How to Factory Reset a Polar M200 Fitness Tracker

Introduction

You may need to factory reset your Polar M200 fitness tracker as part of a troubleshooting step or if you decide to give it to someone else. This guide will help return your device to its original out-of-the-box settings.

Resetting empties all personal data and settings from the M200, and you will need to set it up again if you wish to continue using it.

Polar M200.

? How would you like to reset your device?

  1. Using FlowSync software on my computer, but I need help installing it first
  2. Using FlowSync software on my computer
  3. From the Polar device itself

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You may need to factory reset your Polar M200 fitness tracker as part of a troubleshooting step or if you decide to give it to someone else. This guide will help return your device to its original out-of-the-box settings.

Resetting empties all personal data and settings from the M200, and you will need to set it up again if you wish to continue using it.

Polar M200.

FlowSync software is offered by Polar as an alternative for those who would prefer to synchronize their fitness tracker's data to their web-based account instead of a mobile device. This is a manual synchronization process, meaning your device MUST be physically connected to a computer in order to perform a synchronization of your data. If you would prefer more of an automated process, please consider using the Polar Flow app on a mobile device.

  1. Download and install the FlowSync software from the Polar website for your PC or Mac computer.
    FlowSync software download scree on polar website. Screenshot.
  2. Follow the posted instructions to install the software onto your computer.
    FlowSync License agreement. Screenshot.
  3. Launch the FlowSync software and follow the on-screen instructions to connect your Polar device.
    FlowSync software prompting user to connect Polar device to computer. Screenshot.
  4. The software will take you through the process of logging into the Polar web service through an existing account, or via creating a new account.
  5. You are now ready to connect your device to your computer and perform a sync whenever you would like using the FlowSync software.
  1. Connect your Polar device to your computer using its supplied USB cable.
    Polar device connected to computer. Diagram.
  2. Open FlowSync software. The Polar FlowSync software transfers your training information to the Polar Flow web service.
    FlowSync software. Screenshot.
  3. Click the settings icon (1) and select FACTORY RESET (2).
    FlowSync software with settings button and Factory reset button highlighted. Screenshot.

Depending on the version of Polar software your device is running, what you see on your fitness tracker may differ from these photos. However, the steps outlined in this process should be no different.

  1. Press the right button until you navigate to Settings.
    Settings.
     
  2. Press and hold the right button to enter the Settings menu.
    Polar M200 watch highlighting the right button.

  3. Press the right button until you navigate to About Product. Press and hold to view the About Product menu.
  4. Press the right button until you navigate to Restart Device.
  5. With Restart Device showing, press and hold the right button.
  6. Press the right button again to confirm the restart.
  7. When the Polar logo appears, press and hold down the left button until Restoring appears.
    Polar M200 watch highlighting the left button.

  8. Once complete, the device is now fully reset.

If you plan on continuing to use your M200 device, you will need to perform the initial set-up process over again.

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