Polar F11 Watch
With so many heart rate monitor options in the market, choosing what is best for you may be confusing. Polar is a popular brand that offers a wide variety of heart monitor watches for all fitness levels. The is great for beginners and those who seek a simple-to-use monitor. It is a simple watch that is up to the task of measuring advanced fitness needs.
The Polar “F” series heart monitor watches are intended as fitness workout guide and tracking tools, which range from the entry-level to the higher-end models. The Polar F11 watch is an upgraded version of the F6, which is more flexible and a bit expensive because it has the Keep U Fit exercise feature. You can choose how many times you want to exercise during the week and set yourself the goals you want to attain within each training session.
The F11 assesses your current fitness level based on the statistics you have stored and the result of a fitness test (a timed measurement of your resting heart rate). The F11 watch then creates a tailored fitness plan that will guide you in the direction of your desired fitness outcome, whether to maintain your current fitness level, or maximize it. The watch uses a formula to calculate your maximum heart rate based on your own fitness level.
The Polar F11 watch features a target heart rate zone, which is either based on percentage of maximum heart rate or beats per minute (BPM). It beeps when you go beyond or fall below the boundaries of your target zone. This watch has the Own Cal feature that reports on calorie expenditure and percentage of fat burned within a training session. It also has as Polar Own Zone that automatically calculates training zone intensities. It also has a coded heart rate transmission that avoids cross talk and interference with other equipment.
The Polar F11 watch conveniently summarizes your workout results of up to 24 previous training sessions, together with your total exercise time and average heart rate and stores them in a training diary. The package includes the polar personal trainer software, which will also allow you to download your data to your computer to analyze your performances and link them up to an online community portal. You can also link your results to the Polar personal trainer website. This will particularly benefit the serious sports enthusiasts, where the personal training calendar can be customized.
This , which has male and female options, is available in a variety of colors including Grey Pepper, Pink Fizz, Orange Flash and Blue Glow.