple Watch are top of the line when it comes to fitness trackers but if you want to save, we have alternatives. If 2019 is the year you keep track of your health and budget your expenses, then take a look at these fitness…
Deals

Here are 20 portable tech gadgets you’ll want to use every day

If you're looking for portable tech to keep you charged up while on the go (or for some great small gift ideas), we've rounded up 20 must-have gadgets. You'll find everything from a mini gaming controller to a folding Bluetooth keyboard.
Deals

Best tax software deals from TurboTax, H&R Block, and more

Do you dread doing your taxes? Luckily for you, there are plenty of tax software options available to guide you through the process. And guess what? Some of them are even on sale today! Check out deals from TurboTax, H&R Block, and…
Deals

You can get a refurbished Apple Watch for under $200 at Walmart right now

The Apple Watch reigns at top in the smartwatches market, but with its costly price tag attached, it’s often hard to afford this great wearable device. Walmart is offering steep discounts for refurbished Apple Watch Series 3, Series 2…
Deals

The best budget-friendly GoPro alternatives that won’t leave you broke

Cold weather is here, and a good action camera is the perfect way to record all your adventures. You don't need to shell out the big bucks for a GoPro: Check out these great GoPro alternatives, including some 4K cameras, that won’t leave…
Photography

These are the sci-fi inspired digital binoculars you didn’t know you wanted

Binoculars haven't changed that dramatically over the years, but Canadian optics company NexOptic is hoping to change that with its DoubleTake digital binoculars which replace the usual eyecups with a 5-inch HD display.
Emerging Tech

Where are they now? A look back at last year’s Top Tech of CES winners

What happened to the 14 prize-winning products we singled out as the coolest things we saw at last year's CES 2018? Join us as we take a look at what the past 12 months has meant for them.
Outdoors

North Face’s new waterproof fabric makes Gore-Tex look downright primitive

Futurelight, the new high-tech fabric from The North Face, promises to be the most waterproof, breathable, and eco-friendly fabric ever created, eliminating condensation to completely change the game for outdoor pursuits.
Mobile

Goal Zero Yeti Tank and Yeti Link expand home power storage options

At CES 2019, Goal Zero expands its ability to store power at home and while traveling with the introduction of the Yeti Tank and Yeti Link, as well as redesigned Sherpa battery packs and a new Nomad 5 solar panel.
Emerging Tech

This iceless cooler looks like a Mars rover, keeps beer cold for a week

Furrion's Rova uses lithium-ion batteries and a compressor to keep beverages cold for up to a week with no ice, meaning you can skip the 7-11 run and cut straight to camping. It also charges gadgets and looks straight out of a Halo game.
Outdoors

Cyberfishing Smart Rod Sensor transforms normal fishing rods into data recorders

The Cyberfishing Smart Rod Sensor, on display at CES 2019, upgrades normal fishing rods into smarter versions of themselves. The device will work with a companion app to record data, including fishing hotspots and trophy fish details.
Emerging Tech

You may soon be able to summon an autonomous wheelchair like an Uber

At CES 2019, autonomous wheelchair company Whill unveiled its vision for a world in which people can summon its wheelchairs by app, in locations such as museums, airports, and city centers.
Emerging Tech

Furrion’s luxurious smart yacht looks like the perfect vessel for a Bond villain

Forget smart watches and the like: when it comes to the biggest smart technology at CES 2019, the literal answer can be nothing other than the 78-foot, high-tech luxury smart yacht, Adonis.
Emerging Tech

Look forward to your morning commute with one of the best ebikes available

A proper ebike is perfect for commuting or a trek along the trailhead, with most offering pedal assistance and a long-range battery. As more brands offer their own take on this innovative way to get around, it's hard to distinguish the…