At a glance
For those who want to know if they’re improving their fitness or burning fat.
- The EnergyPointer tells you if the main effect of your training is fitness improvement or fat burning
- Displays calories burned
- Comes with comfortable fabric transmitter and coded heart rate transmission to avoid cross-talk
›Smart Coaching Features
Gives you clear guidance on how to get into shape faster.
Lets you know exactly how many calories you’ve burned.
Helps you find the perfect balance between rest and training.
› DemoView demo
This brief video focuses on the unique Polar EneryPointer feature, an exclusive technology found only in Polar heart rate monitors.
› FT7 Smart Coaching Features
Gives you clear guidance on how to get into shape faster.
If you want to improve your fitness or burn fat, EnergyPointer is an easy-to-use feature that visually shows you what the main effect of your training is so that you can focus on what you want to achieve.EnergyPointer
Lets you know exactly how many calories you’ve burned.
OwnCal is the most accurate calorie counter on the market. It calculates the number of calories expended during a training session based on your weight, height, age, gender, your individual maximum heart rate (HRmax) and how hard you’re training.FlowLink® Product support
Helps you find the perfect balance between rest and training.
Training Load helps you to find the perfect balance between rest and training. Find out your training load status at polarpersonaltrainer.com. It shows you at a glance your daily cumulative training load and advises if and when rest days are needed and when it’s best to train harder in order to maintain your performance improvement.
- Manual target zone – bpm (upper limit)This feature enables you to define the target zone as you want and is suitable for your training. You can set the target zone for your training as beats per minute (bpm), as a percentage of your maximum heart rate, or as a percentage of your heart rate reserve (HRR%).
- HRmax (user set)
- Polar EnergyPointerEnergyPointer is an easy-to-use feature which tells you during a training session if the main effect of your training is fat burning or fitness improvement. EnergyPointer visually indicates the center point between these two training effects, so when you are below that point, you are improving fat burning, and above that point, you are improving your aerobic fitness.
- Polar OwnCode® (5kHz) – coded transmissionCoded heart rate transmission automatically locks in a code to transmit your heart rate to the training computer. The training computer picks up your heart rate from your transmitter only. Coding prevents interference from other training computers.
- Polar OwnCal ® - Smart caloriesThe most accurate calorie counter on the market calculates the number of calories burned. Calculation is based on your individual data: your weight, height, age, gender and the intensity of physical activity. Smart Calories are available in heart rate monitors and activity trackers.
- Average and maximum heart rate of training
- Heart rate – bpm / %Heart rate is the measurement of the work your heart does. Heart rate can be expressed as the number of beats per minute (bpm) or as a percentage (%) of your maximum heart rate.
- TotalsTotals includes your training data starting from the last reset enabling you to follow your long-term training.
- Training files (with summaries) – 99
- Weekly historyWeekly history gathers your weekly training data. By selecting a week, you can review your training data for the week.
- HeartTouch – button-free operation of wrist unitWhen HeartTouch is on, different training information during training can be accessed without pressing buttons, for instance, when gloves make pressing buttons difficult, by bringing your training computer close to your transmitter.
- Graphical target zone indicatorThis feature points out graphically on the display the zone you are in during a training session helping you to stay on the desired intensity zone.
- ZoneLockZoneLock feature helps you to accumulate certain intensity. You can either lock a zone before a training session or during it by pressing a button when you are on the desired zone.
- Training LoadThis feature is available in Polar software. When you transfer training results from your training computer to polarpersonaltrainer.com, you can follow your training load and recovery in the training diary. Continuous monitoring of training load and recovery will help you recognize personal limits, avoid over- or undertraining, and adjust training intensity and duration according to your daily and weekly targets.
- Training diaryDiary is available in Polar software. When you transfer training results from your training computer to your Diary, you can easily follow up your training as well as plan your future training sessions. You can choose to see your training sessions in a Month or Week view, along with a Month or Week summary.
- Training programsThe polarpersonaltrainer.com web service offers training programs for running, cycling, outdoor sports, and general fitness, for instance. The training program creates training targets which appear in your Diary. You can customize the program according your current fitness level.
- Training analyzing
- Compatible with PC via Polar FlowLink
- Compatible with Mac (Intel-based) via Polar FlowLink
- Compatible with polarpersonaltrainer.com via Polar FlowLink
- Date and weekday indicator
- Display text in English, German, Finnish, Swedish, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian
- Dual time zone
- Button Lock
- Low battery indicator
- Time of day (12/24h) with alarm and snooze
- User replaceable battery
- Water resistant – 30m
›Just bought my Polar FT7 -F. Kho
I just bought my Polar FT7 a few days back and i just simply love it. It helps keep myself in consistent pace as i do my afternoon jogs. I really had trouble with my pace since i really can't tell whether i'm over or under exerting myself when i'm running. When i used my FT7 for the first time i was able to keep myself going and stayed consistent from start to finish and i was amazed how i didn't feel any of the discomforts that used to have when i usually ran.
