Overview

Creates a training program based on your personal goals and sets new weekly training targets

Gives feedback on the effect of your training

The Polar Fitness test measures your aerobic fitness at rest and tells you your progress

Suitable for swimming

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  • FT60
  • FT60
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Features

  • Body measurement features
    • Manual target zone – bpm / %

      Manual target zone – bpm / %

      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 Fitness Test

      Polar Fitness Test

      Polar Fitness Test measures your aerobic fitness at rest in just five minutes. The result, Polar OwnIndex, evaluates your maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max). With the Polar Fitness Test you can measure your aerobic fitness by yourself, automatically and without any exertion. All you need is your training computer. The Polar Fitness Test is as accurate in predicting the VO2max as any sub maximal fitness test. The test is based on heart rate and heart rate variability at rest and personal information.

    • 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® – calorie expenditure with fat percentage

      Polar OwnCal® – calorie expenditure with fat percentage

      Polar OwnCal calculates the number of kilocalories expended during training. This feature allows you to follow the kilocalories expended during one training session and cumulative kilocalories expended during several training sessions. Some Polar products also estimate the fat-burning percentage (fat% on display), that is, kilocalories expended from fat during a workout which is expressed as a percentage of the total kilocalories burned.

    • HR-based target zones with visual and audible alarm

      HR-based target zones with visual and audible alarm

      You can define your target zones for a training session based on heart rate to help define the right intensity. When you are out of the preset zones, the training computer will give a visual and audible alarm.

    • Average and maximum heart rate of training
    • Automatic age-based target zone – bpm / %

      Automatic age-based target zone – bpm / %

      To help you train safely and effectively, the training computer determines your heart rate target zone limits automatically according to your age-based maximum heart rate (220 minus age). The limits are determined either in beats per minute (bpm), as a percentage (%) of your maximum heart rate, or as a heart rate reserve (% HRR). See also Maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) and Manual target zone.

    • 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.

    • Polar STAR Training Program

      Polar STAR Training Program

      The adaptive and personalized Polar STAR Training Program helps you reach your training targets. The training program gives you weekly targets, including intensity and duration, for your training. The Polar STAR Training Program is based on your fitness level, activity level, training goal and personal information (weight, height, age and sex).

    • Polar OwnZone® – personal heart rate zone

      Polar OwnZone® – personal heart rate zone

      Polar OwnZone® determines your personal heart rate limits for a training session. Depending on the day and time, your physical state may vary, for instance, if you are stressed or tired, or if you are not fully recovered from your latest training session, Polar can determine that information from your heart rate and guide you to your ideal training zone for that moment.

  • 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) – 100
    • 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
  • G1 GPS sensor features
    • Speed/Pace – current, average and maximum

      Speed/Pace – current, average and maximum

      Speed (km/h or mi/h) is measured with GPS, footpod, stride sensor or cycling speed sensor. Pace (expressed as min/km or min/mile) stands for the rate of speed. Pace is usually used in running. By setting a target pace, you can follow how fast you need to run in order to reach a certain distance in a predefined time.

    • Distance – training and total

      Distance – training and total

      Distance (km, mi) can be set and measured in several ways. Training distance tells you the distance traveled during a training session. Trip distance tells you the distance from the latest trip reset. Lap distance tells you the distance of one lap. Total distance is the distance accumulated since the last reset. Odometer tells you the cumulative distance which you cannot reset.

  • S1 footpod features
    • Speed/Pace – current, average and maximum

      Speed/Pace – current, average and maximum

      Speed (km/h or mi/h) is measured with GPS, footpod, stride sensor or cycling speed sensor. Pace (expressed as min/km or min/mile) stands for the rate of speed. Pace is usually used in running. By setting a target pace, you can follow how fast you need to run in order to reach a certain distance in a predefined time.

    • Distance – training and total

      Distance – training and total

      Distance (km, mi) can be set and measured in several ways. Training distance tells you the distance traveled during a training session. Trip distance tells you the distance from the latest trip reset. Lap distance tells you the distance of one lap. Total distance is the distance accumulated since the last reset. Odometer tells you the cumulative distance which you cannot reset.

