The Polar Grit X2 Pro Is Here, And It Could Just Be The Running Watch To Take On The Garmin Fenix Series

This latest Polar running watch blends durability, advanced navigation, and health insights for the most epic outdoor adventure experience.


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In the world of outdoor and fitness enthusiasts, the gear you use can make or break your experience. Recognizing this, Polar, a pioneer in wearable sports technology, has introduced the Polar Grit X2 Pro, a sports watch that combines rugged durability with advanced technology.

It’s designed for those who dare to explore and push their limits, and is set to challenge the likes of the Garmin Fenix range and other top running watches this year.

The Polar Grit X2 Pro is a peek into the future of outdoor sports watches

Launched in Kempele, Finland, on March 20th 2024, the Polar Grit X2 Pro is a testament to Polar’s nearly 50-year legacy of innovation and dedication to sports science. The watch boasts a dazzling AMOLED touchscreen display, ensuring clarity and vibrant visuals under any conditions.

Coupled with scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass and a high-strength stainless-steel casing, it promises durability for even the most demanding adventures that you may be planning to take it on. Available now for pre-order ($749.90).

Navigation to help keep you on track, and never lost

For runners who enjoy venturing into the unknown, the Grit X2 Pro is going to be perfect for this, with dual-frequency GPS and a suite of navigation tools like offline maps, Breadcrumbs, and turn-by-turn navigation powered by komoot.

Polar Grit X2 Pro

The Polar Grit X2 Pro running watch comes pre-loaded with maps of Europe and North America, and users can download additional detailed topographic maps for free, ensuring you have the most accurate and up-to-date information at your fingertips.

It’s designed with the rugged outdoors in mind

The Grit X2 Pro’s design is built to withstand extremely tough conditions, meeting the latest military 810H standards, it’s equipped to handle high altitudes, extreme temperatures, and immersion, among other challenging environments.

This makes it a great companion for trail runners, mountain bikers, and anyone who doesn’t shy away from a bit of mud and grit.

Health and training insights at your fingertips

What sets the Grit X2 Pro apart is its innovative biosensing technology, Polar Elixir™. This platform provides advanced health monitoring features, including optical heart rate tracking, wrist-based ECG, SpO2 blood oxygen levels, and nightly skin temperature monitoring.

These insights, along with personalized training, nutrition, sleep, and recovery guidance, offer users a comprehensive view of their health and performance.

Battery life that goes the distance with you

With up to 140 hours of battery life in eco training mode and up to 43 hours in performance mode, the Grit X2 Pro ensures you have the data you need for long-distance ultra running and hiking.

The watch also features a built-in flashlight, like the awesome Garmin Fenix 7X Pro, and 32GB of storage for saving training data and maps for offline use, making it a go-to gadget for every adventure.

Polar Grit X2 Pro 2 watch

The Polar Grit X2 Pro is available in two sleek colors, Night Black and Stone-Gray (pictured above), and comes with a price tag of $749.90. For those looking for something even more special, the Titan edition, priced at $869.95, offers a lighter aerospace titanium casing and an additional leather wristband for a touch of luxury.

Ready to learn more about the new Polar Grit X2 Pro?

If you’re in the market for a sports watch that matches your adventurous spirit and supports your fitness journey, the Polar Grit X2 Pro might just be what you’re looking for. With its combination of durability, advanced technology, and comprehensive health and fitness features, it’s ready to join you on your next run, hike, or outdoor adventure.

Pre-orders start on March 20th, with full availability from April 3rd.

As the founder of Trail & Kale, and seasoned marathoner & ultrarunner, Alastair loves bringing our readers independent running shoe reviews and gear insights to help you run your best. Learn more about Trail & Kale here.


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