›Made a HUGE difference -L. Huerta
I've lost 50lbs since I began to workout at a women's fitness camp (Chicago Women's Fitness Camp led by Michelle Rossfeld). I lost the weight in about 9months through a change in diet and exercise and went from a size 14 to a size 4! (I have pictures if you'd like to see the before and after) I got my FT7 about 3 months in to my working out and it honestly made a HUGE difference. I started tracking my calories burned online as well as the calories I was consuming and it allowed me to make healthier choices. Plus its awesome to see that i burned 400-600 calories / workout. It motivated me even more to work harder to try to beat the prior day's calorie burn. I love my Polar watch especially because the treadmills at my building use Polar technology so I can just use my strap and see my heart rate/cal burn without having to wear my watch.
›Polar keeps me honest and more focused -J. Scholl
I've always trained but lately there have been times when I've slacked and believed I was training with the same conssistant intensity. The Polar keeps me honest and more focused.
›Reaching my cardiac level goals -D. MacKeen
I think of my unit as a heart monitor. I bought it while participating in post surgery rehab and use it regularly to insure that I am not only reaching my cardiac level goals but not exceeding them. It is both motivating and comforting to know that I am working in the range established by my cardiologist.
›It is the best training tool I could ever have -N. Zoller
I've lost about 100 pounds in the last 1-1/2 year but hit a plateau and then started gaining some weight back. Frustrated, I needed new motivation. I'm a very visual person and have to "see" my progress so that I have constant reinforcement and I thought having a new monitor might help me get back on track. I bought the FT7 after checking out every product available and being unable to afford another company’s product (which I really thought I wanted!). I thought I'd wear the HRM until I had extra cash and then would switch. I was wrong about the other company’s product! I love my FT7. It tells me everything I need to know. I use it when I walk around my office complex on breaks during the day, I use it when I walk the dog. I use it at the gym. I monitor my activity level going up and down the stairs! I'm finding that for my health, watching my heart rate is as important as monitoring the calorie burn (also important) -- especially when I have a lot of weight left to lose. This last weekend, I walked my first 5K ever and was amazed that I was able to do it. Before I began my quest to get healthy again, I couldn't walk much farther than to my car from the house. As I walked the course, I checked my monitor constantly to get an idea of my effort level. I've found that since I've been exercising again, I have to work harder to get my heart rate high! I also find that using the monitor keeps me honest. Sometimes when I think I'm killing myself with effort, I'm lying to myself and need to work harder. I also use a pedometer when I walk (because I'm a little obsessive) but could not manage without my HRM. It is the best training tool I could ever have in my arsenol of workout equipment. Not only does it help me track my progress, it acts as an anchor. When I see it on my wrist, I'm reminded of my journey to get healthy. I know my story isn't amazing or motivating or prize-worthy, but I wanted to let you know that it is truly amazing for me to be able to "see" myself getting healthy again with my HRM after 15+ years of inactivity and weight gain. (I can't wait to buy a transmittor so that I can begin uploading my data to my computer.) I'm 55 now and acting like I'm 35! My goal is to run a 10K this time next year. P.S. The group of women I walked with in the 5K had a discussion about our heart rate monitors. All but one of us had Polar. The other one is planning to buy one!
›The FT7 has motivated me so much -P. Thomas
The FT7 has motivated me so much. I can see the progress I have made which motivates me to keep going. Sometimes when I would normally quit running, I see how many calories I have lost and I will push to go a little further to burn a few more calories. I play alot of mind games with myself using the watch!! It has taught me what how to listen to my body and breathing during exercise. Even if I don't have it on, I can now tell how hard I'm working and at what level based on my breathing. It is awesome!
›A more fit parent -R. Sokolowski
Not a long story. We recently welcomed a brand new baby daughter to our family. In order to be the best father possible and be able to keep up with her during her life, I really needed to become a more fit parent. With that I can have more energy to play longer without being winded or tired, thus providing a good and healthy upbringing for her. I cannot preach good health and exercise without practicing it myself.
›Helped me lose weight smarter and faster -J. Moore
Ever since I started using my FT7 and starting learning how many calories I was burning during my workouts I better understood how much I was taking in compared to how much I was burning. This helped me lose weight smarter and faster.
›I lost 16 pounds in 4 months -R. Wagner
I can think of nothing more on point than weight loss. I have worked out for years, but my weight remained constant and in fact ocassionaly slightly increased coincidnet with the seasons. A trainer told me about Polar and stressed the value of keeping my heart rate in the fat burning zone. I took his advice, bought a FT7 and with no changes in diet or workout schedule, I lost 16 pounds in 4 months. I call that success.
