Dedication best describes those who are seriously into their training. FT80 is the most dedicated training partner for the most devoted fitness enthusiasts. This intelligent training computer helps you achieve maximum efficiency and reach your workout targets for both cardio and strength training, plus its stylish design is comfortable during a hot workout or in everyday use.
Polar FT80 Heart Rate Monitor Features:
Innovative Strength training guidance feature helps you have a fitter body
New Polar STAR training program gives you weekly training targets, adapts to your training habits to guide you without being too strict and allows you flexibility during the week
Fitness test measures your aerobic fitness at rest in just five minutes
FT80 shows you the calories burned
Comes with Polar FlowLink™ for connection to polarpersonaltrainer.com
Polar FT80 Heart Rate Monitor Basic Features:
Automatic age-based target zone (% / bpm) - %/bpm
Graphical target zone indicator
Heart rate (displayed as % of maximum heart rate)
Heart rate (displayed as bpm)
Heart rate (displayed as graphical trend) - Strength training
HeartTouch™, button-free operation of wrist unit
Manual target zone (% / bpm) - %/bpm
Sound volume level setting
Visual and audible alarm in target zones
Water resistant - 50m
Compatible with polarpersonaltrainer.com with Polar FlowLink
GPS features (GPS sold separately):
Battery type - opt. with G1 GPS sensor
Full power mode (up to 30 hours with an optional lithium battery) - opt. with G1 GPS sensor
Low battery indicator - opt. with G1 GPS sensor
Low power battery mode - opt. with G1 GPS sensor
SIRF-III chipset - opt. with G1 GPS sensor
Shock resistant - opt. with G1 GPS sensor
Speed and Distance - opt. with G1 GPS sensor
WAAS support (wide area augmentation system) - opt. with G1 GPS sensor
Water resistant - opt. with G1 GPS sensor
Display text in English, German, Finnish, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anonymous Buy it only if you like the design
Ive owned quite a few Polar heart rate monitors and can say from a training respective this HRM as one flaw which is you can't read it very well. The dark screen makes it very difficult to read info ect.... After a workout. When flipping through the various files it is nearly unreadable, from a design perspective it is nice I bought it as it is slim and has a nice retro look. To sum it up it looks good but the dark screen screws it up.
02 August 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous OK but not Great - connection issues with the chest strap
I've owned this for over two years.
My buttons started too fail to respond within four months of use. A quick google turned up that this was a firmware fault with early versions, so off to manufacturer who upgraded firmware and now everything ok.
Looks ok for a training watch.
The weight training feature is basically a waste of time.
The alarm sound is just too quiet in a gym, even on the loudest setting you struggle to hear it.This is particularly annoying if you use the weight training feature as you now have to look at the watch to tell when you are supposedly rested enough to start your next set.
This is my third polar and i seem to have connection issue with all of them. sometimes it detects your HR, sometimes it doesn't. wetting the back of strap or using gel doesn't make much difference. All too often when i'm on the crosstrainer, my HR suddenly displays zero, the signal seems to cut in and out.
I have also found that when you change the battery, it never seems to connect as well as it did when new. I have a Garmin heart monitor as well and find that strap connects every time without fail. Garmin seem way ahead in that respect.
On the Plus side, the service by Polar is very good.
After three Polar watches, i just find the Garmin much more reliable. I'm sticking to Garmin from now on.
25 April 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Not the most rugged of watches.
Apart from that. A faultless heart rate monitor.
More functions than i actually need and pricey compared to the competion. otherwise a 5* product
23 September 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Cool item for best price
If you looking for a partner for your healthy life, this watch is what you need.
25 April 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Pretty Good
Not a bad Heart Rate Monitor watch here folks. It looks very nice, and functions well, but to up-load your results to your PC, you need internet connection. Also, the LED can be very difficult to read now and then, and it could be a little more rugged, this thing looks and feels way to delicate for the BMX, Mountain riding I do, its fine on the Road bike, Polar are nearly there to the ultimate watch, should take a leaf out of Timex from their Iron Man series of watches. Cheers
07 August 2009