Polar F7 Men's Heart Rate Monitor Watch (Grey)

 
List Price: $129.95

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Product Description

Depending on your body's daily condition, you might benefit from either a low or high intensity training session. This monitor checks your daily condition, and guides you to a suitable intensity. If you want to be sure that you are training at the right intensity, this is the right product for you.

Stay within your ideal training and intensity range while jogging or working out with the Polar F7 men's heart rate monitor watch. The F7 works by first checking your daily condition, and then guiding you to a suitable intensity for your age and fitness level. Knowing your heart rate not only helps you reach your personal fitness goal, but also improves your physical condition in general, as it's vitally important to train at the appropriate intensity level. If you exercise too hard, you may quit before you reach the real benefit, but if you work out too leisurely, you'll struggle to lose weight at all. The F7 helps overcome these problems by encouraging you to map out a complete fitness routine.

The F7 is packed with innovative training features to help you toward your exercise goals. First off, the watch displays heart rate info in several ways, including as a percentage of your maximum heart rate, as beats per minute, and within a graphical target zone indicator. The watch also offers a visual and audible alarm for when you exceed or underperform your target zone--a great way to stay motivated while on the track. And users will love the ZonePointer and Polar OwnCal modes. The ZonePointer is an audible and visual feature on the display of your F7 that shows you where your current heart rate sits within your target heart rate zone. The Polar OwnCal mode, meanwhile, shows your energy expenditure during one exercise session, as well as your accumulated kilocalories during several exercise sessions. You can also set daily and weekly exercise goals in terms of calorie expenditure, helping you achieve both short-term and long-term goals. And once you settle into a routine, you can synch your watch with www.polarpersonaltrainer.com, an online exercise journal and community that provides guidance, tracks progress and goals, and lets users challenge their friends.

Other features include a Fitness Bullet feature that shows a bullet on the monitor's display for every 10 minutes spent exercising/training in your target heart zone; an OwnZone mode that provides a customized target zone for individual exercise sessions; an OwnCode mode that prevents crosstalk from other heart rate monitors nearby; a recording mode that tracks your average and maximum heart rate, calorie expenditure, distance, and total exercise time, and then puts it in an exercise file or fitness diary; water resistance to 50 meters; a 24-hour clock with a day/week indicator; a built-in backlight, a KeyLock; a low battery indicator; and both SonicLink and UpLink connections for transferring data between the F7 and a computer. Sporting an attractive grey housing, the watch carries a two-year warranty.

Note:
Polar heart rate monitors are precision instruments; consumers are not advised to change their own battery. Polar recommends that all service be done by an authorized Polar Service Center which will include a warranty for 90 days on repairs and 6 months for batteries.

About Polar
The first EKG accurate wireless heart rate monitor was invented by Polar 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 eighties. By the 1990s, individuals were looking to heart rate monitors not only for performance training needs, but also for achieving everyday fitness goals. Today, the same concept of heart rate training is being used by world-class athletes as well as everyday people trying to lose weight. Polar is the leading brand among consumers, coaches, and personal trainers worldwide and 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.

Features:
  • Grey men's heart rate monitor watch with several innovative training features
  • Displays heart rate as percentage of maximum, bpm, and within target zone indicator
  • Audible and visual target zone alarms; 24-hour clock with day/week indicator
  • Polar OwnCal mode tracks energy expenditure for single and accumulated workouts
  • Water-resistant to 50 meters; includes SonicLink and UpLink connections; 2-year warranty

Customer Reviews:

  • Good Heart Rate Monitor
    I've had this about a month and I'm using it when I work out at the gym. It's easy to use once you get used to it. It took me about a week. It is compatible with all the cardio equipment at my gym. I don't have to look at the watch to see my heart rate. I like that it keeps up with my workouts for me. I keep a log online and if I forget how long I worked out and how many calories I burned....I only have to refer to the watch.
    The sensor detaches from the belt allowing the belt to be washed. I feel it was a good investment in my health....more info
  • No complaints, works great
    This item works great. It can be difficult to figure out the menus, and how to change the time after you first set it up. But no other complaints....more info
  • Good watch...
    I find this watch to have all the necessary basics. At first I had trouble understanding how to use all the features but with some practice and reading I have it working now. Also I have been able to upload the data from the watch into the website. I have a sony Vaio lap top with an internal microphone and as long as you hold the watch close to the miccrophone it uploads just fine. At first it didn't work because I was not holding the watch exactly near the microphone and had to locate the microphone on the computer. I"m not sure if I'm getting an accurate reading on the heart rate. It seems to be giving me very, very high HR readings and early in my workout. I"m not sure I"m actually exercising at that level and wonder about the accuracy. ...more info
  • Accurate and dependable.
    A personal trainer had recommended that I get a Heart Rate Monitor watch with a chest strap, and after researching them, this is the one I choose.
    Great choice! This product is easy to use, comfortable to wear, and extremely accurate.
    Helps you monitor your heart rate while you workout, track calories burned, build a target zone, and see your weekly progress.
    There are a few negatives, but the positives greatly outweigh them.
    First, the product has a "Send" feature. This is supposed to upload your results to a program you download from the Polar website. My first problem is that it is not Mac OS compatible. OK, so I'll try my Windows PC. Tried several times, never got it to work. Not really a big deal, but I'd like to see how the program helps me track my progress.
    The other issue I have is with the crystal (the glass on the face of the watch). SO EASY to scratch. Maybe a "premium" version with a Sapphire crystal could be available. I scratched this on week two. I can still see everything fine, but the scratch is there and noticeable.
    Even with those little issue, this is a very fine product.
    I have greatly increased the value of my workout in being able to hit the target heart rate zones. I also find a lot of value in knowing how many calories I've burned each workout. It gives you a weekly report, showing you how many hours you've worked out, how many calories burned, how many minutes your heart rate is "in the zone", your high and low heart rate. All kinds of good info.
    The chest strap is soft and very comfortable. This is where I thought I'd have a big problem. I HATE anything touching the center of my chest, but this is no problem. I barely notice it.
    I'd strongly recommend this product to anyone that is looking for a heart rate monitor. It is well worth the investment.
    Just try wearing the watch with the face on the inside of your wrist, it really helps prevent those little scratches!...more info
  • Polar F7 Women's Heart Monitor Watch
    The watch arrived by the date promised and was packaged safely. It was purchased as a Christmas gift and the recipient loved it....more info
  • Really Helpful
    The watch has been really helpful during my workouts and its really easy to use....more info
  • Other options might be better
    I've used several Polar HR monitors in the past, but haven't for three years due to an injury. Now that I'm back to working out I thought I'd celebrate by getting a new Polar. The F7 I bought was defective in that the receiver wouldn't pick up the transmitter occasionally so I returned it. But even if it functioned properly I was disappointed with this unit compared to monitors I've had in the past.

    Pros:
    -The chest strap is more comfortable than previously.
    - Transmitter works with Precor exercise equipment.

    Cons:
    - Alarm sounds come from the wrist unit directionally. Louder from one side than the other. Best worn on the right wrist to get the full sound.
    - Even worn on the right wrist the alarm sound is weak.
    - Comes with F6 directions. A mystery to me.
    - No interval timer. For the price it should have one.
    -Doesn't appear to be able to change HR zones during a workout.
    -OwnZone utility is more gimmick than useful for me.

    Bottom Line: Beginners can opt for a less expensive basic model and get the results/options they need. More experienced or aspiring athletes needing an interval timer, multiple zone workouts, and a loud alarm should step up several models or consider another brand. I finally settled on a Timex....more info

 

 
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