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 3.4 out of 5 by 46.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Delighted so far Very happy it worked immediately without a lot of reading. Can read but prefer results. I am 65 and an avid fair weather cyclist. Wearing now and will be going to gym today to see if it works with a "Keiser" exercise bike. Going to try training smarter this year to see if I can generate greater speed.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Buy At first I wasn't getting good reading till midway through my workout, then I realized I just needed to run the sensor under some warm water before attaching it. Needless to say my reading became accurate from start to finish. Couldn't be happier with this purchase
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not Worth the Trouble Feature-wise, it's exactly what I need and expected. But it's a worthless product as many times it will not pick up your heart rate, even when using a quality gel (or good old saliva). It's extremely frustrating. My sensor finally quit working after 2 years, and I was disappointed to find a replacement very pricey. I switched to using my wife's identical sensor, and it has the same problems mine had. Once you're pouring in sweat mid-workout, the sensor seems to work fine. But using in a light workout or during warmup periods, it's terribly frustrating to not get a good, consistent heart rate reading. I'm soured on Polar after this purchase and will be looking elsewhere for my next monitor. I wanted to give 2 stars, but after reflecting on it, and since I cannot recommend this product, it's a 1-star rating.
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Fine when it works but doesn't last I used the FT7 daily for about 8 months before I no longer got a heart rate reading on the watch. I cleaned the straps and replaced the battery in the transmitter, but this didn't solve the problem. Never swam with the monitor or anything else that should have adversely affected performance. Thinking perhaps the strap was the issue and it was beyond cleaning to fix, I ordered a new strap online, but even the new strap didn't fix the problem. The watch still works fine so now I have a $100 watch. Fortunately I think this is still under warranty so trying to work with Polar to see about a replacement.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! I've been using this heart rate monitor for 3 years and it's always been great. It's important that you wet the black strap before you put it on your chest or pour some water down your chest so the impulses can be detected easier. Will buy again!
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Heart Rate Miniaturizes Randomly No where on Polar's website and instruction manual does it have directions to enlarge the heart rate display which randomly miniaturized and I have wasted 1.5 hours scouring the net for this. There are many competitors out there which I may consider instead of Polar.
Date published: 2016-10-09
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
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