Packed with a number of innovative training features to help you meet your exercise goals, the Polar FT7 men's heart rate monitor watch is stylish and functional. The FT7's most important function is to check your body's daily condition and guide you to a suitably intense workout, as people benefit from different workouts on different days. The watch accomplishes this by measuring your heart rate in beats per minute, and then indicating whether you exceed or fall below your target zone. The watch also includes a number of other valuable features, however. The EnergyPointer, for instance, tells you whether the main effect of your training is to improve your fitness or burn fat. The FT7 also includes Polar's Own Cal function, which tracks your energy expenditure during a single exercise session as well as your accumulated kilocalories throughout the week. As you progress, you can set daily and weekly exercise goals in terms of calorie expenditure, helping you achieve both short- and long-term goals.
The company also included two other Polar-exclusive features: The first, OwnCode, is a technology that blocks unwanted crosstalk signals from other heart rate monitors nearby, ensuring that your heart rate data is transmitted clearly. This is particularly helpful when exercising with other people, such as in aerobic or spinning classes. The HeartTouch function, meanwhile, lets you access different information without pressing buttons. Just bring your training computer close to your transmitter and you can cycle through the data.
Other details include visual and audible alarms; a Polar FlowLink port that's compatible with polarpersonaltrainer.com; 99 training files (with summaries); a weekly history option that gathers your weekly training data; a graphical target zone indicator; a stopwatch; a date and weekday indicator; and a user-replaceable battery. Water-resistant to 50 meters, the FT7 carries a two-year warranty.
Polar invented the first EKG accurate wireless heart rate monitor back in 1977 as a training tool for the Finnish National Cross Country Ski Team. The concept of "intensity training" by heart rate swept the athletic world in the '80s. By the 1990s, individuals were looking to heart rate monitors not only for performance training needs, but also for achieving everyday fitness goals. Today, heart rate training is employed by world-class athletes as well as everyday people trying to lose weight, and Polar is the leading heart rate monitor brand among consumers, coaches, and personal trainers worldwide. The company is committed to not only producing the best products, but also being the leading educator on the benefits of heart rate based exercise.
The Polar FT7 offers all the features of the FT4 plus EnergyPointer. EnergyPointer visually indicates when you are in your fat-burning range or aerobic fitness range. A weekly training summary provides feedback for your workouts and keeps up to 99 files i