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Polar commands respect from serious athletes with new Vantage V smartwatch

Two decades ago, when heart-rate monitors were starting to show up on the wrists of serious athletes, Polar was what was worn. Back then, you needed a chest strap, and the functions on the watch were pretty basic, but when compared to the alternative of holding two fingers to your throat, they were pretty impressive. Now there's a crowded field of smartwatches with heart-rate monitors, but Polar is still commanding the respect of serious athletes. The new Vantage V features the most accurate optical heart-rate monitor that the company has produced, and the number of functions in the sleek and comfortable watch is astounding.

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The not-hot springs in Colorado’s Eldorado Canyon

Though famously experienced hot, the mineral waters deep underground aren't all felt that way above the surface. While Coloradans love their soaking in winter, northern Front Range dwellers have a natural artesian spring to thank for a refreshing pool that has been widely popular in summers since July 4, 1905. The curative qualities exist, but the heat does not.

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How to avoid impending doom on the slopes

You and those with you had a wonderful day on the mountain. The snow was great and the sun was shining. You were filled with the joy that comes with snowriding – until you got back to your vehicle and realized your keys were missing.

This bull moose shows others who’s boss at Colorado ranch

These animals were spotted at Warm Springs Ranch in Colorado, and according to a December 6, 2018, Facebook post it’s not unusual for bull moose to form “bachelor groups” during the winter months. Here, one moose appears to be the boss of the group.