Polar Ft1 Heart Rate Monitor

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Amazon Price: N/A $47.80 You save: $0.05 (%). (as of August 10, 2017 6:04 am – Details). Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Designed for standard physical fitness training, the FT1 heart rate screen shows your heart rate on a large, easy-to-read display. Heart rate target zones help to enhance your physical fitness level, one-button performance makes operation a cinch, and coded heart rate transmission gets rid of all crosstalk.Body Measurement Features: Average and maximum heart rate of training, Heart rate – bpm, HR-based target zones with visual and audible alarm, Manual target zone– bpm, Polar OwnCode (5kHz) – coded transmission
Recording Features: Training files (with summaries) – 1
Training Features: HeartTouch – button-free operation of wrist unit
View Features: Backlight, Date and weekday indication, Display text in English, Time of day (12/24h), Water-resistant – 50m
Transmitter Belt: Polar T31 coded transmitter belt

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B00NPZ73QQ
  • Item model number: 4001914-PARENT

Customer Reviews

Monitor works great.. if it’s new along with the battery being new

35 people found this helpful.
 on November 16, 2015
By Michigan Mom
This was a replacement for my husband, the one he had was 4 years old and the battery died. Since we live in a remote area it was easier and cheaper to purchase a new one. We purchased this with the “assumption” it was brand new. Well, after 3 months it died. Screen when black, we weren’t sure how to go about replacing it since it still had a warranty. I called their headquarters in New York, they requested I fill out their form online along with all my credit card info. It was under warranty so I was very hesitant to send my cc info but I could not complete the forms unless I included the info. I decided to see if there was a repair facility near us again. Luckily there was, I called them and explained my situation. I sent the two monitors to them as they requested. Today we received a call. It seems the NEW monitor wasn’t as new as we thought (remember I had just purchased this item in June 2015). This supposedly NEW monitor was as old (4 yrs to be exact) as the old one which had quit. If we hadn’t included the sales receipt from Amazon LLC, they would not have known it had a 2 year warranty at all. So, what you think you are buying new might not be new. I am extremely disappointed in this purchase for this reason, I purchased the item thinking it was new, when it fact it was 4 years old. Now I wonder about all my other purchases from here. By the way, this was sold by Amazon LLC, but they won’t handle any warranty work on items such as this. The monitor works great, my husband loves it. You just have to send or take it to a repair facility to have a new battery installed.

Excellent, simple HR monitor

75 people found this helpful.
 on September 4, 2014
By AD
I am an exercise physiologist in a cardiac rehabilitation program at a local hospital.

Use Torx T5 mini bit to replace CR2025 battery.

28 people found this helpful.
 on November 14, 2014
By wb
I enjoy this hrm but find the watch not responsive enough when very active. It may take 30 seconds or more to update no matter how moist the strap is. For intense workouts, that’s simply not responsive enough.

It’s very accurate and has a great price on Amazon

90 people found this helpful.
 on April 14, 2013
By William K Wheatley
I have brief cardiac arrhythmia episodes once or twice every three months but can’t feel it when my heart rate speeds up to 200 beats per minute, or higher, without some type of heart rate measurement device. By wearing my Polar FT1 while I’m awake, even though I might not know it when my heart rate sky-rockets, my Polar FT1 catches it and keeps track of it. It keeps a record of my average heart rate and maximum heart rate each day and allows me to enter that data into a file on my laptop computer which shows both the numerical data and a 2-D bar graph of that data to show my cardiologist at my check-ups. The Polar FT1’s data matches the same data gathered by the EKG machine in my doctor’s office and in my hospital’s fitness center, where I work out, so its accuracy is exceptional. The Polar FT1 is easy to put on each day, easy to operate (I just put it on when I’m dressing, turn it on when I’m dressed, turn it off and take it off when I get ready for bed, gather that day’s average heart rate and maximum heart rate, and key it into my laptop computer’s file for that date), and it is comfortable to wear all day. With Amazon.com’s great price, which is lower than Polar’s price or the prices offered by some of the other on-line retailers who sell these great devices, I can afford to gather this much needed data economically, The built-in batteries in the Polar FT1’s transmitter unit and the wristwatch-like receiver/recording unit last for approximately one year of waking-hours-use the way I use them. The wristwatch functions of the receiver/recording unit are helpful and easy to use. Most people assume it is just my digital wristwatch and never know it is performing a very helpful and necessary function for me and my cardiac health. The Polar FT1 also performs exceptionally well with my cardiac fitness program by allowing me to constantly monitor my heart rate while I’m exercising and warning me if my heart rate gets too high while I’m exercising (or if it gets too low while I’m resting or relaxing). It does a lot for me and my cardiac health for not a lot of money. Thanks Polar and Amazon.com!!

Okay, but a little awkward to get started.

3 people found this helpful.
 on October 11, 2016
By Airedale
My old heart rate monitor died and I couldn’t revive it with a new battery. That is why I bought this Polar Ft1. I don’t use a lot of features so I was looking at inexpensive monitors. I simply need to keep track of my heart rate when I work out, to prevent it from going too high. This one does the job. What I don’t like about it is that the one button system makes it difficult to set. By default, it shows the time of day. You press the button for one second to get it to start measuring heart rate. That is all well and good but it doesn’t always work. I usually have to repeat the one second button push several times to get it displaying heart rate. Once it is displaying heart rate, it will do so with no more intervention required.

Polar Heart Monitor

258 people found this helpful.
 on October 30, 2010
By Earl J. Strassberger
It works as advertised. It is very accurate. I know because I wore it while at a rehab session where I was also connected to professional equipment. The two monitors were in sync.

I liked being able to set my workout heart rate zones …

3 people found this helpful.
 on August 27, 2016
By Amazon Customer
The product worked when I got it, and I eventually figured out how to set up all the different features according to what I wanted. The heart rate transmitter worked very well to send my heart rate to the watch. I liked being able to set my workout heart rate zones since I actually wanted to be able to measure my heart rate at rest as well. The trouble with this device is that you cannot see your heart rate in real time unless your rate goes outside the set heart rate zone. You can see your average heart rate for the workout after you are finished in the stored files on the watch, but nothing in real time. Since I wanted to see it in real time I narrowed the HR zone so that I was always exercising outside of it and turned off the beeping. It would have worked alright, and the watch was very comfortable. But after 2 days of using the product the HR strap stopped transmitting. I can only assume the (irreplaceable) battery was dead, so I returned it. I believe it would have worked ok, but like I said, the one button was a little tricky to figure out, and no real time heart rate without some finagling. I purchased a polar FT4 as a replacement since there are more buttons and features and the batteries are user-replaceable.
 
 

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