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Polar FT1 Heart Rate Monitor Monitors

Polar FT1 HRM

Item #CIU1038
MSRP:$59.99
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POLAR® FT1 HRM :: If timing really is everything, imagine how essential knowing your heart rate is? Stay on track with the Polar'reg; FT1 Heart Rate Monitor. Compact, convenient, and easy to use, with digital displays of your vital workout data. Not only will you stay on target, youll never miss a beat again.

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Features & Benefits:

  • Shows heart rate on large and easy-to-read display
  • Helps improve your fitness with manual heart rate target zone
  • Displays a summary of your latest workout
  • Simple one-button start and coded heart rate transmission to avoid cross-talk
  • Records average and maximum heart rate
  • HeartTouch: Button-free operation of wrist unit
  • Water resistant to 30m
Product CIU1038 Review

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Polar FT1 Heart Rate Monitor Monitors
 
4.2

(based on 11 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Gives A quick reading (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Running (3)
  • Weight loss (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great entry level heart rate monitor

By MJ

from San Diego

About Me Competitive Athlete

Staff Reviewer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Easy To Use
  • Gives A Quick Reading
  • Looks good

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Running
    • Treadmill
    • Walking
    • Weight Loss

    Comments about Polar FT1 Heart Rate Monitor Monitors:

    This update to the FSC2 looks much better, not as utilitarian as the former style. Price is terrific at [$], and it gives you the basics - heart rate. I use heart rate to keep my runs in check, and ensure I recover adequately before the next hard effort.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    stellar value

    By Uncle Dave

    from West Virginia

    About Me Gym Rat

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Easy To Use
    • Gives A Quick Reading
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Running
      • Weight Loss

      Comments about Polar FT1 Heart Rate Monitor Monitors:

      Easy to see heart rate, workout time, and clock. Big numbers - easy to read. Dirt cheap. One button that works. Who needs more?

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good value

      By Equestrian

      from St. Simons Island, GA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Gives A Quick Reading

      Cons

      • Bulky Design

      Best Uses

      • Treadmill
      • Weight Loss

      Comments about Polar FT1 Heart Rate Monitor Monitors:

      I use this while on the treadmill, riding my horse and walking outside. It is easy to use...no fancy bells and whistles, but would prefer not to have the chest strap to deal with even though it is comfortable.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Easy to Read, easy to use, Basic

      By AKinOKLA

      from Oklahoma City, OK, United States

      Comments about Polar FT1 Heart Rate Monitor Monitors:

      I have an 8 year old Polar F1 that still works, but the transmitter belt has finally deteriorated (the plastic ends broke through). This FT1 is very similar, but the watch band looks suspect. I just received this, have used it two days and am concerned the "gel-rubber" band may not last. I will update over time. The one-button entries have a short learning curve and you won't regret the simplicity. After entering execute (start) you merely swipe your wrist past the chest sensor to toggle between heart rate, elapsed time and actual clock time. No buttons to push while working out! This is basic; no upload or tracking, but gives you right-now feedback of your workout intensity. The LARGE font is easy on these 60 YO eyes and preferable (to me) over the FT4/7 Polar's watch face and font size. The band is the only reason to not give it 5 stars.

       
      5.0

      nice but....needs some better stitching.

      By Celeste

      from Tulsa, OK, United States

      Comments about Polar FT1 Heart Rate Monitor Monitors:

      this is about the 5th one I brought!!! Love them...plain simple and thats all I need to check my heart rate. Once battery goes, you have to buy a whole new set. I use it everyday and in all kinds of fitness. However, this last one, the stitching from the edge that connects the break apart thing to get band off, came un stitched and now worthless. Am not a sewer but took it to a tailor shop to restitch and can use again. Told them to make heavier stitching. so , if the people who make these, need to make it re enforced stitching. I will still buy them.

       
      4.0

      Good value, entry level device

      By dlskidmore

      from Rochester, NY, United States

      Comments about Polar FT1 Heart Rate Monitor Monitors:

      It's a good value, does the few things it does well. A good choice for a first heart rate monitor while you're deciding how much money to invest. The official battery replacement method is going to cost you as much as a whole new unit, so consider it disposable after a year or two of use. There are videos on replacing the battery yourself, but it may ruin the waterproofing and will definitely void the warranty.

       
      5.0

      Simple/Reliable

      By CBarrett

      from San Diego, CA, United States

      Comments about Polar FT1 Heart Rate Monitor Monitors:

      At this point the FT1 is one of the oldest monitors still available from Polar - so yes, the battery IS NOT USER-REPLACEABLE, but it's still a great unit. It has a one-button operation that takes some getting use to and once you start it up you get only one screen - heart rate in bpm. It's not a bad monitor, it's just simple and a bit dated at this point. With that said it isn't advertised as being anything but. Unless you can find one for $20-30 and your on a tight budget, I'd steer you toward the FT4/7.

       
      4.0

      OK for what I need

      By Miller

      from Ohio, United States

      Comments about Polar FT1 Heart Rate Monitor Monitors:

      I've had mine for about three years. I didn't need anything fancy. I have a bike computer and all that - I just needed a heart rate monitor. It's simple to use, which I like, but I think the battery in the chest piece is beginning to peter out. It doesn't start detecting my heartbeat as readily as it did in the past. I will probably replace it with something that will communicate with my iPhone for MapMyRide.

       
      5.0

      Does One Thing Well!!!

      By mikec

      from Reno, NV, United States

      Comments about Polar FT1 Heart Rate Monitor Monitors:

      I want my heart rate monitor to do just one thing and do it well...measure my heart rate! This does that very well. I don't need all sorts of special programs or settings, just like it simple. Suggest using conduction jell such as Bubump on HR sensor pads and this will solve consistency issues.

       
      4.0

      Good Basic HRM and Works Great at Gym

      By Dwight

      from Chicago

      About Me Gym Rat

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Hr Shows On Gym Equipment
      • Shows Average Hrm
      • Shows Highest Hrm

      Cons

      • Can't Stopstart During

      Best Uses

      • Cycling
      • Eliptical
      • Running

      Comments about Polar FT1 Heart Rate Monitor Monitors:

      The best thing about this product is that it is compatible with most of the equipment in my gym. The heart rate reads out on the machine.

      There are two minuses. First you cannot see both your time and heart rate at the second time. The second is that you can't stop the watch while waiting at a light and then continue the current run after the light changes.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      1.0

      Works about 50% of the time

      By Tortoise

      from Washougal, WA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Bulky Design
      • Uncomfortable
      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

      • Spinning

      Comments about Polar FT1 Heart Rate Monitor Monitors:

      This is my 3rd Polar heart rate monitor, and it has been very disappointing. I use it for running, cycling and swimming, as well as at the gym. Unfortunately, the heart rate registers only about 50% of the time in a dry environment, and hardly ever in the pool. I was injured for a while, so it's too late to return it. Polar is telling me to clean the contacts to remove salt build up, but the snaps are squeaky clean. They're sending me a new strap, so we'll see if that helps. Alot of money for a heart rate monitor that doesn't work.

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      • No

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