Good health adds life to years hence, it is important to exercise regularly for a cheerful heart and healthy body. Heart rate monitors are devices that you can use during your workouts which will help you to find the intensity of your workout and to identify whether you are putting excess stress on your heart.
Polar FT4 heart rate monitor is a simple device which is capable of performing basic functions of a heart rate monitor with accuracy. It is comfortable to wear and provides accurate heart rate reading. The watch is available in different colors and you can choose the one that suits you.
Best of Polar FT4 Features
1) Continuous Heart Rate Tracking
During workout it tracks your heart rate, calories burned, time spent, average and maximum heart rate and total time you have spent in your target heart rate zone. Target heart rate zone is calculated based on your age, sex, weight etc. It is better to maintain your workout intensity within the target heart rate zone so that you are not putting any overload on your heart.
2) Heart Touch
Heart Touch is a unique feature of Polar FT4. To read the time and other features you have to place the watch near the chest strap (transmitter) and the data will be displayed automatically on your watch screen.
3) Graphical Target Zone Indicator
It gives you graphical representation of the zone while doing workouts which will help you to maintain the desired intensity. When you enter your personal data like height, weight, age etc FT4 automatically creates a target heart rate zone for the effective management of your workout sessions or else you can set your target zones manually as beats per minute or percentage of your heart rate reserve or as percentage of your maximum heart rate.
When you attain your target it informs you through an alarm. It also has alarm which will beep when your heart rate becomes too high. When you are exercising within your target heart rate zone you will feel comfortable and relaxed.
4) Calories Burned
The device has Smart calorie feature – OwnCal that finds the total amount of calories burnt which is calculated based on your heart rate, gender, age and weight.
5) Water resistance
It is water resistant up to 30 meters and hence can be used for swimming.
The watch has a big display screen with a back light which allows you to view the readings even in dim light. The display shows time of the day and date.
The text is displayed in English, German, Finnish, Swedish, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian. The screen also gives notification when the battery is low and needs replacement. The battery usually has a life of one year.
The watch is available in pink, bronze, silver and orange colors.
It has a flexible chest strap made of soft fabric cloth which is comfortable to wear. The straps are available from medium to XXL sizes that fit 30-45 inches. Extra small and small straps are also available but you have to order them separately.
It can store your workout data up to 10 days, but there is no way to transfer the data into your computer or Smartphone. It supports gym link that connects the device to compatible gym equipment and equipment shows the reading.
Polar FT4 uses CR2032 lithium battery which can be replaced easily by the user. The Battery is replaceable and usually lasts up to 2 to 3 years.
Polar FT4 is a simple heart rate monitor which is easy to use. It is the best fitness tracker that you can buy for reasonable price. It provides accurate heart rate values. It is a good choice for those who wish to improve their fitness levels. You can also use it as an everyday watch as it displays date and time too.
Frequently Asked Questions on Polar FT4 Heart Rate Monitor
1) Can we use Polar FT4 heart rate monitor without chest straps?
Yes, but it may not give you accurate results especially while performing vigorous exercise.
2) What is the battery life of Polar FT4?
It uses replaceable battery which usually lasts for 1 year.
3) Can we use the watch while swimming?
Yes, it is water resistant up to 30 meters and is capable of measuring your heart rate while swimming too.
4) Do we have to get the sensor wet with gel, water etc?
No, it is not necessary to wet the sensor.
5) Does Polar FT4 heart rate monitor measure blood pressure?
No, it is not capable of measuring your blood pressure.