Polar FT2 Heart rate monitor Review

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Polar FT2 Heart rate monitor is a nice looking watch with a stylish and sleek design. It is impressive in reading your cardiac upper and lower rates. The transmitter connected with the Chest band is connected to the wrist unit of the watch.

Also it has the one button functionality. So you can easily operate and set it according to your use. Time and date is always on the home screen. And big numeric display makes it quite visible too. The wrist is good water resistant.

Watch is also available in many attractive colors like Black and Red. It is also light in weight with adjustable wrist band. Chest strap is also flexible with no outer visibility that it is worn inside. Like men, the watch is also suitable for women as it can be easily fixed below their bra strap no matter which type of bra they wear?

This watch can be your best companion during exercises. It can measure your average and maximum HR and total work out time along with the date of exercise. It has the variable heart rate HR zone and you can select it with your exercise type accordingly.

If you press the single button on wrist unit three times, this will show you the option of alarm/ beep to ON/OFF. If you set this alarm ON, it beeps to indicate that you are out of your selected HR zone. It has the stop watch button which records and saves the latest exercise data.

Features Polar FT2 HRM:

Polar FT2 is designed with the dimension of 7 x 5 x 3 inches and it weighs about 2 pounds. The watch has a clear LCD display and one push button which make it convenient in use. It has dual time formats of 12 and 24 hour. It is water resistant even to the depth of 30 meters. It efficiently records your recent cardiac activity and save it. Then it displays your heart information on its bright screen.

Watch comes with four items: wrist unit, chest strap, transmitter and user manual. Transmitter is T31 coded and continuously sends data to wrist unit/training computer during exercise. The company provides a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty with its good customer service and support.

Cons Polar FT2 HRM:

Watch has no prominent drawbacks. However it might malfunction sometimes but that’s not an issue, as Polar has an excellent warranty claim policy. Battery charging might become a problem if it is not handled with care.

  • For recreational exercisers who want an easy start to fitness.Shows heart rate on large and easy-to-read display
  • Helps improve your fitness with automatic age-based heart rate target zone
  • Displays a summary of your latest workout
  • Offers one-button functionality and coded heart rate transmission to avoid cross-talk

Body measurement features

  • Manual target zone – bpm
  • Polar OwnCode® (5kHz) – coded transmission
  • HR-based target zones with visual and audible alarm
  • Average and maximum heart rate of training
  • Automatic age-based target zone – bpm
  • Heart rate – bpm

Recording features

Training files (with summaries) – 1

Training features

HeartTouch – button-free operation of wrist unit

Watch features

  • Backlight
  • Date and weekday indicator
  • Display text in English
  • Time of day (12/24h)
  • Water resistant – 30m