Heart rate monitors are nowadays becoming very popular. Polar FT1 is a simple heart rate monitor which has all the basic features that a heart rate monitor requires. It is very easy to use and it does its function with great accuracy. It is an entry level heart rate monitor and is suitable for beginners.
Best of Polar FT1 Features
Polar FT1 heart rate monitor does its function with great accuracy. It is said that chest straps are more accurate in monitoring heart rates as they stay close to the heart. The data from the chest strap is transferred to the wristwatch where you can view the details.
It is a feature which ensures that your wristwatch receives only the data transferred by your chest strap.
Continuous Heart Rate Monitoring
It monitors your heart rate continuously during your workouts.
It is a feature present in Polar FT1 heart rate monitor. If you want to know the current time just bring the wristwatch near your chest strap and time will be displayed on your wristwatch for a few seconds.
It uses T31 chest strap. The chest strap is made up of soft fabric and is comfortable to wear. It is washable too. The chest strap is available in sizes from (M-XXL) and usually fits almost all people. However, if you need small or extra small size chest strap you will have to order them separately.
Simple One Button Start
The watch has only one button to access all its functions. This feature has its own pros and cons. Sometimes it becomes very difficult to navigate through all the options with a single button.
Manual Target Heart Rate Zone
You can set your own target heart rate zones considering your workout capacity. Only you know your body more than anyone else. The target heart rate zone can be set as beats per minute, a percentage of your maximum heart rate, or as a percentage of your heart reserve.
Polar FT1 will inform you with alarms when you cross your target heart rate zone.
It can only store one file at a time which means it displays only the details about your latest workout. It is compatible with almost all gym equipment which will avoid constant glancing at your wristwatch.
It has a very large display and English is the only default language available. It also has a backlight to view reading in dim light.
Date and Time
It displays date and time like normal wrist watches. You can also set alarms using Polar FT1 wristwatch.
Polar FT1 is water resistant up to 30 meters.
Polar FT1 is a heart rate monitor with all the basic features and it does its activity with great accuracy. If you are looking for a basic heart rate monitor Polar FT1 is the best choice. It is the perfect heart rate monitor for beginners. It is available at an attractive price too.
Frequently Asked Questions on Polar FT1 Heart Rate Monitor
Does it measure calories burned?
No, it is not capable of measuring calories burned.
Can you set your heart rate zones manually?
Yes, you can set your heart rate zone manually.
Is the battery user replaceable?
No, the battery is not user replaceable.You will have to contact the service center for replacing the battery.
How long does the battery of Polar FT1 last?
The battery usually lasts for 6 months.