Designed by Finnish brand Polar Electro, the Polar Grit X outdoor multisport watch is an uncompromising combination of rugged and durable, yet lightweight design, top training features, and the possibilities of Polar Flow, ultimate training platform.
Styled like a sports watch yet equipped for more hardcore pursuits, the Polar Grit X offers an impressive suite of tracking smarts and tailored training aids.
Seasoned endurance athletes might be limited by the average battery life, half-baked Hill Splitter feature and lack of offline maps, but it’s still a strong option for outdoor enthusiasts looking to get more adventurous – unless you want Spotify support.
Polar Grit X was developed to help outdoor enthusiasts push their boundaries.
The watch offers a robust and lightweight design, outstanding battery life, and entirely new Polar smart coaching features.
Physically, the Polar Grit X strikes a balance between robust build and streamlined design.
Though it’s tough enough to pass several military durability tests – including water resistance to 100m.
Same goes for the silicone strap, which is sturdy yet comfortable, with 22 adjustment options and a premium textured finish.
Despite its generous 47mm diameter, the stainless-steel casing isn’t chunky or cumbersome.
At 13mm deep, it sits low enough to fit under most sleeves, while a reinforced polymer back keeps the weight down to 64g. That’s 16g lighter than the Fenix 6 and makes the Grit X feel more like a running watch than its heftier outdoor rivals.
Front and center, there is a 1.2-inch color touchscreen, ringed by a black frame with subtle time markings. While it can’t rival crisper smartwatch screens, the display performs well on outdoor duties: it’s clear and readable in even the brightest sunlight, with decent contrast and no shortage of space – with a backlight for backup on midnight sprints.
Five textured buttons are neatly sculpted into the shell.
Responsive and well-proportioned, these perfectly complement the watch’s clean and uncluttered operating system, which benefits from a logical layout that’s easy to use mid-exercise.
Interaction with the physical inputs is so natural that the laggy and imprecise touchscreen essentially becomes redundant.
Whether you’re out on the trails or preparing for future adventures with supportive workouts indoors, Grit X comes with all the essential tools you need to power through anything.
Grit X features US military-grade standard construction, designed for the roughest conditions. Weighing only 64 grams, it also boasts an incredible weight-to-battery ratio, even up to 100 hours via multiple power save options – perfect for extended adventures or ultra events.
Polar Grit X comes with built-in GPS, compass, and altimeter in training mode, and Polar’s unique Smart Coaching features that make sure you’re ready for your future adventures.
Project: Polar Grit X / Outdoor multisport watch
Designers: Polar Electro Oy
Manufacturer: Polar Electro Oy
Photographers: Christian Rowlands