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Polar FT4 Heart Rate Monitor Watch (Bronze/Bronze)

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  • Provides continuous, accurate heart rate to keep your fitness training simple
  • Smart Calorie feature uses your personal data to provide accurate calories burned
  • Includes heart rate chest strap made of soft fabric material that adapts to your body shape. Requires and includes chest strap for accurate heart rate
  • User replaceable battery and water resistant (30m)
  • Connects with compatible gym equipment using GymLink

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Product Description

FT4 Heart Rate Monitor



FT4 Heart Rate Monitor



Easy to Use



Easy to use
Includes comfortable fabric chest strap
for accurate, continuous heart rate.
For best results, thoroughly moisten
the chest strap with water prior to workout.

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FT4 Heart Rate Monitor

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


Exercise Guidance

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


Accurate Calorie Burn

Tracks your intensity and calories burned during any activity, even playing with children and swimming.


Stay Motivated and Reach Your Fitness Goals

Removes the guess work from your workout. 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.


Key Features

• Continuous, accurate heart rate

• Average and maximum heart rate of training

• Automatic age-based target zone – bpm / %

• Smart Calorie feature uses your personal data to provide accurate calories burned

• Includes heart rate chest strap made of soft fabric material that adapts to your body shape. Requires and includes chest strap for accurate heart rate

• 10 training files (with summaries and totals)

• Backlight

• User replaceable battery and water resistant (30m)

• Connects with compatible gym equipment using GymLink (5kHz coded transmission)

• Time of day (12/24h) with alarm and snooze


In The Box

FT4 heart rate monitor

H1 heart rate sensor

FT4 Getting Started Guide


Easy to Use

1) Enter basic settings

2) Thoroughly moisten the H1 heart rate chest strap with water, snap on the transmitter and wrap around your chest

3) Start your workout. * Tip: it is best to stand away from others when starting the heart rate monitor.

4) To extend the battery life of your H1 chest strap transmitter be sure to detach the sensor from the chest strap and rinse after each use

H1 Heart Rate Chest Strap Sensor

H1 heart rate chest strap sensor
Includes the comfortable H1 heart rate chest strap. The 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

• Coded heart rate transmission to avoid cross-talk with other heart rate monitors

• Bring it to the gym. Its 5kHz coded transmission will show your heart rate on compatible gym equipment

• Hand washable

• User-replaceable battery

• Strap material: 38% Polyamide, 29% Polyurethane, 20% Elastane, 13% Polyester

*Tip: after each workout, detach H1 transmitter, rinse the strap with water and hang dry.

GETTING STARTED INSTRUCTION :

Getting started with a Polar heart rate monitor is easy. First, make sure you thoroughly wet the electrodes on back of the strap with water and snap the transmitter into place. Then place the strap on your chest prior to starting the watch. Tip: it is best to stand away from others when starting the watch. When you are finished with your workout detach transmitter, rinse the strap with water and hang dry.

Smart Training Starts Here

Smart Training Starts Here

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 unique Smart Coaching features that listen to your heart and interpret the data for you so you can train smarter.

 

FT4 heart rate monitor Smart Coaching features
FT4 heart rate monitor Smart Coaching features:
Smart Calories

Lets you know exactly how many calories you've burned.


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 listen to your heart rate and train at the right intensity.

During training, 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 training 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%: Improves overall health and helps recovery. Recommended for weight management and active recovery.

Zone 2 "Light" 60-70%: Improves basic endurance and fat burning. Recommended for everybody for longer and frequently repeated short exercises.

Zone 3 "Moderate" 70-80%: Improves aerobic fitness. Recommended for everybody for moderately long exercises.

Zone 4 "Hard" 80-90%: Increases maximum performance capacity. Recommended for everybody for shorter exercises.

Zone 5 "Maximum" 90-100%: Develops maximum performance and speed. Recommended for fit people and athletic training.

(Calculate your Maximum Heart Rate: 200 - Your Age= Maximum Heart Rate.)


Recommended Accessory

H7 heart rate sensor Bluetooth Smart
H7 heart rate sensor Bluetooth Smart

A combo heart rate sensor that provides real-time, accurate heart rate to your mobile training app, including Polar Beat. The H7 also connects to many Polar products as well as compatible gym equipment.


Comparison Chart

FT4 FT7 FT60
Watch Functionality Yes Yes Yes
Continuous Heart Rate - BPM / % Yes Yes Yes
Water Resistant (will work in the water) Yes Yes Yes
High & Low Target HR Zone w/ Alarm Yes Yes Yes
OwnZone - personal heart rate zone     Yes
EnergyPointer   Yes  
Fat Burn %   Yes Yes
Calories Burned Yes Yes Yes
Training Files 10 99 100
Downloads to polarpersonaltrainer.com   Yes (w/Flowlink)
sold separately
Yes (w/Flowlink)
sold separately
Fitness Test     Yes
STAR Training Program     Yes


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Product Details

USER MANUAL- COMPLETE [PDF]| GETTING STARTED -USER MANUAL [PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 5.1 x 3.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B001U0OFD2
  • Item model number: 90039179
  • Batteries 2 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (582 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,222 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

It's very easy to set up and use.
flutterby
The chest strap is very comfortable (most of it is fabric, as opposed to some which are all plastic and are uncomfortable), and the watch is not too bulky.
Julia H. Paige
It has really helped not only tracking my data, but also I find that I am working harder to keep my heart rate in the zone so it has motivated me as well.
BASHA

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1,069 of 1,124 people found the following review helpful By D. Beirle on March 19, 2010
Color Name: Bronze/BronzeSize Name: Women Verified Purchase
I have spent months looking for a heart rate monitor that would fit me comfortably, but still be pretty. This is it! I've decided to finally get off my big butt and start doing something healthy - walking or biking every day - but I wanted to be able to keep track of the time AND make sure I was working at the right heart rate. As someone who is really out of shape, I find that I might feel like I am really working hard, but my heart rate ends up being at the very low end, so I needed something that I could use to be sure my workouts are actually worth it.

