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Polar FT4 Men's Heart Rate Monitor and Sports Watch

by Polar
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Price: £40.86 - £180.00
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  • Shows when you're improving fitness based on your heart rate
  • Displays calories burned
  • Comes with comfortable textile transmitter and coded heart rate transmission to avoid cross-talk
  • Automatic age-based target zone - bpm
  • Average and maximum heart rate of training
  • Heart rate-bpm
  • HR-based target zones with visual and audible alarm
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  • Boxed-product Weight: 218 g
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  • Manufacturer reference: 90051035
  • ASIN: B0090ISOCO
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 27 May 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (171 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 910 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Product Description

A heart rate monitor for those that want something quick, simple and to the point without the need for time consuming programming and calibration. Wear the watch, and attach the comfortable and flexible textile transmitter and the new Polar FT4 will do the rest.

From the Manufacturer


Your Workout. Only Smarter

The FT4 heart rate monitor helps you exercise smarter with its easy-to-use heart rate based features. Designed for active exercisers who want to track their intensity and calories burned during any activity.

Exercise Guidance and Motivation

Continuously displays your real-time heart rate during exercise. With this information you can gauge your intensity and stay within your target zone to maximise your workout. It’s like a personal trainer on your wrist telling you when to slow down or speed up.

After each workout, the FT4 will display a training summary with your average and max heart rate and calories burned. In addition, it keeps track of your last ten workouts so you can see your fitness improvements and stay motivated to reach your goals.

In the Box

  • FT4 Heart Rate Monitor
  • H1 Heart Rate Transmitter
  • Getting Started Guide

For Any Activity

Take a class: Track your heart rate and stay in your zone during group classes such as indoor cycling or yoga. It has coded heart rate transmission to avoid cross-talk with other heart rate monitors in the area and a backlight.

Group Classes

Indoor Cardio

Jogging

Fitness Walking


H1 Heart Rate Sensor

Includes the comfortable H1 heart rate chest strap. The soft fabric chest strap sensor (also called transmitter) streams continuous, accurate heart rate to the FT4 wrist unit.

  • Soft fabric materials adapt to your body shape so you forget it’s even on
  • Convenient side hook mechanism makes it quick to put on when you want to start training and easy to take off when you’re finished
  • Hand washable
  • User replaceable battery
  • Strap material: 38 per cent polyamide, 29 per cent polyurethane, 20 per cent elastane, 13 per cent polyester
  • Tip: After each workout, detach H1 transmitter, rinse the strap with water and hang dry

Get the Results You Want

Whether your goal is to lose weight, tone up or improve your overall fitness, the FT4 is the right workout companion. It helps you workout smarter and stay in your zone. Here's how: the FT4 automatically determines your heart rate target zone using your age-based maximum heart rate (220 minus age). When you exercise out of the preset zone, it will give a visual and audible alarm. This real-time guidance motivates you to pick it up or slow it down. Before you know it, you're hitting your target zone, maximising your efforts and getting fitter, faster.

  • Continuous, accurate heart rate
  • Average and maximum heart rate of training
  • Automatic age-based target zone – bpm/per cent
  • Smart Calorie feature uses your personal data to provide accurate calories burned
  • Includes H1 heart rate chest strap made of soft fabric material
  • 10 training files (with summaries and totals)
  • Backlight
  • User replaceable battery and water resistant (30 m)
  • Suitable for swimming
  • Time of day (12/24 h) with alarm and snooze
  • Connects with compatible gym equipment using GymLink (5 kHz coded transmission)

The Original Heart Rate Monitor

Polar invented the world's first heart rate monitor and pioneered the Smart Coaching training approach that delivers faster progress and better results. Each Polar product includes Smart Coaching features that listen to your heart and interpret the data for you so you can train smarter.

How Heart Rate Training Works

When you train, you don’t always have to go faster or harder to get the best results. To reach your goals you just need to train within the right heart rate intensity zone.

During exercise, there are specific intensity zones, each with a benefit. These zones are based on a percentage of your maximum heart rate- a number calculated by most Polar heart rate monitors. While working out you can use your max heart rate to calculate and follow the recommended zones below. Training in the right zone will help you stay on track to reach your goals.

