Unboxing and Setting up the Polar Vantage V2

Unboxing and Setting up the Polar Vantage V2

I’ve been eagerly waiting to get my hands on the Polar Vantage V2 since we heard the rumours on the Polar Reddit page. So, let’s dive into it!

Packaging and Presentation

The Polar Vantage V2 comes in a type of packaging that we are now familiar with when it comes to high-end Polar watches. However, the presentation of it is a bit different this time. Polar has made it a bit simpler, making it easier to get the watch out of the box and start using it. All you need to do is pull apart the box and lift the top part, and there you will see your brand-new Polar Vantage V2.

First Impressions

As soon as you take out the Polar Vantage V2, you will first notice that it is lighter than its predecessors, the Polar Vantage and the Polar Grit X. Despite its lighter weight, the watch still has the high-quality build that we are used to with Polar watches.

Charging the Watch

Underneath the watch, you will see a new Polar cable for charging your watch. I recommend connecting it and charging it for about an hour to avoid any heartache. An interesting thing I noticed is that, unlike other Polar watches, this one doesn’t switch on automatically as soon as it gets some power from the charger. You have to press and hold the bottom left button to power it on.

Setting up the Watch

Even if you’re new to Polar, and especially if you already have a Polar account, the best way to get your watch up and running is to connect it straight to your computer. Don’t bother trying to connect it to your phone at first. Download the Polar app and sync all your data to ensure that all your sport profiles are on the watch. If you already have a Polar watch, you will want to remove it from your profile to avoid any confusion.

What’s New in the Polar Vantage V2

At a glance, you will see that the Polar Vantage V2 has the same menus you’re used to but with a few added options in the settings section. The watch now has weather information, like the Polar Grit X, and Polar is adding more value to their newer watches. The activity section is the same, with the same options for tracking your daily activity.


In conclusion, the Polar Vantage V2 is a well-designed and feature-packed watch that builds upon its predecessors. The unboxing and setup process is straightforward, and the added options in the settings section add value to the watch. Whether you’re new to Polar or already have a Polar watch, the Polar Vantage V2 is definitely worth considering.

The Secret Story of the Fitbit

This is an in-depth journey into the history of Fitbit. From the Fitbit Classic to the Fitbit Charge 3, we will look at how Fitbit was established, Fitbit’s successes and failures and what the future of Fitbit. Hopefully, they will be one of the biggest tech companies.



Title Images
Fitbit Intro photo by Adam Birkett https://unsplash.com/photos/QRWAdBCqysc
Fitbit Classic Tracker by charlene mcbride
Statistics Laptop by Carlos Muza https://unsplash.com/photos/hpjSkU2UYSU
Fitbit Ultra by Denis Kortunov https://www.flickr.com/photos/kortunov/6899716972/
Fitbit Force by Becky Stern https://www.flickr.com/photos/bekathwia/11502871793
Fitbit Charge HR by Andres Urena https://unsplash.com/photos/V7UoMNWsYsg
Fitbit Blaze by Andri Koolme https://www.flickr.com/photos/andrikoolme/28266998101
Fitbit Ionic by www.techloto.com
Fitbit Versa Title Image by mentatdgt https://www.pexels.com/photo/photo-of-smiling-woman-woman-in-black-sports-bra-and-black-leggings-1033374/
Fitbit Boxes Outro by www.techloto.com
Main Video
First James park photo by Photo by @kmeron for LeWeb12 Conference, Paris OFFICIAL LEWEB PHOTOS https://www.flickr.com/photos/leweb3/8246395659/
Fitbit website screenshot https://blog.prototypr.io/how-fitbits-ux-has-changed-2008-2016-7c27ed80d39f
Man Entering Card Details on Laptop by Videvo https://www.videvo.net/video/man-entering-card-details-on-laptop-4/7742/
Fitbit Ultra photos by Denis Kortunov https://www.flickr.com/search/?user_id=10368418%40N03&view_all=1&text=fitbit
Fitbit Alta Computer Picture by John Schnobrich on Unsplash https://unsplash.com/photos/FlPc9_VocJ4
Fitbit One in box by bfishadow https://www.flickr.com/photos/bfishadow/8201621333
Various info graphics by Flux VFX https://stock.adobe.com/contributor/206806252/flux-vfx?load_type=author&
Fitbit used in rape case – ABC27 article referenced https://www.abc27.com/news/police-womans-fitness-watch-disproved-rape-report/1107961245
Graph from Videvo https://www.videezy.com/backgrounds/14396-arrows-diagram-with-reticle
James Park, Co-Founder & CEO, Fitbit by OFFICIAL LEWEB PHOTOS https://www.flickr.com/photos/leweb3/8247463440/
Fitbit used in murder case https://edition.cnn.com/2017/04/25/us/fitbit-womans-death-investigation-trnd/index.html
#Fitbit #Apple #FitbitCharge3

Credit: https://unsplash.com/photos/QRWAdBCqysc

Best Fitbit 2018: Fitbit Charge 2 Honest Review

Your colleague is obsessed with their daily step goal; “The Fitbit Charge 2 has changed my life!” – but should you believe the hype? Well here is an honest review for the Fitbit Charge 2.

