Episode 125: Polar has been a leader in heart rate technology for several decades now. One of the largest GPS watch brands on the market, we are pleased to announce we now import from Polar directly into Final Surge. Tom Fowler is the president of Polar, a former professional triathlete Tom discusses workouts with Mark Allen, a horrifying accident he had and we do talk about some new things Polar is doing like Power on the watch with no third device.
:55 Who is Tom Fowler, what was his business background before he started working with Polar as President
2:25 With all those athletic business connections, what is your athletic background?
4:31 You mentioned you raced against Mark Allen, what was it like in the 80’s racing on the triathlon circuit?
8:10 What was the most memorable sessions with Mark Allen?
13:00 Story about Scott and Allen competing in the pool on workout days
15:25 If they were doing it without technology, then do you really need technology?
19:49 Heart rate, distance, and pace, power. How much are you adding in power and what are your thoughts on it?
23:55 I saw Polar is tracking power to the watch itself with Vantage V, how does that work?
27:18 Have you taken the Stryd and Vantage on a run and compare the results?
29:50 What other metrics will your power measure?
31:20 What else does Polar have coming out?
34:17 How is heart rate accuracy between wrist and chest strap?
37:30 Great story about an injury that almost ended his athletic career