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Review of Polar FT7 Heart Rate Monitor
4.20 stars Very Good Form 555 Reviews
Reviewed on: April 24, 2013 Author:
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Pros & Cons


  • Sleek design with a lot of holes for adjusting on wrist
  • Lightweight and comfortable even for smaller wrists
  • Menus are very easy to understand and navigate
  • User friendly and easy to set up
  • Accurately measures calorie burn
  • Gives a quick reading
  • User replaceable batteries


  • Watch crystal susceptible to scratching
  • Can give inaccurate readings on hot humid days
  • A little difficult to read the tiny numbers on the timer in low light even with the backlight
Review Summary

This is the summary of consumer reviews for Polar FT7 Heart Rate Monitor. The BoolPool rating for this product is Very Good, with 4.20 stars, and the price range is $75-$110.

Polar FT7 heart monitor is a fitness tool that lets all active people track their workouts more accurately based on their heart rate. The OwnCal feature calculates number of calories expended during a training session based on weight, height, age, gender, and maximum heart rate. The productive EnergyPointer feature graphically displays real-time information during workout, letting you know if you're burning fat or improving aerobic fitness. It also includes a comfortable and lightweight coded WearLink+ wireless chest transmitter that is designed to eliminate cross-talk with other heart monitors. It comes with a starter user manual and you can find detailed instructions online.

It stores information for up to 99 workouts and includes stopwatch, visual and audible alarms, date, and weekday indicator for analyzing and maintaining your desired target zone. This heart monitor allows you to display heart rate information as beats per minute or percentage of maximum heart rate. It features a water resistant design that comes in handy while running or working out at the gym. The users appreciate the data tracking feature and the HRM features that the exercise routine can collect.

Overall, this watch and heart rate monitor is an ideal lightweight device for active people who are interested in monitoring their fitness level. It is pretty good at keeping track of the heart rate and intensity of the workouts in addition to giving a calorie count that can help with motivation and accountability by encouraging users to make better food choices.

User Voice
Polar FT7 Heart Rate Monitor
Chest strap is comfortable Elastic does continually loosen as you continue to wear it When swimming the chest strap has to be tightened a little extra
Review Group #: 1 Rating :
4.00 stars
35 Reviews See Details
Omron chest transmitter works fine with both Polar watches and the local gym equipment Great thing is that Omron belt has replaceable battery
Review Group #: 2 Rating :
3.50 stars
23 Reviews See Details
Watch eats batteries like crazy Monitor battery lasts a long time Very easy to replace battery in the chest strap
Review Group #: 3 Rating :
3.50 stars
12 Reviews See Details
Works well, even on some gym bikes and treadmills As an added bonus, the strap works with Precor elliptical
Review Group #: 4 Rating :
3.50 stars
20 Reviews See Details
Looks basic and is cheap but works perfectly Is highly accurate Watch is great (stop watch, water proof) and the heart monitor strap is comfortable
Review Group #: 5 Rating :
4.00 stars
15 Reviews See Details
Easy to read and operate Heart rate readings were accurate Fits well Can give inaccurate readings on hot/humid days
Review Group #: 6 Rating :
4.00 stars
18 Reviews See Details
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Polar FT7 Heart Rate Monitor
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Rating : 4.20 stars Form 555 Reviews
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