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5.0 out of 5 stars Great integration with Polar Beat, October 18, 2012
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If people are having difficulties with their Polar H7 Sensor integrating/syncing with other third-party fitness apps, then I would highly recommend using the Polar Beat app from the App Store if you have an iPhone 4S/5. At this time, the app is not compatible with Android but Polar says they are working on it and hopefully it will be available soon.

I used the Polar H7 with Polar Beat during my workout this morning, and both performed flawlessly. The app and H7 synced perfectly on the first try and Bluetooth connection was maintained during my 5k workout. The strap is comfortable and easily cleaned by rinsing. Heed the warning on the label, do not machine wash the strap! Other straps used on Polar products may be machine washable, but this one isn't so be aware of that. As with other Polar heart sensors, the battery is easily removable and the type of battery needed is clearly labeled on the back.

If you already have an iPhone 4S/5, I would highly recommend picking up the H7. Together with the Polar Beat app, you have a very useful workout tool.
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Initial post: Nov 7, 2012 4:56:02 PM PST
Rik's Dad says:
I have a question regarding using this compared to a regular polar watch? If I have it on my iphone, how am I looking at if I am doing strength training or spinning or any exercise. Where is the iphone that I am able to look at the display while working out? Why do I want this instead of the polar watch. I currently use a polar rs300x. I would think because there is more seamless uploads to a computer.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 5:55:45 PM PST
Andrew Yue says:
For me, I use the Polar H7 with the iPhone in an Armpocket and the Polar FT7. You are right, the Polar Beat app automatically uploads your workout results onto Polar Personal Trainer (PPT), so it is easier in that respect compared to using a Polar watch alone. I use both the FT7 and iPhone + H7 for back-up purposes in case the iPhone GPS loses signal or Bluetooth loses communication. Fortunately, neither has happened.

One thing to note is that Polar Beat does not automatically sync your sport zone data to PPT, nor can you manually input it at this time. I brought up this issue on the Polar forums and Polar said they are working on a fix for Polar Beat.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2012 5:31:34 PM PST
Rik's Dad says:
have you noticed if you are getting similar results between the watch and your phone
do you look at your phone during your workout? I assume your armpocket is on your upper arm near shoulder?
I like to review my info during my workout to see how I am pushing myself
thanks again for your feedback

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2012 5:49:06 PM PST
Andrew Yue says:
I do wear my Armpocket on my upper arm near my shoulder and I do look at my iPhone every few minutes. Yes, I've noticed that there is a +/- 1-5 bpm and 10-20 calorie difference between my Polar FT7 and H7 in my workouts. Consistently, the H7 reads lower than the FT7 but I'm not sure why. I defer to the biometric data reading on the FT7, but the H7 uses the iPhone's GPS to track distance and your route which are features the FT7 lacks.

With PPT, you can edit the calorie count, distance, and heart rate if there are any discrepancies.

Posted on Mar 6, 2013 7:09:09 PM PST
Karl Roembke says:
I've had success similar to the reviewers. See my post at http://www.amazon.com/review/R32JMADFYOX3H4/ref=cm_cr_ryp_cmt?ie=UTF8&channel=ryp
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