Best of Polar H7 Features
Polar H7 uses CR2025 lithium battery which usually lasts for a month or so and the battery is user replaceable too. But you should not forget to turn off Bluetooth connectivity soon after usage.
The chest strap of Polar H7 is comfortable to wear and is available in sizes from M-XXL. If you need small or extra small size chest strap you will have to buy them separately. The sensors can be easily removed and the chest strap can be washed.
Polar H7 is waterproof and can be worn while swimming. But the Bluetooth activity will not work underwater. You will have to use any of the Polar watches with GymLink if you want to monitor heart rate while swimming.
Heart Rate Monitor
It uses ECG heart rate sensor, unlike other heart rate monitors which use optic sensors. This makes the chest strap bulky compared to other devices. But ECG heart rate sensor provides more accurate results than devices that use an optic sensor for heart rate monitoring.
Polar H7 supports Bluetooth transmission and also GymLink transmission hence, the data from Polar H7 can be transferred to the compatible devices such as fitness watch, smartphone or gym equipment through GymLink or Bluetooth Smart (Bluetooth 4.0). However, compatible mobile applications like Polar Beat, Runtastic or iSmooth Run etc should be downloaded in the Bluetooth devices.
Polar Beat APP
You can use Polar Beat app on your phone so that you get the audio update about your heart rate, distance moved etc. It also gets displayed on your phone screen. It’s a good pick for those who have the habit of carrying their mobile phone while going for workouts.
With the Polar Beat app, you can track your distance moved, heart rate, speed, calories burned etc. You can also set fitness goals with the app. It also has a facility for audio guidance.
The app will also provide detailed information about your heart rate such as how much time you had spent on each heart rate zone, average heart rate etc.
You can see your detailed workout data from Polar Flow site and app.
Polar Own Code
This is a feature which ensures that only your heart rate data is transmitted to the compatible device.
The Polar H7 heart rate monitor is water resistant but your heart rate data can be transferred to the GymLink compatible devices and not with Bluetooth devices. So if you own a Polar wrist watch you can monitor your heart rate while swimming using the Polar H7 heart rate monitor.
In short, Polar H7 is a basic heart rate monitor which does its function of monitoring active heart rate and resting heart rate with great accuracy. If you don’t wish to take your phone while going for workouts, you can buy Polar wrist watches which display heart rate.
Frequently Asked Questions on Polar H7 Heart Rate Monitor.
Is it compatible with Android Phone?
Yes, Polar H7 heart rate monitor is compatible with Android phones.
Can it be used while swimming?
Polar H7 heart rate monitor is water resistant but you cannot transfer the data if you are using a Bluetooth device. It works only if you are using a Polar wrist watch or a GymLink compatible device.
Can the battery of Polar H7 be replaced?
The battery of Polar H7 is user replaceable. You don’t even have to go to the service center to replace the battery.
Can the chest strap be washed?
The chest strap can be washed easily after removing the heart rate sensor.