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.Packed with a number of innovative training features to help you meet your exercise goals, the Polar FT7 men’s heart rate monitor watch is ideal for fitness enthusiasts of any type. The FT7’s training computer starts by checking your body’s daily condition and guiding you to a suitably intense workout. The watch accomplishes this by measuring your heart rate in beats per minute, and then indicating whether you exceed or fall below your target zone. You can track your workout progress on the graphical display, which shows where you fall within the desired intensity zone.
The FT7 also offers an EnergyPointer, which tells you whether the main effect of your training is to improve your fitness or burn fat. Polar’s OwnCal function, meanwhile, tracks your energy expenditure during a single exercise session as well as your accumulated kilocalories throughout the week. As you progress, you can set daily and weekly exercise goals in terms of calorie expenditure, helping you achieve both short- and long-term goals. The watch also includes two other Polar-exclusive features: The first, OwnCode, is a technology that blocks unwanted crosstalk signals from other heart rate monitors nearby, ensuring that your heart rate data is transmitted clearly. This is particularly helpful when exercising with other people, such as in aerobic or spinning classes. The HeartTouch function is just as handy, as it lets you access your choice of information without pressing buttons. Just bring your training computer close to your transmitter and you can cycle through the data.
The FT7 is compatible with polarpersonaltrainer.com, which offers training programs for running, cycling, outdoor sports, and general fitness. The training programs create training targets that appear in your Polar diary. When you transfer training results from the FT7 to your diary, you can easily follow up your training and plan future training sessions. The FT7 also makes it easy to monitor your training load and recovery, helping you recognize your personal limits, avoid over- or under-training, and adjust your training intensity and duration according to your daily and weekly targets.
Other details include a Polar FlowLink port that’s compatible with Macs and PCs; recording for up to 99 training files (with summaries); water resistance to 30 meters; a 12/24-hour clock with an alarm and snooze; a low battery indicator; a built-in backlight; and a user-replaceable battery.
- Continuous, accurate heart rate provides clear workout guidance
- Energy Pointer feature tells you if the main effect of your training is fitness improvement or fat burning
- Smart Calorie feature uses your personal data to provide accurate calories burned
- Polar H1 heart rate sensor
- Connects with compatible gym equipment using Gym Link and water resistant (30m)