›Increased my energy and boosted my self confidence -D. Russell
11 Mos. ago I was at an all time personal low. I was depressed, had been unemployed for over a year, and was in the worst shape of my life. I had not worked out in 2 years. With the little money I had, I joined a gym, borrowed my Stepdad's Polar monitor, and began working out again. I view training without a monitor as serious as flying a plane with no instruments. It's critical to me to train intelligently. If I don't know how I'm performing, how can I be sure I'm going to get results? Using the monitor I began a blended program of resistance training and cardio staying in my target heart rate zone. After two months of working out nearly everyday, I was approached by the gym manager, who offered me a job! Over the past year I have continued to make gains. I returned the borrowed Polar monitor and bought an F7. I began attending spinning classes 4-5 times a week. My cardiovascular health is tremendous now. I have been able to loose 15 pounds, reduce my bodyfat 5% and keep it off. Losing all that weight increased my energy and boosted my self confidence. Eventually I was able to get back into my career of Project Management. My body and life has been transformed. "Intelligent training" produced the results that are the foundation for my new found happiness!
›Keeps me focused -B. Smith
I use the calories burned during my training/exercise session to keep me focused. I actually burned 789 calories during one particularly intense session. Keeping tabs on calories I burn during my sessions allows me to consider a more or less intense selection of equipments depending on my goals at the time.
›Proudly wore my Monokini -D. Szeplaki
Every year my group of friends from all over the United States get together and we head to Key West for a Girls' Week-end Away. By "girls", I mean mommies!! None of us wanted to go as the "Fat Girl" at the beach so we have to get in shape to wear our swimsuits. Over the summer, I had suffered a miscarriage which left me depressed (although did not know it at the time) and raging hormones which caused me to eat everything in sight. Combining all that with the rainest 3 months in Houston, I was really out of shape. As a teaching tennis pro and an avid tennis player, I keep trim with lots of tennis. With the rain, that meant my main form of exercise was denied me. So I had to find another form of exercise and fast. When January hit and I actually got on the scale. I had gained 25 solid lbs I literally had a panic attack. Visions of me stuffed in a swimsuit like a German sausage was too much. I knew I needed motivation and plenty of it. Having seen a fellow athletic club member wearing the Polar FT7 and how she raved about it, I decided that this was the heart rate monitor I needed. The special features such as water resistance, the calorie expenditure, and the fitness log built into the watch really sold me. I bought the Polar FT7 and the most revealing swimsuit I could find and wear without blushing, THE MONOKINI. I lost 25 lbs in 3 months of sheer hard work and determination. I would get up and put on my heart rate monitor and run 3 miles logging all the info onto my computer. When I played tennis, I wore it just to keep track of my workout time and more important calories expended. I then could figure out how much I could eat and build a sensible eating plan around it. Without the Polar FT7, I never would have made my goal. In Key West, at the age of 44, I achieved my goal of losing weight, getting fit and ... I proudly wore my Monokini.
›Very helpful in adjusting my exercise plan -N. Dieffenbach
The FT7 monitor tells me which part of my gym workout results in fat loss and how much results in fitness loss. This has been very helpful in adjusting my exercise plan on a daily basis to get kind of the training I need to achieve my individual fitness goals.
I had my old Polar HR monitor for 13 years. Replaced the battery at least 3 times. This time the transmitter went out (watch still working fine) and I decided to upgrade to the FT7 for the Wear Link and the coded transmissions (as well as the ability to change the batteries myself) because I would run into cross-talk problems occasionally.
Today was the first day with the monitor and these are my first impressions:
1) Ability to keep 10 workouts in the watch.
2) Ability to disconnect the Wear Link to prolong battery life (and wash the strap).
3) Self-service battery replacement
4) Coded Transmission
5) Does everything my old HR monitor did plus more.
1) The strap has a little hook with a small loop on the other side. It is a little hard to "hook them together". My old T31 transmitter MUCH easier.
2) The FT7 does not display HR and Calories burned in the same "window" or view". I have to switch between. Not a huge deal when on a machine as I can monitor HR on the machine and just leave the window for HR in view. But when doing crossfit will need to to switch between the two.
I just replaced my F7 with the FT7. I love that the watch is
lighter and the strap has better conduction. From the instant I put on the
strap, my heart rate was picked up. My former strap, I would have to use
warm/hot water to get it to pick up. Love that the total time is broken down
As for the transfer device, how cool is that. No more hearing the "ticking" noise as it transmits through the microphone (and trying numerous times before it finally goes through).
I love the Polarpersonaltrainer site and was very happy that the upgrade in watch/system didn't make me start all over with my calendar, it just gives me more data.
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