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Polar H7 Smart HR Sensor Electronics

Polar H7 Smart HR Sensor

Item #15316
MSRP:$79.99

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Polar® H7 Bluetooth Smart HR Sensor :: A comfortable heart rate sensor strap which you connect via Bluetooth to your fitness app or training device. Monitor your real-time, accurate heart rate while you train, review and analyze it during or after workouts. You can use your Polar® H7 strap with a number of Polar® products as well as other compatible gym equipment.

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Features & Benefits:

  • Provides live, accurate heart rate to compatible mobile training apps through Bluetooth Smart technology heart rate sensor
  • Compatible with all Apple iPhone, iPads, and Android Devices
  • For optimal battery life, detach transmitter from chest strap after every use
  • Gym Link connects Polar heart rate monitors and activity trackers with compatible gym equipment
  • For those who want to count the calories they burn and get basic heart rate-based features to keep their fitness training simple
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Polar H7 Smart HR Sensor Electronics
 
4.6

(based on 181 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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(18 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best heart rate monitor

By Reggie731

from Glen Ellyn, IL, United States

Comments about Polar H7 Smart HR Sensor Electronics:

I am not sure why some of these reviews are so negative. I have had the H7 for about a year now and have not had any problems with it. I love keeping all of my stats on my phone to help me make goals for myself and I can visually see when I am making progress. My heart rate has been consistently read (unlike a previous review). I have had no problems with my connection to my iPhone 5. I also really like having the GPS on the monitor/app. Other GPS monitors tend to be fairly expensive. I also like that iit syncs with most fitness equipment. It automatically syncs to the spin bikes in spin class so I can monitor how I am doing. There are a few downsides. One, you have to have your phone close to you when you are using your monitor. This means you have to carry your phone around with you in the gym, which I hate. Two, it does not sync to myfitnesspal. I am sure this is something they are working on though since there are many complaints about this. Three, when I bought this in the store, I did not have size options for the band. I have a fairly small ribcage so the standard band does not fit snug. I have to tuck my monitor under my sports bra and sometimes the does not keep it up. I am not lowering my rating for this because I have this problem with all heartrate monitors.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Works like a charm!

By StonewallUSMC

from Denver, CO, United States

Comments about Polar H7 Smart HR Sensor Electronics:

I have had my H7 for 2.5 month's now and I use it 3-5x a week and it has not missed a beat (pun intended) ~ so well in fact that I have purchased the Polar Stride Sensor and I have no issues with both connecting with my iPhone 5S and staying connected. I recently returned my Garmin Forerunner 220 because the material for the strap for the HR Sensor was folding over on itself and pinching me on runs. Thank you for attention to detail Polar!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great device

By DotG

from Macclesfield, United Kingdom

Comments about Polar H7 Smart HR Sensor Electronics:

I got this as a Christmas present, and had no trouble connecting it to my iPhone 4s. I don't use the web site, just monitor my heart rate when I exercise. It has always worked well, and has encouraged me to do more exercise (walks). I am very pleased with it.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Works Great!

By RollyP

from Canada

Comments about Polar H7 Smart HR Sensor Electronics:

I purchased the H7 about 6 months ago and it's worked like a charm every time. I only had one time where I had to take out the battery to reset the unit. My iPhone apps (Runtastic, Endomondo and Runkeeper) had no problems connecting to the HRM and giving an accurate BPM to the apps. The H7 HRM strap does not track mileage or calories (as another reviewer claims) but strictly monitors your heart rate and communicates this information to another Bluetooth device (such as your smartphone or watch) and that device passes the information to the app. In my case, my H7 connects to my iPhone and relays the HRM data to my Runtastic app. I've also connected my Runtastic app with MyFitnessPal app, so that training info is also passed on seamlessly and automatically. I've enclosed screenshots from iPhone apps that I always use: - PolarBeat for actual configuring and pairing of the H7 strap - Runtastic for displaying my heart rate during my workouts - MyFitnessPal for tracking my exercise that is passed on automatically by Runtastic

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

H7 heart monitor paired with iPhone 6 on a bike.

By Miguelation

from Boca Raton, Florida

Comments about Polar H7 Smart HR Sensor Electronics:

Bought the heart rate monitor H7, paired it with my iPhone 6, and using the Polar Beat, and Runtastic bicycle apps, and works like a charm. Great product!. Very happy with the purchase. Only issue, is that iPhone I-health app from Apple, does not seem to sync properly or work with any of the above mentioned apps. Other than that, very happy, and works great.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

It works but not all the time...

