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 3.425 out of 5 by 40.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product, Highly Recommend! I used my FT7 Everyday for 4 years. I have used and abused my PolaFT7 and it still works great, I believe it is the most accurate training device I have used and I trust it.
Date published: 2016-03-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice Monitor Wrong Date I just received my FT7, so far I like it and will try out the heart rate monitor tonight. I did notice after setting the date it is displaying the incorrect day of the week, even after double checking I had set it correctly. Not programmed for 2016 leap year?
Date published: 2016-03-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed This was my second FT7; I returned it after 2 frustrating attempted tries. I was getting the old ‘check heart rate transmitter’ message. The fabric chest strap on my first FT7 did the same thing despite following all maintenance directions to the letter. It did work well using my old T31 chest strap for about 1½ years before the watch died after having the battery replaced and several unsuccessful attempted to resuscitate it. My older Polar heart rate monitor with the T31 chest strap worked just fine and lasted about 4 years of continuous use until it died. It owed me nothing. I did not hesitate to buy your FT7 after my first heart rate monitor died but I have experienced nothing but misery and disappointment since. Can’t you guys go back to what worked?
Date published: 2016-02-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 2nd one wasn't a charm I'm extremely active at the gym. This is my 2nd HR Monitor and it's reading the same error message as the first one. Works for a few months then the shenanigans start. Error reads "Check heart rate transmitter!" So freaking annoying! Heart conditions are hereditary and my family So I need to have a HR Monitor that works!! spend most of my workout time messing around with this. Wet strap/clean strap/changed battery/removed battery for 10 min hoping it would reset. NEVER purchasing another again . Ugh!!
Date published: 2016-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So easy to use! I have used this watch for years and have LOVED it! I would be sure to change the battery once a year in the watch and the part that clips onto the strap and replace the material/strap ($14) every 8 months. Never had a single problem and I work out HARD. I loved at the end of the week being able to see my calories burned for the week and then start over. I am upgrading to the A300 (I'm returning my Surge) to try out the sleep info and all that and giving my daughter my FT7. It has been THE BEST watch I have used and am a tad sad to pass it on. BUT excited to try my new one.... In SUPER CUTE PINK!!!!!!
Date published: 2016-01-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Might be good, can't use it since I can't read it. Attached should be a picture of a new Polar FT7 (red/black) with the 'cool' white-on-black display [this review is specific to that model]. If you look really hard you can make out the numbers on the face. You will not want to be looking that hard during any sort of activity. Either side of the unit are an older Polar receiver and some printed material for reference, showing that there is plenty of ambient light. (note that the old unit is also showing a low battery signal, and is still driving the display at several times the contrast).
Date published: 2015-12-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor wrist strap with no easy replacement Another example of planned obsolescence. Everything is great except the band broke and the only replacement I could find is on the polar site in Australia. This is the thired polar watch/monitor that our family owns...and the last. If they cannot make it easy to order replacement parts, then I guess I do not want anymore of their products.
Date published: 2015-11-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Battery life is terrible I bought the unit in February and the battery is dead in October. Don't waste your money on getting the data transfer unit, because Polar website doesn't give you much information.
Date published: 2015-10-30
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