The Polar Fitness FT1 Heart Rate Monitor is designed for basic fitness use and cardiac rehabilitation. An anatomically designed chest transmitter attaches to an elastic belt, monitors your continuous heart rate and transmits coded data to the wrist unit. HeartTouch technology offers button-free operation of the wrist unit, so you can view your heart rate without disturbing your exercise rhythm. Visual and audible alarms alert you when you've strayed outside of your target heart rate zone.
Features and Benefits
Exercise timer keeps track of elapsed time
Provides continuous heart rate monitoring (bpm or percentage) to help maintain your fitness goals
HeartTouch technology provides button-free operation of the wrist unit
Water resistance to 50 m ensures operation in wet conditions
Backlight illuminates the watch face in low-light conditions
Visual and audible alarms alert you when you've strayed outside of your target heart rate zone
Anatomically designed chest transmitter
Up to 50 m
Rated 5 out of
mike k from
easy, accurate, durablebought it years ago and lasts. Easy, simple and accurate. Wish strap battery was easily replaceable thol
Date published: 2016-02-06
Rated 2 out of
DisappointedI've been satisfied with my polar products in the past - the main problem here is that the instructions are so poor. I can see under "file" the total amount of time spent exercising, the average heart rate and the maximum heart rate, but what the heck does the last number mean? Nothing in the instructions explains how to use the watch - you have to figure it out by trial and error.
Date published: 2016-01-20
Rated 1 out of
waste of moneyI got this for a Christmas present and am so disappointed the packaging got thrown away. It takes forever for it to pick up my heart rate and then it says it's 40BPM when I know it's not - when it gets above 100BPM it start tracking, maybe a records it a little high...I'm not quiet sure though because it spends about 10 minutes or more on each of the functions and rarely gets to telling me my heart rate - SOOOO frustrating. If you press the one "easy" button to try to get it to scan, it stops the whole workout. What a waste of money.
Date published: 2016-01-13
Rated 1 out of
Breaks easily and causes a rashAfter less than 3 months of use, the transmitter was not sending a signal. I replaced the battery replaced and verified that the belt had a conductive connection to my skin. Still no signal. I was doubly irritated because my skin on either side of the POLAR transmitter battery holder was red and raw with a rash. Realized in reading about fixes that the belt had leaked the connective gel/fluid and caused the rash.
Date published: 2015-12-01
Rated 5 out of
nice but....needs some better stitching.this is about the 5th one I brought!!! Love them...plain simple and thats all I need to check my heart rate. Once battery goes, you have to buy a whole new set. I use it everyday and in all kinds of fitness. However, this last one, the stitching from the edge that connects the break apart thing to get band off, came un stitched and now worthless. Am not a sewer but took it to a tailor shop to restitch and can use again. Told them to make heavier stitching. so , if the people who make these, need to make it re enforced stitching. I will still buy them.
Date published: 2015-11-20
Rated 4 out of
Great for basic HRI wanted something that would allow me to track my HR during non-running workouts. I didn't want any bells and whistles and I certainly didn't want a hefty price tag - this fit the bill perfectly.
I gave it 4 stars because I am pretty sure if I wasn't a woman with a 6" wrist this wouldn't fit - and it's supposed to be a man's watch
Date published: 2015-07-16
Rated 4 out of
Easy to Read, easy to use, BasicI have an 8 year old Polar F1 that still works, but the transmitter belt has finally deteriorated (the plastic ends broke through). This FT1 is very similar, but the watch band looks suspect. I just received this, have used it two days and am concerned the "gel-rubber" band may not last. I will update over time. The one-button entries have a short learning curve and you won't regret the simplicity. After entering execute (start) you merely swipe your wrist past the chest sensor to toggle between heart rate, elapsed time and actual clock time. No buttons to push while working out! This is basic; no upload or tracking, but gives you right-now feedback of your workout intensity. The LARGE font is easy on these 60 YO eyes and preferable (to me) over the FT4/7 Polar's watch face and font size. The band is the only reason to not give it 5 stars.
Date published: 2015-06-19
Rated 1 out of
I'm confusedI just purchased the FT1. The instructions are absolutely horrible!! The salesperson told me you can use your age to determine your target heart rate, but that's not hte case. I'm returning it tomorrow.
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I need to quote (15) of Polar FT1, are these in stock and can I purchase on line with a credit card
Asked by: royal4iv
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Answered by: KimberlyR
Date published: 2016-01-09
Can you tell me if the Chest Band for this item comes in a variety of sizes such as L or XL?
Asked by: Sheila E
Hello Sheila E,
The Polar Fitness FT1 Heart Rate Monitor does not come in a variety of sizes. The transmitter attaches to an adjustable, elastic strap to fit snugly and comfortably.
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