Polar has today announced the release of a new version of its activity tracker, dubbed the Polar Loop 2 it has been designed to compete directly with the Fitbit Charge and Jawbone Up.

The Loop 2 is still about passively tracking your activity during the day as it was before, showing your activity on its in-built LED display, with the new version there is also the ability to show notifications from your phone, and it is now able to vibrate to notify you of those notifications.

However these are limited to just a few letters at a time, it should be good enough to show a caller ID, or something similar in length.

It also has a similar feature to the Apple Watch, which is to tell you when to stand up if you have been sitting down for too long, and it will sync all of your activity data to the Polar Flow web service and app.

Polar says that the battery on the Loop 2 should last anywhere between 3 and 8 days.

The Polar Loop 2 will be available in white, pink and black for $120.

You can find out more at the source link below.

Source: Polar

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