Polar Beat is the ultimate free sports and fitness tracker app from the pioneer of wearable sports technology. Running, cycling, gym, walking, dancing… Choose your favorite activity from 100+ sport profiles and start reaching your goals.

"Polar Beat is the best app for real-time heart rate monitoring." – CIO

PLAN, TRAIN, ANALYZE, SHARE. All in one place.
1. Make a personal training PLAN
» Choose your activity from 100+ sport profiles
» Choose a training target: distance, time or calories burned

2. TRAIN smart
» Track your distance, pace and route with GPS
» Get real-time voice guidance based on your goals
» Stay at the right intensity for the most effective workout*

3. ANALYZE and UNDERSTAND your training session
» Log all your training sessions, indoors or out, with sport profiles for a comprehensive training diary
» See what you achieved with each workout: improved endurance, increased strength or burned fat*
» See how many calories you burned*
» Understand the impact of your workout at different intensity levels*
» Re-live your routes on the map
» Analyze your training sessions and history
» Understand your overall fitness with Polar Flow, Polar's comprehensive and free web service for health and fitness

4. SHARE your achievements with your friends
» Share your training with friends, challenge them to beat your record or just spread the good vibes after an awesome workout.

- See your live heart rate with the Polar H10 or OH1 heart rate sensor*
- Track distance indoors with a Polar stride sensor (Polar stride sensor required)
- Connect to Apple Health
- Connect with Apple Watch

* Features available with the Polar H10 or OH1 heart rate sensor.

Connect the Polar H10 heart rate sensor to Polar Beat and get accurate, live heart rate to your phone. With live heart rate, you can make sure you're training at the right intensity. By training smarter, not harder, you can reach your goals faster, stay healthy and avoid over and under training. Polar H10 even allows you to track your training session without your phone with you and transfer your heart rate data to Polar Beat after you finish.

Polar OH1 is an optical heart rate monitor armband that combines versatility, comfort and simplicity. It fits comfortably around your arm and tracks heart rate with Polar’s high-quality optical heart rate solution. With Polar OH1 and Polar Beat you get live heart rate data right on the screen of your phone.

With the Polar Beat premium features and Polar H10 or OH1 heart rate sensor you can unlock the next level of personal fitness: specific training targets, personalized feedback and fitness assessments.

[+] Polar Fitness Test – Measure your fitness level while you lie down and relax
[+] Polar Running Index – See how your running performance is developing
[+] Polar EnergyPointer – See the main effect of your workout in real time - whether you’re burning fat or improving fitness
[+] Polar Benefit Target – Set specific training targets - like boosting recovery or improving endurance and get guidance to achieve it

**Premium features are now available for free with any Polar Bluetooth Low Energy heart rate sensor.

DOWNLOAD Polar Beat now and turn your phone into a personal trainer.

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Note: Continuous use of GPS can dramatically decrease your phone’s battery life.

What's New

Version 2.6.1

This release brings the quality improvements for the Polar Beat app.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

5.5K Ratings

5.5K Ratings

Middle-aged fat woman


To be honest I’ve only used this app a handful of times, after a recent purchase of a Polar H10. I wanted an accurate heart rate tracker for walking. The reviews I could find online were all for the 7 model, but those were highly favorable for accuracy. Pairing the device to the app could be easier, I’ve been walking and discovered it wasn’t paired, my heart rate wasn’t being recorded. I have learned to make sure to pair it to the app and NOT to my iPhone X. Strange, but I can live with that. The first time I used it I selected walking for the workout. I started it prior to actually being ready to leave the house, putting on sneakers, running upstairs for a tissue, and the coach’s voice told me to slow down! The next time I forgot to select the walking routine. Unbeknownst to me at the default running workout, I was disappointed not to be advised to slow down, or to receive any encouragement at all, being a humid 90 degree day and my fat little legs pumping away. I’m learning! I think the app itself is great. I want to know that I’m getting the most out of my walks, health and fat wise. I can see where my heart rate is, if I need to work harder or can slow down a bit, track my route, time, elevation, pace and fat calories burned. This app has all the bells and whistles plus dozens of types routines from mountain climbing to wheelchair activities.

Hey, polish the rough edges!

Emma's robot

1. Any simple BT headphones will link to my iPhone—minimal effort, just does. NOT w the initial connect w the H7. Required hard reboot of phone AFTER downloading Pilar app, and registering. THEN remove battery and reinsert on polar chest piece. THEN it will connect

2. This IS not detailed in the support on the website. I just played around w it until I figured it out. I DID blow about ten minutes on the website trying to troubleshoot however. Thanks for that... polar IT.

3. Call for support—“sorry, wait times are longer than you have set aside to waste in the phone service queue”. I hung up after about 8 minutes or so.

4. Polar bear—while running w the app track my you cannot pause it to quick change the voice prompt menu. It requires you end the workout to do so. Really there are other apps that I prefer to run in parallel to polar beat for my run/training data tracking and prompts BECAUSE the polar app is just not competitive w the other apps out there. Needs more data crunching ability and more flexibility—just more whistles and bells.

5. BUT...the H7 does what it supposed to do—track HR very well. That’s why I bought it and so I am not upset. MAYBE though—since apparently polar doesn’t want to put a live person I the phone for feedback—they will read this and consider polishing the product. It could be a very robust product—it just needs a little work on the rough edges.

This app is so frustrating! Same problem for a decade!


It’s very frustrating that this app has had the same problem for a decade now - it doesn’t automatically start logging workouts when you put on a chest strap! This is a no brained! What’s the issue? Never mind I don’t care about any issues just fix it! 😉

Can’t tell you how many times I’ve popped on the H10 chest strap and went to workout, upon returning found the dang app didn’t start itself, as usual, so ALL HEART RATE MEASUREMENTS WERE NOT SAVED! What the heck does the chest strap do when I have it on then? Where do any measurements it took go? NOWHERE! Apple Health app doesn’t seem to be allowed to pull it out directly, Polar Beat must be touched before anything gets logged. So dumb. Extra steps that are easy to forget and take unnecessary time.

I don’t know ANYONE who just puts on the best strap for fun. WHENEVER SOMEONE PUTS ON THE STRAP IT SHOULD START RECORDING IMMEDIATELY, and Polar Beat should try to keep up and change it’s mode without any user intervention.

This should be as automatic as sleep recording apps by now. What’s the problem?!!

“Chest strap on” and “heart rate detected” = START RECORDING!

Add a “trim workout length” option so detail freaks can trim off the excess measurements before what they wanna call their workout start and after their self-defined end

Please fix this! Finally! Frustrating but what other choice out there do we have.


Polar Electro Oy
129.2 MB
Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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