Polar Wrist Watch
Polar takes pride in having created the first heart rate monitor in 1977, and in being a certified specialist in the field. The brand has been leading this category, continually aiming to be the world’s top specialists in producing the most accurate and intelligent training devices with heart-rate based features, which can be credited to a combination of expertise in sports, electronics and physiology, plus a deep understanding of customer needs.
Every directs users to properly do their workouts. It is intelligent enough to tell them how often, how much and how hard to train. This is the reason why so many great athletes use Polar training watches. The brand, however, reiterates that you don’t have to be a professional sportsman to benefit from its heart rate monitoring products.
The FT1 is an entry-level Polar wrist watch that is perfect for newbies because of its simplicity. It may not look like the most attractive heart monitor timepiece but it can definitely be very helpful to first-timers. The watch is very slim and comfortable to wear. It has a rubberized strap with holes running along its entire band, giving you a comfortable fit and minimizing the accumulation of wrist sweat.
Hardcore exercise buffs may find the features of this Polar wrist watch quite limited but it will be perfect for beginners who intend to focus on their trainings, rather than on how to navigate a watch; what it does is to display is your current heart rate while training and record the length of your training session, with average and maximum heart rates. Users can customize the upper and lower training zone limits to suit their desired pace. Since this Polar wrist watch will only record the last training session, users should log all their data manually if they want to keep track of their progress.
The FTI is very simple to operate, using a single button to control everything. The most complicated part may only be the initial setup where you configure the heart rate zones. Once you’ve successfully set it up, it’s good to go. The T31 heart rate transmitter that goes with this Polar wrist watch requires good contact with the chest to get a reading on the heart. You just need to ensure that the contacts are moist so you wouldn’t encounter problems. The FT1 will display your current heart rate while you’re training. When you slip outside your preset heart rate zone, the display will flash and the watch will beep until you drop or go back up into the zone.