Apple’s Watch isn’t the first with an EKG reader but it will matter to more consumers

Apple’s COO Jeff Williams exuberantly proclaimed Apple’s Watch was the first to get FDA clearance as an over-the-counter electrocardiogram (EKG) reader during the special event at Apple headqu

Polar embeds a bunch of sensors into a workout shirt

The once-ascendant world of wearables seems to be on shaky ground of late, but you’ve got to hand it to polar for really going all in. The Finnish company’s certainly got the history to back it up

Polar’s new GPS watch is aimed at beginning runners

Polar’s been doing heart rate monitoring before it was cool. Way, way before. In fact, the company’s been making the things since 1982, giving it a three-decade head-start on most of the competi

Polar brings its fitness focus to Android Wear with the M600

Polar goes back. Way, way back. Back to the early 80s, when the Finnish company launched its first portable heart rate monitor, the Sport Tester PE 2000. Back when wearable fitness devices weren’t r

Polar’s Loop 2 Activity Tracker Adds Notifications And Vibrations To Your Wrist

Polar just released a brand-new version of its activity tracker, the Loop 2. The company now competes directly with the Fitbit Charge and Jawbone Up, as the new tracker now packs more features to stay

Polling Site Polar Not Dead (Or Acquired By Google) After All

A few months ago, TechCrunch, the Wall Street Journal and a number of other publications reported that Google had acquired the social polling startup Polar and that its founders were going to join the

Social Voting App Polar Launches Self-Service Poll-Creating Tool For Publishers

<a target="_blank" href="http://polarb.com/">Polar</a>, the social voting app that raised $1.2 million from Yahoo founder Jerry Yang, Google's Don Dodge and other prominent investors last year, is lau

Polar’s Sticky Polling App Gets Stickier With Its Latest Update, Closes In On 8M Total Votes

The overall landscape of mobile apps is an interesting one, with most of the top free titles on Apple’s App Store being games or services pushed by massive companies like Twitter (Vine) or Googl

Mobile Social Voting App Polar Raises $1.2M From Jerry Yang, John Lilly, Maynard Webb And Others

Social voting app <a target="_blank" href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/polar/id563322683?mt=8">Polar</a> has raised $1.2 milliom from Yahoo founder Jerry Yang at AME Cloud Ventures, Greylock Partn

Polar Demonstrates Exactly What To Do If Your App’s User Base Is Becoming Too “Teen-Centric”

It happens to the best of entrepreneurs: That service, app, or site that you set up finds an audience that totally blows your mind. You thought that a certain set of people would flock to your app lik

Polar Hits 1 Million Votes, Illustrates How To Develop A Truly Successful Mobile-First App

We told you about the <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2012/12/05/social-voting-app-polar-has-had-over-a-half-million-votes-in-its-first-eleven-days/">super-simple and super-sticky voting app Polar for

Social Voting App Polar Has Had Over A Half Million Votes In Its First Eleven Days

Hot-or-not is a site that most of us who have used the web are familiar with. Sit down at your desk, look at pictures and profiles of a bunch of people, and respond to them with an easy voting interac

You Know, For Triathlons: Polar RCX5 Heart Rate Watch Review

I've used quite a few heart rate monitoring watches in my day. I've played with <a HREF="https://techcrunch.com/2010/03/09/review-suunto-core-light-black/">Suuntos</a> and <a HREF="https://techcrunch.

Polar tears down the Nike+ dongle hegemony

Nike and Polar (the heart rate monitor people) have just introduced the Polar WearLink+ that connects your Polar gear to the Nike+ iPod pedometer. The heartrate band sends data to the same program tha

You Work it Girl: Women's Fitness

Let’s face it: Almost all fitness gear, from free weights to running shoes, is designed with men in mind. When companies make a “women’s version,” it’s usually clad in pi

Adidas Helps You Monitor Your Heart

Adidas has teamed up with Polar to produce a new line of clothes called Project Fusion that will both monitor your ECG stats and, possibly, look cool. The system has sensors built throughout the shirt