For those who want to keep their training simple with basic heart rate features. Just grab it with you, put on the comfortable textile transmitter, and Polar FT4 tells if you’re improving your fitness. Shows when you’re improving fitness based on your heart rate. Features: • Displays calories burned • Comes with comfortable textile transmitter and coded heart rate transmission to avoid cross-talk • Automatic age-based target zone (% / bpm) - %/bpm • Automatic/Manual target zone (% / bpm / HRR%) • Backlight • Graphical target zone indicator • Heart rate (displayed as % of maximum heart rate) • Heart rate (displayed as bpm) • HeartTouch™, button-free operation of wrist unit • KeyLock • Manual target zone (% / bpm) - %/bpm • Visual and audible alarm in target zones • Water resistant - 50m • Display text in English, German, Finnish, Swedish, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian • Average heart rate of total exercise • Exercise Date • HR-based target zones with audible alarm • HR-based target zones with visual alarm • Maximum heart rate of total exercise • Polar OwnCal® • Polar OwnCode® (5kHz) • Wireless ECG accurate heart rate • Average heart rate • Calorie expenditure • Exercise Time (total) • Exercise file info page with date and time • Maximum heart rate • Number of exercise files (with summaries) • Target zone limits • Time in target zone • Polar WearLink® 31 coded transmitter (changeable battery) • Alarm with snooze • Date and weekday indicator • Dual time zone • Low battery indicator • StopWatch • Time of day (12/24h) with alarm • User replaceable battery
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Polar FT4 Review
This is my first heart rate monitor, so I was not aware what it can do or the features that are important to me
To confirm with Lucie's review, the silver watch is indeed gray with a black stripe.
Here is what I leaned about the watch:
There is no feature that tells you what your minimum heart-rate is. That's too bad, since a lower minimum is an indication of how fit you are (unlike the max heart rate which is more of an indication of how old you are). The minimum hear-rate can be obtained by watching it manually for a couple of minutes to see the lowest point. Or it can be done by recording a session and viewing the average.
The average heart-rate, maximum heart-rate, and amount of time in the target zone cannot be viewed while the monitor is recording a training session. I would have liked to have this information available during training. The only way to view it is to end the training session. But once it is ended, it cannot be resumed. A new session must be started. The results of a session are kept in a file. Up to 10 files are kept
When a training session (i.e. the stop watch) is paused, you can only view the current heart-rate and the timer reading (which is paused). In addition to these, when you resume the timer, you can also see on separate screens the time of day, the number of calories burnt, and a graphical representation of whether your heart-rate is within your target zone. The monitor does not make the important distinction of being below and above the target range. For this reason, I set the upper limit of the target to my max heart-rate (180).
The monitor keeps track of summary totals for: Total number of training sessions, duration of all training sessions, and total calories of all sessions. When a training file is deleted, there is an option to reduce the totals by what the file contributed to them. Once a file has aged beyond 10 saved training sessions, it automatically gets deleted, but its totals are not removed. At that point I do not think it is possible to reduce the totals unless you reset them to zero.
The watch shows the time of day in two modes: In large numbers showing the hour and minutes (as shown in the photo) or in small numbers to include the seconds as well. The date always shows in small letters at the top of the screen. To change the mode, press the top button for 1 second. Pressing the bottom button for one second toggles the time zone to zone 1 or zone 2. I use zone 2 for day lights savings time.
A nice feature that is available in more expensive watches (such as the Polar RS300X) is a 5-bar graph dividing the target zone into five regions, each displaying the amount of time spent in each region.
14 March 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Easy 2 Use
Use this at the gym. Easy to use, just put you personal settings in once, you dont have to do it every time you work out. Press start and your away! Give you a pointer to train in a zone to loose weight. Then you can check your files after each work out. Look good in the grey colour for men. My wife has the ladys in a salmon/pink colour. Very good buy!
16 September 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Really satisfied
I just received one, took 1 week for delivery to Slovakia which is quite the best time i got when ordering internationally. Was quite dissapointed because of the size of it and colours which are not as they look on picture. But it works well, really, they are simple, providing information large on display, have to give it more time to test but i think they will do the job for the money invested really good.
04 March 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Color of watchstrap
If you expected so light color as official Polar photos shows you would be dissapointed. Color of watchstrap is more darker than Polar published.
I would say that it is grey color with black stripe.
On the other hand watch has modern design and looks nice.I'm sure it will suits to each man :)
18 November 2009
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Hola, gracias por su pregunta. Ententendemos que nos pregunta sobre un tema de compatibilidades.
El monitor de frecuencia Cardíiaca usado con Polar CS600x será adecuado para uso con el Pulsómetro Polar FT4M Heart rate monitor. Este HRM no cuenta con ninguna velocidad o sensor de cadencia. Esperamos haber sido de utilidad.
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