  • Zone 1 "Very Light" 50-60 per cent: Improves overall health and helps recovery. Recommended for weight management and active recovery.
  • Zone 2 "Light" 60-70 per cent: Improves basic endurance and fat burning. Recommended for everybody for longer and frequently repeated short exercises.
  • Zone 3 "Moderate" 70-80 per cent: Improves aerobic fitness. Recommended for everybody for moderately long exercises.
  • Zone 4 "Hard" 80-90 per cent: Increases maximum performance capacity. Recommended for everybody for shorter exercises.
  • Zone 5 "Maximum" 90-100 per cent: Develops maximum performance and speed. Recommended for fit people and athletic training.
Loop FT4 FT7 FT60
Continuous Heart Rate Yes with H7 Sensor
Suitable for Swimming
Target HR Zone w/ Alarm
OwnZone - personal heart rate zone
EnergyPointer Yes with H7 Sensor
Fat burn percentage
Training Files 10 99 100
Training Diary Download Yes (with Flowlink) sold separately Yes (w/Flowlink) sold separately
Fitness Test

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By mika on 22 July 2011
Colour Name: SilverSize Name: One Size
I've used F4 for a few months and so far I am very pleased with it. F4 works very well and has all the basic functionality that I need: heart rate, adjustable heart rate zone, zone warnings, burnt calories, time, average heart rate etc. It's not very stylish but I wouldn't wear it outside the running path anyway:)

Pros:
- easy to set up
- easy to use
- chest belt is comfortable and machine washable (in laundry bag)
- finds heart rate reliably and quickly
- display is easy to read

Cons:
- none really

I may upgrade to a heart rate monitor with a GPS receiver in the future but I can recommend F4 for anyone who wants a reliable monitor with basic functions for a reasonable price.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Mr. T. R. Heath on 27 Oct. 2011
Colour Name: SilverSize Name: One Size Verified Purchase
Great product, 'does exactly what it says on the tin'.
I wear it whenever I go cycling, come rain or shine, and it has never let me down.
Easy to read whilst on the move. Love the fact that it stores 10 Training Files.
Seems very accurate and looks good too. Highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nicholas Name on 9 July 2013
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As well as pulse measuring the FT4M also records basic training albeit it's a little a bit fiddly to access. The chest strap is easy to adjust for size, easy to put on and vey comfortable to wear. The watch strap fitting is also very adjustable having many closley spaced holes embedded in a narrow plastic strip running down the centre of the strap. All in all, an excellent product.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By CMack on 19 Jun. 2013
Colour Name: BlueSize Name: One Verified Purchase
I chose this product based on the reviews on amazon and on-line and could not be more delighted with the watch. Its great for those just starting out, its easy to use and I haven't had any problems using it so far. The chest strap is very comfortable I hardly even notice it during exercise.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mrs Denise Clarkson on 13 Oct. 2013
Colour Name: SilverSize Name: One Size Verified Purchase
Watch is as described. Bought for a birthday present. My son very pleased with it. Would recommed to anyone thank you
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Colour Name: SilverSize Name: One Size Verified Purchase
I bought this heart monitor to use in the gym as it appeared to do everything I required. Nothing too difficult - record results for 4 exercises, each showing average and maximum heart rates, duration, and calories. Also, heart rate to appear on the dial during exercises and even better if it also transfers this figure to the exercise machine (where possible).

When it arrived I was somewhat disappointed as it looked rather flimsy and plasticy - my previous Oregon monitor was larger and more sturdy (however, it failed to work properly after 3 years). Well, my concerns were unfounded. The Polar monitor does everything I required (and more). It does not need to be large and heavy-duty - the simple design is strong enough and not of inferior Chinese quality. The heart rate does show on the exercise machines. Another excellent feature is the detachment of the monitor itself from the chest strap, so that the battery then stops working. In my Orogon the battery had to be removed to stop it and it was the monitor part that eventually failed.)

Learning how to use it was very quick - it is not unnecessarily complex. It is also very easy to use. Finally, changing the battery in both the watch and monitor is quick and easy. (On my Orogon, it was extremely difficult to change the battery in the watch.)

No complaints other than the fact that it looks like I am wearing a plastic digital watch rather than a sporty accessory !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Codd on 16 Jan. 2015
Colour Name: SilverSize Name: One Size Verified Purchase
Does everything you could want it to, tells you the calories burnt, the current heart rate, length of session, whether your heart rate is in your predetermined zone with an audible beep when it's not. After the workout session you can look through previous sessions where it will tell you length if session average heart rate maximum heart rate, time "in the zone" and calories burnt. The only negative is the watch is a little uncomfortable and the strap can be a bit imposing at times
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Savitar on 20 July 2012
Colour Name: SilverSize Name: One Size Verified Purchase
This is an excellent entry level heart rate monitor. I love that the running / cross trainer machines at the gym pick up signal and project it automatically however the machines next to you can pick it up also, so its strange that other people have your heart rate.

The Calorie calculator is interesting. It is far higher than what the machines at the gym show (3 times more in some cases) but from what I can tell, this is a very accurate monitor so should take it as far closer to what is actually being spent.

The chest strap is very comfortable if a little strange to use at first.

All in all i would highly recommend this heart rate monitor for those who want to know what their heart rate is, the calories burned and a good summary at the end of what they did.
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