Polar Ft7 Men’s Heart Rate Monitor (Black/Red)

The Polar FT7 Men’s Heart Rate Monitor in Black & Red

The Polar FT7 is a complete, all-around training computer for tracking calories, exercising smart and staying motivated; includes Polar’s WearLink, a comfortable, soft, fabric chest strap, normally only available with higher-end Polar watches.

Getting Started Instruction:

Getting started with a Polar heart rate monitor is easy. First, make sure you thoroughly wet the electrodes on back of the strap with water and snap the transmitter into place. Then place the strap on your chest prior to starting the watch.

Tip: it is best to stand away from others when starting the watch. When you are finished with your workout detach transmitter, rinse the strap with water and hang dry.

Polar Ft7

For those who want to know if they’re improving their fitness or burning fat.

The Polar Ft7 Heart Rate Monitor device packs a high efficiency workout computer into a compact package that fits on your wrist. In addition to highly accurate heart rate tracking with the Polar WearLink+ transmitter, the Ft7 helps you analyze the data as you train so that you can optimize your results. Log into polarpersonaltrainer.com to keep a training diary, access training programs and more. When you are not working out the Polar Ft7 continues to function as a regular wrist watch with a 12/24-hour clock, date/weekday indicator, alarm, and a backlight for use in any lighting.

Key Features:

EnergyPointer: If you want to improve your fitness or burn fat, EnergyPointer is an easy-to-use feature that visually shows you what the main effect of your training is so that you can focus on what you want to achieve.

Smart Calories: OwnCal calculates the number of calories expended during a training session based on your weight, height, age, gender, your individual maximum heart rate (HRmax) and how hard you’re training–for maximum accuracy.

Training Load: Training Load helps you to find the perfect balance between rest and training. Find out your training load status at polarpersonaltrainer.com. It shows you at a glance your daily cumulative training load and advises if and when rest days are needed and when it’s best to train harder in order to maintain your performance improvement.

Body measurement features: Average and maximum heart rate of training Heart rate–beat per minute (BPM) / percentage Heart Rate max (user set) Manual target zone–BPM (upper limit) Polar EnergyPointer Polar OwnCal–calorie expenditure Polar OwnCode(5kHz)–coded transmission

Training features HeartTouch–button-free operation of wrist unit: When HeartTouch is on, different training information during training can be accessed without pressing buttons, for instance, when gloves make pressing buttons difficult, by bringing your training computer close to your transmitter.

Graphical target zone indicator: This feature points out graphically on the display the zone you are in during a training session helping you to stay on the desired intensity zone.

Data transfer features: Compatible with Mac (Intel-based) via Polar FlowLink. Compatible with PC via Polar FlowLink. Compatible with polarpersonaltrainer.com via Polar FlowLink

Polarpersonaltrainer.com features: Training analyzing Training diary Training Load Training programs

Recording features: Totals Training files (with summaries)–99 Weekly history

Watch features: Backlight Date and weekday indicator li>Display text in English, German, Finnish, Swedish, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian Dual time zones KeyLock Low battery indicator Time of day (12/24 hour) with alarm and snooze User replaceable battery Water resistant to 30 meters

What’s in the Box?

Polar FT7 training computer, Polar WearLink+ transmitter, FT7 Getting Started Guide

 Polar FT7 Features

  • Sophisticated Heart Rate Monitor with full watch functions and Polar WearLink+ transmitter
  • EnergyPointer–tells you if the main effect of your training is fitness improvement or fat burning
  • Smart Calories–lets you know exactly how many calories you’ve burned
  • Training Load–helps you find the perfect balance between rest and training
  • Provides data transfer with PC and Mac computers and compatibility with polarpersonaltrainer.com via Polar FlowLink
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3 Responsesso far.

  1. Topeka Larry says:

    Good monitor, with one main flaw I’ve had the ft7 for maybe two weeks now, using it many times, since it is my first heart rate monitor. Overall, i think it is a good deal. It feels and looks like a high-quality instrument – solid, if not “flashy”. It fits my wrists just fine and seems to have plenty of adjustment for larger wrists (I have fairly small wrists for a guy, at a “healthy” weight of 157 at 5’8″, at age 40). I believe the watch band is anti-microbial (and anyway, has a cool yet subtle almost snakeskin kind of look to it). The band’s connection to the watch seems quite integrated and sturdy, with the vertical thickness of the band being the same as the watch where the two meet. The watch’s main body, while plenty large, does not dwarf my wrist or anything.I understand that it is a fairly recent development for Polar that the chest strap and the watch will both take regular batteries, rather than having to order replacements from Polar. Certainly that is more convenient. Also as I…

  2. Philip R. Heath "Gadgets, Music, & Books" says:

    Perfect Device For Basic Heart Rate Based Training BACKGROUND: Since buying my Garmin Forerunner 305, I found that I hardly scratched the surface in terms of taking advantage of its features. I was also disappointed that it only calculates calories burned if you are running outside. I know that this allows for a more accurate algorithm, but I workout in the gym 90% of the time. So I opted for the Polar FT7 as a simplified device that would give calories burned for all workouts.SETUP: There isn’t a lot to do here. When turning the device on it walks you through basic setup of date, time, and personal information such as age, height, weight, and gender. I wanted to verify that the WearLink unit and watch were able to communicate prior to going for my first workout so I connected the WearLink unit to the chest strap, wet the sensors, and put it on. The wrist unit began receiving heart rate data within a couple of seconds. Satisfied that everything would work OK, I put the watch and chest strap into my gym bag…

  3. Camila Simone says:

    Investment that will CHANGE the way you work out When I’m working out, I think my most effective exercise style has been interval training. Routine in a gym workout is ideal, but I can only do a workout for x amount of time before I’m bored of it.The ultimate goal I have is keeping my heart rate up, so my first thought was to invest in a heart rate monitor. After looking at some reviews, I chose the polar FT7.It’s amazing.It’s changed the motivation I have to work out and keep up my heart rate. Not only does this watch monitor your heart rate, it records it daily! (when you wear the monitor on your chest, of course). And WEEKLY REVIEWS of your time, maximum/minimum heart rate, calories, and how much of your workout was fitness vs. fatburn (which you can tabulate on your own if you calculate the calories you burn per minute, and the rate of calories burned at a given period of time but this watch DOES THE WORK FOR YOU!)It’s inspiring to see how much fitness I’ve done, and what ways work best for…