Polar F6 Watch
The heart rate monitor is one of the most popular models because it offers so much more than a standard exercise heart rate monitor. There are a number of reviews that classify this model as the best for its price range.
Like other heart rate monitors, you should sit down and spend some time reading the Polar F6 watch manual to learn how to make it work. The instructions are very easy to follow so there’s nothing to worry about. The F6 watch allows you to enter the necessary personal settings such as age, weight, height and gender so it can calculate your calories burned and heart rate zones. It also has a stopwatch, timer and an alarm.
Once you successfully set the basics, you can already start monitoring your heart rate. The Polar F6 watch allows you to record your workouts so you can track your intensity and calories burned each day. You can modify the settings (basic, light, moderate or hard) to choose the intensity of your workout. While working out, you can scroll through different screens to see your heart rate and how many calories you’ve burned, as well as check if you’re in your target heart rate zone.
The Polar F6 watch boasts of the different ways of tracking the heart rate. If you set your watch to OwnZone, it determines your heart rate zone each time you work out. When you’re having your warm-up, the F6 will follow your heart rate at different intensities. Based on those numbers, it will create a target heart rate zone. The good thing about this feature is it matches your energy level for that day, which often reflects in your heart rate. Using the OwnZone can definitely help you match your energy level and physical state with the correct heart rate zone.
If you choose the automatic setting, the F6 watch will calculate your heart rate based on your age. The standard formula used for calculation is often underestimated. This is a glitch in this setting because the heart rate zones become a bit low.
The manual setting is the most versatile of the heart rate settings since it allows you to enter your own heart rate zone. You can use a calculator or formula to come up with your heart rate zone or you can use your own numbers.
The Polar F6 watch is indeed worth buying, considering its variety of functions, from tracking the heart rate and workout intensity to calculating calories burned and time spent in each zone. It’s easy to use, decently priced and comes in different sizes and colors, giving you a comfortable, stylish and effective heart rate monitor.