By Anton

from Europe

Comments about Polar H7 Smart HR Sensor Electronics:

I had brought my h7 about 6 months ago and it worked perfectly pair with polar beat, about a month ago it would not pair with polar beat any more and I had to install other app witch it get pair no problem but it is a problem since I had using the original app for a few months and I had to change for this reason... I think it could have be done to be more stabile

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Works great with Loop

By BBYGuy

from Mobile, AL, United States

Comments about Polar H7 Smart HR Sensor Electronics:

Bought the Loop first and enjoyed it much better than some of the competitors I have tried. I then got the H7. Took me a minute to get the sequence right on hooking it up through my loop and not using the cell app. Oonce I did that working in combo with the Loop has given me my best info on my work outs that I've ever had. Knowing my heart rate constantly without having to look past my wrist and then being able to upload my Loop to my cell phone when I'm done gives me instant info to know how beneficial my workout was. I recommend using the H7 with the Loop to give great feedback and help you get your work out more productive.

 
1.0

Chest Strap cuts!

By smader

from Undisclosed

Comments about Polar H7 Smart HR Sensor Electronics:

I've been using this heart rate sensor for about a year now. Everything seemed fine, until about 6 months in; the chest strap started cutting my skin (it's the original cloth strap that came with the sensor). I read reviews on how to fix this problem. The only fix I have found is to tighten the strap to the point it makes breathing difficult. I'm so disappointed. Never had any issues with my old T-31. With technology changes, I need a blue-tooth sensor.

 
5.0

I use it every day during my workouts

By Marco

from New jersey

Comments about Polar H7 Smart HR Sensor Electronics:

It's convenient, easy to sync with my iPhone and the app I use to track my routines. Love it!

 
1.0

Confusing apps and sync connection

By Antonius

from Germiston, Gauteng, South Africa

Comments about Polar H7 Smart HR Sensor Electronics:

Just got the H7 and took us hours to figure out how to sync it with iPhone. After trying numerous combinations and permutations of settings it finally started to sync. Now for some reason we have 30 minutes of fast walking which took place over the small distance of 200 m. Crazy, seriously!. Hope this device does not become a FitBit catastrophe which we replaced it with. For new users the difference between Polar Beat and Polar Flow is confusing and infuriating. We spent to much time to create accounts in order to determine what each does!. Honestly the whole experience of the new purchase and the battle to figure out how to operate it left a bad taste in my mouth.

 
5.0

Has worked great for years

By Misstepp

from Houston, TX, United States

Comments about Polar H7 Smart HR Sensor Electronics:

I have used this monitor for over three years and love it. I don't use the Ap however, I use my digifit ap. It did stop pairing with my phone at one point, after verifying that the battery wasn't the problem, I contacted customer service and they sent me a new monitor. They were extremely helpful and courteous.

 
2.0

Okay device but could be much better

By Bobby4978

from Toronto, ON, Canada

Comments about Polar H7 Smart HR Sensor Electronics:

This device is okay at best. In terms of accuracy, there is no question that a chest strap is the most accurate but this device takes a while to start reading. I moisten the chest strap sensor and it still takes up to 10 mins to accurately and reliably record my heart rate. The strap it self is poorly designed. The latching mechanism is terrible and it often comes off during an intense work out. Finally, its almost impossible to get the device open to change the battery. Very basic design.

 
3.0

Works great & pairs w/ my A300, but uncomfortable!

By lilulisa

from Bethlehem, PA, United States

Comments about Polar H7 Smart HR Sensor Electronics:

I was really excited about this product and the Bluetooth capabilities. They hit the nail on the head with that capability. But I am experiencing chafing every time I wear the chest strap with this sensor and go for a run! How uncomfortable! I feel like I have a permanent mark on my chest. It has to be something with the shape of the sensor because the old sensor doesn't bother me.

 
3.0

Too many drop-outs

By ZumbaNeko

from Torrance, CA, United States

Comments about Polar H7 Smart HR Sensor Electronics:

I do a variety of workouts including bootcamps and BodyPump and am experiencing consistent drop outs whenever I am not standing (e.g. doing chest presses, burpees, etc.). I have used other heart rate monitors with far less disconnections.

 
4.0

Good results, but not under water.

By MauricioPP

from Rio de Janeiro

Comments about Polar H7 Smart HR Sensor Electronics:

I bought a H7 heart rate sensor and I am very happy with the results of my conventional training with my Polar Loop 2. The problem is when I swim. The Bluetooth transmission doesn't work. The specification says: "Transfers heart rate information while swimming with products which support 5 kHz transmission" What are the Polar products that support 5kHz transmission?

 
5.0

Pairing Issue Solved

By Leviatancr

from Costa Rica

Comments about Polar H7 Smart HR Sensor Electronics:

I bought the H7 and it works perfect. It is tricky the pairing but I solved. It turns out that with my phone (iphone 6 plus) when I did the pairing as a normal bluetooth device and MISTAKE, all you have to do is do the pairing from the APP not from the Settings on your phone, if you do the pairing from your phone as any other device the H7 will not work. If you do it from the APP it will work. Dont be afraid that it doest appear on your bluetooth devices list because it doesnt, why? I dont know, I just know that I turn on the bluetooth (after pairing obviously) open the APP and automatically the H7 is on the APP visible and paired, after that I turn on my Jaybird's X2 buds and they work fine... For me the app is great.

