Polar H10 is an HRM chest strap that can be paired to a range of smartwatches, including the Apple Watch lineup, via Bluetooth.
Though all available Apple Watches have built-in heart rate monitors, people always recommend, for the right reason, using an external sensor like the Polar H10 for more accurate readings during intense workouts.
In this post, we will show you how to connect the Polar H10 with your Apple Watch. We will share with you the pairing process for both the new (Apple Watch Series 7)and existing Apple Watch models like the Series 6, 5, 4, 3, and SE.
So without further ado, let’s get started.
How to connect the Polar H10 with your Apple Watch? (Without iPhone)
To connect the Polar H10 with your Apple Watch, you need to have the following:
- The Polar H10 HRM chest strap
- An Apple Watch (any model), We had Series 7
- The latest version of watchOS is installed on your Apple Watch, but it is not necessary.
Make sure that the Polar H10 is not connected to any other device, including your iPhone. Next, follow the steps below:
- Mount the Polar 10 on the strap, and it will turn on.
- Launch the “Settings” app on your Apple Watch.
- Tap on “Bluetooth.”
- Now, you need to make sure that the Bluetooth is turned on. If it’s not, turn it on by tapping on the toggle switch next to it.
- Once the Bluetooth is turned on, it will start searching for nearby devices under the “Health Devices” section.
- Tap on “Polar H10” when it appears in the list.
- The Apple Watch and the Polar H10 will now be paired and is ready to use with the Polar H10.
To get accurate readings, make sure that the chest strap is properly positioned and snug against your skin. Also, it is recommended that you moisten the contacts on the strap before putting it on.
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Now that you have hooked your Polar 10 with Apple Watch 7, let’s find out what both these devices are capable of when it comes to fitness and health tracking.
You won’t be pairing an external heart rate sensor with your Apple Watch unless you are seriously into fitness and health tracking. The chest strap offers nothing more advanced than the latest Apple Watch, but it has one definite advantage over it: the accuracy during dynamic workouts is extraordinary, and be it Apple Watch or Garmin, no optical sensor can match a good, old-fashioned chest strap in this department till now.