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Polar FT40 Men's Heart Rate Monitor Watch (Grey)

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  • Grey men's heart rate monitor watch with several innovative training features
  • Displays heart rate as percentage of maximum, bpm, and within target zone indicator
  • Audible and visual target zone alarms; 12/24-hour clock with day/week indicator
  • Polar OwnCal mode tracks energy expenditure for single and accumulated workouts
  • Offers EnergyPointer and ZonePointer modes; water-resistant to 30 meters; 2-year warranty

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Product Description

Product Description

The Polar FT40 helps you to achieve your goals by giving you a better understanding of your body with its simple training guidance. It determines the right training intensity for you for each training session, allowing you to enjoy your training and impro

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Stay within your ideal training and intensity range while jogging or working out with the Polar FT40 men's heart rate monitor watch. The FT40 works by first checking your daily condition, and then guiding you to the ideal training intensity for your age and fitness level. Knowing your heart rate not only helps you reach your personal fitness goal, but also improves your physical condition in general, as it's vitally important to train at the appropriate intensity level. If you exercise too hard, you may quit before you reach the real benefit, but if you work out too leisurely, you'll struggle to lose weight at all. The FT40 helps overcome these problems by encouraging you to map out a complete fitness routine.

The FT40 is packed with innovative training features to help you toward your exercise goals. First off, the watch displays heart rate info in several ways, including as a percentage of your maximum heart rate, as beats per minute, and within a graphical target zone indicator. The watch also offers a visual and audible alarm for when you exceed or dip below your target zone--a great way to stay motivated while on the track. And users will love the EnergyPointer, ZonePointer, and Polar OwnCal modes. The EnergyPointer determines the point at which your training no longer just burns fat but also improves your overall fitness level--an ideal feature for high-performance runners. The ZonePointer, meanwhile, is an audible and visual feature on the display of your FT40 that shows you where your current heart rate sits within your target heart rate zone. Finally, the Polar OwnCal mode shows your energy expenditure during one exercise session, as well as your accumulated kilocalories during several exercise sessions. You can also set daily and weekly exercise goals in terms of calorie expenditure, helping you achieve both short-term and long-term goals.

Other features include a built-in fitness test that measures your aerobic fitness at rest in just five minutes; a ZoneLock mode that lets you activate a target zone in the midst of training with the press of a button; an OwnCode mode that prevents crosstalk from other heart rate monitors nearby; a recording mode that tracks your average and maximum heart rate, calorie expenditure, and total exercise time, and then puts it in an exercise file (with 50 total files); water resistance to 30 meters; a 12/24-hour clock with a day/week indicator; a built-in backlight; an alarm with a snooze; a low battery indicator; and a Polar FlowLink connection for transferring data between the FT40 and a computer. Sporting an attractive grey housing, the watch carries a two-year warranty.

Manufacturer's Warranty
The original purchaser of this heart rate monitor is backed by a limited warranty that states that this product that the product will be free from defects in material or workmanship for two years from the date of purchase.

About Polar
The first EKG accurate wireless heart rate monitor was invented by Polar back in 1977 as a training tool for the Finnish National Cross Country Ski Team. The concept of "intensity training" by heart rate swept the athletic world in the eighties. By the 1990s, individuals were looking to heart rate monitors not only for performance training needs, but also for achieving everyday fitness goals. Today, the same concept of heart rate training is being used by world-class athletes as well as everyday people trying to lose weight. Polar is the leading brand among consumers, coaches, and personal trainers worldwide and the company is committed to not only producing the best products, but also being the leading educator on the benefits of heart rate based exercise.


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 5.1 x 3 inches ; 8.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • 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: B001F0PVMQ
  • Item model number: 8331
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #420,076 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

Good luck and happy shopping!
P. Soli
The menus are very simple to navigate through.
A. Gray
This really motivates me to excercise more.
R. Jarno

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Disciple of Hugeness on April 17, 2009
Color Name: GreySize Name: One Size Fits All Verified Purchase
This is a good adjunct if you are prone to overtraining. If you are doing cardio to lose fat, the energy bar provides a visual cue to keep you from pushing too hard and breaking down muscle for that particular cardio workout based on how well rested you are. Of course we are relying in Polar's secret formula regarding heart rate variability to do this; but this seems to correlate well with other markers of overtraining to include HR recovery and change in morning resting heart rate. Using it with the flowlink is a great way to keep track of calories burned as well as to troubleshoot any lack of progress.