 
5.0

Comfortable, changeable battery

By JimBob

from South central WI, USA

Comments about Polar H7 Smart HR Sensor Electronics:

I have had one of these for well over a year. When it didn't work, I ordered this replacement. Love that the Bluetooth works with both of my Runtastic apps. Discovered, however, the problem was that I needed to repair the strap when this wouldn't work immediately. Now old one and this one work. I've had to try and remember to grab the strap if I headed to the gym instead of biking. Now, I have one for each gear bag, not a bad thing even if I didn't need a new one. Incidentally, this is waterproof -- I've used it swimming with the iPhone at pool's edge and it works fine.

 
5.0

Essential gear

By PapaRon

from Greenwood, IL

Comments about Polar H7 Smart HR Sensor Electronics:

Essential to my exercise regimen, keeps me in the HR range.

 
5.0

Love this product

By bikerider

from Wisconsin

Comments about Polar H7 Smart HR Sensor Electronics:

Super accurate and works well with several apps. For a chest monitor, it is comfortable and easy to get accustomed to wearing. If you are seriously monitoring your workout, this is a terrific tool to do so.

 
4.0

Great Until Time to Replace Battery

By FitzoneByErika

from Ohio

Comments about Polar H7 Smart HR Sensor Electronics:

The battery compartment is the most aggravating part of the Bluetooth sensor. Getting it open & then after so many times, it becomes increasingly harder. I even take mine in to a professional & it still eventually strips. I have had to buy another one because of this. Polar definitely needs to make the battery rechargeable or include a key to open the back. I do LOVE the tracking & the PolarBeat app and unfortunately, will probably buy another when I can no longer open the back again.

 
5.0

Great product

By JJunk

from Undisclosed

Comments about Polar H7 Smart HR Sensor Electronics:

Purchased for heart rate monitoring during exercise. Many different types of exercise available.

 
5.0

Use it 5 times a week 2 years, no issues.

By lmcrory

from Nova Scotia, Canada

Comments about Polar H7 Smart HR Sensor Electronics:

Replaced the battery and the chest strap only once. Pairs easily to the A360. I primarily use if for cycling with durations from 50 minutes to over 2 hours. I do take the battery out once every few months to check it on an external battery meter, and was surprised that it still had ~10% remaining after 13 months of regular use. Even with the A360, I prefer the H7 because of the increased accuracy.

 
5.0

Outstanding Features

By Jktrek5500

from Dallas, TX, United States

Comments about Polar H7 Smart HR Sensor Electronics:

I purchased this several weeks ago replacing a competitor brand outdated wrist watch type device. wow.... the ease of use, the features and synced with my iPhone .... I also found a handle bar device to hold my I phone that allow me to see real time cadence speed heart bpm and a miriad of reporting and benchmarking. Get one and you will not regret it.

 
5.0

I purchased the heart ...

By susanehyde

from Post Falls, ID, United States

Comments about Polar H7 Smart HR Sensor Electronics:

I purchased the heart rate sensor and I really like the polar V800

 
5.0

Dead accurate

By NoArrythmia

from Philadelphia

Comments about Polar H7 Smart HR Sensor Electronics:

My Apple Watch was registering drops in pulse rate at the gym of over 100 bpm. Arrhythmia was the first thought. Faulty readings was the second. Polar solved it. Steady pulse rate readings when compared to my cardiologist's monitors when on the treadmill. So far it's a great product.

 
5.0

great for workouts

By Brittanyd

from California, United States

Comments about Polar H7 Smart HR Sensor Electronics:

I love it! It syncs up to my a300 and it makes my days so much more accurate by counting calories burned in my workouts!! It's comfortable and infoefer it's even there!! Love it!!

 
5.0

Great all around

By Sophia

from Brooklyn, NY, United States

Comments about Polar H7 Smart HR Sensor Electronics:

I've had my ft7 since 2014. It still works amazing. I had purchased an H7 heart rate sensor back in 2015 and it lasted a year in a half. That's amazing seeing how I've seen so many reviews saying it only worked for 9 months. I had to buy a new one and I've had it for several weeks now and it works perfect. Never lose connection.

 
4.0

Used to be great, but now doesn't sync

By woody5512

from San Ramon, CA, United States

Comments about Polar H7 Smart HR Sensor Electronics:

I have had this HRT monitor for ~7yrs now and it has been great until the latest update to the Polar Beat app for iOS broke the sync capabilities with iPhone 5. It still works with my F55 Polar HRT, so I know the rate sensor is on and functioning properly. It also works with a couple of other apps, just not the Polar app. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone until this gets fixed.

 
5.0

Excellent product

By Biglevels

from Undisclosed

Comments about Polar H7 Smart HR Sensor Electronics:

Have been using this product for a number of years

 
5.0

Works exactly as expected

By Malibuterry

from Scottsdale, AZ, United States

Comments about Polar H7 Smart HR Sensor Electronics:

Works well & I received it in a very timely manner

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