This watch is very accurate and stylish. I also like that it tracks my calories burned and my previous workouts so I can see if I am getting healthier. I was worried that it wouldn't fit my wrist because it is a women's watch and they tend to run small, but this fits my 7 3/4" wrist with a little room to spare. The chest strap also fits and is super comfy! I am almost 300lbs (at the time of purchase) and the M/XXL strap that comes with this fit me just fine - again with room to spare. I don't even feel it once I get it on and start moving.

So, for you bigger girls out there who are looking for a rate monitor that will fit, be accurate and comfortable AND is pretty - get this one!
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631 of 734 people found the following review helpful By Carrie Waterston VINE VOICE on May 25, 2010
Color Name: Bronze/BronzeSize Name: Women
Hey folks, I just wanted to add a bit of information based on some comments I've read on other Polar devices: The FT4, based on my tests, IS water-resistant and should work great to help you track your stats as you swim laps. I'll update this once I've used it for a few more lap swims, but both the heart monitor you wear on your chest and the watch itself are sealed and won't immediately flood and ruin if you take it into the pool. Only thing is, you probably don't want to be pressing the buttons on the watch while you're under water, which may mean you have to stop and dry off if you want to take a break in the middle of your lap swim.

Update: I have now used my FT4 several times to track my lap swimming. It works great! Don't press the buttons while you're actually underwater, but I have had no trouble at all with the 'pause' or 'continue' functions at the end of the lap, even with wet fingers. Oh, and - you don't have to wet the chest band before you put it on if you're going to swim in it ;)

I have the same beef as others about the FT4 - you can't see all your workout stats at once while you work out - you have to press the bottom right-hand button to change the display to heart rate vs. calories vs. workout time or what have you, and you can't see your time while you're working out (you can once you're finished and you click STOP to end the workout session...at this point you also get your upper and average heart rates and your time in the zone. You can also hit 'Pause' to see your workout time.) Basically, this little gizmo does what it's designed to do. It does make a unique double-beep when you're in your heart rate zone, which I find helpful.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By G. Levy on April 25, 2012
Color Name: Bronze/BronzeSize Name: Women Verified Purchase
My FT4 arrived today (thank you, Amazon Prime!) and I couldn't wait to try it out. I spent quite some time reading reviews of various heart rate monitors online and ended up deciding on the FT4 based upon the following: I wanted something small for a woman's wrist, I wanted a monitor with a fabric chest strap and not a plastic one, I wanted something deemed reliable and I didn't want a basic model but also didn't want something that would require an engineer to operate.

I was pleased to open up the Polar box and find that the FT4 is petite and fit perfectly on my wrist. It actually looks like a women's sized watch which was super important to me. I didn't want anything big and bulky to get in the way of any of my workouts. Then I pulled out the chest strap and transmitter and was happy to find that the chest strap was, in fact, a fabric one and the transmitter wasn't gigantic. Before I even pulled out the instruction manual I had my watch setup - it's that intuitive and that easy. You plug in your height, weight, age and gender after inputting the correct time and date. That's about it.

As per the instructions, I wet the electrodes on the chest strap before putting it on. I was pleasantly surprised at how comfortable it felt underneath my sports bra (ladies, I hope you're putting it above your "ladies") and that the transmitter didn't get in the way. While working out, the band didn't rise up or bother me in the least. Nor did the watch itself - I barely noticed that I had it on.

The watch was easy to understand during my workout too.
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178 of 230 people found the following review helpful By RudieCantFail on December 8, 2010
Color Name: Bronze/BronzeSize Name: Women Verified Purchase
I've lost about 15 lbs since I bought this. It's kind of fun to experiment and see how many calories various exercises burn. I love seeing how quickly my fitness level increases. That keeps me motivated!

The only problem that I've had involved the chest strap being too loose. It still felt tight enough, so I went through Polar's trouble shooting guide to try to figure out why the transmitter was only working intermittently. Nothing they suggested worked and I was about to give up, but one day I decided to make it an inch or two tighter and it has worked perfectly since then. Polar should consider mentioning that in the trouble shooting list.

***UPDATE***

The NEXT day after posting the above, it returned to its sporadic functionality. It is tight enough to cut me in half. I have stored and cleaned all parts according to Polar's recommendations. I spend more time trying to get this thing to work than I do working out. I wish I could give it 00 stars since that is my current heart rate reading. I understand this is an older entry-level product designed to be barely sufficient in order to encourage upgrading to the more expensive models ($90 isn't enough to get something that WORKS?!). However, as soon as I'm able to replace this piece of garbage, I will NOT buy another Polar product. This is ridiculous. I am furious and also, according to my monitor, in cardiac arrest.
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