The Polar FT7 heart rate monitor is for those who not only want to improve their fitness but also want to know if they are burning fat.
The FT7 is the top of the line in the Polar Get Active models. It provides clear training guidance for those who are NOT concerned with the feature known as the Polar OwnIndex (Fitness Test).
Summary of features:
EnergyPointer shows whether you are improving fitness or burning fat while training.
OwnCal® displays the calories you burned.
Keeps track of your weekly training.
Supplied with a coded heart rate transmitter to avoid cross talk made with soft, comfortable fabric.
The Polar FT7 is compatible with polarpersonaltrainer.com. The FlowLink® is an accessory that would have to be purchased separately to record and create personalized training programs online.
If your just wanting a basic heart rate monitor, then this is a good choice.
Polar FT7 Heart Rate Monitor Specifics
Body measurement features
Average and maximum heart rate of training
Heart rate – bpm / %
Heart rate is the measurement of the work your heart does. Heart rate can be expressed as the number of beats per minute (bpm) or as a percentage (%) of your maximum heart rate.
HR-based target zones with visual and audible alarm
You can define your target zones for a training session based on heart rate to help define the right intensity. When you are out of the preset zones, the training computer will give a visual and audible alarm.
HRmax (user set)
Manual target zone – bpm (upper limit)
This feature enables you to define the upper limit for your target zone. You can set the upper limit for your training as beats per minute (bpm).
EnergyPointer is an easy-to-use feature which tells you during a training session if the main effect of your training is fat burning or fitness improvement. EnergyPointer visually indicates the center point between these two training effects, so when you are below that point, you are improving fat burning, and above that point, you are improving your aerobic fitness.
Polar EnergyPointer Video
Polar OwnCal® – calorie expenditure
Polar OwnCal calculates the number of calories burned during training. This feature allows you to track the calories burned during one training session and cumulative calories burned during several training sessions.
Polar OwnCal® Video
Polar OwnCode® (5kHz) – coded transmission
Coded heart rate transmission automatically locks in a code to transmit your heart rate to the training computer. The training computer picks up your heart rate from your transmitter only. Coding prevents interference from other training computers.
Training load – available via polarpersonaltrainer.com
This feature is available in Polar software. When you transfer training results from your Polar FT7 heart rate monitor to polarpersonaltrainer.com, you can follow your training load and recovery in the training diary.
Continuous monitoring of training load and recovery will help you recognize personal limits, avoid over- or undertraining, and adjust training intensity and duration according to your daily and weekly targets.
Compatible with Mac (Intel-based) – opt. with Polar FlowLink:
Compatible with polarpersonaltrainer.com – opt. with Polar FlowLink
Totals includes your training data starting from the last reset enabling you to follow your long-term training.
Training files (with summaries) – 99
Weekly history gathers your weekly training data. By selecting a week, you can review your training data for the week.
Graphical target zone indicator
This feature points out graphically on the display the zone you are in during a training session helping you to stay on the desired intensity zone.
HeartTouch – button-free operation of wrist unit
When HeartTouch is on, different training information during training can be accessed without pressing buttons, for instance, when gloves make pressing buttons difficult, by bringing your training computer close to your transmitter.
Date and weekday indicator
Display text in English, German, Finnish, Swedish, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian
Dual time zone
By activating KeyLock, training computer buttons are locked, and accidental presses do not cause problems, for instance, during training.
Low battery indicator
Time of day (12/24h) with alarm and snooze
User replaceable battery
Water resistant – 30m
The Polar FT7 heart rate monitor is available in Men and Women sizes.