Inside The Polar Factory - The History Of Heart Rate Monitors

Published on September 6th 2018


GTN take a look inside the Polar factory. Glancing back at the history, having a look behind the scenes at the rigorous testing required and checking out the latest products on show. Subscribe to GTN: Check out the GTN Shop: In association with Polar. Most of us measure our training with some sort of device or app and take for granted the science behind it. Recording heart rate has now become one of the more obvious parameters to use when analysing our effort levels in training or a race, but where did all of this start? It was in Finland where Polar designed the first wearable heart rate monitor back in 1977, a ground breaking move at the time. Since then, the technology has progressed significantly so in this video, we are going to be looking inside the Polar HQ to find out more about what goes on! If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 Submit your content here: If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link - Watch more on GTN... 📹 How To Run Using Heart Rate Zones | Running Training For Triathlon - Music: Epidemic Sound Always In Bloom (Instrumental Version) - Frigga Back When - Seamus McNamara Heart Mending - Lonov Just You And Me (Instrumental Version) - Sebastian Forslund Nerdy But Cool Beat 1 - Jonatan Järpehag Nordic Poptastic 3 - Jack Elphick Nordic Poptastic 5 - Jack Elphick Our Jam (Instrumental Version) - Da Tooby Poser (Instrumental Version) - Paisley Pink Robot Empire 4 - Niklas Ahlström Rockin Beat Nr 31 - Jack Elphick Summer's End - Benjamin Kling Whak - Wesky Photos: © Triathlon / Getty Images