Fitbit Charge 2 Review – Initial Thoughts

The Fitbit Charge 2 looks beautiful, almost futuristic but the best and worst of it is invisible at first glance.


Simple Beauty

Fitbit Charge 2 Review – Design

The Fitbit Charge 2 has a clean and minimalistic design. If you are ashamed to advertise that you spent nearly £200 on your latest attempt to achieve your health goals, then you will appreciate the discreet design.


Side by side

It boasts a larger, brighter screen that makes its predecessor, the Charge HR, pale in comparison with its dim lit screen. It is perfect for running at night but terrible if it is the first thing you raise to your eyes in the morning.


Fitbit Charge 2 Review – Durability

The screen will get scratched, but it is not a deal breaker because so do smart-phones and tablet screens. The only way around it is to buy a screen protector.


Everything with a screen will scratch


The biggest game changer is the interchangeable band. Oh, sweet relief.

The Charge HR’s greatest failure was the guaranteed-to-break band. Google Charge HR broken band and see the graveyard of destroyed fitness watches.


Broken Fitbit Charge HR


Apart from addressing a major design flaw, the options for replacement bands coupled with third party companies (original Fitbit replacement bands are overpriced) means you have much more control over your look.


Fitbit Replacement Band


Fitbit Charge 2 Review – The Big Screen


Fitbit Charge 2 – Thick Border Around Screen


The perfect illusion – it works, and you will not mind when you realise that you are being tricked. It is a throwback to LCD/PLASMA TVs with thick borders to elevate the deception of a larger screen. Touchscreen? No. Why would you need it? Remember the old Samsung touchscreen phones? No? Well, I do! A stark reminder that if the touchscreen is not up to par, it becomes a hindrance.

I will happily wait until Fitbit have the right technology to produce the best touchscreen fitness watch.


Fitbit Charge 2 Review – Navigation



“Look woody” clock face options, everywhere. I could create an entire review on the different options available for the clock face. Well done Fitbit, well done.


The Charge 2’s Navigation has received an upgrade from its older sibling’s. It has fluid transitions between each screen.


I heard that the Head of Amazon once asked for a redesign because “it was not beautiful enough” – this display passes the beauty test.


It is clear that Fitbit has put some thought into this. They have considered the user journey rather than adding random fancy features. It feels like an Apple product. Yes, I said it.


You can see all the essential details on the watch.


Fitbit Charge 2 Review – Additional Features


  • Step reminders
  • Text & call notifications
  • Subtle alarm vibrations
  • GPS tracking
  • Guided breathing feature


Fitbit Charge 2 Review – The Fitbit App



There are some added features on the app when you upgrade to the Charge 2. Here are the new and most important features.


Set your watch wrist and your dominant hand.


Seems unimportant until you are in the Work Week Challenge with someone who decides to wear the Fitbit on their right hand so that it registers more steps (I am talking to you, Chris).


See VO2 max data


You can also connect it to the MyFitnessPal app which is better for keeping a food diary – especially if you eat ethnic foods that are not on Fitbit’s database.


You can adjust the 250 step goal’s start and end time to suits your schedule.


Fitbit Charge 2 Review – Pointers

Sync regularly – the longer you wait, the longer you will have to wait while your watch syncs! It can be very annoying when you have not synced for a week and have taken 100k steps.


New Charger design is tricky – always double check that it is charging.


Fitbit is reputable for being reasonable if your watch is damaged due to manufacturing errors just make sure that you keep your receipt!


Where to Buy the Fitbit Charge 2 UK

Buy it from Amazon, they are the best supplier and offer a quick delivery service. For high-street shops, I would recommend Argos and John Lewis.



Three months on, I am happy with the purchase. If you are planning to upgrade from the Charge HR, then this is perfect for you. You will not regret it.

Fitbit Charge HR Honest Review & How to Use - Honest Review

An honest review of the Fitbit Charge hr after 3 months of use.

Some parts of the video tell you the basics of the Charge Hr, some information is also in-depth. By the end of the video you should know how to get the most out of your Fitbit Charge HR, if you decide to get one.