Regarding looks, it's no uglier than a generic timex, but looks better and calls less attention than the 1st generation polars. Not too crazy about the unisex green detailing. The lack of looks costs it one star. I covered the face with a screen protector, as deep scratches from training had been a problem with my previous heart rate monitors, and this seems to work well.

Regarding the chronograph function, I didn't like how the face setting with "time only" does not have seconds. This made it unusable in my line or work where I need to measure things in beats per minute. In order to display seconds, you have to also display the "polar FT40" graphic, which cuts the font size of the watch from an 18, down to about a 10 to fit everything on the screen. Not a deal breaker, just annoying.

I would recommend this for strength and power athletes who have a tendency to lose muscle while trying to lose fat due to overtraining. If overtraining is not a problem, you don't need to shell out the extra cash for the polar energy bar.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By P. Soli on October 1, 2008
Color Name: GreySize Name: One Size Fits All
Large LED with great backlight and audible alerts. Very user friendly with step-by-step on screen programming. Numerical and graphical information available about previous workout statistics.

Very comfortable to wear, both the watch and the chest strap.

The watch is solidly constructed with large buttons and a wrist band perforated the entire length. This watch will truly fit 99.9% of the population. I'm a big guy and there is plenty of room to spare.

I would not wear this watch to work or in public. The design is not casual or dressy...it is encased in rubber/pvc throughout. It's made to exercise with; not for flash!

The newly designed chest strap is great! Easy to wear, easy to clean and it's soft! The electronic wearlink monitor "snaps" into the wearlink belt with a breeze. I have the older model transmitter and the new one is smaller and more comfortable.

This system is great for beginners. Easy to use, comfortable and enough information displayed to get you through your workouts on a daily basis.

I would not hesitate to buy this unit again if I broke it or it was lost.

Good luck and happy shopping!

-PD
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Dr. on July 12, 2009
Color Name: GreySize Name: One Size Fits All
Polar FT40 Men's Heart Rate Monitor Watch (Grey)
Basic setting is easy to perform. Wrist unit and menu are clear and easy to manipulate. Burn fat and fitness zones are great features in this watch; easy to see and understand what your body and heart are doing during training. Needles to say that training functions (heart calories, time, fat burn and fitness) are easy to see and follow.

Another outstanding feature is the review of training data and transfer of these data to the website which helps the individual to have his record and to plot a graph.

A salient feature is the Polar fitness test, which is able to show the progress of your physical fitness after few days or weeks of training.

As a watch, it can used 24 hours with most of the features of other watches, in addition to being a sport watch, which can be used even for diving.

The only drawback in that watch is its strap which is thick and difficult to close and difficult to open
J M Bareeq
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By AQ on November 14, 2010
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I bought this in March 2010. At first, it was great. But...here it is November, and it has been one problem after another. I was getting erratic readings...zero, then 205...then the message "check transmitter." So I changed the battery on the transmitter. Nothing. So I got a new transmitter, having read reviews that said after changing the battery the transmitter may still not work. Still nothing. It must be the receiving circuit in the watch because the time and data settings are fine.

I had been frustrated by the "intelligent" design even before the thing died. I can't find a way to program my own zones...the watch does it for you..and based on my own numbers (min 47, max 174) and Karvonen, my zones are very different from what the watch calculates. For instance, my 85-90% range is 154-161. But whatever formula the watch uses has it beeping that I am exceeding my safe zone well below that level...by artificially increasing my max over what it really is, I had managed to get it to not beep until 158, which is at least in the right range for some training days. I like the tonal signals to help me as i run, but I can't figure out how to adapt the watch to get it to signal my desired zones, not the ones it wants to calculate for me. Have to turn off all the audible signals when I want to do intervals, but when I am pushing that hard is when it would be nice to know when I have gotten my hr up high enough without having to look at the watch face.

So rather than pay to get it fixed, I'll look for a new one cause I do find it helpful...almost addictive...when it works.
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