any smart watches specifically good for moto?

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12/9/2020 6:08 PM

in the market for a smartwatch for fitness mainly, so any feedback is appreciated (:

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12/9/2020 6:29 PM

I have a polar vantage m I use for lap times and for fitness tracking.

Code MOTO15 is from Mathes and gets you 15% off. I love the watch.

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12/9/2020 6:45 PM

I’ve been using the Apple Watch; but, I’ve broken 2...
One in Baja (warrantied: screen just popped off)
One 2 weeks ago at Pala (appears to have been hit by a rock/roost: replaced with the new 6)

Good for tracking my vitals and lap-times if you’ve got a good app.

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

12/9/2020 6:54 PM

yz133rider wrote:

I have a polar vantage m I use for lap times and for fitness tracking.

Code MOTO15 is from Mathes and gets you 15% off. I love the watch.

Just purchased one during their Black Friday sale based off suggestions here in another thread a couple weeks ago.

So far seems cool, looking forward to using it with the lit pro app once riding resumes.

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12/9/2020 7:30 PM

I've had both the Apple watch and the Polar Vantage M. I prefer the Polar. It's better for moto and fitness than the Apple.

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12/9/2020 7:48 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/9/2020 7:49 PM

I went from Apple (gps and battery suuuuuuuucked) to Garmin. No complaints.

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12/9/2020 8:55 PM

3rd vote for the Polar Vantage M.

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12/9/2020 9:56 PM

I just bought my boy a Garmin Vivoactive 3. No use yet but I think it will give the options wanted without being crazy expensive.

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12/10/2020 3:46 AM

yz133rider wrote:

I have a polar vantage m I use for lap times and for fitness tracking.

Code MOTO15 is from Mathes and gets you 15% off. I love the watch.

Does count laps on its own or do you have to physically lap the watch?

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12/10/2020 4:41 AM

yz133rider wrote:

I have a polar vantage m I use for lap times and for fitness tracking.

Code MOTO15 is from Mathes and gets you 15% off. I love the watch.

navalseabee wrote:

Does count laps on its own or do you have to physically lap the watch?

I use the litpro app and it does it automatically with the watch. It’s truly bad ass. You need an iPhone for the app.

I believe the watch will do lap times on its own without the app as well but not positive as the app is easy to use and is very cool.

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12/10/2020 5:27 AM

yz133rider wrote:

I have a polar vantage m I use for lap times and for fitness tracking.

Code MOTO15 is from Mathes and gets you 15% off. I love the watch.

navalseabee wrote:

Does count laps on its own or do you have to physically lap the watch?

yz133rider wrote:

I use the litpro app and it does it automatically with the watch. It’s truly bad ass. You need an iPhone for the app.

I believe the watch will do lap times on its own without the app as well but not positive as the app is easy to use and is very cool.

So do you have to have the phone on you while riding as well, or just pair it with the watch and it'll sync when you get back to it?

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12/10/2020 5:31 AM

navalseabee wrote:

Does count laps on its own or do you have to physically lap the watch?

yz133rider wrote:

I use the litpro app and it does it automatically with the watch. It’s truly bad ass. You need an iPhone for the app.

I believe the watch will do lap times on its own without the app as well but not positive as the app is easy to use and is very cool.

murph783 wrote:

So do you have to have the phone on you while riding as well, or just pair it with the watch and it'll sync when you get back to it?

you can sync it once back at the truck. Another vote for polar vantage m

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12/10/2020 5:57 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/10/2020 6:00 AM

yz133rider wrote:

I have a polar vantage m I use for lap times and for fitness tracking.

Code MOTO15 is from Mathes and gets you 15% off. I love the watch.

Thanks for the code! Just ordered one.

When you get text or call notifications does it show you the name or number of the sender, or does it just give you an icon to let you know you received a text/call/email. I hate having to take my phone out of my pocket while riding to see who is calling.

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12/10/2020 6:04 AM

Polar vantage M, it works perfect with the polar app and strava.

