Wearable sports technology company Polar announced today that as part of a GoPro Developer Program they will introduce GoPro functionality into the Polar V800 GPS multisport watch later this year.
“The Polar V800 is a world-class device that is recognized by athletes around the globe, so it made sense to introduce a new dimension of the sport experience to our flagship product,” said Marco Suvilaakso, Global Product Director at Polar in the press release. “The upcoming GoPro functionality takes reliving an event like shredding down a single track with your mountain bike or ascending up a huge climb during your epic trail run to make it an even deeper experience. Now users can relive events or training sessions with a video, and see their contextual data overlaid so they can know exactly how fast they were moving, the altitude, how many miles into the event they were and how hard their bodies reacted to every incline, wave, finish line or any other moment in their sports adventure.”
Additionally, runners and riders will be able to use the V800 to operate basic commands on their GoPro camera.
The Polar V800 is available now for $499.95 at Polar.com. Current users can update their Polar V800 with the latest GoPro integration via a Polar Flow software update coming later this year. Read Triathlete’s 2016 Buyer’s Guide review here and get a peek at what the technology will look like with the video above.