Polar H7 Bluetooth 4.0 Heart Rate Sensor Set
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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.
- H7 heart rate sensor
- Soft chest strap
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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.
- Works really well: I've experienced no disconnection problems.
- Very comfortable / lightweight / unobtrusive.
- The strap is elasticated, making it very easy to fit & ensures it stays in place too.
- Feels like a quality product
- I initially wasn't sure what size to order, but then found this sizing guide (on a US website):
XS/Small - 20-30 inches
Med/XL - 30-45 inches
XXXL - 45-60 inches
- I have to "pair it" with my Concept2 rowing machine every time I use it - though this only take a few seconds each time (and I strongly suspect this a "feature" of the PM5 monitor on the rowing machine, not the Polar H7 strap).
- The Polar H7 instructions indicate that you should moisten the back of the strap before use, to ensure good electrical contact. The back of the strap where the monitor is located is plastic coated, so water rolls off it - so I simply moisten my chest instead (not a problem at all, but just thought I'd mention it!) - as I say, I've not experienced any disconnection problems.
- The heart rate monitor connects to the strap with a pair of clips. I have read that its good practice to disconnect one of the clips (to break the electrical circuit) when the strap is not being used, to prevent the batteries running down - this is extremely easy to do.
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 ›
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!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you get the device to work with the polar beat app don't ever update the app. Without fail there will be issuesPublished 7 days ago by David Meyerowitz
Very pricey product for what it is. Takes a while to register until the sensors are a bit moist. But it is a must if buying the Polar M400 as workouts are pointless without this. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Wenger Knows Best
use it on a concept 2 pm5 rower. Works great, never any issues. Great value from amazon. Twice as dear from other retailersPublished 18 days ago by deans
Wasn,t sure how much benefit this would be but in conjunction with the app is a world of information. Good value for the info you get. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
Works well. Using it with ghostracer activity tracking app. Not always clear it has connected to my phone, but it does eventually. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Oliver Grafton
The sensor is ok, however in last half a year the sensor sometimes in the middle of activity started to show much lower heart rate. Read morePublished 29 days ago by SK
Brilliant bought this as my personal trainer advised which one to get. Wish I bought one years ago as my training is so much more fun knowing what my heart rate targets are. Read morePublished 1 month ago by NickySouthampton
Hooked up to my iPhone SE with no problem , I also have a cross trainer and it shows up on that as well . Early days so can't really tell how it will last.Published 1 month ago by Simon H.