Strap in and get gritty: Polar goes off-road with the new Grit X2 Pro

From peaks to pavement, Polar's most rugged wearable yet can handle all your outdoor adventures

UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL 20TH MARCH 11AM GMT | Polar launches Grit X2 Pro outdoor watch
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Polar, a pioneer in wearable sports and fitness tech, has dropped the mic with its latest creation, the Polar Grit X2 Pro. Geared for adventurers and explorers, this rugged outdoor watch is more than just a pretty face.

Following in the footsteps of the Polar Grit X and rivalling the fan-favourite Garmin Fenix 7 Pro, the new smartwatch boasts a dazzling AMOLED touchscreen display, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass, built-in physical flashlight and a stainless-steel front casing that could take a beating from a bear.

Built to the latest military 810H standards, the Polar Grit X2 Pro comes with dual-frequency GPS, topographic maps, Breadcrumbs capability, turn-by-turn navigation powered by Komoot and a signal-boosting antenna—making it your trusty guide through the untamed wilderness.

The watch comes pre-installed with maps of Europe and North America, "rich in details of buildings, parks, major road networks, streets, and waterways," says Polar.

With up to 140 hours of battery life in eco mode, up to 43 hours in performance training mode, and up to 10 days in smartwatch mode, you'll never have to worry about getting lost in the woods with a dead watch.

UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL 20TH MARCH 11AM GMT | Polar launches Grit X2 Pro outdoor watch

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And for the data junkies out there, Polar Grit X2 Pro serves up a buffet of metrics: vertical speed, ascent speed, 3D speed, and more—all displayed on a vibrant 326ppi hi-res 1.39" AMOLED touchscreen that's bigger and brighter than anything we've seen from the brand before.

The Grit X2 Pro is available in Night Black or Stone-Gray, with an option to upgrade to the Grit X2 Pro Titan for a touch of luxury. And for those who want it all, there's a bundle that includes a Polar H10 heart rate sensor—because what's conquering the outdoors without monitoring your heart rate every step of the way?

So, whether you're scaling mountains, blazing trails, or just trying to find your way back to the campsite after one too many s'mores, the Polar Grit X2 Pro has got your back.

The Grit X2 Pro will be available for pre-order from Polar from 20 March to 2 April, and sales will commence on all channels from 3 April onwards, subject to availability.

You can choose from Night Black or Stone-Gray colours for £649 (approx. $824/ AU$ 1,263) or upgrade to the Grit X2 Pro Titan in Autumn Leather and Black Silicone for £749 (approx. $951/ AU$ 1,457).

Matt Kollat
Section Editor | Active

Matt Kollat is a journalist and content creator who works for and its magazine counterpart as an Active Editor. His areas of expertise include wearables, drones, fitness equipment, nutrition and outdoor gear. He joined T3 in 2019. His byline appears in several publications, including Techradar and Fit&Well, and more. Matt also collaborated with other content creators (e.g. Garage Gym Reviews) and judged many awards, such as the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance's ESSNawards. When he isn't working out, running or cycling, you'll find him roaming the countryside and trying out new podcasting and content creation equipment.