Polar H7 Bluetooth 4.0 Heart Rate Sensor Set
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- Provides live, accurate heart rate to any Bluetooth smart ready device and compatible mobile training apps, including Polar beat
- Uses Gym link to connect with the majority of Polar heart rate monitors and with compatible gym equipment
- User replaceable battery. For optimal battery life, detach transmitter from chest strap after every use
- Long transmission range (~10m)
- Compatible with iPhone 4S, iPhone 5/5C/5S, iPod touch (5th generation), iPad (3rd and 4th generation), iPad mini
- Compatible with selected devices using Android 4.3 or later (HTC; One, One M8, One Mini; LG; G2, Nexus 4, Nexus 5; Motorola; Moto G, Moto X; Samsung Galaxy; S3, S4 and S5, Note II, Note III; Sony; Xperia Z1)
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Polar H7 Bluetooth Smart Heart Rate Sensor
Understand your workout better and get more effective results with the Polar H7 Bluetooth Smart heart rate sensor. This triple-action heart rate sensor provides your real-time heart rate to mobile training apps, many Polar products and compatible gym equipment.
Here's how it works
The Polar H7 heart rate sensor is compatible with Bluetooth Smart ready devices that support heart rate service (see compatibility list below). A separate smartphone app (such as the free Polar Beat) is required to view your heart rate data. When you use the H7 for the first time, you will need to pair it with your device. After that, wrap the H7 heart rate sensor around your chest and begin your workout.
Take it to the gym
Gym equipment with Polar heart rate technology inside will sync with the H7 heart rate sensor. This means you will get hands-free heart rate measurement. Plus, the H7 heart rate sensor picks up your heart rate only and not other heart rate monitors nearby.
• Compatible with the following Apple devices: iPhone 4S, iPhone 5/5C/5S, iPod touch (5th generation), iPad (3rd & 4th generation), iPad mini, iPod nano (7th generation)
• Compatible with the following Android devices with Android 4.3 or later: Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy Note II, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, LG Nexus 5
• Also works with Polar heart rate monitors using 5kHz transmission (also called GymLink). Compatible products include, but are not limited to: FT1, FT2, FT4, FT7, FT40, FT60, FT80, RS100, RS300X, RS400, RCX5. The H7 will also transfer heart rate information while swimming with these products.
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Set Up Tips
Keep these tips handy during your initial set up.
- Check that your device supports Bluetooth 4.0 (Bluetooth Smart) and its standardised heart rate service. The Polar H7 is not compatible with earlier Bluetooth versions.
- Check that you have paired the heart rate sensor with the application. If pairing does not work, ensure Bluetooth on the receiving device is enabled. When pairing, make sure you are far (10m) from other Bluetooth Smart heart rate sensor users. If your receiving device has a Bluetooth devices list, you can check if the sensor is paired. Polar H7 along with its ID number is listed when the sensor is paired. The ID number is printed on the back of the sensor. (Note: iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 do not show Polar H7 in the Bluetooth devices list.)
- Check that you are wearing the heart rate sensor correctly. Be sure to moisten the electrode areas of the strap with water, attach the connector to the strap and wrap the strap around your chest. Adjust the strap length to fit snug, but comfortable. Check that the moist electrode areas are firmly against your skin and that the Polar logo of the connector is in the upright position.
- Check that the device is positioned correctly. Keep the receiving device in front of you to ensure sufficient transmission range.
Smarter Training Starts Here
Polar invented the world's first heart rate monitor and pioneered the Smart Coaching training approach that delivers faster progress and better results. The H7 heart rate sensor is backed by Polar's 35 years of experience and will accurately measure every heart beat and guide you toward a more active lifestyle.
Polar Customer Care
Buying a Polar product is only the start of your experience with us. We'll be there to help you get the most out of your new product. The Polar H7 includes a 2 year limited warranty.
H7 heart rate sensor; chest strap
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Top Customer Reviews
The polar beat app is very good for seeing your heartbeat / calories burned / HR zones but does not talk to other apps so I have icardio also running in the background.
The HR monitor works every time and has helped me lose over 2 stone in weight, reduce my diabetic HB1AC sugar levels to normal (for the first time in 10 years!) and allows me to accurately understand how many calories I burn down the gym/ running, and then increases myfitnesspal with the number of calories I am allowed to eat to maintain my weight.
Happy days now that I clearly understand not only how to lose weight, but also keep it off. For me, the Polar H7 helps me massively to keep fit and motivated. no cheating allowed!
I use Strava on a Nexus 5 running Android 4.4 KitKat and although Strava do not specifically mention this HRM as compatible it connected straight away and shows my heart rate throughout my activity.
