Polar H7 HR Sensor BLE BLK M-XXL USA
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 10, 2014
I am very happy with this unit. It communicates simultaneously with my phone over Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy and with my Octane Elliptical as well as the equipment at the gym I use. You can also turn off the Gym Link via the app so you don't send your single to everyone else's equipment if you're at the gym.

The app is *acceptable*, HOWEVER every useful feature beyond seeing your heart rate (logging, graphing, stats, etc) must be PURCHASED in the app. After spending $50 for the sensor I was rather peeved to have to pay an additional $6-9 to 'unlock' the features it claims in the descriptions. HOWEVER there are third party apps that work with this sensor and I would recommend only using the official app to check the battery life and turn on and off the Gym Link. For Android users I recommend the app "BLE Heart Rate Monitor" as it provides stats, caloric burn info, and a GPS map of your workout color coded by heart rate.

My one *wish* is that this strap was compatible with ANT+ equipment so I could use it with my Garmin Vivo Fit instead of having to wear two straps... However it never claimed to be compatible so this isn't a fault of the product, just a feature I wish it had.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 9, 2014
my review for Polar H7 HRM:
Why 3 stars?
a) with my Samsung S5 (latest software version) the only app that recognizes it so far is Polar Beat... had high hopes for Runtastic and Runkeeper but could never get going, Samsung Health doesn't recognize it either... come on peeps is a stinking BluTooth device nothing special
b) strap issues - when I received the first unit I couldn't get it going... Blutooth would see the device for a split second and then nothing.. no apps would recognize it, I tried to wet both my chest and the strap with water and also tried gel but it was a no go. I thought it was defective and sent it back (Amazon did a great job shipping me a new unit in 2 days). Second unit same deal so I thought something was off checked to see if my Blutooth was up to the latest revision and it was... then remembered I still had the straps from my previous Polar F7 watch and and HRM.. gave it a try and bingo works all the time (just with Polar Beat tho), I'm thinking the piece of plastic in the inside of the strap prevents the sensor from working ..... I will eventually reach Polar Tech Support to get their take on this issue..
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on January 17, 2015
This HRM is working out very well. When I told my brother (personal trainer) that I ordered a HRM he kinda yelled at me for not checking with him on the model first. Luckily, this was the one he would have recommended because it can be used with most gym equipment to display your heart rate and tailor your workout to your heart rate. I didn't really consider that since I work out in my apartment complex's "gym". But to my surprise, even that equipment works with the Polar. So that means I can keep my phone in my pocket instead of having an app opened to see my heart rate.

I've never even seen a HRM because purchasing this one. Looking at the pictures online make it look larger than it is. It's actually only about 1 inch thick. The pictures made it look about 3 inches to me. It's not uncomfortable for me.

The Polar Bear iOS app is not very impressive. So far, that hasn't really mattered. I mainly use it with MapMyFitness and/or Under Armour Record to track my workouts, which then syncs to MyFitnessPal.

I would have preferred to have a wrist fitness tracker handle the HRM duties, but my brother gave me his Jawbone UP24 and the UP3 is not available yet. In the not too distant future, we will have more options for fitness trackers such as the UP3, FitBit Charge HR and Apple Watch. But the jury is still out as to whether those devices will be as accurate as a chest sensor. I'm perfectly happy with this setup!
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on September 25, 2012
I had an ANT+ dongle on my last iPhone, but that would not work on an iPhone5, so I had to discontinue using that and its matching sensor and bought this.

It works very well with both Walkmeter/Runmeter and even works with the Wahoo program which sees it as a Wahoo HR Blue.

The strap is very nice, and the plastic used on the unit is of very high quality.

I wore it all night and have HR data from 9 hours of sleep.

This device seems exceptional to me, and it is shame that people are giving it poor reviews simply because they don't have a phone which is compatible with it.

I am so happy to not have to use a dongle, and for the price this is selling for, I feel like I got a good value.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 8, 2015
I held off reviewing this product until I had the chance to really put some miles on the device. I have ran several half marathons with the device without any rash or redness. I expected an adjustment period or breaking in period but it felt comfortable the first time I put it on. By the second week I didn't even know it was there. If you haven't used this type of device keep in my it does not pair with your phone in the same way a wireless headset would. The process of pairing is slightly different. I still haven't run the battery out. I have no idea how long it lasts but I jog A LOT. A typical day for me is 7.5-10 miles. I have no experience with the polar software. I have been using MapMyRun+ with MVP. The only problem I have come across is MapMyRun+ won't give me my heart rate with voice feedback during the run. After I finish the data has been recorded. That should not reflect badly on the device as it may be the fault of MapMyRun+ software and I haven't tried that hard to fix the issue yet.

Currently I have no reason why I would not buy this device again or recommend it to friends.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 16, 2014
Great product - paired seamlessly with my app on the IPhone and on the equipment at the gym. Remember to remove the unit from the strap to keep battery life longer
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 17, 2015
I've owned this monitor for about 6 months now and I can officially say you should look elsewhere for a good monitor. The two major problems: 1.) it eats batteries like they are going out of style. With no on/off button you can't manage power consumption even if you follow the directions and disconnect it from the strap immediately after use. I suspect it's still holding on to the bluetooth connection and draining it. I've also tried several different brands of batteries and the best I can muster is about 5-6 hours tops of actual use per battery. That's ridiculous.

Second major gripe is that after you actually use this thing it becomes harder and harder to get the batteries out. Nothing fits the indentation on the back really (video game token is closes width) well and if you slip up a couple times, the plastic becomes damaged such that it makes it harder and harder.

I at least gave it two stars because it does perform the function expected, I just don't want to buy stock in a battery company to feed the beast.
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Mike - 5-6 hours of battery life is not consistent with the performance of the product. Please give Polar's customer service department a call at 800-227-1314 and a representative will help you further - Mike @ Polar USA
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 12, 2015
I have been an avid Fitbit user for the past 3 years and after mine fell off a few weeks ago (devastated when it never turned up!). I didn't want to fork over more money on yet another Fitbit. I wanted to try something new and I'm SO GLAD that I did!!! The Polar Loop has exceeded every other product I've used. It does everything my Fitbit Charge did, except count the flights of stairs (but that's not huge). It connects to a heart rate monitor I can wear just when I'm exercising and it's TONS easier to read throughout the day. Unlike the fitbit where it just states your goal is 10,000 steps, the Polar Loop has an activity monitor you determine and it will tell you what you need to do to meet your daily goal (jog for ten minutes, walk for thirty, etc). If you sit for too long without moving, it lights up to remind you you've been inactive! It's also waterproof. I just really can't say enough about the device. I got the purple and I love it--I don't think this one will fall off!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 9, 2015
I am a regular user of the RunKeeper and FitnessPal apps because of the features provided while running and because it's a very easy way to keep track of my calorie intake throughout the day. During my workouts they give a total of how many calories I have burned. Since at the time I didn't have a heart rate sensor I always wondered how accurate that truly was. So I purchased this heart rate sensor and I love it. I had a couple reservations when I first bought it, for instance, is it going to slide down when I run or if I'm doing a workout with jumping involved? Also, since I always use these apps on my iPhone I was worried about how well it would sync up with them (since that was my main purpose for purchasing it). I am pleased to say that at no point during any of my workouts has the band moved at all, and it immediately syncs with my apps when I put it on. Overall I am very happy with my purchase, would definitely recommend.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on August 4, 2013
Got 2 Units. First one was Dead On Arrival. So, I thought I will get another replaced by Amazon. The 2nd unit failed completely within 5 weeks.
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