Overview

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

Suitable for swimming

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Features

  • Body measurement features
    • Manual target zone – bpm (upper limit)

      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 EnergyPointer

      Polar EnergyPointer

      EnergyPointer 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 transmission

      Polar OwnCode® (5kHz) – coded transmission

      Coded 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 calories

      Polar OwnCal ® - Smart calories

      The 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 – 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.

  • Training features
    • HeartTouch – button-free operation of wrist unit

      HeartTouch – button-free operation of wrist unit

      When 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 indicator

      Graphical target zone indicator

      This 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.

    • ZonePointer
    • ZoneLock

      ZoneLock

      ZoneLock 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.

  • Recording features
    • Totals

      Totals

      Totals includes your training data starting from the last reset enabling you to follow your long-term training.

    • Training files (with summaries) – 99
    • Weekly history

      Weekly history

      Weekly history gathers your weekly training data. By selecting a week, you can review your training data for the week.

  • Polarpersonaltrainer.com features
    • Training Load

      Training Load

      This 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 diary

      Training diary

      Diary 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 programs

      Training programs

      The 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
  • Data transfer
    • Compatible with PC via Polar FlowLink
    • Compatible with Mac (Intel-based) via Polar FlowLink
    • Compatible with polarpersonaltrainer.com via Polar FlowLink
  • Watch features
    • Backlight
    • Date and weekday indicator
    • Display text in English, German, Finnish, Swedish, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian
    • Dual time zone
    • Button lock

      Button lock

      By activating button lock, training computer buttons are locked, and accidental presses do not cause problems, for instance, during training.

    • Low battery indicator
    • Time of day (12/24h) with alarm and snooze
    • User replaceable battery
    • Water resistant – 30m

In the box

Reviews

FT7 is rated 3.7241 out of 5 by 29.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Loved the watch I loved my watch, it gave me the information I needed about my workouts and motivated me to continue. I never took it in water and only wore when I worked out. The only downfall is that the watch didn't last long. After less than a year the battery died. I tried buying replacement batteries at the store and they'd drain in less than 3 days. I even took it to a jeweler for a better battery and it still died in less than 3 days. I don't know if my watch just so happened to be faulty or if this is common. I'm about to make another purchase but I can't decide if I should go with another FT7 or just switch to a fitbit or other tracker/watch.
Date published: 2014-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shop Around! I love this watch! I had been using a Nike Fuelband for months, but I felt as though I wasn't getting much out of it. I really wanted something to track my heart rate. This watch is perfect, and it's not as difficult to figure out as I thought it would be. Just the right amount of features, so it's worth the money, but I don't feel like it does too much to the point of being almost excessive. A hint though: I almost purchased this item from this site. $120 didn't seem like a bad price. Until I went to check out, and suddenly there's an additional $10 for taxes, and another $10 for shipping. Suddenly, the watch is up to $140, which seems a little steep. I decided to shop around and found this item on Best Buy's site, ON SALE for $77, with free in-store pick up. The tax only put it up to $81. I ended up getting the same watch for $60 less, and I got it the next day instead of having to wait 5-7 business days. Just shop around; there are some great deals out there if you take the time to look!
Date published: 2014-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from freaking awesome! I love this! ACTUAL calorie count and heart rate monitor!! I tried a few others, only to find out they were only jazzed up pedometers, what a joke! If your a fitness junkie like me you'll appreciate heads up heart rate and calories burned at the push of a button! Very simple and easy to use! A friend of mine has one as well and we work out together, legitimate counts as far as we've tested. My workouts are generally around a 3500 cal burns and this thing doesn't miss a beat! I even wear it while sparring! It's taken a few hits (literally & figuratively) and has tested true! Don't waste your money on these over priced step counters, get the real deal and workout like you want it!
Date published: 2014-07-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed I am very disappointed in the lack of features in this watch/monitor. Things I took for granted, like a stop watch, alarm, and even time in seconds are missing. You can't really set the max. heart rate, only the percentage of max. based on your age. And the displays are very limited - can't display heart rate and elapsed time simultaneously. For $120 I expected much more in a heart rate monitor. Also, the band is very stiff and can't be replaced with a different one - eventually it will break and I'll need to replace the whole thing (planned obsolescence).
Date published: 2014-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great information I bought this a few weeks ago when I started a Cross Fit workout class. I like the information it gives me with calories burned and max and average heartrate durning my workout. I am not sure how accurate the calories burned are, but at least it gives me an idea of how hard I am working. So far I am pleased with the FT7
Date published: 2014-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cant work out without it! Bought my FT7 almost a year ago and honestly, I can't workout without it now! I feel like the calorie burn is very accurate and have had no issues with it! I still need to try it out in the water, but for someone that wants to lose weight and get fit this is a perfect buy. Its not so expensive like the rest but is more than enough. I have to admit I am tempted to buy the FT60 now due to the new training features but honestly the FT7 motivates you enough! if you haven't burned 500 calories in one work out, don't stop till you see those numbers!
Date published: 2014-05-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good watch, lousy software Been using my FT7 for about a month. Chestband and watch both work well, although watch is difficult to read under poor lighting conditions. Very minor complaint for an otherwise good product. Also bought the FlowLink device to upload my workout info for further analysis using the PolarPersonalTrainer web-based software. Here is where things really fall apart. The upload works fine, but the workout analysis is simplistic, only minimally helpful, and not at all controllable by the user. Example 1: IMO being able to chart your workout HR vs. time in a simple X-Y line graph would be the most useful thing ever. Although the PolarPersonalTrainer software provides a blank chart and workout comparison feature, it us not usable with an FT7. Example 2: Workout Zones. Polar conveniently only allows 2 with the FT7, FatBurn and Fitness. The software implies you can add more and customize them, but not with the FT7. Just for fun, the border between the two zones you do get moves around, regardless of what you set it at either on the watch or on the web site. Example 3: They only give max, min, and average HR, and time in each zone. Weak. Example 4: No export of HR data to a .csv file or anything, so users are stuck using their proprietary-but-lousy software. In summary: good watch, good HR detector, terrible analysis software.
Date published: 2015-01-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Check Heart Rate Monitor Purchased FT4 and while working out I would see that the display screen displays check heart rate transmitter. I would have to continuously restart my session. I finally got fed up and returned two FT4's because of this. Then the store felt bad and offered me a upgrade to a FT7 at a discounted rate. Initially it was fine. However, I begin to get the same display "Check heart rate transmitter." I later found that I am not the only one having this issue. Not sure why this is happening, but these watches are too expensive to encounter this issue. It also interrupts my workouts!
Date published: 2015-02-22
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