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12/10/2020 6:09 AM

I use a Garmin Fenix 5s with the triathlon heart rate strap, i have used it for over a year and have not had any issues

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12/10/2020 6:56 AM

TeamGreen wrote:

I’ve been using the Apple Watch; but, I’ve broken 2...
One in Baja (warrantied: screen just popped off)
One 2 weeks ago at Pala (appears to have been hit by a rock/roost: replaced with the new 6)

Good for tracking my vitals and lap-times if you’ve got a good app.

What app are you using on the apple watch?

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12/10/2020 7:11 AM

If you are in the market for any Polar products
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12/10/2020 7:13 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/10/2020 7:14 AM

GrapeApe wrote:

Thanks for the code! Just ordered one.

When you get text or call notifications does it show you the name or number of the sender, or does it just give you an icon to let you know you received a text/call/email. I hate having to take my phone out of my pocket while riding to see who is calling.

It will show you who sent the message/ who is calling. If you don’t have private notifications it will also show you part of the actual message aswell just like the screen of your iPhone

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12/10/2020 7:32 AM

I love the Apple Watch, but not because it's great for Moto. If you want to buy a single device, I would use the Polar Vantage M. It works pretty well with LitPro app (and does not require hardware).

I use the Apple Watch, Polar chest strap, and the LitPro XGPS unit.

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12/10/2020 2:55 PM

Polar Vantage M for the win. I love this watch and it links with Lit Pro and the polar app

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12/10/2020 3:22 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/10/2020 3:22 PM

I bought a Garmin Fenix 5 Sapphire two years ago on black friday. I’ve had 0 issues and I only take it off when I go to sleep. I really recommend putting in that little extra for the Sapphire glass. It takes a pounding at work, at the track doing motos and mountain biking and the glass is still as good as new.

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12/10/2020 3:43 PM

I have been on the fence as to which new HRM to get. Thanks for the information guys. I just bought the Polar Vantage M from ViralMoto.

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12/10/2020 3:49 PM

Thanks for all the feedback. Stuck between picking up a Garming Venu for $150 or a Polar Vantage M for $210 hmmm

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12/10/2020 6:30 PM

Crossup wrote:

I have been on the fence as to which new HRM to get. Thanks for the information guys. I just bought the Polar Vantage M from ViralMoto.

Thank You! We appreciate it! If you ever have any issues Polar has great tech support and you can always contact us as well at info@viralmoto.com. Enjoy!

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12/10/2020 6:38 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/10/2020 6:50 PM

maxer wrote:

Thanks for all the feedback. Stuck between picking up a Garming Venu for $150 or a Polar Vantage M for $210 hmmm

Polar comes with a 2 year warranty on the watch and a 1 year warranty on the band from date of activation on the app...I believe Garmin is only 1 year.....I have never used Garmin products so I can’t weigh in on them. But I do know the 2 year warranty is a selling point on the Polar!

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12/11/2020 7:03 PM

Finnish_Flash_62 wrote:

I bought a Garmin Fenix 5 Sapphire two years ago on black friday. I’ve had 0 issues and I only take it off when I go to sleep. I really recommend putting in that little extra for the Sapphire glass. It takes a pounding at work, at the track doing motos and mountain biking and the glass is still as good as new.

What setting on the watch are you using for moto?

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12/12/2020 10:18 AM

Having both Garmin and Polar... wrist hrm way too erratic on both brands and no better than Fitbit in my opinion. Navigation on Garmin and Polar also seems clunky and not very intuitive...Lousy battery life too. Good number of positive reviews though.

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12/12/2020 11:18 AM

Battery on my polar lasts much longer than I expected, pleasantly surprised by it.

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12/13/2020 11:14 AM

I just downloaded the Litpro mx app and connected it with my polar account. So the next time when I sync to my polar app it goes automatically to the Litpro app?

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12/13/2020 7:28 PM

JA33 wrote:

I just downloaded the Litpro mx app and connected it with my polar account. So the next time when I sync to my polar app it goes automatically to the Litpro app?

Yes. It should pull directly over to the litpro app

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