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New partnership brings the gold standard of heart rate measurement technology to Canada’s National Ski Team

November 21, 2022

MONTREAL— Nordiq Canada and Outdoor Gear Canada, the exclusive distributor of Polar Electro products in Canada, announced a new partnership that will provide the nation’s elite cross-country skiers with Polar’s heart rate measurement wearables to track their progress as they ready themselves for the new World Cup season and future challenges. Going forward, Canada’s top athletes will be leaning on Polar products like Polar H10, widely regarded as the world’s most accurate heart rate sensor.

“Cross-country ski athletes spend countless hours training on and off the ski trails so we are excited that our exclusive collaboration with Outdoor Gear Canada will provide our athletes with access to some of the most critical resources our athletes require to deliver on their performance goals” said Stéphane Barrette, Chief Executive Officer, Nordiq Canada “Polar Electro’s products offer the most precise heart rate monitoring technology available and we look forward to having them with us on our team’s quest to put the maple leaf back on the international podium.”

“We are very proud to be able to support Nordiq Canada with Polar devices” said, Sylvain Bossé, VP of Marketing at Outdoor Gear Canada. “Polar’s technology will offer unique insights that will help athletes improve their performance as they work towards their goals.”

For over 45 years, Polar has provided guidance for health, sports, and fitness with innovative wearable devices and the world’s best measurement technology. Polar’s products capture all the complex data from the body and translate it into clear, useful, tangible statistics and figures to offer personalize guidance. The company’s suite of smart coaching features, including recovery and sleep tracking capabilities helps people—from first-timers to world-ranking pros—fine-tune their training efficiency and keep performing to the best of their ability in sports, and in life.

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“If you want to be the best, you must train with the best, “said Robin McKeever, head coach of Nordiq Canada’s Olympic program. “Physiology is one of the most important parts of cross-country skiing. Polar provides our team with the most accurate data possible so we can tailor our training plans for our athletes.

“I have been using Polar since the day I got my first heart rate monitor on my 14th birthday, and it has been a reliable training tool ever since,” said Katherine Stewart-Jones a 2022 Olympian. “I love that Polar provides the analytics which allow me to monitor my training and stay on track towards reaching my goals.”

Like Stewart-Jones, 11-time Paralympic medallist Mark Arendz, relies on crucial resources like Polar products to ensure he is fully prepared each time he hits the start line.

“A heart rate monitor is the most vital piece of equipment I use every day,” said Arendz, a four-time Paralympian. “Polar’s heart rate sensors, like the Polar H10 chest strap, maximize my ability to train smart, ensuring I get the absolute most out of each beat.”



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