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Polar WearLink+ transmitter Nike+
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- Works with Nike+ SportBand and 5th generation iPod nano
- Coded signal ensures link between Nike+ device and heart rate signal
- Uses Polar's traditional 5 kHz and Nike+ compatible transmission technology, so you can us
- The soft textile chest strap seamlessly adapts to your body shape, bringing full freedom o
- Machine-washable textile strap
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This product is especially ideal for those who already have a Polar Heart Rate Monitor and use the Nike+ system to track their distance and pace. The Polar Wearlink Transmitter Nike+ adds heart rate tracking to your Nike+ system. You can also use it to view heart rate information on fitness equipment at the gym. The connector is water-resistant and sports a replaceable battery. The textile strap is machine washable.
Headquartered in Lake Success, New York, Polar USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Finland-based Polar Electro OY, which invented the first wireless heart rate monitor (HRM) in 1977. Polar now operates internationally in more than 80 countries. Polar heart rate and fitness assessment technology delivers unparalleled insight into the human body from valuable training guidance and feedback, to enabling individuals to improve their fitness level and sports performance. Polar technology is key to the success of leading fitness facilities, athletic teams, corporate wellness facilities, health insurance providers, and thousands of physical education programs around the world. Today, Polar training computers are the number one choice among consumers worldwide.
Top Customer Reviews
On the watch, I had to:
- Start a run
- Choose Options --> New Sensor
The watch found the heart rate monitor almost immediately and worked flawlessly from then on.
If you have two or more nike+ systems and you are trying to set them up, you may get a "too many sensors" message from the watch, and may need to distance the woud-be pairs of watches and monitors from one another while pairing. However, once paired, the watches will talk to their respective sensors without any evidence of interference. I believe this is because these sensors are "coded" to prevent cross-talk between nearby transmitters and receivers.
The strap is reasonably comfortable and I'm getting used to it quickly. Parts of it are a relatively comfortable elastic, and other parts of it are a vinyl-like material that seems almost like fake leather, which seemed like an odd texture to wear while running, but it certainly hasn't been an issue for me.
It's great to know that I can swap the transmitter onto new / different straps if needed, and that my girlfriend can use her transmitter directly with one of the sensor-equipped sports bras that works with Polar transmitters. The replaceable battery is also a huge plus, as I can't imagine throwing this thing away just because the battery died!
It is important to pre-moisten the electrodes on the included strap, or readings will be sporadic (dropping to 0) intermittently until you get sweaty.
The HR strap pairs easily with the Nike+ receiver. Once you start a HR workout, you're presented with a bunch of excercise types. The iPod records your average and max HR during the workout and uses a simple formula to calculate your calories (note - calories do not show up on the nano, you see them after uploading to Nike+).
As for the strap itself, it's moderately comfortable. I have a Polar T31 that came with my treadmill and I find that to be more comfortable as well as easier to put on. The transmitter is a lot smaller than I expected ... not nearly as big as it looks in the pictures. The good thing is that the strap is washable, so if/when it starts to get funky, just throw it in the wash (the manual says to put it in a garment washing bag).
Lastly, I wanted to mention that I had a tough time getting the HR-only workouts to sync to the Nike+ sites. I eventually got it to work, but it took some iPod hackery and a few back/forth with the Nike+ support guys.
Great "toy" for training, as I am in the Army and can conceal it while I train and can get my results to train harder in the moment :)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I did not receive the strap pictured on this item. The picture depicts a premium strap - what I received was a plain cloth strap. It works fine, but was disappointed. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Neil Kiser
This product meets the expectations required by the buyer are stylish and very comfortable to see and always identified with the brandPublished on May 11, 2014 by Enrique
Have spent all night trying to get it to sync with my iphone. Don't know if there is some missing step that the foreign language (mostly) manual left out. Read morePublished on February 11, 2014 by carl christensen, md
This is new and improved!! I like this band much better!! The band is softer and it's more accurate! Very Pleased!Published on November 7, 2013 by Shannon Mitchell