I already own a Polar FT7 HRM and the H7 connected to the watch unit straight away so I could leave my phone in my bag/pocket and still view my heart rate on the watch during the ride. The chest strap supplied is the same as that which came with the FT7 and is very comfortable (you hardly notice its there), the transmitter which connects to the chest strap is slightly bigger than the one supplied with the FT7 but it is still very unobtrusive.
I can't comment on battery life because I haven't had the product long enough to do so, however, it is worth remembering to disconnect the transmitter from the chest strap when you're not using it or the battery will drain fast.
All in all a great product.
Setting it up was a snap with the watch finding it right away and the iPhone apps just needing to be connected individually. I should point out though that at first I thought it was faulty at the unit does not show up in the Bluetooth list as I expected, but is connected though each apps settings screen (the user guide makes no mention of how the device works with an iPhone.)
Once you set up the device and set off, you see your heart rate accurately displayed not only on your watch, but on the app too; something I've found to be *highly* motivating when comparing work-out data as you can easily see your fitness and endurance levels improving with actual data, not just a 'feeling'.
In summary then, a superb product which (for me at least) has really helped me track and improve my fitness, but make sure you use the latest version of your apps for it to work on the iPhone 5.
*update* Since posting this, many of the apps have been updated for the iPhone 5. I can confim that the H7 now works perfectly with the latest versions of the most popular fitness apps (Runkeeper, Endomondo etc.).
*2014 update* Happy to report that the same H7 that I bought a couple of years ago is still working perfectly and still using the original batteries. It also works perfectly with the new Polar Loop.
Ultimately you will be buying this product to accurately measure your heart rate, and the H7 does this incredibly well.
The advantage of using a separate heart rate sensor over an all in one device is that it can be used with several devices. Having bought a Polar Loop, the two work perfectly in tandem, however the H7 also effortlessly syncs to a whole host of stand alone apps on my iPhone.
One of the key things to look out for with Bluetooth devices are that they are 4.0. The main benefit of this for a heart rate monitor is that the battery life lasts significantly longer than older Bluetooth technology. This feature alone makes the H7 worth paying extra for Vs cheaper alternatives that don't have this feature.
The instructions are clear and simple to use and connecting the device is easy.
The main concern I would have is whether you are comfortable exercising with an elastic band round your chest. Sometimes you do feel a bit restricted and it may be worthwhile investigating the all in one solutions that monitor heart rate from the wrist.
Firstly it's Polar, which is a long standing brand with a reputation for making top of the range heart rate monitors.
Secondly, it supports Bluetooth 4.0. For those who don't know Bluetooth 4.0 is the low power version of Bluetooth, this means the heart rate monitor will go much longer on a single battery than a standard Bluetooth heart rate monitor. More importantly (for me anyway) it also means it is less of a drain on your phone battery while you are working out - important for those long runs when every battery % counts!
Finally rather than being rechargeable this uses a single CR2025 button type battery. My previous heart rate monitor came with a proprietary charging lead which I could never find when I needed it, with this one I can swap the battery out in seconds. No charging connectors and a sealed battery compartment means this is also waterproof so you can use it while swimming, assuming you have a waterproof phone.
An added bonus which I wasn't aware of when I ordered mine is that it also supports "gym link" so if your gym has compatible cardio equipment then all the machines will display your heart rate without you having to grip the handles on the machine. Tried it at my gym and it works like magic, you start running/peddling/cross training or whatever and your heart rate is detected in a couple of seconds. You don't have to set it up or anything.
Battery life is good, I always unclip one side of the unit from the belt when I'm not using it and I've been on the original battery for months with regular use.
Accuracy seems to be spot on with no spurious readings or drop outs during your workout.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Works great for me, very consistent HR monitoring using the Polar Beat Android app.Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
The current version would not work with my iPhone 6. Very disappointing. Was able to connect to my phone but was unable to get any readings of my heartrate onto my phone. Read morePublished 4 days ago by M. Halpin
Polar beat app on sony xperia z2 connected with the Polar H7 heart rate monitor no problems. The strap that is included is an improvement on the one that came with polar watches... Read morePublished 4 days ago by C K Broadhurst
Great value, I recommend this to clients in the gym. Let down by the app somewhat and lack of easy post-training analysis. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
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Nice device, works well and easy to link to my Moov Now App and Iphone 4S. Yet to use it in a gym situation and the amount of data it passes to my Moov Now is limited so I ended... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Rita Harwood
Very good product. Have problems with it connecting to my mobile, so if I can't see the results its a little pointless.Published 7 days ago by Danielle W