Polar M430

Running GPS & Heart Rate Watches
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Polar M430 is building on the success of its predecessor M400. The watch now has an optical sensor built in that delivers accurate and reliable heart rate reading from the wrist. They added features like vibration alerts, low power mode for the ultra-runner, customisable watch faces, new breathable wrist band and more.


GPS for outdoors, built in accelerometer for indoors

Polar M430 tracks your pace, distance and altitude with the integrated GPS. When you run indoors, it tracks pace and distance from your wrist movements.

Fitness test

Polar Fitness Test with wrist-based heart rate tests your fitness level anytime, anywhere — no straps needed.

Running program

Get a personal and adaptive training plan that fits you and your goals.

Low-power GPS modes

These enable the unit to get up to 30 hours of GPS-on battery time

  • High accuracy mode: 1-Second Recording Mode: Plots a GPS point every second, HR is every second too
  • Medium accuracy recording Mode: Plots a GPS point every 30 seconds, HR is every second still
  • Low power recording mode: Plots a GPS point every 60 seconds, HR is every second still

Sleep plus

Sleep is vital to your recovery and overall well-being. With Polar Sleep Plus you get valuable insights to your sleep. Learn about the quality of your sleep, get to know your sleeping patterns and let good sleeping habits push you towards better performance.

24/7 heart rate recording

This features is not available at the moment - it's coming in Q3, later this year. There is an option to go into a ‘My Heart Rate’ menu and check your heart rate.  But this data isn’t recorded anywhere within the platform (app or web).You can see your heart rate with 'My heart rate' feature but it does not get recorded.

Firmware Updates Available via Bluetooth Smart



Improved/new features:

  • Refreshed design & improved ergonomics
  • Accurate OHR - 6 LEDs
  • Smart A/GPS - assisted quick fix GPS
  • Vibration alerts
  • Stopwatch functionality
  • Easy to set-up from mobile
  • Improved sleep analysis
  • Simplified watch faces
  • High contrast, high resolution display
  • New breathable wrist band
  • Customisable watch faces
  • Reversible training views (black/white X white/black)
  • Custom made USB port (new contacts, no oxidation)

User interface

  • 4 rows display
  • 5 different display views
  • Back light
  • Activity -  goal, guidance and sleep plus
  • Smart notifications
  • 8 hours training time with GPS/OHR, up to 20 days in time mode (with daily activity)
  • 20 customisable sports profiles

Optical heart rate

  • 6 LEDs wrist based heart rate
  • Fitness test (VO2Max) - Polar own technology
  • HR zones and guidance
  • My heart rate
  • Accurate calories


  • Speed/pace
  • Distance
  • Altitude (GPS based)
  • Low power mode
  • Assisted GPS - quick fix
  • Back to start navigation
  • Route (with Polar Flow)

Run features

  • Running programmes and targets
  • Running index
  • Cadence from the wrist
  • Speed indoors
  • Stopwatch
  • Laps and timers (interval timers)
  • Personal best
  • Training load and Recovery (in Flow)

Smart coaching features

  • Fitness test
  • Training benefit
  • Training load and Recovery - in Flow service
  • Running index
  • Running programmes
  • Calorie consumption
  • Daily activity
  • Sleep analysis

Watch features

  • Time and date
  • Alarm with snooze (set-up also from mobile)
  • Weight 56,6 g
  • Thickness 11,5 mm
  • High contrast, high resolution display (128/128)
  • Vibration alerts
  • Waterproof to 30m
  • Rechargeable 255 MAh (tbc) Li-pol battery (USB)
  • Custom USB for data sync with PC or Mac
  • Bluetooth Smart with mobile (and optional BLE HR and footpod sensors and weight scales)
  • Software updates (also via mobile)
  • Languages: German, French, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Polish, Russian, Turkish, Indonesian, Czech, Japanese, Chinese (Simpl.)


Delivery Information

UK Delivery is FREE on orders over £10.

International Delivery within 3 working days via DHL (prices vary according to country).

Priority First Class Delivery within 3 working days (charge £5).

Next Day Delivery available weekdays on orders placed before 3pm for next working day delivery (charge £7).

Orders placed Monday - Friday before 3pm will be dispatched the same day.

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