Polar Heart Rate Monitor Watch
Opt for a if you are planning to buy your first or replace your old one. This brand is proven to be the most experienced among heart rate monitor makers. That being said, it probably has the widest range of models to suit different training needs. Polar always has a watch to suit everyone; it does not matter what level they are on and whichever activity they do.
The new Polar FT60 is an upgraded version of the FT40 in the new Polar FT series. This wireless Polar heart rate monitor watch uses coded transmission and its features are about the same level of the older Polar F11. It has numerous variants that differ in either size or color.
This Polar heart rate monitor watch has a continuous heart rate monitoring for you to check your real-time heart rate while training. Its Star Training Program feature is a personalized training program based on your user profile such as age, weight, height, sex, activity level, fitness level, and training goal. There are three goals that you can choose from: Improve Fitness, Maximize Fitness, or Lose Weight.
There are two automatic methods of setting your heart rate training zones. The first is age-based and the other one is what Polar calls OwnZone, which is based on your condition on the day of the training. Both automatic methods set up three heart rate zones (zone 1, zone 2, and zone 3). You can freely train among these three zones or you can choose to lock into one zone so you train strictly within your choice. The three zones can be adjusted manually for flexibility.
The weekly follow-up is a very advanced feature of this Polar heart rate monitor watch that appears at 12:00 midnight every Sunday. This will review your past week’s results, sum up various training data, and guide you for next week’s training. It also has an Intelligent Notifications feature that makes the FT60 as smart as a computer. It will advise you if it thinks you have to update your weight or do a fitness test. With the FT60, you can track your weight loss progress through its weight diary that graphs your saved weights to show you the trends. Basing on your training results, it will also bend your training program or suggest taking a recovery week. You definitely have a digital trainer.
The FT60 has a wireless heart rate monitor that has a coded analogue chest strap transmitter (WearLink) and a wristwatch receiver. The batteries of both the wristwatch and the WearLink chest strap can be self-replaced. The coded wireless transmission prevents interference and cross talk from other heart rate monitor users nearby.