How to Set Up a Polar M200 Fitness Tracker

Introduction

The Polar M200 is a waterproof running watch with wrist based heart rate, integrated GPS and 24/7 activity tracking. This guide will assist with setting up your Polar M200 to sync its data with your devices.
Polar M200 lineup.

1 Charge

Using the included cable, connect your device to a USB port on your computer, or a wall outlet.

diagram of connecting watch to power to charge

2 Choose Platform

Your Polar Fitness Tracker can be setup using your smartphone, tablet or computer.

  • On your phone, this guide will help you make sure Bluetooth is enabled, the app is installed, and guide you through first-time setup.
  • On your computer, you'll be using the included USB cable, this guide will walk you through installing the application, and first-time setup.
    Various Polar product offerings as well as mobile devices displaying the Polar Flow app.

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The Polar M200 is a waterproof running watch with wrist based heart rate, integrated GPS and 24/7 activity tracking. This guide will assist with setting up your Polar M200 to sync its data with your devices.
Polar M200 lineup.

Using the included cable, connect your device to a USB port on your computer, or a wall outlet.

diagram of connecting watch to power to charge

Your Polar Fitness Tracker can be setup using your smartphone, tablet or computer.

  • On your phone, this guide will help you make sure Bluetooth is enabled, the app is installed, and guide you through first-time setup.
  • On your computer, you'll be using the included USB cable, this guide will walk you through installing the application, and first-time setup.
    Various Polar product offerings as well as mobile devices displaying the Polar Flow app.
  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen.
    Swipe down
  2. Tap the Bluetooth icon to enable it.
    Bluetooth Enabled
    Bluetooth Enabled
    Bluetooth Disabled
    Bluetooth Disabled
  1. Launch the Play Store on your mobile device.
    Google Play Store.
  2. Tap in the search box at the top of the screen.
    Google Play Store with Search bar highlighted.
  3. Search for "polar flow" and tap on the found app.
    Keyword highlighted in Google Play search.
  4. Tap Install and then Open to use it.
    Install button highlighted in Play Store for found app.
  1. Launch the Polar Flow app and select Get Started.
    Polar Flow app highlighting the get started button.

  2. Sign in with an existing Polar account or select Create Account to create a new Polar account to log into.
    Polar Flow app's sign in screen.

  3. Once you are logged in, you will be prompted to add a device to the Polar Flow app. Ensure Bluetooth is turned ON on your mobile device, and make sure you are near your Polar device (within 10 feet).
    Polar Flow app displaying on-screen instructions for pairing a device with the app.

  4. Once your mobile device has found your Polar device, follow the on-screen instructions to complete pairing your Polar device with your mobile device.
  5. You should now be at your main/home screen of the Polar Flow app. Congratulations! Your Polar device will now begin synchronizing with the Polar Flow app automatically when it is in range of your mobile device.
    Polar Flow app main screen or dashboard.
  1. Open Settings.
    iOS Settings.
  2. Select Bluetooth.
    iOS Bluetooth
  3. Ensure that the Bluetooth toggle is in the On position.
    Bluetooth toggle switch highlighted in iOS settings.
  1. Launch the App Store on your mobile device.
    Apple App Store.
  2. Tap Search in the bottom right corner.
    App Store Search Button.
  3. Search for "Polar Flow" and tap on the found app.
    Keyword highlighted in App Store search.
  4. Tap Get and Install, then Open to use it.
    Get button highlighted in App Store for found app.

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.
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