Enjoy your training sessions with the Polar Fitness FT7 Heart Rate Monitor. A soft textile chest transmitter monitors your continuous heart rate and transmits data to the wrist unit, and HeartTouch technology offers button-free operation, so you can view your heart rate without disturbing your exercise rhythm. The monitor tracks calories and fat grams burned, and the Energy Pointer assesses your daily physical condition and tracks fat-burning and fitness intensity zones. Visual and audible alarms alert you when you've strayed outside your target heart rate zone.
Features and Benefits
Provides continuous heart rate monitoring (bpm or %) to help maintain your fitness goals
Calculates the number of calories and fat percentage burned during your workout for a comprehensive view of your progress
Energy Pointer assesses your daily physical condition and tracks fat-burning and fitness intensity zones
Visual and audible alarms alert you when you've strayed outside your target heart rate zone
Manual or automatic set target zones chart your customized settings by beats per minute and percentage
Digital display keeps the time and exercise data in clear view for quick and easy reference
Backlight illuminates the display in low-light conditions
Rated 3 out of
Heart Rate Miniaturizes RandomlyNo where on Polar's website and instruction manual does it have directions to enlarge the heart rate display which randomly miniaturized and I have wasted 1.5 hours scouring the net for this. There are many competitors out there which I may consider instead of Polar.
Date published: 2016-10-09
Rated 5 out of
Great Product, Highly Recommend!I used my FT7 Everyday for 4 years. I have used and abused my PolaFT7 and it still works great, I believe it is the most accurate training device I have used and I trust it.
Date published: 2016-03-16
Rated 3 out of
Nice Monitor Wrong DateI just received my FT7, so far I like it and will try out the heart rate monitor tonight. I did notice after setting the date it is displaying the incorrect day of the week, even after double checking I had set it correctly. Not programmed for 2016 leap year?
Date published: 2016-03-07
Rated 1 out of
DisappointedThis was my second FT7; I returned it after 2 frustrating attempted tries. I was getting the old ‘check heart rate transmitter’ message. The fabric chest strap on my first FT7 did the same thing despite following all maintenance directions to the letter. It did work well using my old T31 chest strap for about 1½ years before the watch died after having the battery replaced and several unsuccessful attempted to resuscitate it.
My older Polar heart rate monitor with the T31 chest strap worked just fine and lasted about 4 years of continuous use until it died. It owed me nothing. I did not hesitate to buy your FT7 after my first heart rate monitor died but I have experienced nothing but misery and disappointment since. Can’t you guys go back to what worked?
Date published: 2016-02-22
Rated 1 out of
2nd one wasn't a charmI'm extremely active at the gym. This is my 2nd HR Monitor and it's reading the same error message as the first one. Works for a few months then the shenanigans start. Error reads "Check heart rate transmitter!" So freaking annoying! Heart conditions are hereditary and my family So I need to have a HR Monitor that works!! spend most of my workout time messing around with this. Wet strap/clean strap/changed battery/removed battery for 10 min hoping it would reset. NEVER purchasing another again . Ugh!!
Date published: 2016-01-16
Rated 1 out of
Might be good, can't use it since I can't read it.Attached should be a picture of a new Polar FT7 (red/black) with the 'cool' white-on-black display [this review is specific to that model]. If you look really hard you can make out the numbers on the face. You will not want to be looking that hard during any sort of activity. Either side of the unit are an older Polar receiver and some printed material for reference, showing that there is plenty of ambient light. (note that the old unit is also showing a low battery signal, and is still driving the display at several times the contrast).
Date published: 2015-12-29
Rated 5 out of
accurateBought this a month ago and love it. Worried that the monitor strap would bother me while working out but I never notice that in have it on.
Date published: 2015-10-06
Rated 4 out of
Good product for the priceI really like my HR monitor because it allows me to meet zones. The only complaint I have is it sometime only detects every other beat. I gave up trying to figure out how it was placed incorrectly and decide just double the number. So if I'm in the range of 125 and then the monitor reads 62 I know I'm still in my zone. You do get cheated out of calories burned. My main goal is to maintain a HR for x amount of minutes which it's great for.
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Considering buying this HRM. How large of a chest will the strap fit for the transmitter? Thank you
Asked by: clloyd5706
The size of the M-XXL strap is: 660mm - 910mm (+/- 20mm)
Answered by: MaggieM
Date published: 2014-01-22
Does FT7 require the chest strap unit? If so, is that included in the price?
Asked by: bwgipson
The Polar Fitness FT7 Heart Rate Monitor does require and include a chest transmitter belt.
Answered by: KimberlyR
Date published: 2014-01-14
does it keep track of distance and time?
Asked by: pizza123
The Polar Fitness FT7 Heart Rate Monitor does not keep track of distance and time.
Answered by: Kcook
Date published: 2014-01-09
Can't get battery compartment open on transmitter so I can replace battery. Any suggestions?
Asked by: jheyland
It is recommended that you have the battery replaced by an authorized Polar Service Center. They test your Polar FT7 for water resistance after battery replacement and make a full periodic check. Please feel free to visit http://www.polar.com/us-en/support/service to find the authorized Polar Service Center nearest you.
Polar Fitness can also be reached at 1-800-227-1314 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
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