  • 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, 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

FT60 is rated 2.6765 out of 5 by 34.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I bought this watch 3 weeks ago as an early Christmas present for myself and I am so disappointed with it. The heart rate monitor will not pick up my heart rate unless the watch is placed with in a couple of inches of the heart rate strap/sensor. I have tried all the tips on the support forums; making sure the straps are wet enough, tight enough, made sure there are no other electronics close by causing electrical interference. I have had no luck at all! There is no point to even using it if I have to keep my arm beside my chest to get a heart rate. I was so excited about this watch and it quickly turned in to frustration and disappointed......
Date published: 2014-12-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I must agree with others After reading the reviews I realize it is not me. I have had problems from day one with my FT60. It looks great but operates when it wants to. I also have the FT7 which I love. It is simply. Every now and then it picks up someone else's very high heart rate sometimes at the beginning and during my workout. This Causes me to have a different workout result. The FT7 could do for a better look but overall I love my FT7. I believe I wasted my money on the FT60 because of the issues. I know about moistening the band. In the middle of a workout it just stops. Driving home from the gym it stops, not transmitting. Help!
Date published: 2015-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I got this two months ago after using the Polar M52 for the past 10-12 years. This unit sets weekly training goals for you based on your measured OwnFitness level and your goal (lose fat, increase fitness, or extreme fitness). It measures your 3 zones for you (fat burn, fitness, extreme fitness) and then monitors your workout, displaying the session time in each zone and accumulated percentage of your weekly goal achieved. Monday morning when you wake up there will be a trophy on your watch face if you achieved your goals, and there will be a new weekly goal set up for you. How sweet is that? This is a great tool that helps me stay motivated to keep improving my fitness without over-working or under-working my heart.
Date published: 2014-02-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Price a bit misleading As a general fitness tracker this is great. It's a polar, it works. However, trying to use the iPhone/Android app isn't possible with 'what's in the box'. The heart rate monitor you receive doesn't have bluetooth, so you will have to upgrade. Also, to use the tracking website you will need to purchase yet another accessory, so in general I don't think the price (after adding all the upgrades) is worth it, when you consider the other options out there that come with everything bundled in one, upfront price.
Date published: 2014-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I could say a lot more... Last christmas, I bought the FT60 for myself and one for my sister and then the RS300x for my boyfriend. We were all trying to workout consistently and I wanted to help us in the journey. These watches have been GREAT! My sister and I love ours and haven't had any problems. I've only probably had the sensor stop responding once or twice and it was because of the positioning. Once I corrected it, it was fine. I'm not sure what everyone else is talking about. My boyfriend does have more of an issue with his strap and I wish it adjusted better. I think I'm just gonna buy him one of the new straps which will hopefully help.
Date published: 2014-12-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Works great...till the battery dies This is my second FT60; each one has lasted just under a year. As soon as one battery or the other dies, the fight begins. Several tries to get the chest strap just right so I don't have a 00 heart rate. Workout starts and I'm agitated. Then a 15 min in I'll have a 205 heart rate and the chest strap gets adjusted again. This happens a couple times during each workout, even with 2 new batteries. With the first watch, I had 2 chest straps and 3 sensors before the watch flatscreened. For the money spent, I shouldn't have to keep replacing parts.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from when this watch works, it works great. tells me my heart rate and my burned calories, which is the sole reason that I bought this watch. however, it hardly EVER works. half way through my workouts almost every single time it stops reading my heart rate completely. I reapply moisture and retry it only for the same exact thing to happen yet again. it is probably one of the most irritating things since I rely on this watch to tell me my workout progress. I'm incredibly disappointed that I spent so much money on a product that fails at doing its job. everyone that asks about my watch I tell them to never EVER buy one until this company can produce a correctly working product. I'm only giving it a star because I have to give it one.
Date published: 2014-10-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed in the FT60. I purchased this a year ago and initially was very pleased with the product until the watch kept losing the signal from heart rate monitor. I contacted Polar and they gave me a tip which worked for about a month, but then the heart rate sensor kept malfunctioning so I purchased new batteries and the same thing keeps happening. This product is way too expensive to work so inconsistently, as a fitness instructor I rely on this product and it has completely let me down.
Date published: 2014-11-11
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