Updates for Polar M400


Polar M400 software update with Strava pause time indicator

A software release (version 1.8.300) for the Polar M400 is available now available for update including the already introduced Strava pause time indicator. Also, gladly a fix has been found and added to this release for the bug that was bothering our phased target users when the targets were set to repeat.

In addition, the just released software includes a bunch of practical bug fixes to enhance your training experience. For the full list of bug fixes, check out the Polar M400 Release Notes.

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The Polar Running Program is here

Training for a particular event or just in a need for some running guidance? Whether you’re running your first 5k or aiming for a marathon, running programs by Polar will help you get ready, and coach you all the way to the finish line.

The Running Program is tailored for your goal, based on Polar heart rate zones, taking your personal attributes and training background into account. The program is intelligent, it adapts along the way based on your development. Read more

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Do you have your physical settings up to date?

Did you know that the physical settings you were asked to set to your Polar when you took it to use actually affect all the data you receive from your training device? For example, if you haven’t set your weight correctly to your account, you might actually be burning more calories than the set weight indicates or the other way around! Nobody wants to miss those burnt calories, right? Read more

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Polar M400 software update with running cadence

If you’re into running, it’s a good idea to monitor your cadence every now and then. Cadence is calculated by counting the number of steps you take per minute, and dividing it by two. For example, if your take 180 steps per minute counting both feet, your cadence is 90.

Software release for the PolarM400 now shows your running cadence from your wrist during your runs. There’s no need to calibrate, it is calculated automatically using the accelerometer. Read more



Polar Balance – More than just a scale

Did you gain a few of those Christmas pounds? Or maybe made a new year’s resolution to start a healthier life. We’ll help you keep that promise! The new Polar Balance is a complete weight management service that combines the Polar Balance Bluetooth® Smart scale, a Polar wearable fitness device*, and the Polar Flow app and web service. Read more

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Polar M400 Smart Notifications for Android

This update brings so many handy and fun stuff to your Polar M400; we have some improvements, bug fixes and yes, the Smart Notifications for the Android devices.


M400 Smart Notifications for Android

Let’s start with the Android Smart Notifications, since we know you’re eager to get them into use. Update your device softwares to match the following:

  • Android 5.0 or later
  • Flow app for Android 2.4.1
  • Polar M400 1.7.1 (check the software version from FlowSync upper right corner behind the settings wheel)

Notifications are OFF by default.  Set the Smart Notifications feature ON in the Polar Flow mobile app as follows:

  1. Open the Polar Flow mobile app and sync your M400 with the application
  2. Go to Settings > Notifications
  3. Under Smart notifications choose ON

When you turn Smart notifications on, you will be guided to enable the notifications on your phone (i.e. give Polar Flow app an access to your phone notifications), if you haven’t enabled them. Enable notifications?  is shown. Tap Enable. Then choose Polar Flow and tap OK.

  1. Sync your M400 again with the mobile app

The Smart Notifications are notified by a light sound, which is ON by default. If you would like to turn the sound OFF, you can do it from the General Settings. You can block notifications from any app if you like using the Flow app. As soon as you’ve received the first notification from an app to your M400, the app will be listed in Settings > Notifications > Block apps and you can block the app if you wish.

Remember to sync your M400 with the mobile app whenever you change the notification settings on the Polar Flow mobile app.

Check out a more detailed description on the Android Smart Notifications for your M400 from here.


Other fun stuff in this 1.7.1 software release

This we already introduced to our V800 users a few weeks back and after using it a while it really has been a nice add-on to your training; during pause, you can now also see your burned calories and the travelled distance on the paused screen.  Another handy feature has been the possibility to turn off the backlight with a short upper left button press. This also is now available for your M400.

The interval timer just got a bit better with the sound alarm informing you that the phase about to end in a few seconds, so it’s time to speed up!

We’ve also added a small reminder for you about the care of your M400; “Rinse and dry the USB port frequently. Charge only when dry”. You’ll see this note a few times when you plug in your M400 for syncing. For detailed care instructions for your M400, check out the Care for your Polar post from here.

If you have some nasty bugs bothering you, check out the Polar M400 Release Notes to check if we’ve found a way to defeat them in this release.


Wonder which one is next for the Android Smart Notifications ;)


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