Polar H7 Bluetooth 4.0 Heart Rate Sensor Set
|Price:||£37.00 - £133.00|
- 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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The Polar H7 is a combo heart rate sensor that provides live, accurate heart rate to your mobile training app, including Polar Beat, turning it into a smart training companion. The H7 also connects to many Polar products as well as compatible gym equipment.
- H7 heart rate sensor
- Soft chest strap
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Top Customer Reviews
- 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.
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Ordered this after reading Chris Ryan's SAS training book. Its a must have for somebody who want to push themselves. I use it mainly for doing cardio exercises. Read morePublished 2 days ago by bmh_sb
Works perfectly with the phone and the machines at the gym. It gives real time data. Only downside is that i can only pair with one device. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
With all the craze around wearable technology, I must say I was somewhat cynical on what all the various consumer "health monitoring" gear claimed to offer. Read morePublished 4 days ago by R. Hayek
It was a bit hard to find out if this would work with standard gym equipment as well as with phones as it wasn't clearly listed when I bought it. Read morePublished 8 days ago by The Archer
It makes an eletronic noise (very low). It is only noticeable while indoors and in silence, but it can be disturbing if used to track meditation or recovery.Published 9 days ago by Eduardo Balbinot
Randomly drops connection with app while running. Pola beat freezes. I have a Motorolla Android and the bluetooth works fine with other devices.Published 14 days ago by Kyriakos P.